Taj Hotels will open a new wilderness lodge next month on 40
acres in the rolling Satpura hills of Madhya Pradesh, offering
luxury safaris in one of central India’s most scenic national
The Mahua Kothi will feature 12 suites or kutiyas (jungle
village huts) newly built on the grounds of the tented camp
formerly known as Churhat Kothi. Each suite accessed through
private courtyards that offer shaded seating, traditional swings
and traditional mud floors - includes wooden shutters, open rafters
with rough-hewn wooden beams, handmade pottery roof tiles, and
katni stone floors set in lime mortar.
All suites also include the comforts of home including an
air-conditioned bedroom and in-suite bath, hand-blended bath
amenities and house robes. Traditional regional fare includes
morning tea delivered on a charcoal burner, picnic lunches and
The original Kothi (homestead) remains as the guest common areas
and has been extensively renovated to include a veranda, library,
Safari Shop, open kitchen and swimming pool.
Lodge-stayers also can enjoy a wilderness safari in the
Bandhavgarh National Park on twice-daily excursions with
naturalists. The park is known for its tigers, leopards, jackals
and jungle cats and features tropical forests as well as woodlands,
rocky hills, and flat valley grasslands. Excursions are offered
from the comfort of a specially designed 4x4 safari vehicle or on
Introductory rates of $600 per person/per night include
accommodations, all scheduled safaris, all meals and beverages
including house wine and spirits, laundry and park fees and taxes.
Rates apply Nov. 1 through April 15.