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Bandhav Vilas
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed a few nights at this wonderful resort. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The food is delicious and safe for foreign visitors. And the best part is the staff. They are so friendly and supportive. We really enjoyed our safaris in the Bandhavgarh National Park. We visited Ranthambhore after this, and it wasn't nearly as good.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Our fabulous Easter holidays at Bandhav vilas was such a wonderful getaway. First an excellent resort "Bandhav Vilas" that we choose & to top it all, with some efforts from the GM, "Mr. Manish Sharma", who made it sure that we go back home with beautiful memories of the elusive Tiger in our minds. We were very lucky to see a family of 5 cats with a Tiger show being organised by the forest deptt. The room staff worked like a ghost (we never saw them come in) to keep our rooms spic & span, beds made, baths cleaned, towels changed. With 2 small children, whom the staff kept busy, our holiday was so relaxed. Full marks to the chef for treating us with a different menu each day from lemon baked fish, to some indian delicaies & pasta treats for our little ones.

Amazing is the word that comes to us when we think about our bandhavgarh holiday & would look forward to return asap just to be spoilt by their service & comforts. Thanks all at Bhandav vilas

Room Tip: All rooms are big, quite with huge baths & courtyards .... awesome!!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Arriving at the entrance gate, we had to walk about a 100 meters to the reception and we did not know what to expect.... Once arrived we were overwhelmed by the interior of the reception area, the library and the restaurant. Everything was decorated beautifully with handmade furniture. It all lead us back to the colonial period, very tastefull! They keep the gardens as natural as they can to make you give that real outdoor feeling. Our villa was decorated with the same kolonial furniture and decoration. The bedroom was very large, and the bathroom extremely large with beautifull shower, bath etc. We had a small private sit out at the back and an outdoor shower. Because of the way the hotel area was set up, you feel very private. You can either dine in- or outside but because of the pleasant climate everybody sat out side. Diner was very nice with a buffet to choose various dishes. During our stay we saw no musquitoes so we decided not to take our malaria medication (which had been recommended to us by the Dutch healthcare organization). Compliments for the management, staff and everybody behind the scenes of Bandhav Vilas, you made our stay memorable!

Although they say this is tiger country, we did not see any during our stay (only 2 safari's). Other guests however did see tiger and we did see footprints of adult tigers and cubs. We found wildlife not as varied as in other parks like Ranthambore or the parks in Southern India. Also we did not enjoy the landscape as much as in other national parks, but again maybe we just did not enter the most beautifull section of the park?

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Dutchkenny
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Great 5 nights at Bandhav Vilas.Awesome rooms,very friendly and helpful staff, during our entire stay we have not heard " No" for anything we have asked for.Mr Manish & his team understand hospitality so well that they will make you feel special.
Food is divine, we loved their bonfire dinners in the courtyard. After every meal they checked with us about food.We loved their Biryani, Kathi roll,Roast Chicken & of course Brownie & Ice cream.
Ram Singh is an asset for Bandhav Vilas, he was with us for 4 jungle drives & all the drives with him were thrilling.Amazing knowledge of birds & Tigers. We think for Tiger sightings Bandhavgarh is Best.
Already planning to go back in summers.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Monil_p1967
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Incredible India got even more so with our wonderful stay here. I had booked direct with the hotel with Vijay and Manish. I have to say they were fantastic. They arranged everything for us, from our pick up at the airport in Jabalpur and our safaris. What really makes any place great are the people, and you will go a long way before finding any better than those here, and I mean all the staff. My wife states the food was some of the best she has ever had. As for the rooms you will have no complaints. We visited India last year but missed out on seeing the glorious tiger. Not this time around and Bandhavgarh delivered the promise, it was tigers galore for us. I enjoy our evening chats with Manish and co plus the other guest of the hotel to catch up on everyone’s tiger sightings. I had said to Manish I will tell not only tell my family and friends to visit this place but the world also. Come to Bandhavgarh Vilas, you will not regret it. I cannot promise you will see the tiger in such splendid display as we did, but you will enjoy yourself none the less.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Hi I am Cdr PD Roy..I have just finished a wonderful trip to the tiger's abode..bandhavgarh..The trip was gr8 and what really made it special was the wonderful stay at Bandhav Vilas..an amazing retreat to stay in..Manish is an excellent host...very friendly staff and the resort pretty much caters to the needs on personal basis..Highly recommended for stay..Brilliant effort I must say...

Room Tip: Rooms closer to the poolside ..though the cycles provided are quite helpful
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We stayed at Bandhav Vilas resort in the month of january,The stay was fantastic,the resort was lovely,with huge, luxury rooms,very comfortable & clean. The bathrooms were very spacious & clean too.Every body at Resort took very good care of all of us during our three night stay.the food was suparb & after every meal chef was coming to us & took our feedback.
Safaris were great & during our 4 safaris we saw 4 different tigers,,our safari jeep driver (jagdish) did lot of efforts to show us the tiger.
Do not miss a visit to their nice vegetable garden & farmland , Awsome
Full marks to Bandhav Vilas.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Village Kuchwahi | P O Tala Bandhavgarh Umaria, Bandhavgarh National Park 484661, India
Region: India > Madhya Pradesh > Umaria District > Bandhavgarh National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Bandhavgarh National Park
Price Range: $200 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bandhav Vilas 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled among the picturesque Vindhya hills & the natural beauty of the wilds, Bandhav Vilas is the luxury jungle resort on the edge of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. The resort setting is picture perfect with a dramatic watercourse and sun kissed private sit outs & decks. Charming luxury Villas, contemporary interiors with traditional touches, luxurious bathrooms & private open on sky courtyard are in perfect contrast of the ruggedness of the jungle. ... more   less 
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