11 Handpicked Places to Stay in Bandipur

Summer heat can be overwhelming, but it is the ideal season to explore the jungle. As animals seek relief at waterholes, the chances of spotting them are at their highest. Plan a trip to Bandipur and experience the sight of a herd of elephants passing by, deer staring right at you, and over 200 species of birds in their natural habitat. Here’s a list of places to stay for a serene getaway.

The Serai Bandipur, Gundlupet Taluk

The Serai Bandipur features mountain view rooms, log huts, and jungle villas, with soft furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning views of the Nilgiri Mountains. Unwind at the spa, sip on a drink at the jungle bar, and dine at their restaurant that serves Indian and international cuisine. 

Address: Kaniyapuram Village, Mangala Post, Gundlupet, Taluk, Mysuru, Karnataka

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The Windflower Tusker Trails, Gundlupet Taluk

The beautiful property is tucked away in a dense forest and offers suites and cottages with wooden interiors, sloping roofs, and large bay windows. Enjoy a live grill by the pool, an outdoor buffet, or evening tea while soaking in the greenery. You could partake in many indoor and outdoor activities and head to the spa, which offers more than 20 ayurvedic treatments.

Address: Mangala Village, Gundalpet, Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka

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Bandipur Safari Lodge, Mysore-Ooty Road

Bandipur Safari Lodge is home to several migratory birds, wild animals, and ornamental plants and is an ideal place to connect with nature. It features 22 cottages equipped with basic amenities, and rich experiences that include guided nature walks with a naturalist and safari tours to Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

Address: Angala Post, Gundlupet Taluk Chamarajanagar District, Melukamanahalli, Mysore - Ooty Rd, Gundlepete, Karnataka

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Dhole’s Den Bandipur, Bandipur Tiger Reserve 

The boutique homestay offers five lodging units, some with open-sky showers, minibars, and balconies with views of the mountains and forest. It provides a hearty meal prepared using fruits and vegetables from its organic farm. A visit to the tribal village and a bird safari are among the experiences available.

Address: Kaniyanapura Village, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Bandipur, Karnataka

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Vivid Earth Hotel Resorts and Suites, Mysore-Ooty Highway 

The hotel features hut-style accommodations, some with balconies or patios that overlook the garden. Take a leisurely stroll or cycle through the picturesque surroundings, and dine at the multi-cuisine restaurant which serves American, Chinese, and Indian options, as well as kid-friendly meals. 

Address: Mysore-Ooty Highway, Hangala, village, Bandipur, Karnataka

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The Mangifera Bandipur, Mysore-Ooty Highway

The seven-acre fruit orchard is located on the periphery of Bandipur National Park, offering five spacious rooms adorned with soothing interiors and views of the coconut and mango farms. Additionally, it also has a rooftop activity deck, a fine-dine restaurant, and a swimming pool surrounded by lush lawns.

Address: Mangifera, Next to Bandipur Safari Point, Mysore-Ooty Highway Hangala, Village, Bandipur, Karnataka 

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Country Club Wildlife Resort, Gundlupet Taluk

The hotel has spacious lodging options with names like Bison Cottages and Jungle and Elephant Bungalows, perfect for families. A serene dining outlet by the pool, a kid’s play area, guided safari tours, treks, and bird trails in the surrounding hills are some of the amenities and experiences. 

Address: Mangala Village, Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 

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Wild Planet Resort, Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border

Situated near the Bandipur Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, the resort offers luxury accommodations including valley-view cabins, hilltop cottages, and jungle log houses tucked away in the forest. For a thrilling experience go for an off-road drive on muddy trails or take a stroll through the plantations, spotting beautiful birds.

Address: Wild Planet Jungle Resort Devala, Adjacent to Bandipur & Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border

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MC Resort Bandipur, Bangalore-Ooty Road

The resort is nestled within five acres of verdant greenery, offering a choice of well-appointed deluxe and executive rooms. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves Indian, Chinese, and continental dishes. The resort also features a conference hall capable of accommodating 80 guests, a play area for kids, and numerous indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained.

Address: Bandipur National Park, Bangalore-Ooty Road, Melukamanahally, Gundlupet, Karnataka 

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Ambuja Farms Bandipur, Gundlupet 

The farm stay offers deluxe and family rooms, each with a balcony and the possibility of spotting deer and peacocks through the window. Enjoy a home-style meal, prepared using fresh vegetables grown on their organic farm, and end the day curling up around the fire under the stars. 

Address: 186 | 187 Mangala Village Road, Mangala post Mangla village, taluk, Gundlupet, Karnataka

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Deep Jungle Home, Bandipur Panchayath 

The pet-friendly property has stone cottages, bamboo huts, camping tents, and treehouse accommodations nestled amidst a forest with a picturesque stream running by. Indulge in an extensive buffet or order from the a la carte menu, spend the day at a nearby elephant feeding camp, or browse through the mini library. 

Address: Kolapalli Village, After Bhagavathi Amman Temple Bandipur Panchayath, Off Thorapalli, Gudalur, Mudumalai, Tamil Nadu

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Published on: Feb. 18, 2023, midnight Last modified on: Feb. 5, 2023, 10:03 a.m.
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