Things to Do

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Within walking distance:

  1. Examine the Caste / Feudal system via visit to local Feudal lords home (Guthu Mane) and visit a forest dwellers home (basket making demo on request)
  2. Visit 850 yr old Kanthavara temple, Sampige tree and Cave
  3. Visit Sacred Groves, Naga Bana (Snake mausoleum), Daiva / Bootha Gudi (Forest Spirit's dwelling)
  4. Visit Classroom paade (Hill)
  5. Visit Beer bottle paade
  6. Visit Pili paade
  7. Forest walk to Leopards den
  8. Visit Pajila Kere (lake)
  9. Try out 'fresh from tree' local palm toddy at our neighbours place
  10. Learn local vegan cooking with Lalitha. Using local food, local ingredients, cooked on wood fire
  11. Ask for ayurvedic oil massage (by local village medicine man/woman), sunbathe, shower
  12. Practice yoga with Harini 7am daily


Within 15km

  1. Visit Kodyadka temple with temple elephant
  2. Visit Moodbidri 1000 pillar ancient Jain temple and ancient Jain burial grounds
  3. Try out Vegetarian, Jain-Vegetarian options, local Meat & Fish dishes
  4. Visit Eregundi falls, Gundyadka falls, Arbi falls
  5. Feel brave? - Go on a local Gadang (Village Bar / Pub) crawl or just try out 'fresh from tree' local palm toddy at our neighbours place



  1. Visit historic 42ft Mahaveera (Bahubali) statue carved out of single rock
  2. Visit Attur Catholic Church (biggest in region), Parashurama theme park
  3. Trekking at Kodangal / Konaje Paade (rock),
  4. Visit Beaches
  5. Kori katta (local chicken fight), Kambala (local buffalo race), Kola/Nema
  6. 100yr old Soans Farm
  7. Belvai Butterfly park



  1. Request guided tour of Udupi city with lunch in local fish restaurant/bar, historic Krishna Mutt, Malpe beach, shopping etc
  2. Request guided tour of Mangalore city with lunch in local fish restaurant/bar, 140 yr old St Aloysius college UNESCO chapel paintings, shopping etc
  3. Visit or stay at Forest Cabin in Mangalore


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. Visit our GVC, Irvathur



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

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


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