How to get here

- A Warm Welcome to you…

It’s very easy. We are located in South India, Karnataka State, in Belgaum District, which is on the boarder with Goa. The Hermitage is located 45 kms from the city of Belgaum. Our nearest town is Khanapur located 18 kms away from the Hermitage and 28 kms away from Belgaum. Please refer to the map.

To get here from Goa
You have a few options; the most convenient way would be by private taxi, a distance of approximately 140-km, and a journey of approximately 2 1/2 hours. Hiring a taxi in Goa can be expensive, so we offer you the option of sending you a taxi from here. If you would like us to make this arrangement for you please do mail us.

There is also the train, three times a week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Amravathy Express leaves Margoa Railway Station at 7.00 am. You need to get down at either Castle Rock or Londa, where we will make arrangements for you to be met. The Hermitage is about an hour's drive away.

The Goa State Transport Corporation runs a comfortable air-conditioned mini bus, which leaves for Belgaum everyday from the Central Panjim Bus Stop. Departure is at 8.00am. You need to get down at Khanapur where we will make arrangements to have you picked up. The Hermitage is half an hour away.

From Bombay or Pune
By Train
Plenty of trains pass through Belgaum; you are little over an hour's drive away from the Belgaum railway station to The Hermitage. We will make arrangements to have you picked up. By Air
Deccan Airways, a private airline has a flight once a day from Mumbai to Belgaum. Sambra Airport is about 15 kms away from Belgaum City, and once again arrangements to get you here to the Hermitage can be made by us.
By Private Coach/ Luxury Coach
There are a number of private buses that ply between Mumbai and Pune to Belgaum. It is usually an overnight journey, and buses arrive in the morning at Belgaum. (Some Coach Companies are better than others).

From Bangalore
By Train
Plenty of trains from Bangalore pass through Belgaum. The Hermitage is little over an hour's drive away from the railway station. We will make arrangements to have you picked up.
By Air
Deccan Airways, a private airline has a flight once a day from Bangalore to Belgaum. Sambra Airport is about 15 kms away from Belgaum City, and once again arrangements to get you here to the Hermitage can be made by us.
By Private Coach/ Luxury Coach
There are a number of private buses that ply between Bangalore and Belgaum. It is usually an overnight journey, and buses arrive early in the morning at Belgaum. (Some Coach Companies are better than others).

If you would like more details regarding the Private/Luxury coaches that ply to Belgaum from Bangalore, Mumbai (Bombay), or Pune please e-mail us. . If we can help with any travel information do let us know, we will try our best to fill you in.

Postal Address:
The Hermitage,
Post Box No. 23, Nersa Village, Khanapur Taluka,
Belgaum District, Karnataka 591302 India.
Email: info@thehermitageguesthouse.com
Phone:Land Line[0]: 9242623020
Mobile: 94481 57624 / 9880757075 (When in range)

Post script: After 26 years we have finally got ourselves a telephone! Speaking to our families from the farm, that first day will always be one of the milestones of our lives! However, as usual living at the Hermitage has always been a wildly different experience, so our temperamental phone only works in the garden. Signals are also very poor in windy weather, and during the monsoon communication can be difficult. But if you don't mind persevering that call will finally get through!