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The Bison

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Gundathur Village (Karapura - Kabini), Nagarhole National Park 571114, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to go on a holiday where you just want to put up your legs and stare into the wilderness, then this is the place for you. Also, dont expect cell phone and internet service as only a few parts of the resort provides you with network. Please bring your own hard liqour as the resort only serves... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This indeed is the most unique 'African Safari camp like' experience which is so serene and beautiful. The heartfelt welcome of the courteous staff members, the hospitality, the food, the bonfire, the luxurious tents-- everything adds to the blissful and magical experience. The tranquil gaze of the river which is practically a few steps away from the exquisite tents, the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment we stepped into this property we knew we couldn’t have chosen a better place for our anniversary. The location is mesmerizing and the monsoon just made it look so enchanting. We lived in the tents which were well kept and the view from the room was overlooking the river where we landed up spending maximum of our time.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great place very welcoming..We were greeted by pups and kittens and that was the selling point for my daughter..We stayed for just 2 days..I was a little skeptical of going there, but when I saw the view I was mesmerized by the breath taking views on Kabini and the forest ranges of Nagarhole and Bandipur..As usual was... More 

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Hello Mr Padaki We are glad you enjoyed your stay! The monsoons are always special and although it is difficult to spot big game regularly, the lush greenery and rainforest-like feel makes up for it. Usage of our pool subject to weather and as the monsoon rains are unpredictable we often have to close it down over days of heavy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One word to describe the place is AWESOME..we were heartfully welcomed by the staff n more lovingly by cats n dogs..those were so friendly my baby wasn't ready to leave them..the machan was neat, the staff were humble n followed us throughout our stay..the food, ambience, cleanliness all bang on..a must visit place if u wish to stay away from... More 

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Hey Jayashree We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay! The pets are a big part of our camp and at a wildlife destination like ours, we believe its important for both children and adults to interact with and understand animals in a different environment. We are glad you loved camp and its peaceful ambience. We look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived I was besotted. Monsoon season brings a whole new sense of tranquility to this spectacular wildlife resort with the Kabini backwaters lapping right up to the back "doorstep" of our luxury tent. It provided the most divine view to wake up to each morning before heading out on safari, and a wonderful canvas to view... More 

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

You have described our camp better than we could have! We are delighted you enjoyed the view and tented accommodation. We at The Bison believe in offering you something completely different. Forget the locks on your doors, actually forget the doors! Jungle life should be spent under canvas and not in between cemented and concrete walls! We are glad you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had an amazing time at the Bison - we stayed only for two nights, but given the chance, we would have never left. In a country of 1.3 billion people, there is nothing like escaping the hustle bustle for a while and spending a few days in the jungle. The location is straight off the cover... More 

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Hey Phillip We are delighted you enjoyed camp and we wish you could have stayed longer! Your safari experience was truly spectacular as you followed the resident male mark his territory in an area that wasn't his! We call him Torn Ears and what a show he put on! Shaaz's love for leopards are infectious and he has an uncanny... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is definitely one of the best places to stay at if you are into safaris in Nagarhole. Understated luxury at its best while keeping the rustic charm of the property intact reminds me of an african tented camp nestled in the Indian Jungle. Fantastic views of Kabini river from every room and the forest beyond. The food was simple... More 

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Hey Shaurya It was such a delight to have you, your better half and your in-laws at camp! Your love for wildlife was something we could relate to and it was great exchanging safari stories by the fire. You guys also carried extraordinary leopard luck and the icing on the cake was a leopard on the ruins of a 300... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights as a couple. We opted for machan, it gives a nice river view from some height. But tents are also equally good. Thanks to the Bison staff and Madhav for lovely hospitality. Staff is very helpful , these guys will make sure you get very best of food even in this remote area. We... More 

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Hello! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed camp, our food and the activities. Thank you for feedback with regard to the Poolside Dinner. Thats a great suggestion and we will surely keep it in mind for the right season. Although we do decorate your table, decorating around the pool would add a lot however only in summer months when... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was awed by the website, but trust me the place is way better than it looks on screen. The place is a mix between a rustic African wildlife tented camp and the old hunting lodges of the Raj, The Bison offers a beautiful balance of luxury amidst wilderness. Must visit!

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Thebisonresort, Manager at The Bison, responded to this review

Thank you Amrita We are glad you loved camp and it was better than what you had expected! We look forward to seeing you very soon! Stay safe and stay wild! Warm regards, The Bison Team More 

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