Nestled in the tranquil landscape between Coorg’s majestic hills and lush flat lands, Organic Farm Stay in Coorg is a unique set of five conceptual cottages, ideal for family vacations amidst the splendorous bounties of nature.
Organic Farm Stay in Coorg is a thoughtfully designed farm stay in the heart of Coorg, in Guddehosur. It is a result of Mr. Narendra Hebbar’s passion for nature and his keen eye for detail in creating a space which is a beautiful collage of many intricate parts. Every single element here is a tribute to the richness of the topography.
Organic Farm Stay in Coorg has bloomed as a result of the region’s natural bounty and Mr. Hebbar’s unmatched zeal for perfection. It is not just a wonderful place to unwind with your family, but is also a great way to acquaint yourself with the beauty of the land.
Constructed primarily with bamboo, all the cottages at Organic Farm Stay in Coorg are eco-friendly and durable. Roofs are made of canvas-covered, heat and water-resistant eco-boards which are free of the skin-unfriendly asbestos. The dining and kitchen areas are built with eucalyptus logs as support pillars and thick hay-thatched roofs that
keep the temperature in the rooms at comfortable levels.
Pocket-spring mattresses in the cottages are of international standard. Quilts and sheets are made of pure cotton brought from Theni in Tamil Nadu. Table lamps, lampshades and bamboo curtains have been sourced from URAVU, a non-governmental organization that promotes handmade, high-quality bamboo decorative.
Pure vegetarian food is served here. Locally-sourced and organically-grown vegetables and fruits are part of the recipes which are based on Coorg, Malnad and Kerala cuisine. A special type of chilly called the Gandhari (Bird’s eye Chilly) is used for cooking which is known to help cool the body and reduce cholesterol levels. It has also been used as a natural remedy for arthritis, rheumatism, flatulence and toothache.
Mrs. Hebbar herself is a very good cook and every meal is prepared under her guidance. She also happily shares her rare recipes of exotic chutnies. Chutnies like those made from bitter oranges and locally-grown special fruits and vegetables.
A leisurely trip around the Organic Farm Stay in Coorg cottage will familiarize guests with the very friendly neighbourhood and farming cultures here. One can get to know about terrace farming as it is practiced quite extensively in the area.
For those who are in the mood to stay indoors, there are plenty of recreational options inside the Organic Farm Stay in Coorg premises. Carrom and chess boards, a play-pen for children, board games, puzzle books and many locally-played games are available.
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1. How many cottages does Organic Farm Stay in Coorg have?
There are 5 cottages, all of similar in dimension and amenities. 2. How many people can a cottage accommodate?
The cottages are ideal for a family of 4 (couple and 2 children) or a maximum of 3 adults. 3. In what ways are the cottages family-friendly?
Organic Farm Stay in Coorg has been designed with the family in mind. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the cottages. Children have enough space to play. Bonfire and loud music are not allowed in the premises. Soft music is played, only in the dining area. There is no TV in the cottages.
The dining area has a lot of space and is furnished with easy chairs and tea tables for guests to relax and read. The hosts Mr. and Mrs. Hebbar take great pride in Organic Farm Stay in Coorg and are committed to personally take care of guests’ requirements. They will be more than happy to share local recipes and familiarize guests with Coorg’s traditions. 4. What are the daily rates for the food/cottages?
Rs. 4,900.00 +12% Luxury tax with Complimentary breakfast per couple/cottage per day.
Dinner: Rs. 300.00 per head per meal. Children above 8 to 12 years: Rs. 750.00 +12% Luxury tax with complimentary breakfast. Above 12 years: Rs. 1,250.00 +12% Luxury tax with complimentary breakfast..
Lunch served/prepared only on prior request.
5. What kind of food is served in Organic Farm Stay in Coorg? In the premises, pure vegetarian food is served. Vegetables are sourced from local market. The kitchen garden also provides quite a number of vegetables like mint, palak, methi, knol khol, brinjal, coriander, curry leaves and ajwain leaves. Breakfast is a mix of continental and local dishes, with eggs available on request. Dinner consists of roti, subjis, rice, rasam with a variety of chutnies and payasam made from jaggery. Specialties like joni bella (molasses) are not to be missed. Milk is sourced directly from dairy farmers. Lunch is provided only on request. Note: Food is served only in the dining area and not served in the cottages. Beverages are however served in the cottages.
6. How does one reach the place? It is quite easy to find Organic Farm Stay in Coorg if travelling in a private vehicle. Just follow the directions displayed in our Locations page. For those using public transport, you can reach Kushalanagara from Bengaluru, Mysore or Madikeri. From there, we can arrange for you to be picked up. Similarly, you can request for a drop to the Kushalanagara bus stand when returning back. For local sight-seeing, a vehicle can be arranged at actual cost.
7. Is there any facility to accommodate drivers of private vehicles? Yes. A sharing-based cottage with thatched roof is available to house drivers. 8. Tell us about the personal touches you offer to guests?
As mentioned earlier, Mr. and Mrs. Hebbar are extremely friendly to deal with. Guests are taken inside the kitchen to check on the hygiene and traditional cooking methods. They constantly monitor food and cleanliness of the rooms. When a guest checks in they are escorted to their rooms and are given a quick demonstration of basic details like power switches and other amenities
Things to Do
There’s so much to do in Coorg, but don’t try to squeeze it all into one trip! Take time to soak in the beauty from your balcony and spot birds, wear gum boots and splash in the rice paddies at sunset, join your host for a drink and hear stories about life in Coorg, go on long walks, read, write, paint draw, do the things you love to do but never get the time for.. Activities at and around the farm include: Transplanting on the rice paddies (June 15-August 15),
Harvesting the rice paddies (December),
Visit to a coffee plantation,
Tracing the journey of coffee from seed to cup,
Cycling in the nearby villages,
Forest walk to the backwaters,
Off roading through Coorg’s secret trails (monsoon only),
Participate in the Lhosar festival at the nearby Tibetan camp (February) :: Offbeat things to do in Coorg: Drive through Dubare towards Madikeri, a scenic drive with coffee estates, dense forests, valleys, waterfalls and hills in the backdrop,
Visit the lesser known monasteries in the Tibetan camp at Byllakuppe,
Visit the elephant camp at Dubare and meet the Kuruba forest tribe,
Visit traditional Coorgi villages in the dense forests near Hattihole,
Meet a hobbyist beekeeper and taste Coorg’s best honey!