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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter if you wanna surf, do yoga, SUP or if you just want to relax and take a rest from noisy, chaotic and crowded India.. this is a great place to stay. Rooms are big and clean with attached bathroom. Ashram is peacefully located close to a river and the ocean, surrounded by palm trees. The food is good...

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brooklyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated right on the backwaters of South Karnataka, near Kerala, it's a beautiful spot, ant not too touristic. I took my first surfing lesson, standing up on the first wave, thanks to the perfect surfing spot and the great instructors at the Ashram. The staff is super friendly, and so are the guests. It's very convivial. Great place to bring...

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had an AMAZING 4 days at the Ashram Surf Retreat. Im traveling solo in India for work, and took some vacation to come here. I had never surfed before (other than a one hour lesson a few years ago), so I took lessons every morning (about 3 hours 8-11 or 12). By the third day, I could catch some...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 May 2016

When my husband suggested a surfing holiday at an all-vegetarian ashram with non-AC rooms in the height of summer, I thought the idea was crazy. However, the minute we reached, my fears fell aside. The ashram is located in a small village in Mulki, near Mangalore. It is right by a river (a backwater inlet from the sea), surrounded by...

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Absolutely loved Mantra Surf Club. Amazing vibes! Sitting right on the backwaters, the ambience is perfectly mellow with great access to calm waters for paddle-boarding/kayaking and good surf on the nearby beaches. The food is GREAT and the accommodations are simple, clean and comfortable. I traveled there solo (very easily and safely as a single girl), and you'll meet lots...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We recently spent 3 relaxing days at this lovely spot & highly recommend it for a break from the "real" world. We were welcomed warmly by the young enthusiastic residents of the Ashram & my family actually learned to surf under their excellent teaching. I was contented to take the boat our to the gorgeous beach, walk & swim in...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived to a beautiful welcome from all the hosts. They showed us around and really looked after us. Their facilities are way above standard for an Indian stay and their food!!.....amazing, it's no wonder they have their own cookbook for sale. Surf coaching is great for both beginners and the more experienced, beautiful golden sands and clear waters on...

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

we had an amazing week (or so) at the ashram, with a fantastic crew bringing true surfer spirit to a wonderful community, well off the beaten path of tourists in India. they had a great range of boards, a great home break (beach break - great for beginners!), some amazing veg food and hospitality, a fantastic yoga teacher - an...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Mantra is the best place to learn surfing in India. Surf is incredible, no crowds, very great instructors. The ashram is tranquil, the staff incredibly friendly and very good with kids. The food is incredible, different menu everyday. Pasta, ragi-dosa, pongal, puri, muffins, donuts.. The rooms are clean, functional and very very quiet.. Incredible place to slow-down, learn surfing, indulge...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 10 December 2015

grt place for surfing, way to beach is best on board, kiran the caretaker is humble, rooms very basic , with basic cots where u lie & fall to sleep, meditation in temple is serene, yoga on terrace is beautiful, not to be missed,. note - no non veg , no smoking, no drinks... they ve course for 3 days...

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AshramSurfRetreat, Public Relations Manager at Ashram Surf Retreat, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you soon here at Mantra for another amazing surf session & fun :)

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have 4 guestrooms. A maximum of eight guests can be booked to stay at the Ashram Surf Retreat at any one time – thus never any crowds in the lineup. Also included in the above room rates for our guests (on a daily basis) are two tasty and wholesome lacto-vegetarian (we use milk products) meals (breakfast & dinner), 3 liters of mineral water and snacks such as fruits and coconuts, tea, coffee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ashram Surf Retreat

Address: 6-64, Kolachikambla, Mulki, Mangalore 574154, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Mangalore
Price Range: ₹ 2,407 - ₹ 3,744 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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