The Bandipur National Park is part of the massive Nilgiri biosphere, home to some of the most endangered species of wild life, the majestic tiger being its poster child. Watered by 4 rivers - the Moyar, Kabini Moolehole and Nugu, Bandipur is an area so close to nature and its creatures that venture into its heart is one of the most beautiful you could ever set upon, and to actually stay overnight, under the canopy of stars, is in one word-unforgettable.
Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Location: Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
Best Time to go: October to June
Bangalore to The Serai Bandipur: 246 kms
Mysore exit to The Serai Bandipur: 90 kms
Note: The forest gates at Karnataka and Tamil Nadu close between 21:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs. Therefore the guests have to plan the drive accordingly.
How to Reach:
Just before entering Mysore from Bangalore, turn left at Colimbia Asia hospital junction on the main highway onto the new Outer Ring Road.
Approximately 13kms down the Ring Road, take the exit to the right leading to Ooty. 71 kms later is the Jungle Lodges on the left side, continue to drive straight through Bandipur National Park.
Just 4 kms straight ahead is the Bandipur Forest Department campus at which you take the left turn. 8 kms down this road is The Serai Bandipur. Property signs direct you along the way.
Mysore city is the nearest railway station to The Serai Bandipur. Bangalore airport is nearest to The Serai Bandipur.
Bangalore airport is nearest to The Serai Bandipur.
The temperature in Bandipur hovers between 28°C in summer and 10°C in winter. If you’re travelling in summer, take tees and shorts, except for the evenings when mosquitoes like to show you they love you too. In the winter, come in with woollens and mufflers and light shawls. Always wear clothes in earthy colours of khaki or brown, and not bright colours as they distract animals. Except for the monsoons, this is a dry region, and dusty. Come prepared. Carry water and tissues with you (which you need to take back, used or not). Wear sneakers and caps and sunscreen lotion and get ready for the time of your life.
1). Accommodation in Mountain view courtyard for 02nights/03 Days
2). All meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3). Welcome Drink on arrival.
4). Indoor Games (billiards, carom, board games like chess, monopoly, scrabble, clue do, mind power, air hockey, table tennis, housie & foos ball)
5). Outdoor games (badminton, volleyball, mini cricket)
6). Nature activities such as nature trail, bird watching, and an hour on the Machan with the naturalist, cycle trail, star gazing & village walk
7). Use of fitness centre
8). Use of swimming pool
9). Wildlife movie (evening activity that is common to all)
10).Bonfire (evening activity that is common to all and is subject to weather conditions
1). GST @ 5.0%
2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5). The tariff does not include barbeque and activities.