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Guddekeri Post Thirthahalli Taluk, Shimoga 577411 India
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#6 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Shimoga
"Hingaara" is a Nature stay (Heritage house – more than 300 yrs old) nestled in the lap of Western Ghats of Agumbe offers everything that a nature lover would ask for. We offer many activities such as water cave walk, adventurous trekking, rope games, water games, visit to sunrise / sunset spots, trekking to backwaters island, fishing & many more.
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pranav wrote a review Oct 2020
Bengaluru, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
My friends and I spent 3 amazing days at Hingaara. Undoubtedly one of the best homestay experiences of our lives. The property is stunning and perfect for those looking for a tranquil experience. Rooms are spacious, clean, and well lit. Hot water is available. Food is absolutely delicious and a variety of Malnad cuisine. The host, Shashank, moved mountains to make our stay feel amazing and arranged bonfires for us. He even took out some time to show us his beautiful heritage home and spend time talking to us about the place and the surroundings. Every single staff is courteous who take care of you very well. A memorable experience to cherish. Would highly recommend this place. We would definitely return to this amazing place. Thank you Hingaara.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Ambika wrote a review Sep 2019
Mysuru (Mysore), India2 contributions
Back to Bengaluru after one crazy, unforgettable, epic trip with lots of good memories. This was my first ever macro photography experience in rain forest sorted with perfect malnad style delicious food, scary leeches, classic tent stay setup, day and night forest walk experience with heavy rainfall and of course getting drenched. One heaven of an experience. One should really need to experience this once in a while. An absolute game changer tour which had lots to offer. I myself got rid of my snake phobia, head to head encounter with pit viper (the chills are still in there). Witnessing nature wonders like bio luminescent fungi was a bonus and many more new experiences. Girish Gowda sir - An amazing macro expert whos got lots of knowledge in all aspects related to tiny world around us. His knowledge on agumbe and living species is exceptional. Shashank Hegde sir - Proud owner of this property, a down to earth person who made us feel homely, The way he communicates makes all of us get involved and engaged. Sathishanna - Our tour guide who knows each and every corner of agumbe ghats. An amazing personality to be with. He could spot tiny spiders from far as well. That precise and accurate he is in exploring macro world and reptiles around.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Abinaya K wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We decided to reach agumbe and the stay we chose was hingara nature stay.. I would highly recommend this place. Mr Sheshank took very good care and the food was excellent. No words for their hospitality. The best place and best stay ever. The antique collections were superb. The place itself is 300 years old. What an experience!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Sateesh N wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent Homely Hospitality Nice Ambience mouth watering malnad style food learnt a lot about macro photography nice guidance by girish totally nice experience must visit place but one thing when we visited Rain didn't came eagerly waiting for rain as we need monsoon macro photos of reptiles and amphibians
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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tripamam wrote a review Jun 2019
Bengaluru, India95 contributions9 helpful votes
We visited Hingaara the Homestay in Nature’s Lap. A beautiful place with serene background and lovely ambience. We celebrated our 36th Marriage Anniversary by planting 36 varieties of flowering plants. The owners Shashank Hegde and his father Jayaram Hegde has made wonderful arrangements for the stay. It is a good place to enjoy the rustic place. Its surroundings made us more synergic and regain the health lost in Bengaluru. Refresh, recoup and regain your energies in the Natural surrounds. Good food, affable staff and great location. The heritage house is lovely to look at and stay. It’s simple look and great looks make a difference. We had wonderful experience. Strongly recommend for those who want to take a break from the hustle bustle of city life.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Vandana wrote a review May 2019
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My stay at hingaara has been quite pleasant. And since I traveled solo, it was safe, with very cooperative staff. The hitch of trekking alone with a staff member in forests that were unknown to me, then language was a hurdle. But with staff cooperation I had the best week of my life. Food was good. And overall rooms and hygiene was also good. Surroundings were very good. Vandana
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from ShashankH24, Owner at Hingaara - The Nature Stay
Responded 19 May 2019
Thank you Vandana madam, it was great pleasure hosting you, look forward to host you again soon Thanks
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Global489733 wrote a review Jan 2019
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If ever anyone plan to goto Agumbe my suggestion is don’t ever goto Hingaara homestay The activities mentioned in website are all broken and not in a condition to play. 1. They claim that they take u to some offbeat water falls n all but I’m not sure who calls it a water fall, water from shower at home only falls on u from much higher distance. 2. water can that they had kept had fungus floating inside 3. Room was full of lizards 4. When we asked for evening snack they said if it’s really needed as they have to prepare it and it’s difficult 5. At 8 they start forcing to finish dinner and they tell on face they wanna sleep, when we go on a holiday and enjoying these days everyone prefers to eat post camp fire 6. The food tasted good but all the bad experiences made us not enjoy what was being served If one wants to experience a bad homestay then a must place
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Ambika B wrote a review Aug 2018
3 contributions5 helpful votes
I was on a solo Kanyakumari to Kashmir trip, when a friend introduced me to Shashank. He owns and runs a homestay in the Malgudi town of Agumbe. My week long stay has been a life changing experience. To begin with, Hingara is no ordinary house, it's 350 old years heritage house. On my arrival, Shashank had a long list of things not to be missed in Agumbe. From cultural experience of Yakshagana to a school visit, to Kavaledurga fort and so much more! I am still overwhelmed by the experience of Yakshagana. It's a form of ancient dance form where menfolks body paint a dress like Mahabharata characters. What makes this experience even more enjoyable is that the whole village sits together, all night, to experience the magic of this Yakshagana. I can never thank Shashank enough for introducing me to this face of India. Another unforgettable experience from my Agumbe diaries is the school visit in Guddekeri. Shashank insisted that we must experience a day in school and now after visiting the school for a day, I insist that one day is not enough. Though it's a government school but the students are so enthusiastic and involved with education that you feel inspired. They have school parliament, high level of student participation, facilities like a projector. Even after school, kids play with each other, help each other with studies, and go back home together. Experiencing this, I asked Shashank if kids in school are missing on this amazing way of life. That's when he invited me to the children's camp! Where I ended up playing in mud with kids, building mud homes, painting and star gazing. It was a sheer joy to see the cultural exchange between city and village kids. Shashank got all of us together in a way that we all got to learn so much from each other. In the era of changing times, Hingara also actively participates in conservation of rainforests. He made special effots to explain to us the importance of fragile rainforesta. . Also, I can't help but mention the food before concluding. The food experience at Hingara, has been the most sumptuous meals on the entire Kanyakumari to Kashmir journey! All in all, Agumbe has been an unforgettable journey I was initially amazed to know Shashank's story. He set at defiance the comforts of a swanky life in Australia, to come back to his roots and preserve the wonders of Agumbe. It is an initiative of great love and passion, expressed in the excellent hospitality and the unforgettable journeys that Hingara creates!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Drag9n wrote a review Aug 2018
Bengaluru, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hingaara is one place I love to visit very often. It's in the heart of nature. Perfect place for nature and macro photography. A wonderful host Shashank and his team. Food is excellent. A must visit place.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dinesh K wrote a review Aug 2018
5 contributions1 helpful vote
it was a awesome place for bio diversity. Had a very good weekend in home stay. Teasty food and very very good service. As per me its one of the best home stay in agumbe. Beautiful nature too many creature. More fun games. Trekking in forest area. Very good physically activities n much more. Totally I enjoyed a lot n I learned a lot about wildlife, amphibians n reptails.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hingaara - The Nature Stay
Which popular attractions are close to Hingaara - The Nature Stay?
Nearby attractions include Mahishi Beach (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hingaara - The Nature Stay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Hingaara - The Nature Stay?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, free instant coffee, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Hingaara - The Nature Stay?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hingaara - The Nature Stay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Royal orchid, Hotel Shubham, and Rice Bowl Restaurant.
Does Hingaara - The Nature Stay have airport transportation?
Yes, Hingaara - The Nature Stay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hingaara - The Nature Stay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Shimoga.
Are pets allowed at Hingaara - The Nature Stay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hingaara - The Nature Stay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Keladi (1.6 km).