This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for quite some time now. There has been so much happening in the last few months that I couldn’t find the time to complete and post all about my trip to Chennai last October. Now that I have some time on my hands, I dug this one up, edited it, and published it.
Whenever I go to Chennai, I always make it a point to spend some quality time with my family in Amethyst. Located in Gopalapuram (on a parallel road to Satyam theatre), this place is ideal to spend some quiet time drinking coffee n having a snack after seeing a movie.
A couple of months back, us and a couple of our friends made a short weekend trip to Bheemeshwari. We stayed at the Jungle Lodges resort there. Bheemeshwari is roughly 2.5 hours from Bangalore. The road (Kanakapura Road) is fairly decent all the way upto Muthathi, after which the road is a bit bumpy.
I have heard a lot of positive feedback on Jungle Lodges and my experience was no different. They offer two stay options – log cabins and tents. We opted for the log cabins, as I was a bit wary about insects. The log cabin was huge, and very tastefully done up (in a rustic manner). I would recommend the log cabins if you are travelling with elders or children.
The food in Bheeemeshwari is decent fare. I did not try the non-veg options, but my friends say that it was excellent. They also offered some beer with the food, so everybody was generally very happy.