The world around us seems to change constantly, and naturally, we continue to accomplish much by matching up to its fast pace. However, there are times when the most valuable thing we can do is slow down and embrace the art of doing nothing - one of the best ways to recharge the mind and body, reconnect with ourselves, and rediscover the beauty of just being.
On the fringes of the Bandipur National Park, lies a seven-acre orchard retreat called The Mangifera that perfectly checks off all the things mentioned above. Nestled within this charming oasis are lush orchards and verdant coconut farms that exude the most serene energy.
So, read along and explore all that makes The Mangifera the ultimate reprieve from the daily hustle.
Comfort inside and out
If you're someone who prefers solitude, then The Mangifera is the ideal haven for you. This charming retreat offers only five well-appointed rooms, each designed to provide the comfort and cosiness of a home. Whether it's the minimalist colour tones or the warm interiors, every detail is carefully chosen to make you feel at ease.
This feeling of tranquillity extends beyond the interiors. Step outside your room and you'll find a spacious lawn surrounded by fecund coconut farms and fragrant fruit orchards that grow mangoes as well as figs, avocados, passion fruit, and star fruit. Immersed in the exotic fragrance of these fruits, you can’t help but feel a sense of calm wash over. It is almost like nature has specially arranged a rejuvenating aromatherapy session for you.
A place for shared joy
While we are talking about slowing down, we certainly do not mean entering a state of complete inactivity. Scattered across the farm are spots where you can share moments of love and laughter with your friends and family. Whether it's a game of volleyball played amidst the coconut farms, a relaxing soak in the pristine pool, or cycling leisurely along the paths surrounding The Mangifera, these small joys help you forget the daily hustle and bustle, and completely immerse yourself in the present. If you prefer indoor activities, we have an elevated area for games where you can engage in foosball and carrom matches as well as other enjoyable pastimes.
Relaxing with nature
Since The Mangifera is situated right at the edge of the Bandipur National Park, one of the best things to do here is to visit your next-door neighbours. Being in the presence of magnificent creatures such as elephants and tigers is a powerful reminder that sometimes it's enough to simply exist. You can embark on a thrilling safari experience in the park, the booking point of which is conveniently located just 200 metres from the retreat. If you're lucky, you might even spot majestic birds like the Indian grey hornbill, who occasionally pay a visit to The Mangifera. (Looks like they enjoy holidaying here too.)
Let's take that break
So, let's take that much-needed break surrounded by orchards, farms, and nature's little wonders to refine your skills in the art of doing nothing. While you're here, indulge in our delicious buffet featuring cuisine inspired by local styles – a heartwarming and delightful culinary experience. Our only wish is that you leave with your hearts and bellies full.