Chikmagalur – The Coffee Land of India. Located at about 260 Kms from Bangalore, this town is known to be the first to grow Coffee in India. If you are looking for a weekend trip from Bangalore, then a 5 hour drive takes you to this town, located on the foothills of Bababudangiri Range of Western Ghats. There are plenty of resorts to stay within & near the town & many more home-stay resorts strewn on the hills around.
This travelogue /trip report is about Greendale Homestay, a private coffee estate residence, unlike the many other commercial homestay ventures . As a traveller, the place where I stay is as important as the destination I visit. So I felt like sharing some information on this place to help fellow travellers.
Note: This is not a paid report nor am I associated with Greendale Homestay in any way.
Destination: Greendale Estate, Pandravalli, Chikmagalur District
Accommodation Type: Homestay /Private Residence
Location Type: Hill Station /Nature /Calm /Peaceful
Activities: Relaxation /Trekking /Off Roading (SUV) /Coffee Tours
The estate is owned & run by Mr. Arvind. One hell of an energetic young chap. If you love cars or are into rally/offroading, you will gel with him instantly. Not that you wont gel with him otherwise, but he respects your privacy and will not disturb you through your stay. But if you have some interesting stuff to talk about cars, you are in for a ride.