More and more travellers are looking for great homestay experiences, where better to experience the true culture of Chikmagalur than in people’s homes?
Homestays are becoming a popular choice for hospitality and lodging where tourists and visitors stay with a local family and get a glimpse into their lifestyle and daily work activities.
When we were traveling to Chikmagalur, one of the highlights of our trip was our luxury stay at a homestay.
This article describes five activities you can indulge in a homestay at Chikmagalur.
Coffee plantation walk:
Most of the homestays are located amidst the lush green mountains, tucked away in coffee plantations. Taking a walk around is one of the most essential things to do in Chikmagalur.
Soak in the fresh aromatic smell of coffee beans and engage with the estate owners who will brief you on the history of coffee. The coffee plantations will refresh your mind and be a treat for your eyes. Walking around with nature is rejuvenating and peaceful.
Trekking in the mountains:
If you want to burn off all your holiday calories or if you are into fitness, then engage in trekking. Speak to the estate owner who will guide you or provide a tour guide for this. Make sure you carry your trekking shoes, get a backpack full of essentials, and explore what the mountains have to offer.
The best time to do this is in the morning but be cautious of any fog or mist. This can be a challenging yet fulfilling experience to a part of.
Birds are the heartbeat of nature, so most of the homestays do provide tourists with this activity. In case your homestay does not have this activity; you will be able to see amazing varieties of these tiny beauties flying around the neighbourhood singing and whistling to you. How adorable, right?
The best of nature must be at night so get ready to experience a bonfire with your loved ones, sing songs, tell ghost stories, or just reminisce about the past. You can make your night even more memorable by having a barbeque party with the family. The cool misty breeze is sure to send your aesthetic sense to heaven and bring a sense of calmness to your soul. So, you would not want to miss this.
Other activities include:
Drive or ride through the estate on the jeep which is truly an experience of a lifetime. Come face to face with Mother Nature, elevate your senses, enjoy the cool climate and make the trip more pleasing. A few homestays even offer guests fun indoor and outdoor games. Relish the friendly challenges with your buddies and bond better and deeper. If you are lucky, you will even get the opportunity to have a natural shower at waterfalls within the estate or nearby.
On GoChikmagalur, we feature some of the best homestays in Chikmagalur, with host families that will make sure their guests are comfortable and their needs are fulfilled during their vacation. Book your stay with us!