Samode Safari Lodge – Colonial Atmosphere


Samode Safari Lodge
Umaria, Madhya Pradesh


This one is not colonial, indeed, but I guess the Maharajahs of the great old time would have loved it!

Come and experience the Indian jungle in one of the few places in the world where you can still see wild Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.

Samode Safari Lodge blend into the nearby village style, offering an elegant retreat to discover the The Bandhavgarh National Park, land of The tiger.

The main lounge is the heart of the lodge. Built on the first floor of the main building, it is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. With a wooden floor, two large burning fireplaces and great views, the lounge opens onto a large wooden open air deck which overlooks the property. Read in a cosy corner, sunbathe on the deck or just nurse your drink while staring at the fire; the lounge will help you relax after the safari.

Below the main lounge, on the ground floor of the main lodge building lies the pool room which also houses a well-stocked library.



Samode Safari Lodge has a dozen of private villas (all identical) strung around the main lodge building. Each villa has an elegant living area with a spacious lounge, a bedroom with a modern en-suite bath, a dressing area, a unique open-air bath court and a private veranda with a view.

Dining is an indulgent treat and a daily surprise – different menu, different venue – either indoors or alfresco. 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 villa. Exciting cuisine and excellent wines await you.
The picnics are a special treat – be prepared for thoughtful service under the sky and the trees – the very air adding flavour to your food.

Outdoor swimming pool, well-equipped gym, jogging trail along the trails near the lodge, nature walks, cycling, visiting the village of Mardari.
The spa is well equipped.
Bandhavgarh National Park, one of the largest in Northern India, was the private hunting reserve of the Maharajas. Thanks to the super guides of the Samode Lodge, you put every chance of crossing a tiger on your side!

Attention, park closed on Wednesday!


Mardari, Post Dhamokhar, Tehsil Manpur, Umaria, Madhya Pradesh 484661

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