Tusk & Dawn

Experience

Get Lost

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Begin your journey to Tusk & Dawn

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Begin your journey to Tusk & Dawn

"Life is greener on the other side." Desks. Keyboards clacking. Schedules and Deadlines. Homework. Traffic. Horns. Screams and Shouts. Pollution. They all find home in our city. In the midst of all this chaos one does wonder, what the other side really holds. It's time to get away. To get out and get lost. To somehow make sense of all this madness.

I just needed to get out. And I chanced upon a "Welcome to Tusk & Dawn" article somewhere. It read:

"Getaway. Get out and drive to the edge of civilization. Where the road ends, a secret paradise awaits. Welcome to Tusk & Dawn. A tiny gathering of three deluxe cottages complete with all the amenities you need to relax is a perfect setting for your own travel story. Nestled in the magnificent Western Ghats, it is the final frontier.

Surrounded by mountains, evergreen Shola forests and nothing else. You could walk the wild side or pump up your adrenalin with an off road drive. Or you could just laze around soaking in nature's beauty and bounty. The place is just the beginning.



Walking on the Edge

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There is usually a broad line between civilization and wilderness. But somehow at Tusk & Dawn that lines seems to fade into oblivion. As one steps out of their cozy cabin to walk around, little treats of wilderness magically appear.

The tiny world of insects and butterflies. Myriad colours and hues paint their backs, fronts and wings. Walk around. Up the path into the Shola and one can discover more of this magic. In secret hiding places, at select auspicious times, there emerges a flash of beauty as orchids bloom. Rare. Endemic and ethereal. Almost bizarre this world of tiny tots. You'll find it all around you at Tusk & Dawn.

Explore the many trekking paths that surround the area. Paths that invisibly line every mountain. Through streams, into forests, over hills and into valleys. Walking is the best way to discover more of these little wonders. Here's a look at some of what you can see.



Wild Ride on the Wild Side

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6:00am : I wake up cursing. Having to drag myself out of a nice cozy bed into a regular breezy early morning. I cursed my friends who had chosen to sleep in. And I cursed my own stupidity for having volunteered for the four wheel, off road drive up to a near by hill. We could barely see and I was told the drive was not more than 20 minutes. So I wasn't sure why we had to wake up that early in the first place. But it was worth it I was told and that was all I needed to get me going.

6:10am : The hot cups of sweet, black tea cupped against that early morning breeze. If it was the small joys in life that mattered, then this was definitely one. The dawn was beginning to break. And that glimmer lit up my spirit. I was all smiles as I asked for a refill.

6:20am : We casually meet our escort. A gentle, jovial giant who was a sheriff at the local off road rallies. Atleast we knew we were in safe hands and that he knew what he was doing. Everything was going fine. We admired the vehicle, chatted, drank some more tea and waited to leave. However as we clambered aboard we suddenly realized in panic that there were no seats, no cushions, no handles or bars to hold on to. This was the first hint of what lay ahead.



Day at Tusk & Dawn

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As starters one can easily spend a day just soaking in the freshness, greenery and the environs. On reaching, treat yourself to a gastronomic lunch. After lunch you can either explore the nooks, the waterfall or take a 1 ½ hour simple trek or simply pamper yourself with a power nap.

At 5.00 PM get ready for the mountain ride. This short ride leaves you breathless on top of the mountain as you can soak in the 360 degree panoramic view. It is a photographer's delight and watching the sun set amidst these mountains is an experience you will never forget.

The 360 degree view and photography opportunity is unparallel. By then the sun is setting and gives you a never before experience.

On reaching back, get ready for dinner set around our unique camp fire. An ideal opportunity to discover your own latent talent in singing or dancing.

Dinner is served at 7.30 PM. Breakfast will be served at 8.00 AM. After breakfast, try your hand at painting, short cricket, volleyball, football or simply laze around.

Appointment

Beautiful spa resort offer soothing environtment