Jungle Lodges K Gudi Wilderness Camp, BR Hills
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Jungle Lodges K Gudi Wilderness Camp, BR Hills

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  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 6.2/7
  • Appearance 5.8/7
  • Front Office 5.6/7
  • Service 5.9/7
  • Room 5.7/7
  • Food & Drink 5.4/7
  • Activities 5.7/7

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Emo

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  • 5 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  3928 readers
  • 6.4/7
  •  Posted Oct 9, 2015
It is one of the property by Jungle Lodges and thus it is slightly expensive, however I cannot complain. First, it is situated in a tiger reserve, how cool is that? Crazy cool! Secondly, you have the entire resort to yourself, because no matter what, even if the the entire resort is full, your privacy will never be encroached on. Third, the safari is all fun, though I wasn't lucky to spot any predator, I loved it. It is for 2. 30hrs in the morning and 2. 30hrs in he evening. Fourth, the food is delicious, this is one of the best factors in staying in jungle lodges apart from there amazing location and safari.

Fifth, the staff do a superb job and I guess all the credit goes to them to make the stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Sixth, the place is spotless and they do not use any plastic there. To discourage the use of plastics they have these water filling machines installed almost everywhere, so that people do no use the mineral water bottles. Seventh, the naturalist there is brilliant. Although for the 2 safaris that we had, we did not have any naturalists with us. sob sob!

Electricity is provided for few hours during the day and few hours in the evening, it is usually lights off at 10. 30pm. They do provide charge lights and torches in the room. They also have the entire itinerary written in the reception as well as in the rooms. Not to forget, the rooms are immaculate and the wash room spacious. This isn't a luxurious property, but who need luxury when the nature itself is so rich and vibrant. Although, I would suggest that they have some kind of fence or boundary so that passer-by's do not stray close to the property. I had an superb time in K Gudi Wilderness camp and would highly recommend it.
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Santosh Rao

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  • Santosh Rao
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  4984 readers
  • 6.3/7
  •  Posted Oct 4, 2015
Nature at its very best. This is nestled about 4. 5 hours from Bangalore. Took the kanakpura road via t narsipura. Most of the road is great but the scenery picks up last 40 mins when you enter the hills and the national park. This is a typical jungle lodges property. Decently well appointed, not luxurious but comfortable, food decently good but not large spread or customized, courteous service but not effusive. Makes for a very serene setting with tents and jungle guys. Safaris are in morning and evening. Very nice sitting area and hammocks around the property. We also had a leopard drop in during our visit. Would highly recommend people to go here
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Ulka Latif

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 6.0/7
  •  Posted Jul 6, 2015
The heat, lack of airconditioning and to top it all, the middle of a forest reserve. Now that is a deadly combination that we had signed up for. And mind you, we have never been let down by the Jungle lodges team.

BR hills or K gudi as it is better known is not too far a drive from Bangalore - once you enter the forest, the temperatures drop by a few degrees, enough to let you know you have arrived. The entrance had a lovely baby elephant dancing around since she was tethered and wasn't happy about it, a baby chital which was being its naughty self and all these as one entered the resort.

The entry to the resort is marked by tall trees, and mud roads, all these leading to your resp. Tents aka rooms. Nothing fancy, yet clean and comfortable. Nothing spectacular, yet nothing missing - the rooms are spacious, bathrooms clean and well-appointed, basic toiletries and all in place. Beds rather comfortable and ceiling fan that did its job to perfection.

The Golghar is where food is served, again the standards for Jungle lodges are met every bit- simple food, variety of veg and non-veg food and some yummy desserts. Not only is the spread for lunch and dinner sumptuous, so also is the case for breakfast. Back from a rather eventful safari, the breakfast is laid out in time for one to feast on. Guides that know the jungle inside out - identify the birds like they were best friends and know the paths in the depths of the forest like the back of their palms. Now that is called a good forest stay.
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Abhinav Shrivastava

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1397 readers
  • 5.9/7
  •  Posted Jun 8, 2015
The camp is within the BRT Tiger Reserve, and is accessible through this narrow winding road. The road to the place has a few markers and boards to the camp, but it's easy to get lost while passing through villages. It's location on Google maps is spot on, so keep that phone handy.

The camp is built on the hill side and has tents (more like spacious canvas rooms) and brick cottages built on stilts. It's description as a wilderness is quite a misnomer, it's far from basic, with the tents and cottages having tiled bathroom with running water. I would recommend staying in a tent, as each tent has a hammock and sit-out in front, and opens up to the valley. It's beautifully misted over in the morning, and the perfect vista for the early morning tea.

It is very quiet and peaceful, and there is electricity for just 4 hours in the day and the weather remains pleasant and cool even in June. The service is excellent, and very well organised.

This isn't a resort, so there's no a la-carte restaurant or swimming pool, and is ideal for a quick weekend getaway. Alcohol is also strictly prohibited. They have hammocks and a jungle gym, but it's not a place for kids, as there are no holiday activities or games to keep them occupied.

The meals are homely and rustic, served buffet-style under a thatch roofed 'Gol-Ghar'. The service is excellent, and everyone wears a smile and constantly checks to see that you're comfortable.

The package for each night includes 2 safaris, one in the evening and one early morning, and it is very well organised. The safari Jeeps were pepped and ready to leave at the indicated time, and the accompanying naturalist took his time to explain the resident animals of the reserve, and made sure everyone was able to spot an elusive mongoose or woodpecker.

The reserve has an abundance of birds, we saw serpent eagles, woodpeckers, thrushes and owls, and abounds with deer, boars, langurs and elephants. The deer and boars aren't shy and frequently enter the camp compound. The reserve boasts of 60 resident tigers, but we were only able to spot a tiger's pug mark. The dense foliage also makes it difficult to spot a tiger or leopard.

Overall, an excellent and refreshing experience. The camp is very well maintained and they've maintained it as a rustic wilderness haunt, which makes it perfect for a quiet holiday.
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Lavanya v

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  • 5 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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  • 6.0/7
  •  Posted Feb 10, 2015
The camp is very nice. We stayed in wooden cottages which were the far end. The jungle experience in the night is absolutely thrilling. We could hear the barking deer and once we heard a loud noise which sounded like tiger. It was just scary and exciting too. The safari was excellent and we spotted a leopard which gave us fee good poses too. The food is homely and neat and the service is good too. The best part is there are 2 jeep safaris and we spotted few wild Indian gaur and elephants too. I would definitely go back!!
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Rajsree

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  • 8 Reviews
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  • 6.7/7
  •  Posted Sep 8, 2014
What a resort. Staying very near to the nature of the forest. In the midst of deer, elephant going back to good olden days. I can never forget this experience. Excellent resort with excellent food and i should not forget to stay about the security they give to the people in that forest was awesome. They arranged a trekking and wild life safari daily two times and it is at its best. We cannot get such tasty food even in a five star hotel. Itís like going back to Ramayana times and staying in Parnasala for getting out of all our concrete life tensions. Very relaxed.
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Ram Lakh

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  • Ram Lakh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3185 readers
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  • 7.0/7
  •  Posted Aug 14, 2014
I had a good experience over there. I travelled there by my own vehicle. It was located in the mid of the forest so transport facility was not there. I was able to find that hotel. People who liked wildlife such as wildlife photography, etc. then they can go there. Complimentary breakfast was there. Taste and quality of the breakfast was good. Staff service and behaviour was very-very good. They were helpful and friendly. Room was spacious but not that clean because it was in the forest. They were mini tent. It is definitely a recommendable hotel. There was no problem in check in and check out procedure. Location, appearance, booking and front office, services, room, food and drink, and activities were excellent there. They had jungle safari, rock climbing, etc. They provided everything. It is an excellent place to go. I went there in 2011 with my family. It was a wildlife kind of holiday. It was expensive. It was a recommendable hotel to others.
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Vinay Kumar

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  • Vinay Kumar
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  •  2291 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Jul 19, 2014
We have been there once in a team hangout. BR Hills is the beautiful place and would highly recommended to anyone who want to escape city life and spend time to relax there. The accommodation and service provided by the jungle lodges camp is excellent. A must experience is safari ride and tour for coffee plantation. I never forget the aroma of coffee plants. Advice to travellers is common advice of enjoy your time, get rejuvenate but be safe as usual. Get some information from locals, they would be your best choice to know anything you might miss to see in BR Hills.
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Bejoy

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2479 readers
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  • 5.3/7
  •  Posted May 19, 2014
It is a nice hotel. It was like a tent but all basic facilities like hot water, neat and clean bed, etc. were there in the tent. It was inside the forest so view of forest was visible from the room. Service was good. They provided the room service. Food was served as a buffet system. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were included in the package. Safari was also included in the package. Varieties of foods were available there. Parking facility was available there. Location of the hotel was very good. Look wise, it was good. Reception service was average. Rooms were good. Only bonfire was there and it was good. No need of improvement required there. BR Hill is a very good place to visit. I went there in the month of January.
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Varun Vasudeva reddy

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  • Varun Vasudeva reddy
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3711 readers
  • 5.3/7
  •  Posted Jan 8, 2014
I stayed here during december with my wife. We had a very good time here under the natures lap. Morning we woke up to the calls of birds and deer. Food was good and rooms are spacious and neat. Safari was awesome. I spotted two leopards during the safari. It was an amazing moment. I would wish to go there again very soon. I also recommend it for my friends.
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Jungle Lodges K Gudi Wilderness Camp Overview

Biligiri Ranganna Hills (popularly called B.R Hills) at an altitude of 3375 FSL hosts the Biligiri Ranganna Temple Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 525 sq km. The K.Gudi Camp is located inside the sanctuary and features tented cottages, log huts and rooms for accommodation. Activities of interest include open jeep safaris, trekking, and campfire and wildlife sightings. Located 225 km from Bangalore, this resort is open through the year, though best time to sight wildlife is June to Oct.

Rooms and Amenities at Jungle Lodges K Gudi Wilderness Camp

The camp has 3 log huts, 8 twin bedded cottages, and four furnished rooms at the Maharaja's hunting lodge, and can accommodate 30 to 40 guests at a time. All rooms have attached baths. Amenities include laundry, bar and in house restaurant ( fixed fare).The camp organises elephant rides, barbeques, bird watching treks, coffee plantation tours and screening of wildlife movies for its guests.


Jungle Lodges K Gudi Wilderness Camp Address

Kyathadevarayagudi
Chamarajnagar

Karnataka - 571313
India

How to get there

By Road NH 212
By Train Mysore 86 km (MYS)
By Flight Coimbatore 175 km

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