With special emphasis on minimizing impact, the impact, the Bandipur safari lodge has only 12 rooms. Contemporary in style and comfortable with modern attached baths, which incorporate several eco- friendly features, these rooms are thematic - The Gaur Room, The Elephant Room, The Tiger Room..
To maintain the tranquility and natural harmony at the lodge, air-conditioners and Television are consciously avoided in all our room. And why would guests even miss them... when a gentles breeze wafts in from the hillsides and through the cool shade of lush thickets to provide fresh oxygen-rich, natural air-conditioning.
The Bandipur Safari Lodge has an interesting open-to-sides gazebo and banquet area called Gol Ghar, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills including Gopalaswamy Betta, the highest peak(1455m) in Bandipur. The Lodge also provides Campfire settings, an exclusive bar and a multi-cuisine restaurant. There is a fully-equipped visitors' lounge with an excellent collection of CD's and books on wildlife and nature.
The Lodge offers a delectable buffet of Indian food, both vegetarian and non- vegetarian, mainly from the south. There is also an excellent Chinese and Thai menu.
Bandipur's deciduous habitat is ideal for viewing elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, wild boar - and if one is lucky elusive predators like the tiger, leopard or wild dogs. A bird-watchers paradise, Bandipur is home to over 300 species of birds, of which many are endemic to these jungles. Although the park is a good spot to visit throughout the year, summer months of March, April and May are the best for sighting wildlife. October to February is when the climate is very pleasant and the forest is at its greenest best.
The highlights of a stay at Bandipur safari Lodge are the wildlife viewing opportunities in the National Park at day break and in the evening, Trips in open-top jeeps and on foot into the Park, along with a trained and experienced naturalist as guide, help guests identify and understand the rich diversity of flora, fauna and avifauna. For the naturalists-at-heart, there are plenty of opportunities for nature walks, bird-watching and wildlife photography in these unspoilt environs. Elephant ride, wildlife film and slide shows, star-gazing are other activities that guests can enjoy.