Kanthavara Forest Basecamp

Puru +91-9108066377

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Getting in:

If you want transport other than bus or if you are afraid of being cheated by local Auto/taxi please contact

  1. 7 seater minivan Robin 8888712724 Eg: 15-20Rs/km, waiting extra
  2. 3-seater auto rickshaw Rakesh 8105949543 or Kiran 9902692695 or Ravi 9980738770. Eg: Moodbidri-Basecamp 250-300Rs, Airport/Udupi/Mangalore-Basecamp 1000Rs (9am-5pm)
  3. Bike Taxi Suresh 8762927811 Eg: Moodbidri-Basecamp 120-150Rs


On Arrival

Please sign-in (register) and whatsapp a copy of your ID to Puru +91-9108066377 after which you will be given a tour of facilities, an introduction to site staff. Kindly segregate garbage before disposing in the designated pits. a) Decomposable - Bio / food b) Non-decomposable - Plastic, metal, sanitary pads, diaper's c) Electronic waste give to Puru. If you find anything dirty or damaged please bring to attention of Puru immediately. Please switch off the fan, light, water heater when not in use.


Things to do in free time:

  1. Visit our Plantation Owners House
  2. Visit our Mangalore Mini Forest Cabin
  3. Visit our Kanthavara Forest Basecamp
  4. Other suggestions click herePricelist & Menus



Anti-venom: Fr. Mullers Hospital 9483508502, Jain Medical 9008349397, Alva's 0825-8238104, Karkala Govt. Hospital 0825-8230204, Ambulance 108, Snake/Animal rescuer's Bhuvan 9113028944 Sharanya 6362054698, Police 112


Before you say goodbye:

Many have come, stayed and enjoyed the place but some leave with just 1 or no review. I request you to take some time to leave a review on all three places listed below. It would help us a greatly.

  1. Provide feedback in register
  2. Provide review and pic on Google
  3. Provide review and pic on Workaway / Warmshowers etc  


Strictly No Tips / Gifts

If you want to gift / acknowledge / thank a member of our staff please ask Puru for 'Staff Welfare Register'


Bike Rental:

Bikes will be offered only after volunteers have completed 1 week volunteering. We offer 1 day FREE Bike or FREE stay in Mangalore at Forest Cabin on completion of 1 week volunteering

  1. Activa scooter, Petrol, only for short distances = Rs 250/day x min 7 days
  2. CBZ Motorbike, Petrol, sturdy good condition = Rs 250/day x min 7 days
  3. Electric bike in Mangalore, including FREE charging = Rs 350/day


Auto Rickshaw Rental:


  1. Mahindra TREO Electric Autorickshaw incl. driver, ideal for beaches, temples, tourist spots, airport/station etc. Rs10/km, waiting 100Rs/hr or 1,500/day 9am-5pm. Parking and Toll extra. 5pm-9am is 1.5 times normal rates. For availability check with Puru

Deca c/o Arunanjali Securities

Address: Deca Office 3-3-245/2 next to Bejai church complex, Bejai, Mangalore, 575004 India


Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

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