1. 1. Accommodation

Presently the following accommodation facilities are available to visitors at Bandipur Campus.

a)    VIP Guest Houses

There is 01 VIP guest houses having 4 suits

b)    Cottages

There are 09 cottages having 19 suits

c)    Dormitories

There are 04 dormitories having 43 beds

d)    Tariff

Accommodation Tariffs are as follows

Sl.

Cottage Name

Indian

Foreigner

Gajendra I

1600.00

3200.00

Gajendra II

1600.00

3200.00

Gajendra III

1000.00

2000.00

Gajendra IV

1000.00

2000.00

Vanashree I

1000.00

2000.00

Vanashree II

1000.00

2000.00

Vanashree III

1000.00

2000.00

Vanashree IV

1000.00

2000.00

Vanashree V

1000.00

2000.00

10. 

Chital I

1000.00

2000.00

11. 

Chital II

1000.00

2000.00

12. 

Harini I

1000.00

2000.00

13. 

Harini II

1000.00

2000.00

14. 

Kokila I

1000.00

2000.00

15. 

Kokila II

1000.00

2000.00

16. 

Papeeha I

1000.00

2000.00

17. 

Papeeha II

1000.00

2000.00

18. 

Mayura I

1000.00

2000.00

19. 

Mayura II

1000.00

2000.00

20. 

Dormitory (20 bed)

1500.00/ group

2000.00/ group

21. 

Dormitory (10 bed)

750.00/ group

1000.00/ group

22. 

Dormitory (9 bed)

675.00/group

900/ group

23. 

Dormitory (4 bed)

300/ group

400/ group

24. 

Kuteera

1000.00

2000.00

25. 

Vanaranjini I

1000.00

2000.00

26. 

Vanaranjini II

1000.00

2000.00

27. 

Vanasuma

1000.00

2000.00

Note:  1. Park Entry Fee Rs. 200.00/person Extra paid at Reception center when you are Check in.

2. Rs. 100.00 Paid for Jungle Safari by Bus (Only Resident Guests)

 

  1. 2. Common Dining Hall facility

A well established common kitchen and its catering arrangement can provide vegetarian food as desired by the visitors. The ROM systems are installed for safe drinking water facility.

Rate

Time

Breakfast

40.00/-

8.30 A.M to 9.30 A.M

Lunch

75.00/-

1.30 P.M to 2.30 P.M

Dinner

75.00/-

8.30 P.M to 9.30 P.M

Food Charges would be same for regular/resident guests.

film show (at dining hall)

7.30 P.M to 8.30 P.M


  1. 3. Safari

Presently the safari activates are taking place in the entire designated tourism area by treating it as on unit.

a)    Departmental Safari

There are 06 department safari buses to carry the visitors in to the Eco-tourism area of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Jeep & Gipsys are not offered for online reservation.

b)    Private safari

There is 15 other safari vehicles belonging to Jungle Lodges & Resorts also ply on the tourism roads of Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

c)    Safari Tariff

Park Entry Fee

Jungle Safari

Total

Indian

Rs. 200/-

Rs.100/-

Rs. 300/-

Foreigner

Rs. 1000/-

Rs.100/-

Rs. 1100/-

 

d)    Safari Timings

6.30 A.M to 9.30 A.M & 3.30 P.M to 6.30 P.M

  1. 4. Reception Centre

The Eco-Tourism Activities presently at Bandipur Reception Centre is managed by an ACF, who is assisted by an Office Assistant, Six Safari busses drivers.

 

  1. Park Interprétation Programme

Interprétation Centre

The Park has an Interpretation Centre and   all tourists, visiting the Park should first be made to go through this Centre before entering the Park. This would not only introduce the Park to the tourists, but would also create in the tourist an awareness and appreciation in respect of conservation needs and also increase public support for Wildlife conservation. This is better done through use of visual objects or visual display.

Keeping in view the objectives of eco-tourism, the education and interpretation of park resources is a part of Overall Eco-Tourism Management effort. The Interpretation-Cum-Visitor Centre must be self-contained, attractive and educative and must act as an important hub of information. Publication and Publicity material need to be carefully designed keeping in view the target groups and made available in sufficient quantities. The holdings and way side signage has to be designed keeping in view the ecology of the area and should not be an eyesore.

Realising that National Parks and Reserves have no future unless people who live around such areas cooperate with the management and actively participate in the programmes. Education and Interpretation of Park resource is part of the overall tourism management effort with an emphasis on increasing public support.  Interpretation according to Freeman Tilden is ‘An educational activity which aims to reveal meaning and relationships through the use of original objects, by firsthand experience, and by illustrative media, rather than simply to communicate factual information.  It informs the tourists about: