Set in 11 acres (4.5ha) of pristine grassland and woods, Samode offers an exceptionally luxurious safari experience in Bandhavgarh National Park, India’s number one tiger reserve. Built using hand-moulded bricks and terracotta tiles, the cottages look rustic from the outside but like smart English country boltholes within. Each has its own private verandah lit by hurricane lamps in the evening, but the real show stopper here are the bathrooms, where you can shower al fresco in a walled pebble garden, or soak in a deep, roll-topped tub. Canopied daybeds by the lodge’s serene infinity pool make perfect retreats for those sultry hours between safaris.
Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh
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