Tiger Ranch

Lodge in Bandipur National Park

Offering a genuine wilderness experience, the very rustic Tiger Ranch has basic but attractive cottages, an atmospheric thatched-roof dining hall and fine home-cooked food. There's good walking in the surrounding forest, and a you're sure to encounter wildlife. Evenings can be enjoyed around a bonfire. It’s located 10km from the park; call ahead to arrange a pick-up (₹300).

Animals visit occasionally, so be vigilant at night, and be warned monkeys and rodents can be serious a nuisance, so don’t leave food (or valuables!) lying around your room. There’s no alcohol here, so bring your own.