Home to Mrs. Rani and Mr. K.K Aiyappa, this magical homestay is a delightful experience for luxury travellers looking for a gorgeous, peaceful weekend getaway from Bangalore. Stunning interiors, magical flower-filled gardens, warm hospitality and lush green surroundings, the experience is nothing less than enchanting!
Located in Coorg, Karnataka, the house is far away from the popular touristy spots and crowds, making it an ideal getaways for slow travellers looking for a few days of luxury amidst stunning natural landscapes.
ABOUT THE STAY
Mr. and Mrs. Rani have lived in this magical home for the last thirty years and have filled the house with welcoming energy and beautiful design accents. Whether you're strolling through the gardens, or sipping on some delicious filter coffee in the living room, wherever you go, a sense of enchantment follows.
The hosts are excellent storytellers with immense knowledge about Coorg and ever ready to guide you towards the best cycling routes, nature trails and other offbeat activities in the area.
There are two bedrooms in the main house and two stand alone cottages nestled amidst the lush gardens. Apart from the rooms, there are two living rooms and two dining areas. The Glass Dining Room is the highlight of the estate!
All the rooms are beautifully decorated and reminiscent of the colonial times. Carpeted floors, white walls and ceilings, wooden beds and cupboards, a little desk and views of the sweet garden, you could sit with your book or journal and get lots for hours. The hosts' sense of style and design is impeccable, leaving you admiring and in awe of each and every corner of the house.
The estate is owned and managed by Mr. and Mrs. Rani Aiyappa, who are splendid hosts and ensure your stay is warm and comfortable. They have a well-trained team of chefs and other help who ensure you feel welcome, are well fed and happy during your stay at the beautiful estate.
Mr. and Mrs. Aiyappa are a vivacious couple, and although they don't interact much with guests in order to give them their space, a few cups of tea or a nice wine with them, and you'll be laughing all evening with their funny stories.
THINGS TO KNOW
Rani's Magical Home is located in Coorg, Karnataka.
6 hours from Bangalore.
Nearest station is in Kasargod, 1.5 hrs away.
Nearest airport is in Mangalore, 3 hrs away.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Summer and Monsoon.
BEST SUITED FOR
Mature couples and families
Rs. 16,000 on double occupancy with all meals.
Rani's Magical Home is an ideal place for slow travellers as well as travellers who enjoy exploring sights.
Spend your days walking around the various trails leading through the lush estate. Learn how to pick coffee and look out for different kinds of sweet birds that live within the dense forest estate. Rent a bike and go cycling around the estate - the hosts can guide you towards some very scenic cycling routes in and around the estate.
The house is an ideal space to sit back and relax, catch up on those books you've been meaning to read or practice some yoga in the magical, flower-filled gardens.
For activity seekers, head out to explore The Namdroling Monastery or visit the various waterfalls that adorn the region. Make a trip to Balle Elephant Camp and spend some time with gentle giants!
INSPIRED TO WANDER?
TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY TO RANI'S MAGICAL HOME IN COORG OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN KARNATAKA, CONTACT ME AT KRITIKA@WANDERBUG.IN
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