Located in the middle of the western ghats, Chikmagalur is a picturesque hill station in western part of Karnataka. It is famous for its coffee plantations, spice plantations, temples and waterfalls. In the northwest of Chikmagalur lies the forested Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to elephants, tigers and leopards. There is a local belief that coffee was first made in Chikmagalur. Locals say that Babu Budan who was a Muslim saint brought the coffee seeds in 1670 from Yemen and cultivated them here. And from there on the plantations grew. Chikmagalur is also a birthplace to many renowned freedom fighters, intellectuals, poets and politicians.
Chikmagalur has good road connectivity with all the nearby towns like Banglie, Mangalore, Hubli, Hassan, etc. The nearest railway station is Kadur located at a distance of about 40 km from Chikmagalur. The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport located at a distance of about 113 km from Chikmagalur.
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. There are 2 double bedrooms, one triple bedroom and a dormitory with 4 beds. All rooms have attached toilets. The rooms are aesthetically designed to blend with the environment. Homely atmosphere and yet undisturbed privacy is what you can expect here.
Location: 12 kms from Chikmagalur Bus Stop
Number of Rooms – 4; Total Capacity – 15
Gowda family will welcome you to this lovely stay. The family includes Rakshith, his wife Harshita and their parents. Harshita along with parents takes care of the homestay activities. Rakshit mainly takes care of the plantations and the outside work. He is coffee plantation expert and loves to share his knowledge about coffee cultivation with guests. The family is proud of the Malanad hospitality and loves to host guests.
You will be treated with authentic Malanad cuisine that includes traditional dishes like Akki rotti, Rice balls, Neer dosa, and traditional style chicken recipes. Both Vegetarian and non vegetarian options are available. Breakfast includes dosa, idli or puri, lemon rice or upma, fruits and a sweet along with tea or coffee.
Internet • Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Television • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)
Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Coffee Estate Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling • Indoor/ Outdoor Games
Single/ Double Occupancy Room : 5500/-
Extra Person: 2750/-
Includes: Breakfast, Dinner, Coffee/Tea, Snacks, Campfire
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
Hirekolale lake (4kms) • Seethalayangiri (9kms) • Mullayanagiri (14kms) • Jhari falls (12kms) • Honnammanahalla (13kms) • Deviramma temple (20kms) • Dattapeeta (21kms) • Manikyadhara falls (24kms)
Muttodi Forest (30km) • Kalhatti Falls (55km) • Kemmangundi (63km) • Hebbe Falls (67km) • Shringeri Temple (98km) • Dharmasthala Temple (101 km) • Hornadu Temple (102km)
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