Things to do

Forest Walk – Explore the species and nature of Westernghats.
Western ghats of India – World Heritage Site.

One of the Special program that we offer is a walk in the rain forest, that keeps many surprises for you ! The walk refreshes your mind and body alike. The two hour walk through the forest and back through the areca farm is a amazing experience at Shantivana.


Swimming in the River Shalmala, Western ghats – Just 4km from Shantivana.
Pure & hygienic river  with ancient history and positive energy

A rare experience at Shantivana is a swim in the river. The water here is safe and clean. It may be the only place in India where a swim in the river is possible. The river carries no waste, or sewage as it is coming from the hills. You can swim as long as you want in the river surrounded by forest on all sides.


Birding in Western ghats

Shantivana is rich with a lot of bird’s life. One will be able to see about a hundred varieties of birds including many endemic species, a birding enthusiast reports in his blog that he saw twenty two varieties of birds while sitting on a bench by the river side for an hour.

Photographic Holidays @ Western ghats

Shantivana is rich with natural beauty and is ideal for nature photography. Many of the pictures on this web site are taken by our esteemed guests. You could come either alone or in groups to enjoy a photographic holiday.