Woodway Estates & Homestay

Chikmagalur
Homestays

Great Views, Adorable Dogs And A Heritage Homestay In Chikmagalur. Who’s In?

Movin posted on 4th November

Ten-Second Takeaway

A beautiful homestay in Jakkanahalli, a 10-minute drive away from Chikmagalur town, Woodway is smack in the middle of greenery. Hello, tranquility, mountains, Caesar and Brutus.

Drive By

Just a six-hour drive from Bangalore, Chikmagalur is fast becoming a favourite getaway for Bangaloreans. And hidden a bit on the outskirts of the main town, Woodway may be off the usual tourist path, but it’s usually full so email Shreedev {the owner} to confirm a reservation. Oh! And ask for directions.

In The Woods

The Woodway homestay is a huge campus with greenery everywhere  —  rooms are a very small part of the place! Thus far, my favourite homestay experience. It looks like no one has been there before  —  it’s absolutely beautiful. There are tall trees, bright flowers and lush green grass everywhere, only means plenty of space to play around with the adorable and friendly dogs — Brutus and Caesar. My favorite thing was the coffee served here  —  it’s freshly plucked, roasted and brewed from their own plantations.

Simple Is Best

What makes this place special is that it’s been done up with a lot of love. There isn’t too much sophistication, and everything from the food {it’s included, three times a day} to the rooms, and the ambience, is old-school and simple, with a touch of rich heritage. While it’s good for couples and for a group of friends, it’s ideal for families  —  there are five rooms close to each other and plenty of space for kids to run around.

Life At The Top

Adventurers, there is plenty of stuff for you to do too, especially the Mullyanagiri trek. The view from from the Kavikalmatta hill top is magnificent — but it’s a trade secret, so keep it that way! Apart from trekking, drive through Bhadra Forest and hope to spot tigers! Hire a jeep to Kavikalmatta hill top and a place called Shooting-gudda  —  where a lot of movies are shot. Also go to the Estate Cafe, again owned by Shreedev, which serves nice coffee and overlooks a huge, beautiful valley. This holiday will not be a busy one, and that’s exactly what’s good about it.

For more photos from Woodway Homestay, check out the gallery on Galleri5 here.

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Chikmagalur

Jakkanahalli Post, Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Woodway Estates & Homestay

Chikmagalur
Homestays