In Bandipur, never commit the mistake of booking a safari ride in the Jungle Lodges bus shown above. It simply is not worth the 75 bucks you pay, unless you are a professional wrestler. A better idea would be to hire an open-top Gypsy that costs 1500 bucks for 7 people. The best idea would be to stay in a private resort like “Tusker Trails” and have them take you in their vehicles.
BTW, foreigners are charged higher rates even though they get to see the same thing that you do. For God’s sake they are human beings, not visitors from another planet! I wonder who came up with such ridiculous ideas?