The Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd. owns the successful Café Coffee Day chain. After the success of this chain, the Coffee Day chain of hotels and resorts was planned and started, for the company to enter the hospitality market. In 2008, Coffee Day Hotels and Resorts acquired Cicada Resorts which had resorts in Kabini and Bandipur, entering the market of wildlife resorts. The Kabini Resort has now been renamed as the Serai Resort. The Cicada Resort is in Bandipur.
Bandipur is a famous national park that’s part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, which includes Bandipur and Nagarhole in Karnataka, Mudumalai in Tamilnadu and Wayanadu in Kerala – all situated on the Nilgiris Range. Cicada is a luxury resort in Bandipur that provides a unique experience along with all the luxuries expected in a high class setting.
Cicada Resorts provides excellent accommodations along with all the facilities expected in a modern high-class resort.
The lodgings at Cicada Resorts can be split into four categories:
- Standard Rooms
- Jacuzzi Cottages
There is a well-equipped conference hall that can be used to hold business meetings, a multi-cuisine restaurant called Flames, a swimming pool, options for indoor games, and bonfires every evening. The resort also houses a massage and therapy center, and wildlife safaris can be taken in the resort’s jeep.
How to Get to Cicada Resorts
The distance from Bangalore to Cicada Resorts in Bandipur is 220 km. It is a six hour drive from the city of Bangalore. From Mysore city, which is 60 km away, it would take two hours to the resort through a car. You can opt for trains to Bangalore or Mysore.
Contact Information and Pricing
Monday – Saturday [9.30 am – 6.00 pm]
For Bandipur: (+91) 94498 13006/08229 236075/76/77
Coffee Day Hotels & Resorts
Coffee Day Square
23/2 Vittal Mallya Road
Bengaluru 560001, India
Survey No. 19/2, 20&21
Mangala Post, Gundlupet Taluk
Standard Rooms: INR 13, 000/-
Cottage : INR 14, 000/-
Jacuzzi Cottage: INR 15, 000/-
Villa: INR 18, 000/-
Activities and Things to Do
Cicada Resorts provides several ways to watch and experience the wildlife of Bandipur.
- Take a walk on the nature trails, or a bicycle ride.
- Spend time bird-watching, Bandipur is home to over 600 species of birds.
- Enjoy sharing stories with other guests by the bonfire each evening.
- Go on a Jungle Safari in the resort’s Jeep.
- Take a cool plunge into the swimming pool or play some indoor games.
Cicada Resorts is catching on with tourists as a luxury resort and it even has its own watering-hole which attracts cheetals and other animals. You can choose this resort if you’re looking to spend a peaceful holiday amidst some hills and greenery.