Spent 3n/4days @ Tusk & Dawn, Hanbal. Was a truly amazing experience, the setting of T&D is stunning - right in the middle of the verdant western ghats. Hills all around, with the forest only a few steps away from your room! We (my 7 yr daughter, wife and me) thoroughly enjoyed the numerous treks we took upto the hill tops, crossing innumerable streams in the lap of nature. Lots of leeches, but eh, what's the fun of a trek if there weren't any leeches!
The treks by themselves are not very strenous. No animal sightings, but having the evening mist roll off the hill tops over you as you climb up is an experience in itself.
Rooms are average, food is very good. The staff - especially Rahul & Ramesh - were very resourceful and helpful.
Pros: No or very little mobile signal :), lovely and soothing treks, lots and lots of butterflies to see and photograph, good food, friendly people
Cons: None significant, although they could spruce up the rooms a bit!
- Also Known As:
- Tusk And Dawn Sakleshpur, Karnataka