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Specifications

RESORT NAME The Paradise Resort
LOCATION Maragundha, Sakleshpur, Hassan District, Karnataka.
Distance from Bangalore 260 KMS
TRAVEL TIME 4 Hours
ACTIVITIES Campfire, Music, Indoor & Outdoor games (Chess, Carrom Board, Archery, Target shooting, volley ball, shuttle cock) Guided Trekking to JenuKallu Gudda, Amedikallu, Etthinabuja, Fishing.
FACILITIES 2 & 3 Bed Room Cottages, Tented accommodation, Camping, Open party hall, Gol Ghar (Dining area)
SIGHT SEEING 800 Years old Bettada Byraveshwara Temple, Manjarabad Fort, Belur, Halebeedu

Description

The Paradise Resort is about 3600 feet above sea level and right in the foothills of Jenukallu Gudda, which is the second highest peak in Karnataka. Western Ghats are one of the hottest bio diversity hotspots in the world. We provide finest holiday experience and owe our intent to the much appreciated hospitality culture of our malnad region.

The Holiday at Paradise Home stay, is sure to fulfill your dreams of waking up in the morning to the different, musical and natural sounds of the rustic nature. If you are a nature and adventure lover, you will find everything you desire, from the rivers, cascading waterfalls, high mountain ranges, jungle trails and many more!

At Paradise Home stay, you will wake up to a calm and fresh atmosphere with nothing to disturb your mind except the soothing sounds of trees in the breeze. You also get to hear the peacock call in the morning, along with the sweet sounds of various other birds.

Various facilities offered at The Paradise home stay are, clean, spacious rooms with attached bathroom, hot/cold water for 24 hours, pick and drop from the bus stations or railway stations, and travel assistance, and ayurvedic massage on request along with sightseeing tours. This homestay in Sakleshpur provides the best of authentic Malnad cuisine, leaving you with memories of the delicious dishes for a long time.

Facilities at The Paradise Homestay

  • Lush green surroundings
  • 5 spacious bed room
  • A spacious Open Party Hall
  • Well maintained modern toilets
  • 24 hours hot water
  • Spacious and open dining hall
  • Music
  • Kids play Area
  • Campfire facilities
  • Spacious private parking area
  • Pick up and drop facilities
  • Camping facilities

Stay

Cottages
This perfect vacation home features a two and three bedroom cottage, with attach bathrooms and sit-out. The cottages are designed in earthly colours made of bricks and mud, complementing the sensuous nature around. . 1-Bed Room Tents and Pop Tents are also available for those who love outdoors.

Perched amongst the trees this spectacular cottage is perfect for relaxation and to enjoy the views of the Western Ghats.

The ideal location gives you the tranquil setting of a stay amidst the mountains and surrounded by stream. The sit-out overlooking the mountains allows you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.

2-Bed Room Cottage
  • 2 Rooms with attached bathroom and common sit-out. Total capacity of 10 people
  • Room No.1 (2-Bed Room Cottage): Can accommodate up to 4 people
  • Room No.2 (2-Bed Room Cottage): Can accommodate up to 6 people
3-Bed Room Cottage
  • 2 Rooms with attached bathroom, 1 Room without attached Bathroom and common sit-out. . Total capacity of 19 people
  • Room No.3 (3-Bed Room Cottage): Dormitory Room which can accommodate up to 10 people
  • Room No.4 (3-Bed Room Cottage): Bathroom not attached. Can accommodate up to 4 people
  • Room No.5 (3-Bed Room Cottage): Can accommodate up to 5 people
Camping
Camping is one of the most beautiful ways to connect with the nature.
The Camping offers something for everyone - camp along rivers, lakes, streams, top of the hill, near beautiful falls,. We at Wild Wagtail offer Outdoor enthusiasts a range of options to choose for camping based on their interest.

River Side Camp :
  • The Tents here are pitched on the cement platform and covered from above. 2 Bath rooms dedicate for this Camp.
  • Number of Tents: 4 (3 People Tents)
  • Capacity: Ideal for a group size of 10 - 12
River Facing Camp:
  • The Tents here are pitched on the cement platform and covered from above. 3 Bath rooms dedicated for this camp.
  • Number of Tents: 5 ( 3 People Tents)
  • Capacity: Ideal for a group size of 10 - 15
Family Tents:
  • The Tents here are pitched on the cement platform. These tents are 2-Bed room Tents. 3 Bath rooms dedicated for this camp.
  • Number of Tents: 4
  • Capacity: Each Tent can accommodate up to 7 people.
Food
Authentic Malnad Cuisine. Non Veg dishes like Pork Curry & Kadubittu (Rice Steamed Bumplings), Chicken Curry, Kadabu & Akki Rotti (Rice Roti)

Drink
Homemade Wine & Tody. Homemade wines and Tody are available on request.

Season

Season Min Max Clothing
Winter
(Oct to Jan)
14 C 26 C Thick Cotton Light Wool & Sneakers
Summer
(Feb to Jun)
20 C 32 C Light Cotton & Sneakers
Monsoon
(Jul to Sep)
18 C 30 C Umbrella, Rain coat & Sneakers

ACTIVITIES

Swimming
Take a dip in the manmade lake amidst the valleys of Jenukallu Gudda.

Indoor & outdoor games
Archery, Dart, Target shooting, shuttle cock, beach volley ball, Cricket, Chess, Carom

Waterfalls trekking
Trek through the plantation and forest to reach the cascades of waterfalls. Enthrall yourself by bathing in the icy waterfalls.

Bird watching:
Unwind your passion of bird watching, pull out your binoculars and try to capture with your digital eye, over 50 species of migratory and resident birds. The Western Ghats are home to over 500 species of birds.

Angling
Option 1: Unlock your fishing gears, relax on the banks of wide flowing river hemavathi, cast bait and hook the fresh water fish.

Option 2 : Unlock your fishing gears, relax on the banks of the man-made lake at Paradise Resort, cast bait and hook the fish.

Jeep Offroading
Distance: 3.5KMS
Description: Jump into the jeep; take a breathtaking ride on the uneven tracks and enjoy the panoramic view of Western Ghats.. Don't miss the scenic sunset. See majestic Saklespur mountain scenery, native plants, birds and wildlife in a fully customized 4x4 touring Jeep.
Saklespur is perfect for off road fun and adventure and you'll find lots of off road trails for motorcycles, horse, dirt bikes, ATVs(All Terrain Vehicle), and 4 wheel drive vehicles. We at Paradise offer endless trails to explore along with miles and miles of scenic beauty to enjoy. You can go for off road drive in your 4X4 vehicle or If you don't have an off road vehicle, then you should check out these off road ATV and Jeep tours for a fun adventure. This page is dedicated to off roading so load up the ATV, or Jeep and head to one of these trails and enjoy the miles of off road trails in Western Ghats. We offer daily one hour to full day tours, or we can create a custom tour with a picnic, hiking, swimming or fishing. Reservations are required.

Night Trekking
Put on some warm clothes, get in to the wilderness, point your torches and look out for the reflecting eyes of commonly found mountain goats and herds of bison hiding in the bushes.

Herping
Herping is searching for amphibians and reptiles in the wild, while herpetography is the process of documenting this diversity through technical and artistic photography.

What can we offer you?
An opportunity to escape from the routine and join us on an exciting adventure to experience wildlife at its best! The Herping Tours will be guided by certified Naturalist and advance booking is a must. At our Herping tours, you will enjoy unforgettable encounters with reptiles and amphibians; and an entertaining photographic opportunity, called herpetography, in which you will learn to document their marvelous shapes and colors through photography. You will also have fun learning the techniques for finding frogs, snakes and lizards (collectively known as herpetofauna) and the skills to study them in the field while ensuring an unforgettable and delightful travel.
 

HIKING TRAILS

Jenukallu Gudda (Honey Stone Mountain)Trek:
The Jenukal Gudda (Honey-stone Mountain) is the second highest Peak in Karnataka. The place is known as “Hodachalli”.

The place is very calm and lush green surrounded by thick jungle and coffee estates and is truly a great trekking place.
From the top of Jenukal Gudda on a clear day, one can see the coast of Arabian Sea in Mangalore.
Hiking Destination Jenukallu Gudda & Digallu
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 250 KMS
Hike Time 4 - 5 Hours ( To & Fro)
Trekking Distance 3 - 5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3856 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Distant view of Ettina buja, Amedikallu, Ombattu Gudda, densely covered kabbinale forests, Waterfalls, streams, scenic beauty, and panoramic view of western Ghats, 700 year old Bettada Basaveshwara temples

Ettina Bhuja Trek

Hiking Destination Ettina Bhuja
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 250 KMS
Hike Time 4 - 5 Hours
Trekking Distance 3 - 5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3856 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Distant view of Ettina buja, Amedikallu, Ombattu Gudda, densely covered kabbinale forests, Waterfalls, streams, scenic beauty, and panoramic view of western Ghats, 700 year old Bettada Basaveshwara temple

Yedakurmeri Trek (The Green Route Railway Trek )

"Trek on the Railway Track", as it is well known, is a stretch of track from Sakleshpur to the Subramanya Road Station. This track, that traverses some distance of the Western Ghats, had been abandoned, but now the track is being converted to broad-gauge. It forms a part of 56.80 km stretch from Sakleshpur to Kukke Subrahmanya, dotted by 58 tunnels, 109 bridges and about 25 waterfalls.
Hiking Destination Green Route Railway Trek
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 250 KMS
Hike Time 3 - 5 Hours
Trekking Distance 3 - 5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3856 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Walking on railway line, Tunnels, Waterfalls, streams, scenic beauty, and panoramic view of western Ghats

Bisile Forest Trek

Bisle Ghat is a stretch of beautiful adventurous spot between Subramanya and Sakleshpur. Bisile is a evergreen forest. Few Trekking trails requires permit from the forest department.

The “Bisle Gudda” or “Sunny Mountain” is a scenic picnic spot as well as a trekker’s dream-route. The mountain ranges are typical of Western Ghats of India.

The local forest authorities have built observation decks which is suitable for bird watching. The spot has also attracted famed photographers of the educational TV channels such as Louis Patrick.

Hiking Destination Bisile Forest
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 250 KMS
Hike Time 2 Hours ( one way)
Trekking Distance 5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3500 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Hanging Bridge, Streams, Evergreen Forest, waterfalls, and fantastic view of western Ghats

Agni Gudda:

The “Agni Gudda” or Parvat as you would have guessed by now means “Fiery Mountain” for legendry volcanic activities in this region.

This location has been an all-time favorite with the youths from Bangalore for trekking, and outdoor camping. The mountain provides a great view of the surrounding rice terraces and a good spot for picnicking and outdoor camping.
This spot also has been recorded on various South Indian and Bollywood movies.
Hiking Destination Agni Gudda
Campsite Wild wagtail Adventure Camp
Location Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka 250 KMS
Hike Time 4 - 5 Hours
Trekking Distance 3 - 5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3856 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Distant view of Ettina buja, Amedikallu, Ombattu Gudda, densely covered kabbinale forests, Waterfalls, streams, scenic beauty, and panoramic view of western Ghats, 700 year old Bettada Basaveshwara temple.

Sight Seeing

Sakleshpur offers many sightseeing options to tourists. Manjarabad fort which is located close to Sakleshpur on National Highway 48 is a prime attraction of the hill station. Constructed by Tippu Sultan the fort was used as a strategic defensive location. It is said that Tippu Sultan also constructed a tunnel from Manjarabad fort to another fort in Srirangapatna.

Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Subramanyeswara is another most visited attraction. There are also shrines dedicated to Saraswati Devi and Lord Ganesha near the temple.

Bisle Ghat provides a majestic view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Located next to the Bisle Ghat, Bisle Reserve Forest is another attraction. The region surrounding Sakleshpur is also home to some famous trekking trails, most notably the Green Route.

Bettada Byraveshwara: 2 KMS from Paradise Resort.
This ancient temple is said to be over 700 years old. It is atop a hill and overlooks the entire valley. Stand there and get mesmerized by the glorious views of the hills in the Western Ghats and the valley and wonder how someone thought of building a temple here. God Byreshwara seems to stand guard over the entire valley. There is a nice motorable road, though steep, leading to the temple. One can also climb up to the temple through steps that have been built.

Devarunda – Dakshina Kashi – Abode of Gods
8 kms from Paradise Resort Devarunda is short in Kannada for “Devaru Idda Jaaga” (the abode of Gods). Also known as Dakshina Kashi, the temple complex houses the gods Rameshwara, Veerabadreshwara, Byreshwara, Channakeshva, Parvati, Ganapathi, etc and is very revered. The temple said to be over a 500 years old, is undergoing a makeover with newer constructions coming up within the complex.

Manzarabad Fort - 40 minutes drive from Paradise Resort
Water Sports at Yagachi Backwaters
70 minutes drive from Paradise Resort

Yagachi Water Sports is set in the backwaters of the Yagachi Dam located in Belur about 40 KM from Wild wagtail and offers an array of water sports like; boating, jet ski, bumpy ride, banana boat, and lot more.

  • Bisile View Point and nature Reserve - 100 minutes drive from Paradise Resort
  • Shettyhalli / Gorur Dam - 120 minutes drive. The ruins of the Holy Rosary Church in Shettyhalli are partially submerged in water. This church was built by the French in 1860.
  • Hemavathi Back Waters - 30 minutes drive from Paradise Resort. The back waters are amazingly beautiful and peaceful.
  • Belur / Halebid - 70 minutes drive from Paradise Resort
  • Kukke Subramanya - 120 minutes drive from Paradise Resort
  • Dharmasthala - 120 minutes drive from Paradise Resort

ITINERARY

Day 1
10.30AM Check-in at Paradise Homestay
11 AM – 1 PM In-house Activities
1.30 PM Lunch
2.00 - 6.30 PM Trekking to Jenukallu Gudda
7.30 PM Bonfire, Music & Snacks
8.30 PM Dinner & retire for the day.
Day 2
6.30 AM - 7.30 AM Bird watching
8.00 AM Breakfast
8.30 AM - 1.30 PM 4 X 4 Jeep Off-roading, Visit to Bettada Byraveshwara Temple(700 Year Old) and small trek to the view point.
2.30 PM Lunch
3.30 PM Checkout after tea or coffee.

Getting There

Address
The Paradise Resort,
Maragundha, Vadachalli,
Sakleshpur Taluk, Hassan District,
Karnataka, India. 577119

When you drive down from Bangalore on NH-48 towards Hassan (Mangalore) and beyond towards Sakleshpur, the experience of the smooth 6 lane highway is enough to seem like the perfect vacation already. Head via Nelamangala, past Kunigal, Channarayapatna and Hassan on NH48. NH-48 is now renumbered as NH-75.

Sakleshpur is located on the National Highway 48 which connects Mangalore to Bangalore and hence easily accessible from both the cities. Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 130 km while Bangalore is located at a distance of 225 km. Regular KSRTC bus services are available from both the cities and taking a cab is also an option.

Distance Meter

From Bangalore KMS
Hassan 185
Sakleshpur 226
Hanbal 244
Devaladakere 249
Bettada Byraveshwara Temple 258
The Paradise Resort 260

Distance Meter

From Mysore KMS
Hassan 115
Sakleshpur 156
Hanbal 174
Devaladakere 179
Wild Wagtail Adventure Camp 180
The Paradise Resort 190

Nearest Railway station: SAKLESHPUR

Trains reaching Sakleshpur:
Bangalore Mangalore Express: Train number 6517, Starts 8.55PM Bangalore, reaches by 4AM toSAKLESHPUR.
Route: Bangalore-Mysore-Hassan-Sakleshpur
Mangalore-Bangalore express: Train number 6518, Starts 7.45PM Mangalore and reach by MIDNIGHT to SAKLESHPUR

Nearest Bus station: SAKLESHPUR

Take Airavat Volvo AC Buses from Bangalore or Mangalore to reach Sakleshpur.
Airavat Volvo AC Bus Departure Timings from Bangalore:
06:05, 07.00, 08:30, 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:28, 20.45, 21:00, 21.53, 22:24, 22:30, 22:40, 23.10, 23:34

We will arrange a Jeep Pickup from Sakleshpur on extra cost.
Route: Bangalore-Hassan-Sakleshpur
Travel Time: 4 Hours

Where to Eat

Vidhatha Dhaba: Veg & Nov-Veg
Location: On the Left hand side of Bangalore – Mangalore Highway before reaching Hassan from Bangalore.
Shark Food Court: Veg & Non-veg

Shark Food Court a Family Garden Restaurant on NH48 Kunigal Road, 20 Km before Kunigal town and 10km after Solur junction on off Bangalore - Mangalore Highway on left side as a attached Dosa Camp Restaurant in its outer premises which operates from morning 6;30 AM to 12 PM only. After 12PM Shark Food Restaurant starts its operating till 11:30 PM. Dosa camp serves hot tatte idlis with masala vada, varieties of dosas and spicy palaav or Tomato Bath. Tatte idlis are very special among the other dishes, which is served with veg sagu, green and red coconut chutney. Dosas are also very popular.

Out Travel Partner:

For any kind of the travel requirement please contact our travel Partner.
Vehicles Available: Mini & Large Coaches and cars like Indica, Indigo, Logan, Swift Dzire, Etios, Qualis, Tavera, Xylo, Innova and vans like Tempo Travelers, Mazda & Mini Coach.

A tour in charge will stay in touch with you to make sure everything is going according to the plan and that you are enjoying holiday.

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