Welcome To Jungle Inn
Established in 1994, Jungle Inn was the first eco-friendly wildlife resort and has been striving to promote the concept of Living in Harmony with Nature. Located on the northern fringes of Nagarahole National Park (a.k.a Rajiv Gandhi National Park) the resort is just a few meters away from the main entrance to the National Park. Jungle Inn offers a blended experience of eco-tourism and adventurous wildlife tourism.
Built lovingly brick by brick, Jungle Inn shelters large shade trees, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, bamboo groves, whistling pines, and flowering plants that provide a rustic atmosphere to the resort. Well conceived guest rooms are spread throughout the resort so as to offer privacy to guests. The rooms are comfortably furnished and have en suite bathrooms.
Experiences At Jungle Inn
Being so close to the forest, our resort makes for an ideal base to enjoy both the quietude and the thrill of the forest while engaging in some light sports inside the resort. The much-anticipated activity at Jungle Inn is the safari through the forest. It is a great opportunity to observe wild animals in their natural habitat and provides photography opportunities aplenty to wildlife enthusiasts.
The resort can arrange for a range of other activities like coracle rides, rappelling, trekking and visits to the nearby holiday spots in Coorg and Kerala. Inside the resort, walk in the serene ambience, ride bicycles, engage in bird watching or play some fun team sports like throw ball and volleyball. Reserve your evenings to watch a documentary film on wildlife and to enjoy the warmth of a campfire.
All meals are vegetarian buffet meals at ‘Gudara’, the dining hall. We serve traditional Indian food made from fresh raw materials sourced locally. On occasion, the set menus share buffet space with Chinese or Continental dishes.
To keep your young kids engaged we have a children’s play area with quality equipment. The compact play area is in close proximity to the Gudara.
Nagarahole National Park
History of Nagarahole
Nagarahole used to be the private hunting grounds of the Maharajahs of Mysore and was converted to a 285 sq km wildlife sanctuary in 1985. It was expanded and achieved National Park status in 1983. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, the park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and one of the best wildlife getaways in Karnataka and India.
A Haven For Wildlife And Birds
Wildlife abounds in the national park and consists of Asiatic Elephants, Indian Gaur – the largest wild oxen in the world, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Mouse Deer, Sloth Bears, Marsh Crocodiles, Otters, Dholes (Indian wild dogs), Leopards and Tigers. Malabar Squirrels, Flying Lizard, Langurs, Slender Loris are other noteworthy denizens of this forest.
Karnataka has been being declared as the No.2 State in Tiger Population in the country and Nagarahole as a protected Tiger Reserve by the Karnataka Forest Department. A recent census finds that approximately 60 tigers and 80 leopards reside here.
The Birdlife in Nagarahole is just as impressive and the park draws avid bird watchers. Teeming with nearly 300 species of birds Nagarahole forest and the adjoining Kabini River are home to the elusive Malabar Trogon, the Great Black Woodpecker, the Malabar Pied Hornbill, the Fishing Eagle, Spotter Dove, Indian Roller, Grey Shrike, Black-headed Myna, Indian Tree Pie, Scarlet Minivet, Jungle Babbler, and Crested Serpent Eagl