Where: Hulgol, KarnatakaWhen: October - AprilHow long: 3 daysHow much: From Rs 11,200, including accommodation for 3 nights in guesthouse, all meals during stay, services of private guide and road transfers from Hubli/Kumta.
Hulgol is a typical Western Ghat village, well known for spice-growing and close to the market town of Sirsi. Explore the fascinating hamlet and spice gardens with your own guide, trek to 10th century temples and forts and enjoy picnics by rivers. You stay in the Spice House, a guesthouse on the fringes of the hamlet. This comfortable traditional-style bungalow, owned and run by the community, offers three twin-bedded rooms, and the food here is made using local produce and is freshly prepared by local people.
Read more: https://www.villageways.com/india/spice-gardens-of-hulgol
A forest homestay in Karnataka
Where: KarnatakaWhen: November to MarchHow long: 3 nights (can be extended)How much: From Rs 12,500; includes accommodation (3 nights), meals, private guide, and road transfer from Kumta train station.
The palm-shaded fishing village of Pavinakurva, up the coast from Managlore, is an idyllic spot to relax. Here on the sandy beach you will have just seabirds for company most of the time. The Village Ways guesthouse is shaded by coconut palms and offers river and hill views. This is a great base for discovering coastal life. Enjoy a picnic in the grassy shaded areas along the edge of the dunes, stroll along the beach at sunset and spot the wonderful birdlife as you explore the village and the Tarabagli estuary—a haven for nature lovers.
Read more: https://www.villageways.com/india/coastal-karnataka-pavinakurva
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