Accommodation options in Bandipur include Forest Resthouses and KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation) cottages, besides a few private resorts and hotels. The forest resthouses here are deluxe bungalows and also have dormitory beds; both should be reserved in advance at the Forest Office in Bangalore or Mysore. Rooms at the resthouses cost between Rs 300 and 400 a night.
Luxury resorts around Bandipur National Park are more expensive but offer many more luxuries; they also arrange their own elephant safaris and jeep rides. A double room at one of the resorts will cost about Rs 3,000 per night, which will usually include meals, wildlife safaris, and fees for cameras, vehicles and entry.
Further information on Bandipur can be obtained from the office of the Field Director, Project Tiger, Aranya Bhavan, Ashokpuram, Mysore (Tel: 0821-480901) or the Chief Wildlife Warden, Aranya Bhavan, 18th Cross, Bangalore (Tel: 3341993).