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Samode Safari Lodge

Samode Safari Lodge is eco-designed, taking its inspiration from the architecture of the colourful neighbouring villages, and blends seamlessly into the country side.

Separate, elegantly furnished and decorated lodges look out onto the wilderness. You are in the heart of India, on the edge of Bandhavgarh National Park, the territory with the highest density of tigers in the world.

These splendid cats and the diverse flora and fauna of the region are explored in specially designed Safari vehicles with knowledgeable and articulate guides. The owners' passion of food has led to the offering of an ever changing menu in different and exciting venues.


12 immaculately designed chalets 12 Private Villas

Ayurveda FacilityAyurveda Facility

Jeep SafariGame Drives

Nature Walks and CyclingNature Walks and Cycling


Located in Mardhari village in Umaria district, this unique safari lodge in Madhya Pradesh is well connected by rail, air, and road. Umaria railway station is a less than an hour's drive. Jabalpur is the nearest airport at 188 km.

Private Villas

Samode Safari Lodge has a necklace of private villas 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 verandah with a view.

Services on Offer

Wildlife jeep safari by highly-trained naturalistsWildlife Safari

Sight-seeing tours to villagesSight-seeing Tours to Villages

Gourmet dining in a campfireBespoke Dining Experiences

Poolside mealsSpa

Private dining in chaletsInfinity Pool

Nature walks and Cycling ToursNature Walks and Cycling Tours

Facilities on Offer

Private Villa

  • Air-conditioning with modern en-suite bathroom, bath tub, separate showers and dressing area.
  • Open air bath court with shower and an oversized tub.
  • Living room with plasma TV and DVD player. iPod dock.
  • In-room safe, bath robes, hair dryer and luxurious toiletries.
  • A private verandah with a view.
  • Lavazza coffee-maker, tea and coffee making machine, mini bar.
  • General

  • A well-stocked bar.
  • A swimming pool and jacuzzi. Children's pool.
  • Internet facility in the library.
  • Snooker table.
  • A well equipped gymnasium.
  • The Samode boutique.
  • Safari

    Tiger Crossing Jeep

    Two game drives every day in the Bandhavgarh National Park - the heart of Tiger country. Samode Safari Lodge takes you on a game drive in its own fleet of customized 4X4 vehicles accompanied by professionally trained guides.

    The morning drive starts at dawn and usually lasts for about 4 hours. The evening drive is shorter - about 3 hours. On prior intimation, exclusive drives and full day drives can also be arranged.


    Food and Beverage

    Dining is an indulgent treat and a daily surprise - a different menu, a 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.

    Food and Beverage Recreational Facilities Recommended For


    Recreational Facilities

    Recreational facilities include a sparkling swimming pool, a state-of-the-art spa, a well-stocked library, a recreation room to relax, and an art gallery for the artistically inclined. Take a dip in the open air swimming pool, work out in the well equipped gymnasium, jog along the trails near the lodge, go for nature walks, cycle, visit Mardhari village.

    Meetings and Events

    Samode Safari Lodge is the ideal venue for exclusive meetings and select, well deserved incentives.

    Elegant and stylish, the lodge has hosted business owners and chief executive officers from across the globe. World-class facilities and unmatched service come together to create Personalised meets, punctuated by elegant banquets and theme dinners.

    A stay at Samode Safari Lodge is immensely rewarding in every sense of the word. The warmth and attention to every small detail in terms of facilities merge with activities to provide a relaxed atmosphere for power meetings amidst picture postcard locales.

    How to get there

    By Air

    The nearest airport to Bandhavgarh is Jabalpur city, which is well connected to major cities of India. Private charters can land near Bandhavgarh National Park, Umaria district at a small air-strip facility. Jabalpur Airport is 199 kms which is a 4-hour 30-minute and has direct flights to and from Delhi and Mumbai. Flight options include Air India, SpiceJet.

    By Train

    Umaria, Maihar, and Katni are major railway stations with good train connectivity across India. Umaria is the nearest railway station at a distance of 32 kms, while Maihar is 97 kms and Katni is 100 kms from Bandhavgarh.

    Things to do

    A unique experience cradled in luxury and sophistication, Samode Safari Lodge offers a wide range of activities

    Jeep Safari/wildlife excursion in a tiger territory


    Library and SnookerLibrary and Snooker

    Swimming poolSwimming Pool


    Star gazingCycling tours

    Village Walkabout & Bandhavgarh FortVillage Walkabout