When the rain starts pouring in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, you can’t just stop dreaming about driving through the green hills wrapped in a misty blanket. In this marshy land, the only music you would hear is that of mother nature. The only alarm you would wake up to is the cacophony of the birdsongs paired with the scenic vistas. The never-ending drizzles, the ever-wafting fragrance of the wildflowers and the skyline decked up with mountains lure the nature lovers to this land aptly named as ‘Malenadu’.
What more do we need for a perfect vacation! Umm, wait, a cozy cottage, flavourful food and a few cups of freshly brewed coffee? Yea, that’s all I need in this abode of rains. And Honeydewwz Resort, Chikmagalur seemed like a perfect choice for its convenient location and luxurious comforts in the lap of nature.
It is one of the best resorts in Chikmagalur. It probably has everything you dream about right amidst the tranquillity of acres of coffee and pepper plantation. From indoor swimming pools to a massive kids’ play area, Honeydewwz Exotica has something for everyone. Sounds like a perfect place for a family vacation, doesn’t it?
Well, it was indeed a rejuvenating experience for me and my partner. It seemed to be a magical land where every morning felt like a spring festival. The evenings here are often blessed by the rain gods and the cool nights would make you want to sit for hours around the bonfire.
A Conveniently Located Resort in Chikmagalur
After a long drive from Bangalore, Honeydewwz Exoticaa felt like the right choice for our weekend trip to the land of coffee. Located not too far from the Kaimara junction, it is easily accessible without having to drive anywhere off the road. Day trips to the beautiful waterfalls of Kalathigiri, Hebbe and Shanthi falls become way easy from this resort. The falls combined with a spectacular sunset at Kemmnagundi is a perfect day-long exploration plan. Even a 31 km of scenic drive to Mullayangiri early in the morning would be a great idea.
Their Linai Suites flanked along a beautiful garden are nothing less than a little fairytale town. The aesthetic lighting at night just makes them look prettier. I also loved their spacious rooms with custom-made minimal décor. However, the best part is that their rooms are equipped with a WiFi router. If you are one of those planning for a workation, this Chikmagalur Resort should be your first choice.
Another thing we loved about this resort was the importance given to safety and hygiene. They would sanitize all the luggage upon your arrival and would also check your temperature before letting you to the reception desk.
Be it is the calm and cozy vibes in the morning or the romantic feels of the musical evening, you would get swayed away by the soothing ambience of the place. I personally loved the bonfire canopies in the garden. Mainly because it turns all peppy as the celebration of a beautiful evening begins.
Birds and Butterflies
The pathways in the resort are all decked up with the ornamental plants that attract a number of butterflies. The kids at the resort had great fun while gleefully chasing the butterflies.
On the other hand, the trees in the garden and the plantation area are the nestling towers for the birds. While the bulbuls and sunbirds keep chirping the whole day, the little Minivets, woodpeckers and Indian Magpie can be seen flying from a branch to another as the sun sets in the valley. A bird-watching trail through the plantation takes you into this interesting world of the birds. We didn’t even have to walk too far to see many of these birds. Just stroll around the property and you would be amazed at the number of birds flocking around.
Interesting food Choices
From the Malnad style ‘Soppu Saru’ and ‘Pepper Chicken’ to the fancy Paneer dishes, their restaurant serves everything with an aesthetically appealing presentation. Don’t forget to try their Malnad and Chettinad style cuisine during your visit. Also, don’t forget to specially ask for their ‘Fried Ice-cream’. You can thank me later for this suggestion 😊
A Café to Chillout over a Cup of Coffee
Surrounded by a meticulously maintained garden, a treehouse and the orgasmic aroma of the coffee, this cafe is altogether a different experience. Even if you don’t get a chance to stay in Chikmagalur at this beautiful resort, you must not miss having a piping hot cup of coffee at this ‘Coffee & Pepper Cafe’.
Custom-made for the families
Their Heritage Suites are perfectly suitable for an outing of the extended families together. A separate common area, dining area and the artfully decorated rooms would let you have a break from the monotonous interiors of the city homes. The elegant touch of the Malnad style of architecture gives you a glimpse of a ‘Malnad Mane’, the beautiful homes of Malnad.
The resort has even gone out of their way to help the parents travelling with their young kids. They have appointed baby-sitting staff near their play-area. Here, the babies could be left to play freely under the supervision of their trained staff. This, in my personal opinion, is a great effort. So, if you are a couple looking for some relaxation and break from the tiring task of parenthood you must head straightaway to Chikmagalur and book your stay at Honeydewwz Resort.
Moreover, the garden canopies, indoor game station and swimming pool could be the best place for the families to bond over some games and music.
Grand Suites for Couples
Their brand-new addition in this grand property has jaw-dropping vistas and exceptional luxury experiences. Private hot tubs, balconies and king-sized beds redefine luxury in this land of hills. These suites are perfectly designed for couples.
A Ride to Nature’s Marvel
This Part of Honeydewwz Plantations, over-looking the surreal skyline of Chikmagalur town, is a man-made marvel. An artificial lake, a serene waterfall and a hanging bridge can make anyone go wow amidst the hills here. I am waiting for all the offroad adventures, water sports and other interesting activities that would soon be starting here.
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Chikkamagluru !! Where is it? This was the general reply on my recent stories about this beautiful place… . Well, though it is impossible to write about this paradise in an insta-caption, I would say.. . It is the land of coffee and pepper… Filled with the marvels of nature . The abode of the clouds and mist Where the wild and the humans coexist . It is the land of incessant rainfalls Creating the roaring waterfalls . Here, the Spring brings the coffee flowers as white as snowflakes And the monsoon creates the brimming lakes . The autumn paints the forests with shades of yellow And the winter paints a clear blue sky for the swallow . A nature's verandah that lets you gaze At a playful dance of sunlight and the haze . . Chikkamagluru, it is not just a place, it a feeling, a plethora of emotions wrapped in a word ❤️ . And @honeydewwz_resort lets you experience all of these with a pinch of comfort sprinkled with luxury amidst nature . . . P.s. baki aap log jo CCD me bethke gatak gatak coffee pite ho na vo yahin se hai.. in fact there are even better cafes serving unadulterated coffee ☕ will soon post the best ones 😍 . . #incrediblekarnataka #karnatakapravasi #karnataka_nodi #karnatakapictures #nammakarnatakaclicks #nammakarnatakaphotographers #nkpofficial #girlswhotravelindia #indiangirlswander #indiangirlstravel #malnad #karnatakadiaries #karnatakafocus #karnataka_focus #karnataka_ig #travelkarnataka #travel_karnataka #indiantravellers #indiaview #indiatravellife @timesofkarnataka @karnataka_travelgram @karnataka.female.travellers @karnataka_focus @travel_karnataka @incredible_karnataka
- How to Reach: If you are travelling from Bangalore, the Bangalore-Mangalore Highway via Belur Road through the town of Chikmagalur is the easiest way to reach Honeydewwz Exotica. The car parking and driver’s stay is also available. The nearest railway station is at Kadur from where you can hire a cab to reach here. In case you are flying to Karnataka, Mangalore is a convenient gateway to Chikmagalur.
- How to Book: You can check more details about the resort at Honeydewwz.in and can directly mail/call them for the bookings. Alternatively, you can also check booking.com, MakeMyTrip, or Goibibo for any ongoing offers and discounts.
- Follow them on Instagram: for the surprise offers and packages especially curated for their Instagram fam.
- Howmany days should be planned: As such even a month is not enough to explore the beauty of Chikmagalur but 2-3 days would be ideal to explore the best of the places and experiences in Chikmagalur.
- Suggested Itinerary:
- Day 1: If you are coming from Bangalore, you can explore Mullayangiri and Baba Budan Giri Hills before reaching the resort. Check into your comfy cottage by evening and enjoy the scrumptious meal before heading for a sweet slumber.
- Day 2: Leave for Kalathigiri Waterfall after an elaborated buffet breakfast followed by Hebbe Falls. Spend some beautiful moments at Kemmanagundi hill station and return for the lunch and then enjoy your own time at the resort.
- If you are a wildlife lover, you can contact the reception to arrange for a wildlife safari at Bhadra Tiger Reserve.
- Plantation walk can also be arranged by the resort on a request.
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