Located at 7 kms away from the Mumbai-Mangalore Highway at Shiroor Market Bus Stand, this resort is nested in the wilderness of trees and shrubs of different kinds.
Started 10 years back, the resort has continuous stream of tourists from within India and abroad.
Reception area of Wild Woods Resort
How to reach?
By Road :
The resort is located at 7 km from Shiroor Bus Stand which is located between Bhatkal on the one-side and Byndoor on the other. There are number of private and KSRTC buses which ply from Mumbai-Pune and other centers to Shiroor/Byndoor on the way to Mangalore.
The resort also organizes complimentary pick up and drop facility from and to Shiroor/Byndoor by prior arrangement.
By Rail :
Byndoor Mookambika Railway Station on the Konkan Railway is the nearest railway station. The resort is located at a distance of 10 kms from the Byndoor Railway station for which there is a complimentary pick up and drop available from the resort
Other nearest railway stations are : Murudeshwara, Kundapura and Udupi.
By Air :
Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 141 kms.
The resort has 16 independent villas on the left side and 10 cottages on the right side of the road. Villa No.1 has 4 bedrooms, villa No.2 to 6 have 2 bedrooms and from 7 to 16 have one bedroom.
The villas are surrounded by trees and plants of different varieties attracting butterflies of diverse colours and sizes besides birds.
What to do there?
The resort offers variety of activities.
Someshwar Beach : Located at a distance of 10 kms from the resort, this beach is less crowded providing an opportunity to get into the water. It provides a splendid view of the sunset from the upper level ground.
Sunset at Someshwar Beach
Maravante Beach : Located at a distance of 32 kms from the resort, this is the longest beach around but swimming here is not allowed. The Mumbai-Mangalore highway divides this beach with river on one side and sea on the other.
Other beaches that can be visited from the resort are Malpe Beach, Murudeshwar Beach, Apsarakonda beach and Gokarna beach. Separate travel arrangements will have to be made by the tourist to visit these beaches.
Resort has brand new bicycles for a ride through the natural surroundings.
Immediately after the rainy season the Kosalli river which flows around the resort property has water for some fishing activity as a pass time.
Fishing in the river
Immediately after the rainy season kayaking can be done on a limited stretch on the Kosalli river.
Kayaking in the river
The Kosalli waterfall is located at a distance of 8 kms from the resort. First 4 kms is approachable by road for which a complimentary drop and an experienced guide is provided by the resort. The remaining 4 kms stretch is through dense forest which is a trek-cum-walk. Without the guide it would be difficult to locate the base of the waterfall.
It is a mesmirising experience to watch water flowing down from a height of more than 100 feet in full force immediately after the rains.
Watch Video of Kosalli Waterfall
The added attraction to the exhausting hike is two local dogs accompany the tourists right upto the waterfall and then accompany them back to the starting point. I was told that these local dogs accompany every tourist. Belive me, they are quite a company in the quiet dense forest.
Dogs accompanying to waterfall
When to visit?
The resort can be visited round the year but the best season is immediately after the rains.
If you are a nature lover, want to know more about 6000 botanical plants ( I have covered a few below) and be among colourful butterflies - this is the place for you ! Located in the midst of thousands of trees, and shrubs, this resort offers a refreshing holiday and tranquillity.
Most refreshing is to hear the chatter of hornbill birds early in the morning across the entire property.
Name of Plant
Solonom Jainta Karpam
Red Flower Ginger
Fish Smell Leaves Plant
Aristo Lochia Gijanta
Orchid inside Cocounut
Snake variety cactus
Bonsai type cactus
Creeper on Orange plant
Elephant Delinia Indica
Egg shaped fruit Plant
With the most hospitable staff and delicious food both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian and out of bounds of mobile phone and internet, this place provides a real break from the hustle and bustle of city life.