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Kudremukh-Karkala Road, Kudremukha, Chikmagalur , 577142 | Show on Map
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Bhagwati Nature Camp is a camp hotel in Chikmagalur, offering free breakfast service. The property is within a range of 87 km from the Udupi Railway Station. The Kudremukh Wildlife Sanctuary is 14 km away from the accommodation.
Guests have the option to choose from its 2 well-kept tented cottages that are fitted with required conveniences. Each cottage includes wake-up calls, welcome amenities, closet, toothbrush/razor on request and toiletries.
Bhagwati Nature Camp provides parking facility and activities trekking, bird watching, jeep safari (Ganapathi Katte to Singsaar Road) and mountain bike to its visitors. Furthermore, the hotel in Chikmagalur is inclusive of services like room service and medical service.
The Mangalore Airport is 95 km away from the accommodation. Visitors can explore tourist spots like the Hanuman Gundi Falls (19 km) and Lakya Dam View Point (0.35 km).
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by HariNambiar on June 21, 2018
I have been visiting the Bhagavathi Nature camp now for a few years and the simple fact that it is bang in the national park with no phone signal itself is its biggest asset. Ramesh, the cook is very friendly and does his job remarkably efficiently. I had interesting conversations with him about the recent rains and how he spends his time when no guests are around. Shanmugam is a very helpful and endearing man. Goes about his job with gusto and is the go to for all things one might need at the camp. He also has good knowledge of the flora and fauna and loves walking. I joined him for a few of these brisk walks. I stayed at the camp primarily for the kurinjal trek in the rains and kumar my guide and me had a wonderful hike up to the peak. Whistling thrushes, cicadas, lashing rains, fierce winds and the bhadra made my stay wonderful. I will keep visiting this place for its solitude.
by NithinKrish on March 22, 2018
I was sceptical about this place when I made my booking just two days before the travel. The expectation was poor and till the time we could reach the place I was concerned about the place, food and the serenity. But to all my expectations and worries, the place just offered a perfect getaway in the lush grasslands of Kudremukh national park backdrop. Bhagwati is a nearly 7-hour drive from Bengaluru and offers a scenic beauty all along the drive as we pass the well-known western ghats. It is now being maintained by Jungle Lodges & Resorts and are improvising the stay. Bhadra river runs beside the nature camp which is an added advantage for the people who travel here as they can get soaked in the flowing river during their leisure. When we were making a booking here, only the dorm was available and tented cottages were brought down for maintenance. Dormitory was well maintained but do not expect luxury. It is a good for 1-2 days stay. Food was limited but was not bad and was above my expectation. They did offer all 3 meals with hot beverages. Staff was courteous and were supportive. The guide took us for an evening walk into the grasslands for about 4-5 Km and one must be aware that it is a national park though you wont find elephants or tigers but this place is known to be having a good number of dholes and few leopards in the area. Surprisingly, there is a Sambar in the nature camp which has made its home now and would be a treat for the kids. The animal has become so human friendly that it will spend of all its time with you. We were also lucky to spot a white sambar(albino) in our morning trek to one of the nearest water body. This place is a paradise for bird watchers and you can spot variety of birds around the nature camp. Booking must be made through Jungle Lodges & Resorts website. The price for the dorm was not that high compared to other JLR locations (never know when they will hike the price). Overall, its a recommended place for nature enthusiasts who would love to spend their time in peace in the lap of nature with no disturbance. For families, it is advised to check which season they plan to travel here though it is a nice place to spend with the family. Tips: No mobile network within the camp. People must walk for about 500 mts to catch a BSNL network. Activities: Leech can be a problem in the monsoon as the rainfall is high around this area. Things to carry: Torch, Salt, Shades, boots, first aid kit, extra clothing depending upon the season and if you plan to get into water. Medical Assistance: You will receive first aid within the camp but for any other emergencies, the nearest well-known hospital is considerably far. Save Water & Save Forests
by Saroj Kumar M on December 26, 2017
I came to Bagavathi Nature camp for two nights. This is a wonderful queit place. The facilities are basic. The in charge Mr. Vijayanand is very caring person. He tries his best with limited facilities available there. Mr. Shanmugam is an excellent care taker. He has reasonably good knowledge of the birds. He is very helpful. The visiting naturalist Mr. Vijay is a good bird photographer and has good knowledge of local flora fauna. Food is basic but very tasty. Overall good place worth spending a week end.
by Sahadev k on November 4, 2017
I must admit I had my apprehensions before reaching the place. Friends who had visited the place 7-8 yrs back, did not have a pleasant stay. But when I reached the place, I was pleasantly surprised. 4 of us friends stayed at the dormitory which was decently maintained, restrooms could've been better since it's shared. There were total 14 beds in dormitory, best suitable for a group accomodation, also very affordable at approx 1300 includes meals and breakfasts. Apart from dormitory, 10 private tents are also available. Due to some maintenance work 5 were unavailable. The whole ambience of the camp is just right. Very calm and serene as the camp is located inside the forest area, so no loud music and camp fire. Still one can have a really good time being with nature. Staff are very helpful and well informed. They also organise treks and safaris with certain extra charges. If you're riding your better half (car/bike I mean), then do ride from the Nature Camp to Karkala. You will remember the ride for some time to come. One of the key necessity a traveller or a tourist expects from any place is food. If food is good then all else can be managed. Food here is up to the mark. Cook knows his stuff. Good breakfast and simple yet delicious lunch and dinner. With your all day trekking/riding/hiking/just playing in the river just behind the camp, trust me all you need to calm those muscles is some good simple food and hospitality. Being a nature camp they're placed under Jungle Lodges and Resorts, surprisingly they are open for honest feedbacks and are making great efforts to improve conditions. Do visit this place. You will not be disappointed.
by MaddyBala on August 20, 2017
I stayed at the Bhagavathi Nature Camp as part of my plan to explore the newer properties of the JLR. Bhagavathi was chosen to serve as the base for trekking expeditions to Kurinjaal and kudremukh peaks. Location: The camp is located on the banks of Bhadra very close to its starting point and set deep inside the woods from the main road. It is set in a beautiful location overlooking the amazing peaks and shola forests of the Kudremukh range. Accommodation: The tents don't show up for booking through the online portal and only the dormitory is available for booking online. 1. The place is a magnet for poorly behaved tourists. Despite being newly built, the dormitory has 2 tiny toilets and bathrooms and both are extremely cramped. 2. For ~15 beds, there are only 2 toilets!! 3. The tents were no better with fungus all over due to seepage and poor maintenance with stale air. 4. The crowd was behaving in a rowdy manner with shouting, loud music, people drinking and creating a ruckus violating all the rules of a protected reserve. The management was more interested in making a quick buck off the drunken revelers than catering to the JLR regulars who know how to behave and don't offer bribes etc. 5. The staff were more interested in playing volleyball than catering to guests and tried to skimp on providing evening snacks and had to be sternly reminded of their duty. 6. Despite a full crowd, the manager decided to leave for his home town (Manipal, if I recall correctly) and the rest of the staff couldn't care less about guest service! Treks: I decided not to take the Kudremukh trek and instead chose to trek to Kurinjaal peak. The staff accompanying us on the trek was polite, helpful and did his level best to make us enjoy. There was a minor scare when we almost trampled on a resting male gaur and it was the experience and quick thinking of the guide from the property that averted any untoward experience. The trail has snakes which are hard to spot in the leaf litter and would highly recommend wearing good quality shoes! The camp has a long way to go before it can become a decent property to stay. JLR officials need to make unannounced visits to monitor if the camp is run properly -particularly the habit of accommodating people who are more interested to booze inside a national park and create a ruckus which the management seems to engage very often in!
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