Bandhav Vilas


  • Large, well-equipped villas
  • Twice daily safaris in Bandhavgarh
  • Indulge in a spa treatment
  • Dine by the firepit
  • Nature walks and village visits
  • Cool off in the swimming pool 

Open: Bandhav Vilas is open from October to June each year.

Location: The lodge is in 6 hectares of grounds in the Vindhya Hills, about a 20-minute drive from the Tala entrance of Bandhavgarh National Park. The closest airports are at Jabalpur and Khajuraho, 164 kms and 237 kms away respectively.

Rooms: There are 20 villas, each occupying 92 sqm. They are air conditioned, have a mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, phone, WiFi internet access, hairdryer, and en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and toiletries, and an outdoor shower. Each villa has a private outdoor seating area, and comes with a bicycle. Bathrobes and slippers are provided for every guest. There is 24-hour room service.

Activities: Take morning and afternoon jeep safaris in the 6 zones of Bandhavgarh National Park and Tiger Reserve with an experienced naturalist guide. Elephant-back safaris are offered subject to availability. It is also possible to visit Bandhavgarh Fort. You can go for nature walks with a guide in the lodge's grounds, and cycle or walk to the nearby village.

Facilities: Reception is open 24 hours a day. The lodge has a restaurant, lounge and library-cum-bar. There are courtyards, a pond and a fire pit. Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. There are treatment rooms for massages and meditation, and aromatherapy treatments are available in the privacy of your villa. On some evenings there are performances of local music and dance. The lodge provides a laundry service.

Dining: Meals are served in the restaurant and outside by the fire pit in the evening. Both Indian and international dishes are served. The lodge has a vegetable garden which provides much of the fresh produce.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.

Communication: There is WiFi internet access in communal areas.

Notes: Some guest villas have been adapted to allow disabled access.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

Rooms were of a good size with all that you needed. Staff very efficient and helpful. Wide choice of very good food. Would recommend this lodge to anyone.

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