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Planning a quick vacation? Masinagudi should be a good choice if you are game for some quiet and peaceful time in the wilderness. Masinagudi and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park should give you the serenity and tranquillity you are craving for.
However, before you pack your bags, make sure you pick the right resort for accommodation. These resorts offer you the best in class accommodation, facilities and services and also a host of activities to ensure that you make the most of your trip into the wild.
Some of the Best Masinagudi Resorts :
1. Safari Land Resort
Situated on the foothills of the beautiful blue mountains of the Nilgiris, the Safari Land Resort is one among the best resorts in Masinagudi. The resort is an eco-friendly jungle resort which is surrounded by enchanting jungles and is situated near the famous hill station of Ooty in Tamil Nadu.
This region boasts of great natural splendour and is blessed with sparkling streams, marshes, magnificent waterfalls, deep valleys covered in velvety green foliage, high plateaus and thickly wooded hills. The resort is spread over 5 acres and offers exciting tree houses, regular cottages and sprawling villas for accommodation.
The Safari Lodge offers standard rooms, dormitories and different tree houses to its guests. The standard rooms have comfortable bedding and are fitted with all modern amenities to ensure all comforts to its guests. The dormitories have four beds in each room and are situated at the entrance of the resort.
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The most interesting offering of the Safari Lodge is the variety of tree houses. There are five different categories of tree houses – Honeymoon Tree House, Family Tree House, Skyscraper Tree House and Twin Tree House.
The Honeymoon Tree House has been made over a seasonal stream at a height of 35 feet. The Skyscraper Tree House is built at a height of 30 feet and is fitted with all modern amenities.
The Safari Land Resorts also offers a number of activities for the entertainment of its guests. Guests can go on walks around the beautiful surroundings of the resort or go trekking to a nearby mountain peak to enjoy a scenic view of the Nilgiri range.
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For those who would like to indulge in sports, arrangements have been made for volleyball, badminton, table tennis, cricket, chess, carrom, and football. Other activities that can be enjoyed at the resort include horse riding, bird watching, forest van safari, elephant rides, trip to Ooty or Coonoor.
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2. Jungle Hut
The Jungle Hut is one among the best Masinagudi Resorts. It is situated amidst lush greenery and promises peace and tranquillity to its guests.
The holiday estate is situated at an elevation of 3000 feet and offers comfortable and cosy accommodation, delicious food and a delightful opportunity to explore the surrounding environs. Guests can choose from standard and deluxe rooms at the Jungle Hut resort in Masinagudi.
The standard rooms have been decked with in-house paintings, furnishings made of local material and spacious verandahs that open into the beautiful forest. These rooms are available both with and without air-conditioning. The deluxe rooms ooze luxury and sophistication.
These rooms are well appointed and spacious and fitted with all modern amenities to ensure that guests are comfortable. Each deluxe cottage has a sprawling verandah that offers a fabulous view of the surrounding mountains and ponds.
Interestingly, the rooms do not have televisions, telephone connections or music system. This arrangement has been made deliberately to ensure that there is no disturbance and you are free to enjoy the sounds of nature.
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The resort offers a variety of activities to keep guests engaged and entertained. Wildlife safaris in vans are organised into the Mudumalai National Park. You can also go on a trekking trip and explore the beautiful and mysterious wilderness surrounding the resort.
The resort also has a wonderful swimming pool which faces the majestic blue mountains. For bird watchers, there are bird watching trips into the jungles surrounding the resort. The Nilgiris region is home to as many as 320 species of sedentary and migratory birds.
The resort offers bird watching trips that last from 2 to 8 hours depending on the request of the guest. The trips are guided tours that are led by a guide-cum-ornithologist who has been a part of several national parks of India.
3. Jungle Retreat
The Jungle Retreat is one of the best resorts in Masinagudi. It is a family run resort which offers a homely atmosphere in the midst of wilderness. Run by the Mathias family, this resort is situated in the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains, skirting the Mudumalai National Park.
The resort has been in operation for the past 14 years and the owners have strived to keep the place in harmony with its surroundings. The property has been developed and all activities are conducted in a manner so as to ensure complete relaxation of its guests without disturbing the delicate balance of its surroundings.
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The Jungle Retreat offers dormitories, bamboo cottages, standard rooms, deluxe rooms, tree houses, suites and double bedroom suites to its guests. All rooms have been delicately furnished with the best of tapestry and upholstery. The interiors are warm and cosy, and promise the best of luxury and comfort.
The Jungle Retreat offers you an opportunity to experience the wild like never before. A number of trekking expeditions such as mountain treks, riverside treks, grassland treks, and elephant migration path walks are conducted. You can also go on visits to the spice plantation, tea estate and coffee estate.
The resort also arranges for mountain camping trips, as well as half-day and full-day tours to destinations such as Ooty and Coonoor, Gopalaswami betta, tribal villages and historical places. On campus activities include interpretation walks, setting up of camera traps and swimming.
4. Glen View Resort
The Glen View Resort is situated in the foothills of the Nilgiri range. Situated in the quaint little village of Bokkapuram, the Glen View Resort is one of the best among Masinagudi Resorts.
The resort is surrounded by the lush green beauty of the Nilgiris and offers a calm, peaceful and serene atmosphere to its guests for relaxation. The natural beauty of the place is its best feature.
Guests can revel in the natural splendour of the place and also enjoy sighting wildlife from the comfort of the resort. Wild animals such as Asiatic elephants, bison, tigers, cheetah and innumerable birds can easily be spotted in the region.
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Beautifully built cottages with charming exteriors and cosy interiors await guests at the Glen View Resort. The cottages are made of mud and boast of all contemporary luxuries, facilities and amenities on the inside. Guests can pick from a range of mud flats called the Mud Hut, the Stone Hut, the Log Hut, the Kurumba Hut, the Paniya Hut, the Irula Hut or the Camping Tent.
All cottages have been fitted with all modern amenities to ensure a guest’s comfort. Interestingly, there are no televisions or internet connection in the cottages. So if you are looking for a getaway where you can forget about work and the maddening city life, the Glen View Resort is the place for you.
There are a number of activities that guests can indulge in during a stay at the Glen View Resort. The resort offers wildlife safaris on jeeps into the wilderness. All teams will be led by an experienced driver cum guide who will guide you around and help you sight wild animals in the jungle.
You can also embark on a sightseeing trip in the Masinagudi town and its surrounding areas. For wildlife enthusiasts, bird watching is one of the popular activities offered at the resort. If you are game for some action, you can go on a trekking trip, or try a hand at mountain biking or rock climbing.
5. De Rock Jungle Living Resort
Located just a few kilometres away from the Bandipur National Park, De Rock Jungle Living Resort is one of the best resorts in Masinagudi. A holiday at De Rock Jungle Living Resort will give you a vacation that is full of peace and relaxation.
Away from the madness and chaos of the city, De Rock Jungle Living Resort is situated amidst the lush green forests of the Nilgiris and boasts of such tranquillity that cannot be found elsewhere. The resort welcomes you with comfortable accommodation, best in class facilities and a host of activities to keep your engaged and entertained.
The rooms at De Rock Jungle Living Resort are categorised into Platinum, Gold and Silver. The Platinum Bungalow is situated in the main block and overlooks a cliff. The bungalow has two bedrooms, a full-fledged kitchen and a spacious living room. The bungalow is built in stone and presents a splendid view of the Nilgiri range.
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It also has a sprawling balcony which facilitates a great view of the surroundings. The Gold rooms are ideal for couples. Decked in plush decor, these rooms are fitted with all modern amenities and offer the best of comfort and luxury. The Silver glass house is built on the edge of a bamboo thicket. The windows and balcony present a spectacular view of the forest and the Western Ghats.
The resort also offers fantastic meals at its restaurant called Mom’s Table. It also has a conference room for meetings and events. The conference room is well equipped and it can accommodate as many as 25 people at a time.
The other facilities and activities offered by the resort include badminton courts, basketball courts, car parking facility, night safaris, fitness centre and mini gym, gift shop, jogging track, library, table tennis and pool table.
6. Blue Valley Jungle Resort
The Blue Valley Jungle Resort is situated very close to the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. The resort is situated on the slopes of the Nilgiri mountains. The Nilgiri mountains abound in flora and fauna and a holiday at the Blue Valley will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.
Right from the accommodation to the activities, everything is planned in a manner so as to maintain the delicate balance of the environment. Harmonising the beauty of nature with contemporary luxuries, the Blue Valley Jungle Resort brings you the best in luxury and sophistication and a never before opportunity to experience the wilderness.
The Blue Valley Jungle Resort offers eco-friendly accommodation in cosy little cottages and spacious bungalows that offer you all the modern amenities that you will need for your comfort. You can choose from standard cottages, standard triple cottages, deluxe cottages and bungalows.
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All rooms are in two or three bed cottages and offer the best view of the beautiful surroundings of the resort. The resort also has a multi-cuisine restaurant called Flame of the Forest and offers the choicest delicacies from South Indian, North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. In the evenings, guests can also enjoy a bonfire and barbeque in the garden at the resort.
The resort organises a number of activities to keep its guests engaged and entertained. Guests can go mountain trekking and catch glimpses of the Malabar Parakeet, grey headed bulbul, Malabar lark, Indian Swiftlet, Oriental hobby, and other exotic birds.
An expert guide and ornithologist leads the trekking trip to help you experience the best of the trip. You can also opt for the Bison Valley View Point trip and watch giant bisons grazing in the wild. Evening safaris and pre-dawn safaris are also conducted into the wilderness. Apart from these, campfires are also held.
7. Inn the Wild
As unique as its name, Inn the Wild resort offers an experience that is matchless and indescribable. The resort is one among the best of Masinagudi Resorts. It is situated at a distance of 3 km from the foothills of the Nilgiri range on the fringe of the Mudumalai National Park and the Bandipur National Park.
The resort is home to innumerable wildlife including elephants, gaurs and the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. The team at the resort firmly believes in maintaining the balance of the environment and the resort has been created in complete harmony with the wilderness surrounding it.
The resort offers different kinds of accommodation facilities to its guests. Guests can choose from Tree Houses, Tree Top Rooms, Tribal Homes and Jungle Shacks. The Tree Houses are stand-alone mini tree rooms that present the best view of the watering hole.
The Tree House has a spacious bedroom, an attached bathroom, a sit-out area and a lower deck. The Tree Houses are best for people who want rooms on double sharing. The Tree Top Rooms are situated atop trees. They have a comfortable and cosy bedroom, an attached bathroom and a sit-out area and are best suited for families who want adjacent rooms.
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The Tribal Homes are beautiful thatched huts that are embellished with tribal art and have a bedroom, attached bathroom and a sit-out area. The Jungle shacks are spacious houses with thatched roofs and have a bedroom, attached bathroom and outer sit-out area. These rooms are best suited for those with children and large groups.
The resort offers a host of activities to its guests to keep them entertained. From nature walks to safaris, the resort offers it all. You can enjoy machaan views of the nearby river, or go birding or set out on a night safari.
8. Rolling Stones Resort
The Rolling Stones Resort is one among the best Masinagudi Resorts. It is located at Vazhaithottam in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary at the juncture of the Western and the Eastern Ghats. This makes the beauty of the region beyond description. Green velvety mountains form an extremely beautiful horizon.
The peace and tranquillity of the region are only interspersed by the chirping of birds. The Rolling Stones Resort is the perfect place for a holiday in the wilderness, especially if forgetting the maddening chaos of city life is what you want. The Rolling Stones Resort has six rooms which are spacious and comfortable and placed strategically to enable you to view your surroundings well.
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You can choose from standard, deluxe and suite rooms. The resort also offers facilities such as doctor on call, laundry services, and other such thoughtful conveniences. There is no dearth of activities at the Rolling Stones Resort and you can while away time through sightseeing tours, trekking and nature walks with experienced guides.
The location of the Rolling Stones Resort gives it a huge advantage. The region abounds in flora and fauna. The animals that can be spotted easily in the sanctuary include civet cats, mongoose, porcupine, hares, jackals, mouse deer, wild boars, wild dogs, hyenas, sambhars, giant flying squirrels, four horned antelopes, barking deer, python and sloth bear.
The region is also rich in bird life and is home to a number of species including flycatchers, mynahs, bulbuls, Malabar grey hornbills, little brown doves, green pigeons, small green barbets, spotted babblers, magpie robins, and Malabar whistling thrush. The region boasts of great natural beauty.
The landscape is uneven and there are flat lands and rolling lands. The beauty of the region is enhanced by the valleys and waterfalls formed by the River Moyar. The Rolling Stones Resort is an absolute delight when it comes to relaxing amidst wilderness.
9. Tiger Paw Resort
The Tiger Paw Resort is a beautiful jungle luxury resort situated in the mesmerising environs of the Mudumalai National Park and is one among the best Masinagudi Resorts. The Tiger Paw Resort has as many as 14 rooms which are beautifully furnished and fitted with all modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable and luxurious as possible.
Each room has spacious and airy bedrooms, sprawling living rooms and lovely verandahs that allow you to soak in the beauty of the surroundings of the resort. Each room has a unique colour theme that reflects the harmony between the surrounding wilderness and the contemporary luxuries inside the resort.
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The staff at the resort is trained to provide you the best services and ensure that you relax and rest well amidst the stupendous natural beauty that the Mudumalai region is blessed with. The cooks at the resort are specialists at preparing the choicest dishes from Indian and international cuisines and will pamper you with the finest delicacies of your choice.
The resort offers a number of facilities such as wildlife safaris, night safaris, etc. You can also relax on the rooftop restaurant by the riverside. The restaurant offers healthy home cooked meals and you can unwind at the restaurant with a glass of wine in hand.
There is also a treatment room with steam shower where you can enjoy a variety of relaxation treatments, massages and therapies. At the Tiger Paw Resort, there is no dearth of activities. The resort arranges trekking trips into the forest. These trips last for 2 to 3 hours and each trek is led by an experienced guide.
There are also wildlife safaris and fishing trips for your enjoyment. The wildlife safaris cover areas such as Mayar, Singara and Tepakadu. In the evenings, you can lounge by a campfire. You can also request for barbeque with the campfire.
10. The Nest Inn
The Nest Inn is among the best Masinagudi Resorts. Situated amidst the beauty of the Nilgiri mountains and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, the Nest Inn offers the best of comfort and luxury and a wonderful opportunity to witness and experience the wild in a manner that you have never done before.
The Nest Inn is a splendid example of sustainable tourism and has been successful in establishing a delicate balance between nature and its contemporary inclusions. The resort offers comfortable and cosy accommodation facilities to its guests.
All rooms have spacious bedrooms and are fitted with all modern amenities. Besides accommodation, the resort also offers fine dining experience and a host of activities to keep the guests engaged and entertained.
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