Jungle Stay is completely isolated from the outside world and thats the best part of this wonderful Hill Station, one can unwind, de-stress and distance themself from the chaotic city life. The forest surrounding the hills is home for a wide variety of wild life and birds. It is uncommon to hear the grunts and see the pug marks of a tiger or leopard and the call of the birds all day long.
Jungle Stay is located adjacent to Yemmedoddi reserve forest. It is mostly covered with coffee plantation adding a unique charm to the greenery around.
Jungle Stay offers great adventure in the form of trekking, the camp is situated at 4000 ft AMSL and the view from the camp is just breath taking. The star filled night skies and the panoramic view from all the corner of the camp make for an enchanting tryst with nature.
Located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, it is a dense forest situated above the Yemmedoddi village in Hoggarekangri hills. Covered with dense forest, it is located to the north of Baba Budangiri hills in Chikmagalur District.
The region was once ruled by the Hoysalas. It was home to a great king of the Hoysala Empire, Veera Ballala II, who is known to have built the Amriteshwar Temple in Tarikere Taluk. Also known for its rich coffee vegetation, Baba Budangiri hills is the place where the first coffee crop was grown during 1670.
Shivgiri is also home to the Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak, which is 5,500 feet high. From the peak of Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak, the Lord Shiva Temple can be seen, which is said to be about 800 years old. Near the small village of Yemmedoddi, there is a lake, Madagadakere, which according to folklore is said to be filled with magic rain. About 45 km from Shivgiri is the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to many endangered species of animals and birds.