Bhagawathi Nature Camp Chikmagalur – Jungle Lodges
Bhagawathi Nature Camp is located inside the Kudremukh National Park. The camp offers a great starting point for many treks with great in camp birding and herping. It is 11 kms away from Kudremukh.
It is a limitless mosaic of golden grass lands, studded in rims of dark green sholas, held aloft by verdant evergreen rain forests which look like sky islands. It is also an important catchment area where three important rivers Tunga, Bhadra and Nethravathi originate. Surrounded on all sides by equally enchanting forests, coffee, cardamom and areca grove fields, the park truly offers endless pleasure to any visitor looking for nature at its best. The steady humming sounds of cicadas from deep inside the jungle and the melodious bird calls mix harmoniously with the giggling of streams and soft sounds of perennial rivers to create that perfect aura.
Bhagavathi Nature Camp is located inside the Kudremukh National Park about 11 kms from Kudremukh Karkala road. The national park is situated in the Western Ghats nearly 2000 meters above sea level. It derives its name from the Kudremukh peak which resembles the face of a horse (kudre – horse and mukh – face in local language).
The mountain range is covered with dense tropical forests, also referred to as Shola forests, separated by lush green grasslands. Clouds hang right over the peaks and layers of floating mist create a surreal aura over the hills. Going all the way up to watch a beautiful sunrise or sunset can be a memorable experience.
There are three kinds of cottages at Bhagavathi Nature Camp: wooden cottages known as chalets, tented cottages, and dormitories. Luckily, I was put up in a chalet because that was the most appealing to me. They look straight out of dreams and are extremely comfortable even on cold nights (Kudremukh can get really cold even when the rest of Karnataka is burning). I later realized that they are the most expensive of the lot too though the price differences are minimal.
All chalets are equipped with 2/3 single beds, a table and chair, a wooden clothes hanger, cupboard, ceiling fan, power outlets, and an emergency light if you need to venture out of your room at night. They have an attached bathroom replete with Mysore Sandal soaps and shampoo. Since most of the camp works on solar power, you won’t have hot water in the taps all the time. Hot water comes early in the morning (between 6am – 9am if I remember correctly) if you wish to take a shower.
Tented cottages also have the same facilities. The only difference being they can get colder at night. So, if you are opting for a tented accommodation, check if they can give you an additional blanket. Or carry your thermals to sleep in.
Dorms provide shared accommodation with common bathrooms. This is a good option if you are traveling on a budget.
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Chalet (Wooden cottage): (Sleeps 4) From ₹2405 INR / Person
Tented Cottage: (Sleeps 4) From ₹3250 INR / Person
Dormitory: – (Sleeps 4) From ₹1650 INR / Person
Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis(For single occupancy 30% extra).
Tariffs are dynamic, subject to change without prior notice.
Package Includes: Location of the selected accommodation, stay, Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast, trekking, Forest entry charges and GST 18%.
- Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis
- Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff.
- Single occupancy charges are applicable.
- Tariff for children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50% discount on the tariff.
- Tariff May be changed without prior notice.