Stunning lush green hills with bright blue skies throughout the year, no wonder Coorg is known as the “Scotland of India”. From adventure activities to nature exploration to simply relaxing and rejuvenating, the place seems to capitalize it all. Having quite a variety of landscapes, the place prides in possessing all the elements of a memorable vacation. So why wait? Book your room in one of these comfortable and cozy homestays in the Kodava land!
Located just 1.2 kms from Raja Seat, this momestay in Coorg will ensure a comfortable stay for you over the weekend with warm hospitality and cozy environment. Wake up to the freshness of the mountain breeze while you are here. Local spices growing around you gives you the bliss of life and rejuvenate your senses. The rooms are clean and cozy and you can read books in the beautifully decorated drawing-room. There’s hot water at all times, Wi-Fi and a generator in case the electricity trips. Expect meal times at Notting Hill to be nothing short of amazing as the caretaker of the home Shiva whips up delicious South Indian dishes. You’ll definitely feel like a home away from home here!
Cost: Rs 3,000 per night
Silver Brook Estate Homestay
Silver Brook Estate Homestay is one of the best homestays in Coorg, nestled amidst a coffee plantation with a clean and clear brook flowing across. And thus making this homestay a good spot for bird spotting and butterflies. There are five guest rooms: two are in the main bungalow, two are interconnected and separately located, and one is totally independent. The main bungalow is beautifully done up with collectibles and antiques adorned all over the place, floor tiles made by local artisans from Tamil Nadu to keep the South Indian essence intact, and windows and doors crafted out of recycled wood from demolished homes. The airy rooms flooded with natural light are complete with four-poster beds, a study table and television.The food offered here is a mix of North Indian, Marwari and Coorgi fare.
Cost: Rs 3,500 per night
An old ancestral property which has been transformed into a Homestay is within walking distance of Raja’s Seat – one of the main attractions of Madikeri. There are four uniquely decorated guest rooms, two in the main house and two cottage rooms. The cottage rooms are much quieter and private, and have lovely porches to sit out on. However, families with kids may prefer the room with an attic in the house. Staying in this serene plantation stay will make your days more pleasant with the delicious local cuisine and warm hospitality. Everything in and around the homestay is just perfect to elevate your mood. The owner also owns an estate on the foothills of Tadiandamol which is a perfect picnic spot.
Cost: Rs 4,000 per night
Dreamy and cozy are the words that come to the mind soon as you see the property. Located 3 kms away from the Madikeri bus stand, this homestay offers you a peaceful ambience to stay in and is enclosed by lush green surroundings. Perfect for bird watching, Racket-tailed drongo, black drongo, ashy drongo, parakeets, hornbills, flame back woodpeckers, white-bellied woodpeckers, Malabar whistling thrush and Asian fairy bluebird are just some of the species seen here. All you’ll hear is the sound of birds. There are five separate luxury cottages with balconies fitted with modern amenities. One can enjoy breathtaking views of nature from the spacious balcony. There’s also a common dining area with kitchen that serves delicious Coorgi cuisine. Besides that, they have indoor games including fuse ball, chess, carrom, mini TT etc that will keep you busy when not on outing.
Cost: Rs 5,500 – Rs 6,000 per night
Bit on the luxury side, School Estate is a quaint homestay, surrounded by lust coffee plantations, plenty of greenery with a brook running in the corner. Discover the delights of countryside living in this gorgeous heritage home surrounded by carefully tended gardens, lush plantations and coffee estates. This 150-year-old bungalow belonged to German missionary Rev. Richter, who spent 31 years in Coorg as an administrator of schools. Here a school bell rings to announce mealtime, mornings begin with English breakfast and days can be spent walking through the misty mountains. There are a couple of interesting walks around the estate, a picnic by the river can be arranged and there is choice of shady spots to relax with a book. Bird watchers should also find plenty of interest here. There are two detached cottages, one large family room and two other rooms at the property. Each one is old-fashioned, yet comfortably furnished, offering both privacy and a view from every window. Watch the world go by as you relax on a couch overlooking the garden or snuggle up in a hammock under a tree.
Cost: Rs 12,000 per night