The district of Bandipur in Karnataka is one of India’s most beautiful tourist spots and is considered to be among the country’s top wild life sanctuaries. One of the best places to stay in while visiting this green haven is Country Club’s Bush Betta Resort, which with its great amenities and natural setting makes for an ideal getaway. It is nestled in the heavenly Mangala Valley and is surrounded by lush forests that are home to some of the most exotic wildlife and flora and here you can experience several firsthand encounters of rustic jungle life.
Bandipur National Park
Expect to see a lot of animals during your stay at the resort, as Bandipur is home to the Bandipur National Park, which is regarded as one of the most gorgeous national parks of India and is a protected Tiger reserve. One of their most popular activities is the Elephant Safari, a 10 minute exhilarating ride, where you can tour the park on the back of an elephant. Bandipur is also renowned for its sizable population of Tigers among several other animals. Here you will come close to nature like never before and get a chance to see animals like gaur (a type of bull), deer, four-horned antelope, boar, jackal, sloth bear, panthers and exotic birds such as the jungle fowl and green pigeon.
The Bush Betta Resort promises to offer a fun family holiday experience with its relaxing indoors and thrilling outdoor activities. Some of its interesting features include the lobby, which has been designed like a covered garden with a brook flowing through the center and a little wooden bridge to cross over. The resort offers a gaming area, a swimming pool, a gym and a quiet corner for reading. Further, you can take advantage of the camp fire organised on the property itself. The property has been covered by a solar fence to keep out bigger animals but at the same time allows for jungle sounds to come in, all with the aim of keeping you as close to nature as possible. The garden also boasts a treehouse that makes an excellent playhouse for kids. And don’t forget to visit the 70-foot machan (watch tower) which is the best place to catch some outstanding views of the area.
It includes cottages, club houses, swimming pool and other facilities that overlook the jungles and offers splendid views. The resort offers chalets that are big enough to house around three families of three to four individuals with single rooms also being available. The resort serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day. It features a swim up bar, a poolside bar, and a lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day and recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. Their spa amenities include spa services, massage rooms, facials, and body treatments that are sure to rejuvenate your senses.
While here, sample some authentic North Indian delicacies such as biryanis and kebabs all in a rustic setting at the Gabbar Singh Da Adda restaurant. The wonderful dishes on offer are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Things to do Around Town
While going from Bengaluru to Bandipur, you can halt at Mysore, which is famous for its handicrafts and textiles. While there you can also grab a bite at Country Club Mysore’s restaurants.
INFO: Nearest Airport Bangalore, +91 8229 236090, www.countryclubbandipur.com