Bandipur Safari Lodge

Small Star Rating

Wonderful!

97%
of guests
recommend
4.5/5
guest ratings

18 reviews

Summary


An Excellent Place To Stay

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.

Wild Gets Wilder With Bandipur National Park

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.

Watch Nature Spreading Its Wings At Bandipur Safari Lodge

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.

Trekking Paradise

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.

Pamper Your Taste Buds With Great Cuisine

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.

Itinerary


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.

DAY - 1
12 NOON Check-in
01.30 PM Lunch
04.00 PM Safari briefing with tea/coffee
04.30 PM Drive into Bandipur National Park
07.30 PM Wildlife film/slide show
08.30 PM Bonfire
09.30 PM Dinner
DAY - 2
06.00 AM Wake-up call, tea/coffee
06.30 PM Trekking/Nature walk into the Park
09.30 AM Breakfast
11.00 AM Check-out
(With DAY - 3)
04.30 PM Drive to Bandipur national park
07.30 PM Wildlife film/slide show
08.30 PM Bonfire
09.30 PM Dinner
DAY - 3
06.00 AM Wake-up call, tea/coffee
06.30 AM Visit to Gopalswamy Betta /Trekking/Safari drive
09.30 AM Breakfast
11.00 AM Check-out

Price

  Price in ₹ ( INR )
Accomodation Weekday Weekend
Viceroy Package - Regular Cottage 7800.00 8980.00
Maharaja Package - Special Cottage 8410.00 9700.00
Maharaja Package - Special Cottage (AC) 8710.00 10100.00
Package Includes: Stay, Buffet Lunch Dinner & Breakfast with Jeep safari into Bandipur Tiger Reserve x 2, Forest Entry Fees, Camera Fees & Campfire.

Note

  • Tariffs are per person per night on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff.
  • Single occupancy is charged at 30% of the tariff per night.
  • Tariff for children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50%
  • Check-in and check-out times at the resort are 12 NOON, and 11:00 AM, respectively.
  • Discount offered for student and corporate groups.
  • The offer does not include additional video/camera charges levied at the Manasa Water and Amusement Park.

Things To Do

  • Ask for a local guide and trek down to Gurupura River.
  • Take a trip to the Artisan Village.
  • Take a tour of the Dr.Shivaram Karanth Biological Park nearby.
  • Spend some fun hours at the Manasa Amusement and Water Park.
  • Experience the calmness of Panambur Beach.

How To Reach


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).

Reviews


4.5/5
4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Average Ratings
4.4
Cleanliness
4.0
Service & staff
3.8
Room comfort
4.4
Sleep Quality
4.2
Location
4.4
Value for Price

Reviews
4.5
Nithya & Deepak Kumar
from Mangalore, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Great Experience
Posted Sept 10, 2014

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.

  • 4.5
  • 3.8
  • 4.2
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4.8
Kavita Nagarkar
from Mumbai, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Great Experience
Posted Sept 10, 2014

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.

  • 4.5
  • 3.8
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4.5
Mrs. Sukanya & Mr. Ajai Ananth
from Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Recommended
for Everyone
Great Experience
Posted Sept 10, 2014

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.

  • 4.5
  • 3.8
  • 4.2
  • 5.0
  • 4.6
  • 4.8


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