Ten-Second Takeaway

Looking for an escape from the sweltering heat? Head over to Upasana Retreat in Kudremukh. Sitting amidst the Western Ghats and surrounded by thick, green forests as far as the eye can see, this resort is where you can reconnect with nature.

Follow The Forest

While it is not as popular as Coorg for its forest reserves, Kudremukh surely deserves a visit. Why? For one, the hordes of tourists are yet to arrive, and you can stay at places like the Upasana Resort without shelling out a good chunk of your savings. Located in the sparsely populated Samse Village, the expansive bungalow-like hotel makes for a pleasant sight.

UpasanaResort-i Upasana Retreat: A Budget Resort Near The Kudremukh National Park

Image courtesy: Upasana Retreat

If you are the kind of traveller who is more than willing to skip on the frills and settle into a room that does a good job of providing the basics {and a little more}, Upasana is meant for you. The killer view from your window, overlooking the Kudremukh National Park and surrounding tea estates, is worth every penny you pay here.

Hiker’s Paradise

Upasana is a great base from where you can explore the Shola forests covering the Western Ghats. The resort will happily arrange for a local guide, so that you can hit the trails and hike through mountains and tea estates without having to worry about losing your way. Along the way, you’ll encounter gurgling brooks, scenic views, abundant flora, and rare birds and wildlife. For hikers, nature lovers and wildlife photography enthusiasts, this is an experience that simply cannot be missed!

We also recommend heading out to explore the many waterfalls of Kudremukh, like the Kadambi and the Hanumangundi Falls {you can even hire a vehicle for a safari around the park}.

Love the indoors more? Don’t worry, there’s plenty in store for you, too. All the serenity that surrounds Upasana will have you looking for some inner peace, we’re sure. Just sign up for a crash course in yoga and meditation at the resort. When you’re done with that, amuse yourself with board games, karaoke, or just jumping into the pool. Roaring bonfires during the night will ensure that you go to bed all warm and cosy.

Where: Samse Village, Kalasa {near the national park}, Kudremukh

Price: INR 3,000 – INR 4,500 per person per day {inclusive of meals and taxes}

Contact: +91 9482749288

Check out the website here.

Featured image courtesy: Upasana Retreat


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