Bannerghatta National Park is where the Karnataka Forest Department rehabilitated lions and tigers rescued from circuses and other smaller private zoos. Bannerghatta, on the outskirts of Bangalore (25km), offers you all the sights, sounds and action of any protected area in the country. Situated within 25,000 acres of carefully preserved jungle is a Tiger and Lion reserve that houses even white tigers and other mammals as well.
In the eco-proactive spirit of Jungle Lodges and Resorts, they have created a Nature Camp - an ideal place for school children and young adults to be moulded into future naturalists. India's first Lion and Tiger Safari is the major standout of this place. It is ideal for an overnight getaway, one that's exciting, extremely accessible and of excellent value for money. Corporate groups will find this Camp a great option for their off-sites, seminars or meetings.
Bannerghatta Nature Camp has eight, neatly laid out, luxurious, tented cottages - twin-bedded, Swiss tents with attached bathrooms. Recently, two stilted log-huts have been added to the Camp's accommodation facilities. These huts are made of locally available logs and other material. With attached baths, these huts are well appointed and comfortable in every way. The Camp also has a tidy dormitory that can accommodate about 32 adults. This dormitory has bathrooms that need to be shared by the occupants.
The Camp also has a conference hall, which can accommodate about 30 people, theatre style.
The Camp has a conference hall equipped with a white screen and a white board.The hall can accommodate about 30 people, theatre style. The camp also has an open-to-sides, dining area called the Gol Ghar, a signature design component of Jungle Lodges and Resorts. The Gol Ghar, gives guests an experience that is very close to nature. Sometimes, the resident deer and sambar come very close to the Gol Ghar while guests dine.
The Cuisine - At the Nature camp you will be indulged with the best for local cooking - vegetarian and non-vegetarian - buffet style. You can request for Continental and Chinese food to suit your palate.
The main attraction at the camp is the drives into the Bannerghatta National Park. The Grand safari includes visit to the Lion, Tiger and the Bear enclosures. You can also take a guided nature trek into the Herbivore area of the Park. Bannerghatta is ideal for children and budding naturalists to explore the many secrets of Nature. Besides you will also get the opportunity to visit the Asia's largest Butterfly Park.
The main attraction at the Camp is the drive into the Bannerghatta National Park. The Grand safari includes a visit to the Lion, Tiger and the Bear enclosures. You can also take a guided nature trek into the herbivore area of the Park
Wild elephants are spotted regularly in the dense forests of Bannerghatta. The other mammals to be sighted here are bonnet macaques, spotted deer, barking deer, slow loris, wild boar, porcupine, three-striped palm squirrel and jackal.
A birdwatcher's delight, this park abounds in bird life with about 200 species of birds like Honey Buzzard, Brahminy Kite, Great Horned Owl, Spotted Owlet, Purple Sunbird, Loten's Sunbird, Small Green barbet, Paradise flycatcher, Tickell's Blue flycatcher, Fantail Flycatchers and Common Kingfisher.
JLR's Bannerghatta Nature Camp is situated inside the Bannerghatta National Park, a green oasis near the city of Bangalore. From Bangalore downtown (M G Road/ Brigade Road area), one needs to drive south to Bannerghatta Road, which is off Hosur road near Wilson Garden. From this point, the National Park is about 20 km (40 min drive) away and easy to find with many direction boards enroute.
Please note that no private vehicles are allowed inside the Park Campus. All guests are requested to report at Hill View Restaurant near to Bannerghatta Zoo. We will arrange the pick-up from there to our camp by our vehicles.