Take a trek around the Kumbarahalli Estate
through some of the most scenic spots in
Karnataka. Sakaleshpur and Coorg has become
a destination for avid trekkers. The Swarga
resort organises treks on special request
at a nominal charge. There are water cascades,
mountain springs, natural rockslides and
a rivulet at the base of the camp. Please
make a request at the time of booking if
you wish to trek or you can even trek through
Kumbarahalli Estate and scale a series of
hilltops. If you are not too eager on a
long trek, do some short nature walks instead.
Throw a lure, catch a fish at the lake.
In addition to the Spice Tour and Trekking,
special Camp activities along with lakeside
bonfire in the evenings are also available
for the guests.
A walk through the Coffee Plantation is
an experience in itself. A coffee plantation
usually combines coffee with pepper, cardamom,
oranges and a variety of species of plants.
Take a walk in some of the best-maintained
plantations. Have a cup of coffee with a
planter and get a feel of the lives of Kumbarahalli's
finest planters. Maybe, if they make a friend
of you, you might even get to take a peek
at their fascinating homes.
On first sight it seems coffee is the only
crop at Kumbarahalli estate. But there are
several other crops including cardamom,
strawberry and several rare fruits. There
are also several locations in Sakleshpur
that are not actively promoted as tourist
spots. Having an insider friend at places
like Swarga resorts helps, because we were
able to see places that will otherwise be
shut before us and enjoy doing things about
which we are completely ignorant.
On your trip don't forget to take some
time off for cardamom plantation, right
at the harvesting days. The women who were
at work at the cardamom plantation will
help you how to identify ripe and unripe
fruits and methods of collecting them. The
inflorescence appears towards the base of
the plants and one has to sit down to collect
Though not a highly skilled of challenging
task, being able to actually collect 'queen
of spices' is a real experience that a visitor
like you would never forget
The most important activity here is the
"Catch & Release" method of
fishing or angling. Even if you are not
an expert, try your hand at fishing guided
by our staff.