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Jungle Retreat


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About: Jungle Retreat is a family run resort; a mixture of wilderness, serenity and comfort and appreciated by travelers from across the world.

We, the Mathias family, have lived on a plantation for many years in close proximity to the jungles of Tamil Nadu. Jungle Retreat was born of our family's close bond with the wilderness. Jungle Retreat is located at the foothills of the Nilgiris, skirting the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park in Tamil Nadu.

We've come a long way since the beginnings 14 years ago. We offer accommodation in country style cottages with sprawling private verandahs that afford spectacular views of receding mountains and tropical jungles.

Come to Jungle Retreat. Partake in what we have to offer. Come with no aspirations and find yourself swapping photographs and stories amongst staff and guests as each day goes by. Immerse yourself in our hospitality, either at the Retreat or out on a trek or safari and at the end of each day relax amongst friends you have just made.You will begin to appreciate we are not a hotel !!!.




  • Mountain Treks

  • Riverside Treks

  • Grassland Treks


  • Open Gypsy Safaris

  • Van Safaris



  • Elephant Ride

  • Elephant Feeding Centre

  • Elephant Bathing


  • Spice Plantation (Cardamom, Pepper, Vanilla, etc.)

  • Tea Estate & Tea Factory

  • Coffee Estate



  • Ooty & Coonoor

  • opalswamibetta

  • Silk (Sericulture) Farm

  • Tribal Villages

  • Historical Places (Hero Stones)


  • Swimming

  • Snooker & other games

How to get there:

From Bangalore: Bangalore is 247km from Jungle Retreat. Possibly the most comfortable way of traveling into the sanctuary is in a cab, which we can organise for you. It takes about 5 hours to get here from Bangalore. Bus: Board a bus to Ooty with a ticket to Theppakadu and hop off at Mudumalai wildlife Reception Centre, Theppakadu. The bus should reach Theppakadu in about 6 hours time. From Theppakadu you could either hire a Jeep or call Jungle Retreat from the Wildlife Department Office or the 'Youth Hostel'. We will arrange transport for you. train: There are many passenger trains shuttling between Bangalore & Mysore. Check local departure timings. The most convenient one would be the Shatabdi that leaves Bangalore at around 11:00am and reaches Mysore by 1:00pm

From Mysore: Mysore is 107km from Jungle Retreat. We organize Cabs from Mysore at cost. Approximate driving time from Mysore to Jungle Retreat is 2 hrs. By Bus: Get onto an Ooty-bound bus and get off at the Mudumalai Wildlife Reception Centre, Theppakadu. From Theppakadu you could hire a jeep or board a Swaraj Mazda, which would drop you at Masinagudi Village. At Masinagudi you could hire a local jeep or call Jungle Retreat for pickup at cost.

From Ooty: Ooty is 35km from Jungle Retreat. Driving route: Get on to the Ooty - Mysore Road, turn right about one km after HPF (at the village) onto the Kalahatti (Segur Ghat) road which is also the Ooty Mysore 'shortcut'. Approximately 5km after you pass Chamanatha Village, turn left onto the Tarmac Road. You are now 6 Km from Jungle Retreat. One word of caution – This winding road has 36 hairpin bends and steepest in South India. DRIVE WITH CARE. Approximate driving time from Ooty: 45 min to one hour. By Bus: Get onto a Masinagudi bound bus and get down at Masinagudi and you could hire a local jeep or call Jungle Retreat for pickup at cost.

From Coimbatore: Coimbatore is 135km from Jungle Retreat. Approximate driving time by cab from Coimbatore is 4 hours. Alternatively you could get to Mettupalyam, and catch the toy train up to Ooty and follow instructions given above.

From Bombay: Fly to Coimbatore or Bangalore and catch a cab. Instructions as to how to get onto a bus etc. from Bangalore or Coimbatore can be found at the concerned links.

From Chennai: Air: You could fly to Coimbatore or Bangalore and catch a cab. Instructions as to how to get onto a bus etc. from Bangalore or Coimbatore can be found at the concerned links. By Train: Catch a train to Coimbatore or Mysore and follow instructions thereof at the related links. By Bus: Adventurous souls can attempt it as journey is very long and tedious, we don’t recommend this however.



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