Homestay Shimoga


"One would love not the man less, but Nature more" - Encounter with Nature

Adventurous, Religious, Spiritual and Relaxation tours to several places can be organised as per the choice of the customer to cover by day trips travelling a distance as far as 100kms and returning back making Barekal (ಬರೇಕಲ್) Farmstay & Nature Cure Center, the Headquarter of stay.

When you are at Barekal Farm Stay and Nature Cure Center, it shall be a very special experience of pleasure exploring in the pathless woods, back waters of River Sharavathi, there is serenity all around with the chirps of the birds, noise of the winds, there are people, where none intrudes, go in the wilderness of trekking, encounter wild live stock.

The whole of the operation can be described as agritourism, pleasure tourism, experiencing and exploring a new area in the form of geotourism that sustains the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and local trips to nearby tourist places as a relaxation mechanism and exhilarating experience for the minds and souls.

Sightseeing and Adventure Activities

Barekal Farmstay & Nature Cure Center is equipped to also provide different Tour Packages to choose like Half-a-Day, One Day, Two Days (the charges for which will have to be borne by the customer that would include all the entry fees, tolls, etc.) It shall be a very special experience where there will be a combination of packages to choose from Religious, Adventurous, Pleasure, Educative, Heritage, Wildlife etc.

For those who are adventure driven, the closest thrill will be to go on Trekking and scaling the Barekal hills, Kodachadri Hills as also having the most thrilling experience taking the Speed Boat ride on the backwaters of Sharavathi. One can also experience some interesting and interactive trips being in the wildlife terrains, water falls etc.

There are places of interest to see again in the close vicinity of Barekal Farm Stay and Nature Cure Center like Shri Ramachandrapura Mutt, Backwaters of Sharavathi River, Kaaranagiri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple and most importantly ruins of the Bidanoor Fort built during the rule of Keladi Dynasty. These are all going to be very satisfying visits to these places that help a visitor carry with him fond memories being a mix of tradition, culture, history and spirituality.

The list of experience it seems would never end.

Following are a ready reference of places of interest with the distance from our Homestay.

  • Sri Siddhivinayaka Temple, Karanagiri - 2 km
  • Sr Ramachandrapura Mutt/ Goshala/ Gurukula - 4 km
  • Boat ride and River Sharavathi backwaters, Billusagara - 5 km
  • Bidanooru Fort, Nagara - 8 km
  • Devagange Pond - 12 km
  • Hindlumane Falls - 30 km
  • Kodachadri Hills - 32 km
  • Chakra Dam-Savehaklu Dam - Mastikatte (Seasonal) - 20 km
  • Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur - 50 km
  • Siganduru Sri Chowdeshwari Temple - 62 km
  • Jenukallamma Temple, Ammanaghatta - 24 km
  • Agumbe world famous Sunset - 60 km
  • Kundadri Betta - 50 km
  • Sri Sharadamba Temple, Sringeri - 78 km
  • Sirimane Falls - 95 km
  • Sri Kshethra Shakatapuram, Bhandigadi Mutt - 65 km
  • Ni-Na-Sam (Nilakanteshwara Natyaseva Sangha), Heggodu - 44 km
  • Keladi-Ikkeri Temples - 50 km
  • Sri Sridhara Ashrama, Varadahalli - 52 km
  • Jog Falls and Linganamakki (Seasonal) - 75 km
  • Humcha Jain Mutt, Temple - 32 km
  • Kuvempu Birthplace,Kavishaila, Kuppalli - 50 km
  • Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary (Seasonal) - 65 km
  • Sakkarebylu Elephant Camp - 75 km
  • Tunga Dam, Gajanur - 85 km
  • Tiger-Lion Safari, Tyavarekoppa - 60 km
  • Arishinagundi Water Falls (40 kms)