Manthan - Churning of the Mind

A retreat with a difference

Within half an hour’s drive from the city, off a free highway and very easily accessible, is a resort where you can get away from the stresses of city life and rejuvenate your mind. It offers ethnic but very comfortable and all-inclusive facilities for you to stay, work, study, discuss and interact. You can go there with your group of colleagues, friends, students or any like-minded persons. Manthan, a six-acre farm located in Yelahanka (outskirts of Bangalore), belonging to the Banjara Academy serves as the venue for the many activities of the Academy. Manthan is an ideal weekend getaway, and is also available for hire whenever the Academy is not using it for its activities.

Facilities available

Spread over 6 peaceful acres:

  • 4 dormitories with 6 beds each and general toilets for ladies/gents

  • 4 rooms with 2 beds each and attached toilets (thus totaling to 32 beds, with provision for 12 extra beds

  • A tent that can accommodate 4 persons

  • A classroom with to seat 50 persons

  • A committee room for 12 persons

  • A partially-covered open auditorium which can seat 80 persons on cement seats

  • A dining hall for 50 persons

  • A fully functional kitchen

  • A jogging track, a badminton court, campfire, open air seating, swing, play area, lawn

Additional Amenities

Generator, frig, Aquaguard, crockery and cutlery, general toilet, plenty of parking, mosquito mesh, solar water heating, concrete pathways connecting all buildings, completely fenced with live-in security personnel.


Opposite Delhi Public School, on fully tarred Bagalur road, behind Country Club (3 kms off NH7 to airport, 6 kms after Yelahanka).

Route Map to Manthan

This entire facility is available for only one group at a time, and can be booked for 24 hours at very reasonable charges much below commercial resorts(charges for food will be extra, if required) The Academy is a non-profit organization and whatever it earns goes in to the upkeep and development of the Academy. In the normal course we provide a simple bed, cotton mattress, bed-sheet, pillow and one blanket. Stone table, shelf for keeping luggage. Hot water is available through solar heating in common taps, and Aquaguard water at the dining hall.