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Serene Homestay in Coorg


Kodagu | Coorg

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Description

Coffee blossoms scents, mountain and coffee plantation views, carefree bird sounds and fresh air touches will bombard your senses when you choose independent cottages in Madikeri area. This cottage in Coorg is surrounded by mountains, mist and monumental beauty, isolated from the rest of the world and yet just within driving vicinity of historical sites, plantations and adventure activities. Madikeri, a small hill station rising 3484 feet above sea level, is just 39 kilometers from Coorg.

There are four cottages on offer - two single room cottages, one duplex cottage and one cottage with two bedrooms which share the same balcony.  Situated in a village near the main town, all cottages are independent of each other and give their owners privacy and quiet that is an extravagance for modern humans. Every bedroom comes with attached bathrooms and offers views that will keep your spirits high. All cottages are well-appointed and come with latest equipments for comfy stays as well as offer scenes of natural beauty that remains untouched and unharmed.

This resort in Coorg offers a separate dining area that serves all the meals through the day. You can choose to have your personal favorites cooked. Take a book, sip endless cuppas in the vast lawns or balconies or try to spot and correctly recognize amazing birds such as Malabar Parakeet, peacocks, partridges, kingfishers, trogons, laughing thrush, fairy blue birds, to name just a few. Hop across to the stream for some fun or take a trip to famous Coorg plantations. However tired you are, on your return, the peace of this estate, and the impeccable service and courteousness of the staff, will relax and rejuvenate you.

The cottages have the feel of a home stay but offer service standards and luxuries equivalent to a four star resort. While here go for a tour to the forts to visualize the extravagance of kings or simply laze around in nature in its most pristine form, it will make for the most fantastic Homestay in Coorg. 

 Single occupancy     GBP 70    US $ 99    Rs. 5750
 Double occupancy     GBP 73    US $ 103    Rs. 6000
 Extra bed charges     GBP 18    US $ 25    Rs. 1500

The above rates are inclusive of breakfast and taxes.

Pricing

 Single occupancy    GBP 70    US $ 99      Rs. 4750
 Double occupancy    GBP 73    US $ 103      Rs. 5500
 Extra bed charges    GBP 18    US $ 25      Rs. 1500

The above rates are inclusive of breakfast and taxes.

Accommodation

4 x  A/C Double en-suite Cottages with Breakfast

Homestay is suitable for up to 12 adults

Amenities

Hot/Cold Running Water  32"LCDTelevision with Cable TV
24 x 7 Power back-up
Ceiling Fan  Tea/coffee maker in room
Mini Fridge
Private Balcony with panaromic views Intercom in all cottages Estate trekking 
Walking tours Coffee-picking (in season) Chess
Trampoline Bonfires in the evening (Seasonal & on request) Carrom
Shuttle Softball Tennikoit
Jumping ball Frisbee Mini T.T.
Darts Board games Mini TT
Wi-Fi Internet access Towels and sheets are provided Ample parking space

Attractions

Raja’s Seat
Omkareshwara Temple
Gaddige Tala Kaveri
Abbi Falls
Nisargadhama Deer Park
Byle Kuppe,
Dubare Reserve Forest & Elephant Camp

How to Reach

Air : Nearest domestic airport is Mangalore, which is 159 km away and International airport is Bangalore which is 259 km away. Mangalore is connected by air to airports in South India, especially to Chennai and Bangalore. Bangalore airport is well connected to many gulf countries and other foreign cities. It takes about Rs 2,000 for Taxi from Mangalore to Coorg and Rs 3,000 from Bangalore to Coorg.

Rail : Nearest railhead are Managlore, Hassan, Mysore and Thalasserry. Mangalore is the major railway station close to Coorg, Mangalore is connected by rail to all cities in India.

Road : Coorg is well connected by K.S.R.T.C buses from all over Karnataka, particularly it is connected to the cities Mysore (125 km), Bangalore (259 km) and Mangalore (159 km). Deluxe bus services are available from these cities to Coorg.

About Location

Coorg -  Kodagu

The cool bracing wind whips the hair about your faces as you ramble along the streets that dip and rise delightfully. Breathtaking views surprise you from pretty cottages as you sniff appreciatively the heady fragrance of coffee blossoms. You are in Madikeri (previously known as Mercara). A picturesque charming town situated at an elevation of over 5,000 ft (1,525 m) above sea level.    

Coorg also called as Kodagu is derived from the local version Kodavu and the people of Kodagu. According to ancient scripts the land of initial settlement was called Krodadesa which later became Kodavu. Coorg is sometimes misspelled as “Koorg” and “Coorge”.

Where is Coorg Located?

Coorg is located in the south-west part of Karnataka bordering Kerala. Coorg measures 96 km (north-south) in length and 64 km east-west in breadth. The area of Coorg district is 4102 sq. kilometers and the population estimated in 2001 was 545,322, increasing 11.64% from 1991 to 2001, and 5.75% from 1981 to 1991.

Coorg in History

Coorg was under the Gangas rule during 9th and 10th centuries and Cholas in the 11th century. Changalvas were allies to both the above dynasties but they were independent till 14th century as Hoysalas defeated the Cholas in the 12th century. Changalvas accepted the supremacy Of Hoysalas from 14th to 16th century. Then Nayakas who later paved the way to the Haleri Rajas of Kodagu ruled Coorg till 1834.

Coorg’s Landscape

The prominent peaks in Coorg are Kote Betta, Pushpagiri, Nishani Motte, Tumbe Male. Tadiyandamol (1750 m), Soma Male and Brahmagiri.

The Coorgies – People of Coorg

Coorg homes several communities with diverse ethnic origins. Coorgies or Kodavas are the main ethnic community. Gowdas (Arey bhashe gowdas or Coorg gowdas), Tamilians, Malayalees, Mophlas or Mapilles (Muslims) communities also share a part. There are some tribal groups such as the Kurubas, Kudiyas, Yeravas who are said to be the tribal origins of Coorg.

Coorg Travel
Coorg is one of India’s famous travel destination and has been called the Scotland of India by the British and also called as the Kashmir of South India. Coorg has become a latest tourist hot spot and people from all over the world visit Coorg.

Coorg’s natural beauty, the people, the culture and the food is the major attraction which draws people towards Coorg from all over the world.

Madikeri is the district headquarters of Kodagu (formerly Coorg). Dubbed as the Scotland of India, Kodagu is the home of colorful, robust, martial race - the Kodavas, Said to be the descendants of the Greeks (Alexander's soldiers), the kodavas are fiercely independent. They were never conquered by either Tipu Sultan neither the British. And so to this day all kodavas retain the privilege of carrying firearms without a license.

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Testimonial

Located in Madikeri -a land of Generals and brave soldiers, who brought laurels, security and honor to the country. The cottages are set in the heart of lush green Silver Oaks forest with thick coffee plantation takes the visitors very close to nature. A place to stay for those who are keen observer of nature.

Brig D.K. Joshi - Haldwani

I stayed there for 3 nights & 2 day and the experience was mesmerizing. The location, rooms, hospitality, etc, every aspect that was important to me and my family was par excellence. To sum up my experience: The place that i stayed in was more fascinating than the place i visited (Coorg).

Amrita - Hyderabad

The property is pretty new and the host has taken great care to design and maintain his property in pristine condition. He is passionate about his property and that’s reflected in the service.

There are 5 cottages along with Dining Room and a hall for indoor games. The rooms are comfortable, cozy and are equipped with all the modern amenities. The estate has waterfalls, steep climbs and dense forest tracks and best explored by walk.

The staff is extremely courteous and cooperative. Suraj and Jeevan deserve a special mention for making our stay comfortable. The cooks whip up tasty and good food. Nischal ensures that the menu is properly planned so that the guests have a taste of the local cuisine ( nool puttu et al ).

They also arrange for knowledgeable Cab drivers for sightseeing around Madikeri. If you are an outsider allot at least 2 days for local attractions (Thala Kaveri & Tibetan Temple are a must see)

One thing we missed was the Sunset point but that’s planned in our next trip anyway! 

Sridhar - Pune

It’s a very nice place close to town but still away from the hustle-bustle of Madikeri.

A natural stream adds to the ambience of the place.

Not too many rooms, so it gets the attention of a home stay, the styling and upkeep of the rooms is more like a 4 star resort.

The rooms are tastefully organised and well kept. The balcony opens into the canopy.

You don't have to get ready and set out for birding! Just wake up and sit out!! 

Krishna Kumar - Bangalore

Nested in a quiet hillside, this coffee estate offers a great opportunity to relax and get some quiet alone time, close to nature. At the time of booking, when we were told that most guests like to just relax in the porch/balcony, I was bit skeptical of getting bored - but it did turn out to be just the case - we spent hours chatting on the balcony.

My wife and I had a great time - just the right mix of solitude and socializing in evening with other guests. Be sure to visit Mandalpatti - it will be a memorable experience - the ride, as well as the views from top.

The rooms are very well furnished - comparable to a top class hotel room. The owners are a great company during evening dinner and how can we forget the staff - Suraj in particular with his liveliness that lights up the dining hall. 

Ashwin R - Pune

The owner of this paradise is one of the most decent and down to earth person that i have met. Serene Woods was a three night stay for us coming from Sakleshpur and moving on to Kabini. The property is brand new but the location is awesome. In time the fire place will be ready for the bar be q etc.

It is just 5 minutes drive from the bustling town but no one can tell.

Nature’s sweetest alarm clock (The Whistling Malabar Bird) wakes you up in the morning and leave you asking for more. The white noise of the stream and the serene environs of the resort leaves you spell bound. Ponnappa and his brother go out of the way to make the stay comfortable and as private as possible. The visit to the table top is something to experience. Being from north India the local food is great and the pork is wow. Sitting on the dining area balcony listening to music and having a drink is something that needs to be experienced. The hospitality is amazing. We have promised to be back and we will be there soon. Very soon. Keep it up and you will not have a day empty on the resort. Go there for the warmth and the sound of the best alarm clock. Thank you for the small return gift on our way out. CHEERS from me and madam :-)

Harmeet Pal Singh - Gurgaon

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Key Information

Reference :
028 COORG
State :
Coorg
Locality :
Kodagu - Coorg
No of Bedrooms :
Cottages 4
No of Bathrooms :
4
Comfortably Accomodates :
12
Single occupancy (Inclusive of Breakfast & Taxes)
Single occupancy :Rs. 5750 / GBP 51 / US$ 81 (Inclusive of Breakfast and Taxes)
Double occupancy (Inclusive of Breakfast & Taxes)
Double occupancy Rs. 6000 / GBP 59 / US$ 94 (Inclusive of Breakfast and Taxes)
Check-In :
12:00 Hrs
Check-Out :
11:00 Hrs
Category :
Homestay
Property Type :
Bungalow
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