We reached Bandipur by 6 AM. The road to reach the national park opens at 8:15 AM and there was a long queue of vehicles waiting. We slept off in the car waiting for the roads to open.
After a while, the roads started to bend a lot and soon I was at the Bandipur National Park checkpost. The guard asked to carry on while he focused onto the SUV that was behind me. Just a few minutes after crossing the checkpost, it started to rain heavily. So I stopped immediately and put on the rain cover for the bag. A group of bikers passed me hooting and shouting. I wait for sometime for them to pass and then started my course through the forest roads. Their noise was marring the beautiful place that surrounded me. I saw lots of peacocks with their feathers spread open. After riding for a while I came across the bandipur resort. Lot of cars and bikes hustled about the place and I made a mental note to plan a stay there later. I rode on and a group of bullets thumped their way as they overtook me. I wondered whether I need to join a biker club, wasn't sure if I would enjoy riding as a group.
HighgardenWhy stay at Highgarden: At an elevation of 3000ft, Highgarden is a private property apt for a quiet getaway to the Nilgiri Hills. The property is at an hour's distance from Bandipur National Park and is visited by countless guests each year who wish to experience the best of forest and wildlife.Perfect for: The cottage has room for 6 guests and offers a quiet retreat for a family or group of friends travelling together.
Breathtaking views , amazing roads & if you are lucky , you might see some wild life .
A quiet tranquil forest- a great place for bird sighting. Animals are abundant too - deer, sambhar, bisons, leopard and of course the tiger.