We stayed at Mahau Kothi for three nights in february 2012. This place is just amazing!!! the kutiyas are stunning, with the most comfortable bed i have ever slept on!! and windows so clean it looks like there isn't any glass there!!! ( i did ask for their secret!). And the staff.....wow...where do i start with the staff!!! at every level, they cannot do enough for you. Our naturalist, Allwyn was incredible, whatever question we fired at him, he had the answer for. We developed an excellent rapport with him during our stay. He,and our tracker were as excited as we were when, after 3 drives with no tiger spottings, we turned the corner on a tiny dirt track, and there lying in the sun was a magnificent male tiger. We were the only jeep for over 15 minutes!! it was a very special moment! and so lovely to see it meant as much to Allwyn as it did to us!!! you can just tell he loves his job so much.
the food too was extreemly good, with our evening dinner being served at a different location within the lodge's grounds every night. It was quite magical to sit with a camp fire, and oil lamps twinkling in the marula tree, everyone excitedly recounting their days adventures, and showing their photo's. our last night we were treated to some local tribal dancing, with everyone being encouraged to join in...including the chef!! Another lovely touch was the flower strewn hot bat that awaited us after our last game drive. what a thoughtful touch!
Mahua Kothi's manager Neel also needs a mention. A place is only as good as it's staff, and Neel clearly leads by example. I have never known of a manager who is willing to get up at 4am to see his guests off!!!
well done to everyone, keep up the excellent work!!
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- Also Known As:
- Mahua Kothi Hotel Bandhavgarh National Park