The serenity and the climate of a hill station are always at another level. It gives you peace and leaves you mesmerized. The thick green trees, the foggy skies, and the cold winds will give you wings. Sakleshpur or Sakleshpura is one such hill station located in Karnataka. It lies on National Highway 48 that connects Mangalore and Bangalore.
You could plan a weekend getaway or a holiday with your loved ones and enjoy your stay in this beautiful town. There are a lot of great experiential stays in Sakleshpur that you could choose from.
Today, we talk about the homestays in Sakleshpur. When you are looking for a home away from home, hosts you can trust like family and homemade cuisine that reminds you of your mother, a homestay is what you need.
So, here is a list of the best homestays in Sakleshpur, to help you enjoy a truly experiential holiday.
HOMESTAYS IN SAKLESHPUR
There is adventure in nature – homestay in Sakleshpur
Situated at an altitude of 3,300ft with sweeping views of the mountains, this stay is the epitome of rustic beauty. It offers three types of accommodations – cottage for privacy, tent for the outdoorsy folks and dormitories for those who cannot bear to spend even an hour away from their friends and family.
But wait, the best is yet to come. The homestay is ideal if you are looking for a fun holiday full of activities, be it indoors or outdoors. Start with a refreshing swim in the river. Enjoy a long trek to Agni Gudda. Test your driving skills with an off-road jeep safari. The 20-acre ground is ideal for a game of cricket, badminton, volleyball etc. If you still need an adrenaline fix, go for zip-lining, angling etc.
This is a charming little homestay in Sakleshpur that started as a dream for a group of friends. It’s their passion today to ensure the best holiday for their guests. Perfect for families as well as a large group of friends, the stay offers private cottages and dormitories.
Special homemade vegetarian delicacies from the Malnad cuisine are served here. But what would keep you engaged throughout the day are the many adventure activities arranged here. This includes zorbing along a water channel, football, American football, archery, darts, badminton, mini golf, slush game etc.
Its ideal location places it very close to several places for sightseeing. Located just 10 km away is the star-shaped Manjarabad Fort and Mookana Mane Falls. Also the Kadumane estate is 18 km away and Bisle Ghat is just a couple of hours away.
This is a stay of a rich heritage, that served as home to generations of families. A unique and beautiful courtyard awaits when you step outdoors. This makes a perfect setting for you to arrange for cozy bonfire nights with your loved ones. Your hosts will also provide you with the best of homemade vegetarian delicacies of Malanad. The hostess’s rava idli for breakfast and the sweet and spicy davangere red chutney are a must-try!
The convenient location of the stay also makes it easy for you to visit tourist hubs like Belur, Halebidu, Chikmagalur, Munjerabad fort etc. If you are a bit of an adventure enthusiast, you could indulge in some exciting water activities at the Yagachi dam, which the hosts could arrange for you.
Around 12 km from the historic town of Belur is a quiet hamlet known as Anughatta. If you wish to go sightseeing in Belur as well as Sakleshpur, this homestay in Sakleshpur is an ideal choice.
It offers 5 bedrooms each of which are well equipped with all that you would need for a comfortable stay. Cooks well versed in Malnad Cuisine will be arranged for you. If you wish to taste the exquisite delicacies of the region like neer dosa, akki roti or kadubu, then this your chance. Their biryanis, kebabs and desserts like carrot kheer are sure to make you ecstatic with flavor.
You can also set out on a plantation walk, go cycling or sightseeing in Belur or Sakleshpur, the arrangements for which would readily be organized by your hosts.
Surrounded by hills, meadows, rivers and estates, this homestay welcomes you into the luxuriant lap of nature.
You can look forward to a hearty home-cooked meal in a vast spread of local delicacies. The food served here is special for it is locally sourced from farms which promote eco-friendly practices. Good food with a boost of energy will buckle you up for outdoor activities.
You can go for nature walks in the nearby pepper, coffee and cardamom estates. Or take a tour along the paddy –fields to visit the Malnad village and get a peek into the rural lifestyle. Or for a bit of adventure, you can hike/trek on the Green Route trek.
Set on the slopes of the magnificent Western Ghats, flanked by paddy fields, gushing streams and waterfalls, this homestay can accomodate upto 15 guests at a time. The stay is situated slightly off the beaten track that would thrill bikers.
During your stay here, you can readily indulge in exhilarating treks to the Manzarabad Fort, Sunset Point, Athihole Falls, Bisle Ghat and Belur-Halebidu. On returning from the day’s activities, the locally hired cooks spread out flavors of home-cooked meals. From steaming akki (rice) rotis with spicy chicken curry to lip-smacking vegetarian delights, the day’s menu can be customized to meet individual tastes.
Located just four hours from Bangalore, this offbeat stay is perched on top of a hill in Sakleshpur. This charming house makes a picturesque sight in the backdrop of mountains and forests. Mist surrounds the landscape here all year round. The pleasant aroma of the surrounding coffee, pepper and cardamom plantation also enhances your experience.
The Malnad delicacies at offer here will take you on a gastronomic journey of one of Karnataka’s best flavours. It also provides a soothing ambience to lounge under a shady tree with a favourite book, or simply absorb the peacefulness as you lie in a hammock. The misty climate throughout the year makes it a perfect place to spend outdoors – trekking, camping, for nature walks or sightseeing.
We assure you the best of hospitality, love and care at all of these homestays in Sakleshpur. Sakleshpur is a hidden gem in the South. The calmness and the beauty here makes it a must visit. Pack your bags now.