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Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic location. No need to go out for safaris. The wildlife comes knocking at your door! Starting from the owners to the manager and staff...a very professional and caring attitude. Excellent service and fantastic value for money (rents, safaris, food etc). Extremely impressed with the good work you guys are doing. Keep it up. Cheers!

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

First the good part - The swimming pool, its location and the view surrounding the pool. Herds of deer you get to watch within the resort itself in morning and evenings. Now the unsatisfactory part - Well, we were 2 couples with 1 kid each. The resort has restrictions of not roaming freely/alone post 5:30 pm..but donno if this is...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in one of the tree houses. Relatively expensive, but high up in tree and great views. Looks a lot better than some other tree houses we saw on other resorts nearby. Also you get a cooling breeze. Early one morning an elephant came close, that was special. We were in tree house 2. Clean room with...

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I was underwhelmed with the safari aspect of this place I loved the pool and the setting in general. There are options for private accom but a little pricey on checking. All in all very relaxing and the food was great too.

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Melaka, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic wild life resort, run by an extremely warm staff. The rooms are so very cozy, and the service and food great. The pool, which also doubles up as a watering hole for wild animals is simply out of this world. A great experience all in all. Thank you Chandan of Indian Expeditions for pointing us out to this...

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jungle Retreat – is exactly what it says! Comfortable lodges in elephant country! We received a wonderfully warm welcome from the owner of the hotel and the evening talk and powerpoint about the retreat and the local wild life was absolutely fascinating and very informative. Whilst staying at Jungle Retreat we had an evening safari further into the animal...

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Thank Jane A
Chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort itself is quite nice, but the location detracts from the value. JR Masinagudi is in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve on the fringes of Bandipur Park. JR offers evening and early morning safari tours, but the wildlife is pretty sparse in the area (your chances of actually seeing a Tiger is about 0.05%). If you want to enjoy a...

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Cabris, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here last week for 3 nights. Room was large and fantastic, great bathroom, food out of this world, no, probably some of the best food I have ever tasted! Scenery stunning, lots of wildlife passing your room at night (elephants), position of resort perfect, staff so very friendly and helpful. I want to keep this place secret and all...

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Toronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Indian food and knowledge from guide leaders. Very relaxing. We saw elephants, huge red squirrels, water buffalo, boars, etc. I swam in the pool surrounded by cows, spotted deer and goats. Was there with group trip by Intrepid.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed staying at the jungle retreat where the staff took good care of us. The setting encourages interactions with other travelers and we met great people there. It was exciting to know we were in the middle of the wildlife and an elephant came to visit 2 nights in a row when we were staying there.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jungle Retreat is a family-run resort, that offers a range of country-style cottages, that suit different budgets, while catering to a similar mindset. Insulated within 35 Acres of carefully cultivated and nurtured biodiversity, Jungle Retreat is a haven for wildlife and has come a long way since its beginnings in 1996 when it was barren farmland. Being family-run, service is personalised, informal yet professional. Jungle Retreat does not take Corporate bookings or all male groups, so you can be assured of an ambiance that does not remind you of work and appeals even to the single female traveller. Food is laid out in buffet-style. Menus are set twice a day after taking into consideration guest preferences and allergies. Activities like safaris and walks may be customised with the in-house activities in-charge and are organised within the parameters stipulated by the Forest Department and government agencies. Activities are subject to availability and weather conditions. Jungle Retreat has house pets (cats and dogs) that have always been with the family. Having encouraged wildlife on the campus, house-rules are to be adhered to for the safety of our guests. ... more   less 

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Address: Bokkapuram Village | Nilgiris District, Masinagudi 643223, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Masinagudi
Price Range: $51 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“All cottages are fantastic and have a great mountain view while being in the jungle”
 of 5 bubbles 463ranjanc, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Talk to the staff - an they will set you up with what suits you the best”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherAussie78, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles NeilC298, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not choose the tree house if you sleep late at mornings as the sunlight would kill your eyes”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the tree house has an amazing view and holds an amazing experience.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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