May 4, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.76: Sangway Holiday Homes, Dandeli, Karnataka.

“At Home in the Deep Woods”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days agoNEW
This is a beautiful gem of a home stay hidden away in the deep woods of Dandeli. If you are approaching Dandeli from Dharwad via Haliyal, it is better if you call Mr. Vikram Sogi to guide you to the resort, otherwise you may not be able to find it. The bungalow is located at the extreme corner of a village called Kerwad.

The rooms are basic but very neat and clean, with a large attached bathroom. There is no TV or AC but we did not need them as we had come to enjoy the rustic charms of a village and forest home stay. There is a large veranda where one can sit out in the mornings and evenings and enjoy your cup of tea and coffee. There is an open air gazebo where you can have your dinner next to a bonfire during the chilly winter months. Vikram can also arrange for tented accommodation in the open grounds next to the bungalow if you so like.

Mr. Vikram is a very hospitable host, and he made special arrangements everyday to serve us according to our tastes. The cooking was very homely and we could eat as much as we liked. We were served non-veg at dinner. Once we had a local king-fish thali and chicken curry on another occasion. In fact, on the last day I was not feeling well so Mr. Vikram made special arrangements and served us fruit, tender coconut water and soups. He even let my wife guide his cook in the kitchen to make the soup to our liking. We decided to stay on for one more night so that I could recuperate at Sangway, before departing next day for Goa.

From the bungalow one can go for long walks in the surrounding forests. There is a crocodile park next to the River Kali. Walking through the jungles, we got to see the Giant Malabar Squirrel, and spotted the Hornbills high on the tree tops, besides a variety of other birds.

For the more adventurous, Sangway Holiday Home is a very good base in Dandeli to explore the surrounding areas. There are many interesting places nearby like Ganeshgudi for wildlife and white-water rafting on the Kali River. One can take a train ride to see the Dudhsagar waterfalls in nearby Goa. There is the Supa dam, and the Syntheri Rocks, as well as the Anshi National Park. If you have your own transport, Vikram will guide you with maps and directions, and might even loan you his man, Ravi, to show you these places.

All in all, we had a very pleasant and restful stay at Sangway, and would love to come back here for some peace and solitude, and to meet our friend Vikram again.
Room Tip: Corner rooms have bigger sit-outs.
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  • Stayed March 2015, travelled as a couple
      • 4 of 5 starsRooms
      • 5 of 5 starsCleanliness
      • 5 of 5 starsService
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