The district of Kodagu or Coorg is largely dominated by Madikeri, the highest township catering to all the major attractions of Coorg. However not quite far from the hustle and bustle of Madikeri lies a different side of Coorg. One which is quieter and far less frequented by travellers.
Virajpet has a different charm to itself. Quite unlike Madikeri there arent really “spots” to visit but just plain rolling hills covered with rainforests and a whole lot of peace. Recently shot to fame after the opening of “Tamara Coorg” Virajpet has a number of lovely homestays which are simple and yet insanely gorgeous for any insta crazy traveller.
“The Bungalow-1934” is not just another homestay. Built in 1934 it has a rich legacy and history. The house of the former district collector of Virajpet, this bungalow has now passed on to the able hands of his descendants who have lovingly restored the bungalow to its former glory along with some quirky lights and decor.
The sunny lawn outside has a splendid 180 valley view which is a rarity in homestays. Moreover the area has been developed into a quaint little cafe serving coorg coffee and in house snacks. You can relax, rejuvenate and experience complete silence while you sip your coffee. The house is also ready to arrange for bar-bq’s under the starry sky.
The rooms are simple and rustic with high ceilings and clean attached baths. Each room is simply shaded with light pastel shades which open to the common lounge which is sprinkled with lovely and quirky artefacts. The dining hall has a huge table cut from one single piece of wood and decorated with lights and wine bottles coupled with antique water filters and simple chairs.
Theres a lovely stream nearby. You are also invited to the owners bungalow while you come back where you are greeted with lovely juices and estate fresh coffee. Expect homemade food lovingly prepared by an in house chef who is an old lady from the locality. Do try out the exquisite Pandi (pork) curry, and some unique curries from the region. You can thank me later for these. As of now, start packing.
Address: Yavakapadi, Coorg Landmark : Tamra, Karnataka 571212
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