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About Us

Mandasa was established as a Zamindari under the British rule in the Mid-Nineteenth century. The hereditary rulers of the place prior to being recognised as a Zamindari were the ruling chiefs of the Mandasa Raj. The genealogy of the current rulers can be traced to the 13th century ruler Raja Vaman Deo who established his rule over the region spanning parts of the Eastern Ghats, the plains beneath and the Bay of the Bengal as a natural boundary. It is said that the name Mandasa aka Manjusha means beautiful dawn. Legend has it that the king opened his eyes after being in deep meditation and saw through a cloud less sky the rising sun over the Bay, thus giving it the name Manjusha. Despite being more than 30 km away, and atop a peak 5000 feet high the sea at sun rise appears invitingly near. The site known as Mahendragiri is now host to ancient temples dedicated to the Pandavas of the Hindu epic-Mahabharatha. This mystical peak acts as a point of origin for the Mahendra river that runs right across Mandasa nourishing the entire region before pouring into the Sea.

Mandasa experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoons and pleasant to cool climates in the winter. The hills provide an excellent opportunity for trekkers while the beaches with their calm waves and solitary surroundings offer over night camp stays or week long quiet get aways.

As part of our nature trail we provide our guests with a variety of options which include-

Camping on the beach.

Village exchange program for school students.

Team building activities.

Trek to Mahendragiri @5000 feet.

Pre-season camp for sports teams.