The accommodation features a mix of adobe - style cottages and lake facing lagoon suites. Each spacious cottage and suite has a living room and an air-conditioned bedroom tastefully decorated using renewable resources like cane, weeds and banana fiber.
There are splendid adobe-style cottage clusters, each with a verandah, arranged around a central courtyard. As warm and inviting as they are, all are cosy and private. Bathrooms are contemporary with the unique open to sky concept. Relax with the setting suns dying rays and watch the shadows lengthen over the resort.
Then there are the lagoon suites fringing the 6 acre lake. Some beneath mango trees; all lake facing. Larger groups will find the duplex accommodation very pleasing.
To remain true to the spirits of eco-tourism encouraged by government and environmentalists, the resort has used renewable resources like cane and weeds for the furniture, established a solar water heating system, a sewerage treatment plant which apart from recycling the water for gardening, prevents contamination of ground water. All these facilities such as solar water heating system, water recycling plant and sewerage treatment plant are the unique characters of the sanctuary, which are, not there in other resorts and counties located elsewhere in and around the sanctuaries.
The look of the restaurant is contemporary. Choose cosy corners or larger tables for your fine dining. Breaking the monopoly of a multicuisine restaurant, the chefs have rewritten a few rules of the cookbook themselves. The result is a menu culled from a cultural heritage that straddles the best of Indian and our very won Mysore cuisine. There's Chinese and Continental as well. Altogether an irresistible offering. The resort has a well stocked bar.
CONFERENCE ROOM: A conference hall equipped with audiovisual facilities and a pool side deck for private parties caters to companies planning off-site meetings, training programs or just a senior management retreat. The splendid way to work in Nature lap, room accommodates 65 people in theatre style. White Board, Pointer, Flip Chart Board, Screen, LCD, Slide Projector, OH Projector, TV (per), VCR (per), VCR (per)
SWIMMING POOL: A great way to refresh your body and soul .Well maintained pool of International Standards with all safety measures taken care. A beautiful swimming pool overlooking a 6-acre man made lake, gym and jogging track.
FITNESS CENTRE: Equipped with all modern amenities.
The evening and morning jeep safaris are the high point of every visitors stay. Each drive into the National Park takes about 3 hours and covers about 80 km of forest roads and game tracks. A fleet of low noise green vehicles along with experienced spotters take time to show you the giant Malabar Squirrel or Serpant Eagle perched on the tree canopy or a herd of Sambar at a distant salt pit or the pug mark of the Tiger near a water hole or game track.
The National Park has about 250 species of birds and serious bird watchers can drive slowly through the park to watch these feathered bi-peds. With special permission from the park authorities and during selected seasons, a jungle trek could also be arranged. An early morning walk inside the resort premises could also be a rewarding experience.
Group activities such as Treasure hunt, Tug of War or rappelling and jumaring at rock faces close by can be arranged with prior intimation and at a nominal cost.
For those planning a longer vacation, excursions to nearby Tibetan settlements at Bylekuppe and Gurupura are interesting half day outings. Bylekuppe, 50 kms from the resort, is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, complete with a Tibetan monastery with 7000 monks,a Tibetan village and a flea market.
Irupu waterfall near Kutta is a 40 kms drive through the Rajiv Gandhi National Park. It is a great sight during the monsoons.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GAMES
From table tennis to carom in the indoors and cricket to football in the out doors. From cycling to target practice with an air rifle, the resort offers recreational options for both adults and children.
The nearest airports are Bangalore, Mangalore and Calicut (in Kerala).
The nearest railway station is Mysore, 60 kms away from the Kings Sanctuary. Bangalore to Mysore is 120 kms, with frequent and convenient train connections. (Click here for train timings)
The Kings Sanctuary is approachable only by road. From Bangalore it is a 200 kms drive (about 4 hours), from Mysore it is just 65 kms away or an hours drive.