Samode Safari Lodge

Bandhogarh, Madhya Pradesh, India

What to know before you go:

- Over 400 square kilometers of pristine wilderness with the highest density of tigers in the world

- Stay in one of the 12 independent villas spread across the property

- Dining here is an indulgent treat and a daily surprise

About the property:

The Samode Safari Lodge at the Bandhavgarh National Park is an unique experience cradled in luxury and sophistication. Immensely private and remote samode safari lodge is located in the heart of tiger country, adjacent to the 450 sq kms Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh which has one of the highest density of Tigers in the world. The vegetation is chiefly of sal (shorea robusta), saja, salai,dhobin, long linear grasslands and with dense bamboo thickets. These together provide Bandhavgarh its rich bio-diversity. Bandhavgarh is home to more than 25 species of mammal’s and more than 250 species of birds along with about 80 types of butterflies and a number of reptiles. Key species you are likely to see apart from the tiger are leopards,spotted deer,sambhar,nilgai,wild pigs, gaur,sloth bear, jungle cat,black faced langoor,rhesus macaque, jackal and chinkara.Enjoy gourmet dining at the main restaurant, barbecues around a campfire, a table set for you out in the bushes, long lazy poolside meals, or romantic dining in the privacy of your own chalet. Exciting cuisine and excellent wines await you here. The picnics are a special treat under the sky and the trees. Expert naturalists at the lodge, knowers of the secrets of the 450sq. km. park will guide you to its wildlife wealth. The park boasts the highest density of tigers in the world, and is best seen while on a jeep safari, or, whenever possible, on elephant-back. Besides wildlife excursions and sightseeing tours to ancient temples and nearby villages, there is much to do at the Lodge - a well-stocked library, a recreation room, an art gallery and a swimming pool. A fully-equipped spa will allow you to combine your wildlife experience with the therapeutic benefits of a modern spa.The Samode Safari Lodge is designed around a series of individual chalets. They offer an inspired living space with a spacious lounge, a bedroom with a modern en-suite bath and a dressing area, a unique open-air bath court, a private verandah with striking views of nature in its wildest beauty. All the rooms are luxuriously adorned and their windows embrace the outdoors - all created to include the amazing experience of Bandhavgarh's natural splendour into the surreal sophistication of the living spaces.


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Luxury Cottage Double From 50844/night


  • 1 King Bed
  • Separate Living Room and Bedroom
  • Large Bathroom with Oversized tub, Separate Shower and WC Stall
  • Dressing Area
  • Bathrobes, Hairdryers, luxurious toiletries
  • Private verandah with striking view of nature in its wildest beauty
  • InRoom Safe, Lavazza coffee machine, TV, DVD, iPod Dock
  • 200sqm / 2152.8sqf
  • One extra bed possible with charge

Upto 2 Adults Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


Samode Safari Lodge is not operational in the month of July, August & September.

Room Rates are inclusive of

  • Accommodation
  • Park Fees
  • Laundry
  • Photographic fees (non-professional)
  • Forest Guide Fees
  • All meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer
  • Teas & coffees
  • 2 scheduled safari activities morning and evening (subject to park being operational)
  • Refreshment on game drives
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance for 75 years and below

Cancellation Policy 

Winter season (October 1 – April 15)


  • Deposit date to 46 days prior to arrival 25% of the reservation value
  • 45 days and less 100% of the reservation value

Groups ( 5 rooms or more )

  • 90 to 75 days prior to arrival 25% of the reservation value
  • 75 to 45 days prior to arrival 50% of the reservation value
  • 45 days prior to arrival 100% of the reservation value

Summer Season (April 16 – June 30)


  • 30 days prior to arrival 100% of the reservation value

Groups ( 5 rooms or more )

  • 90 to 75 days prior to arrival 25% of the reservation value
  • 75 to 45 days prior to arrival 50% of the reservation value
  • 45 days prior to arrival 100% of the reservation value


From 1300 hours


Untill 1100 hours

Children & Extra Bed

  • 0-5 year old children would not be allowed for jungle rides
  • 6 – 12 year old children will be allowed for jungle rides only in an exclusive vehicle with the parents.
  • Exclusive jungle rides are possible on an additional supplement/ charge (subject to availability)
  • 0-5 years free of charge (with a baby cot or junior bed)
  • 6-12year 50% of adult rate with an extra bed
  • 13 years & older not permitted to share the room.

Cards accepted at the property

  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • American Express

Bandhavgarh is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, right in the middle of India, at a height of about 800 m above sea level. You can fly into Khajuraho or Jabalpur, which are the closest airports. The rest of the journey is by road - 5 and 4 hours respectively. The two closest railway stations are Umaria (30 kms) and Katni (80 kms). There is also an airstrip at Umaria for private charters.