I stayed at Jungle Inn ( occupied Double room Regular, Room Number 3 ) for two nights from 12th to 14th September 2012.
The 5 acre property ( so I was told, but it definitely does not appear to be that big ) lies facing the trenched forest of Rajiv Gandhi National Park , across the road on Hunsur - Nagarhole Road.
Room 3 in the old block which is a Double (Regular) room, has a verandah and sit out place, but it does not provide any good view from the verandah and sit out place nor through the windows of the room. The room is very small with a small cupboard on the wall, which would be quite inadequate if you check -in with lots of luggage. The bathroom is not well maintained and looks untidy, that it would make you hesitate to use the scratched and stained toilet seat. The windows have insect screens and it would be better you do not keep the door open after dusk. Basic necessities are itself a luxury in the jungles, so there is no meaning in grumbling. Yet, the people who manage and run such resorts have to consider the guest's need of hot water for bath. There was no hot water falling from the hotwater tap and it fell on deaf ears whenever I mentioned it to the staff . Atleast a reasonable explanation would have been fine, but I was even told that 'somebody' might have closed the hotwater tap from outside. Wonder who is this 'somebody' who is hard-hearted enough to find pleasure in making people take bath in chilling cold water at day break and night. Of course they have Solar heaters installed, and it was a bright sunny day except for occassional spurts of short showers.
Electricity is available only after 6pm and it gets switched off in the morning. Better charge the cells and batteries during that period of time (On day one there was a power failure at about 3.30 am ).
I saw the rooms in new block which are very spacious, tidy and provide good views. They are Double Rooms ( Standard) and the tariff is Rs.2250 per person on twin-sharing basis.
In the jungles, I have lived in caves and in tribal huts; but I didn't have to pay for that, and the experiance itself is worth more than anything you can pay for. Considering what you pay for, Jungle Inn does appear to be over-priced, but the smiling faces that welcome you and the excellent food that they serve made me forget my woes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jungle Inn is situated at Nagarhole National Park. It’s a wildlife resort. We offer adventure activities like safari, trekking, water rafting, rapelling, coracle ride, elephant ride, etc. ... more less