Though Galibore is situated only 90 kilometers from Bangalore, travel time required to reach the destination will be approximately 4 hours.
Day visits are scheduled from 10.30am until 5.30pm. You are allowed to stay a little longer than that, but you need to leave before dinner.
Room facility is provided for day trippers. Hence, your car is your shelter. That apart, you can spend time in the Gol ghar or pitch a stool on the river's edge and watch as an ocassional Cormorant flies past.
Reception is very warm with the staff identifying you with name and offering you a welcome drink (nimbu paani). You can order other kinds of drink too.
Food at Jungle Lodges is something you need to look forward to. Their understanding of reaching the heart of the guest through their stomachs is unbeatable.
After food, you are taken on a coracle ride. Starting a little late (towards 4pm) would be ideal as your chances of sighting elephants become brighter at this time.
Other wildlife you can sight in the morning are fresh water Otters, Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Darter, mongoose, and other birds of prey.
Elephants are best sighted in the evenings.
Besides sighting wildlife,You can indulge in a river rafting experience, go on a boring coracle ride which gets interesting if the guy taking you on the round boat has a headspin (and they usually do), you can cycle in the forest tracks, climb the ropes and replace the monkeys or simply laze around and look at the tall trees that adorn the forest or even worse, look at nothing at all.
Jungle Lodges also sell some of their memorabilia. So, keep some cash in handy.
When you go on a 1 night stay, there is an option of trekking in the morning atop the near hills which will give you a breathtaking view of the forest and also you can spot several birds of prey.
This is one of the most easily accessible places around Bangalore and definitely a place to chill out.