We had been to Sakleshpur in October last year, but did not get to stay at this place. So we returned this year and managed to stay at the river side cottages. We book both rooms and stayed there, with our dogs. We had an awesome time.
For dog owners, this is a great option. Swarga itself has several dogs, that are friendly and easily welcomed ours. The resort is fenced off well enough for the dogs to remain inside at all times. There are several options for long walks that take you to the paddy fields or through Chirag's coffee estate or to the stream nearby. The rooms by the stream were great for us, as we shared a rear balcony, and it was great to hang out in the evenings.
The host is a nice gentleman, who is quite accommodating towards his guests. His love for animals was a plus for us. The food served, though simple, is fantastic. It was some of the tastiest food we have ever eaten. The dining area is centrally located, with the rooms spaced around it. This structure encourages guests to get out of the rooms and hang out at the dining area. The dining area is well stocked with witty posters, several board games and an adequate bar too.
We will definitely return often and recommend it to anyone looking to rusticate, not too far from bangalore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Is the gently flowing Hemavathy River winds its way through the hillocks, with lush green coffee plantations like a carpet on the seemingly endless plains of the Western Ghats Range.Perched atop these gentle slopes is Swarga, tucked away from anything that resembles modern civilization. Time stands still here; leaving you breathless and in awe of this little pocket of paradise ... more less