With coffee plantations, beaches and national parks within driving distance, Bangalorians have many options around for a weekend break. Here’s a list of 15 handpicked homestays where you can have fun time with your family and friends. You can easily drive to these homestays near Bengaluru, for a weekend trip with your gang.
Located in quiet suburbs on the banks of Aardeshanhalli Lake in Dodballapur, this lovely villa was created with the idea to give guests a taste of rustic life while also providing modern amenities. With 7 spacious bedrooms and semi-indoor heated swimming pool, it is ideal for weekend getaway from Bangalore for large groups, family get-together, college reunion etc. Not just for the groups, if you want a break from the city humdrum and work in peace, this place can be your best bid. You can easily work from here peacefully while not being very far from the city.
Distance from Bengaluru: 42 kms.
Tarriff: 2500/- for two including Breakfast.
Situated just next to beautiful Ligambudi lake amidst the forest on the outskirts of Mysore, this villa provides the essence of peace and solitude, with greenery all around. The interior of the homestay is full of antiques and unique objects which makes it a perfect place for antiquarians. Guests can also stroll by the Ligambudi lake during sunrise and sunset for exhilarating joy and blissfulness. Surrounded by coconut trees all around, this property is a perfect place to spend leisure time with your loved ones.
Distance from Bengaluru: 153 kms.
Tarriff: 2700/- for two
Situated around the banks of the Kabini River, 66 km from Mysore, Kabini is one of the most popular places for those who like to explore the wildlife and enjoy getting up close with nature. It is a part of Nagarhole National Park and is the starting point of wildlife safari in the south-eastern part of Nagarhole. Wakeup to the chirping of the birds, go camping by the Kabini backwater, experience wildlife during the forest safari, visit village Nanganahalli and sleep while gazing at the stars. This peaceful homestay is a paradise for nature lovers. Safari, camping and fishing can be organised by the host.
Distance from Bengaluru: 212 kms.
Tarriff: 3500/- for two including breakfast.
This 110-year-old British bungalow is set amidst coffee plantations in the vicinity of Belūr and Halebidu, World Heritage Centres. It is a tastefully restored planter’s bungalow, mingling coffee-infused nostalgia with modern amenities and comfort still retaining old-world-estate-bungalow charm. There is a lot that you can engage in like cycling, acupuncture walks, coffee plantation trails, bird watching etc. If you are a morning person you will love your morning walks in the estate. The property combines nature and luxury to make the perfect getaway for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Distance from Bengaluru: 215 kms.
Tarriff: 12000/- for two including breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Situated on the foothills of the Western Ghats, this tastefully constructed independent villa is surrounded by lush green coffee and spice plantations and is ideal for a weekend break in the lap of nature. There are ample activities to do; go for jeep safari or take a walking tour of the estate, play badminton or relax in the pool, enjoy music, campfire or try your hand at barbecue. It is perfect for large groups.
Distance from Bengaluru: 220 kms.
Tarriff: 2500/- per person including breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and snacks.
It is a very well maintained peaceful farmstay in Hoskeri village around 20 kms from Madikeri, nestled in Coorg’s one of the best coffee plantations. This 100-year-old beautiful home of late Dilip Ganapathy is one of the oldest homestays in the village that started around 15 years back. Continuing the legacy, his wife Darshan is now managing the homestay. It is a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Distance from Bengaluru: 246 kms.
Tarriff: 1400/- per person including breakfast.
It is a beautiful bungalow nestled in the lush coffee estate located at the foothills of Mullayanagiri, the highest peak of Karnataka. Hospitality is a part and parcel of Malanad culture, and Rakshith with his family love to host guests. So 10 years back when the concept of homestays got popularity, they took the opportunity and started this homestay. The rooms are aesthetically designed to blend with the environment. Homely atmosphere yet undisturbed privacy is what you can expect here.
Distance from Bengaluru: 276 kms.
Tarriff: 5500/- for two including breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and snacks.
This beautiful bungalow is located in serene surroundings of Cherambadi amidst 30 acres of coffee, tea and pepper plantations and has everything that is required for a peaceful and comfortable vacation in the lap of nature. You can take a tour of the estate; a tree hut is there in the garden to get together and have a party and a beautiful fishpond is there in the garden. Quiet lush green surroundings, friendly pets and encouraging life stories of the host are sure to make your stay memorable. The host can organize bonfire and barbeque as well. Optic fiber based high speed internet ensures you do not miss out on your work if the need be.
Distance from Bengaluru: 277 kms.
Tarriff: 3200/- for two including breakfast.
Nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, Wayanad is famous for wildlife and its spice plantation. And located amidst the greenery of Wayanad in the town of Pulpally is this tastefully done homestay. It is located in lush farm and all the major tourist attractions are at a small drive away. Clean, untouched and charming, the homestay has an exceptional architecture and is well equipped with all the basic amenities for a comfortable stay. With peaceful and calm surroundings this is an ideal place for a relaxing getaway.
Distance from Bengaluru: 285 kms.
Tarriff: 4000/- for two including breakfast.
This well maintained two storied bungalow is located on a hilltop away from the city amidst nature. It overlooks Nilgiris with a gushing stream nearby and tea gardens and greenery all around. It is an ideal place to relax, pursue your hobbies, go out for a walk or a trek, do yoga and meditation. The guests stay one level below the hosts and there’s a small staircase with a gate that connects both parts of the house.
Distance from Bengaluru: 292 kms.
Tarriff: 4500/- for two including breakfast.
Built 102 years ago, this colonial style bungalow is located in the heart of Alavil City in Kannur district of Kerala. This newly developed destination is ideal for travellers who love to stay away from the crowd in the serene surroundings. And this homestay is the place where you can live in peace with all required comforts. The vernacular architecture of the property has been retained with antique teakwood staircases, the two/four panel doors, clay tiled roofs which keep you cool in the humid. the sturdy teakwood ceiling & red oxide flooring.
Distance from Bengaluru: 316 kms.
Tarriff: 3000/- for two including breakfast.
This independent house is located near the beach in Someshwar Uchil, and offers calm and peaceful ambience. It is a fantastic place to meditate by the beach or go for a run. Enjoy stunning sea-view sunsets with music or your favorite book. The place is ideal for family get togethers, corporate outings and reunions. There is ample open space outside to relax or organize small events. You also have access to a fully functional kitchen if you want to self-cook.
Distance from Bengaluru: 350 kms.
Tarriff: 2850/- for two including breakfast
This independent traditional cottage built in Kerala style architecture is located just by the beach side. It is the place to be in if you want privacy and enjoy a good time with your loved ones by the beach. There is a delightful swing chair where you can while away hours taking in the serene sea air, listening to the water fountain and reading a book to unwind. Recreational facilities at the cottage include Table tennis, Carom, Chess, Scrabble a library, and satellite television. Evenings in the open courtyard are full of life with barbecue and other activities. The spectacular sunsets are an experience not to be missed.
Distance from Bengaluru: 360 kms.
Tarriff: 4500/- for two including breakfast.
If you are a history buff, Hampi is an ideal choice for you. Once the capital of the historical Vijaynagar Dynasty, one of the largest empires in India, this place, lying amidst striking ruins of the past, has sculptures and monuments showcasing excellent workmanship. The might Tungabhadra River flows right through the heart of Hampi, dividing the region into two parts. One side of the river is known as Hippie Island; it has all the cafes, hostels along with beautiful, offbeat treks and a beautiful waterfall that you can enjoy. The other part is called Hampi village and temples and ruins. Located at a cyclable distance from the ruins of Hampi, it is a well-maintained homestay surrounded by greenery. The homestay has its own little garden that has all kinds of colorful flowers and different plant species.
Distance from Bengaluru: 353 kms.
Tarriff: 2800/- for two including breakfast.
This tiled roof traditional house nestled amidst mango plantations is a perfect mix of traditional and modern style of living just 9 kms from the town. The tall palm trees, waves of the ocean gushing towards the rocks, and the evening sun melting into the ocean add a surrealistic appeal to the place. There is a 100-year-old traditional swing which makes the seating area all the more beautiful. It is a peaceful place with just the sounds of chirping birds and if you are lucky enough expect to see some lovely birds and peacocks in the compound. It is ideal for a slow relaxed holiday.
Distance from Bengaluru: 353 kms.
Tarriff: 2700/- for two including breakfast.