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“Smiles overweigh woes”
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Jungle Inn
Ranked #66 of 154 Mysuru (Mysore) B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 September 2012

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.

Room Tip: Better go for the Standard Double Rooms if you need a truely comfortable stay. The tented cottage lo...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

I have been visiting this place off and on from past few years and the staff have always been courteous. As far as the place is concerned it meets all basic needs one can expect near a forest. Rooms are basic, make a good place for a sound sleep, food is very homely.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank endeem
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Imagine going on an adventure trip, with the stay arranged at the edge of the wild, and the place of stay having an enticing name reminiscent of the revered naturalist Jim Corbett himself, and a reputation (at least on the web-site) of tiger-tales shared around the campfire by been-there, seen-it-all wild-life enthusiasts!! Well, the inducement and enticement was just that--glib marketing! An incident amongst many would throw light on a place that was relevant long back when POSSIBLY, long time ago, trained spotters were on the staff, who assiduously kept good liaison with the Forest Wardens, the cook too had tales to add, and enthusiasts shared a simple yet tasty meal around a campfire. We had excitedly got ready to do the jungle safari with first light,at 6 Am, when the Forest Dept opens the gates to the sanctuary. Well… the driver was nowhere to be seen even at 6:10 AM, and when 15 min later he turned up, we could not exit the Inn as the Inn-gates were still padlocked and the watchman had disappeared with the keys. All this, despite good-humored warnings to us from the manager during dinner the previous night that we should be on time. The staff assigned for the Jeep Safari were not able to identify some of the wildlife, the safari caters to no facilitation whatsoever in the form of spotting equipment like binoculars, or pictorial guides, it is conducted along asphalted roads even otherwise given access to for people in vehicles to cut across the sanctuary between 6Am and 6PM. The food in this place is cooked by someone who has challenged taste buds. To cap it, we were served the previous day’s tomato gravy in a poorly camouflaged form- as chutney- for breakfast served to enable an early morning exit. However, the rooms were large, adequately cleaned, ventillated and well located. This then is a Jungle Inn, to be read as “an Inn, near the Jungle”. The same experience could be obtained by staying at Hunsur and driving down to reach the sanctuary by 6 AM.

Room Tip: Hobson's choice here!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

i stayed there for couple of days and everything on their website is a lie. The service is pathetic to say the list...Food is horrible.....Nothing in the resort to pass time... Food is horrible.....There safari do not take you inside the jungle....bonfire is for 20 mins and for everything they will ask you to pay extra... every sack has to be ordered two plate even if you are a couple....this is just a rip off and the management are cheaters......Please do not go there...

Room Tip: Everything sucks
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The resort sucks big time. There is noting in the resort although the website and the management their will promise you alot. They mention cycling in the website but lol only one cycle is available..If you are a vegetarian...god save you....the non veg is not great either....I would recommend you not to spoil your weekend their...The management is pathetic..No service...you would not even get drinking water in your room...Can't have alcohol their....

Room Tip: I would not recommend any one going their forget about the room.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Traveller535
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This place is located on the boundary of the Nagarhole forest about 0.5km from the entry gate. Overall it is of average quality with plain rooms and furniture (no TV), but clean. The overall ambience of the resort was nice and gives a feel of a forest. There is no room service, so we had to go to the cafeteria for meals. The water provided in the rooms tasted weird, so we had to buy bottled water. The food was average. The staff was quite friendly and helpful. The jungle safari that they arranged cost Rs. 2400 for a family of 4. It was basically a jeep ride through the main paved road in the forest and all we saw was deer and elephants. We later realized that we could have done the same thing in our own car for free! Also, there was a noisy group of drunk men at night that was annoying. The campfire that was promised in the brochure never materialized. The main drawback of this place is the price....we had to pay Rs. 9000 for a family of 4 for one night stay plus 2400 for the safari. It is certainly not worth that price.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I stayed there for 2 nights in January 2012. Loved the tranquillity and charme of this place.
But the price you pay (Rs. 5500/Room) is far to much.
Even it was clean, the room service great and the food lovely...

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank bibe_7
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Additional Information about Jungle Inn

Address: Veerana Hosahalli, Mysuru (Mysore) 0, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Mysore District > Mysuru (Mysore)
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Mysuru (Mysore)
Price Range: £20 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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 

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