Need to take a break from your routine?? Well, here's a perfect answer for those in and around Karnataka... It's no where other than Bynekaadu,the perfect nature scenic place in Kalasa, Chikmangalur.
A group of 12 ladies set out the journey on a Saturday morning 5am from Bangalore, and reached the home stay around 2.30pm due to diversion on our route leading to a 2 hours delay in reaching the spot. We had done the booking of our rooms 2 weeks in advance.
While describing our journey towards the destination, we had stopped by to have our breakfast before Hassan at a hotel named Dhruvathare(recommended ,as it's clean and serves tasty food), you can find many other options as well on the highway. Continued with our journey, we stopped to have tender coconut in between. You will get a lot of toll booths on your journey,so keep the change ready folks!!
After a long tiring day journey, finally arrived at the homestay,where we had courteous staff welcoming us with drinks and lunch . We checked into our rooms. Since we were group of 12, we opted for 6 per dorms, which was amazingly kept ready for us to feel comfortable. The cottage we stayed were made of wood with glass windows offering an amazing view of the estate outside.
We freshened up,had tasty buffet lunch and set out to go to the nearby waterfall . Being an odd time, the water was less at the falls. We were taken at their jeep and it was a half an hour ride to the place. On the way ,we can see coffee curing work factories and the catching aroma of coffee all around. The roads were not well built giving us an off roading experience. Enjoyed ourselves at the falls and got back to the cottage.
It got evening ,we had tea/coffee and snacks was getting ready for the campfire , where they arrange private camp fire🔥 for each group. We were served with veg and non veg snacks ,a large camp fire area ... Such an amazing time. And we head our way back to the dining area to have our dinner .
Lights off! That's day one at Bynekaadu 😊