Ten-Second Takeaway

Set in the little-explored jungles of Dandeli, the Hornbill River Resort lets you live the good life, packing your day with plenty of adventure sports.

In The Jungle

Image courtesy: Hornbill River Resort

Image courtesy: Hornbill River Resort

Rustic, comfortable and giving you just the right amount of outdoor thrill, Hornbill has something for everyone. You can pick the kind of accommodation to suit your rough-it-out levels. Choose from their cottages and tree-houses if you’re looking for a hint of luxury or opt for the tent and rock houses which are by no means any less accommodating. Especially since they both put you smack in the centre of the natural setting, with a gushing river nearby for your early morning view.

The tree-houses are ideal for privacy {read: Romance} while the cottages are the best option if you’re looking for space and are with family. Better still, go with a group and book out one of each kind for the maximum experience!

The Great Outdoors

Image courtesy: Hornbill River Resort

Image courtesy: Hornbill River Resort

An absolute no-no if you’re looking to just do nothing, Dandeli is an adventure getaway through and through. The Hornbill River Resort caters to just that. And why not? We suggest you make sure rafting is first on the cards, even if there’s nothing else. 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, so make sure to leave a little time for that indulgence. It would be foolish to not see the Hornbills the resort is named after, so book yourself a river boat ride – perfect to get a glimpse of the birds in their natural habitat.

Feeling particularly adventurous? There’s plenty of trails you can hike up for a bird’s-eye view of the whole area. Rappelling, rock climbing, trekking and even overnight camping can be arranged for the brave hearts. Oh, and there’s fishing too, if you enjoy the sedentary sport.

Our Say

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

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

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

Contact: +91 9880683323

Find out more here.

Featured image courtesy: Hornbill River Resort