My husband and I will be in Bangalore at the beginning of July 2013 and will have the 3rd and 4th July free - we are departing from Bangalore airport at 9pm on the 4th. We would like to do a jungle safari for the night of the 3rd, hoping to see Elephants, Leopard and Tiger (knowing that the last 2 are rare - I am South African so I know cat sightings are almost purely by luck). I've been reading about Kabini River lodge and Orange County resort, both seem very nice though a little pricey (will pay it if really justified by the quality of the food and accomodation as well as safari offerings). What other options are there of a similar quality and do they all include a safari drive into a park (is there perhaps anything located inside the parks)? Are there A/C facilities at any lodges, or at least fans, as we are not really used to the heat and humidity.
Would that area be best for a safari (I know it is monsoon season) or is there anything maybe closer to Bangalore that would be ok as well? Especially as we don't have that much time available. I guess the point is, is it worth driving that far for 1 night
Question 2. What are the costs to get from Bangalore to a safari lodge for 1 night?
Thank you in advance