It's calm and serene, you can hear the water flowing by all day with beautiful sounds of birds and animals around. Fresh air, spotting varieties of birds, and animals are part of a normal day at OTG.
We have a slackline set up by the river, for you to try out your balancing skills and enjoy yourself. We make wood fire pizzas, bread, and yummy meals cooked over the fire. We have cabins and rooms that are available for you to choose from if you choose to visit us :)
Off The Grid offers a truly special and unique experience. One traverses the thickly-forested and thinly-populated portions of the Western ghats to reach this charming little farm, that has little more than a few comfortable living and shared spaces.
But, the bounty of nature is on full display. This place is ideal for people who enjoy communing with nature, being surrounded by nothing but the flora and fauna of the surrounding hills, flowing streams, and towering forests.
We find our visitors tend to be bird watchers, star gazers, artists, agriculturists, or simply those who want to experience the peace and tranquility that comes from being connected with the resplendence of nature.
At an altitude of 600 meters, Off The Grid is blessed with a year-round wonderful climate. With hill station weather, hot, and humid nights are rare and the mornings always start with a chill. Indeed, for most of the year, a campfire is burning in the night to keep you warm, making for merry evenings.
With the privilege of an isolated jewel of an environment around, our guests enjoy the freedom of moving around all day and often retire to their rooms to get some rest. Sleeping and breathing the fresh air has also never felt better.
We offer our guests 2 rooms upstairs in the main house. Bright, airy, with lovely views, a perfect spot for sunbathing and bird watching on the terrace sit out. These 2 rooms, one large family room and the other smaller cosy one, share a bathroom and are perfect for a group of family and friends.
Sleeping under the stars on the mosquito-free terrace is a rare treat. The upstairs rooms share a bathroom although we have more facilities available on the property.
Our family cabins are set far apart from each other. Both overlook the stream and have attached bathrooms. These cottages offer a cosy setting, especially giving one the time to slowdown and soak in the beauty around to the sound of the flowing stream.
We have a furnished tent available, a rustic stay is guaranteed, a time to enjoy life, camping style with the comfort of a well provided room with an attached bathroom.
Castle Rock station is in Karnataka and is 10km away from us. Londa Junction is 35 km away. Trains from Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, New Delhi and other places pass through either of these stations. There are also trains from Goa to Castle Rock which offer a spectacular view of Dudhsagar waterfalls. Please check the train timetable for schedules. Transport can be arranged from these stations. Hubli or Dharwad station is also an option, especially for a group or family who can hire a whole vehicle to bring you to us. Alternatively, a bus to Ramnagar or Anmod or an onward train to Londa is doable.
Goa Airport as well as Belgaum Airport are 2 and ½ hour drive from Off the Grid. We can arrange transport to and from the airport at a reasonable charge. If you arrive in Goa, you could proceed to Madgaon station and take the train to Castle Rock or bus to nearby. From Belgaum a short journey to Khanapur or Ramnagar brings you much closer to us. Also Anmod is a good stop from where we can arrange a pick up.
Driving to Off The Grid in your own vehicle is ideal. And on a motorbike is even more exciting. But this is not always possible. For the intrepid, single traveller a bike taxi can be arranged for short distances. Buses come to Mollem or Anmod from where we can collect you. Most places in Goa are reached within 2 ½ hours. We can arrange a vehicle to drop you or pick you up. If you are driving from Pune or Bangalore to Goa, Off The Grid is a perfect 16km detour from the highway NH4A. We provide exact directions to the property to avoid getting lost.
Buses to Ramnagar (2km from Londa), Dandeli, Belgaum, Hubli/Dharwad,Goa via Anmod Ghat are easily accessible.
Our speciality resides in our oven-fired pizzas, homemade breads, barbecues and anything that can be grilled or cooked on a wood fire.
We offer Indian, Asian, and European dishes with the essence on homely and healthy food using many locally found ingredients, and of course anything grown on the farm.
Our menus are planned keeping in mind the dietary needs of all our guests, offering a healthy, fresh spread of mostly vegetarian food. These are served in buffet-fashion at our dining table beside the stream during the day, and by our campfire in the evenings. No Room Service.
Breakfast: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Lunch: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sylvia is a potter for the last 20 years, she has setup a quaint studio at Off The Grid. She also enjoys cooking and exploring the natural surroundings around.
John has pioneered white water rafting in South India since 1999. He is a keen mountain biker and an adventure sports enthusiast.