Spending time at Stream of Joy is bound to be an experience you will remember. It is an interesting mix of mostly awesome with some no so awesome aspects.
It's tucked away in a beautiful area away from noise and pollution. We arrived there from Bangalore during heavy rains in August. The drive to the place (from the ghat sections after sakleshpur) was very scenic, especially in the rains. However, it has to be noted that the roads are not in great condition. But natural beauty overshadows this issue.
On arriving at Stream of Joy we were greeted by Mr Kashinath and shown to our room by the river. The room itself is pretty basic but that is to be expected from a place that is close to nature. Don't expect too many creature comforts in the rooms though which I wish were available.
The food there was unique for us and very enjoyable. This was one of the highlights of the stay for us.
The stream that flows beside the cottages is THE highlight, of course and the constant sound of flowing water is very relaxing.
It would have been great to explore around the place, but, unfortunately, rains forced us to stay indoors. This was especially disappointing since the rooms were a bit basic.
An interesting thing to note is that there is a gap where the roof meets the walls. This leads to 2 issues: 1- People talking on the other side of the wall are heard very loud and clear inside the rooms and 2- Lots of insects also seem to find their way inside the room.
Overall, it's a great place, but be prepared to let go of some creature comforts
- Also Known As:
- Stream Of Joy Hotel Dharmasthala