For the Good Friday weekend, we had 5 good days off and planned Wayanad. Masinagudi just happened to fall in the vicinity and made its way into our itinerary. Except, it was more than welcome. From Bangalore we drove 6 hours to Wayanad, another 3 hours to Masinagudi from there and made the way back through 6 hours drive from Masinagudi to Bangalore.
|Casual weekend at Masinagudi with kids|
This triangular route had its own benefits.Wayand hill top for the summer and Masinagudi hill base to cool in the shadow of the hills. Masinagudi is at the end of Bandipur forest and 30 kms from uphill Ooty. Jungle Retreat and Jungle Hut are good accommodation providers run by the same management. A bit expensive but worth your weekend vacation.
|Swimming pool surrounded by mountains and jungle|
Jungle Retreat appealed in many senses. The lounge area sheltered by bamboo tops and open windows gives a good breeze after dark for a lazy drink in the jungle with soothing music to accompany. The swimming pool also has a relaxed feel for you swim with the mountains surrounding you and vast jungle in any direction. But as the resort reports, it is on the edge of the jungle and except for the barb wire fence, nothing separates you from the jungle and its wild inhabitants.
You can play table tennis, foozball or have a massage at the in house spa. Being in the vicinity of jungles and mountains, Masinagudi is best for summer visits. Have a great weekend!
Contact http://www.jungleretreat.com/ for information and reser