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    It’s officially travel season, which means thousands of Indians from all over the nation will be headed to different national parks to see some exotic animals and experience pleasant weather. And this time you can expect big attendance numbers at Bandipur National Park, which also means the best resorts in Bandipur will be in great demand. Some travelers prefer camping inside the national park, but if you don’t want to compromise with your comfort, here’s a list of finest resorts in Bandipur for that thrilling experience.

    1. The Serai

    a beautiful resort with a swimming pool at night

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    One of the best resorts in Bandipur, The Serai is a traveler’s delight situated in the thick forests of Bandipur. From the spacious and beautifully decorated rooms to the fine dine restaurant, everything in this resort is deigned for the pleasure of its guests. You must try the delicious flavors of different dishes that burst in your mouth and the in-house exotic spa to relives your stress.

    What’s special: It’s serene location and the lip-smacking food.
    Average tariff: INR 14,000
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    2. Tusker Trail Resort

    a well lit resort at night

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    Tusker Trail Resort is one of the best resorts in Bandipur for comfortable and lavish stay in the woods. It is run by the princess of Mysore (The Mysore Maharaja’s daughter Vishalakshi Devi). The resort has rooms, suites, and 6 cottages with attached washrooms and a brilliant swimming pool outside. The staff organizes jungle safari, trekking, and nature walks for their guests in the morning and evening.

    What’s special: An amazing swimming pool.
    Average tariff: INR 12,000
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    3. Country Club Wildlife Resort

    a beautiful resort with a big swimming pool

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    Bandipur Country Club Resort, which is among the most gorgeous and luxurious Bandipur National Park resorts, is known for giving a breathtaking wildlife experience to its guests. The resort also celebrates some global festivals by inviting popular celebs like Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Govinfa, Mika Singh, Usha Uthup etc. It’s not all, they also organize interesting events for their guestsm including musical nights, magic shows, tambola, food festivals etc.

    What’s special: Various events like magic shows and food festivals for the guests.
    Average tariff: INR 11,000
    Website | Reviews

    Suggested Read: The Top 10 National Parks In India: A List You Just Can’t Ignore

    4. The Windflower Jungle Resort & Spa


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    The Windflower Jungle Resort & Spa is one of the most serene Bandipur resorts that offer a perfect blend of modern and country life. The rooms of the resort feature a sit out area overlooking the dense deep green forests of Bandipur. There are no mobile networks and no televisions in the rooms of the resort, so that you can completely connect with nature as well as with your loved ones.

    What’s special: Since there’s no network and no TV, it becomes a perfect digital detox getaway.
    Average tariff: INR 11,000

    5. MC Resort

    a well lit resort at night in Bandipur

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    MC Resort in one of the best resorts in Bandipur that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Built in 1999, the resort is spread across 5 acres of lush green land. It has 20 deluxe rooms and 3 executive suits that are just perfect for couples. The in-house restaurant of the resort serves some delicious Chinese, continental, south and north Indian cuisines. They also organize jungle safaris for their guests.

    What’s special: The incredible views and in-house restaurant.
    Average tariff: INR 5,000
    Website | Reviews

    6. Bush Betta Wildlife Resort

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    If you’re looking for a budget resort with some awesome amenities, then go for Bush Betta Wildlife Resort.  It has beautiful stone cottages with comfortable beds and basic facilities to make you feel cozy and comfortable. They also organize elephant rides, bonfire, and jungle safaris on demand.

    What’s special: The beautiful budget cottages.
    Average tariff: INR 4,000
    Website | Reviews

    Suggested Read: Periyar National Park In Kerala: Guide To A Day-Tour In The Sanctuary

    7. Tiger Ranch Resort

    an old resort inside a jungle

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    Tiger Ranch Resort is not only a pocket-friendly accommodation inside Bandipur, but it also lets you enjoy the thrill of wildlife. There are basic cottages with personal bonfire and also a common campfire for all the guests of the resort. The only disadvantage of staying here is that the cottages don’t have locks or latches.

    What’s special: Pocket-friendly and impressive cleanliness
    Average tariff: INR 3,500
    Website | Reviews

    Further Read: 8 Best Places To Visit Near Wayanad, Hidden In The Ghats Of Kerala

    There aren’t many resorts inside Bandipur National Park, which means there are limited options to choose from, but if you don’t mind staying outside the park, there are some great resorts and hotels in Bandipur for a perfect stay. And if you won’t want the hassle of booking resorts and hotels in Bandipur, then you can book a customized tour package for your upcoming trip.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Resorts In Bandipur

    Q. Can we stay in Bandipur National Park?

    A. Yes, you can stay in Bandipur National Park. Kaav Safari Lodge, an all-inclusive resort located in the park, is equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and offers free wi-fi to its guests.

    Q. How do I get to Bandipur?

    A. The nearest rail head is in Mysore city which is located 80 kilometres away from Bandipur National Park. On the other hand, the nearest airport is Coimbatore which is located 84 kilometres away from the park. From this station, you can avail a private taxi or a state-owned bus to get to Bandipur.

    Q. How can I go to Bandipur from Bangalore?

    A. From Bangalore airport, you can avail a taxi or a bus to get to Bandipur. The road from Bandipur to Bangalore is well-maintained and pleasant enough for a 2-hour long drive.

    Q. What is the best time to visit Bandipur?

    A. The best time to visit Bandipur is in the monsoon season between July and September. Summers in this part of the country are usually less warm, so traveling to Bandipur in March, April, or May is also ideal.

    Q. In which state is Bandipur National Park?

    A. Bandipur National Park is located in the Indian state of Karnataka.

    Q. Which is better Bandipur or Kabini?

    A. Bandipur is more affordable than Kabini when it comes to accommodation, so if you’re a budget backpacker you can opt for Bandipur.

    Q. What is Bandipur famous for?

    A. Bandipur is best known for Bandipur National park, a tiger reserve established in 1974. It is known for being home to several forms of wildlife. It is a dry deciduous forest that attracts tourists from far and wide.

    Q. How many tigers are there in Bandipur?

    A. There are 382 tigers in Bandipur National Park, one of the most famous national parks in Karnataka.

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