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Step into Machaan Wilderness Lodge and experience a harmonious blend of rustic elegance and breath-taking nature. Nestled close to the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve and located on a coffee plantation in Coorg, our wilderness resort provides guests with an upscale and comfortable stay while still preserving a connection to the natural surroundings. Choose from our selection of room options for your stay at Machaan Wilderness Lodge. Stay in the Planter's Den rooms, with their warm and inviting ambiance reminiscent of a classic retreat, featuring private balconies surrounded by the lush coffee plantation. The air-conditioned Tamarind Canopy Luxe Cabins offer spacious private balconies, modelled after India's traditional “Machaan” platforms, providing a peaceful and picturesque wildlife viewing spot on the coffee estate If you're looking for a truly luxurious and unique experience, book a stay in the Machaans by the Hadlu (opening March 1st, 2023) for a luxurious glamping adventure in the great outdoors. One of the best things to do while staying with us at Machaan Wilderness Lodge is to go on a Jungle Safari Adventure into Nagarhole Forest with ease, as we book safari tickets in advance for our in-house guests. The outdoor wilderness experience is further elevated for our guests through various activities offered, including guided nature walks, tree trail adventures, tours for identifying local flora and fauna, discussions about the coffee cultivation process, and bird watching with our naturalists. At Machaan Wilderness Lodge, our seasoned naturalists are dedicated to providing guests with a comprehensive outdoor experience. They lead bird watching and nature walks on the property and impart an immersive and engaging understanding of the local area. Upon request they can accompany guests to nearby tourist spots and join them on jungle safaris, offering a first-hand perspective of the jungle and assisting with wildlife sightings. They will tailor an unforgettable journey for you. Take some time in the afternoon to unwind at the peaceful oasis of Machaan Wilderness Lodge's pool. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the coffee estate, the pool is situated in a tranquil corner of the resort with comfortable pool beds for one to soak in the serenity and peaceful surroundings. Enjoy delicious meals at Hibiscus - our 180 degree open-air restaurant, featuring cuisine inspired by the Coorg region and prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The evenings at Machaan Wilderness Lodge are spent around a bonfire, filled with lively conversations, and shared experiences. After a day of exploring the Nagarahole Forest on a jungle safari, guests come together to recount their wildlife sightings and adventures. Our knowledgeable naturalists are also present to share their observations of the day. The atmosphere is further enlivened with documentary screenings, making for a truly memorable and enjoyable evening filled with shared stories. The resort is located approximately 230 kilometres from Bangalore and 100 kilometres from Mysore, making it an accessible destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts or anyone looking to enjoy a getaway to the wilderness.
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Churicad, K.Badaga Village, Srimangala 571217 India
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frdch wrote a review Yesterday
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Everything was excellent: the accommodation, the facilities, the food, the staff, the surroundings...! The scenery was fantastic, we had very wonderful days together to rest, enjoy walks to discover so many colourful birds and plants. A special thanks to Gowtham, trained naturalist, for the opportunity to walk and learn so much on local fauna and flora. It is also very close to the tiger reserve with opportunities for unforgettable safaris!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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ArchanaBSen wrote a review May 2023
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If we were to suggest a homely place with nature's best picks and an adventurous experience, I would suggest Machaan, Nagarhole. Amidst nature at its best, with Jackfruit, Chikoo, Fig, Avacado and oranges left for the native species of Malabar Giant squirrels, Flying red squirrels, birds and insects to eat and not harvested for human consumption. All the adventurous activities planned from seven in the morning to ten in the night will never cease to bore you. Special thanks to Shreyas and Paneesh for making our strolls extra special and to anticipate things in the wilderness. Not only that, sitting in the balcony of your amazing rooms will make you wonder in awe the amount of species of birds that are there.From a common crow to starlings, bulbuls, magpies and more... The nature strolls, bird watching tours and the nocturnal walks were amazing and very informative. The staff highly knowledged and knew a lot about the endemic flora and fauna. The food was mouth watering and finger licking too. Thank you, team Machaan for making our stay so pleasant :)
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 30 Jun 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation and suggesting Machaan Wilderness Lodge, Nagarhole as a homely place with an adventurous experience! We're overwhelmed to hear that you had such a wonderful time surrounded by nature's beauty. It's heart-warming to know that Machaan is a place where the natural ecosystem is respected and preserved, leaving fruits like Jackfruit, Chikoo, Fig, Avocado, and oranges for the native species, demonstrating our commitment to maintaining a balanced and sustainable environment. We're glad that the adventurous activities planned kept you engaged and excited. It's fantastic to hear that our team made your strolls extra special and had a deep understanding of the wilderness, enhancing your experience. The variety of bird species you observed from the balcony of your rooms must have been awe-inspiring! We're proud to provide a habitat that attracts a diverse range of birds. We're pleased that our team members are highly passionate about the flora and fauna, and their expertise adds value to our guests' experiences and showcases our commitment to conservation. Lastly, we're delighted to hear that the food was sumptuous, and that our team certainly left no stone unturned in creating satisfying meals that complement the overall experience. Our entire team at Machaan is grateful for the opportunity to make your stay pleasant and memorable. We hope to welcome you back soon for another incredible adventure amidst nature's best. Regards Team Machaan
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beee wrote a review 8 Apr
Cannington, United Kingdom3 contributions
Very unique place close to the Nagarhole national park. Beautiful views, unique luxury accommodation and passionate staff who are trained naturists and are so warm and welcoming. I particularly loved the safari organised by the government in nagarhole which is just 15 mins drive and the hotel will take you. Also, the food at this lodge is excellent and they have an extensive menu. The swimming pool is fabulous and just has lush views from every angle. The hotel run lots of activities which you can join like birdwatching
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear that you found our property unique with beautiful views and luxurious accommodations.It's great to know that you enjoyed the safari organized by the government in Nagarahole, as well as the culinary delights offered at our Figtree Restaurant. We are also pleased that you liked our swimming pool with lush views and the various activities we offer, such as birdwatching tours. Your kind words about our passionate and welcoming team are truly encouraging.We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay at our lodge. Regards Team Machaan
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NishitaGanguly wrote a review 8 Apr
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This property is heavenly, amidst the serenity of the nagarhole reserve. We were a big group of 8 adults with an infant and had a very memorable stay for 3 nights. The service was remarkable with great food and hospitality. Shreyas was extremely helpful and helped arrange safaris at short notice which we were very grateful for. His nature walk was very informative and interesting and made a lovely evening for all of us. Soum and Sri ram along with the rest if the restaurant staff were extremely pleasant and hospitable taking customised orders from us for all meals and providing us with utmost comfort. The tents were spacious, clean with well designed interiors and very well placed in the property with a beautiful view of the dense secluded forest from the balconies. We are very glad we chose Machaan to spend our holidays and would definitely go back for more.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience as well! We are delighted to hear that you had a heavenly stay amidst the serenity of the Nagarahole. It is humbling to know that you found our service and hospitality to your likeness, and that Shreyas was able to assist you with arranging safaris and guiding an informative nature walk. We are glad that our restaurant team were able to provide you with customized meals and utmost comfort. The beautiful views from the balconies on the Luxury Tents must have been heartwarming. We thank you once again are grateful for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable experiences at Machaan! Regards Team Machaan
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Ashwinkumarjain wrote a review 5 Apr
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The hotel is too inside, the reception says they have veg food and seperate kitchen but when visited restaurant the person says we do not hv separate kitchen not separate utensils. We clean utensils and cook. We booked for 2 days going back after 1 day Waste of money and time.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We have taken note that you expect us to have a separate kitchen for Vegetarian food. During your tour of the kitchen we did show how we have separate bays for Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian. We follow industry standard procedures and also have our own stringent quality processes to ensure our kitchen operates and delivers the best quality food to both Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians. While making the reservation through Yatra.com you could have filled in the Special Requests column and highlighted that a separate Veg Kitchen / only veg resort is what you’re expecting. Our team would have taken due note of the same immediately reached out to you express our inability to comply with the request thereby allowing you to choose an alternate option. However, this request / requirement was brought to our notice only after checking in. We did offer alternates which, were not accepted. We take guest feedback very seriously and have gone to the extent of keeping our guests updated on the action taken based on their feedback. In this case it is not feasible for us to be operating two separate kitchens, we hope you understand our situation. We observed that your review mentions that you checked out after 1 night whereas, you spent 2 nights with us as per your original booking. We request you to consider reviewing your feedback as the same is not lines with what other guests have experienced. Thanking you and assuring you of our best services at all times. Team Machaan
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Bharathi D wrote a review 5 Apr
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
There is no proper veg food in the restaurant and rooms are too far, they just have 1 buggy for the entire property and you need to wait for very long. There is no resturant near the resort you have to go 1 hour for a restaurant from here. There is no high tea at free of cost. The photos looks great but bad experience and told them for refund of 1 day because there is no veg food available they denied so we left the hotel with payment made for 2 days and stayed for 1 day.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We have taken note that you expect us to have a separate kitchen for Vegetarian food. During your tour of the kitchen we did show how we have separate bays for Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian. We follow industry standard procedures and also have our own stringent quality processes to ensure our kitchen operates and delivers the best quality food to both Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians. While making the reservation through Yatra.com you could have filled in the Special Requests column and highlighted that a separate Veg Kitchen / only veg resort is what you’re expecting. Our team would have taken due note of the same immediately reached out to you express our inability to comply with the request thereby allowing you to choose an alternate option. However, this request / requirement was brought to our notice only after checking in. We did offer alternates which, were not accepted. We take guest feedback very seriously and have gone to the extent of keeping our guests updated on the action taken based on their feedback. In this case it is not feasible for us to be operating two separate kitchens, we hope you understand our situation. We observed that your review mentions that you checked out after 1 night whereas, you spent 2 nights with us as per your original booking. We request you to consider reviewing your feedback as the same is not lines with what other guests have experienced. Thanking you and assuring you of our best services at all times. Team Machaan
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Sanya O wrote a review Mar 2024
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Fabulous property nestled in the midst of a plantation. Extremely attentive and accommodating staff who made the trip for us 8 friends very comfortable! Rooms are great and well-maintained. The local cuisine is a must-try at the restaurant. Thanks to Gowtham and the rest of the team!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to share with us your kind words. We're delighted to hear that you and your friends had a fabulous stay at our property. It's great to know that you found our team to be extremely attentive and accommodating, and we're glad they made your trip comfortable. We believe in offering utmost services for our guests’ satisfaction and it is rewarding to know we have been able to do so. We're further pleased to hear that you enjoyed our comfy rooms and the local cuisine at our restaurant. We'll be sure to pass along your thanks to Gowtham and the rest of our team. We look forward to welcoming you all back for another enjoyable stay! Regards Team Machaan
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FlorenceGermain wrote a review Mar 2024
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We would like to express our satisfaction following our stay in Machaan last week. Not only the place is fabulous, in the middle of a coffee plantation, but the tents are incredibly comfortable, and the food is very nice. We particularly appreciated the nature walks, the bird watching, the night insects hunt, with Mr Shreyas and Mr Gautam who are both extremely knowledgeable and made our stay a real learning experience. On top of this the nature sessions allow you to meet other guests and atmosphere is very friendly. Thanks to all and to the staff!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, It's humbling to hear about your fantastic experience at Machaan Wilderness Lodge! We're glad to read that you enjoyed the beautiful setting amidst the plantation and found the luxury tents to be comfortable. It's delightful to know that you participated and appreciated the activities like nature walks, bird watching, and nocturnal walk led by Mr. Shreyas and Mr. Gautam. They are indeed very knowledgeable and passionate about the local flora and fauna. We're delighted that you had the opportunity to meet other guests during the nature sessions and that the atmosphere was friendly. We thank you for recognizing our services and hospitality which encourages us as a team.We hope to welcome you back for another memorable stay in the future! Regards Team Machaan
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IlseColee wrote a review Mar 2024
The Netherlands3 contributions
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It’s a lovely place in the nature! They organize safari trips you can book with them. They are very lovely to do! We didn’t see a tiger but our guide did everything for it haha. There is not so much around the resort but if you are there for a few days for the safari it’s nothing to worry about. The workers do some little walk safaris at the resort at different times. Only the food to choose about in the evening is a lot of Indian food. There is pasta available what is good! It was a lovely experience
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Machaan Wilderness Lodge and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely time surrounded by nature. Our safari trips are indeed a highlight for many of our guests, and while spotting a tiger can be elusive, we are glad the guide provided a memorable experience. We understand that the dining options may have been limited for your taste, but we are pleased to hear that you found the pasta to your liking. We thank you once again for your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay. Regards Team Machaan
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Gene L wrote a review Mar 2024
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Machaan wilderness lodge is a good place for a break from the city life. The rooms are well appointed, with a large verandah n sit out offering a splendid view of the greenery. The early morning walks are pleasant. Gowtham who is associated with Machaan needs a special mention for the enthusiasm, and energy that he brings combined with a good knowledge of the birds that abound in the area. He is always available for the post dinner walk too.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us at Machaan Wilderness Lodge. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here and that Gowtham's enthusiasm and knowledge enhanced your experience. Our rooms are indeed designed to offer a comfortable and relaxing stay, complemented by the beautiful views of the greenery around us. It's wonderful to know that you found them to your liking.We strive to provide our guests with a memorable and rejuvenating break from city life, and it's rewarding to hear that we succeeded in doing so for you. We thank you once again for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back for another pleasant stay surrounded by nature's beauty. Regards Team Machaan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Machaan Wilderness Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Machaan Wilderness Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, breakfast buffet, and an infinity pool.
Which room amenities are available at Machaan Wilderness Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Machaan Wilderness Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Machaan Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Machaan Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.