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  • Resorts in Bandipur are reckoned for their warm hospitality and plush of amenities and cater to memorable vacations accompanied by comfort. Famed for Bandipur National park this place is a true paradise for the wildlife lovers. Receiving a remarkable count of tourists from various longitudes and latitudes of the map, it calls for the need of luxury resorts.

    Bandipur resorts
    includes names like The Tusker Trail Resort, Dhole’s Den resort, The Bush Betta Deluxe Wildlife Resort, Tiger Ranch Resort, and several others here you can make your selection. With lip-smacking culinary at the in-house restaurant to a spectrum of deluxe rooms, these resorts cater to all of it.

    Speaking of which, these are perfect stays for family vacations and weekend getaways. Apart from this, here you can enjoy several activities like elephant safaris, trekking, camping and countless others which can be easily booked from the resort itself.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Bandipur:

  • 01Bandipur Safari Resort

    Bandipur Safari Resort

    If you are wilderness lover who loves to see nature at its true and rawest best, then Bandipur is definitely the most ideal destination for you. It is here that you can see the wildlife in its most brazen and unapologetic form.

    The sanctuary is also one of the last known reserves for the Tigers and Elephants. A stay at Bandipur Safari Lodge will bring you the closest to this stunning medley of nature and wildlife. A Bandipur resort resting on the principle of ecology conservation and balance, The Jungle Lodges Bandipur adheres to it in every little and big way possible.

    The gardens of the resort are rich with herbs, medicinal plants and other beautiful vegetation that refreshes every eye that sees it. In case you want to know more about the flora and fauna of the place, there are trained naturalists who can answer your questions.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Wildlife Safari
    -Coracle ride
    -Bird Watching
    -Day Visit
    -Nature Walk
    -Elephant Rides
    -Mountain Biking
    -Water Rafting

    Location: NH 67, Angala Post, Gundlupet Taluk,Chamarajanagar District, Mel Kamanahalli, Karnataka 571111
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  • 03The Windflower Tusker Trails Resorts

    The Windflower Tusker Trails Resorts

    The Tusker Trail Resort, owned by Windflower, is just three hours drive from the city of Mysore. The resort provides with ample opportunities to indulge in a carefree relaxation, by just floating in the pool and simply admiring the beauty of the Nature.

    The enticing feature of this resort is the fact that it is placed in the middle of an engaging forest, thus has an element of inquisitiveness attached to it. At Tusker Trail resort, the travellers are provided with each and every facility which can bring an element of charm to the entire visit to the arena of Bandipur.

    There are safaris for the forest both at the dusk and dawn. The special attraction of the resort includes the barbeque evenings, elephant rides, trekking and other indoor team activities. Some of the facilities that the resort offers are a large swimming pool, Spa and conference facilities.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Outdoor Infinity Swimming Pool
    -Barbecue Lounge
    -Board room
    -Trek to a tribal colony.
    -Drive up Tiger hill
    -Wildlife Safari

    Location: Mangala Village, Gundalpet, Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126
  • 04Dhole’s Den Resort

    Dhole’s Den Resort

    Dhole’s Den is among the finest resorts in Bandipur for those set of individuals who look for the eco-friendly options for accommodation. The resort has an engaging story, behind its name. ‘Dhole’ was actually the name of an Asiatic dog who used to be seen and heard at the Bandipur park, but due to excessive hunting the breed of this wild dog is no more to be seen.

    One must appreciate the thoughtfulness of the authorities of the resorts for keeping alive the name of an extinct breed of an animal by naming their resort after the breed. The resort is just a 90 km drive from the city of Mysore. Also, the resort being placed very near to the forest, the guests can always hear the roaring of animals late at night.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Jogging Track
    -Meditation Area
    -Cooking Demonstration
    -Safari to the Bandipur National Park
    -Nature Walk
    -Village Safaris

    Location: Kaniyanapura Village, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126
  • 05Bush Betta Wildlife Resort

    Bush Betta Wildlife Resort

    The Bush Betta Deluxe Wildlife Resort is the name one can bank upon, in the event one desires of taking the fullest of the advantage of the flora and fauna. The highlighted feature of the accommodation is the natural beauty which the resort has showcased in the finest of the manner. 

    Each and every room of the resort is designed in an elegant fashion by using pieces of old woods. The resort also possess, its own chunk of loyalty towards the nature. This luxurious resort located in the forest arena has a beautiful location and a sumptuous meal to its credit. 

    The food delicacies served here includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The facilities include a restro bar, swimming pool, adequate space for sports such as volleyball and cricket.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Swimming Pool
    -Outdoor Games
    -Restro Bar

    Location: Bandipur National Park, Bandipur 560025, India
  • 06Tiger Ranch Resort

    Tiger Ranch Resort

    When one steps into the Tiger Ranch Resort in Bandipur, one is welcomed by the true essence of nature. The resort disseminates a sense of eco-friendliness to its guests.

    The cottages as well as the restaurants in the Tiger Ranch are constructed from the bamboo thatch. The most enticing feature of this resort is its camp fire which glows to the glory the entire night and provides the guests a feeling that they are residing in an ancient village of the country.

    The activities such as trekking are a common feature here, and the guests can indulge in trekking both in the morning and evening. Apart from trekking, jungle safari and elephant riding can also be done. Thrillophilia can make the necessary arrangements to give the guests a worth remembering experience of trekking.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Bamboo Thatch Cottages
    -Elephant Riding 
    -Visit to the Ancient Gopalaswami Hill temple

    Location: Mangla Village, Bandipur, Bandipur 571126, India
  • 07The Serai Resort

    The Serai Resort

    Of all the resorts in Bandipur, the resort that lies closest to the Bandipur National Park is the Serai resort. This is the reason for the resort possessing a higher probability for the spotting of different species of animals.

    The resort has struck a perfect balance between the finest of the artsman work and brilliant interiors, while maintaining the International standards. The flora of the resort is indeed, an element which makes it the world apart resort. In addition, one can find out some of the finest resorts in Masinagudi

    Serai has planted nearly a hundred species of different kinds of trees and plants in its vicinity. Thus when the tourists walk through the resort, they are mesmerised with the beauty of the ferns and leaves spread in and around.

    The biggest highlight of this resort is undoubtedly the panoramic view of the Nilgiris. The facilities for trekking and camping are available in plenty. Thrillophilia can provide a memorable experience of trekking in the vicinity of Bandipur.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Mountain View Log Hut Swimming Pool
    -Omã Spa
    -Turquoise – The Gift Shop
    -The Wildlife Library
    -Jungle Safari

    Location: Kaniyanpura Village, Mangala Post, Gundlupet, Taluk, Mysuru, Karnataka 571126
  • 08M C Resort

    M C Resort

    M C Resort was established way back in the year 1999, and is located at a close proximity to the Bandipur National park. The resort is built on five acres of land. The lush natural environment present at this resort is its worth applauding feature.

    This resort is built with the capacity of nearly twenty rooms which are of standard size and three suites, armed with all the essential elements. The food serves at the restaurant built inside the resort is certainly its star feature. it serves a variety of dishes ranging from the South Indian, North Indian to continental and Chinese cuisines to the travellers.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Indoor Games
    -Outdoor Games
    -Bandipur National Park Safari 
    -Nature walk
    -Conference Hall
    -Swimming Pool

    Location: Bangalore-Ooty Road, Melukamanahally, Chamarajnagar District, Near Bandipur National Park, Gundlupete, Karnataka 571126
  • 09Vana Vihar Resort

    Vana Vihar Resort

    Strategically located between the wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumali and Bandipur, a stay at Vana Vihar places you right in the lap of nature. The Vana Vihar resorts in Bandipur is reputed to be one of the resorts that have maintained a close encounter with nature right since its inception. 

    The home like ambience of the resort coupled with its gorgeous environmental bliss and luxurious amenities makes it an ideal choice for those who want to relax and have fun at the same time. The courteous staff and squeaky clean rooms will definitely make you feel like you have made the perfect choice by making this your choice of residence.

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Jungle Safari
    -Swimming Pool 
    -Turn Ball
    -Throw Ball
    -Kids Play Area
    -Wild Life Souvenier Shop
    -Film Show on Wild Life

    Location: Coimbatore - Ooty - Gundlupet Highway, Mel Kamanahalli, Karnataka 571126
  • 10Country Club Wildlife Resort

    Country Club Wildlife Resort

    On the peripheries of the largest tiger reserves- Bandipur, the Country Club Resort provides a stunning abode in the arms of Mother Nature. Exuding urban charm amidst the wilderness of the jungle, the luxurious amenities, this is one of the finest resorts in Bandipur and is sure to make your stay comforting as well rejuvenating.

    Enveloped by the mists of the valley, the Country Club Wildlife Resort is the perfect choice for the wilderness explorer looking for a warm and luxurious stay. 
    While here, you can take off on an exciting jungle safari in a monstrous 4x4 jeep vehicle, or just amble along lazily on the forest paths.

    With the company of an accomplished guide, you can get to the heart of the forest to explore stunning jungle life in all its austerity. Tickle your taste buds with lip smacking food and enjoy the quietness of the surroundings with a merry bonfire, at Country Club Resort, you can experience natural beauty at its best!

    Activities and Amenities:

    -Guided Safaris Deep into Forest in Resort’s Own 4-Wheelers
    -Guided Treks to Nearby Hill & Waterholes
    -Spectacular Bird Watching Trails
    -Awesome Wooded Photography Environs
    -Cycling Tracks on the Jungle Fringes
    -Bonfire Nights Among the Thick Woods
    -In-House Elevated Watchtower, With Breathtaking Jungle Views
    -Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, Bar
    -Swimming Pool
    -Cricket Net, Tennis Court
    -Table Tennis, Billiards, Carom, ChessLarge Children Play Area
    -Wildlife Video Nights at the ClubhouseLandscaped Garden, Pet Pens
    -Conference Hall

    Location: Mangala Village, Gundul Pet Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 571318

Resorts in Bandipur



Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur National Park are like two sides of the same coin. Separated by the border, Bandipur Park lies in Karnataka while the neighbouring, Mudumalai lies in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. The area is rich with rare species that include 50 types of fish, 34 species of reptiles, 266 species of birds, and 55 types of mammals. 

Some of the rare wildlife you’ll find here are vultures, Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards and golden jackals. The flora includes dense tropical forests, exotic climbers and creepers, bamboo trees, Indian rosewood and much more! If you’re a nature enthusiast, Mudumalai’s sense of serenity and extravagant beauty is sure to leave you spellbound!

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this park is from February to June.

Entry fee: INR 15/ USD 0.23 per person

Timings: The opening hours for visitors is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evenings.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.


Bandipur National Park

Once a hunting ground, ironically, Bandipur National Park was transformed into a reserve in 1974 and has been a point of interest, ever since. Replete with endangered wildlife and rich deciduous teak and sandalwood forests, Bandipur paints a unique picture that attracts tourists from near and far. 

A safari through the vast park reveals rare species like hornbills, sloth bears, panthers, and deer, roaming freely in their natural habitat. Beholding nature’s beauty, Bandipur is an epitome of Karnataka’s ever-abundant riches!

Location: NH 67, Hangala Village, Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126


Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve encircles Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala’s various national parks and extends across a massive area of 5,520 sq. km. A trek through the reserve opens doors to splendid sights like the wildlife, the dense trees, and the incredible Western Ghats. 

The reserve boasts of elephants and tigers, primarily, since it is dedicated to the conservation of these species, but apart from that you’re sure to spot unique animals like gaurs, Indian Leopards, lion-tailed macaques, and even the Malabar giant squirrel, which is a rare sight. Prepare to set your eyes on some breathtaking beauty amidst vivid flowers, exotic plants and greenery like you’ve never seen before!

Distance from Bandipur National Park: 35 kms

Location: Mudumalai, Tamil Nadu 643223



A quaint, tranquil hill station nestled in the Nilgiris is what best describes Masinagudi. Verdant trees, trek-worthy hills and plentiful fauna is what adds to the beauty of this mesmerising forested region. Visiting Masinagudi is a must for wildlife safaris and one-of-a-kind treehouses that it offers. 

Imagine waking up to the chirping of the birds and sitting by the front porch, admiring the lush greenery from at least 20 feet above the ground! If you aren’t a fan of adventure, or treehouses, Masinagudi is still a piece of paradise with its elephant camps, sprawling farms and fragrant tea-plantations that make it Tamil Nadu’s hidden gem.

Distance from Bandipur National Park: 13 kms

Location: Tamil Nadu 643223


Gopalaswamy Betta

Tucked away in the enormous Bandipur National Park, Gopalaswamy Betta is a majestic hill with a peak 1450 metres above sea level. The forest-clad hill is not only known for being the highest peak in the park, but for the mist that engulfs it for most of the year, giving it the name Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, as ‘Himavad’ translates to ‘fog’ in the local language. Apart from the elephant rides here, which the spot is most popular for, another attraction that tourists flock to is the Gopalaswamy Temple, situated atop the hill. 

The temple pays tribute to one of the incarnations of Lord Krishna and is a preferred spot for solitude, especially at sunrise and sunset when the view beyond the temple soothes your soul. A place of worship amidst natural beauty is a testimony to the fact that Bandipur is more than just a scenic place.

Distance from Bandipur National Park: 18 kms

Location: NH 67, Hangala Village, Bandipur National Park, Gundlupet Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126

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