From Bangalore it is just 5 hours away. Around 220 Kms will take you between hectic traffic (Bangalore – Mysore Road) and very pleasant drive from Mysore to Bavali. If you are keen on forest experience then this is the place to be. Situated Just beside the Kapila river and exactly on the border it gives you the chance of experiencing Two cultures. One of Karnataka and Kerala.
You will start feeling the temperature drop by the time you hit the road towards HD Kote. The GOOGLE DIRECTION IS USELESS. So Kindly avoid believing that Navigation. Just Fallow the road to BAVALI from HD KOTE. Don’t enter the City of HD Kote. Just take the straight road from Pump house. Then after just fallow the road which connects Manathavadi (Sign Boards are plenty).
Before 30 KMS you will enter Rajiv Gandhi Tiger Reserve forest. From there you should give some rest to your accelerator. Start enjoying the deep forest and rich oxygen. I felt a rush in my body. Just keep your eyes either sides of the roads as you can encounter Elephant, Deer’s, Sambaar Deer & other animals. Yes, There is no need of going to Safari. You can get all these animals by the road only (Only lucky people will get the sighting of animal. No one including the safari staff can help you in the sighting of any animals).
Once you reach the Forest check post of Bavali just turn to left you will find your 5 ***** Destination & welcome yourself to a experience. Just check in and you are into a posh and spacious room. Each and every things starting from the door handle to bathroom accessories are well placed and maintained.
The resort is actually in the forest. Yes, I am not joking. It is in the middle of Forest. So breath freely.. you are in the heaven of oxygen.
Unpack & head straight to kitchen. You will find best and helpful staff. Also find finger licking food prepared by Dinda and Somu.
In the evening Staff will arrange a Bon-Fire in the middle of resort. Also they will played a video documentary of Wild life. One can booze and dance around the bonfire. we enjoyed a lot with our kiddo.
Early morning it is time for Nature walk (they call) we can call the River walk yes. Kapila river flows just beside of resort early morning Naturalist Manju or another one (forgot his name) takes us for the walk. where they explain some of the birds and the surroundings. A 3 kms walk is really energising and refreshing.
Otherwise one can opt for the Safari (Nagarahole or Tholpetty) My suggestion is to take Nagarahole Safari. As the transportation in the safari quite comfortable. If you have own vehicle just head out in towards kottipalyam. I am sure you will encounter at least two types of animals. Manju and another Naturalist are very informative and kind enough to show you more than you expect.
After coming back it is time for Breakfast and swimming. Swimming pool is just good for a family in which most of the members doesn’t know to swim. It is small but maintained well. Once you are in the pool just wait a staff will get you the towel. You can even get the good drinks beside the pool and enjoy.
Overall experience was awesome.. check my photos and decide.. I strongly recommend this place. Besides wasting lot of money for the same kind of facility one can opt for this.
• The Scenery
• Room Facility
• Swimming Pool
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