Off The Grid Homestay: You Need To Lose Yourself To Be Found Again

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A peculiar homestay in the Western Ghats, Off The Grid is known for using solar power to fulfil all its energy requirements. Located on the border of Goa and Karnataka, the homestay is replete with natural beauty and has almost no modern facilities. 

If you need a real break from the rat-race of modern life, the place calls out to you with open arms. This might come as a surprise to you but the place is unconnected to electricity, telephony, or the internet. This is where you can once again to the sights, sounds, smells of nature.

Where

Poppalwadi, Diggi Road,

CASTLE ROCK, PO

Karnataka

Ideal For

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(c) Off The Grid

Off The Grid is a perfect place for travellers seeking peace and tranquility. While it might seem a little difficult to imagine life without electricity, internet and telephone, your time at this property will pass really soon as there are plenty of activities to indulge in. There is no time to think about the mad modern world as the beauty of nature keeps you overwhelmed. If you are tired of your hectic professional and personal life and are looking to get rejuvenated, Off The Grid can be bliss for you. 

About The Property

A truly special and unique experience, Off The Grid is a charming little farm that offers comfortable living and shared spaces. Surrounded by flora and fauna, hills, flowing streams, and towering forests, the place is nature lover's paradise. It also provides an amazing opportunity to bird watchers, star gazers, artists and agriculturists.

Off The Grid has three cozy types of accommodations. The stream facing cabin accommodates three single beds and has a sit out overlooking the stream and jungle.

The rooftop rooms offer great views of the jungle all around. They are spacious and airy.

For those who like camping experience, furnished tent is a wonderful option.

Food

Oven-fired pizzas, homemade breads, barbecues remain their specialty while they also encourage healthy food habits. Menu at Off The Grid has Indian, Asian, and European dishes. Food is served in buffet-fashion at dining table. During the day visitors relish their food beside the stream, and by our campfire in the evenings. 

Ideal Time To Go

The place welcomes people all through the year. Off The Grid has a pleasant weather. while the mornings always start with a chill, the nights are equally wonderful. At an altitude of 600 meters, Off The Grid remains soothing and calm.

Cost

₹3500 per person per night on twin-sharing basis.

₹5000 per person per night for single accommodation.

The cost includes board, food, trekking.

What To Do

(c) Kumaresh Rajarajan

Photo of Dudhsagar Falls, Sonaulim, Goa, India by Priya Pareek

The name ‘Dudhsagar’ literally translates to ‘sea of milk’ which signifies the white spray and foam that the falls create while cascading down. The majestic cascade of white water falling from a spectacular height of 1017 feet leaves visitors awestruck.

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Photo of Nuranang Waterfalls, Cona, Shannan by Priya Pareek

These pristine waterfalls bring visitors closer to nature. As the white water gushes down the steep, a breathtaking sight is creating. 

Trekking

(c) Premnath Thirumalaisamy

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One of the best ways to explore the natural surroundings of this beautiful place is trekking. The treks here are easy and beautiful. The forest department organizes a guided treks to the top of Dudhsagar waterfalls.

Bird Watching

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Photo of Off The Grid Homestay: You Need To Lose Yourself To Be Found Again by Priya Pareek

The place is a favourite among bird watchers as species like the Rufous Babbler, Asian Fairy Bluebird, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Great Indian Hornbill, Grey Jungle Fowl and Flame-throated Bulbul and many more are easily spotted here. 

Getting There

(c) Off The Grid

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By Train

Castle Rock station is in Karnataka and is 10km away from the property. Another railway station is Londa Junction at 35 km from the property. You can catch a train from Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, New Delhi and other places.

By Air

Goa Airport is a 2 and ½ hour drive from Off the Grid. The homestay has the facility to arrange transport to and from the airport at a affordable charge.

By Road

The homestay also arranges pickup from Mollem or Anmod. If you are driving from Pune or Bangalore to Goa, Off The Grid is just 16 km detour from the highway NH4A. 

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