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Old Magazine House

from Rs.5163/ night

Old Magazine House is categorised as Experiential Jungle Lodge

Dining area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 March 2011)
Malabar Grey Hornbill at Old Magazine House (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Oriental White Eye at Old Magazine House (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Emerald Dove at Old Magazine House (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
White Bellied Blue flycatcher at Old Magazine House (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Yellow Browed Bulbul at Old Magazine House (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Brown Cheeked Fulvetta at Old Magazine House (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Tripods and Birdbaths (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Cottages (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Within Old Magazine House (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Views from Birdbath (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Dining area and Reception (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Cottage Interiors (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)
Cottage (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 May 2015)

Old Magazine House is a rustic resort in middle of forests at Ganeshgudi in Dandeli area (Karnataka), popular with bird watchers.

Reasons to Visit

  • Experiential jungle lodge at Ganeshgudi, surrounded by the thick rain forests
  • 5 Non AC ethnic cottages with 3 beds and an attached bathroom
  • One Non AC dormitory with a capacity of 20 people equipped with electricity
  • Huts are located on slope, overlooking the thickly forested hill ranges
  • Dining arranged on a large terrace
  • Bird watching is prime activity here where serious bird photographers sit around the bird bath and take photos of exotic birds all through the day
  • Other Activities that can be arranged include whitewater rafting, trekking, Coracle ride
  • Recommended for bird watchers

Know It

  • Hot water is available according to timings
  • The dormitory has semi-private cubicles
  • Ganeshgudi is where guests can see a lot of Hornbills and wide ranging bird species
  • No TV in Rooms
  • 16 kms from Dandeli Town


  • Standalone Wildlife and Bird watching getaways in Karnataka
    "An experiential jungle lodge in Ganeshgudi area in Dandeli that offers unique bird watching experience for serious bird watchers. Here bird photographers set themselves up around the bird bath and birds arrive all through the day for them to photograph. Old Magazine House over 25 years have maintained the area in a way that a large variety of birds do their nesting there and therefore one is able photograph so many species at one places. Recommended for bird watchers."

About Dandeli

Dandeli is a tropical rain forest located on the northern tip of Karnataka adjacent to Goa Border, renowned for Bird watching, river rafting and a nature centric experience.   more

Things to do in Dandeli

  • Places to Visit
    Special Interest Syntheri Rocks
  • Activity
    Bird watching at Dandeli (Bird Watching), White Water Rafting in Dandeli (White Water Rafting), Kavala Caves (Trekking)
  • Excursion - Little Tibet (80 kms)


  • Nearest Railway Station – Londa (52 kms), Hubli (74 kms), Belgaum (93 kms)
  • Nearest Airport - Hubli (74 kms), Dabolim (145 kms), Pune (430 kms)
  • Distance from Major Cities - Panjim (120 kms), Kolhapur (200 kms), Pune (430 kms), Hubli (74 kms), Belgaum (93 kms)

Contact Us

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Hotel Address

Old Magazine House
Dandeli, Karnataka

For Reservations Contact NIVALINK or send an enquiry using above form

+91-22-6150 6363 (100 lines)

For Group Reservations

Service Timings

Mon - Sat
- 9:30 AM to 11 PM
- 10:30 AM to 7 PM

Room Rooms per Unit No. of Units No. Rooms
Total Rooms6
Total Occupancy40


Food and Beverages

  • Indian Restaurant


  • Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • White Water Rafting
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating

Getting There


Hubli (74 kms), Dabolim (145 kms), Pune (430 kms)
Londa (52 kms), Hubli (74 kms), Belgaum (93 kms)

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable For


A thick rainforest area by the gurgling Kali river at 15 kms from Dandeli towards Belgaum Getaway

Overall Ratings


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 89 reviews

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The Best hospitality ever, midst thrilling woods!By Bhaskar1983 on 28th Jul 2015

We were group of 6 friends (all men) on a weekend trip to Dandeli & had decided to stay at Old Magazine house - Jungle lodge Dormitory. This was my second visit & the services are at the same high...

Our birding trip at Old Magazine HouseBy Chawathe on 18th Jun 2015

We stayed in an eco-cottage at Old Magazine House for three nights in the fourth week of April. The birding experience was great, even though it was a low season for birding as the migratory birds...

Fabulous ExperienceBy Parag K on 27th May 2015

Great if you want to enjoy jungle life be with the nature and if you are a birder.Good service and learned guides who help you spot and identify birds.Rooms are rustic and with basic amenities,but...

The Fine Print in Big Font


  • Check in: 2
  • Check in HR: 0:0:1
  • Check out HR: 0:0:1
  • Child From: 5
  • Child To: 12
  • Only Veg: False
  • Pet Friend: False
  • Resort: True
  • FDate: 6
  • TDate: 1

Hotel History

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