Pilikula Nisargadhama, a Perfect Getaway Near Mangalore in Karnataka

PILIKULA NISARGADHAMA

In Tulu, ‘Pili’ means tiger and ‘kula’ means pond. According to a legend, free roaming tigers frequented a watering hole in the vicinity and hence the name Pilikula. Perched atop a hillock overlooking the quiet flowing Gurupura River, coconut groves and acacia plantations, the Pilikula Nisargadhama Resort is an oasis of calm.As the veil of mist lifts, undulating hills obscured by silky white clouds come to the fore. Frequent cloud bursts leave a trail of freshness and transform the landscape into an ocean of green. While those who enjoy a slowpaced holiday can hang up their feet and unwind, the adventurous can step out to explore Pilikula Nisargadhama that showcases the culture, heritage and natural bounties of the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.Located barely 15 Km from Mangalore City in the nondescript Moodushedde village, the resort is in close proximity to the city and yet a far cry from its din and grime. Pilikula is a perfect getaway for those who seek to relax and rejuvenate in nature’s company.

The Pilikula Nisargadhama is an eco-educational and tourism park promoted by the District Administration.Spread across 370 acres of luxuriant greenery, the Pilikula Nisargadhama has a biological park, a golf course,an amusement park, a lake, an arboretum, a science center, a heritage village and an artisan village.

The Pilikula Nisargadhama is an eco-educational and tourism park promoted by the District Administration. Spread across 370 acres of luxuriant greenery, the Pilikula Nisargadhama has a biological park, a golf course, an amusement park, a lake, an arboretum, a science center, a heritage village and an artisan village.

Heritage Village
The Heritage Village comprising of coconut and areca plantations, a Kambala race track, a Guthu Mane and a Nagabana recreates the aesthetics of a rural setting in Dakshina Kannada. At the heart of the village stands a replica of a typical Guthu Mane (the traditional house of the coastal landlords) resplendent with carved pillars and ceilings. Kambala is an age old folk sport of buffalo racing. The Nethravathi-Phalguni race track constructed in front of the Guthu Mane plays host to the annual Jodekare Kambala event. Nagabana is the serpent shrine in the vicinity of the Guthu Mane where the snake God is worshiped.

Artisan Village
The Artisan Village is an attempt to preserve the age old vocations of the people of Dakshina Kannada district. Experienced artisans demonstrate arts like black smithy, pottery making, weaving, wood and stone carving, oil extraction, making cane and bamboo products and making beaten rice. Visitors can watch the artisans at work and also interact with them.

The Artisan Village is closed on Mondays.

Dr. Shivaram Karanth Biological Park
Spread across 150 acres, this well maintained Biological Park shelters several species of birds and animals some of which are endangered. The park currently has a snake house with many different snakes including King Cobras, Pythons, Rat snakes, Russell’s vipers and Trinket snakes. Apart from 65 species of free ranging birds, there are animals like tigers, lions, leopards, mouse deer, sloth bears, crocodiles, porcupines, wild boars and elephants within enclosures that resemble their natural habitat.

Dr. Shivaram Karanth Biological Park is closed on Mondays.

Arboretum
The Western Ghats are recognized as one of the biodiversity hot spots in the world and are home to several rare plants. With over 60,000 saplings, the arboretum is a treasure trove of flora, many of which are endemic to the Western Ghats. Visitors can walk along the 3 Km long pathway to get a closer look at the varieties of trees and shrubs.

Lake Garden
The peaceful Pilikula Lake and its surrounding gardens attract a large number of visitors. Desilting and restoration efforts have been undertaken to breathe life into the lake. Motor boats and pedal boats are available at the boating point. Cutting across lush lawns and landscaped gardens around the lake are jogging tracks and walking paths.

Accommodation

The Gurupura Nisargadhama Resort offers 8-twin bed accommodations comprising of six deluxe roomsand two suites. The suites have two balconies each. All rooms are air-conditioned. Located at an elevation, the property offers spectacular vistas of the lush landscape and the Gurupura River.

Ø Guided trek to the Gurupura River
Ø Visit to the Artisan Village
Ø Visit to Dr. Shivaram Karanth Biological Park
Ø Visit to Manasa Amusement and Water Park
Ø Visit to Panambur Beach

The Pilikula Nisargadhama Resort is an all-year destination. The weather is at its best and conducive for outdoor activities from November till February. The months from July to September are a good time to enjoy the monsoons. This region receives heavy showers transforming the surroundings into a verdant paradise. March to May is generally warm.

Pilikula Nisargadhama

16th Sep to 15th Jun 2012

Accommodation

Deluxe AC Suit Room

Foreigner (INR) 3,900.00

Indian (INR) 2,200.00

Deluxe AC Room

Foreigner (INR) 4,620.00

Indian (INR) 2,750.00

Package Includes: Stay, Lunch, Dinner& Breakfast, Guided Nature Walk, Visit to Artisan Village Visit to Biological Park , Manasa water falls, (Video & Camera Charges extra)

NOTE:-

1. Tariffs are per person per night on twin-sharing basis.

2. Transfers to & from our resorts are not included in the tariff.

3. Single occupancy charges are applicable.

4. Tariff for Children (accompanying parents) between 5 and 12 years is 50%.

5. Tariff May be changed without prior basis.

PAYMENT RULES & REGULATIONS FOR RESERVATIONS:

Bookings made without payment , will be held purely on a tentative basis. Such blocked reservation will hold good for seven days, if its is less than 60 days from check-in date; three days, if it is less than 30 days from check-in date and one day, if it is less than seven days from check-in date.

PAYMENT MODES:

Payment can be made in cash or by way of Demand Draft (DD) favouring .Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd. payable at Bangalore and courier the same to our office.

You may also do a money transfer to our Current Account

– ICICI Bank Account No. 000205015684 – IFSC Code ICIC 0000002

– HDFC Bank Account No. 00762050000434 – IFSC Code HDFC 0000076

in the name of Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd., Please email/fax us the transaction details after the money

transfer so it help us to track your payment.

We also accept Cash / Debit / Credit card payment, when presented personally at our Head Office

For payments from abroad

Great Britain Pound £: You may remit through Swift account – SCBL GB2L XXX through Account No. 012495759 01 of State Bank of Mysore, M G Road Branch with Standard Chartered Bank, London (Swift Code SBMYINBBA006), to be further credited to Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd, Current Account No. 54047860948 and intimate the transaction details to us simultaneously by fax or e-mail. Bank charges to be borne by the guest.

US Dollar $: You may remit through Swift account – CHAS US 33 through Account No. 001-1-406717 of H.D.F.C. Bank with Chase Manhattan Bank, New York (Swift Code HDFC IN BB), to be further credited to Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd, Current Account No. 00762050000434 and intimate the transaction details to us simultaneously by fax or e-mail. Bank charges to be borne by the guest.

Euro €: You may remit through Swift account – ABNADEFFXXX through Account No. 56-02-412/107 of State Bank of Mysore, M G Road Branch with ABN Amro Bank NV, Frankfurt (Swift Code SBMYINBBA006), to be further credited to Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd, Current Account No. 54047860948 and intimate the transaction details to us simultaneously by fax or e-mail. Bank charges to be borne by the guest. Alternatively, a pay Order, or Demand Draft can be sent to us favouring .Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. payable at Bangalore.

CANCELLATION RULES:

All requests for cancellations of confirmed bookings have to be received in writing at our office in Bangalore.

Cancellation charges:
1. 10% of the tariff, if two weeks before check in date.
2. 50% of the tariff, if less than two weeks before check-in-date.
3. No refund less than two working days before check-in-date (not inclusive of the check-in-date).

Location

By Air: The Bajpe Airport, Mangalore is the nearest airport.

By Rail: Mangalore is the closest railhead. Its two railway stations Mangalore Junction and Mangalore Centralare well connected to all major cities.

By Road: Mangalore city has a good network of buses plying to Bangalore and other major cities of Karnataka and Kerala.While driving down from Bangalore you can reach Mangalore through Nelmangala, Kunigal, Hassan, Sakhleshpur, Shiradi Ghat and B.C. Road. While driving down from Mysore take the route through Hunsur, Kushal Nagar, Madikeri, Sulaya, Puttur and B.C.Road to reach Mangalore. The Bajpe Airport and Mangalore City are just 15 Km from the resort.

There are trains and buses from Chennai to Bangalore.

Pick up and drop facilities are available at extra cost.

Programme

Clients staying for one night stay.

Day1:
12 Noon

Check in

01.30 pm

Buffet Lunch

03.30 pm

Tea/Coffee

03.45 pm

Visit to Biological Park

06.30 pm

Tea/ Coffee with Snacks

07.30 pm

Wildlife Film show

08.30 pm

Dinner

Day2:

06.30 am

Wake up call, Tea/Coffee

07.00 am

Guided Trekking

09.30 am

Break Fast

11.00 am

Check out
* Clients staying for two night stay.

Day2:

09.30 am

Breakfast

10.30 am

Visit to Manasa Amusement & Water park

01.30 pm

Buffet Lunch

04.30 pm

Visit to Artisan village

06.30 pm

Tea/ Coffee with snacks

07.30 pm

Wildlife Film show

08.30 pm

Dinner

Day3:

06.30 am

Wake up call, Tea/Coffee

07.00 am

Guided Trekking

09.30 am

Break Fast

11.00 am

Check out

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Posted on December 26, 2011, in Adventure, Attractions, Stay, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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