Last Updated: June 18, 2019 Swairik Das
Being the IT hub of the country, Bangalore houses jaw-dropping skyscrapers, monuments and manmade gardens which are very often thronged by boisterous crowds. But, despite the happening nightlife and classy locales, the city lacks something which is much needed to reenergise your other self, something that will feed the soul and fill the heart with contentment. And that other self, therefore, sometimes looks for a break from all these maddening crowd and busy schedule and tells us to go somewhere where the noise, pollution and mundane life do not bother much.
Luckily, Bangalore is surrounded by the great natural splendour of Western Ghats or Nilgiris in the lap of which exotic species of flora and fauna is being nourished. To protect these exclusive counts of wildlife along with generating awareness about their role in balancing nature, various wildlife reserves are set around the periphery of Bangalore. Since the reserves are built to protect nature, the wildlife resorts that are built around them are designed to serve their duty towards nature. These eco-friendly, substantial, and quaint wildlife lodges are one of a kind and let the wildlife enthusiasts bag all premium elements to recall in near future.
So, in case you are planning for a short wildlife trip near Bangalore and looking for the best jungle resorts around the city then you should go for the following options:
Kabini River Lodge
Located at a quaint and scenic location inside Nagarhole National Park, Kabini River Lodge is introduced for those travellers who consider forest as their second home. Grassy lawns, bushy surroundings and overall antique style of the hotel rooms brings out the wild feel quite perfectly. Spread across the edge of the vivacious River Kabini, the resort has an old world charm and gives you an antique feel for being a former hunting lodge. For classy and choosy travellers the resort has 4 Maharaja Cottages, while for tourists of less demanding nature it has brought 10 cottages, 14 rooms, and 6 tents.
Distance from Bangalore: 223km (Approx)
The Wilds at Northern Hay, Madhumalai
A coffee warehouse turned wildlife resort, the Wilds at Northern Hay is a cosy accommodation at the edge of Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Located amidst dense coffee plantations, the resort lets you feel relaxed and calms down your stressed mind with its undisturbed scenic views. The House in the Wilds offers four ensuite bedrooms, a drawing room, a dining space and a couple of charming locations where you can sit idle to get mingled with nature. The Tree House in the resort offers you an excellent opportunity to witness the unmatched horizon of unbound greenery and lets you feel charged from inside.
Distance from Bangalore: 239km (Aprrox)
Red Earth, Kabini
Located in H.D.Kote taluk of Mysore District in Karnataka, Red Earth is one of the best luxury jungle resorts near Bangalore. Set on the backwaters of Kabini dam, this homely property is introduced by a creative couple to meet the requirements of the travellers who prefer peace and tranquillity over class. Other than a cosy accommodation, the resort serves you an informal homely atmosphere along with personalized level of care and service. The luxurious property brings 20 exclusive cottages in resort category and 30 different types of accommodations in cottage category. The property brings private open air Jacuzzis to each mud baked accommodations. Three special suites are designed for honeymooners and one suite for differently-abled individuals.
Distance from Bangalore: 200km (Aprrox)
The Serai, Kabini
If spending a vacation in serene nature rejuvenates you from inside, you should never compromise with the location. And surprisingly Serai Kabini understands this classy taste of yours so well that it introduces its luxurious property just at the edge of the sparkling river Kabini. Lush green forest spread on the bank of this river is a protected wildlife zone where multiple varieties of birds and smaller species of animals assemble fearlessly. To enhance the charm of being with nature, the resort brings two special varieties of accommodations called Waterfront Verandah and Waterfront Villa. The soul soothing massages offered by the in-house Oma Spa is one of its kinds in this forest.
Distance from Bangalore: 154km (Aprrox)
Orange County, Kabini
What if you get to spend your desired holidays in an exclusive accommodation which is designed with intense care to bring out the tribal feel? I am sure a classy traveller like you would always opt for such a tasteful living space to witness the views of Kabini, one of the largest biospheres of Asia. The Orange County in Kabini is one such luxury accommodation which is specially built with the intention of offering the guest a tribal way of wildlife exploring. The art-filled huts come in two different varieties called Pool Hut and Jacuzzi Hut. To serve the guests with the best quality cuisines, Orange County brings two different restaurants.
Distance from Bangalore: 227km (Aprrox)
The Windflower, Bandipur
Bandipur, one of the most ideal wildlife weekend getaways from Bangalore, welcomes tourists with its scenic charm and rich collection of flora and fauna that every wildlife enthusiast would love to look for. And in case if you are one of those nature worshippers who are travelling this vacation to Bandipur then I would suggest you to stay in the Windflower. To meet your comfort level the accommodations of this resort are divided into the categories of Suite, Villa and Studio. The in-house restaurant is designed to cater healthy as well as lip-smacking dishes. In case you need more privacy in your dining space, private dining facility is also arranged.
Distance from Bangalore: 218km (Aprrox)
The Bison Kabini Resort, Nagarhole
If wilderness excites you more than anything else then The Bison Kabini Resort is going to earn extra few points in your review. One of the few jungle resorts in Nagarhole that directly overlooks the forest, the Bison brings stylish African style Tented Camp with sufficient amount of luxuries needed for day to day life. From the observation deck of the Bison, one can easily get a view of herds of elephants, gaurs or even random appearance of leopards. The tents are further divided into two categories called Deluxe Luxury Tent and Rustic Machans.
Distance from Bangalore: 228km (Approx)
The Serai, Bandipur
One of the three luxurious properties of the Serai, the one in Bandipur is built amidst greenery enriched location and looks distinct from other brick-made castles. The chirping of the birds, trumpet of the elephants come to bewitch you from the nearby forests and create the actual feel of wilderness. To meet the needs of all classes of tourists, the Serai brings four different varieties of living space called Mountain View Courtyard, Mountain View Courtyard Superior, Mountain View Log Hut and The Residence. The Serai special Spa service at Oma would further rejuvenate you from the inside will relieve you of all your exhaustions.
Distance from Bangalore: 218km (Approx)
Gorukana Resort, BR Hills, Chamarajnagar
Located in BR Hills, Chamrajnagar, Gorukana is an exclusive eco-friendly property that extends the best possible facilities to the guests meeting the duties towards Mother Earth. In Gorukana you get the feeling of living in close contact with nature and wilderness with perfect level of comfort and joy. The tree house, cottages and tent house are the three different categories of accommodations that would perfectly match your criteria of choosing living spaces. The complimentary part of booking your stay in Gorukana is the Ayurvedic Therapy “Padabhyanga” (Feet Massage) for 10 Minutes which will be offered to you on the day of arrival.
Distance from Bangalore: 196km (Approx)
Jungle Hut Resort, Bokkapuram, Masinagudi
Situated at Bokkapuram, Masinagudi, Jungle Hut is a gorgeous holiday estate at a height of 3000 ft and allures guests with the moderate climate of its surroundings. A significant count of plant and wildlife serves as the bonus point of its scenic views while the cosy cottages are especially dedicated to meet the needs of your privacy. The foods offered here are prepared using handpicked spices that are grown in the backyard of the resort. The pool side dinning space creates a cooling impact on your mind. To bring the wild feel live, both the Deluxe Rooms and Standard Rooms are built amidst densely planted areas.
Distance from Bangalore: 218km (Approx)
The Kings Sanctuary Jungle Resort, Nagarhole, Mysore
Located in Hunsur Taluk of Mysore District, The King Sanctuary is an ultimate peaceful and pollution free wildlife resort on the vicinity of Nagarhole National Park. This eco-friendly resort is built in the midst of 34 acres of lush lawns and mango orchards and brings excellent options of choosing your pick from 24 air-conditioned luxury suites and cottages. The resort also brings a swimming pool to let you relax yourself after a tiring day-long safari.
Distance from Bangalore: 176km (Approx)
Machaan Resort, Nagarhole
The wild beauty of the Machaan at Nagarhole enthrals the wildlife enthusiasts magnetically. It is located some 15 minutes drive away from the Nagarhole National Park. This quaint wildlife resort is set up in the midst of a coffee estate in Kodagu or Coorg. The view of the Sahyadris or Western Ghats looks charming from this property. The living spaces are divided into two different categories, i.e., Cottages and Churicad Bunglow. The dining space in Machaan is an open air one and the buffet menu offered at the dining space lets you taste the local cuisine along with other varieties.
Distance from Bangalore: 220km (Approx)
Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp
To satiate the hunger of every adventure loving souls, Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp is an ideal get away. Located on the bank of the coarse river Kaveri, this nature camp brings exclusive opportunity of listening to the murmurs of the river. The resort brings eight ethnic log-huts built on stilts, well facilitated tented cottages, luxury cottages and a bamboo hut. For adventure seekers, the camp arranges some of the worth-trying activities like rope walk, coracle ride or zip line.
Distance from Bangalore: 100km (Approx)
Galibore Nature Camp
Set at the edge of ever energetic river Cauvery, Galibore Nature Camp is the best option for One day trip from Bangalore and meets the requirements of the tourists who badly need a break from hustle and bustle of city life. A green retreat for the eyes and soul of the city dwellers, this quaint forest lodge brings two different categories of living space called executive tented cottage and tented cottages. The Indian buffet catering at the camp serves all Indian varieties of food including both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The evening barbeque set on the riverside makes the ambiance livelier.
Distance from Bangalore: 100km (Approx)
Bannerghatta Nature Camp
A perfect getaway for tiger sighting near Bangalore, Bannerghatta National Park is located on the outskirts of the bustling city of Bangalore and appears as a delight for the locals as well as tourists in Bangalore. So, in case you wish to spend your holidays on this exotic travel destination, do not forget to go to Bannerghatta Nature Camp. This nature-friendly tourist lodge brings 2 loghuts, 1 chalet (wooden cottage), 8 Swiss Tents and a 32 bedded dormitory. To bring out the wild feel alive, the accommodations are designed carefully in forest covered zones.
Distance from Bangalore: 23km (Approx)
Bamboo Banks Farms & Guest House
No honks, no crowd, awesome hospitality, that is how Bamboo Banks is reviewed and if you also tend to go and spend a few days in this lodge, you might add a few better adjectives. Located at the foothills of Nilgiris in the Madumalai Game Reserve, Bamboo Banks Guest House appears to be one of the best wildlife resorts in Masinagudi. To help guests avoid the crowd and to serve the best possible facilities, the resort brings 7 cottages of which 3 units are separate and 2 units are twin cottages. As most of the rooms are surrounded by lush green vegetation, tourists can feel a subtle calmness in it’s environment.
Distance from Bangalore: 239km (Approx)
Bandipur Safari Lodge
If you are to witness wild nature being reared in its utmost serenity, Bandipur National Park is undoubtedly one of the best options. And to see the best of this celebrated wildlife getaway, Bandipur Safari Lodge serves the best. Serving its responsibilities towards the conservation of nature this wildlife resort is committed to meet the minute requirements of the guests. To meet the requirements of the tourists having distinct taste bud, the resort brings 10 special cottages and 12 cottages. If you are a bird watcher, the lodge will arrange a special trip for you.
Distance from Bangalore: 220km (Approx)
KAAV Safari Lodge, Kabini
A luxury safari lodge located at the edge of the famous Nagarhole National Park, KAAV is located at Malalli Cross in H D Kote Taluk. Designed with intense care to bring the wildly feel alive, the resort offers four well appointed rooms with private deck. The lodge has a common lounge facility with Alfresco Dining option, swimming pool and viewing deck. If you want to enjoy the real wild feel, you can spend your holidays in its exclusive tent accommodations.
Distance from Bangalore: 220km (Approx)
K Gudi Wilderness Camp, BR Hills
Located in Biligiri Rangana Hills of Karnataka, K Gudi Wilderness Camp is a popular wildlife camp in Chamarajanagar and gains high importance among the wildlife enthusiasts for its rich surroundings of flora and fauna. To meet the requirements of all classes of travellers, the resort lets you choose your pick from log-huts, tented cottage and family room. The open-to-sides dining space called gazebo lets you taste the mouth-watering cuisines enjoying the scenic wilderness.
Distance from Bangalore: 210km (Approx)
Kali Adventure Camp, Dandeli, Karnataka
Located in Dandeli, Karnataka, Kali Adventure Camp is a sprawling bungalow on the bank of the ever enchanting river Kaberi and looks surprisingly beautiful for its green surroundings. The camp is specialised in adventure activities and arranging white water rafting is their forte. To offer tourists with ample of staying options, the resort introduces 4 Special Rooms, 11 rooms, 7 river view tents, 4 tented cottages and 12 bedded dormitory. If you want the camp authorities to craft a hassle free itinerary for you, talk to them and you will get to enjoy the best wildlife safari experience what with guides accompanying you on your expedition.
Distance from Bangalore: 463km (Approx)
Forest Hills Farm & Guesthouse, Madumalai
Located within close proximity of the Madumalai Tiger Reserve, Forest Hills Farm & Guesthouse is a family run rustic theme resort set in the lesser explored part of Nilgiris. Surrounded by virgin rainforest with wooden mountains peeping at the backdrop, this wildlife lodge offers the best possible room service in the wild. The variety of accommodation includes three double rooms, one triple room, a deluxe room, one four-bedded cottage, two tree-houses, five bamboo huts and one Machaan.
Distance from Bangalore: 243km (Approx)
River Tern Lodge, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Set up in the lap of Western Ghats near Ranganatha Swamy Temple of Karnataka, River Tern Lodge is a serene wildlife resort in Chikmagalur District. It is located on the edge of Bhadra reservoir and an ideal place to get closer to nature. The resort brings 10 loghuts and 14 cottages with its balcony overlooking the glittering water of the Bhadra Reservoir. Witness the magnificent sunset over the waterbed of Bhadra or sip a cup of coffee sitting on this open air balcony.
Distance from Bangalore: 275km (Approx)
Dholes Den, Bandipur
An eco-friendly, boutique and luxurious homestay near Bandipur National Park, Dholes Den is a perfect pick for those who are looking for a blend of wilderness in luxury category of accommodations. The resort offers distant views of not-so-high mountains, greenery and undisputedly the most quaint environ. To help guests avoid the crowd and to ensure their privacy, the resort has four spacious living units (2 rooms, 2 bungalows). Tourists who have a wish to grab the opportunity of spotting wildlife from the resort itself can witness the best views from the machaan set inside the boundary.
Distance from Bangalore: 225km (Approx)
Old Magazine House, Ganeshgudi, Karnataka
A place to get retreat from the maddening crowd, pollution and mundane lifestyle, Old Magazine House is located in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka. Surrounded by thick forest and quaint environ, this wildlife lodge is run by well-informed and polite staffs and caters mouth-watering delicacies. For bird watchers this resort appears as a paradise and adventure seekers can benefit from the expert guides employed by the hotel. For the classy and choosy travellers, the resort brings 5 ethnic cottages while for the budget travellers it has 30 bedded dormitories.
Distance from Bangalore: 475km (Approx)
Wynberg Resorts, Wayanad, Kerala
An eco-friendly wildlife lodge in Wayanad, Kerala, Wynberg Resorts is set up amidst coffee, rubber, pepper and vanilla plantations. Specialised in wildlife and plantation tourism, the resort brings 3 eco terrestrial cottages, 1 eco tree top 4 deluxe cottages, 1 luxury tent, 2 villas, and 1 luxury tree top. The hotel authority can arrange tribal interaction, plantation walk or a guided photography tour.
Distance from Bangalore: 296km (Approx)
Shalimar Spice Garden, Periyar, Kerala
Located in Periyar, Kerala, on a verdant land untouched by the evil effects of pollution and commercialisation, Shalimar Spice Garden introduces perfect blend of Indian and European living without affecting the vibrant heritage of Kerala. This theme based tourist lodge is designed with special care to make the traditional Indian feel come alive and looks surprisingly beautiful for the lush foliage of cardamom, coffee and other spice plants growing around the resort. The resort also offers you an opportunity of choosing your pick from the assorted varieties of Ayurvedic massages brought to you by well-trained masseurs. To choose your pick from varieties of staying options, the resort brings 8 elegant rooms, 8 elegant cottages and 2 honeymoon cottages, all of which are tastefully furnished and have sit-out areas.
Distance from Bangalore: 515km (Approx)
Hornbill Camp, Thattekkad, Kerala
Surrounded by dense coconut grove on the banks of the Periyar River, the Hornbill Camp brings out the feel of typical Indian Village without much fail. The resort vicinity is breathtakingly beautiful and the accommodations are quite distinct from each other. The resort is located at the edge of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad in Kerala and turns out to be a paradise of the birders. Instead of concrete and brick accommodation, the Hornbill brings 30 luxury tents designed in a very classy way and takes care of the guests’ requirements at a very personal level. The waterfront restaurant is yet another delight of this property and lets the tourists enjoy the beauty of nature while having their food.
Distance from Bangalore: 556km (Approx)
Lake Palace, Periyar, Kerala
If you want to enjoy the wildlife tour in a royal way this time, then do not miss visiting Lake Palace in Periyar. The former summer palace of the King of Travancore, this wildlife resort is located on an island in the Periyar Lake. This lakeside jungle lodge comes with six units of art-filled living space and looks stunningly beautiful for the antique interiors carrying the memories of the Maharaja.
Distance from Bangalore: 515km (Approx)
Sloth Bear Resort, Hampi, Karnataka
A perfect base to explore the medieval ruins of Hampi and scenic opulence of Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Sloth Bear Resort is located at a rustic natural environment in heritage site of Hampi. The resort provides 20 spacious twin-bed cottages which boost modern decor and warm lighting. The resort can arrange outdoor activities like bear safari, heritage biking as per your need and requirements.
Distance from Bangalore: 342km (Approx)
Thekkady Wild Corridor, Thekkady, Kerala
Sprawling over grassy meadows and greenery enriched milieu, the Thekkady wild corridor serves as an ideal base to explore the natural grandeur of Periyar National Park. The resort is designed with special care to keep the natural ambiance unaffected. The secluded, substantial and nature friendly living space has wonderful views to offer to every nature loving tourist. To serve the guests with all probable options to choose their stay, this property brings five different varieties of accommodations called Nature View Cottages, Valley View Cottages, Romantic Sky Cottages, Romantic Villa, and Wild Corridor Private Villa. For the guests who want to get rid of all their exhaustions, the resort offers a soul soothing massage.
Distance from Bangalore: 509km (Approx)
Published: 08 May, 2015