Swarga Resorts is, as the name suggests, a slice of heaven on earth. Located in the midst of coffee plantations in the western ghats, the resort overlooks the winding Hemavathy river.
The surrounding forests are at their lushest best in the monsoon months of June, July and August, but the best time to visit the resort would be after the monsoon, from September to February, when the weather is cool and pleasant.
A bird watcher’s paradise, this tropical getaway offers the perfect blend of impeccable hospitality and rustic nature for those looking to escape the stress of urban living.
You can stay at one of the five well appointed cottages offered by the resort, modeled around the five elements of nature – Chandra, Surya, Prithvi, Jala and Vayu. In an attempt to preserve the biodiversity of the region, Swarga only uses biogas for purposes of cooking and providing hot water to the cottages. The food gives residents a taste of the local cuisines, and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes can be availed.
How to Get to the Resort
The nearest airport is located at Bangalore, which is 250 km away from the resort. The closest town is Sakleshpur, 25 km away. The resort arranges for transportation from Bangalore, or Mysore, to the resort at an additional charge.
Contact Information and Pricing
The daily tariff per person is INR 2,000. The payment can be provided in the form of cash, or in the form of a demand draft favouring Swarga, and sent to their Bangalore office.
Mr. Chirag Shambu
# 655, 1st floor, 11 Main ,
H.A.L. 2 Stage,
For further details, you can contact these numbers:
Activities and Things to Do
- You can book treks through some of the most scenic spots in the region or you can simply take a short walk around the resort coffee estate, and take in the smell of coffee, mixed with cardamom, pepper and oranges.
- The resort offers residents the opportunity to catch fish in the nearby lake, with the “catch and release” method of fishing.
- You can also visit the cardamom plantation, and have the women working there show you how to identify ripe and unripe fruits, and the method of collecting them.
- Spend your evenings resting by the resort bonfire, and go to sleep while listening to the sounds of nature around you.