BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Guest AccommodationEach of the twelve charming suites or kutiyas (jungle village huts) are built in the vernacular style of Central India. Each is accessed through private
courtyards with shaded seating and traditional mud floors. Interiors include wooden shutters, tapered mud coloured walls in lime and earth washes, open rafters with roughly hewn
wooden beams, and handmade pottery roof tiles. Each ensuite bathroom features twin hand basins, indoor shower, bath, and separate w.c. Each kutiya features roll-down mats to keep
out the early morning sun, as well as overhead fans and air conditioning. Guests can also make use of yoga amenities in a basket (complete with instructions), traditional
Indian games of marbles and Chaupad. Kettles of boiling water on chulhas (charcoal burners) are brought out with early morning tea to the kutiyas. Bicycles, parked in the kutiya
courtyards, are an invitation to explore.
Guest AreasGuest areas boast high ceilings, terracotta floor tiles, overhead fans, inviting fireplace, and traditional
sitting areas with window seats. The enormous 600 sq ft veranda runs the length of the building with generous built-in seats for star gazing. The open kitchen welcomes guests
upon arrival – watch butter being churned, Masala being grounded by hand, garden fresh vegetables being chopped using traditional sickles, and Rotis being prepared on a
Chulha. Browse peacefully in the lodge's Safari Shop, idle away the hours in the library, or beat the midday heat in the swimming pool. Guests arriving early or departing late
can freshen up in the Goings & Comings room.