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Gundathur Village (Karapura - Kabini), Nagarhole National park 571114, India
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The Bison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bison offered the most beautiful accomodation I've ever experienced. The food was plenty and great, as opposed to other reviews here: do you really need more than seven different dishes per meal? Rather quality than quantity, is what I reckon.... The tents were majestic, the staff very attentive, the location magical, the owner and manager refreshingly charming. The safari... More

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just back from a week at The Bison. I have never enjoyed a whole week more; a perfect blend of serenity and excitement. On the safaris we encountered several leopard, a tiger, elephants, bison, peacock, deer, monkeys, wild boar, jackal, and beautiful bird life. The thrill one experiences on the safari is unfathomable. The naturalists that the Bison send to... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a luxury tent accommodation in nagarhole its the bison. We had been there in 2013, month of April. The last few km stretch of road was very poor. The owner of the property, Mr.Saad Jung was not there but his representative one Mr.Dan was there to welcome us. The lunch was simple. All the rooms... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found out about the Bison from a trusted friend. I was told I absolutely have to check the place out. I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank that friend. What an incredible experience! The whole place has so much character. There are amazing safari photos and interesting artifacts adorning the common areas. The tents are clean, roomy... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted a holiday away from the maddening crowd! The BISON fulfilled that wish! The bright stars shinning down brightly as I sit by the camp fire, the roaring of the wild beasts, the fresh air blowing on my face, the beautiful sunset ... AH! I MISS IT ALL! The Bison gave me an experience i will never forget and... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best place you can get in Kabini. The Staff is great, Food is very good and we had a very nice dinner by the river in full moon which was the best experience i had. Coming to the price , it is on the expensive side with 11k per night per couple but in general all the... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a weekend this year..We were not too happy with the resort and felt it was a bit too ordinary unlike what is being projected in their website. Bad: 1.Highly over-priced. 2.No proper roads and totally muddy ones with no proper directions on the way unlike other top resorts that had good direction boards all throughout. 3.Food... More

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear Saad and Team, It took me a while to write this to you guys, My trip was unplanned but you guys made the trip memorable for me, For traveler, the great thing was : - it is a homely nomadic feeling there, which is needed when you go out. - They dint let me give out tips in cash... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Bison resort is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, very peaceful environment, wholesome hearty meals, a lovely outdoor pool, luxury tents and fabulous service, The Bison Resort gives the home away from home comforts but still stays true to the aesthetics of the jungle. A fantastic place to go with either... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I visit The Bison a few times a year as it never fails to impress us. The staff is extremely hospitable and accommodating, the food is great and the tents are luxurious, but yet authentic to the jungle. The Bison offers numerous activities to enjoy with friends and family, especially the bush dinner which is the favourite... More

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Additional Information about The Bison

Address: Gundathur Village (Karapura - Kabini), Nagarhole National park 571114, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Nagarhole National park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty lodging in Nagarhole National park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Serene and tranquil through the day yet exciting and stimulating at night; the Bison, a boutique tented camp, the first of its kind in India, offers luxury at the very of adventure. "The Bison" is situated at the confluence of the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks, on the shores of the exotic Kabini River in Karnataka (west of Mysore), which offers you the perfect wildlife adventure. It is the only resort in the area which directly overlooks the national park. Elephants and other wildlife are regularly spotted from the resort. The decor and ambiance of the camp recreates the adventurous decadence of a bygone era. Wooden floors, elegant linen, beautiful artifacts, old cabin trunks and other original antiques seek to enhance the rustic setting of the camp site. Each tent is lavishly furnished with double beds, writing and dressing tables, full length mirror and arm chairs. En-suite bathrooms with expansive showers are a virtual treat. ... more   less 

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