Come Visit The Amara Home Stay, Dandeli

Manjunath K. Shresthi

December 07, 2019



Dandeli blessed with the bounties of nature is known for its verdant surroundings; diverse flora and fauna; the rapids on river Kali giving the adventurer a rush of adrenaline and the river flowing majestically to the Arabian sea, and a host of activities for the adventurous tourist is a most sought after place in the tourist circuit of southern India. Dandeli also known as mini India, for the city has people from all corners of the country living and making a living from what it has to offer. The area surrounding Dandeli has a lot to offer in terms of accommodation from the most luxurious and also catering to the needs of the budget traveller. The area around Dandeli has plenty of home stays and if one were to travel further, the tourist can explore and make his stay more memorable. Dandeli is well-known for adventure tourism activities and it is an ideal place for water rafting, trekking, night camping and bird watching etc.

The Amara Home Stay, Dandeli, started in the year 2007, is a family run business located at Gund village in the core area of Kali Tiger Reserve, 32 kilometres from Dandeli and five kilometres away from Syntheri rocks. It is run by Ramchanda Hegde and his entire family which includes his spouse Mangala Hegde, his mother Devamma Hegde, son Ajit and daughter-in-law Archana Hegde. The home stay offers four cottages and camping tents along with separate dining and playing area to the guests, the rooms are comfortable and spacious separate cottages for families provided. A sufficient parking space is available along with a ground for outdoor activities.

The authentic local Malnad vegetarian cuisine, is a must try, is on demand of the guests who visit often and it makes a wonderful meal. The home stay respects the demand of some guests and also serves Jain meals. The food is prepared by the female family members of the Hegde household and is served by Ramchandra Hegde and his son Ajit. By interacting with the hosts, the guests exchange ideas, see different culture, share their thoughts, and experience and enjoy the local cuisine by interacting with the family members. One can see firsthand the local Yakshagana art form, listen to Hindustani classical music and see Warli painting. Other activities like nature walk, bird watching, trekking, rafting and jungle safari in and around Dandeli is also conducted. The home stay has won the Navodyami Award given by the Deshpande Foundation, Hubballi, for best service and quality of food in the tourist destinations around Dandeli.

*Amara Home Stay charges Rs.1600/- per person per day and it includes food, accommodation, nature walk, bird watching and a trekking guide.

Address: Amara Home Stay, PO: Gund, Tal: Joida, District: Uttar Kannada, 581325

Distance from the Home Stay To

Dandeli               32 kms

Joida                    25 kms

Ganesh Gudi       35 kms

Ram Nagar          50 kms

Karwar                 78 kms

Belagavi              105 kms

Dharwad              95 kms


The Amara Home Stay: located at Gund (Dandeli Widlife Sanctuary) popularly known as ‘The Amara Home Stay, Dandeli’.

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