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Top 10 Chikmagalur Resorts That You Should Check in

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There are many resorts in Chikmagalur and most of the Chikmagalur resorts live up to the expectation of the travelers and let them enjoy the town that is drenched in the sensuous aroma of coffee, and swathed by jaw dropping sceneries of the Baba Budana Giri mountain ranges.

Photographer Vaikoovery

This mist laden hill district is washed by a number of milky waterfalls. Besides, a wide species of flora and fauna dwell in the region’s Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. This park isn’t just a home to nature and wildlife, but is also a breeding ground for adventure activities like rock climbing, trekking, etc.

A Compressive List of Chikmagalur Resorts

There are many resorts in Chikmagalur that offers world-class amenities. Here is a list of top 10 Chikmagalur resorts.

  1. Thippanahalli Homestay

This exquisite, red bungalow stands strong as a testimony of rich heritage and history. Built in the year 1934 by Araluguppe Chandregowda, the building proudly showcases rare paintings, artifacts, chandeliers, carpets, dolls and antique furniture collected over a period of five generations. Another highlight of this heritage bungalow is its beautifully landscaped garden that houses a life-size cactus tree, more than 50 years old.

Accommodation

The bungalow lets out five rooms for tourists. While the old rooms, Kent and Sandromon have been renewed to the highest standards, Arabica and Robusta are new additions to the bungalow, blending into the aesthetic appeal of the heritage building.

Other Facilities

Thippanahalli Homestay serves homemade food at its lovely dining space called Pea Berry. Some of the recipes have been passed over five generations.

And yes, you will love the afternoon strolls in the coffee estate, watching the variety of birds nestled in the lush green surroundings.

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  1. Java Rain Resort

If you are looking for luxury amid the aroma of coffee plantations, the Java Rain Resort is just for you. Built on a coffee plantation overlooking the Mullayangiri hills, this swanky resort features excellent architecture, choicest interiors and modern amenities of the finest quality.

Accommodation

The Java Rain Resort offers 21 exquisite villas to its guests. Each villa is richly appointed and offers a spectacular view of the Baba Budan Giri hills. The villas are classified into three categories:

  • Kaffa: Ideal for a small family with children.
  • Qahva: Ideal for couples.
  • Fika: Ideal for a big family, or a group of 6 to 8 people.

Other Facilities

The Java Rain Resort serves a fine dine experience to its guests at the swashbuckling, pool-side retaurant, Mirra. But the highpoint of the resort is its unique tree bar, Crimson Peak, standing out for its one-of-a-kind architecture and hand-crafted cocktails. Besides, the resort has an in-house spa, Shvah Spa to chase away the stress and toxins from your body.

The Java Rain Resort is always eager to help its guests in arranging guided trek and cycling trips to the Mullayanagiri peak, as well as professionally guided walks into the spices and coffee plantations.

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  1. Flameback Lodges

A luxury amid greenery, Flameback Lodges brims with modern amenities, elegant furnishings, cool interiors, and a serene surrounding.

Accommodation

The resort houses a total of 8 villas and suites. The accommodation is classified into:

  • Luxury Villas
  • Paddy Cottages
  • Suites

All the villas and suites have attached living rooms and Jacuzzis. The rooms also have air-conditioning, tea, and coffee-making facilities, along with cozy fireplaces for the winters.

Other Facilities

Flameback Lodges features a swimming pool with spectacular views, a well-equipped gym, an open sit-out-cum-indoor sports lounge, Robusta Spa, and a comfortable dining area.

Besides, the resort makes arrangements to quench the adventure thirst among its guests with its guided treks into the coffee estate with a bustling birdlife, as well as car and bike rides to the waterfalls and mountains of Chikmagalur.

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  • Address: Karthikeya Coffee Plantation, Billlur Post, Pattadur, Mudigere -577132
  • Website: www.flameback.in
  • Phone: +91 82632 15170

Email: info@flameback.in / flamebacklodges@gmail.com

  1. Eagle Eye Holiday Home

True to its name, the Eagle Eye Holiday Home is strategically located to give an eagle’s eye view of the spectacular Kudremukh peak. It is spread over 130 acres of fresh greenery amid coffee plantations, spices farms, and gardens of medicinal plants and orchids. The resort offers an ideal blend of ecotourism and adventure activities.

A unique selling point of Eagle Eye is its amazing Tree House. This 750 sq. ft. Tree House is built exclusively with wood and bamboo and features a portico, a bedroom, and a restroom. They are built in such a way that the house gives a roundabout view of the whole valley. While the Tree House gives a pastoral feeling, nevertheless, it also serves all the modern amenities.

Accommodation

Apart from the Tree House, Eagle Eye also offers:

  • Standard Rooms
  • Cottages
  • Villas
  • Sky Walk Villas
  • Waterfall Villas
  • Glass House

Other Facilities

The resort’s in-house restaurant, All Spice serves a wide range of North Indian, Mughlai, South Indian and Chinese cuisines. Eagle Eye also has a yoga and meditation center, as well as an Ayurvedic treatment center to satiate the guests’ urge for spiritual and physical healing. A conference hall is attached for offsite meetings.

The resort also makes room for outdoor activities for guests like fishing, camping, boating, trekking, target practicing and bird watching.

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  1. The Serai Resort

The Serai Resort offers a refreshing getaway from the hustle bustle of urban life into tranquil greenery while serving splendid luxuries at the same time. It is a one-off destination that seamlessly integrates nature with luxury.

A resort inspired by coffee, its suave architecture and minimalist interiors blend smoothly with the natural surroundings.

Accommodation

Accommodation at the Serai Resort is categorized into:

  • Single-floor Estate Villas with Jacuzzis
  • Single-floor Estate Villas with Pools
  • Two-tiered villas or Estate Terrace
  • The private and exclusive Residence

Other Facilities

In order to tantalize the taste buds of the guests, The Serai makes sure to serve world-class cuisines at its beautiful fine dining restaurant, Odyssey. The sommeliers are also doing a brilliant job in serving best liquors and wine at the resort’s Blue Sky Lounge. The Serai caters to the lifestyle needs with an in-house spa, Oma Spa, and a modern gym. Besides, the resort offers conference facilities with a seating accommodation for over 200 people.

The exotic resort makes sure to satiate the wanderlusts with its guided walks into the coffee plantations, cycling trips, and treks into the breathtaking mountain ranges of the hilly town.

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  1. River Tern Lodge

Located on a hillock, and a stone’s throw away from the Bhadra Tiger Reserve, the River Tern Lodge is a camp resort brilliantly blending nature’s tranquility with the thrill of wildlife. While the unbound greenery and lapping music of the river backwaters make for a nerve-healing experience, the sights of gaurs, boars, leopards, crocodiles, elephants, deer, and over 200 species of birds at the nearby Reserve are bound to excite the nerves.

Accommodation

The River Tern Lodge has ten twin-bedded accommodations, divided into:

  • Five Cottages
  • Five Log Cabins

Both the cottages and the cabins take utmost care of the comfort of the guests in terms of amenities, cozy interiors, and privacy. Every room is attached with a balcony overlooking the tranquil backwaters at the Reserve. Interestingly, in order to ensure that the guests do not lose even a moment’s rendezvous with nature, the resort has deliberately excluded television sets from the rooms.

Other Facilities

Along with relaxation, the River Tern Lodge is primarily meant to serve the adventure lovers. The resort arranges jeep safaris in the evenings to the Bhadra Tiger Reserve for a mesmerizing experience of the wild. Visits to the Sakkrebyle Elephant Camp as well as to the Tyverekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari, are also arranged by the resort. Besides, it provides facilities for water trampoline, kayaking, boating, and coracle rides for the guests.

Following a day of thrill with activities, the resort’s dining hall, Gol Ghar smells of irresistible delicacies for the guests to savor. Besides, it arranges campfire and barbecue as well.

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  1. Taj Gateway Resort

A perfect example of colonial architecture, contemporary efficiency, and jaw dropping scenic view of coffee plantations, the Taj Gateway Resort offers an unforgettable experience in the lap of nature. Think of opulent luxury and the Taj Gateway will feature among the top.

Accommodation

Conspicuous of its colonial style, the architecture and interiors are suited to the tastes of both modern businessmen and leisure travellers. The rooms are divided into:

  • Standard Rooms
  • Deluxe Cottages

Apart from being well-appointed with state-of-the-art facilities and 24×7 hassle-free services, the rooms are also attached with balconies to unwind over an evening cup of coffee gazing at the surrounding greenery.

Other Facilities

The Taj Gateway Resort takes pride in its fabulous restaurant, Peaberry, serving multifarious varieties of local and international cuisines. The restaurant also offers a few interesting options for the guests to customize their own epicurean dining plans. The resort has an in-house Ayurvedic Massage Centre; a banquet hall, the Chennakeshava Hall; a fitness center; and a swimming pool. It also lays out facilities for the guests to unwind over a game of Snooker, Pool, Table Tennis, Carrom Board, Chess or Volley Ball.

The Taj Gateway also makes arrangements for trekking to the Mullayanagiri Hills, the coffee plantations visits, as well as sightseeing to the nearby tourists’ spots.

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  1. Silent Valley Resort

The Silent Valley Resort is gorgeously placed at the foothills of Kuduremukha Reserve Forests, wreathed with lush pastures, paddy and areca fields, frothy waterfalls, deep green forests, misty mountains and hillocks garlanded with rivers and rivulets.

With its eclectic facilities and amenities, the resort serves the needs of both business and leisure travelers alike.

Accommodation

Accommodation at the Silent Valley Resort never misses on the rustic appeal while efficiently maintaining the modern amenities. The exteriors and interiors of the resort exude an earthy appeal with a generous display of tribal art and ethnic houses. There are:

  • 15 cottages
  • A tree house
  • A dormitory

Other Facilities

The Silent Valley Resort is chiefly known for supporting offsite corporate meetings, association programs, and seminars. Nevertheless, the recreational facilities aren’t lagging either. The resort houses an Ayurvedic rejuvenation center, a swimming pool, a multi-cuisine restaurant, an outdoor patio, and a cute courtyard. Facilities are also open for indoor and outdoor games. Campfire and events are organized at the request of the guests.

Along with these, the Silent Valley additionally offers guided ventures for trekking, kayaking, river rafting, and biking.

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Chikmagalur coffee estate. Photo credit: Ashwin Kumar

  1. The Coffee Bean Stay

If you are someone looking for a quintessential experience of coffee plantations, and the old-school styles charm you more, the Coffee Bean Stay is the ideal pick for you. Situated on the Chandra Drona mountain range of the Western Ghats, Coffee Bean offers an exquisite stay in a heritage bungalow from the colonial era amid coffee estate, garden and dumbfounding mountains. One can’t help but relish the eco-friendliness combined with the simplicity and classicism in the architecture, interiors and other nuanced features and amenities.

Accommodation

The rooms and cottages at The Coffee Bean are categorized into five types:

  • Blossom (room)
  • Aroma (room)
  • Arishina & Kumkuma
  • Pebbles (cottage)
  • Rocks (cottage)

All the rooms and private cottages retain the charm of an old world with their blend of rock and wooden interiors and suite bathrooms overlooking the mellow green surroundings.

Other Facilities

The Coffee Bean Stay serves delicious local Malnad flavors and freshly brewed aromatic coffee on its terrace café. It also has a unique fireplace at the courtyard for a post dinner chit-chat. Angling is on offer at the resort’s private lake.

Apart from the enormous leisure opportunities, the Coffee Bean also arranges for a number of activities, including tours to the coffee plantations, bird watching, trekking to Mullayanagiri hills, rock climbing, and indoor as well as outdoor games.

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  1. The Last Resort

If smart prices, easy accessibility to the popular sights around Chikmagalur, serene location, comfortable stay and adventure activities top your priority list, the Last Resort has the best deal for you. The resort, situated on the foothills of the beautiful Kemmanagundi Mountains, is wreathed with rolling farmlands. Add to this the resort’s tailor-made tropical garden replete with a wide variety of ferns, fruits, flowers and trees, and a hot eco-tourism destination is served on your platter right away.

Accommodation

As many as 21 clean and spacious cottages are on offer at the Last Resort. These cottages are appointed with modern amenities like flat screen television, portable speakers, fridge, wi-fi service, etc. But the best things about these cottages are their porticos fitted with armchairs and sofas for a soulful tete-a-tete with nature.

Other Facilities

Apart from a comfortable stay at the cottages amid pristine greenery, the Last Resort makes sure that the delectable tastes of Malnad cuisines linger in the taste buds of the guests even when they go back. Besides, it offers recreational facilities to its guests with facilities for indoor and outdoor games like table tennis, carrom board, volleyball, badminton, archery, and darts. The nights at the resort are best spent snuggling around the campfire with loved ones.

What more, the Last Resort arranges coffee tours, bird watching and nature walks and bird as well.

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