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.