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Reviewed 30 November 2020 via mobile

I've reviewed this property earlier and this probably is my sixth visit. The property is all that the glowing reviews claim and more.

But this was a vacation under the shadow of the pandemic - or so I thought! Mr Kothavala and Ms Shahnaz have worked their magic and restored the comfortable familiarity of Bamboo Banks to pre pandemic quality (sensibly keeping the pool closed) . We went looking to recapture the memories from 4 years ago and we weren't disappointed.

The quality of hospitality, food and warmth was a comforting constant in a confusing year of flux and change. It must be a bit of a job running the place but the Kothavalas, Rafique, George and others do it... and how!!!

If this review sounds biased, it is... Because I like the place and more importantly my wife and kids love it to bits.

PS:This is a rustic farm on the edge of a jungle.. If you go here looking for a five star hotel experience, you will be disappointed - deservedly!!

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bamboo Banks Farm, Owner at Bamboo Banks Farm Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2020

Dear Doctor Moorthy,
We hope that this finds you and the family well.
It was lovely having you and the extended family here again.
My staff join me in thanking you for taking the time to write a review for Bamboo Banks, It was indeed kind of you to take the trouble to write such a nice review.
Reviews like yours encourage us to provide the best we can and to keep improving.
It was a pleasure having you here, we look forward to having you back at Bamboo Banks sometime in the near future, until then take care and stay safe.
Thanks once again.
Warm regards,
Zerasp

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Reviewed 23 November 2020

If you are genuinely interested in wild life, this is where you should be headed. The drive from Mysore is picturesque and full of wild life. Zed and his sister Shanaaz are wonderful hosts and the staff are very friendly. While the cottages are basic, they are clean, large enough for a family of four and the food is excellent. We are vegetarians and they laid out an excellent spread for us every time. There are a lot of activities for kids from horse riding, all terrain vehicles, cycling, hiking, and photography. In addition, there is a giant telescope and clean skies to engage in astronomy. We saw the spotted deer, rabbits, wild boar, langurs, the giant malabar squirrel and many kinds of birds. Drive outside the farm and one can see elephants, gaurs, tahrs. The government run wild life safaris for Mudumalai and Bandipur are nearby....a one of its kind property in India and definitely the best in Nilgiris!!

Date of stay: November 2020
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Thank Owtick
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Bamboo Banks Farm, Owner at Bamboo Banks Farm Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2020

Dear Ms. Anjali,
We hope that this finds you and the family well.
My staff join me in thanking you for taking the time to write a review for Bamboo Banks, It was indeed kind of you to take the trouble to write such a nice review.
Reviews like yours encourage us to provide the best we can and to keep improving.
It was a pleasure having you here, we look forward to having you back at Bamboo Banks sometime in the near future, until then take care.
Thanks once again.
Warm regards,
Zerasp

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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Quite possibly one of the best experiences ever! An absolutely delightful team of hosts and staff members who will make your stay exceed expectations. Great food, lots of fun activities, and large, spacious rooms - Bamboo Banks is a must visit!

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

We decided on Bamboo Banks based on Trip Advisor ratings and must candidly say we are not disappointed. From Bangalore the place is about 260 kms and it took around 7 hours with breaks for snacks, tea etc. on the way.
We, husband,wife and son(all adults) were put up in the brick house which was hugely spacious. The package included breakfast, lunch and dinner which were sumptuous, varied and of fantastic taste. The hospitality of all staff were remarkable. Mr. Zerasp , the owner, was the one who received us on the very first day. The manager Mr.Rafique was very amiable and provided all the necessary guidance. Later , we were even received by Ms Shahnaz( Mr. Zerasp's sister) .

With Bamboo Banks as our station we visited the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve(7 kms) in the morning 6.30 am 8.00 am and later in the evening(4.30 pm to 6.30 pm) we went to Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Bandipur is one hour drive from Masinagudi.

In Bamboo bank itself a lot can be explored by way of travel in a Gypsy of the entire 42 acres property. The deer, turkey, wild dog, many birds, Nilgiris, view from machan , horse riding, riding ATV (quad bike) - all comes along with the package. Swimming pool and sports equipment are also available which we didn't use.

It was indeed a nice memorable stay .

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

If you are planning to Mudumalai, then you should only stay at Bamboo Banks. The property is sprawling and one can spend good amount of time within the property while at mudumalai. If you are a birder then take long walks within the property and you can spot a great range of birds. They also have a range of activities which you can choose as per your interest (details on their website) & time at hand. Zeraspji was nice enough to introduce us to star gazing via the fantastic telescope they have. If yo are an astronomy buff then you would love the experience.
All cottages are very spacious and have all amenities. Simple & Luxurious is what I would describe them as.
All meals have an elaborate spread and food taste very good.
The staff is amazing and Zaraspji and Shahanaz are wonderful hosts.

Room tip: Walk and cover the corners of the property.
Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank ramrex
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