A: Greenwoods Nature Camp is a private guest house situated near the Mudumalai reserve forest. The back boundary of our camp is the forest.
Greenwoods Nature Camp provides affordable and quality package for people who like to be close to wild life and just want to relax close to nature. Greenwoods Nature Camp is not a luxury resort.
Q: What are the facilities available in Greenwoods Nature Camp ?
A: Greenwoods Nature Camp comes with basic facilities like :-
1) Power Backup ( Generator and Solar Lamps)
2) Attached Geycers in all toilets.
3) Food is provided in the camp. We also coordinate activities like Safari, Trekking and campfire.
4) Deluxe Cottage, European Cottage and Family Dome Tent comes with fan and lights.
5) Deluxe Cottage has a TV, Mini Fridge and Air cooler.
6) Watch tower at the rear of the camp.
7) Fencing on all sides of camp.
8) Care taker / Cook available in camp 24 X 7.
9) Ample Parking space.
Q: Where is Greenwoods Nature Camp located ?
A: Greenwoods Nature Camp is located in Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary and the forest starts from our back boundary. The camp is located in a tribal hamlet and overlooks the Nilgiris mountains in the front. The camp has an area of 30,000 Sq Ft and is surrounded by 320 Sq Kilometers of Mudumalai forest.
Peacocks, Deers, wild boars and sometimes elephants frequent the area around the camp.
Q: How safe is Greenwoods Nature Camp ?
A: Greenwoods has 6 feet high fencing on all 4 sides and 14 feet gate at the entrance. The campus is well lit in the night with solar lamps. Its not advisable to venture out of Greenwoods after dark. Strictly follow the instructions of the caretaker for your own safety.
Q) What type of accomodation are available in Greenwoods and how many people can be accomodated ?
A: There are 5 types of accomodations :- A. 8 Bedded Family Cottage. B. 5 Bedded Family Cottage C. Four Bedded Deluxe Cottage. D. Four Bedded Family Cottage. E. European Tented Cottage - 2 Bedded.
Q: What are the check in and check out timings ?
A: Check in Time - 12:00PM onwards, Check out - 11:30 AM.
Q: Is there any driving restriction in the Mudumalai / Bandipur sanctuary ?
A: Yes. The forest check post ( Bandipir and Mudumalai) at the entry and exist remains closed from 9PM to 6AM. Please plan your travel accordingly. The checkpost will not be opened under any circumstances during these timing.
After dark, while travelling in your own vehicle/cab refrain from stopping the vehicle and using high beam lights in sanctuary after spotting any wild animals. First of all it is dangerous and secondly forest department authorities could slap a heavy fine and in severe cases could even lead to confiscation of the vehicle. So respect the wild animals while you are in their territory.
Q: Can I make bookings for only accommodation (without food) ?
A: No. The booking can be made for a basic package of accommodation and food.
Q: Can I make partial payment at the time of booking and pay remaining amount at the camp ?
A: No. Confirmation would be made only on 100% payment at the time of booking. Read the cancellation policy before booking.
Q: Can I make part cancellation after the booking or at the camp ?
A: No. After a booking is confirmed ,the facility is blocked in your name and does not get released to other guests. So please read the cancellation policy carefully before making the booking.
Q: Can we have music or make noise during camp fire or any other activity while in the campus of Greenwoods ?
A: Strictly No. Greenwoods is surrounded by forest and its important to maintain noise level to minimum. Refer the Do's and Dont's.
Q: Is private jeep Safari owned by Greenwoods Nature Camp ?
A: No. Greenwoods Nature Camp only coordinates the private jeep safari with local jeep drivers. The private jeep safari will be taking the guests on peripheral roads of Mudumalai forest only and not inside the core forest areas. Private vehicles are not allowed inside core forest areas and it is a punishable offence. Safari trip will not be merged for drop / commute to other tourist spots. Safari trip would be meant for Safari only b/w 6PM to 8PM.
Mudumalai forest covers over 320 Sq Kms of dense forest and we do not guarantee that wild animals will be spotted in all the safari's.
Entering core forest area is a punishable offence. Kindly do not argue with Jeep driver to enter core forest area.
Q: What are the van and elephant safari timings ?
A: The van safari is conducted at Mudumalai and Bandipur forest reception center. Timings : 6:30AM to 9:00 AM and 3:30PM to 6:00 PM. Each safari is for 30 minutes and the safari is conducted in a 25 seater van ( Eicher / Swaraj Mazda vans ).
Entry of private vehicle inside reserve area is not allowed under any circumstances.
Cost - Rs. 200/- per person for van safari in Mudumalai.
- Rs. 300/- per person for van safari in Bandipur.
Tickets are issued at the forest reception centers of Mudumalai and Bandipur on first come first served basis. No advance booking.
Elephant Safari - is conducted at Mudumalai forest reception center ( Thepakadu). Timing :- 7:00AM to 8:30AM and 3:30PM to 5:00PM. The tickets need to be booked in Ooty forest department office in advance, however few tickets are sold at the counter on purely first come first served basis.
Cost - Rs. 200/- per person for Elephant safari. ( Each safari would be around 30 mins ).
Q: Can I suggest my own menu for food ?
A: Greenwoods Nature camp provides wide spread of buffet meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). The menu is available in booking section. (Refer the bookings section.). The guests at the time of booking can provide specific requirement on food like ( How many people are Non Vegetarians, would they need the food very spicy, etc).
Q: Can I get extra coffee / tea at the camp ?
A: As part of the package, you would be getting coffee / tea in the morning and evening. However in case you want extra tea / coffee we will be able to provide the same at a minimal charge.
Q: Can I enter inside the forest area?
A: Strictly No. Do not enter the reserve forest area by walk or in private vehicles. It is illegal and dangerous.