Jungle Lodges, Bandipur Safari Lodge - Elephants roaming through the forest, moving majestically; the thrill of watching tigers on the prowl; the resonating cacophony and vibrating colours of wild birds - that’s Bandipur National Park for you. And what better way to respond to the indomitable call of the wild than spending some quality time at Bandipur Safari Lodge, located on the outskirts of the Bandipur National Park?. Bandipur Safari Lodge Bandipur Safari Lodge Spreading across 880.02 sq km of area, Bandipur National Park, also known as Bandipur Tiger Reserve, showcases the blissful natural world of Karnataka, a South Indian state. The backdrop of the picturesque Nilgiris or the Blue Mountains makes this wildlife habitat the most sought-after holiday destination in the world.
Once the favourite hunting ground of yesteryear’s Mysore Maharajas, Bandipur National Park is now a preferred destination among wildlife enthusiasts and people who want to refresh themselves in the lap of nature.Rated among the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in India, Bandipur National Park greets you with abundant glimpses and pieces of wildlife. As the habitat of about 5000 wild elephants and home to a maximum number of Indian tigers, this location is a prime spot for wildlife buffs looking to savor some living-on-the-edge moments in their lifetime.
Come to Bandipur to watch the jungle going wild with elephants, gaur, chital, wild-boar and sambar. This is going to be your never-before-seen experience: watching an unexplored world of jungle life unfolding before you. This is where you could see how elusive breeds like tiger, leopard and wild dogs are living life to the fullest!. If you are an avid birdwatcher, Bandipur is a place you shouldn't miss. Otherwise, you will be denying yourself a chance to hobnob with more than 300 species of birds.
So, pack your bags and head straight to Bandipur Safari Lodge to see nature unraveling its mystery on its own. You can come to the Bandipur National Park at any time of the year. However, for wildlife enthusiasts, the ideal time is the summer months of March, April and May. If you want to come to the park to enjoy the greenery, then the time between October and February is the best season for you
Bandipur Safari Lodge welcomes you to this idyllic forest destination with great facilities and tour arrangements. Get up, close and personal with the wildlife by making trips in open-top jeeps and on foot into the National Park at daybreak; and in the evening, with a trained and experienced naturalist as your guide. Watch with bemusement the rich diversity of flora, fauna and avifauna. Feel the excitement of discovering forest vegetation that was, until now, unknown to you. If you have a definite liking for bird watching and wildlife photography, these blissful natural surroundings will spur you to satiate your desires. With elephant rides, wildlife films, slide shows and stargazing sessions the thrill is about to begin.
If you love to trek, the summit of Gopalaswamy Betta, located just 12km from the Bandipur Safari Lodge could tempt you to accept its challenge. The excitement soars to a new height if you trek along the slopes of the Moyar Gorge, situated 18 km from the lodge. 10 well-marked trails are also there inside the National Park stretching from 6.75km to 26.5km, to fuel the adrenalin rush.At the Bandipur Safari Lodge, our rooms are contemporary in style, everything to make you need for comfortable accomodations. Along with modern attached baths, they offer several eco-friendly features. What’s more, the rooms are thematic in nature. So, go ahead and book your favourite one among The Gaur Room, The Elephant Room and The Tiger Room.
In an effort to provide the proper ambience of the warmth and tranquility of the nature surrounding you, we have done away with air-conditioners and TVs. We bet you won’t miss those amenities of modern day living, as the gentle breeze flowing in from the hillsides will keep you refreshed at all hours of the day and night.
The key attraction of the Bandipur Safari Lodge is an interesting open-sided gazebo and banquet area called Gol Ghar, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding hills, including Gopalaswamy Betta, the highest peak (1455m). At the lodge, there are campfire settings, an exclusive bar, a multi-cuisine restaurant, and a visitor’s lounge with an exceptional collection of CDs and books on wildlife and nature.
The Bandipur Safari Lodge also offers a delectable buffet of primarily Sothern Indian food for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Some fabulous Chinese and Thai delicacies will also prod your taste buds into becoming adventurous.
Here is a brief introduction to the tour programme we are currently offering. Pick your most suitable plan now and set out for the Bandipur Safari Lodge.
|12 Noon||Check-in||06.00am||Wake-up call, tea/coffee||04.30pm||Drive to Bandipur national park||06.00am||Wake-up call, tea/coffee|
|01.30 pm||Lunch||06.30pm||Trekking/Nature walk into the Park||07.30pm||Wildlife film/slide show||06.30am||Visit to Gopalswamy Betta /Trekking/Safari drive|
|04.00pm||Safari briefing with tea/coffee||09.30am||Breakfast||08.30pm||Bonfire||09.30am||Breakfast|
|04.30pm||Drive into Bandipur National Park||11.00am||Check-out||09.30pm||Dinner||11.00am||Check-out|
|07.30pm||Wildlife film/slide show||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Accomodation||Foreigner||Foreigner ( Weekend )||Indian||Indian ( Weekend )|
|Package Includes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, Jeep safari into Bandipur Tiger Reserve x 2, Forest Entry Fees, Camera Fees & Taxes.|
The nearest airport is Mysore (80 km), though very limited flights land there currently. Extremely good roads connect Bandipur to Bangalore (220 km), Mysore (80 km), Coimbatore (170 km) and Ooty (80 km).
This is one of best ever experiences we had. The place is well maintained and the ambience is so green. Touched by the hospitality of the people here would make a visit again with my family.
Tip – box should be kept. Very good services, little more security, approachable staff. Awesome view & good food, lots of birds species to be spotted. Early Morning view fromThe rooms are Breathtaking. Nice 31st party arranged in a short time.
We enjoyed @ Kali, especially the River Rafting. Estuary Resort (Karwar) was very nice. The hospitality was very good & view was great. Thank you for everything.
Great Resort, Enjoyed the site seeing, Adventure activities, bird watching & the service. River Rafting was great. The service staff is good.
by Mr. Aluri Srinivasa Rao & Group
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