Hulivana rated 5th amongst 15 Best Monsoon Resorts
(June, 2015)

Hulivana listed amongst the 20 Best Winter Escapes
(December, 2011)

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Hulivana- An idyll place of inactivity & leisure
however, Bespoke activities can be organized as preferred

Birding: Identified 29 species of migratory & endemic avifauna. spot scarlet minivets, rufous treepie, common flameback etc,.

Herpwatch: Watch & identify with a fieldguide the diverse species of herpetafauna endemic to this part of the western ghats.

Lepidoptera: Photo data collection & document butterfly species of this region, spot bluebottles, red pierrot, tamil oakblue, common imperial etc,.

Apiary: Assit in Bee keeping & extraction.

Medicinal Plants: A place to identify & study the distribution & diversity of medicinal herbs. The westernghats sholas with its species diversity are a sacred grove of poisonous & therapeutic herbs.

Canopy research projects: Open for researchers (with requisite permits) for canopy projects to monitor & study the forest ecosystem from the tree summits.

Star gazing: Observe the night sky from the pitch darkness of the forest.

Photography: Pick your choice of photography be it landscapes OR macro all can be found within one place.


Mountain (hardtail) cycling

Mountain Cycling Trails

  • Hullivana Margunda ( 11 km )
  • Hullivana Kumarhalli ( 9 km )
  • Tunnel trail ( 3 km )
  • Stream trail ( 5 kms)
  • Hullivana to Byrapura ( 6 km )

Paint the vista on canvas from the telescope point.

Fly an oriental kite

Trekking located at Sakleshpur & on the border of Chikmagalur. Spoiled for choice with trek routes as HULIVANA is located centrally, between the numerous peaks of Shiradi ghat & Charmudi ghat.

Popular treks close to HULIVANA (Permit Mandatory)

  • Jenkalu betta trek. (1 day trek)
  • Dippadakalu beta & Jenkalu trek. (1day trek)
  • Aramane gude & Ethinu gude trek. (2 day trek)
  • Digkal to Sisilabeta (2 day trek)
  • Digkal to Charmudi Ghat (2 day trek)

Aqua Sports zone : ( 56 kms from Hulivana enroute to Bangalore.) Jet Ski, Banana Boat, Water Trampoline, Sailing, Bumper Ride, Speed Boat, Wind Surfing, Kayaking.



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Water Sports 1 & half hr from Hulivana