Suvarna Sangam (Shambhavi)

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam is a cosy weekend getaway in Udupi, situated on a 4-acre river island (almost) with the Suvarna River on three sides, flanked by over 550 coconut trees. It is a 90 minute drive from Mangalore airport, and 6 kms away from the Udupi Railway Station.
  • The home is a cluster of four river-facing cottages/rooms that are lovingly named Shambhavi, Sharavathi, Netravathi and Vedavathi. While they’re situated at an average distance of 100 meters from each other, all of them have a cohesive warm, homely vibe. 
  • Shambhavi, one of the premium rooms from this cluster, has one deluxe room on the first floor with an ensuite bathroom that can comfortably accommodate up to 3 guests.
  • Experience a truly romantic candlelight dinner on the private deck that offers spectacular views of the backwaters. If you're lucky, you may come across a fisherman and could ask for the catch of the day! 
  • Make the most of your stay here by exploring the Suvarna backwaters in the owner's private speedboat (Irena - Goddess of Peace) at an additional cost.
  • The pristine Malpe and Kaup beaches, known for scuba diving and water sports, are very close to the home. Known for their unusual formation, St. Mary's Islands is only an hour away from the home. Only 20 minutes drive from the villa, is the Shri Krishna Mutt Temple in Udupi.


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    What it feels like staying at Suvarna Sangam (Shambhavi), Udupi

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    SaffronStays Care

    • Our caretaker onsite will ensure you have a smooth stay.
    • Savour authentic South Indian cuisines freshly made by our onsite cook. 
    • The home is located in a gated complex.
    • There are CCTVs installed at the common spaces of the home.

    Things to know before booking

    Check-In and Check-Out:
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.

    House Rules:
    • Please check with the caretaker as you book, to get all the necessary COVID-19 related updates. 
    • Outside food is not allowed in the villa.
    • Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen except for infants with prior permission.
    • Guests cannot invite other guests and day visitors during their stay.
    • Bachelor groups & stag parties are not allowed.
    • We do not encourage parties and late-night revelry. Loud music is not permitted beyond 10 pm.
    • Consumption of alcohol is permitted only within limits.
    • Illegal activities including but not limited to carrying/consuming drugs/narcotics and carrying firearms/weapons are prohibited on the property. Management reserves the right to report any such activities to local authorities.
    • Guests are prohibited from smoking and setting up hookahs in the rooms/villa/lawns.
    • The pool (if present) is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Guests are requested to take care of all personal valuables. Management is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any items.
    • As required by law, every guest above 18 years must carry government-approved photo ID proof, that shows address. We accept only Aadhar Cards, Driving Licenses and Passports.
    • Inappropriate behaviour or violation of any of the above House Rules will invite a polite refusal to accept a Booking. If already checked in, Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.
    • No crackers or colours are permitted in this home.
    • All payments for booking the villa, including meals will have to be pre-paid prior to checkin. Security Deposit collected during booking will be returned during check-out or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out, provided no damages are observed. To avoid inconvenience, we will not be accepting cash onsite for any reasons henceforth.
    • Security deposit is to be paid two days prior to check-in. If no damages are observed, the deposit will be returned during check-out itself or by NEFT within 5 business days after check-out. Please Note: The Security Deposit is subject to change depending upon the number of nights and the group size. Please check with your holiday advisor at the time of booking.

    About the Property:
    • If yours is a large group, there are more 3 one-bedroom cottages within the same premises - SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam (Netravathi), SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam (Sharavathi) and SaffronStays Suvarna Sangam (Vedavathi) respectively. Between the four cottages, up to 12 guests can be accommodated. 
    • Please check with the caretaker as you book, to get all the necessary COVID-19 related updates. 
    • Pet charges are Rs 1,000 per pet, per day. Pet owners need to carry along food and bedding for their pets. Please note, there is a spiral staircase to reach the room. Pet owners with smaller pets can carry their pets upstairs. Only one pet allowed at a time. 
    • A penalty will be charged if pets are found on the bed/mattress. 
    • During the monsoon, the home may face power-tripping issues. But, rest assured, there is a generator and an inverter present which can power up the lights and fans for long periods of time. So, make the most of the rains and enjoy the beautiful weather. Backup generator that can get you going for a few days. 
    • The home has a deluxe room on the first floor with an ensuite bathroom. 
    • While Mangalore airport is 90 minutes from the home, Udupi Railway Station is 6 kms from here making the home easily accessible by rail.
    • The home is situated in a serene, secluded, safe location. Due to its unique location, it might be a tad bit difficult to find the home. Our property manager would be more than happy to guide you in person from the main highway to the property. Kindly inform the same to the property manager a couple of hours in advance.
    • Up to 3 drivers can be accommodated in the servant’s quarters. 
    • Each cottage/room is equipped with WiFi that has a speed of 100 mbps. 
    • There is a TV in each room with Tata Sky. 
    • None of the rooms have an air-conditioner. 
    • There are 2 beautiful river-touching gazebos that are common to all guests. 
    • The kitchen is common for all rooms. However, guests in all rooms will be served separately. 
    • The home situated in a rural area with limited to no access to all, full-fledged amenities. Should you need anything, please inform the property manager well in advance. 
    • Lizards, spiders, and ants have a mind of their own and we cannot control their movement. They may be seen in the house occasionally. They help keep the house pest-free naturally. Please keep the windows and doors closed when not in use to prevent mosquitoes and insects. In case of any inconvenience, please reach out to the caretaker/property manager.

    About the Locality:
    • The home is located close to the popular touristy spots, Malpe Beach and Kaup Beach, both half an hour from the home. Both the beaches offer scuba diving and water sports.
    • The Bengre Beach is where the Suvarna River meets the Arabian Sea and is an absolute visual treat, situated only 15 minutes from the home. 
    • The Maravanthe Beach is 3 kms. stretch (30 minutes drive) from the home with the Suvarna River and the Arabian Sea on either side of the National Highway. Imagine driving along this scenic route!
    • St. Mary’s Island, another famous site, is just an hour from the villa. 
    • Shri Krishna Mutt Temple in Udupi is a 30 minutes drive from the villa. The Sringeri Shri Devi Temple and the Mukambika Shri Devi Temple are 90 minutes each. 
    • Guests can hire the speedboat at an additional cost of Rs. 2,500 (one round) and explore the backwaters.
    • Indulge in some fun badminton tournament(s) with your fam

    Cancellation Policy

    Sleeping Arrangements
    Per Villa

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed
    Additional mattresses available


    4.7 (42)

    Trushant (5)
    23 May 2022

    Had a great stay at Suvarna Sangam Shambhavi. It's a beautiful cozy 1 bedroom villa setup nestled in coconut grove. The way to the villa will itself give you a feel of a distant, peaceful and calm surrounding by the riverside. The food and hospitality is great and Mr. Prasad Shetty ensures that you have a great time there by helping you on all your requirements and ensuring a great stay. Thanks to Prasad and team, cooks & housekeeping staff for my fantastic holiday at Suvarna Sangam.

    Tenzin (4.8)
    10 Apr 2022

    Had a short and sweet stay. Food was amazing and hygienic. The Netflix on TV was cool. I recommend AC in the room for the price I paid for a night. Breakfast should be complementary like any air bnb stays!

    Lingesha (5)
    09 Mar 2022

    Sricharan (4.8)
    01 Mar 2022

    An excellent quaint property just outside the hustle bustle of the town. Very friendly staff and simple yet tasty home cooked meals. This place will appear on our yearly vacation from now on

    Ajit (4)
    24 Feb 2022

    Beautiful location...Staff was polite but if trained a litle more can be more hospitable. Overall...a unique and enjoyable experience.

    Nikhil (4.8)
    22 Feb 2022

    A bit over expensive. Water activities could be added here as there is a lot of space available to do that. Nights are very boring in such places with nothing to do after sunset. It becomes a little hot during February so plan accordingly. I don't have any complaints about the stay as it was very comfortable and relaxing, but there is a lot of improvement scope to make it entertaining also.

    Kunal (4.8)
    12 Feb 2022

    Beautiful location, clean environment and friendly staff.... what more does one want!! The caretaker Pradeep was very helpful and took care of all our needs. THANK YOU!!

    Manju (4.5)
    07 Feb 2022

    Beautifully carved property and the rooms are just clean for the rustic stay, but can be better. The sitouts are awesome, and the high internet helped in workcation. Some actitivies can be added and waterfront can be cleaned and made more pleasent.

    Nandkumar (5)
    25 Jan 2022

    Serene place. Excellent hospitality by the host. Staff was very cooperative and eager to be at service. Good food. Good place. Eager to be back when in Udupi.

    Ashish (4.5)
    30 Dec 2021

    I have a lot to say about Suvarna Sangam. The property has an excellent, quiet location with picturesque views around it. We couldn't get enough of the river view and the starry skies. If there would have been one thing excellent out of the several good things I would have called it cherry on the cake but everything was beyond excellent making it a cherry cake. Room (Shambhavi) was very neat and clean and cute with a nice washroom. We gorged on some mouth watering homemade South Indian delicacies every single day and loved it. The people (staff) were very sweet, professional, warm, kind and excellent hosts. They completely took care of everything we needed with the kindest smile on their faces. Pradeep bhaiya, Sukesh bhaiya, Cook didi and all the other sweet people were very nice to us. We are very grateful for this lovely experience. Suggestions / Areas of improvement: 1. A.C. is required for warmer days. 2. Water should be consistently available in washrooms. 3. (V. Important) Balcony and deck furniture should be comfortable for us to enjoy the view: It is hard to sit on the currently provided chairs.

    Divya (5)
    13 Dec 2021

    I had a wonderful stay at Suvarna Sangam. We had booked Shambhavi room for 6 days that had an amazing view of the Suvarna river. You get to witness the scenic sunrise and sunset across the river. The property is surrounded with Greenery, Coconut trees, beautiful flowering plants and a Lotus pond. The morning walks here with the fresh air around is really rejuvenating. The staff at Suvarna Sangam are very polite. They take care of all your requirements. The food is well prepared and delicious and the breakfast is local menu- neer dosa, kote! There is variety of food, be it vegetarian or fish/ chicken. We also took the Boat Ride Adventure on the river. I recommend doing this during sunset as the sight is one to behold I definitely recommend this place to have a good break from the city life. They also have WiFi facility so you can work from here as well. Thank you saffron stays for the amazing experience.

    Srikanth (4.3)
    06 Dec 2021

    I enjoyed the stay at the property. Excellent location. The care taker, Mr Pradeep is a super energetic guy always ready to help and ensure there is no problem at the property. The staff was warn and welcoming. Tasty home cooked food, loved the vegetarian stuff, never thought vegetarian can be made so tasty. The rooms are clean, but i felt it can be better. A bit of attention to minor details.

    Punith (4.8)
    03 Dec 2021

    Very nice hospitality, caring people and nice place. Nice view , ambiance and clean as well . Hoping to go back soon 😄

    Rajat (4.8)
    23 Nov 2021

    We had a great time in suvarna sangam. All the meals were delicious and all the staffs are very kind and helpful. We will love to comeback again in this property.

    Rahul (5)
    22 Nov 2021

    Is the home stay for sale ?

    Shashidhara (5)
    04 Nov 2021

    You have taken care of all minute things. We appreciate that. Can add relaxing chairs in balcony, deck near river ...

    Saisree (4.8)
    27 Oct 2021

    We had the best time at this place

    Ena (4.5)
    02 Oct 2021

    Hello there, just getting back to our normal lives after a wonderful experience at Suvarna Sangam. From A to Z is a five star treatment for the soul. The location couldn't be any more peaceful, all you could hear was birds chirping and peacocks calling .The staff was very considerate, polite and ready to oblige all the time. The food was all homemade and very tasty and holistic. We were fortunate to get a ride on their private speedboat around the islands with Prashant, the manager, who is a local and knows his ways around and full of information. The rest of the staff Gangu, Ravi and Minakshi always laughing and ready for conversation if you know kannada and also Gangus son Bharat ready for a chat . All in all had a great time and are looking forward to returning with more family. In fact all felt very organic earthy and holistic , reminded me of my time spent at an Ashram in Kerala a few years ago,although here we were the only guests and really pampered by all. Thanks for a lovely stay. Keep it up.

    Sampada (4)
    12 Sep 2021

    The meals and stay is priced very high.. three meals a days comes to 950 per person.. it's very expensive.

    Sanjana (5)
    09 Aug 2021

    Lovely stay , the property is in between the coconut trees. I would recommend u to reach the property when the day light is there. The food was very good. It’s totally a comfortable and lovely atmosphere.

    Shridhar (4.5)
    28 Jul 2021

    The staff is great and courteous. Overall stay is great. Faced issues with WiFi connectivity which impacted our work and communications. The room is on 1st floor and way to reach is through spiral stairs. This can get slippery in rain.

    Kartik (5)
    24 Jul 2021

    Helpful and hospitable staff. Clean place, well maintained. Brilliant location

    Parama (4.8)
    15 Jul 2021

    Great stay

    Abilash (3.8)
    07 Jul 2021

    A very quiet and peaceful place. Love the ambiance. Very homely good, friendly staff. An Air con is a must as it gets a lil too humid.

    Chinmayi (5)
    13 Mar 2021

    Love love love Nothing else ❤️

    Mrunalinee (5)
    11 Mar 2021

    The best homestay we had with Suvarna Sangam. The palce is super awesome. If you are searching for a gateway to get relaxed from city hustels then this is the perfect place. To be more precise, the service was excellent. The people over there had been great to us. Served us with the affection. Our smallest requirements was taken care. From taking care of our food preferences to guiding us through the city tour the efforts of them are sincerely appreciated. The food was super delicious, healthy and so homely. You can sense the difference between business and hospitality with affection here. Would love to get there again and offcourse with saffronstays only.

    Bhanu (5)
    22 Feb 2021

    Had wonderful stay ,The property is very clean and Ambience is Great Very Peaceful

    Smitha (4.5)
    19 Jan 2021

    Water was not working properly

    Kailash (5)
    16 Jan 2021

    Had a great time! Enjoyed the sunset and sunrise views :)

    Chetan (5)
    07 Jan 2021

    The homestay was clean, staff was excellent, food was very good. We enjoyed the boat ride and the calm, quite of the place. The only negative was the booking experience with Saffron stays. Repeated emails, sms, calls were not responded to for simple clarifications.

    Ujjyaini (4.8)
    25 Dec 2020

    The villa was beautiful, small sweet homely, clean, simple spacious yet designed with extreme care. We didn’t fill something missing. We would surely visit again. A welcome drink with coconut water could have been offered, which we felt missing. And directional boards are wrongly placed, which takes one to a bridge which is only for bike or auto. The car route is different and right directional placards are must. Otherwise, reaching the place and coming out of the place is really confusing and one May lost the way anytime. The owner shared few auto drivers phone number to direct our vehicle while coming first time, but calling them everytime isn’t fare.

    Namratha (5)
    10 Dec 2020

    Amazing place to stay... Perfect location, beautiful food, helping staff over-all must visit place.

    Aishwarya (3.8)
    08 Dec 2020

    The food tasted good, but felt the cost was way too much. Especially because spread was not too much and reused most of the curries for subsequent meals and did not have them recook the entire spread every time. Also, only that one room was given even though at the time of paying, I was told the whole house will be for a single guest and that's how I am paying. Location was peaceful but absence of ac and the foul smell was bit concerning. Was given filter water on the first day which had a bad taste and was not given bisleri until I insisted on that. Not a great experience overall

    Deepashree (3.8)
    06 Dec 2020

    The place was beautiful, but there were a lot of bugs and spiders on the bed. We found a rat in the bathroom. The options for breakfast for the charge applied is very less.

    Rajesh (4.8)
    01 Dec 2020

    Stay was great

    Saingergie (4)
    26 Nov 2020

    Gangubai and her family took really good care of us. Her food is awesome.

    Vineet (4.8)
    05 Nov 2020

    The property is situated at a very peaceful place, the view from the house and deck is just amazing! Food and staff are very commendable. All necessary arrangements were made. It hardly felt like we're in a village town far away from the city. The experience is truly raw and excellent.

    Gundarapu (4.3)
    17 Oct 2020

    Blankets are not clean, cup board has stinking smell of blankets.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    Hi, thank you for writing to us. We strive to keep our homes clean and tidy. However, the issues with the sheets only occured due to the last minute booking notification. Continuous rains for the past 10 days, perhaps could have left an unpleasant smell. We are happy to share that these valuable insights shared by you, have been worked upon. We look forward to hosting you soon :)

    Praveen (5)
    22 Oct 2020

    Suvarna Sangam is as splendid as it looks in the pictures. Mr. Verma, owner of the property was really helpful and took great care and made sure necessary arrangements are made to reach the property location. Must mention Gangubai who takes care of the property served great food During our stay.

    Taha (5)
    18 Oct 2019

    The hosts were very kind and generous and cooked us lovely meals even on short notice. The location is fantastic for a quiet time. The view from the deck is splendid !

    Siddhi (5)
    18 Oct 2019

    Excellent location, Peaceful stay away from the hussle bussle of city. The housekeeper is extremely polite, serving you some tasty and homemade food. like to mention Miss Pooja name also, she helps a lot to manage and to get our stay peaceful.

    Reuben (5)
    08 Aug 2018

    This a quaint little home tucked in interiors of Udupi (near Santhekatte) surrounded by lush greenery and backwaters. Perfect location for you to wind down away from all the hustle and bustle of the city life. Delicious home cooked food served by the caretaker and his family adds to the beauty.

    28 May 2022

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