Kulgi Nature Camp, Dandeli
Kulgi village Haliyal Taluk
Ranked 14 amongst 62 hotels in Dandeli
Kulgi Nature Camp Reviews
The food quality was good. The activity was not conducted in the hotel. I had visited this hotel with my family. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The food price was not included in package.
Dandeli is part of the western ghats with some pristine forests to experience and post monsoon, it turns magically green. Kulgi is located idyllically close to the jungle and provides an unique experience with all basic facilities taken care of at amazingly affordable prices. What more can a naturalist or wildlife enthusiast ask for! Run by the Karnataka forest department with trained naturalists and a good kitchen maintained by Babu, who is always eager to please the guests, the place makes you want to visit often. A bird trail opposite the property can give you an opportunity to see some exotic birds at close range and accompanied by trained guides good at spotting makes a huge difference. Babu, the naturalist is an excellent guide and made our stay worthwhile. Jungle safari, trek to Kavala caves, Syntheri rocks, etc can be arranged from the camp. Food is served in a common place, typically North Karnataka fare, healthy and nutritious and with prior notice, non veg can be prepared. As per department rules, alcohol is strictly prohibited. Overall, a great place to experience nature.
The destination was good. The hotel was nice. The room was good. TV was not provided and the geyser was running in solar system. External appearance was good and the internal was nice. The hotel was well maintained. I faced no problem during check in and checkout. Response of the staffs was very quick. The check in and checkout was on time. The food was good. The booking and front office handling was fine. Reaching the hotel was very easy as it was conveniently located. The location of the hotel was good. The overall service was good. The surrounding area was nice. I would recommend this hotel.
The stay was in Hilton Athens Hotel. I stayed there for four days. The overall experience at the hotel was very good. I booked the hotel through online. The location of the hotel was easy to locate and in the city. Appearance of the hotel was good with front swimming pool. There was no problem during check-in and check-out. The hotel room provided to me was very spacious and was with all amenities. Complementary things were provided in the room like wine and chocolates for two nights. Food quality of the hotel was good. There were many activities provided.
If you are lover of forests then this is a right place to be in. This nature camp provides everything what you want in the middle of the forest. One thing which I really like is food, it was delicious. The whole surrounding in this nature camp is forest, forest and forest. You won't have any mobile networks and its the best place to escape from the hectic schedule work. From this place you have so many beautiful places to visit. The cook and caretakers are really good and it feels home. I have been here more than 3 times and still it had something to go back again and again.
Nature Camp is very good. It is located in forest and you feel exact like your staying in forest. We can get lot of other activities like water rafting, adventure camps, forest trekking, good guides and many more. The cost is also reasonable when you go in a group. It is run by the Govt. body. Location wise it is very good. Overall it is a nice place to hangout with friends and family.
This a fantastic place if you want to get away from urban life and stay close to nature. The location is simply amazing. The only setback here is with the food and facilities. But places like this we have to compromise something. There is bird watching trial in the camp which is good. Please don’t rely on public transport to reach this place, arrange your own transport.
It was conveniently located I did not face any problem in reaching. The behaviour of the staff was good and friendly. They were quick attentive and the service provided by them was satisfactory. The appearance of the hotel both interior and exterior was average. The room was so comfortable, spacious, neat and clean. I did not have any view from the room. The food was very good and tasty. There was no problem in check-in and check-out. There were no any activities provided by the hotel. They provided a sightseeing trip that was too good. The overall destination was very relaxed I had recommended it to all my friends.
The location was convenient and hardly twenty minutes from the bus stand and railway station. It was a resort with good looking and the staffs were humble, silent and co-operative. The service was excellent and the rooms were spacious and the lavatories were not in good condition. It was like a tent house and the food was available with both veg and non-veg. This was my family trip however there was no sight-seeing or activities was provided by the hotel. The cost was valuable and no delay found in registration process.
The camp was located within the city and I did not face any problem. The appearance of the camp was good. The service by the staffs was friendly and good. I did not have any problem in check in and check out. I had vegetarian food which was delicious and hygienic with good quantity. It is valued for my money and I had been with family for relaxation trip. The room provided to me was neat and clean with good spacious.
Top Reviews of Kulgi Nature Camp
7 people planned to spend the weekend to dandeli forest and jog falls. We three people started from chennai and reached bangalore on 23th early morning 3:30 am. Other 4 members from bangalore were ready to pickup us from the K.R.Puram railway station. And we started in the Innova to dandeli at 4:00 am. We reached around 3:30 PM to dandeli town and reached the Kulgi Nature Camp around 4 PM. We have refreshed ourselves and started trekking to near by places. It was a very nice place to stay and that too the tent type was so much attractive to see and even the cost was so cheap. Just 500 for a deluxe tent with attached bathroom and toilet. The climate was awesome and it was rainy too.. We reached there on 23rd July 2010 evening and took rest and started on 24th July with a local guide. The places we were visited on that day were Backwater, Syntheri Rocks and the Bisor River Boating. Syntheri rocks was simply superb and the waterflow was amazing. Bisor river boating is similar to water wrafting, but not that much speed. We enjoyed by enjoying old boat songs during the ride (lol..) Then evening we went to crocodile park which is near to dandeli town and reached kulgi for night stay. Next day(25th July 2010) morning, we started at sharp 6 am to Jog Falls. We reached Jog falls around 10 AM and have seen the falls in different views and started from there at 1PM to bangalore. We finally reached bangalore at 11PM to the railway station and caught the chennai train and reached here on 26th Morning..
Pavan from bangalore, 12 of my friends planned to go to Goa for 5 days trip by bike...We left bangalore early morning @ 4.30 AM bcoz, on tat day it was declared as karnataka bandh due to some reasons...Before going to Goa we planned to stay at Dandeli for one day 2 enjoy d beauty , so booked 5 tents at kulgi nature camp....finally we reached Daneli at evening 5 PM, went 2 forest dept which was in proper Dandeli city to collect d Bill n pass kind of thing....Nature camp is about 12 kms ride full dense forest roads are ok....finally reached the camp n got the tents which was ultimate feeling when we saw d tents n surrounding environment......At tat every one where very much hungry....Food was available der itself n we went 2 have it.....This was d moment where each one of them was on top bcoz d taste of d food was heaven soooooperb u can\'t even get this kind of food service n particularly d taste in entire dandeli as per ma experience,it was actually unlimited so each one batted nicely.....Actually there is no network service available at d nature camp so went 2km down d lane for d network to make d calls n finally at one place we got d network ,while coming we got 2 c some wild animals crossing d road probaly it was a jackal.....Next day morning got up early but d hot water for bath was not tooo hot compared 2 tat outside envoronment.....Before leaving we all bought t-shirts from der itself n had a nice time in the entire Dandeli paarticularly at dis palce.....so any one planning to visit Dandeli plz plz its ma advice tat u stay at Kulgi Nature Camp.....
Overall experience was very wonderfull and satisfying Our trip was full of joy and entertaining
wow!!! Had one of the best of experience i had ever had. Everything was great in this hotel. Great ambiance, hospitality,polite, well mannered, clean rooms, superb service, delicious food and great fun with the activities. What else can you expect when you reach a hotel. You don\'t have to long for anything.
We had made the booking over phone & got confirmation that a hut would be reserved for us. We arrived at the Camp to find that we actually had to go to the office in Dandeli to make the payment, but the staff was helpful, gave us a hut & collected payment the from us on the spot. On day one, we (my husband & myself) were the only people at the camp, it being a weekday. The next day a bus load of visitors arrived The accommodation was basic, clean, utilitarian without any frills. No hot water in the taps, hand towels, bed tea/coffee, soaps/shampoos etc. Hot water for your needs can be got from the Solar Water heater. Only one pillow & blanket per person. Since I had already ascertained this on phone, I had taken some warm clothes & was thankful for it! The tempretature drops in the night! The food was home cooked, wholesome, tasty, served in a clean, homely style (with resident cat for company)- one has to inform in advance that you will need lunch/dinner/breakfast. The service is decent, but you have to ask for whatever you need unlike in 5 star accommodations, where many of your needs are anticipated. The surroundings are peaceful, you feel one with nature. You wake up to the sounds of falling dew, chirping birds, not honking vechicles. If one has come to Dandeli for the bird watching/wild life/safari, this is the place to stay. But if river rafting is the main reason for your visit, Jungle Lodges or Bison River Resort may be a better option as these are closer to the place from where the rafting begins. Kulagi Nature Camp is a good 40-45 minutes drive to Ganesh Gudi (where you need to go for rafting) Since we had come mainly for the rafting, we had to drive down to Ganesh Gudi a good hour & half in advance. The rafting was a wonderful experience, highly recommeneded. We also got a splendid bird's eye view of the Kali River from Sykes Point which is a view point in the KPCL property at Ambikanagar ( courtesy some contact working in KPCL, general visitors not allowed).