Namaste! Welcome to India's original Ashram Surf Retreat.

During your stay with us, you will surf local breaks like Baba’s Left and Swami’s. Rides to and from a remote beach on our flat bottom aluminum boat. No crowds, fun waves, friendly people and tasty wholesome vegetarian food. Free wifi too!

If the waves are down, we have a jet ski for wakeboarding, stand up paddle boards ( SUP ) for the river or ocean, sea kayaking, bicycles to ride around the town, even a pontoon boat river ride! We can even take you snorkeling to our local Islands.

Situated in the coastal village of Mulki, Southern Karnataka [30 kilometers north of Mangalore/Mungaluru] at the mouth of the Shambhavi River and the Arabian Sea, the Ashram Surf Retreat offers you a comfortable stay in one of our non-AC or AC guest rooms with a clean [non-commercial] home-style atmosphere.

Daily Activities at the Ashram Surf Retreat include surfing, stand-up paddle (SUP), kayaking, bodyboarding, Jet-ski, wakeboarding, Backwater tours, swimming, cycling, skateboarding, mantra meditation, yoga-asanas, surf film entertainment and environmental awareness documentary presentations. Or just kick back, detox, unwind, relax, read a book and enjoy the sea breeze.

(For additional fees you may also enjoy Snorkelling in the Outer Islands 20KM into the Arabian Sea.)

We invite you all to come and stay with us and experience Indian culture, food, yoga, surfing, and all types of adventure sports.

The Ashram Surf Retreat - Mulki, Mangalore, South India.

Standard Room

  • Number of rooms - 4
  • 1 person — Rs. 2900
  • 2 persons — Rs. 3900
  • 3 persons — Rs. 4900
  • Beyond 3 persons — Additional Rs. 1000 per person
  • Maximum 4 persons per room
  • Rs. 800 for AC (Optional)

Friendly Staff
Cleanliness
Food
Comfort

Semi Deluxe Room

  • Number of rooms - 1
  • 1 person — Rs. 3400
  • 2 persons — Rs. 4400
  • 3 persons — Rs. 5400
  • Beyond 3 persons — Additional Rs. 1000 per person
  • Maximum 5 persons per room
  • Rs. 800 for AC (Optional)

Friendly Staff
Cleanliness
Food
Comfort

Deluxe Room

  • Number of rooms - 1
  • 1 person — Rs. 3900
  • 2 persons — Rs. 4900
  • 3 persons — Rs. 5900
  • Beyond 3 persons — Additional Rs. 1000 per person
  • Maximum 5 persons per room
  • Rs. 800 for AC (Optional)

Friendly Staff
Cleanliness
Food
Comfort

Accommodation Includes

High Speed Wifi

Enjoy high-speed wifi while you are here!

Meals

Enjoy two wholesome Lacto-vegetarian home cooked meals.

Hot water

Get 24/7 hot water through centralized solar heaters.

Parking

Coming by car? Don't worry about parking!

Refreshments

You can help yourselves with coffee, tea or fruits throughout the day, as much as you want!

Activities

We offer Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling as complementary activities for our guests.

Testimonials

We invite you all to come and stay with us and experience Indian culture, food, yoga, surfing, and all types of adventure sports.

During the holiday season (December 1st - 10th January) 10% extra on room charges.

Do you need a Taxi or rent a bike at Mantra?

  • Airport Pick-up or Drop - Rs. 850
  • Hire our taxi to explore nearby places.
  • Rent our Royal Enfield - Rs.1100 per day
  • Rent our Activa Scooty - Rs. 600 per day

Important Details

We have 6 guest-rooms and a villa. A maximum of 16—34 guests can be booked to stay at the Ashram Surf Retreat at any one time – thus there are never any big crowds in the lineup.

Also included in the above room rates for our guests (on a daily basis) are two tasty and wholesome lacto-vegetarian (we use milk products) meals (brunch & dinner), 3 liters of mineral water and snacks such as fruits and coconuts, tea, coffee etc. As our guest, we also offer you the complimentary use of our river kayaks and stand up paddling lessons.

Rules of the Ashram

All guests of the Ashram Surf Retreat are requested to follow the rules of the Ashram during their visit —

  • No Alcoholic Beverages permitted
  • No Smoking allowed
  • No drugs of any kind are permitted
  • No Non-vegetarian food permitted on the premises
  • Couples are requested to follow celibacy during their stay with us

Clothing

You probably have this cultural awareness already because you are visiting India, but something we would like to mention for clarity is that due to the cultural sensitivity in the surrounding town/area (including the Ashram), everyone is required to wear swimming shorts and rash-guard/tee shirt, and to generally dress in a way that respects the local culture.

We also ask our guests to dress moderately here in general. Some tips: Men should avoid heavily sagging boardshorts. Women should avoid miniskirts and ultra tight or revealing clothes. We are not fanatical at all, just want to respect the culture, try not to stick out like sore thumbs and keep the harmony here. It took us many years to gain the trust of the locals and we would like to keep it that way.

Helpful information

  • Guests are recommended to bring their personal supply of surf wax (if bringing their own board), sunscreen and other skin care products that they may normally use. These items are otherwise very difficult/impossible to purchase in India.
  • There are banks and ATM machines in town, about 5 minutes from the Ashram.
  • There are also Travel Agents located nearby the Ashram where you can make various travel arrangements via air, train, taxi, and bus.
  • Useful Things You Can Donate - Some surf wax, a leash you don't use, old rash guards that don't fit, or any other surf accessory. It will be greatly appreciated by our team towards helping the young people of our community to learn the art of surf.

Thank you and we hope to be seeing you soon at the Ashram Surf Retreat.

How to Reach us :

By air: The nearest airport is Mangalore( IXE )which is about 30kms away. We offer - drop and pick up services. Apart from domestic flights, International airlines like Jet Airways, Air India, Indigo, and SpiceJet offer daily flights to Mangalore.

By rail: Trains from Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi, and Goa ply by Mulki Railway Station which is about 3kms from the surf club.

By road: Air Conditioned  (Airavat) and private buses ply regularly from Bangalore, Mysore, Mumbai, Kochi, Chennai, and Hyderabad to Mulki on a daily basis.