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COVID-19 : BANDIPUR is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to BANDIPUR?

Entry is open from all domestic states.

  • Face masks to be worn when in public
  • No e-passes, test certificates or accommodation proof are required by travellers before entering Bandipur.
  • There is no requirement of a COVID-19 test or thermal screening upon entry in Bandipur.
  • There is no lockdown, except in containment zones.
  • Bandipur has done away with all forms of night curfew and weekend lockdowns
  • Supermarkets, malls, parks and other attractions, others can cinema halls, pools, theatres and open-air theatres have opened up.
  • Social distancing norms are to be followed when out in public or using public transports.
  • Restaurants, pubs and clubs are to function with 50% of seating capacity.
  • Inter-state and Intra-state travelers shall NOT have to undergo any form or institutional or home quarantine upon arrival in Bandipur.
  • Asymptomatic travelers are advised to self-monitor their health status for the next 14 days after arrival. In case of symptom appearance, they are to call the Apthamitra helpline number 14410.
  • Symptomatic inter-state passengers must immediately self-isolate and seek medical attention by calling on the Apthamitra helpline number 14410.
Flights

Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport receiving flights from Delhi, Mumbai and 5+ other destinations.

Local Transport

Gypsies, Safari Buses as well as Elephant Safaris are some of the local options to explore Bandipur National Park

The state government of Karnataka has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while tourists to visit Bandipur. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

All Travel Restrictions Lifted in Bandipur in Hopes to Bring Back Pre-Pandemic Days Updated: 06 Sep 2020

Public and vehicular movement in Bandipur has been restored back to normal. There is no need of any e-pass or permissions for travelling within the districts or outside the district borders through public and private transport.Read more

Bandipur Tiger Reserve Open for Tourists Updated: 06 Sep 2020

The famous Bandipur Toger Reserve has been re-opened and started functioning with strict precautions to curb COVID-19 spread. Temperature checks, wearing of masks and face shields, sanitization of vehicles are some of the guidelines being followed by the Tiger Reserve administration. Read more.

Jungle Resorts and Homestays in Bandipur Ready to Welcome Tourists Updated: 06 Sep 2020

Karnataka State Government has issued new guidelines for the opening of resorts and hotels for tourists in Bandipur. Functioning at 50% capacity, hotels and resorts must follow all the norms of social distancing as well as all the SOPs laid out by the state government.Read more.

No restrictions for inter-state or intra-state entry in Bandipur Updated: 06 Sep 2020

People travelling to Bandipur, either inter-state or intra-state do not need any e-pass or permission to enter the borders. Hand stamping for inter-state travelers has also been removed.Read more.

Bandipur Resort

Bandipur Safari Resort, The Windflower Tusker Trails Resorts, Dhole’s Den Resort, Bush Betta Wildlife Resort, Tiger Ranch Resort, The Serai Resort, M C Resort, Vana Vihar Resort and many more

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. 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 Bandipur resort itself.

Here are the best resorts in Bandipur:

01

Bandipur 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 and it is best B
andipur national park resorts.

Activities and Amenities:

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

Location: NH 67, Angala Post, Gundlupet Taluk,Chamarajanagar District, Mel Kamanahalli, Karnataka 571111
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The 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
-Spa
-Trek to a tribal colony.
-Drive up Tiger hill
-Wildlife Safari

Location: Mangala Village, Gundalpet, Taluk, Bandipur, Karnataka 571126
04

Dhole’s Den Resort

Dhole’s Den Resort

Dhole’s Den is among the finest Bandipur national park resorts 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
05

Bush 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
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The 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
07

M 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
08

Vana 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
09

Country 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
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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
-Trekking
-Safari
-Elephant Riding 
-Visit to the Ancient Gopalaswami Hill temple

Location: Mangla Village, Bandipur, Bandipur 571126, India
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  1. What are the best Bandipur National Park Resorts for families?

    1. The Serai: Boasting beautifully adorned rooms and a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant, The Serai is a treat to the eyes. The resort also has a rejuvenating in-house spa treatment to ensure the guests have a comfortable and tranquil staying experience and it is one of the best Bandipur national park resorts.

    2. Country Club Wild Resort:
    Country Club Wild Resort is one of the most luxurious and gorgeous resorts in Bandipur. The resort is known to arrange exciting events for its patrons, such as magic shows, musical nights, food festivals, and tambola. 

    3. MC Resort: 
    Established in 1999, MC Resort is a charming resort with executive suites and deluxe rooms. The resort also has an in-house restaurant offering delicious north Indian, south Indian, continental, and Chinese cuisine.

    4. Tiger Ranch Resort: 
    Offering basic cottages and a common campfire, Tiger Ranch Resort is one of the most budget-friendly accommodation facilities in Bandipur. This resort is widely known for its impressive cleanliness. 
  2. What are the best resorts in Bandipur for couples?

    1. Tusker Trail Resort: Managed by the princess of Mysore, Tusker Trail Resort offers cozy rooms, luxury suites, traditional cottages, and a pristine swimming pool. It also arranges outdoor activities like nature walks, trekking, and jungle safari for its guests.
    2. Bush Betta Wildlife Resort: Featuring stunning stone cottages, Bush Betta Wildlife Resort offers a comfortable and cozy stay. They also arrange jungle safaris, bonfire, and elephant rides upon request.
    3. The Windflower Jungle Resort & Spa: The Windflower Jungle Resort & Spa offers its guests an amazing amalgamation of country and modern life. The resort’s rooms offer a private sit-out area where the couples can sit and enjoy the panoramic jungle views.
    4. Khan’s Resort: Khan’s Resort has standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and cottages that offer a relaxing staying experience. The resort also has a lush lawn and an in-house restaurant.
  3. What are the luxury Bandipur resorts?

    Here is the list of the best Bandipur resorts.

    1. The Windflower Tusker Trails Resort: You can relax carefreely and enjoy the beauty of nature here as this resort is located amidst lush greenery and huge palm trees. The beautiful interior and top-notch facilities enhance your stay experience.  

    2. Bandipur Safari Lodge: Known to be a peaceful retreat of nature, this resort offers the most mesmerizing view from its spacious rooms. You can go for bird watching or just take a nature walk over here. 

    3. Dhole’s Den Resort: It is one of the finest places to stay and relax as it offers spacious rooms, peaceful surrounding, and superior amenities, There is a jogging track, village safaris, meditation area, and kid’s play area over here. 

    4. Bush Betta Wildlife Resort: You can enjoy flora and fauna to the fullest at this resort as it is located amidst coconut groves and coffee plantations. There is a resto-bar, swimming pool, and a sports arena too to help you relish your stay completely. 

  4. What facilities will I get in the Bandipur resorts?

    Some of the facilities include:
    - Key among these facilities include accommodation rooms, private rooms, and swimming pools.
    - You get access to facilities such as gardens, terrace, libraries, and a separate kitchen. Certain resorts also provide their guests with extra-curricular activities such as Archery, Barbeque, Picnics, and a tour to the closest national park.
    - You’ll be happy to know that all these resorts have top-class restaurants. These hotels make finger-licking Indian and Continental dishes.
    - There are also bars available in some of these resorts. Therefore, visitors can enjoy a glass of wine after a long day.
  5. Which are the budgeted Bandipur resorts?

    Here are some of the budgeted resorts:
    - Sterling Wayanad: This budget Bandipur resort provides a comfortable stay with access to all basic amenities such as free parking, pool, restaurant, gym, play area, and much more. At Sterling Wayanad, accommodation costs INR 4000, while premier rooms cost INR 5600.
    - Three Roots Resort: Customers are free to reside in the resort as well as avail facilities such as free breakfast, barbeque, and much more. The good news is that the price is all-inclusive of other services. The charges start from INR 2500 for a single room.
    - Vintage Garden Resort: This resort only charges INR 2400 for visitors to enjoy the accommodation facilities. The resort features several spacious and well-decorated rooms as well as a posh restaurant. Orchid Trail Resort: With availability of simple rooms, and cottages, this resort has clean rooms, free wifi, pool, etc. The price range starts from INR 2600 for one night.
  6. Which are the best 5-star Bandipur resorts?

    Some of the best 5-star Bandipur resorts are:
    - The Tusker Trail Resort: It is among the best 5-star resorts in Bandipur. The resorts feature spacious well-designed rooms, six cottages as well as clean washrooms. What’s more, Tusker Trail resort also features a large beautiful swimming pool.
    - County Club Resort: This is the most luxurious resort located in Bandipur. The resort has a large swimming pool as well as accommodation facilities. Not to add that the resort also plays hosts to events for the visitors.
    - Sterling Wayanad Resorts and hotel: The chain is profoundly beautiful and well-designed. They feature a world-class dining area for guests with elegant furniture.
    - Waterwoods Lodge: It is another beautiful 5-star Bandipur resort. With facilities such as spa, pool, breakfast buffet, 24-hour front desk, this lodge is one of the most luxurious places where one can stay while on a trip to Bandipur.
  7. Which are the best Bandipur resorts with swimming pools?

    Below are some of the best Bandipur resorts with swimming pool:
    - Pepper Trail: It is one of the best resorts near Bandipur. The resort features one magnificent and well-designed swimming pool for the guests.
    - Tusker Trail Resort: This is one of the resorts with magnificent swimming pools. Charges of using the swimming pool are included in the booking price.
    - County Club Resort: Another resort with a swimming pool is the County Club Resort. The resort has one large swimming pool that suits both kids and adults.
    - Sterling Wayanad: This 5-star lodge is another luxurious resort with a large and beautiful swimming pool.

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