Spanning across Mysore, Coorg, and Wayanad, the Nagarhole forest region is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere. In the past, this reserve forest region was a hunting ground for the royals, and today, it is one of the top tourist attractions of the land. Are you planning to visit Nagarhole?
Here are the top places to choose to stay during your vacation.
Nagarhole Forest Department Lodges
If you want to stay inside the forest reserve, you can book the forest department lodges. There are only four rooms in this lodge, but you get to stay right in the mid of the forest. No other private accommodation is available inside the forest reserve. You have to book 3-6 weeks prior to your visit, to have better chance in booking. The demand for the rooms is very high. It would cost approximately INR 1,600 per night per room. The rooms have basic facilities and comfort elements.
Private Hotels and Resorts
1. Kings Sanctuary Resort
This is a deluxe five-star resort located north to the park. The resort's main beauty is its interesting architecture, which exhibits craftsmanship by using renewable items like fibers, canes, and others. The resort is also famous for luxury amenities like sky bathroom, spacious room, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor games, and others. If you are looking for wildlife related activities, the resort offers trekking, bird watching, road safari, jungle safari, and others.
The resort is just 31 km away from Nagarhole National Park's visitor center. It would take less than one hour to reach the park from the resort. The resort is just 650m away from the forest checkpoint on the Nagarhole Road.
2. Jungle Inn Eco-Friendly
This resort spans for five acres in Veerana Hosahalli. This is one of the highly sought and luxurious wildlife resorts in Karnataka. It is located very close to the park, allowing the tourists to enjoy the nature of the forest region from the comfort of their hotel room. The resort is eco-friendly, which uses renewable resources in almost all its features and elements. This includes using eco-friendly decor items and structural elements. If you are looking for in-house activities, the resort offers white water rafting, high-rope traversing, jummaring, paintball cements, boating, and others.
The resort is just 1.4 km away from the Nagarhole forest checkpoint. However, if you wish to reach the visitor center, it is around 28 km away. It would take less than five minutes to reach the forest checkpoint from the resort.
3. Machaan Resort
If you are looking for a wildlife resort, which would add more nature elements to your vacation, Machaan Resort is the best option. The place is minutes away from the main entrance of the park. Also, the resort is located amidst lush coffee plantation. Exploring the regions around the park is a beauty by itself. Apart from the luxurious stay and homely hospitality, the resort also offers many interesting adventure options like jungle trekking, water rafting, wildlife movie, and others.
The resort is just 5 km away from the park. It would take less than 15 minutes to reach the park.
4. Bison Manor Country Retreat
Bison Manor is closer to the park, and numerous other natural beauties like Chembra Peak, Thirunelli Mahal Vishnu temple, Sentinel Rock Waterfall, and others. The resort provides cliché luxury amenities like free internet, parking facilities, laundry services, dedicated staff services 24/7, and others.
There are nine different styles of accommodations with varying budget levels. The resort is child-friendly and it allows late night check-in too. However, if you are looking for wildlife resort with in-house wildlife activities, this might not be the right accommodation for you.
The resort is 6.2 km away from the main entrance of the park. It would take less than 20 minutes to reach the park from the resort.
Resorts more than 15 km away from the park
Below are the resorts, which would take more than one hour to reach the Nagarhole forest checkpoint or the visitor center entrance.
- Kabini Lake View Resort
- The SeraiKabini
- Evolve Back Resort
- Waterwoods Lodge
- Kaav Safari Lodge