Old Magazine House

Ganesh Gudi, Dandeli, Karnataka 581325

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  • Ethnic Cottages

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    3410

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    Spacious rooms with double beds

    Facilities at Ethnic Cottages  

    Hot and Cold Running Water




     

  • Dormitory

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    Comes with semi private cubicles

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    Hot and Cold Running Water




     

General

Verandah at the cottage at Old Magazine house

The Old Magazine House is tucked into the reserve forest that is out of bounds for the general public & serves as a serene repose for guests.

If your idea of holidaying and unwinding is cozying up in a serene jungle ambiance amidst beautiful birds, butterflies, tiny fireflies, and squirrels, then head towards Dandeli, to the Old Magazine House. At an altitude of 1800 ft above sea level, it is the perfect getaway to be by yourself and to appreciate the little creatures of nature.

The bird-baths set around Old Magazine House witnesses a wide variety of birds staging a show for the enthralled bird watching crowd. Observing them as they enjoy the water and capturing those splendid birds on cameras is every bird watcher’s  fantasy. The Malabar Grey Hornbill, the Malabar Pied Hornbill, flycatchers, orioles, and babblers are just a few species that make the rounds to mesmerize you with their beauty and charm. Walk through the rejuvenating forest to explore the winged inhabitants hiding in their natural habitats.

Old Magazine house is a rustic boarding that does not believe in too many frills when it comes to accommodation but ensures comfort and basic amenities. Here, the omnipresent rodents and bird species remain the center of attraction. Choose between the ethnic cottages and dormitories resembling tree houses because of the elevation their log bases provide. Furniture oozes old world charm taking you back in time to nostalgic memories of your childhood. The dining area has a laid back charm with simple, straight lined, wooden patterns dominating the decor.

After an eventful day of trekking, kayaking, river rafting, or bird watching, the camp fire at the fall of day flames with  enthusiasm reflecting the spirits of campers  around. As the night deepens, stars shine brighter in the crystal clear sky, a frame worth capturing on lenses and in memories. It is a rare sight in urban concrete jungles.

Accommodation inclusions

  • Tariffs are per person per night on a twin-sharing basis (all inclusive).
  • Package Includes: Stay, lunch, dinner, breakfast, nature walk, visit to the temple.
  • Water sports activities are at extra cost.
  • Taxes

Accommodation exclusions

All activities not mentioned in inclusion.

Terms & Conditions

  • A government approved identity document is required at the time of check-in.
  • Foreign tourists will also need to have proof of identity as per regulations.
  • Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis.
  • Transfers to and from the resort is not included in the tariff.
  • Single occupancy charges are applicable.
  • Tariff for children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50% discount on the tariff.
  • Tariff may be changed without prior notice.

General tips:

  • Dress for comfort. Do avoid bright colors and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey and brown. The more you meld with the background, the better.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Avoid smoking - anything can start a forest fire.
  • You'll be spending a lot of time outdoors. Don't forget your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, etc.
  • Avoid plastics. We're really trying to cut down on plastics.

Cancellation policy

  • 100% advance for confirmation.
  • 10% of the tariff, if cancelled two or more than two weeks before check in date/time.
  • 50% of the tariff, if cancelled between 48hours to two weeks before check in date/time.
  • No refund if cancelled less than 48hours before check in date/time.

Postpone or Prepone booking:

  • One postponement / preponement is free if requested two or more than two weeks before check in date/time (Once postponed /preponed there is no further change or cancellation).
  • 10% of the tariff, if requested between 48hours to two weeks before check in date/time.
  • 50% of the tariff, if requested within 24hours to 48 hours before check in date/time.
  • No modification, if requested within 24 hours to check in.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Doctor-on-call
  • Guide Service
  • Hot and Cold Running Water
  • Restaurant

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Things to do

Bird-watching is the quintessential activity at Old Magazine House. After you finish have your fill of bird watching around the campsite, set off on a nature walk along the reserve forest as you savor the display of birds and the beauty of the dense forest itself. Trekking is a rougher way to know the forest closely.

Experience the tingle in your nerves as you attempt white water rafting (not included in the package) along the Kali River, the most popular adventure in these surroundings. Or take a relaxing ride in a coracle along the river and melt away your stresses. As you float along the placid river, surrendering yourself to the beauty of nature around you is your sole option. If you are in the mood to explore the cultural side of Dandeli, pay a visit to the nearby temples. Other attractions around Dandeli are Kali Adventure Camp , Bapeli backwaters, Ganeshgudi Dam ( Supa Dama), Syntheri Rocks, Hulvi Temple , Shivaji Fort, and Killa Garden.

How to reach

Bangalore - 500Km (approx 7.5 hrs)
Dandeli - 25Km (approx 45 mins)
Hubli - 95Km (approx 2 hrs)
Belgaum - 72Km (approx 1.5 hrs)
Goa - 115Km (approx 2.5 hrs)

Old Magazine House is located on the Londa–Dandeli Road. The nearest airport is Goa . From Goa, drive towards Mollem to reach the NH 748. Drive on NH 748 towards Gharli junction and then go on SH34. Stay on this road till after Ganeshgudi and sight the Old Magazine House road. Take a left on to this road and a few meters down, you will enter the reserve forest that houses the camp.

How to reach

Bangalore - 500Km (approx 7.5 hrs)
Dandeli - 25Km (approx 45 mins)
Hubli - 95Km (approx 2 hrs)
Belgaum - 72Km (approx 1.5 hrs)
Goa - 115Km (approx 2.5 hrs)

Old Magazine House is located on the Londa–Dandeli Road. The nearest airport is Goa . From Goa, drive towards Mollem to reach the NH 748. Drive on NH 748 towards Gharli junction and then go on SH34. Stay on this road till after Ganeshgudi and sight the Old Magazine House road. Take a left on to this road and a few meters down, you will enter the reserve forest that houses the camp.