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Jungle Lodges and Resorts: Witness Nature’s Exotic Beauty Like Never Before

Last Updated on March 6, 2023 by Tariq

Want to explore the jungles of Karnataka?

How about the camps, lodges, and resorts set amidst Karnataka’s sanctuaries and reserves?

Maybe even the hum of cicadas, an occasional cry of a peacock, and a great big adventure, deep in the jungle, amongst ancient trees.

If so, it’s time you visited Jungle Lodges and Resorts.

Jungle Lodges and Resorts is an eco-tourism operation of Karnataka’s Tourism Department.

They work to preserve the forests.

You’ll be able to discover the wealth of wildlife that Karnataka has to offer when you explore its jungles, camps, and services.

You’ll be tempted to take big gulps of fresh air and cleanse your mind here since the green hills, sandstone rocks, and extensive plantations are all fascinating.

Want to connect with the wild’s untamed beauty and experience eco-luxury lodges?

Then choose Jungle Lodges and Resorts!

The lodges blend harmoniously with the surroundings, making all the locations the nexus of beautiful spots rife with exotic species of wildlife.

Living among the various creatures in the undergrowth, the rich diversity of fauna allows us to understand the importance of preserving and conserving the lands they live on.

With Jungle Lodges and Resorts, you can get away from the city and into the wildness.

If you want to enjoy a short and enjoyable trip to any of the Jungle Lodges and Resorts properties, explore their various options.

You can go there with a naturalist to discover the jungle’s mysteries and learn little facts about its treasures.

You can experience a wonderful, quick trip to the Jungle Lodges and Resorts properties by camping, starting a nature walk, climbing up to the small hills, trekking, kayaking, and the like.

Several adventure activities include rope climbing, zip-lining, water rafting, and more.

List of Jungle Lodges and Resorts

Based on the kind of activity you are looking at, there’s a resort tailor-made for you.

Here’s a list of the properties that Jungle Lodges and Resorts have:

#1. Anejhari Butterfly Camp

Anejhari Butterfly Camp, Jungle Lodges and Resorts

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The camp is located in Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, a natural and lush environment where the river meanders peacefully beside the camp and sweetly scented trees permeate the air.

The Souparnika river, which flows by the camp, creates the ideal setting for visitors to experience adventure and nature simultaneously.

The camp is near Kollur, about 80 km from Udupi.

It is a unique opportunity to hike the Kodachadri peak (the 10th highest peak in Karnataka), a park designated as a natural heritage site by the Karnataka government.

The temple of Mookambika, located in Kollur, is a highlight of many activities at the camp.

Maravanthe and Byndoor beaches, which are about 35 km away, enhance the entire experience for guests.

The in-camp activities include birding, butterfly watching, and adventure-based activities (require proper setup).

Resort Contact Info

Anejhari Butterfly Camp, Near Halkal,
Kollur, Kundapur Taluk, Udupi-576220,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. KM Praveen Kumar

Contact Number: 9480887187

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#2. Bandipur Safari Lodge, Bandipur

Bandipur Safari Lodge, Bandipur

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The Bandipur hunting reserve once belonged to the maharaja and is a distinctly wild setting.

Deer and peafowl play in and out of sight, and elephants stroll around in huge herds.

Tigers have been conspiring with Bandipur for a long time.

This national tiger reserve is one of the last places where Asiatic wild elephants live.

Visit the Bandipur Safari Lodge to get a glimpse of this ecological haven.

The area is open all year, but the best time to see animals is during the dry season from March to May.

During the winter, when migrating birds from the Himalayas are in town, you will have the best chance of seeing wildlife.

Resort Contact Info

Bandipur Safari Lodge,
Angala Post, Gundlupet Taluk,
Chamarajanagar District,
Melukamanahalli (Mysore – Ooty Road),
Around Mysore – 571 126, Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Pompapathy H.P

Contact Number: 9449597880 / 9449599794

Land-line: 08229297297

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#3. Bannerghatta Nature Camp

Bannerghatta Nature Camp

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Bannerghatta Nature Camp is a paradise for those who appreciate nature.

Just when you think that the bustling city might be the last place where you’ll find 25,000 acres of untouched wilderness, you discover Bannerghatta is a veritable fairy tale.

The Wildlife Institute of India has used Bannerghatta as a haven for tigers and lions rescued from circuses.

In addition to being a rehabilitation facility, this facility has given India its first Lion and Tiger Safari.

While seeing one of these cats up close and safely in the jeep is a unique experience, seeing one in its natural habitat reinforces a profound aspect of you.

Bannerghatta National Park is the place to go if you want to get close to wildlife after a long day in the city.

It’s a must-see.

Bannerghatta National Park is 25 km from Bangalore and boasts a wide array of wildlife, including bears, elephants, bonnet macaques, and a glorious assortment of bird species.

You realize there is more to life than the daily grind when its beauty awakens you.

Resort Contact Info

Bannerghatta Nature Camp,
Bannerghatta-Kagalipura Road,
Near Hakki-Pikki Colony, Bannerghatta,
Bangalore – 560 083, Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Poovappa

Contact Number: 9449599756

Alternate Number: 9449599774

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#4. Bhagawathi Nature Camp

Bhagawathi Nature Camp

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Bhagawathi Nature Camp is situated in the Kudremukh National Park.

The camp is a good starting point for many treks and is 11 km from Kudremukh.

Golden grasslands studded with rimmed dark green shola forests rise above verdant evergreen rain forests, which look like sky islands.

Three important rivers, Tunga, Bhadra, and Nethravathi, originate here.

The park is surrounded by equally enchanting forests, coffee, cardamom, and areca grove fields, which provide endless pleasure to any visitor looking for nature at its finest.

The steady humming of cicadas from deep within the jungle and the melodic bird calls blend harmoniously with the gurgling of streams and the gentle sounds of perennial rivers to produce that perfect aura.

Resort Contact Info

Bhagawathi Nature Camp,
Kuduremukha Mudigere Taluk,
Chikkamangaluru District- 577142,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr.Pruthviraj

Contact Number: 9449597875 / 6360940069


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#5. Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp

Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp

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Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp is an ode to the majestic River Cauvery.

It’s a great combination of delightful nature and wild adventure and is close enough for easy access but far enough for you to cut yourself off from the everyday humdrum.

There are many gorges, waterfalls, rapids, dense forests, and other things to see along the river.

Bheemeshwari Nature and Adventure Camp is the place to be if you want to experience an action-packed adventure or spend time closer to nature.

From zip line, rope walking, kayaking, and other adventurous activities, to wildlife, including elephants, deer, crocodiles, turtles, and snakes, you’re sure to have a good time.

The Mahseer is the most famous of these animals, as it is renowned for being the largest tropical gamefish known to man.

You may miss one of these fish, but its secretive nature still influences these parts.

Resort Contact Info

Bheemeshwari, Byadarahalli Post Halgur Hobli,
Malavalli Taluk, Mandya District,
Around Bangalore – 571 421,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Prasad

Contact Number: 9449597885

H.O: 08040554055

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#6. Bhimgad Adventure Camp

Bhimgad Adventure Camp

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Situated on a hillock near Khanapur, Bhimgad Adventure Camp is just 10 KMs away from Belgaum.

It’s the ideal destination for peace and tranquility.

Across the street are the famed Belgaum Golf Course and the Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary, which has the rare Wroughton’s Free-tailed Bat.

For those who enjoy putting, this location is ideal.

While staying at Bhimgad Adventure Camp, you may explore the Western Ghats, the forest, and the water stream nearby.

You can also go birdwatching and be treated to lovely birds like the Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Imperial Pigeon, Emerald Dove, or perhaps the elusive Malabar Trogon.

Belgaum Golf Course is across the resort (400 meters away).

Resort Contact Info

Opposite Belgaum golf course,
Katgali road, Desur, Khanapur,
Belgaum Dist., Khanapur – 590014
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Jayaprakash

Contact Number: 9880464303

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#7. Blackbuck Resort

Blackbuck Resort

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Close to the Vilaspur Lake, the Blackbuck Resort is nestled cozily next to the Honnikeri Reserve Forest near Bidar, where the blackbuck lives free.

As soon as you get used to the beauty of the surroundings, the chorus of birds abruptly breaks the silence.

Even the somber can smile, we’re reminded.

The Honnikeri Reserve Forest appears remote and unmarred when you first step foot there.

The best seats in the house are provided by your cottage, situated at the lake’s shore.

Nature puts on spectacular shows here, and you can see them early in the morning and late at night.

The blackbuck is your favorite animal to stalk in the morning and evening.

The city of Bidar has a lot to see, including its own history.

Its Persian, Turkish, and Hindu architectural styles show how several cultures throughout its history have influenced it.

Bidar is a heritage jewel box where Persian, Turkish, and Hindu styles all come together in one spot.

After a wonderful meal, go out and make some wishes looking at the stars. 🙂

Then, pick up the melody of the wind as your final tune.

Resort Contact Info

Vilaspur Taluk, Bidar District.,
Bidar – 585401, Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Shivkumar Sonna

Contact Number: 9740880119

Shivanand: 9740880119

Dharmendra Kumar Pal’s: 94514 99434

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#8. Devbagh Beach Resort

Devbagh Beach Resort

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If you’ve ever wished for a private beach and devoured every page of your beach-themed novels, then Devbagh is the place for you.

This secluded, undeveloped stretch of land features sun, sand, surf, sea, and endless open space, all of which is as close as you can get to having your own beach.

While on the shore, you can create sandcastles, search for seashells, play beach volleyball, snorkel, and take a break from life’s stresses.

All the while letting the waves wash away your problems.

Isn’t it time you ditched the clock and let time slowly unfold? Devbagh is the place to do it.

Fresh fish is brought in, and the fisherfolk are busy sorting them when you visit the fishing village nearby.

Instead, you could just observe the fishermen as they work, and enjoy fishing yourself, all this while sharing a dugout with a fisherman as a company.

The trawlers at the fishing harbor, loaded with their haul, can be spotted easily.

You may also make a pilgrimage by taking in the sights and sounds of Rabindranath Tagore’s journey.

You’ll be rewarded for taking a cruise up the River Kali from the intersection point where it joins the sea by seeing frolicking dolphins.

The nearby mangrove swamps are excellent for spotting birds.

The Kumaragarh, Oyster-rock, Anjudeep, and Sanyasi islands off the Karwar coast all contain mystery and magic.

The Sanyasi Rock, it is said, was where a sanyasi penitent chose to live and, despite being cut off from humans, lived to a ripe old age.

If you’re looking for a Robinson Crusoe experience, you’ll find Oyster-rock, a British Raj-era lighthouse, on Kumaragarh. 🙂

Resort Contact Info

Navin Devbagh, Post: Sadashivgad,
Karwar-581352, Karnataka

Manager: Mr. P R Naik

Contact Number: 9449599778 / 9449599759

Land-line: 08382-221603

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#9. Dubare Elephant Camp

Dubare Elephant Camp

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What is it about elephants that makes us all the more childlike? Is it their gentle demeanor that conflicts with their massive build?

The Dubare Elephant Camp in Karnataka is a must-visit for anyone who adores elephants.

Their history with the state goes back a long way, and the Forest Department has about 150 elephants in position.

After logging operations were halted, there was a situation of recently unemployed elephants, which made them available for a new task.

The Dubare Camp, where elephants were trained for the Mysore Dasara, has become a popular spot for visitors to get a one-on-one experience with their most prominent dream.

If you want to get to know the Dubare Elephant Camp’s gentle giants better, this camp is for you.

With all sorts of activities inspired by these giant, magical creatures, many campers have felt compelled to do their part to save elephants.

An expert elephant biologist takes guests through the intricacies of elephant history, ecology, and biology.

You’ll be scrubbing elephants in the river, applying oil to their brows, tusks, and other body parts, and watching as they are cleaned.

It will change the way you think of pet care. 🙂

Resort Contact Info

Nanjarajapatna post, Kushalanagar,
Somwarpet Taluk,
Coorg district, Hobli,
Around Mysore – 571 234,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr.P Sivaprasad

Contact Number: 9449597876

Land-line: 08276267641

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#10. Galibore Nature Camp

Galibore Nature Camp

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The Galibore Nature Camp is a true escape from civilization deep in the deciduous forests on the banks of the River Cauvery.

It is isolated from civilization, and the wilderness here takes on a deeper shade of green.

Hills surround the Galibore Nature Camp so you can feel isolated from civilization.

The rapids characteristic of the Camp were once a favorite among anglers, as they competed for the masheer, also known as the tiger with fins.

Despite being unable to fish in these waters, Galibore offers abundant other experiences.

The wildlife experience includes spotted deer, marsh crocodiles, turtles, snakes, endangered grizzled giant squirrels, and rare fish eagles.

The birdwatchers will also be pleased, with over 230 species of birds, including the kingfishers, owls, green pigeons, fish eagles, and owls, among others.

Experts and naturalists will be happy to assist you in discovering the subtleties of nature.

At Galibore, meals are served from the Gol Ghar.

In addition to seeing birds near the meal service location, you may also make out several from the Gol Ghar.

The evenings with the barbecue by the riverside and the bonfire are bonding occasions where guests get to know each other better.

However, if you prefer to be alone, you may converse with the stars, lying on a lawn chair or hammock as your grilled fish, chicken, or vegetables arrive.

Each tent has a hammock outside.

If you want to get more physical activity.

At Galibore, the agenda consists of simply enjoying the quiet of nature and coming back revitalized.

Resort Contact Info

Uyamballi Post,
Kanakapura Taluk, Sangam,
Bangalore District (Rural),
Around Bangalore – 562117
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Lokesh MB

Contact Number: 9449599768

Land-line: 9902639739

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#11. Gopinatham Mystery Trails

Gopinatham Mystery Trails

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The Mystery Trail Camp is situated near Gopinatham, a lovely little village in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The camp provides beautiful views of nature and is situated in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

From any direction, you can see a chain of mountains.

A body of water near the camp adds to its attractiveness.

During the monsoon, these dry forests turn into a verdant green pleasing to the eye.

The camp is near Gopinatham village.

During the monsoon, you can hike through the forest and admire the landscape uninterrupted.

The Niagra of India, Hogenakkal Falls, is just 13 km away.

Resort Contact Info

Gopinatham village and post,
Hannur taluk, Chamarajanagar district – 571490,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr.Swamy

Contact Number: 9480885300

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#12. Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort

Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort

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The Vijayanagara Empire’s still-standing monuments, with their meticulously composed design and sculpture, speak to the empire’s opulence and grandeur.

After all these years, the world’s largest open-air museum demonstrates the legacy of the Vijayanagara Empire.

The iconic Stone Chariot and the legendary musical pillars within the Vijaya Vittala Temple, as legend has it, were built for Lord Vishnu.

The ancient Virupaksha Temple, which was stated to have been the location of Lord Shiva and Parvati’s wedding, is just one of the many historical monuments that stand as backdrops to the Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort.

The Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort is a famous Jungle Lodges and Resort property located near the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, which is home to the world-famous World Heritage Sites.

The rugged terrain, a natural habitat for the sloth bears, adds an element of adventure to this Jungle Lodges and Resort experience.

The scrub-covered stark landscape creates an entirely different atmosphere to rustic.

There are various things to do at the Hampi Heritage & Wilderness Resort.

In addition to watching sloth bears in their natural habitat from a watchtower perched atop a hillock, you may see wild boars, black-naped hares, pangolins, porcupines, jackals, and leopards.

Temple trails, nature walks, and bird-watching are a few other activities.

Resort Contact Info

Near Kannada University,
P.K.Halli Road, Kamalapura,
Hospet Taluk, Bellary – 583276,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Siddaraju

Contact Number: 9449597874

Office No: 7019710511

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#13. Hemmadaga Nature Camp

Hemmadaga Nature Camp

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Hemmadaga Nature Camp is located in the Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka.

It’s situated about 47 km from Belgaum and 22 km from Khanapur, bordered by lovely forests.

After driving along roads bordered by lovely forests, you reach the Hemmadaga Nature Camp.

The camp offers a variety of ways to enjoy nature.

Look up into the canopy of tall trees and see some birds as you explore the forest on foot.

Follow butterflies as they settle briefly to photograph, or simply relax in the shade of your tent and gaze at the greenery around.

Sit under the shade of cashew trees and read your favorite book while enjoying the serenity.

Yellow-browed Bulbuls, whose fluty songs announce the day brightening, and many other forest birds will wake you up.

Resort Contact Info

Bhimgad wildlife sanctuary Hemmadga,
Shiroli post, Khanapur taluk,
Belagavi District – 591302

Manager: Mr. Jaya Prakash

Contact Number: 9880464303

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#14. JLR Kings Sanctuary

JLR Kings Sanctuary

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Kings Sanctuary is a picturesque reserve located in the northern reaches of the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, an hour’s drive from Mysore and four hours from Bangalore.

The reserve is home to various animals, including tigers, leopards, Asiatic elephants, and Gaur, as well as numerous other species of mammals, reptiles, and birds.

The Kings Sanctuary will not disappoint wildlife enthusiasts and leisure travelers looking for a pristine natural environment.

The resort is located in a mango orchard and a dense grove of fruit trees and evergreen trees.

It offers 24 air-conditioned rooms and cottages with Thai and Indonesian handmade furniture, a swimming pool, a conference room, and various activities for adults and children.

Family vacations, corporate getaways, and romantic getaways are feasible at the Kings Sanctuary.

Resort Contact Info

Veerana Hosahalli, Nagarhole,
Hunsur Taluk, Mysore Dist. – 571105,
Karnataka, INDIA

Manager: Mr. Nipun

Contact Number: 9591139114 / 9449599796

Corporate sales: 9480887199

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#15. K Gudi Wilderness Camp

K Gudi Wilderness Camp

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The Biligiri Ranganna Hills (B R Hills) are as elusive as beautiful.

The Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats have stood together for centuries, forming the Biligiri Ranganna Hills.

A temple on a precipice atop the Western Ghats is the reason for the name.

If you adore the wild, this is the place to be.

You can let your jarred nerves and car horn-accustomed ears rest as you listen to birdsong and the trees whisper.

In Kyathdevaraya Gudi Wilderness Camp, you can do it.

The Kyathadevara Gudi Wilderness Camp is an authentic jungle camp where you can get close to nature.

It’s an ideal place to go if you want to live like a wild man or woman. Maybe even like Tarzan! 😀

The B.R.T. Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can see elephants, gaur, tigers, and leopards, is the real draw.

The code of the jungle is to respect everything around you, so the adventure starts when you arrive.

Nuthatches, gold-fronted chloropes, blossom-headed parakeets, and the Malabar whistling thrush are just some of the 250 species of birds in these forests.

You’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to spend all your time hiking or driving around.

Go out on foot twice a day, once at dawn and once just before dusk, to see if there are any things you’ve missed in the forest.

You can also do this on your own if you want.

Resort Contact Info

K. Gudi Wilderness Camp,
P.O. Kyathadevarayana Gudi, Chamarajnagar,
Around Mysore – 571 313,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Prasanna Kumar

Contact Number: 9449599790

Landline: 9449597877/ 08226-291011

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#16. Kabini River Lodge

Kabini River Lodge

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The lodge draws inspiration from the Kabini River, which serves as the lodge’s namesake, and promises elephants, gaurs, deer, and the mesmerizing tiger and cautious leopard.

It is located on the southern fringes of the Nagarhole National Park, just outside the park’s perimeter.

The Kabini River Lodge, one of the world’s Top 5 Wildlife Resorts, was praised by the British Tatler’s Travel Guide as one of the world’s most incredible wildlife resorts.

It is located in the jungle heart of elephant territory.

Spending time in the wilds of the Nagarahole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) watching elephants, sambar deer, wild boar, sloth bears, gaur, and panthers awake is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The forests of this national park, home to herds of elephants, spotted deer and sambar, wild boar, sloth bears, and gaur, are undoubtedly the Maharaja’s favorite hunting grounds.

Why not plan a trip now and see elephants and other wild animals in action?

Its 54-acre property near the banks of the River Kabini is the place to go if you seek the purest form of rejuvenation.

The lodge has been remodeled, speaks of former elegance, and comes with charming accommodations, a well-stocked bar, and an altogether equipped conference room for those unusual business meetings.

Ayurvedic therapies are also offered here.

Resort Contact Info

Kabini River Lodge,
Nissana Beltur Post, HD Kote Taluk,
Karapura, Around Mysore – 571 114
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Anikethan C

For Booking: 080-40554055

Contact Number: 9449597896

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#17. Kali Adventure Camp

Kali Adventure Camp

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Kali Adventure Camp at Dandeli is all about the untamed rush of gorges, valleys, forests, and whirling, swollen, and bubbly water.

This wilderness camp is all about connecting with nature along the magnificent Kali River.

Take a stroll down the wild side to find out just how invigorating it can be to be alive.

That’s the rush of untamed terrain.

The JLR Kali Adventure Camp is a destination for adventurers and nature lovers.

For whitewater rafting, the equipment has been installed.

Kali Adventure Camp is a whitewater rafting destination, thanks to our experienced river guides and well-equipped boats.

Kayaking, coracle ride, bird watching, nature walk, wild safari, sightseeing activities, and other activities are offered.

On one side, the river is a rubber dinghy with oars in hand as you dodge crocodiles and look at the birds on the other side.

The River Kali is treacherous, dominating the hills, forests, and all it winds through.

While one side offers coracle riding, the other involves paddling a rubber dinghy while fighting swift currents.

The Kali Tiger Reserve is home to the elusive black panther.

Jeep safaris are offered into the reserve, where we spot deer, gaur, sloth bear, hornbills, yellow-footed pigeon, peafowl, and crested serpent eagle.

Don’t be surprised if you see even more.

There’s a well-stocked bar, so you can sip on the spirits you’d like to.

At dinner, Indian food is primarily served, which is prepared at the Gol Ghar.

Chinese and Continental cuisine can be requested when you’d like.

Resort Contact Info

Kogilban, Haliyal Taluk,
Uttar Kannada District, Dandeli
Around Karwar – 581325 Karnataka

Rafting Booking Number: 9449599765

Landline: 08284-230266

Manager: Mr. Mohan Babu

Contact Number: 9449597871

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#18. Kemmannugundi Hill Resort

Kemmannugundi Hill Resort

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Kemmannugundi Hill Resort means red soil pit, which you get if you split the phrases Kempu, Mannu, and Gundi.

The unique red soil pit is excellent for cultivating coffee plants and other crops.

Kemmannugundi Hill Resort was once the summer resort of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.

The property was later donated to the Karnataka Government, Department of Horticulture.

It is also known as Krishnarajendra Hill Station.

Since March 2021, Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. has taken over managing and operating the guest houses and restaurants at Kemmanagundi.

Kemmannugundi is a beautiful hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka, India.

It is a spectacular area enclosed by the Baba Budan Giri Range with waterfalls, mountain brooks, and dense vegetation.

The area has a lovely atmosphere, scenic vistas, and ornate gardens.

Resort Contact Info

Kemmannugundi Tarikere,
Chikkamagaluru district – 577129

Manager: Mr. Rajanikantha A R

Manager Contact Number: 9449597883

Booking Enquiry Number: 9448649751/9448649851

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#19. Old Magazine House

Old Magazine House

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This rustic, old-world, classic roughing-it experience is exactly as rough as it sounds.

It’s all about learning about nature and escaping the fast-paced modern world.

The camp is nestled in a thickly forested area, and you can be sure of spotting the jungle’s uncommon and vibrant avian creatures.

It’s not about what you see but what you can do. There’s a lot to do here.

Perched around the magical forests of Dandeli, the camp is located in a region of the woods that is not accessible to ordinary tourists.

The camp is an excellent location to spend the evening exploring the mysterious jungles.

Numerous adventure activities include trekking, nature walks, coracle boat rides, and even river rafting (the seasonally charged activity).

The winged denizens of the jungle, like the Malabar Grey Hornbill, the Malabar Pied Hornbill, flycatchers, orioles, babblers, and more, are frequently observed on treks.

After a long day of adventurous activities, dinner on the terrace above Magazine House is a treat.

There are no obstructions between you and the stars, so the ambiance of the dining area is all wood and comfortable.

The dinner on the terrace above Magazine House is terrific, whether you eat by the campfire.

The stars are impressively precise, with no pollution preventing you from seeing them.

Resort Contact Info

Ganeshgudi, nearest Camp-1,
Joida Taluk, Londa-Dandeli Road
Around Karwar – 581365,
Near Goa, India

Manager: Mr. Appa Saheb Nadaf

Contact Number: 9480885303

Landline: 08383-256301

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#20. Om Beach Resort

Om Beach Resort

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Gokarna is nestled between the Sahyadri and the Arabian Sea, the Sahyadri Mountains, and the Gangavalli River.

It’s located at the confluence of the Aghanashini and Gangavalli rivers.

Its timeless temples and beguiling beaches draw a steady stream of pilgrims and tourists.

The Om Beach Resort is perched on the slopes of a hillock overlooking a verdant valley.

Beaches in Gokarna have changed over time, but they are alive with life.

Between the hills and the sea are four scenic strips of sand known as Om Beach, the less-known Kudle Beach, Half Moon Beach, and the pristine Paradise Beach in Gokarna.

Sanikatta, which has been producing salt for over three centuries, is close to Gokarna.

Tadadi has a fishing harbor and a fish processing plant and has been set up through an Indo-Danish collaboration.

Gokarna is a seaside getaway in the Western Ghats and a mountain getaway.

It is a magical symphony of sun, sand, and sea.

Its alluring beaches make it a much-wanted destination.

Resort Contact Info

Bungle Gudda, Om beach road,
Gokarna – 581326,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Somanna Gawadi

Contact Number: 9480885307

Landline: 9480885304/8073730881

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#21. River Tern Lodge

River Tern Lodge

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The River Tern Lodge is nestled on a hillock adjacent to the Bhadra reservoir, near Lakkavali, in the Chikmaglur district of Karnataka.

On the hillock stand the ruins of an old temple complex, which used to belong to the kingdom of Chikmaglur.

It is only a stone’s throw away from the northern boundary of the Bhadra Tiger Reserve in the Chikmaglur district.

The Bhadra region was once a favorite kingdom of a king’s daughter.

In addition, there is a perfect place to form a new connection with nature.

The River Tern Lodge provides a subtle background score as soft ripples flow through the river’s backwaters.

This experience is all about relaxation and tranquility.

The Bhadra Tiger Reserve is four kilometers away.

A jeep safari in the evening is a chance to see leopards, tigers, gaurs, elephants, crocodiles, deer, wild boars, monitor lizards, and more.

There are over 200 species of birds to delight bird enthusiasts at the River Tern Lodge, including Grey junglefowl, Racket tailed drongos, Malabar pied hornbills, brown fish owls, grey-headed fish eagles, ospreys, white-bellied sea eagles, river terns (January to June) and serpent eagles, among others.

You can also visit the Tyverekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari and the Sakkrebyle Elephant Camp while staying at the River Tern Lodge.

Resort Contact Info

Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple,
Bhadra Project, Lakkavalli,
Around Chikmagalur – 577 115,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Karthik

Contact Number: 9449599780

Reservation: 080 40554055

Inquiry: 9449599769

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#22. Sakrebyle Elephant Camp

Sakrebyle Elephant Camp

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At a distance of 14 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga-Thirthahalli Road, the Sakrebyle Elephant Camp is Karnataka’s finest elephant camp.

The camp, operated by the Karnataka Forest Department, is one of the state’s finest elephant-training facilities.

It is a forest camp that accommodates captive elephants.

The tuskers attract visitors to the site, whether wildlife enthusiasts or holidaymakers.

The Sakrebyle Elephant Camp is one of the state’s most prominent ecotourism locations.

It provides general folks with a close look at the enormous elephants.

At this facility, elephants from all over Karnataka are housed so they can be adequately cared for and trained.

It might be necessary to care for or train elephants for various reasons, including illness, behavioral problems, nutritional deficiencies, and so on.

Elephants that are particularly difficult to handle are also brought here for training.

Resort Contact Info

Sakrebyle Elephant Camp,
Sakrebyle, Gajanoor,
Shimoga- 577202,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Kiran A.P.

Contact Number: 9480887180

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#23. Seethanadi Nature Camp

Seethanadi Nature Camp

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Located 40 km from Udupi, the Seethanadi Nature Camp in Hebri is a lovely place to escape daily life’s hectic pace.

At this lovely camp, you can escape from the crowd of cities.

Besides nature walks and experiences, the camp offers a variety of activities for its guests.

Head to this serene spot for a hassle-free break.

This camp is situated within Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats.

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary protects the last low-elevation rain forests in the Western Ghats.

Resort Contact Info

Seethanadi Nature Camp, Hebri,
Karkala Taluk, Udupi District – 576112,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Mr. Devraj

Contact number: 9449599758

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#24. Sharavathi Adventure Camp

Sharavathi Adventure Camp

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The Sahyadris are a precious treasure in the tiara of Karnataka’s splendor.

They are home to various rare flora and fauna unique to this area.

Wetlands, gushing rivers, lush grasslands, and a significant forest cover make the Sahyadris a treasure trove of rare creatures and plants.

The Sahyadris are most vibrant during the monsoons when new life springs up everywhere.

The River Sharavathi plunges from a breathtaking height of 830 feet, creating India’s tallest waterfall, the Jog Falls.

In the rainy season, the view of the Jog Falls is the best when it cascades as four distinct waterfalls — the Raja, Rani, Rocket, and Roarer.

Located just 6 km from Jog Falls, Sharavathi Adventure Camp is an excellent location to appreciate the refreshing melange of sunshine and rain.

A hillock skirting the Talakkalale Reservoir, this resort is a great destination to absorb the exciting dichotomy of sunshine and rain.

Every season provides a new reason to visit these therapeutic mountains.

The Sharavthi Nature Camp is a great place to enjoy the quintessential magic of the monsoons after the rain-soaked clouds have left.

The weather is suitable for outdoors after the rain has fallen.

In nature walks, you can savor the pastoral tranquility of the surroundings.

Resort Contact Info

Kargal-Jog falls Sagar Taluk,
Shivamoga Dist – 577421,
Karnataka, India

Manager: Miss Salma

Contact Number: 9449599784 / 9449599767

Landline: 08186-295295

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Jungle Lodges and Resorts Contact

Corporate Office

Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd.,
Ground Floor, West Entrance,
Khanija Bhavan, Race Course Road,
Bangalore – 560 001, Karnataka

Phone: +91-80-40554055

Office Hours: 10.00 am to 6:30 pm


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