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Ashram Surf Retreat

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Surf And Snorkel On A Budget At This Ashram Near Mangalore

Navya posted on 14 March

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Surfing and enlightenment go hand-in-hand at the sunny Ashram Surf Retreat just outside Mangalore. Apart from lessons in attaining moksha, you can sign up for tutorials in snorkelling, stand up paddling and yoga.

The Village By The Sea

Around 30 kms from Mangalore sits the scenic coastal village of Mulki that’s at the mouth of the Shambhavi River on one side and the Arabian Sea at the other end. Here, you can swing by the Ashram Surf Retreat {also known as the Mantra Surf Club} that’s run by a cool bunch of Swamis and Babas. Surfer pros and newbies, who have stopped by over the years, vouch for the fact that this one of the best places in India to ride the waves. And the best part — the facilities and tutorials come on a budget.

There are limited rooms {they can only accommodate 10 people at a time} here so ensure your snap up your reservation at the earliest. They offer basic rooms that are cheerfully done up between INR 3,900 and INR 4,900 {per day, for two}. These are non-AC rooms and they offer wholesome vegetarian meals as part of the package. Do note that this is an ashram, after all, and they expect you to adhere to their rules. Booze, smoking and non-vegetarian food are a strict no-no and couples are requested to embrace celibacy during their time here.

Surf Mantra

Most guests come to catch a few waves at the quiet, secluded beach near by. The Ashram has a few certified instructors on its roll-call and you can sign up for lessons if you are a novice. This is a great place to pick up the skill since the waves are friendly and because they don’t take on many students, your instructor gives you all the attention you need. The lessons usually tend to last for a couple of hours and are priced at around INR 2,200 {per lesson, including gear}. If you are already a master surfer you can simply rent your board {INR 700 onwards} and get going.

Not keen on surfing? You can sign up for stunning Sunset Stand Up Paddling sessions on the serene Shambhavi River. There’s also wakeboarding and bodyboarding. All of these cost around INR 4,500 per session. You can hop on a boat and they’ll lead you to untouched islands where you can go snorkelling {INR 3,500 per day}. But do note that snorkelling expeditions require at least three people to sign up.

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Ashram Surf Retreat

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locationMangalore

6-64 KolachiKambala, Bappanadu, Mulki, Mangalore, Karnataka

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Homestays

Ashram Surf Retreat

locationMangalore