What to know before you go:
- Over 400 square kilometers of pristine wilderness with the highest density of tigers in the world
- Stay in one of the 12 independent villas spread across the property
- Dining here is an indulgent treat and a daily surprise
About the property:
The Samode Safari Lodge at the Bandhavgarh National Park is an unique experience cradled in luxury and sophistication. Immensely private and remote samode safari lodge is located in the heart of tiger country, adjacent to the 450 sq kms Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh which has one of the highest density of Tigers in the world. The vegetation is chiefly of sal (shorea robusta), saja, salai,dhobin, long linear grasslands and with dense bamboo thickets. These together provide Bandhavgarh its rich bio-diversity. Bandhavgarh is home to more than 25 species of mammal’s and more than 250 species of birds along with about 80 types of butterflies and a number of reptiles. Key species you are likely to see apart from the tiger are leopards,spotted deer,sambhar,nilgai,wild pigs, gaur,sloth bear, jungle cat,black faced langoor,rhesus macaque, jackal and chinkara.Enjoy gourmet dining at the main restaurant, barbecues around a campfire, a table set for you out in the bushes, long lazy poolside meals, or romantic dining in the privacy of your own chalet. Exciting cuisine and excellent wines await you here. The picnics are a special treat under the sky and the trees. Expert naturalists at the lodge, knowers of the secrets of the 450sq. km. park will guide you to its wildlife wealth. The park boasts the highest density of tigers in the world, and is best seen while on a jeep safari, or, whenever possible, on elephant-back. Besides wildlife excursions and sightseeing tours to ancient temples and nearby villages, there is much to do at the Lodge - a well-stocked library, a recreation room, an art gallery and a swimming pool. A fully-equipped spa will allow you to combine your wildlife experience with the therapeutic benefits of a modern spa.The Samode Safari Lodge is designed around a series of individual chalets. They offer an inspired living space with a spacious lounge, a bedroom with a modern en-suite bath and a dressing area, a unique open-air bath court, a private verandah with striking views of nature in its wildest beauty. All the rooms are luxuriously adorned and their windows embrace the outdoors - all created to include the amazing experience of Bandhavgarh's natural splendour into the surreal sophistication of the living spaces.
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Upto 2 Adults Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Winter season (October 1 – April 15)
Groups ( 5 rooms or more )
Summer Season (April 16 – June 30)
Groups ( 5 rooms or more )
From 1300 hours
Untill 1100 hours
Bandhavgarh is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, right in the middle of India, at a height of about 800 m above sea level. You can fly into Khajuraho or Jabalpur, which are the closest airports. The rest of the journey is by road - 5 and 4 hours respectively. The two closest railway stations are Umaria (30 kms) and Katni (80 kms). There is also an airstrip at Umaria for private charters.