Mallandur is around 20 Km from Chikmagalur, on the way to Aldur. The homestays in these region are remotely placed away from Mallandur where the curvy roads gives the travellers a thrill to move on. Travellers can see huge trees controlling sunlight and keeping the surroundings cool. Check out some of the best homestays we hand picked for you.
Travellers Bungalow Homestay
It is 2 Km from Mallandur on the way to Mutthodi tiger reserve. The bungalow was a stopover for British hunters who used to go for a game in Mutthodi. The 50 acres coffee estate was brought from the British by the current owners belonging to traditional Malnad family. Recently the bungalow was converted to a homestay. The weather is pleasant most of the times in the year.
You get to experience the tranquillity and peace staying close to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and the coffee estates, which grows some of the finest varieties of coffees. There are lot of seasonal fruit bearing trees near the homestay and also pet dogs and birds to spend time. Kids will love to spend time with Siberian Husky Dog.
You can go for sunset viewpoint called Kavkall Matta and Bandekall Gudda and also try wildlife safari in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.
Tips: You get to taste and buy fresh fruit wines and honey.
Bagmane Heritage homestay
It is a 400-year-old Heritage house has lot of antic collection and run by traditional Malnad family. The hospitality is very warm and friendly and you are made to feel at Home. The homestay serves authentic traditional Malnad cuisine. Spices and ingredients are sources from local garden. There is very special and indigenous Chilli called Jeerige menasu, in Karnataka it is used in food preparation. You can either relax at homestay with a walk to the coffee plantation or a paddy field or go for trek, wildlife safari and waterfalls visit near Bhadra wildlife sanctuary.
Cottages near Jagara
The cottages are on the foothills of Mullayanagiri hill range close to Bhadra wildlife sanctuary. There is a stream nearby where you get to spend time near the stream and also you get to visit pristine waterfalls nearby. The place is secluded and away from crowded places in Chikmagalur.
Jagara Valley dormitories
The place to walking distance from Mutthodi tiger reserve and if you are wildlife enthusiast this is the place to be. You can spot barking deer, sambar, bison, elephant and occasional tigers if you are lucky.
The homestay is cut off from crowded tourist destinations. There is no Mobile signals or any connectivity. The only thing you get to see and hear are the sounds of hornbills, woodpeckers. The homestay is situated close to Bhadra wildlife sanctuary. Visit to Jagara water falls, going on a 4 x 4 jeep ride through the estate are some of the things to do here.
Tusker Trail Homestay
The homestay is in an offbeat location cut off from the crowded tourist destinations from Chikmagalur. It is in the periphery of Mutthodi tiger reserve. Spotting of bison’s and sambars in evening is common here. The homestay owner Madhukar Shetty is a large hearted person who will take you on a trek, waterfalls, offbeat jeep ride in 4 x 4 jeep and also safari to Mutthodi tiger reserve via forest department.
The food is traditional Malnad style and coastal Karnataka cuisine specializing in country chicken and sea/river fish. For adventure seekers, bird photographers, bikers, cyclists, for those who love trekking and visit to offbeat and never seen colations this is the homestay to be.
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