I often get a lot of enquiries about travel. I’ve compiled a few useful links that I usually use. I’ve also stayed in some of the homestays listed below (marked with *).
If you have any other suggestions and links to useful travel sites, do leave it as a comment and I’ll add it to the list.
Get off your Ass
Run by Santosh, the website has links to some great properties in and around Bangalore. But make sure to book beforehand!
Travel to more exotic locations.
Bangalore Mountaineering Group
An active group of adventurers from Bangalore.
They organise adventure weekends out of Bangalore.
For treks and hikes in Karnataka
To find places within 200 kms from Bangalore
More weekend getaways from Bangalore
(To suggest or list homestays, please contact me on anitabora5 at rediffmail dot com)
Megha Thimmaiah runs a homstay in the south of Coorg called. The prices are 1200/head/night with all 3 meals and for a group of more than ten people its 900/head with all meals.
Silver Oak Farm
Close by, towards Nandi Hills, but supposed to be a really nice place
A decent place in Chikmagalur.
* Coffee Valley
Hosamane, Sakleshpur: Ideal for a weekend out, eat, sleep and hike around the place. Some great home cooked food.
Coorg and around is a nice place to explore and they have really nice homestays
* Hacienda, Balele
Nice place, quite far away from the madding crowd (and from Madikeri). Some great home cooked food, a big coffee plantation you can walk around and a nice place to chill out but it’s a bit of a drive if you want to see the sights around the area.
* Jungle Resort, Masinagudi
Another lovely place with the strategically located swimming pool enjoying pride of place.
* Dazzle Dew, Allapuzha
Not by the water, but a nicely done place with two cosy cottages. It’s a few kms pleasant walk to the main town area but Tony, the host can pick you up if you tell him when you’re reaching. The food was most awesome. I still remember the delicious banana leaf wrapped and steamed karimeen! And the delicious Kerala meals that we enjoyed to the fullest!