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Resorts in Nagarhole – The Best Weekend Getaways

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There are many fine resorts in Nagarhole that offers state-of-the-art facilities.

Gone are the times when visits to the wildlife parks were just a day-long affair under the broad daylight. What thrill of the wild could you experience if not stay in the wild for one whole day and night? For one of the most exhilarating experiences of wildlife amid untamed wilderness in India, pack your bags for a weekend at Nagarhole.

The King’s Sanctuary Resort, Nagarhole

Nestled in the Nilgiri Mountains, around 96 kms away from the bustling city, Mysore, Nagarhole stands demure and bold in its silence and unchallenged natural beauty. The rolling hills, blue valleys kissed by the elusive clouds, lush green plantation of spices, and the whispers of the wild make Nagarhole one of the most sought-after getaways in Karnataka. Adding the essential icing on the cake, are a gamut of resorts sprawling in and around the vicinity.

Some of the best resorts in Nagarhole 

  1. The Kings Sanctuary     

This is one of the most swashbuckling resorts in Nagarhole. A 5-Star deluxe property, The Kings Sanctuary is spread over 34-acres of landscaped garden and mango orchards along the northern fringes of the Nagarhole National Park. While taking utmost care of the comfort and luxury needs of the urban travellers, the resort also makes sure not to disrupt nature’s delicate balance in the area. This principle of the resort could be prominently seen in its décor, an example of true craftsmanship, using exclusively the available renewable resources like canes, fibers, etc. Bathrooms are designed around the unique open-to-sky concept. The resort is equally ideal for corporate stays, family outings and couple trips.

Image source: Jayanand Govindaraj

Accommodation

Accommodation at The Kings Sanctuary is a fine blend of chicness and eco-friendliness. The gold and beige themed accommodations make an effortless union of opulent linens as well as cane and wooden furniture. Two categories of rooms are available:

  • Adobe-style Garden Cottages with verandahs
  • Emperor Suites with private balconies
  • Private Villas with forest facing balconies

Other Facilities

The Kings Sanctuary resort boasts of its fine dining restaurant. Designed around the concept of a big open-on-the-sides shanty, the restaurant has a contemporary appeal, serving out-of-the-box delicacies to its guests. Keeping in mind the corporate requirements, the resort also accommodates a state-of-the-art conference room. And then you have the inviting swimming pool, a well-laid jogging track, a wide array of indoor and outdoor games, and hoards of fun and adventure activities arranged by the resort. The most popular activities include:

  • Paint Ball
  • Burma Bridge
  • Jumaring
  • Cycling
  • Jungle Trekking
  • Land Zorbing Ball
  • Zip Lining
  • Trampoline
  • Forest Road Safaris
  • Bird Watching

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Nagarhole National Park, Kodagu. Image courtesy: Rameshng

  1. Jungle Inn

Yet another eco-friendly resort situated on the fringes of the northern part of the Nagarhole National Park, the Jungle Inn is conspicuous of its greenness. It is strategically placed to offer the best of both the worlds of eco-tourism and wildlife adventure tourism. The resort likes to promote itself around the concept of “Living in Harmony with Nature”.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Jungle Inn exudes a rustic appeal with its simplistic décor and the untrimmed surroundings swathed with orchards, bamboo groves, ornamental shrubs, whistling pines and flowering plants. All the rooms are attached with a verandah/sit-out overlooking the pristine sights and sounds of nature. The rooms are divided into:

  • Double Rooms (New & Old Block)
  • Family Rooms
  • Swiss Tents

Other Facilities

The dining area of Jungle Inn is a treat for the nature lovers. One must walk through a small bamboo cave-like grove to finally enter Gudara, the resort’s fine-dine restaurant, and a perfect example of well-crafted cane architecture.

Being one of the best resorts in Nagarhole, this one arranges a tribal dance show in the evenings around a campfire. Besides, the guests can also enjoy a wildlife documentary film played at the resort around the same time.

The eco-friendly resort also arranges a number of adventure activities for its guests, like:

  • Trekking
  • Ecotour
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Wildlife safari
  • Rappelling

Besides, Jungle Inn also offers leisure activities like coracle ride, bicycling and bird watching.

Contact Details

  • Address: Veerana Hosahalli, Hunsur-Murkal-Nagarhole Road, Hunsur Taluk, Mysore District – 571105
  • Website: www.jungleinn.in
  • Phone: +91 8222246022 (246160) / +91 9902363906/ +91 9448208687
  • Email: inn@hotmail.com

Nagarhole National Park, Kodagu. Image courtesy: Rameshng

  1. Sundara Vana Farmhouse Stay

If your appetite for greens and countryside is a tad more ambitious than usual, we suggest you to drive to Sundara Vana Farmhouse Stay for that quintessential pastoral experience. Set on 20 acres of private forest with sprawling growth of forest, fruits, trees and paddy crops in a year-around pleasant climate, Sundara Vana is the most befitting version of a farmhouse experience.

The farmhouse, a wing of the Jungle Inn, is located only 6 kms by the side of Hunsur-Murkal- Nagarhole road, bringing together the experience of wildlife tourism around Nagarhole National Park, and the lush coffee plantations around Coorg.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Sundara Vana retains the rustic simplicity of a farmhouse while taking utmost care of the basic comfort and hygiene. The simplistic houses with tiled roofs are divided into two blocks:

  • A block with 4 twin-bedded and a four-bedded room
  • A block with cottage accommodating eight beds

Besides, there’s also the provision to pitch 6 pop-up tents with double bed accommodation.

Other Facilities

A well-equipped kitchen at Sundara Vana Farmhouse Stay takes it upon its shoulders to serve traditional, home-style Mysore delicacies at its peaceful dining space. The guests desiring some leisure activities can opt for a game of badminton, carrom and cards, or indulge in an hour of bicycling. Evenings could be spent at peace around a campfire as well.

For the more adventurous lots, the farmhouse arranges a number of activities, including:

  • Wildlife tour to the Nagarhole National Park
  • Trekking at Brahmagiri hills and Iruppu Falls
  • Jeep safari to Wayanad Forest
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Still water rafting
  • Nature walk
  • Riverside camping and angling
  • Visit Tibetan Monastery and Tribal Hamlets
  • Visit Elephant camp at Dubare

Contact Details

  • Address: Sundara Vana, Hunsur-Murkal-Nagarhole Road, Hunsur Taluk, Mysore District- 571105
  • Website: www.jungleinn.in/sundaravana
  • Phone: +91 82 2224 6022 /2224 6160) / 99023 63906/ 94482 08687
  • Email: inn@hotmail.com

  1. Green Valley Resort

Far from the city, there huddles a cluster of bright cottages on lush green pastures to let you relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

The Green Valley Resort is located on the Kutta-Nagarhole Road near the Nagarhole National Park. Tucked away in an uncontaminated green plantation overlooking the valley, the resort provides an ideal time for those who are looking for a quiet spell away from the pressing demands and anxieties of daily life. Laze in the portico, or hide in your hammock with your favorite book or music, amid the healing sights and sounds of nature, and you shall go back home reenergized to handle everyday challenges once again.

Accommodation

Rooms at the Green Valley Resort are hygienic and well-appointed. One can choose from rooms with twin beds accommodating two, four, five and eight people.

Other Facilities

Apart from the regular accommodation, the Green Valley Resort also pitches tents for its more adventurous guests. And one does not have to worry about food, for the kitchen staffs efficiently meet the customized demands of the guests, serving piping hot food always. Evenings could be written around a bonfire barbecuing your favorite delights. Do not miss on bird watching and star gazing at the resort either.

And if you wish to let the blood gush in warm excitement, the resort is always eager to arrange trekking expeditions, river rafting and coffee walks as well.

Contact Details

  • Address: Mugatagiri Bus Shelter, Nagarhole- Kanoor Road, Mathoor Village, Ponnampet, Via Gonikoppa, South Coorg – 571216
  • Website: wwww.greenvalleyresort.in
  • Phone: +91 99866 30555 / 93428 33848
  • Email: prime@gmail.com

  1. Machaan Resort

Serene, simple and sensuous – these three epithets describe Machaan Resort the best! Nuzzled amid a coffee plantation in Coorg, the Machaan Resort is only 15-minutes’ drive from the Nagarhole National Park, and less than a kilometer from the forests.

Accommodation

Luxury is packaged in simplicity at the Machaan Resort. The design and décor are materialized keeping in tune with eco-tourism. Every room is strategically placed to give an unobstructed view of a tranquil water body that attracts a large variety of birdlife. The rooms are classified into:

  • Cottages
  • Churicad Bungalow

Other Facilities

The Machaan Resort proudly flaunts its evergreen, open plan dining area, overlooking the coffee estate from a height. The basic wooden setting surrounded by trees and coffee plantations makes for an inimitable dining experience. The buffet menu is designed innovatively around local cuisines for divergent palates.

The resort can arrange wildlife safaris into the buffer zones of the Nagarhole National Park and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Besides, the guests can take a leisure stroll around the coffee plantations, watching birds, go for jungle trekking, as well as indulge in angling, white water rafting and sight-seeing.

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Ursus ursinus in nagarhole. Image courtesy: Chinmayisk

  1. Base Camp Nagarhole

The Base Camp Nagarhole is an ideal halt point for backpackers and wanderlusts looking to explore than to sit back in the comfort and luxury of a resort. Situated on 2 acres of green fields dotted with trees, this place is an ideal stop for those who are looking to experience the undiluted rugged life in the countryside without compromising on the basic amenities and quality food.

Facilities

Take a break on the day you reach the Base Camp, lazing around, watching birds and the pristine gifts of nature. In the evening, sit around the campfire playing your favorite tunes on the guitar over good food and liquor.

The following morning, the Base Camp shall guide you into a wildlife safari into the Nagarhole National Park. Drive through the coffee plantation as well as a visit to the magnificent Iruppu Falls are a must. After an activities-filled day, the warm and homely food at the Base Camp would surely usher in a sweet slumber for the night.

Contact Details

  • Address: Panchavati, 1st Street, Nagarhole Road, Penjahallikaval, Hunsur, Mysore – 571105
  • Website: NA
  • Phone: +91 93427 29170
  • Email: NA
  1. Stay Simple Bison Manor Resort

Amid the undulating ridges, resonant valleys, crisscrossing streams, manicured coffee plantations and whispering jungles, there stands a concrete stay for tourists and travellers, the Stay Simply Bison Manor Resort. Conjoining the best of the worlds of the wild and the hills, this resort is an ideal jungle retreat for adventure and unwinding.

Accommodation

The Stay Simple Bison Manor Resort, ranked amongst the top resorts in Nagarhole,  boasts of its 9 spacious rooms equipped with all the modern amenities. Every room comes with a balcony overlooking the pristine greenery, wherein the guests could sit, gaze and contemplate for hours over a rich cup of coffee in hand.

The rooms are either furnished with twin beds or a queen bed with extra mattresses and elegant furniture. Each of these rooms can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children.

Other Facilities

Poised as one of the best resorts in Nagarhole, The Bison promises to indulge you in a culinary voyage with the authentic tastes of Coorg served at its multi-cuisine restaurant. Also, make sure to ask for barbecue with the evening campfire in the resort’s lush green lawn. And if you are done with the campfire and are looking for something more, the resort’s indoor games like table tennis, snooker, carrom board and chess will keep you engaged.

What more, in order to satiate the adventurer in you, the resort arranges a number of exciting activities like:

  • Jungle safari to the Nagarhole or Tholpetti forest
  • Exploring the surroundings on a bicycle
  • Whitewater rafting

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  1. Kabini Springs Resort

Staying at the Kabini Springs Resort would serve you a fine concoction of luxury and adventure on your platter. Experience tranquility under the sun and stimulating excitement as the sun goes down. Kabini Springs Resort is among the topline wildlife resorts in India serving luxury with an adequate drizzle of wilderness. The resort gets its name from the Kabini River, which snakes the resort into its serene coil.

Accommodation

Rooms at the Kabini Springs Resort are spectacularly furnished with the choicest linens, upholstery, furniture and mood lighting.

The resort lets out 20 well-appointed and fully air-conditioned cottages with contemporary amenities. Each cottage is benignly roomy, comfy and strategically sheltered for your ultimate privacy and intimacy. The breathtaking views from the cottages would seize to haze your memory even when you go back home.

Other Facilities

Regarded as one the finest resorts in Nagarhole, Kabini Springs has a fine dine restaurant at the – Tingling Spices Multi Cuisine Restaurant that serves delectable breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets along with A la Carte menu. For the ones who love the idea of dining amid nature, the restaurant also has an extended garden restaurant. The wine lovers can walk into the chic Spanish Bar, serving exotic wines, cocktails and mock tails. Besides, the resort houses a baiting swimming pool, a rejuvenating spa, and a modern conference room to meet the demands of the corporate guests.

The Kabini Springs Resort isn’t only about comfy rooms, good food, good wine and conferences. The resort pledges to satiate the adventure cravings of its guests by keeping them occupied in a plethora of activities, like:

  • Wildlife safari
  • Jungle trekking
  • Cycling
  • Village tour

What more, you can fill up the leisure time at the resort with indoor games, campfire and bird-watching as well.

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There are many more resorts in Nagarhole. Where ever you choose to stay, you will get the best experience and will sure have a wonderful holiday you love to cherish forever.

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