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“Wonderful place to visit and relax yor vacation”
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Wild Haven
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Bangalore
2 reviews
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“Wonderful place to visit and relax yor vacation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We visited this place during July 13th 2012 with the entire team of 20 members. We really enjoyed a lot and the hospitality of the staff was really great.
The food was awesome like a home food. No doubt its the worth the pay. Go visit and enjoy your stay, Dont forget to visit the temple on the hill top and also the hill view of entire masinagudi from top.

Room Tip: Rooms on the firstfloor towards the leftside of the main building is good
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Wild haven - starting from the name board which was placed on the main road , the place really is wild . Myself,wife and our 2.5 yrs old kid had pleasant stay in WH for 2 nights and are just back to BAU. We could witness deers,peacocks,elephants in a close vicinity from our cottage no. 4. this room was facing the forest side . Happiest moment was when our kid excited to see rabit and deers in about 15 feet distance from our room. There are a lot of jujubi fruit bearing trees inside the WH campus which is the hotspot for the wild deers in the evening timing. They have built a watch tower from there you can see wild elephants ,deers &langurs drinking water from their own well specially made for these animals. Though the Rooms are not of star Class, we never mind as our main objective is to show our kid the as much possible animals as we can.


The food was of good quality , Babu the Manager should be an asset for this Resort. Our special thanks to Mr.John ( the propritor) & his team for arrangin us a complimentary trip to Bandipur tiger reserve.


Nanjunda- the night watchman at the resort is more experieneced with wild animals movement. based on the noise we heard from the long distance he confimrs what species is that , he also has a very powerful torch light that lights up to an animal that stands at the dark in a longer distance .

There are lot to say abou this place.

Overall if you are planning for only wild life tourism in Mudumalai forest, i can blindly refer this resort.

Regards,
Suresh.

Room Tip: Would recommend to choose cottages facing the forest side
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

We were very lucky to have stumbled across wild haven in preparing for our trip to Southern India. If you are looking for a relaxed holiday with fantastic up close wildlife experience then this place offers it all. John and his staff are very attentive, food fantastic and the rooms surprisingly good for the cost. We also used wild haven staff to plan the next leg of our trip. Their knowledge proved invaluable and the trip they arranged for us, fantastic. Of course the show stoppers here are the wildlife and even though the extended dry season has reduced numbers we were still able to see many species up close and personal. Evenings by the fire cap it all off. No hesitations in recommending this place.

Room Tip: We had an up stairs room with a view. Really good
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Wild Haven is your home away from home. Wonderful staff. The owner John is very welcoming. Food is a good. Yummy Indian and I could have toast and porridge for breakfast. Room was large and comfortable with its own balcony. Great spot to watch the elephants that stroll in. Incredible value for money and they helped us plan the last leg of our trip in minute detail. Was very sad to leave

  • Stayed August 2012
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Just back from Wild Haven after a 3 day trip. After Mavanhalla take the left on seeing the board and within 1/2 Km is the location. This jeep track itself sometimes has elephants grazing on both the sides. The property is strategically located for wildlife viewing, especially from the terrace of the staff quarters. It overlooks a man made waterhole, which attracts deers,elephants, wild boars, sloth bears & sometimes the elusive big cats. John the owner is extremely knowledgeable & hospitable. Talk to him about wildlife, conservation, loop holes, save tiger campaigns and you will soon realize you are talking to an encyclopedia. Ram the caretaker , Nanjunda the watchman will make sure you have all the information about the latest sightings. Come nightfall, the bon fire is made and you can uncork the bottles. But keep it quiet unlike the pubs & bars and you will start seeing countless deers coming into the property to probably be safe from the predators around human habitation. There have been cases of Leopards & Tigers following them. Elephants are like regular visitors there for the tamarind fruits. This place really comes to life on sunset. Peacocks with their metallic Mia-auhhh calls are the back ground music @ dawn & dusk. Food is good too. The three dogs here are also unusually friendly :-)
If anyone out there is looking for a base camp to sight wildlife, then this is the place to go. The rooms are clean, big and well maintained. It amuses me that i have nothing negative to write about the Wild Haven.

Naveen Rajappa

Room Tip: Ask for the ones closer to the fence if you want to observe wildlife.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Wild Haven
Address: Chadapatti Village | Mavanalla Post Masinagudi, Masinagudi 643223, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Masinagudi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Masinagudi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wild Haven since 1901 is situated on Ooty-Mysore road tucked away on a charming hilltop, surrounded by panoramic view of Nilgiri Mountains and valleys in Masinagudi, South India.You will experience the thrill of close encounters with wild life, fascination of ancient tribal culture. The tranquility you will experience will make your trip a memorable one.The terrain is extremely varied with hills, ravines, valleys, watercourses and swamps, while the vegetation is deciduous with tropical moist forests, dry deciduous forests and scrub forests occupying most of the area.Wild Haven is truly run by local people for a genuine impression of the jungle . Here nature and human being have together created a place for total relaxation and a thrilling experience with the wild life.We provide very much comfortable living, a tasty food and other services on your request. The hospitality you experience at Wild Haven will make your trip particularly pleasurable. ... more   less 
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