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Ten-Second Takeaway

You want to break away from the concrete jungle, the potholes and the never-ending traffic but cannot afford a lavish break? Sakleshpur during this monsoon will make you fall in love with life again.

Where to Stay

Photo: Abhinav Munshi

Photo: Abinav Munshi

If coffee is your magic potion, book yourself at Golden Wood through Linger and you will be housed in a cottage amidst acres of coffee plantations. And with an unlimited supply of coffee made with beans from their own estate. If something cheaper is on your mind, you could explore Wild Wagtail Adventure Camp, where you can choose to stay in a standard room or in neatly set-up tents overlooking a stream or by the water itself. In both cases, you would have received enough of supplement green from a long weekend trip.

What to Do

At Golden Wood, pretty much nothing! The perfect estate to actually do nothing at all — or you could use your time to take long walks in the coffee estate, read books, listen to music on your iPod or play board games and take it easy. On the other hand, Wild Wagtail offers a waterfall and a mountain trek. Other adventures include pedal-boating in the lake, zip-lining, Tarzan swinging and Burma bridge-crossing, all of which come under rope activities.

What Is Unique About It

Sakleshpur-i

Wild Wagtail Adventure Zone, Sakleshpur

Each property has its own raison d’etre. The destination will change based on the company. With a family of senior citizens or children, Golden Wood would make better sense, but for those who feel sitting is a waste of time, Wild Wagtail is your place. The drive after Hassan to either of the properties endorses the famous quote, “it’s not about the destination but about the journey”.

Best Time To Visit

During the rains, of course.

Don’t Leave Home Without

Ensure to check your stepney before starting your journey as the roads are not in favour of tyres! A power bank if you cannot live without your entire gamut of electronics, lots of issues with electricity {sometimes there’s no power for days together}, mosquito repellent, extra battery for camera, {a lot of opportunity for macro and landscape photography here, extra shorts and t shirts during the monsoons, a couple of plastic bags for safekeeping and a few things to munch on for any hunger pangs are some things to add to your list before leaving.

Where: Golden Wood

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Where: Wild Wagtail Adventure Camp

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

All Photos: Soham Shoney

Golden Wood Eco Holiday Homes
J.P Nagar, Ballupet, Sakleshpur, Karnataka
+919590050001
Wildwagtail Homestay & Resorts
Agani village, Hanbal, Saklespur Taluk, Hassan District, Agani, Karnataka
+919901412444

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Ten-Second Takeaway

You want to break away from the concrete jungle, the potholes and the never-ending traffic but cannot afford a lavish break? Sakleshpur during this monsoon will make you fall in love with life again.

Where to Stay

If coffee is your magic potion, book yourself at Golden Wood through Linger and you will be housed in a cottage amidst acres of coffee plantations. And with an unlimited supply of coffee made with beans from their own estate. If something cheaper is on your mind, you could explore Wild Wagtail Adventure Camp, where you can choose to stay in a standard room or in neatly set-up tents overlooking a stream or by the water itself. In both cases, you would have received enough of supplement green from a long weekend trip.

What to Do

At Golden Wood, pretty much nothing! The perfect estate to actually do nothing at all — or you could use your time to take long walks in the coffee estate, read books, listen to music on your iPod or play board games and take it easy. On the other hand, Wild Wagtail offers a waterfall and a mountain trek. Other adventures include pedal-boating in the lake, zip-lining, Tarzan swinging and Burma bridge-crossing, all of which come under rope activities.

What Is Unique About It

Sakleshpur-i

Wild Wagtail Adventure Zone, Sakleshpur

Each property has its own raison d’etre. The destination will change based on the company. With a family of senior citizens or children, Golden Wood would make better sense, but for those who feel sitting is a waste of time, Wild Wagtail is your place. The drive after Hassan to either of the properties endorses the famous quote, “it’s not about the destination but about the journey”.

Best Time To Visit

During the rains, of course.

Don’t Leave Home Without

Ensure to check your stepney before starting your journey as the roads are not in favour of tyres! A power bank if you cannot live without your entire gamut of electronics, lots of issues with electricity {sometimes there’s no power for days together}, mosquito repellent, extra battery for camera, {a lot of opportunity for macro and landscape photography here, extra shorts and t shirts during the monsoons, a couple of plastic bags for safekeeping and a few things to munch on for any hunger pangs are some things to add to your list before leaving.

Where: Golden Wood

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

Where: Wild Wagtail Adventure Camp

Find out more here. Follow them on Facebook here.

All Photos: Soham Shoney

Mechanical Engineer by profession and a food enthusiast from an early age, Soham quit his job to follow his passion. Currently, he's a food and product photographer and social media consultant, and biryani is his weakness. Addicted to tea and coffee equally!

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