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Bandipur Safari Lodge

Bandipur Safari Lodge is built along the lines of contemporary architectural style with a maximum capacity of 24 persons at a time.

There are twelve well-furnished, elegant rooms with modern amenities and spacious bath to relax your senses. (But there is no A/c or T.V. in any of the accommodation).

The campus is dotted with medicinal and ornamental plants and the panoramic view of the surrounding hillocks instills the naturalist in you.

Bandipur National Park lies at the heart of an extensive forest at the confluence of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills.

With its location under the shadow of the Western Ghats, Bandipur is easily one of the finest habitats of the Asian Elephant.

Visitors are able to see these Elephants and Gaurs in their natural surroundings. The Bandipur forests used to be the private game reserve of the Maharajas of Mysore.

The late Maharaja Jaya Chamaraja Wodeyar, the founding Chairman of the Indian Board of Wildlife was a keen wildlife enthusiast.

The park includes rocky hills and valleys drained by rivers Kabini, Nugu, Moyar and numerous small streams.

The enchanting Nilgiri Mountains and their cloud-covered peaks form a picturesque backdrop for the park. One of the best managed Tiger Reserve, this beautiful sanctuary located at the foothills of the Western Ghats beckons one and all.

Bandipur is also a Project Tiger Reserve, one of 27 such reserves across India for Project Tiger, a scheme launched in 1973 by the Government of India, to save the tiger and its habitat.

 

Facilities

 

The exclusive banquet area called the Gol Ghar (circular, open-to sides marquee) is a specialty of Jungle Lodges and offers a platform for interaction with other guests. Our open-top jeeps take you on a safari into the Tiger Reserve every evening.

To enjoy the wilder side of life, sit around the campfire area and unwind yourself in the barbeque and the background humming of a guitar. There is also a restaurant and bar facility provided for the day visitors and highway commuters.

The major attraction of Safari Lodge is its wildlife expeditions into the Bandipur National Park. The trips are slated for the best periods of wildlife sighting, i.e. at the daybreak and in the evening.

One of them will be a ride in an open-top jeep and in the other guests are taken for a trek guided by a conversant and experienced naturalist who will initiate you to the mysterious landscapes of nature.

For those who want an arduous workout, there is no greater challenge than hiking the heights of Gopalswamy Betta or down the slopes of the Moyar Gorge.

Bird watching, wildlife viewing and photography can have no better opportunity than a walk on this treasure trove of natural features





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