Jehan Numa Retreat

Located in the outskirts of Bhopal, the Jehan Numa Retreat ticks all the right boxes of a quiet retreat getaway. Spread across 12.5 acres on the fringes of the Van Vihar Urban National Park, the atmosphere here is tranquil and serene. With only 28 luxury suites, the intimate boutique resort houses several clusters of cottages named after native birds. The spacious suites are a balance of modern luxuries and earthy tones in tune with the nature around. Jehan Numa hotels have a wonderful reputation for fine food and wine. The restaurants are gastronomical and visual delights with a soothing setting of the verdant natural surroundings. Indian specialities as well as global cuisine is offered in the restaurants while the café serves delectable comfort food.

The retreat has been designed with leisure in mind and features a spa and wellness centre featuring a range of rejuvenating therapies. Guests can take refreshing dips in the beautiful blue-tiled swimming pool skirted by trees and lush tropical foliage. They also have an option for bike rides to Van Vihar, yoga classes or walks around the property.


Only 15km (25 mins) from the airport, Jehan Numa Retreat is located on the periphery of Bhopal city close to Van Vihar National Park.

Things to know

  • The hotel is open throughout the year with pleasant weather most of the time.
  • Jehan Numa Retreat is the perfect base to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Sanchi and Bhimbetka caves located less than a two-hour drive away.
  • You can combine your stay at the Jehan Numa Retreat followed by a stay in the retreat’s sister hotels – Reni Pani or Bori Safari lodge for an exquisite experience of the famous forests and national parks of Madhya Pradesh.
  • While in Bhopal, indulge in the city’s culinary heritage, famous for its meat dishes.

Rooms & Suites

The 28 cottages are clustered together in groups of four and are divided into two categories. Both categories are spacious, combining modern luxuries with earthy interiors, and have large sit-outs to soak in the beauty of the verdant surroundings. Some suites have open-to-sky showers and some have the option of a bathtub.

Restaurants & Bars

This retreat has two restaurants and a cafe offering fine dining.  ‘Under the Jamun Tree’, aptly named so because of the beautiful ambiance featuring a large Jamun tree serving kebabs and curries featuring recipes handed down from many generations within the Royal Bhopal family. ‘The Coriander Leaf’ is a bar and lounge offering global cuisine, while the ‘Green House Bistro’ is a café set within a charming greenhouse overlooking an organic farm that follows a ‘farm to fork’ concept and the ‘slow food philosophy’ and serves global comfort food.

The retreat also customizes mealtimes for its guests. For dining with your special someone, there’s a special set up under the Babool Tree, for larger groups the retreat organizes special bonfire dinners in the forest or guests have the option of traditional meals cooked in rustic stoves or amidst wheat fields.

Spa & Wellness

The Chakra spa offers healing massages and wellness therapies. The fitness center and a 20-metre outdoor pool along with other activities such as cycling, croquet and golf are also on offer.


Drive into Bhopal city for interesting excursions and culinary trails. City sights include the beautiful lakes, Birla Museum, Tribal Museum Van Vihar Safari Park, and the beautiful mosques of the city.  Day trips to Sanchi and Bhimbetka the famous UNESCO heritage sites, which are under two hours away are wonderful options for those interested in culture and history.

Sustainability and Responsible Tourism

The retreat ensures local employment as much as possible. It fiercely protects its retreat grounds by ensuring usage of organic earth-friendly practices to fertilize and enrich the soil such as the use of cow dung compost, multi-cropping, and vermiculture.