Imagine a cottage right in the middle of a coffee estate in Coorg, surrounded by fruit orchards and coffee plantations, on a lush green hill. If the idea conjures up a tempting vision in your mind – yield to the temptation and spend a few days at Hillyside Homestay, which lies on the Hillyside Coffee Plantation belonging to the Thammana family.
The estate is a century old, and the Thammanas own a lot of coffee plantations in the area. The family takes good care to ensure that Hillyside Homestay provides the perfect stay, and its members are quick to rectify any issues that come up with any facility at these cottages.
The cottages were originally built as an ashram for a Swamiji, and were later modified and modern amenities were put in. They still retain their secluded, tranquil, and pro natural atmosphere that once appealed to the Swamiji.
There are two cottages here, one is a single bedroom cottage with an attached bathroom, and the second is a two bedroom cottage with an attached bathroom as well. The cottages are well maintained, and hot water will be available throughout. The water is heated when required on an earthen pot over a wooden flame.
The cottages are nestled in the shade of trees and provide a lovely view of a lake on one side and lush green lawns and trees on other side. Hammocks will be available in front of the cottages, so you can lean back, relax and go to sleep when you’re tuned to the sounds of nature, swinging gently in the breeze.
There are fireplaces in the lawn and you can enjoy a bonfire during nighttime and you can have your meals served outside, on the lawns. The meals are served in traditional Kodava style, and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes can be availed.
How to Get to the Resort
Hillyside Estate is in Suntikoppa in Coorg. Coorg lies at a distance of 250 km from Bangalore. The nearest airport is at Mangalore, 125 km away and the nearest railway station is at Mysore, 110 km away. Coorg is well connected through bus routes from all major sites in Karnataka.
Contact Information and Pricing
The town of Suntikoppa is located near Kushalnagar and Madikeri, and these three spots are well known tourist hotspots in the Kodagu region. The resort lies at a distance of 6 km from Suntikoppa.
D.R Thamanna – (+91 80)-41237561/ (91) 09880031470
The charge for a single room will be around INR 1500 per night. This will cover two adults and two children below the age of ten. This cost also does not include food and beverages.
Activities and Things to Do
- The cottages are located near the backwaters of the Harangi Dam. You can take a scenic walk to the reservoir.
- You can trek through the hills or you can take a stroll through the plantation.
- You will also be taken on a guided tour of the estate.
- You can take a boat ride on the lake or enjoy sitting by a bonfire at night.
Coorg is an enchanting destination. Hillyside Homestay, run by a family that redefines the meaning of hospitality, is a wonderful place for you to stay in and experience the beauty of Coorg.