Amara Homestay, Dandeli
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Amara Homestay, Dandeli

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  • Destination 5.9/7
  • Location 6.1/7
  • Appearance 6.3/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 6.4/7
  • Food & Drink 6.4/7
  • Activities 4.8/7

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Bhargava .

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  • Bhargava .
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  386 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Mar 10, 2015
We were a group of friends with a plan of trekking in the Dandeli Anashi Forest Area. Heard about Amara Homestay from a friend who was very happy with his stay here earlier. We called and reserved the tent accommodation.

When we reached Amara, it was around 11 in the morning after Safari in Dandeli Tiger Reserve forest. We were greeted with a welcome drink by the owner and his family. The lunch was awesome with around 20+ vegetarian delicacies prepared and served by family members.

The tent accommodation was excellent. The beds in the tent were very clean and tidy. Amidst of Dandeli Tiger Reserve forest, stay in Amara was a memorable experience. We went for bird watching in the evening and also in the morning and were able to identify at least 20-25 species within 100 meters radius which included Great Hornbil.

The staff arranged for a camp fire in the evening. They also help in arranging rafting, trekking and bird watching. It is quite nearer from here to visit, Syntheri rocks, many caves and also Ulavi Channabasaveshwara Temple. Overall, it was a superb experience.
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Darshan Shah

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  • Darshan Shah
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  699 readers
  • 6.4/7
  •  Posted Oct 31, 2014
The hotel was conveniently located, and there was no difficulty in locating the place. The appearance of the hotel gives us a new experience and the exposures, the location of the hotel was within the jungle, which was falling out of the world, the food was really very good with special south Karnataka dishes were served, the service was excellent, quality of food and hospitality of service combined was great, activities like river crossing, night suit in the jungle was very attractive and camp fire, and had very great experience of enjoying all these things.
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Dipankar  Roy

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  • Dipankar Roy
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  •  86 helpful votes
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  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Apr 7, 2014
Stay: My family and I went with my friends and their family on October 16th, 17th and 18th October 2013 Over there. It is situated in Gunda village, 35 km inside the core area of Dandeli ansi tiger reserve. The main moto of our stay was Bird watching with visit to Dudhsagar Falls and going wild with Dandeli and Ansi National Park. As our train was late by more than 10 hours we crossed the jungle at night and witness the adventure beauty of Ansi and Dandeli National Park. It was so thrilling can't express with words. The plantation surrounding the home stay was really interesting, such simple things like seeing pepper growing gave us a lot of interest and pleasure. The tent was more than comfortable and the facilities also excellent. This place has been established with love and care and it shows. The stay was so wonderful that it fulfilled all of our wishes and then more than we imagined. The hospitality and courtesy with which we were entertained was outstanding.

Food: Their food and hospitality is at top of the world. It's just great to see people in these days giving you such a comfortable stay. The variation of food in our entire three day stay was awesome. We the Bangali people normally consume low south Indian found due to use of Coconut oil. But Amara home stay changed our conception and we loved each and every sumptuous variety of south Indian dishes which they prepare specially for us. Their hospitality can be compared among any five star or best known hospitality in the world. Really Mr. and Mrs Hegdes hospitality is priceless. You can't buy it with price or money. It is our fortune that we have a privilege to have met Mr and Mrs Hegde and members of their family. Please try her food before you read my reviews and it is not only the food; the love with which it is served makes the impact exponential. Multiple options and all of them, repeat- all of them served without any limits. The flavors get enhanced by the home made ingredients whether it is spices or honey or papads. And the ghee that gets poured on those hot idlies. It is a different world. Food gets served in a round mess and it is a pleasure to be there partaking food. I love their Konkony style dry Chicken.

Activities: We went to Bird watching next to the jungle specially spotted Malabar Hornbill. Also We went to Synteri rocks and had a sunset boat ride on an artificial lake formed by a dam on the Kali River, deserted but for birds and snakes. We visited the Ulavi Temple one evening and this was a highlight for all of us, especially to be taken there with Mr. Hegde as our guide. A walk into their 100 year old estate, fresh ground water, sustainable living were other things to be appreciated apart from seeking thrills in the nearby jungle. The Timberland near Dandeli also paradise for Malabar grey Hornbill. But not very impressed with the arrangement of Jungla safari at Dandeli National park by forest department. The great Malabar giant squirrel also seen there .

Advice: Please note this place may not appeal to those who prefer luxury, TV, WiFi or air conditioning, swimming pool, fridge, coffee maker or similar exotic stuff. And not to go for jeep safari at Dandeli national park. It is worthless.
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Pravin mahadar

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  • Pravin mahadar
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  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  3757 readers
  • 5.4/7
  •  Posted Mar 26, 2014
Amara homstay is 40 km away from Dandeli. Name of the village is Gund. It gives nice experience to stay in jungle. It is pure veg. It is managed by Hegade family,Variety of veg food is too good. you can enjoy jungle safari by booking. In dandeli you must go for river rafting, it is best experience. There are some places for sighseeing, guide provided by amara home stay. Pick up & drop facilities also provide by Amara home stay. Go & experience the veg food variety there.
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Priti Kulkarni

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  • Priti Kulkarni
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1434 readers
  • 6.6/7
  •  Posted Feb 8, 2013
It was really excellent to stay in Amara. Food quality & taste was best.
Service was also good.You will really enjoy it.

Best Experience: At cold night to enjoy campfire & sleep in clean & safe tent.

Worst Experience: Not a single bad expereience while staying in Amara Homestay.
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Rakesh Rmarathe

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  • Rakesh Rmarathe
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  5163 readers
  • 5.4/7
  •  Posted Jan 28, 2013
Only reason we were particular about visiting Dandeli is White water rafting.We were lucky to get it on the same day we visited Dandeli.
Amara Homestay where we stayed was one of the best homestays i have stayed where we felt it was home away from home. Service was at its best. A best place if you are planning to go with your family and for a couple. Safe and Well maintained. Food was so delicious that we didnt even miss a single item that was on menu... Including Pickle...lolz

Best Experience: White water Rafting...Just WOW..Our guide Amar was absolutely brilliant with his Rafting and Kayaking skills....Amara Homestay food(Mr Hegde please send me the recipe) it was yummy :-)And the serene forest...we could sight Barking deer,Elephant,Fox,Peacock

Worst Experience: We were eager to Visit Kavala Caves but we came to knw that its closed for tourist when we reached the place at 5:30am (We were so excited)..It would be great if we would have got a prior notification such that we could have atleast visited Syntheri rocks.Travel to dandeli from Bangalore...oof so damn tiring if your going by your own car..Best thing is take a train to Alnavar..Should be lucky to get white water rafting as it is available only if there is water left out from Supa..Else though with advance booking its waste of time and we should have returned back with no memories of Dandeli.
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Jagadish Km

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  • Jagadish Km
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2201 readers
  • 5.4/7
  •  Posted Nov 3, 2012
Very good, memorable trip, Hospitality offered by Mr & Mrs Ramachandra Hegde was simply superb

Best Experience: Boating at backwaters of Supa (River Kali) backwaters

Worst Experience: None
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Deepesh Chodankar

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  • Deepesh Chodankar
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  • Lives in Goa
  • 13 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  9237 readers
  • 6.4/7
  •  Posted Mar 19, 2012
i drove from goa and was not knowing the route but the way mr hegdes family helped me with directions i was ther in one go only i reached there in eve the weather was cool the dinner was enjoyable as they had arranged for some fish on special request in morning breakfast of idli sambar was too good and lunch was awsome i really liked their both home made deserts . I would like to thank Mr hegde and their family and team as they had take our extra special care and experienced us true homestay.

Best Experience: best food is the key and their friendlly behaviours as a part of their family

Worst Experience: getting down the syntheri rocks steps was easy then climbing up was too bad
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