amenities

  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
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  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
  • Extra bed
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  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
  • Extra bed
  • First aid kit
  • Games
  • Hot water
  • House-keeping
  • Kettle
  • King-size bed
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen essentials
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Single bed
  • Smoking permitted
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
  • WiFi
  • Woodfired Oven
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  • Bathroom essentials
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • Cooking essentials
  • Entire home
  • Extra bed
  • First aid kit
  • Games
  • Hot water
  • House-keeping
  • Kettle
  • King-size bed
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen essentials
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Single bed
  • Smoking permitted
  • Study/Work table
  • Taxi service
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
  • WiFi
  • Woodfired Oven
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the space

The Oasis is part of a unique project that combines ecotourism with sustainable agriculture and environmental education. The lodge was started in the mid 90’s, after multiple friends and families visited and loved the energy. Situated in a certified organic farm in the tropical montane rainforests of the Western Ghats of Kodagu district in southern Karnataka, The Oasis is surrounded by rolling hills and densely forested valleys. This area is a paradise for nature lovers.

 

Experience the amazing biodiversity of the Western Ghats and explore remote idyllic valleys and tropical forests. Learn how coffee, cardamom, pepper, and vanilla are sustainably cultivated under the shade of rainforest trees. The hosts have taken care to ensure that the property functions as off-the-grid as possible by using solar energy for lighting, using water from the natural stream and following ethical agricultural practices that allow for healthy organic produce.

 

The bird, reptile, and insect life here is astounding. Researchers and scientists visit often to document rare species that are endemic to the Ghats. The property also boasts of a variety of orchids that grow here along with a fresh natural stream that passes through the lower section.

 

This is a plastic-free zone and guests are expected to carry their dry waste with them back to the cities for responsible disposal. Through eco-friendly design, construction, and use of alternate energy, The Oasis maintains a minimal ecological footprint.

comforts

The Oasis features 3 different types of accommodation to suit different tastes and budgets.

 

In the lower section of the property, there are two unique cottages that have been specially designed with natural surroundings and comfort in mind. Over the years, friends and guests have left behind a bit of themselves by adorning the space with paintings and murals.

 

Each cottage has two separate double bedrooms with attached baths and verandahs. In the upper section of the property, there is a lovely secluded cottage, fully equipped with an attached kitchen. This is an ideal self-contained unit. It features 2 spacious bedrooms, attached bathrooms, and verandahs.

 

Finally, there are two mud huts with unattached bathrooms for solo travellers. The hosts are advocates of slow travel, and have made the space conducive to long-term stays.

 

All the spaces are set in lush green natural surroundings and are powered by eco-friendly 12V solar lighting. The dining, library, and device charging areas are in the lower section of the property, so guests are expected to do a short 200m walk up and down for buffet-style meals set at specific timings.

food

The property is set on an organic plantation full of coffee, vanilla, and a variety of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, kokum, ginger, and pepper. These are used generously in the preparation of Coorgi and South Indian fare. Ingredients not grown in-house are procured from other organic farms and local farmers. The food is healthy, light, and nutritious. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals available. Eat in the common dining hall located in the lower section of the property. It involves a short walk of 200m from the upper section.

ideal for

The property is ideal for the quiet traveller. It has attracted an interesting mix of visitors from all walks of life – scientists, artists, farmers, students, hippies, all linked together by a common love and respect for nature.

getting there

The property is located about 12 kms from Madikeri town. Accurate details will be provided at the time of confirmation.

things to do

The hosts strive to maintain the natural environment as much as possible. Marvel at biodiversity that has been carefully reintroduced without disturbing the original identity of the region. Thanks to the cultivation of native plants, orchids, and trees, the forest around now attracts more birds, insects, and small reptiles.

 

The hosts offer a variety of activities such as guided treks along scenic hills and shola forests, an informative plantation tour, excellent birding opportunities, and fascinating night walks. Full-day guided treks are available at an additional cost, but this needs to be pre-booked. The area is also safe and accessible for self-exploration.

 

Interested in trying your hand at farming? Spend time at the plantation and help out.

 

The library is filled with books ranging from different subjects like philosophy, bio-diversity, history, and sustainable farming for you to read to your heart’s content.

price

Prices vary from room to room. Each room in a deluxe cottage is priced between Rs. 7,150 to Rs. 7,700. The prices for the two adobe huts are priced between Rs. 4,400 to Rs. 5,500.
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The above costs are inclusive of accommodation, all meals (veg and non-veg), tea/coffee, a guided hike/plantation tour, a 10% welfare fee towards the staff’s health care, education, retirement, and all applicable taxes.

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