Staying inside Nagarhole Forest

Staying inside Nagarhole Forest. The only options are to book in one of the forest department guest houses. There are couple of them at the Nagarhole tourist complex. Cauvery and Gangotri Forest Rest House (FRH) has 4 rooms and dormitories to accommodate larger groups.  Also there is the near by Nagarhole Huts.  The Nagarhole FRHs are approached from Kutta or Hunsur.

The Sunkadakatte FRH is closer to Kabini reservoir too is inside the forest.

FRH rates are very nominal. So are the facilities . If you are happy with the rustic charm of staying inside a FRH, go for it.

Book the nagarhole national park guest house well in advance. It's a slow manual booking processes unlike reserving commercial accommodation like hotels or resorts. Contact the Field Director, Project Tiger, Aranya Bhavan , Ashokapuram, Mysore (ph:0821-248 0901) or Aranya Bhavan, 18th Cross,Malleswaram, Bangalore(Ph:080-23341993)

Staying around Nagarhole Forest.

There are quite a large options in the forms of resorts and homestays available around Nagarhole forest.

Kutta and Gonikoppal on the has a plethora of homestays and estate stays , some set inside sprawling  coffee estates.

The five star resort King's Sanctuary ( is located right next to the northern fringes of the Nagarhole. Next to King's Sanctuary is Jungle Inn ( resort. Both are easily approachable from Hunsur side. Take the narrow Hunsur-Murkal-Nagarhole Road you'll spot both the resorts just before you enter the forest. 

There are a few more more popular ones at the southwest of Nagarhole National Park, on the Banks of Kabini reservoir. Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd (JLR) tops the list.

Both are located on the banks of Kabini reservoir. One can reach Kabini via HD Kote from Mysore. It’s possible to reach Kabini via Kutta too. See 'Top 8 Nagarhole Resorts' for the luxury resorts around the park.