Ten-Second Takeaway

Set in the lesser explored jungles of Dandeli, The Hornbill River Resort lets you live the rustic life and pack your day with plenty of adventure sports.

In The Jungle

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Rustic, comfortable and giving you that right amount of outdoor thrill, you can pick the kind of accommodation to suit your rough-it-out levels. Their cottages and tree-houses come with a hint of luxury. Or opt for the tent and rock houses which are by no means any less good. Especially since they both put you smack in the centre of nature with the gushing river as an early morning view. The tree-houses are ideal for privacy {read: romance} while the cottages are ideal if you’re looking for space and are heading here with family.

Great Outdoors

Dandeli is adventure through and through. So the Hornbill River Resort caters to just that. With a river running through it, why wouldn’t you make the most of it! We suggest you make sure rafting is first on the cards. The river Kali is wild enough to give you a rush, but tame enough to not scare first-timers. On the property itself is a lagoon which has mild rapids making it a private natural jacuzzi.

Since it’s silly to not see the Hornbills the resort is named after, book yourself a river boat ride — perfect to get a glimpse of the birds in their natural habitat. There’s plenty of trails you can hike up for the best bird’s-eye view of the whole area. Rapelling, rock climbing, trekking and even overnight camping can be arranged for the bravehearts. Oh and fishing too.

So, We’re Thinking

Fresh air, chirping birds and cool green grass for a carpet, this one will keep us coming back over and over. Be it for a boisterous getaway, a romantic escape or even a family adventure, the resort neatly fits into most categories of a holiday.

Where: Hornbill River Resort, Ambeli, Ganeshgudi Post, Joida Taluk, North Karnataka, 581 365

Price: INR 5,000 upwards including food, a boat ride, natural jacuzzi and two other activities.

Contact:  +91 9880683323

Find out more here.