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K Gudi Wilderness Camp
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a real gem of a place to unwind since it's located right in the middle of a Jungle (B.R.Hills). Like all JLR properties, this one too sets high standards when it comes to the nice, clean but rustic rooms / cottages & the overall ambiance.

Food is excellent and safaris into the B.R.Tiger reserve are well organized & worth it even if you do not spot the Carnivores due to the beautiful terrain. Dining beside a campfire at the Gol Ghar is a unique experience. Thanks to the tons of resident birds this is a birders paradise. The entire staff of K.Gudi are truly dedicated to conservation of nature, are very knowledgeable and go out of their way to delight their guests.

If you want to unwind & need to rejuvenate in a real Jungle, look no further, this is THE ULTIMATE place !

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is one pristine property right in the middle of a Jungle and maintains very high standards as do all the other properties owned & run by JLR (Jungle Lodges & Resorts). One wouldn't miss the non-availability of internet & Television since this place is close to nature. Plenty of birds within the property, excellent food, fabulous accommodation (I stayed in a Log-hut). While my Mumbai-Bengaluru flight got delayed, I called them up on the way & finally arrived K.Gudi @ 3.30 p.m (the safari starts at 3.15 p.m), they had a Jeep waiting to take me into the B.R.Tiger reserve and helped me hop onto the safari jeep right inside the Jungle. I doubt if other resorts would be able to do that.

The entire team of K.Gudi (including the caretakers, the drivers & naturalists) is excellent and this is one place one shouldn't miss !

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Spent two nights here and it never got boring! The safaris are awesome. The jungles are dense and the core area quite untouched. Food is fine, quite acceptable given the setting. Took an early morning trek with Naturalist Narayanan: it was fantastic. All in all a great experience for those who value nature!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Had been to K Gudi and stayed there for 2N and 3D. Drove down from Hyderabad in the morning and reached Mysore by late evening, where we halted for the night. It took about 7 hours to Bangalore and 3.5 hours to Mysore including breaks. Arrived at BLR, K Gudi at noon from Mysore. The camp was right in the middle of the jungle and probably this is the only one in the country right in the jungle. Accommodation is decent and the staff very courteous. Food options are limited but there is nothing to complain about as it is hygienic and tasty. We went on a safari twice. We spotted tigers on both days and it was the highlight of the entire trip. The safari was very well organised and the guides are quite knowledgeable of the terrain and animals. Overall, it was a great experience and I sure recommend this place if you are looking for a relaxed holiday in the wild

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Having been to all the JLR resorts that are in or near National Parks, I can say that K Gudi is the best of them all. I know some may argue that Kabini is better, but in my opinion it's over-rated. K Gudi is less commercial and unsophisticated. The tents and loghuts overlook the valley, and you can spot several birds by sitting just outside your tent with a pair of binoculars. It's the most satisfying part of a leisurely vacation. Needless to say, the regular safaris, that are part of any JLR camp, are superb. Their naturalists are very experienced and friendly. These forests are very dense: part evergreen and part deciduous. Barking deer that are usually very shy and hard to spot are quite commonly spotted here. If the forest department permits, visits to the Annikere waterhole is the best. A quiet and patient wait for 10-15 minutes will usually reveal some wildlife walking over for a drink. We spotted a sloth bear once. It is said that tigers also love to visit this waterhole too, but we were out of luck.
Also I must say their food is also much better than the other camps. I have been here once in March 2010 and after making a trip to all other resorts, I came here again in October 2011.

Room Tip: Tents are the best unless you have a large family, then you can go for a loghut. Important tip for...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This resort is right in the middle of the forest. The 18 km drive from BR Hills to this resort is amazing. Good road throught.

Loghuts are farthest away from Golghar restaurant. So if you wish not to walk too much, go for the tents. Food here is better than most JLR resorts.

I could spot and photo shoot many birds from my loghut itself.

Even though safari was not there, we 3 families had a good time. And yes, they have a pet deer that keeps romaing in the resort. Cool.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

We headed to K Gudi Wilderness Camp from Bangalore. It is about 4.5 hours drive, and the roads are very good. We took the Maddur-Malavalli-Kolegal route. Except for about 20 kms before Kollegal, the roads were fantastic. For those who wish to have a quick grub/breakfast, we suggest you do so in Maddur as meal options post this town are very few and may not be very appealing for many.

As soon as we entered B R Hills and crossed the checkpost....the forest seemed a little dry. This kind of scared us a bit, and left us wondering if we had made the right decision. However, once we moved about 22kms further ahead, we saw a sign board K Gudi Wilderness Camp which read "20 Kms ahead". After crossing this sign board, we entered an all together different & pristine world. The Jungle was lush...dense....pleasant with sounds of various birds chirping and the air so pure.

We also saw a cobra on the way, which made the journey all the more thrilling! We reached the Camp at about 11.30am, and were welcomed by the courteous staff at the door with tea & coffee whilst they did the check-in formalities. There is an elephant camp right outside the camp having about 3 domesticated elephants who were being given a bath which again was a good entertainer with the tea.

We stayed in the Magpie Robin Tent which out of the 8 tents there had the best valley view. The tents were simple, basic, extremely hygienic, super comfortable with clean linen and towels.

The Logh Huts may be preferred by those travelling with Kids, as it has 3 beds available and is at a certain height.

However, there isnt much of a difference between the two asthetically otherwise. We found the Tents to be more exciting as it gave us a true camping feel.

Although there arent many mosquitoes as one expects in a jungle, taking along an All-Out may be a good option to use atleast during the hours power is made available.

The day at JLR is planned extremely well, with lunch from 1.30-2.30pm..followed by a good 2 hours of rest time, followed by open jeep safari from 4.30-6.30pm-return to the camp-evening tea & snacks along with a wildlife movie from 6.45-7.30pm---time for relaxation again for those willing to spend some time admiring the nature by their tents/loghuts---and dinner along with camp fire from 8.30-9.30pm.

Electricity is turned off in the entire camp by 10am, and guests are provided with a battery operated LED Lantern and Torch for convenience. This is done keeping in mind the forest conservation rules and ensuring minimal disturbance to the animals.

Once the power is turned off...the entire camp is lit only by kerosene lanterns outside each tent and the forest comes alive after that with deers, wild boars, monkeys all roaming around just outside the tents. It is advised not to go out alone post 10pm, and watch the natures offering from inside your meshed tents only. Many lucky guests, incl. us have seen & experienced wild dogs chasing the deers, barking deer giving alarm calls, langoors turning restless as soon as they sense any predator approaching near by.... all of which make their experience one in a million.

The Indian Cuckoo Bird is the natural alarm clock at this camp at 5am....followed by one of the JLR staff giving the second wake up call with a bed tea/coffee. The morning safari is scheduled for 6am sharp and is definitely worth it when you spot splendid varieties of birds and other fauna.

The chances of spotting wild cats is rather rare when compared to Bandipur or Kabini here, however not impossible. The Leopard population (73) is pretty big out here, but since the forest is extremely dense, it might take 3-4 safaris before one can spot the magnificent animal on one of the rocks or the bark of a tree!

The food at JLR is served piping hot, feels like home cooked, and the staff is more than happy to alter their buffet menu on requests from guests. The safari drivers, camp manager and other staff are available at the Gol Ghar during meal times, ensuring they share their experiences of the wildlife with all those guests who are curious to know more about the jungle.

Overall, even during the day, the staff visit the tent quite often, ensuring that every need of the guests is satisfied and they are at utmost comfort in the camp.

Applauds to the hospitality of the people here! They truly made our experience complete!

This JLR may be shifted to another location in the next 1 year, as the area has been declared as a Tiger Reserve by the Forest Department and commercial activities in such areas arent permissible.

For those planning a weekend getaway to K Gudi, should then do so as soon as convenient to experience the beauty and true nature of this place!

Room Tip: Loghuts may be preferred by those travelling with Kids as it has 3 beds. However otherwise Tents are...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about K Gudi Wilderness Camp

Address: Kyathadevara Gudi | B.R. Hills, Yelandur 571313, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Chamarajanagar District > Yelandur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Yelandur
Price Range: $217 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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