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Quick Facts

LOCATION Karle Village, Sakleshpur, Hassan district, Karnataka, India
TRAVEL TIME 3 Hrs 30 Mins
ACTIVITIES Campfire, Music, Fishing, Coracle ride in the backwaters of Hemavathi River, Rope activities, Zip line, Swimming with life jackets, Bird watching, Photography, Outdoor Games – Archery, Target Shooting, Volley ball, shuttle cock, Kids play area.
FACILITIES 5 Bed room Estate Villa, 2 Bed Room Cottage facing the Hemavathi River, Tented accommodation, Camping in the island formed with hemavathi backwaters.
SIGHT SEEING Gorur Dam, Belur, Halebeedu, The ruins of the Holy Rosary Church in Shettyhalli, Yagachi Dam, Bisile view point, Gavibetta. Honnamanakere.


The Karle is situated on the banks of the river Hemavathi and is working farm growing multiple of crops. At a comfortable drive from major cities around, we at Karle endeavor to provide our guests and opportunity to experience farm life and encourage them to participate in activities tailored to wash away the stresses of modern life leaving them feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

The river hemavathi flows gracefully all along the western flank of Karle giving our guests a unique opportunity to fill their senses with its majestic presence and beauty and also watch a beautiful sunset. Hemavathi Dam, is around 6 kms from Karl. Gorur dam is made by embanking river Hemavathi. It is located around 6km from karle and 20 km from Hassan town on the way to Arakalgud.

Facilities at The Karle Homestay

  • Lush green surroundings & Green Lawn
  • 5 spacious bed room
  • 2 Bed Room Cottage Facing Hemavathi River.
  • A spacious Golghar ( Dining & Campfire area)
  • Well maintained modern toilets
  • 24 hours hot water
  • Music
  • Kids play Area
  • Campfire facilities
  • Spacious private parking area
  • Pick up and drop facilities
  • Camping facilities


This perfect vacation home features a three bedroom Villa home; with attach bathrooms and sit-out. 2 Dormitory Rooms are also available which has separate entry from outside. 1-Bed Room Tents and Pop Tents are also available for those who love outdoors.

Perched amongst the Coconut trees this Villa Home is perfect for relaxation and to enjoy the views of the Hemavathi River. The sit-out overlooking the river allows you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.

3-Bed Room Villa
3 Rooms with attached bathroom with one extra bathroom. Spacious living area and a huge sit-out facing the river.
  • Total capacity: 10 people.
  • Room No.1: Can accommodate up to 3 people
  • Room No.2: Can accommodate up to 4 people
  • Room No.3: Can accommodate up to 3 people
2-Bed Room Cottage:
2 Rooms with attached bathroom and sit-out facing the river.
  • Total capacity: 8 people.
  • Room No.1: Can accommodate up to 4 people
  • Room No.2: Can accommodate up to 4 people
Dormitory 1
Dormitory Room with attached bathroom and sit-out.
Total capacity: 6 people

Dormitory 2
Dormitory Room with attached bathroom and sit-out.
Total capacity: 5 people

Camping is one of the most beautiful ways to connect with the nature. The Camping offers something for everyone - camp along rivers, We at The Karle 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 Green Lawn.
Number of Tents: 2 (4 People Tents + 6 people tent)
Capacity: Ideal for a group size of 10

Island Camp:
The Tents here are pitched on the sandy island formed by Hemavathi backwaters.
Number of Tents: 2 (4 People Tents + 6 people tent)
Capacity: Ideal for a group size of 10

Authentic Malnad Cuisine. Non Veg dishes like Pork Curry & Kadubittu (Rice Steamed Bumplings), Chicken Curry, Kadabu & Akki Rotti (Rice Roti)

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


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


  • Bird watching
  • Campfire & music
  • Bamboo Raft
  • Swimming with life jackets
  • Plantation walk
  • Hiking
  • Coracle ride
    Coracles are local fishing crafts that are circular and ideal for navigating these waters. The coracle ride on the river not only helps you to gauge the myriad moods of the river, but also gives you a fish-eye view of the surrounding forest and the habitation, and allows you to be a small part of the ebb and flow of riverine life.The purpose of this activity is to allow the visitor to experience the river by bringing him in direct contact with it. The visitor will get to experience the many moods of the river as she drifts by.
  • Tube rafting
    In tubing all u hae to do is layback and relax on plastic float tube and drift along the river splashing and boobing with the flow of the river.
  • Joy fishing
  • Rope activities & zipline
  • Outdoor games
  • Kids play area
  • Island Camping
  • Tree climbing & canopy activities


Trek to Gavibetta
Gavibetta or ‘hill of caves’ can be found near Somvarpet in Kodagu (Coorg). Known far and wide in religious communities, the caves of this hill are an exciting surprise to trekkers.

Only 200 meters from the beautiful lake of Honnamanna, you get to the steps that will take you up Gavibetta. This is the trail. After trekking up wide stairs supported by a yellow railing, you are abruptly led into rock caves toward the right.

Enter- for an absolutely thrilling experience.These caves are at an incline that makes the crawling and scrambling through their damp and dark crevices that much more difficult.
Camp Site The Karle
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore 185 KMS
Hike Time 2-3 Hours
Trekking Distance 3 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3265 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Caves, unique rock formation, lake, waterfalls and fantastic view of western Ghats

Trek to Kumaraparvatha

Pushpagiri or Kumara Parvatha, at 1,712 metres (5,617 ft), is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats ofKarnataka. It is located in the Somwarpet Taluk, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Somwarpet in the northern part of Kodagu district. This mountain is on the border between Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts.

The Pushpagiri or Subramanya Hills is the 2nd highest peak of Kodagu.

About 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Somwarpet and 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from Kumaralli, it is located amid the jungle. Trekking can be done from the base, Bhagati, which is a 10 km, three-hour walk. Otherwise, trekkers can cross Subramanya, located in Dakshina Kannada district of Pushpagiri Range. The trekking zone can be approached from Pushpagiri or from Kumaraparvat peaks.

Eastern entrance can be obtained from Beedehalli via Heggademane temple and Western entrance from Kukke Subramanya via Giri gadde. However, the entrance through Beedehalli is less strenuous.

The entrance from Kukke Subramanya is located the sea level.
Camp Site The Karle
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore 185 KMS
Hike Time 4-5 Hours(one way)
Trekking Distance 10 KMS (one way)
Difficulty High
Elevation 5617 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Forest, cliffs, rock formation, panoramic view of western Ghats, beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Sight Seeing

Sakleshpur offers many sightseeing options to tourists. Manjarabad fort which is located close to Sakleshpura 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 Srirangapattana.

Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Subramanyeshwara 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.

Manzarabad Fort – 55 KMS & 1 Hr 15 minutes drive from The Karle

Water Sports at Yagachi Backwaters : 75 KMS & 100 minutes drive from The Karle

Yagachi Water Sports is set in the backwaters of the Yagachi Dam located in Belur about 75 KM from The Karle and offers an array of water sports like; baoting, jet ski, bumpy ride, banana boat, and lot more.

Bisile View Point and nature Reserve - 60 minutes drive from The Karle

Shettyhalli : The ruins of the Holy Rosary Church in Shettihalli are partially submerged in water. This church was built by the French in 1860.

Shettyhalli located 13 kms from Hassan is home to the famous Drowning church built by French missionaries in 1860 for the wealthy British estate owners. It was built on the backwaters of Hemavathi Reservoir. The ruins of the church disappear under water during monsoon and resurface with the changing season.

The backwater also provides spectacular sunset view and is also good for angling.

Gorur Dam - 10 minutes drive from the karle
Belur / Halebid – 60 KMS 75 minutes drive from The Karle
Kukke Subramanya – 85 KMS & 120 minute drive from The Karle
Dharmasthala – 132 KMS & 150 minutes drive from The Karle


Day 1

12 PM Check-in at The Karle home stay
1.30 PM Lunch
2.00 - 6.30 PM Rope activities, Zip line, Tube Rafting, Swimming in the river with life jackets.
7.30 PM Bonfire
8.30 PM Dinner & retire for the day.

Day 2

6.30 AM - 7.30 AM Bird watching & Photography
8.00 AM Breakfast
9.30 AM - 12.30 PM Trekking or plantation walk, Coracle Ride and outdoor Games
2.30 PM Lunch & Checkout

Getting There

The Karle Homestay, Karle village Sakleshpur Taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka, India. 520021
When you drive down from Bangalore on NH-4 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 Nelmangala, past Kunigal, Chennarayapatna and Hassan on NH48.


Bangalore -> Nelamangala -> Kunigal -> Channarayapatna -> Agrahara Gate -> ( Take right) -> Mysore – Hassan Highway-> Hangaralli -> Karle Village -> The karle Homestay

Bangalore -> Nelamangala -> Kunigal -> Channarayapatna -> Holenarsipur ( Take right) -> Mysore – Hassan Highway -> Hangaralli -> Karle Village -> The karle Homestay

Bangalore -> Nelamangala -> Kunigal -> Channarayapatna -> Hassan -> Hangaralli -> Karle Village -> The karle Homestay

Bangalore -> Nelamangala -> Kunigal -> Channarayapatna -> Hassan -> Gorur-> Karle Village -> The karle Homestay

Nearest Railway station: HASSAN

Trains reaching HASSAN:

Bangalore Mangalore Express : Train number 6517, Starts 8.55PM Bangalore, reaches by 3 AM to HASSAN.
Route : Bangalore-Mysore-Hassan
Mangalore-Bangalore express : Train number 6518, Starts 7.45PM Mangalore and reach by MIDNIGHT to HASSAN
Nearest Bus station: HASSAN
Take Airavat Volvo AC Buses from Bangalore or Mangalore to reach Hassan. 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 Hassan on extra cost.
Route :Bangalore-Kunigal-Channarayapatna-Hassan
Travel Time : 3 Hours

Distance Meter

From Bangalore KMS
Channarayapatna 146
Holenaraipura 169
Hangarahalli 180
Karle Village 189
The Karle Home stay 190

Distance Meter

From Mysore KMS
Holenarasipura 185
Hangarahalli 99
Karle Village 108
The Karle Home stay 109

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 Resturant 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 resturant in its outer premises which operates from morning 6;30 AM to 12 PM only. After 12PM Shark Food Resturant 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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