''Our stay in JLR-Bandipur from 1st Jan to 4th Jan was excellent. From the time we checked in at 1245 pm on 1st to our departure on 4th at 1015 am, the staff on site were extremely cordial and always willing to help. To name a few, Mr Suresh, Mr Prakash, our Guides cum Drivers of the vehicles [Mr Siddhu, Mr Nagendran, Mr Mudhu], all the staff in the dining section were extremely helpful. The food was excellent with a decent variety. The cottage rooms were large and comfortable, including the additional cot.
I do not know if the vehicles can be changed over to battery-operated ones, as the current ones are pretty noisy; but maybe the animals are more accustomed to these and whether a change over to noiseless ones might trigger a reaction from them [I dont know].
On the first safari itself, we were able to see a leopard striding down the trail before disappearing in the bush. The other five safari visits were nice with sightings of a variety of birds [the Guides were superb with the knowledge they had on them], elephant etc.
We had stayed in your Kabini resort which had more animals to be seen; a sighting of the majestic tiger in JLR-Bandipur would have been the icing on the cake ... but we cant have all
going our way.
Overall our score would be 9/10
DR T RAJKUMAR , Jan, 2020JLR - Bandipur
Bandipur, 212 Kms from Bengaluru