Coorg is the most sought out weekend destination for most Bangaloreans. I have visited Coorg multiple times before, as it is just about 3 hours from my hometown in Mysore. But my this visit was special as I had my friends come down from Mumbai. Again, another impromptu trip in the last week of December when the tourist season is at its peak in India.
For me, Coorg has always been synonyms to coffee and it had been my wish to stay amidst coffee estates and explore the local life and hospitality of Coorg. Unfortunately, you know how Decembers scenes are and I couldn’t find any decent homestays in a coffee estate. But I really urge you to stay in one of the many beautiful homestays. And I’m definitely going back, just to wake up to the aroma of coffee and amidst coffee plantations. But, inspite of the peak season, you will always find accommodation in Coorg as many locals have opened up homestays.
We finally booked our stay in one the homestays. I don’t think this person even has a website or details on the net. But incase, you are stuck in a situation like me, here is his contact no – 9902709149/8197602086. The homestay is in North Coorg, on the way to Dubare Elephant camp. It’s a pretty decent homestay, the food is amazing, they even lit a bonfire and you can merry around.
I think because of my homestay experience in Karwar, I have got totally hooked on to the idea of staying with the locals, and now they are a huge part of my travels.
So, yes! We finally had a place to be called as home for a few days. And off, we drove from Bangalore to Coorg.