Now, it's time to reveal the secret.
We booked our stay at Manikyadhara Homestay , 13.16 km from city center. (Unable to locate it in maps here). Bookings can be done from Booking.com, Makemytrip, Airbnb. Cottage per night INR 5000.
One has to order their food in prior while check-in (Breakfast, lunch, dinner). Note: you can carry your own drinks!
They are located amidst lush green coffee plantations. The wooden cabins are cozy and have a jaw dropping backdrop of the Bababudangiri hills. The log cabins looked right out of a picture post card , and welcomed us with the invigorating smell of pine . Just amazing!
We took rest till afternoon, had our afternoon meal, played some games. If you want to disconnect a little where you have zero connectivity with outside world and endless connection with nature, then this is the place.
Later that evening, the host had arranged a lovely bon fire to sit by and watch the embers in the still of the night. The endless conversations about everything, the madly dance(like no one is watching), singing our throat out, no one to disturb, drink as much as you want (or no drink). The best night one can ask for, and I am gonna remember that for life! We took rest for a while in the balcony and gazed at the sky full of stars, and slept off. What better can anybody ask for.