Tiger Ranch

Lodge in Bandipur National Park

The very rustic Tiger Ranch has basic cottages, a thatched-roof dining hall and fine home-cooked food. There's good walking in the surrounding forest, and you're sure to encounter wildlife. Evenings can be enjoyed around a bonfire (extra charge). It’s located 10km from the park entrance; call ahead to arrange pick-up (₹300). Note that the access road is very rough.

Animals visit occasionally, so be vigilant at night, and be warned that monkeys and rodents can be a serious nuisance, so don’t leave food (or valuables!) lying around your room. No alcohol is served.