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“K Gudi WC JLR is an absolute delight!”

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K Gudi Wilderness Camp
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Bengaluru, India
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25 reviews
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“K Gudi WC JLR is an absolute delight!”
Reviewed 15 October 2011

At a distance of 90kms from Mysore, K Gudi is a fabulous resort managed by Jungle Lodges.
Recommend taking the road route of Mysore-Nanjangud-Chamrajnagar-BR Hills (if you are driving from Bangalore).

The approach from Chamrajnagar as you drive closer, takes your breath away with the scenic view of the mountains (BR Hills).

Stay:
- The staff is not just courteous, but extremely efficient.
- We stayed at the tented cottage called ‘Plum Headed Parakeet’. The cottage is clean, well maintained. Bathroom is spotless and neat (which is what your wives will always look for). And there is hot water available.
- There is power only for an hour in the morning. And from 6pm to 10pm to maintain the sanctity of the place.
- JLR provides you with a battery operated lamp which is just about okay.
- There is a TT table, and plenty of books on wildlife in the reception.
- Lokesh was an all-in-one support system, by being the naturalist, guide, bird expert and helpful for all queries we had.
- Deers will loiter all across the cottages.
- And all cottages have hammocks too.
- Nights are the best time: you will hear elephants, and alarm calls from several wild animals.
- All the support staff have an incredible understanding of what the guests need, and are available throughout (almost at your beck and call). Some of them are from the local Soliga tribes and are happy to talk to you all through your stay.

Food:
- All meals are taken care as part of the package, and the cuisine is completely local
- Those coming into India, may take a while to adjust
- There is a mix of vegetarian and non vegetarian. And no alcohol.
- Kids and the elderly too will find it sumptuous.

Safari:
- JLR organises two safaris in a day (7am-830am and 4pm-630pm) with a naturalist. The jeeps are well designed for a complete view of the jungle.
- We stayed from Oct 9-12, with heavy rains pounding the hill. But bird sighting was terrific; wag tails, woodpeckers, owls, eagles were some of them.
- Birds can be easily sighted from the cottage too; so don’t forget your binoculars
- We sighted bisons, langurs, barking deer, mongoose.
- As per the last census (2010), there are 34 tigers and about 60 leopards. K Gudi also has sloth bears, elephants and wild dogs.
- Recommended time to visit is January to May for sighting of predators. JLR also organises honey tasting with the local Soliga tribe during those months. A trip was organized to the local BR Hills temple about 20 kms from the resort during our stay.

Summary
- A complete paradise with deciduous, green foliage during winter.
- Lingering smell of the leaves and nilgiri stays with you, well after you have left.
- Dont pester the staff with tiger sighting, Lokesh is practical and does his best to take you to the permitted routes within the jungle.
- Enjoy the ride and the smell of wood – and thats what we did throughout.
- Several water bodies are visible, and you are certain to sight predators from January onwards.
- Clearly, a place we will return and highly recommended.
- Do book online, since you get a 5% discount on the cottages.

Stayed October 9 -12, 2011.

Room Tip: Both the cottages and log huts are excellent to stay at.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

What should I say??
Hmmm... Believe me, I may not be good in using fancy words but this place is worth a visit!
I went wit my wife on her birthday and stayed for 2 nights and both wished we could stay for another day.. But was not availble further :-(
We stayed in loghut called chamundi. Very good accommodation and well placed as well.. We just fell in love with the surroundings... With deers coming ur door side and saying a hello to u :-)
U get a great variety or wild animals and birds to get a glimpse of - when u have patience :)
A must visit I say :-)
But... Plan 3 days minimum....

Room Tip: Choose Chamundi. it's very Private and well placed
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

This place is within the jungles. The staff are very cooperative and nice. Don;t expect very exotic food here but the staff takes extra care for special request especially for young kids. The property is excellent with animals (mostly deers) roaming around. Lot of birds and squirrels roaming around. They have two safaris all inclusive but don't expect to see many animals. There are many deers which is a treat.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

After a sensational visit to the Jungle Lodges property in kabini a couple of years ago, we, a group of five over 50's - decided to try K Gudi

Part of the problem was the season..the wet season is really poor for animal sightings, which is one of the main reason to go here one would have thought

Apart from relatively hard to spot wildlife, for which the resort cannot be blamed of course, my real complaint is with the lack of facilities. Not expecting 5 star luxury but for a lodge priced at the same level as Kabini, the food was not as good, and the complete absence of hot water meant you couldn't really bathe at all. so it was like camping but paying quite a lot for basically staying in a tent with no hot water and no power for most of the day. Power is not available between about 830 in the morning and 630 at night, which makes it quite difficult to say use the bathroom during the day.They do provide a battery operated lantern
of sorts buts it's very wimpy.

It's real jungle of course and there are reputed to be 35 tigers and 73 leopards in the reserve, but overall for what's on offer, I'd say pick Kabini or some other place.Unless camping is your thing and you are prepared to pay a very hefty price for the privilege.

People were friendly, the driver guide tried his best to find animals for us.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

This is one of the most pristine forests in India for sure! The staff are very helpful and attentive and the manager - Mr. Sunil is very hospitable. Two of our family members fell ill and he personally came to the log hut to enquire about food, medicines and even called a doctor. He takes care and it shows. The rooms are spotlessly clean and one very unique/good thing is that there seems to be no mosquito menace in the area. Therefore, one can sit out in peace. We stayed in the log huts which was very comfortable. The bathroom is very clean. They have a programme that you adhere to mostly, but its good because they take care of everything from the safari to the food etc. The food is simple and yummy. The safari is twice a day in the evening arund 4 and then in the morning at 6. They take pains to try and show you around, but you have to be lucky enough to spot a leopard, sloth bear or tiger! You will get to see turtles, lots of deer, sambar etc. Of course, one can also go and see the domesticated elephants they have and go near them etc. Highly recommend this trip for any one who wants to see nature at its best and chill on the hammock looking at some very tall trees!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about K Gudi Wilderness Camp

Property: K Gudi Wilderness Camp
Address: Kyathadevara Gudi | B.R. Hills, Yelandur 571313, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Chamarajanagar District > Yelandur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Yelandur
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,555 - ₹ 17,140
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The inimitable rush of untamed terrain - gorges, valleys, forests and swirling, swollen and frothing white water: that's what the Kali Adventure Camp at Dandeli is about. A sprawling bungalow on the banks of the majestic Kali River, this wilderness camp is all about making a connection with nature. Take a walk down the wild side and discover just how invigorating it can be. Discover the sheer adrenalin rush of being alive. ... more   less 
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