Pronounced ma-hoo-a, this tree with its fleshy off-white flowers plays a central role in festivals and rituals, as the vitamins, minerals and sugar-rich flowers are used in a number of ways.

Image of Rosie Whitefield
Image of Miranda Boord

Miranda and Rosie are here to help give you the inside track.

Jointly owned by the Taj Group of Hotels, Mahua Kothi's suites or Kutiyas (jungle village huts) have been stylishly designed in keeping with their surroundings in the 40 acre grounds of the renowned tented camp formerly known as Churhat Kothi. The food is authentic, home-style Indian but on request they will prepare continental cuisine, and they utilise the space on the property well by setting up many different dining venues. It is evident that the emphasis is on the guest 'experience', exemplified in the manner in which they handle the safaris into the 448 square kilometre Tiger Reserve and National Park in which the property sits. The safari experience showcases the jungle through its micro and macro ecosystems - refreshingly breaking away from the 'tiger centric' approach.

Why we love it

Image of Miranda Boord

The name Mahua Kothi draws its inspiration from one of India's most beautiful trees, the Madhuca Indica, or as it is commonly known, the Mahua or butter tree.

Miranda, Original Traveller

Expand

Key Info

Number of rooms

12

Eco Rating

2

Location

Central India

Other places to stay in Central India

Ahilya Fort

Ahilya Fort

The majestic 250 year old fort sits on the edge of a cliff, high above the sacred Narmada River, surrounded by the beautiful and unexploited town of Maheshwar.

Interior at Baghvan, luxury hotel in India

Baghvan

This charming lodge is located alongside a stream on the edge of a dry deciduous forest of predominantly teak trees.

Bathroom at Samoda Safari Lodge, luxury hotel in India

Samode Safari Lodge

The brainchild of the Samode family, Samode Safari Lodge is in a secluded location by the new – and virtually unused – entrance to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Shergarh, luxury hotel in India

Shergarh

Shergarh is an exclusive camp situated at the southern edge of Kanha National park, and providing a highly personalised wildlife experience for every guest.

Dinner at the hotel pool at Forsyth's Saptura, luxury hotel in India

Forsyth’s Satpura

A small stylish lodge set in 44 acres of wildlife-filled jungle at the edge of the Satpura Tiger reserve.

Usha Kiran Palace, luxury hotel in India

Usha Kiran Palace

Set in nine acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, this regal palace, rich in history, is decorated with ornate artistic stone carvings and recalls a bygone era.

Jamtara Wilderness Camp

Jamtara Wilderness Camp

Situated in the heart of rural Pench is one-of-a-kind Jamtara Wilderness Camp, which takes its name from the nearby village of Jamtara. Secluded in India’s wilderness it provides the perfect opportunity for exploring the country's wildlife and jungle. What makes the Jamtara Wilderness Camp even more exclusive – is that it is the only camp located in such a close proximity to the Pench National Park- let the adventures begin!

Start creating your tailored trip today

Miranda and Rosie are our Central India experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Or enquire online