Silver Oaks Homestay Coorg

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Situated at a height of 2500 ft above the sea level, located at Kunda, Near Ponnampet in the heart of South Coorg (Kodagu),is this beautiful holiday destination surrounded by the famous Kunda hills which are at the height of 4500 ft above sea level. It takes around 1 hour by road from Madikeri ( 48 Kms away) to reach Silver Oaks and just 30 minutes drive from Nagarahole National Park.

Silver Oaks Homestay Coorg currently Offers the luxury home Accommodation with facilities include fireplace inside each cottage, TV,DVD Player, Portico for the beautiful nature view besides all the facilities that you can expect like a swimming pool, library, Badminton court, Table Tennis, Beach volleyball and plenty of activities in and around the cottage. They also offer ayurvedic massages on request. The Silver Oaks Homestay also offers doctor on call facility. Tent Stay is also available for the people who would like to take the experience to the different level.

Coorg or Kodagu is one of the most famous hill station in India proudly nicknamed as “Kashmir of South”/ “Switzerland of India”. Blessed with beauty and bounty of forests and mountains, it is also known as Mother Nature’s special place. It is truly a nature lover’s paradise with great landscape, lush green valleys, misty woods, racing rivers and enchanting waterfalls.

Any visitor to this bewitching place goes back with evergreen memories. In this lush land live “Kodavas”, the inhabitants of Coorg, having their own richly diverse typical taste, creed, colour, language and dress code, whose deeds have been immortalized in history. Kodavas are known for their beauty, ornate jewelley, bravery and hospitality. This district has given many a army generals, sports persons, bureaucrats, men of quality to the fourth estate and so on. The important crop of Coorg is coffee along with pepper and Cardamom.

The taste of mandarin oranges lingers long in the taste buds. Kodagu is also famous for producing the tastiest honey. The birth place of “River Cauvery” the life line of Karnataka, the luck line of Tamil Nadu is in Coorg at the feet of Brahmagiri Hills known as Talacauvery which is the famous pilgrimage centre.

Home Stay – a special way of holidaying Home Stay is the specialty of Coorg where one can have the experience of enjoying a holiday to its fullest extent along with the pleasure of being at home. Our homestay venue comprises of an independent accommodation situated adjacent to the host’s residence. The guest quarters are equipped with all modern luxuries in an atmosphere more homely than any other kind of tourist spots like the resorts. ‘Home Stay’ concept aims to harness the tourism potential of the hill districts of the state which abound in coffee plantations.

Unlike commercial hotels and resorts, ‘Home Stay’ venues enable holidaymakers to enjoy homely stay and hospitality in the estate manor or guest house as personal guests of the plantation owner. Silver Oaks Home Stay is a different kind of home stay where you can have the exceptional joy of staying inside the coffee estate, which it self is an inimitable experience. We offer well furnished family rooms as also dormitory style accommodation for larger groups. A complete homely atmosphere, home cooked traditional Coorg cuisine etc ensures an amiable living environment. Activities like camp fire keeps to you in a joyful mood through out the stay.

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Rates:
One Executive Cottage: Rs. 2,500 per night for 2 persons inclusive of buffet breakfast.
15% Tax is payable on above price. Check-in and Check-out time: 11 am to 11 am

Facilities:
This price is Inclusive of complimentary Buffet Breakfast
Open Conference Room
Projector System with Screen
Wi-Fi Broad Band Internet connection (please bring your laptop)
The cottages are on lake side
Camp fire (with Music System)
Music system with karaoke
We shall provide you Guitar and Keyboard on request.
Fire place inside the cottage (Rs. 300 for Fire-wood)
24 hour hot water facility in the cottage
Toilets are equipped with health faucet and toilet paper
Each cottage has the sit out for nature viewing
Binocular is available on request
Free swimming pool entry (Separate toddler pool available for kids)
TV with cable connection/DVD player in the cottage
Safe locker in the cottage
Gym
Souvenir Shop
Guide/Drive (on chargeable basis)
Trekking in our private jungle with 50 acres of land
Library
Mosquito net and mosquito coil are in the cottage just as a precaution

Indoor and Outdoor Activities:
Full cricket set and nature ground
Day Long Treks (for the avid trekker -Professional Tents available)
Cycling
Golfing – putting mat with putter
Archery
Fishing Rod (Damage to rod will cost Rs. 10,000 and the rod will handed over to you)
Petanque (French marble game)
Jungle Stream & Waterfall Bathing
Visit to the Coorg Tibetan Monastery
Visit to the Tibetan Carpet Factory
Badminton (please bring your racquets)
Table Tennis
Camp fire
Swimming
Water Volleyball / throw ball
Music and Karaoke
Trekking to famous Kunda Hill
Trekking at private jungle
Plantation walking
Bird Watching
Night Jungle walking with local experts.
River side walking / camping
Paddle Boating

Food And Beverages:
The Silver Oak Homestay Coorg offers the guests a variety of delightful Oriental dishes and refreshing drinks. One can explore the finest South Indian, especially kodava (Coorgi) and continental cusine.

Lunch and Dinner:
Rs. 200 per person per meal (Buffet Vegetarian)
Rs. 300 per person per meal (Buffet Non Vegetarian)
Starters and soft drinks will be charged extra (Nominal charges)

We would love to plan a Happy Trip for you

Please call us on +919820976655/+919821232094 or email us at contact@simplyoffbeat.com

Places of tourist attraction near Coorg:

Thadiyandamolu Mountain: ‘Tadiyandamolu’ is the highest mountain of Kodagu.

Thadiyandamol

Thadiyandamol

 

Omkareshwar Temple: This was built in 1820 by Lingarajendra the then ruling King to ward off the evil caused by “Brahma Rakshasas”. The Shiva Linga is said to be brought from the holy place “Kaashi”. This temple has an unusual architectural combination of ‘Indo-Sarsenic’ Style. Nearby is the holy tank. Regular poojas are performed in the temple for the different deities like Lord Subrahmanya and Ganesha.

Omkareshwar Temple

Omkareshwar Temple

 

Nalknad Palace: At the feet of “Tadiyandamol” the highest mountain of Kodagu, stands proudly the Nalknad Palace recalling the memories of history. Built in 1792 by Dodda Viraraja, the two storeyed palace enthrals any one with its attractive paintings and architecture. In Kakkabe there is also the “Paadi Igguthappa’ temple built by Lingarajendra during 1810. The inscriptions of the King can be found here.

Nalknad Palace

Nalknad Palace

Raja’s Seat: Overlooking a deep valley is the delightful garden, the main spot of attraction. The Raja’s seat is so called because the Raja’s of Kodagu spent their evenings at this vintage point watching spectacular sunsets. The lovely flowers in full bloom and the fascinating view of the winding roads makes the visit a memorable one.

An added attraction is the toy train “Baba Saheb Express” near by with a park for the kids. Very next to Raja’s seat stands the ancient Temple “Chouti Mariyamma”. A furlong away stands the “Gandhi Mantap” with the statue of Mahatma Gandhi built in memory of the Father of Nation.

Raja's Seat

Raja’s Seat

Fort Palace: Built on high grounds, the Madikeri Fort looms large over the town. This was rebuilt between 1812-1817. At the entrance stands the majestic sculpture of horses erected on the entrance wall. Within the fort is the palace which now houses government offices. The palace is built in European style with secret underground routes. Now a stone structure of tortoise stands as a witness to it. There are initials of Virarajendra marked ‘V’ here and there. As a mark of regret for the brutal killing of the royal elephant by King Vira raja stone replicas of two mighty elephants stand nearby.

There is also a unique museum with memorable of ancient antiques like weapons, idols, canon etc. adds more attraction to this place. A Ganesha temple also adds attention.

Fort Palace

Fort Palace

Abbi Falls: A thrilling 29 kilometre drive through forests and coffee plantations leads to the most popular attraction and picnic spot – the Abbi Falls. The gushing sound and the beauty of the falls can be experienced from the hanging bridge. Engagingly beautiful in summer, an awesome sight is seen during monsoon. Bathing in deep water, and swimming is not very safe. Private vehicles has to be hired to get here. Driving of heavy vehicles in this narrow road is prohibited at present.

Abbi Falls

Abbi Falls

Gadduge: Dominating the skyline are the Gadduge or three tombs with their Islamic style building domes and minarets with gold coating built in Indo Sarsenic style. The entrance to each tomb has Carvings of Hindu Deities. The Central largest tomb more ornate than the other two, contains the graves of Virarajenda and his wife Mahadevi Amma. The medium sized tomb is of Lingarajendra and the simplest tomb contains the grave of Rudrappa Virarajendra’s Guru. A bird’s eye view of Madikeri can be had from here.

Gadduge

Gadduge

 

Bhagamandala: Its is also known as ‘Dakshina Kaashi’. Since Bhaganda Maharshi Installed Shivalinga here the place is known thus. Talacauvery is 8 kms from here. Near by are the temples of Maha Vishnu, Subrahmanya and Ganapathi. The “Triveni Sangama” of the sacred rivers, the Cauvery, the Kannike and the Sujyothi a Subterranean stream is found here . An important Pilgrimage centre called ‘Bhagandeshwara Kshetra’, where the pilgrims first take a bath, and then ascend the hills for a holy dip at Talacauvery. The only “Apiculture training centre” “Madhuvan” is in progress here. Honey by the brand name “Coorg Honey” is produced in Bhagamandala. Quite a few buses ply from in and around Madikeri.

Bhagamandala

Bhagamandala

 

Talacauvery: The worshipping Goddess of Kodagu is Mother Cauvery. The birth place of Sacred River, Cauvery, Talacauvery is one of the main pilgrim centres of Karnataka. It stands Talacauvery at the foot of “Brahmagiri Hills”. Here emerges river Cauvery and gushes her way through Karnataka and Tamilnadu, sanctifying lakhs of hectares of land around her, ending her 760 km journey at Poompuhar in Tamilnadu to join Bay of Bengal.

The Auspicious day ‘Tula Sankrama’ falls on October 17th every year, where the holy cauvery appears by a sudden upsurge of water in the ‘Kundike’ – the pond, while the pilgrims take a holy dip. There is no separate worshiping idol for Goddess Cauvery. The pooja is performed for the holy water in the holy ‘Kundike”. In Talacauvery stands the “Shiva Linga” installed by Sage Agasthaya. About 300 steps leads to the top of Brahmagiri Hill where the exquisite view of mother nature can be experienced. Kumkum, holy Threetha Prasadam etc. are available for the devotees here. Visitors are not allowed after 6 pm. Night stopover is prohibited. There are quite a few buses plying from Madikeri – Bhagamandala- Talacauvery. The winding curves of the roads prompts one for cautious driving.

Talacauvery

Talacauvery

Nagarhole National Park: A game sanctuary also known as “Rajiv Gandhi National Park” is 90 kms from Mysore and 46 kms from Gonikoppa, extend to 647 Sq. Kilometres. An excellent opportunity to witness wild animals of different kinds, from the majestic elephant to the Deer, Tiger, Cheetha, jackal etc. The forest comprises of valuable wealth like the teak, rosewood, sandal wood trees etc. Though plying of private vehicles is not allowed inside, the departmental vehicle takes the tourists inside the sanctuary.

Nagarahole

Nagarahole

 

Irupu Falls: The beautiful Iruppu falls flows as Laxman theertha. A Shiva temple dedicated by Lord Sri Rama is on the banks of the River. Walking besides the paddy field and watching the gorgeous falls which is about 60 ft. is a real treat to the eyes. This is also an ideal picnic spot. Quite a few Houses are available for “Home stay”. There are enough guest houses near Gonicoppa, Virajpet and Kutta for those visiting Nagarahole and Irpu. Buses also ply from Gonicoppa.

Irpu Falls

Irpu Falls

Harangi Dam: A dam built across the tributary of Kaveri with a length of 2775 ft. and 174 ft height. A real picnic spot with the back water gushing out and with a Cauvery temple nearby.

Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam

 

Nisargadhama: A beautiful ecological park, where cauvery rivers splits forming a island and bamboo forest. A hanging bridge, boating, elephant ride, tree top shelter, deer park etc. are worth to enjoy with dwelling cottages named, Brahmagiri, Lopamudre, Kannike etc.

Nisargadhama

Nisargadhama

 

Tibetan Golden Temple: A recently built “Namdrolling Monastery” a world famous Tibetan Golden temple a toast to the eyes is in Bylakoppa also the second largest Tibetans settlement in India, 40 kms away from Kavery Estate Stay. Three majestic Gold coated 40 feet hight idols of Buddha & Padmasambhava, Amitayush Statue inside the temple, which is also called as Padma Sambava is the main attraction. worthwhile to visit.

Tibetan Golden Temple

Tibetan Golden Temple