Jungle Bells Nature Camp, Araku Valley

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Ranked 3 of 32 hotels in Araku Valley

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1 Review | 1 Reader

Location was good

Posted 1 Sep, 2016

The hotel location was very good. The activity was arranged at the hotel. I had visited this hotel with family. Geyser was provided in the room. The room was spacious but it was not clean. The parking facility was good. The behaviour of the staff was friendly. The check-in and check-out was done on time. The complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. The food quality was nice. The room price was reasonable. I would suggest this hotel to improve the room cleanliness.

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24 Reviews | 18240 Readers

Needs improvement

Posted 16 Aug, 2016

Jungle cottages are at the finest locations on the Araku Vizag that road. It has fantastic view. Built amidst trees and bushes with minimum destruction of nature. Cottages are well-equipped with AC, bathrooms and other room basics. But needs a hell lot of improvement in service and food. Should also focus on developing some activities which one likes to do during the stay.

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2 Reviews | 87 Readers

Jungle Bells, Tyda

Posted 3 Mar, 2016

Nice place to visit, Good cottages. Food could be better. On the way to aaraku. No telephone signal, no television, no internet. Good for a day or two. Cottages are in good condition. New built are better. Nice place to enjoy if in a group. All could be done by internet only.

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2 Reviews | 13975 Readers

Good hotel and clean rooms

Posted 4 Feb, 2016

Araku is a really cool place and the climate is not suitable for asthma people and it can be visited by the people in the months of November to January. The place is very suitable family and couples. The hotels over there are very clean and the rooms had to be booked before in these months because it's a festive season over there and there will be a huge rush at that time.

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2 Reviews | 623 Readers

Location is vibrant and services are good

Posted 4 Feb, 2016

I visited the Araku Valley recently. I booked room in this tyda resorts. Wonderful, wild experience there. Waterfalls are present amidst the resorts. Quite a beautiful scenery. The services were not bad. The residence amidst nature is itself a wonderful experience. Food on the other hand is not well arranged.! The items in the menu weren't completely available had to adjust with what we had. During night I was afraid due to the thumping noises from the roof top. But it was just the woodpeckers. Cost was normal. Not high. You can have a view of the map of the routes from the resorts on a big wooden board. Small park is available for recreational purpose. Overall wonderful experience.

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32 Reviews | 64541 Readers

Worth staying, especially for couples

Posted 13 Jan, 2016

This place is in between Vizag and Araku valley. Totally secluded. Only thing is AP Govt could do it a bit further from the main road. Anyway the sound level diminishes after 8 pm. Only the sound of crickets. Wonderful cottages with all the modern amenities including geyser and AC. You have to order the dinner before 6:30 pm. Good complimentary breakfast. Never plan to stay there if you don't have a car. Very courteous and helpful staff. Room service for food is available if you agree to pay 10% extra. Food quality is fair enough. If you book through internet you must carry the APTDC receipt. There is no network or landline connection. No third party booking confirmation is acceptable. (Same rule applies for Araku Valley APTDC resort). I suggest a perfect first or second honeymoon in Tyda. I stayed in the new wooden cottage. It still smells like fresh wood. They have an open air restaurant which is fantastic.

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2 Reviews | 1573 Readers

Super hotel with delicious food & good rooms

Posted 30 Oct, 2015

As we stepped into this resort they welcomed us very nice. The room is very good and the facility are super. The food is delicious. The location is awesome and the waiters did a good job for us and finally. The restaurant is very good.

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9 Reviews | 12070 Readers

Very good service, want to stay here again

Posted 14 Oct, 2015

We went there for a holiday including my friends I am very happy for stay in this hotel. All the service of this hotel is very good, we all want to go there again. We are very happy for there service, at the mid night there was a security guard for our safety, we never forget the moment that we spent there. It was a golden time for me and my friends.

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8 Reviews | 3736 Readers

Good hotel and good food

Posted 1 Sep, 2015

I went to Araku with my friends after seeing Vishakhapatnam i came to here. Hotel interior is extraordinary every thing is clean and good. Very disciplined staff and polite behaviour. Hotel is cost effective compare to remaining. I took some photographs with my friends around the hotel. If I visited again I definitely want to stay in this hotel.

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7 Reviews | 5463 Readers

Had a pleasant stay overall

Posted 10 Aug, 2015

Though the name of the place suggests that it is inside jungle, but surprisingly we found it just beside main road. The ambience of the place was very good and it justified the name of the hotel There were no television in rooms and our Mobile signals weren't reaching there. So it was quite a different experience for us which we enjoyed thoroughly. We also experienced as how life goes if your are kept isolated from these modern gadgets Hotel management arranged for 1 hour trekking inside jungle early morning and acquainted us with local tribal lives. It was quite a unique experience Otherwise, Hotel service and food were average and it was almost similar to what we experienced in other hotels.

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1 Review | 2796 Readers

I stayed here for 3 days and 3 nights in December...

Posted 21 Dec, 2009

I stayed here for 3 days and 3 nights in December 2009. Jungle bells comes just after 4 kms of ghat drive to the arakku valley. If you take the train you will need to get down at tyda station and from there its a hike to jungle bells. I recall there are about 18 cottages here. Each of them are quite far from the other with enough privacy. There wont be any phones or TVs in the room which makes you take full advantage of the free time. The restaurant is located at the foot hills while the stay is up hill. The cottages are built into the greenery without destroying the \'jungle effect\'. This is an excellent place for bird watchers or people who just want to have some peace. Very calm and all you could hear are the bird calls. Tribal dhimsa dance is performed thrice a week which is pretty good. Cell phones will not work in this part of the hills. Only BSNL, Airtel and idea phones ccatch the signals near the restaurant. if you have a CDMA service... you might as well switch it off. The food here is good. The staff here is exceptionally helpful (anand to be particular). Best time to come here is in the winter. The sun comes up late and goes down as early as 430pm. The cold also is pretty good. Visitors will find the stay very very peaceful specially if they are from a cosmo city and spend most part of their day glued to computers, TVs or traffic. Pros 1. Good ambiance 2. Lots of peace and calm 3. No TV and Phone in the room 4. Completely cut off from the artificial world 5. Birdwatcher\'s paradise 6. Excellent staff 7. Good food (really excellent cooks they have there) 8. The hotel is beautifully designed Cons 1. No room service 2. No cell phone coverage

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3 Reviews | 2296 Readers

Arakku Valley is a very good and econamic destinat...

Posted 26 Oct, 2012

Arakku Valley is a very good and econamic destination for holiday and Hony Moon. i was enjoyed lot for 3 nights and 4 days at arakku. its better we have to plan all the way before we start. Its good we hvae to enggage a cab throught the plan at arakku not much cost also. then about J.Bells nice place for people who really enjoy the nature. the best here is its make us away from the univese like No Mobile signal, No TV. It senses us thet what we miss in our daily life (i.e., Nature). Rooms and facilities, are very good. The location surrounding the resort is awesome like forest, hills, and tribals and their traditions. Leisure activities also good but miss some of those beacuse the are conduction weekly once. they make it alternate days people will try to stay more time.

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8 Reviews | 7766 Readers

The Araku Valley by itself including the train jou...

Posted 5 Feb, 2011

The Araku Valley by itself including the train jouney up to Borra Caves seemed much overrated. There are other mountain trains in India far more appealing, engineering challenges of building 35-odd tunnels notwithstanding. Borra Caves by themselves were awe-inspiring simply because of their size and the wonderful sculptor that Nature is. With this backdrop, we reached the Jungle Bells Nature Camp by one of the SUVs that dealt with the mountain roads deftly. The reception area of the camp is not well kept, reservation is strictly paper-based and can be a trouble if one is not residing in any of the five odd cities that APTDC has an Office in (the list for instance excludes Mumbai and going by the languages spoken Bengali tourists were closely followed by Maharashtrians everywhere except for APTDC resorts!). The rooms are cottages, few and far between, surrounded by forest that gives one enough space with nature. Inside also, rooms were spacious, clean (daily comprehensive cleaning is the norm here), though showing certains signs of ageing (abrasive marks on the cistern, leakages on the wall, again one of the constants in APTDC facilities). There is no evil of modern society viz. a Television or Mobile Telephony or for that matter Internet there and so one has the time of the world with him/her during the stay. There are quiet verandas with almost every room. Food from a limited menu of vegetables, eggs and chicken can be had in the room or at the restaurant but because of no intercom one has to travel to restaurant everytime an order has to be placed. As for activities are concerned, there is a one and half hour morning trekking of no considerable difficulty offering birdwatch opportuinies. After the breakfast till late afternoon, one can laso try the tight rope walk or the spider web with a 30-feet freefall (safety harnesses and instructors available throughout). There was no nocturnal activity nor a campfire, which is probably the one missing piece among all the peace that we had there.

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1 Review | 7310 Readers

Beautiful location with greenery & polite staff

Posted 29 Dec, 2014

Conveniently located with good hospitality. It is located far away from the city, the bus stand and the railway station. Hotel appearance, exterior and interior were good. Staff were good, polite, professional, helpful and cooperative and very caring. Room was spacious, neat and comfortable with clean blankets, pillows and bedspreads and they provided good working basic amenities and there was greenery and mountain view from the room and well maintained wash room with 24 hours hot water facility. They provided veg, non-veg food with more varieties, the quality and taste of the food was delicious and filling. No issues at the time of check-in and check-out and they provided dance program.

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1 Review | 6529 Readers

Cooperative staff and spacious rooms

Posted 17 Sep, 2014

I booked my room in advance. Location of the hotel was best. Behaviour of the staff was very nice and cooperative. Rooms were neat, clean, and spacious. TV and fridge were there and working properly. Outside view was available from the room window. I took my food in the hotel and it was tasty. I faced no problem during check in and check out timing. Nothing was available in activities. Inner and outer view of the hotel was good. Services were fast and on time. I went there alone in December month. Araku Valley is a good place as tourist destination.

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Jungle Bells Nature Camp is ranked #3 among the 32 hotels in Araku Valley with an average rating of 5.2 out of 7. It is one of the 9, 2-star Nature Camps in Araku Valley. It is part of the "Andhra Pradesh Tourism" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 42 photos and 113 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Appearance. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 1,300 to Rs 2,000 per night. The hotel offer 10 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (38%) and Couple (38%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 55% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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