Share Space With Nature And Wildlife At This Farm Stay An Hour Away From Town

House By The Forest


The House By The Forest is a research station cum home stay where you can have a lazy nature soaked holiday, or one full of adventure and wildlife. 

What Makes It Awesome

There are two types of vacationers - ones who want to pack it with every possible activity possible, and ones who want to chill and forget about their lives for a bit. The House By The Forest near Bannerghatta National Park is perfect for either type. 

The farmstay is part of a research centre that works on elephant conservation in the area. With a total of four beds (and space for two more if you’re willing to forgo cots), three shared bathrooms, and basic facilities (hot water, towels and blankets, and most importantly - good WiFi!) this one’s for those who want a simple vacation. The house itself is rustic, airy, and makes great use of natural lighting and ventilation, like most rural setups. The area is surrounded with lush jungles and sees wildlife like peacocks, wild boar, deer, and the odd wildcat. Oh and they have two resident, affection seeking doggos as well. Since it’s a research station, expect to see researchers, and students working so if you’re a freelancer, or on a “working holiday”, this is as close as you can get without leaving the city. 

If you want an action packed stay, they organise photowalks, bird watching, and cycle tours to nearby organic farms and gardens. Prices start at INR 1,500 a night per person, including breakfast. Food is sourced and prepared locally, so expect simple yet wholesome meals at an extra cost if required.

What Could Be Better

While taking a cab to the place isn't an issue, getting one to get back to the city might be a bit of an issue. 


If you'd like to get involved with the research and conservation projects at the centre without staying there, (part of A Rocha, India), contact them on social media for more details. 

House By The Forest