Everyone dreams of spending time in a heritage bungalow built during the British-era in the hills and sitting on the front porch sipping some freshly brewed coffee and enjoying the beauty of nature. Well let me tell you that with a lot of people converting their properties into “Home-stays” you have a chance to fulfil that dream. I had a chance to spend a weekend at the Honeyvale Homestay in Chikmagalur, Karnataka and the experience was excellent.
Chikmagalur, a district in the state of Karnataka is located in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range. The town has a favourable climate and beautiful coffee estates, which attracts tourists from across India. The journey to Chikmagalur is about a 3 hour drive from the city of Mangalore and the drive itself is a beautiful experience. Driving along the scenic and picturesque Charmadi Ghats with a view which is as good as any foreign destination is amazing. You can see the snow white clouds kiss the hill tops and can hear the sound of the river flowing in the valley. If you take this trip during the monsoon, then you’ll get to see some small waterfalls along the road too.