Coffee Valley: A perfect weekend escape

Looking for a relaxing weekend out from Bangalore?

A 4-5 drive away from the city is the coffee country of Sakleshpur. Nestled in a coffee plantation in Hosamane (about 23 kms from Sakleshpur town) is the Coffee Valley homestay, where you can head for a lazy and peaceful time.

Take me on a ride!
After Sakleshpur, drive through some delightful curvy roads, shaded by tall trees with coffee plantations on both sides

The drive from Bangalore via Hassan is very pleasant and you’ll encounter mostly good roads, with just a couple of small bad stretches. So buckle yourself in and cruise along, and enjoy the scenery. Hotel Mayuri, which is before you reach CR Patna, is a good option for breakfast. You can have lovely hot dosas, idlis and poori to your heart’s content.

Rice Fields
Rice fields @ Hosamane and people at work

From there, it’s around another 2 hours to Sakleshpur. From Sakleshpur town, you need to take a diversion around 3 kms ahead. Drive through more plantations and curvy roads shaded by tall trees and around 23 kms down the road is Hosamane.

Riot of colours
A riot of colours at the host’s garden, Coffee Valley

The hosts of Coffee Valley, Manjunath and his wife are extremely hospitable and make sure you eat like a king or queen. And keep plying you with chai and coffee. So don’t be surprised if you’re a few kilos heavier on the journey back. Near the plantation, you can opt to go for nature walks, have a meal at a nearby lake, go trekking or drive up to a temple on the hill and enjoy the sunrise. Or just chill out at the plantation and enjoy the peace and quiet.

A view of the cottages by night
Photo courtesy: Sandeep

Coffee Valley is located at Hosamane. You can check out Coffee Valley website for more details or call 080-26565638 / 98442 61066.

Sakleshpur is about 250 kms from Bangalore.

6 Comments so far

  1. Naren (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    Kool Place… Ideal For Week end….. Awesome Snaps Thanks to Sandeep. Anita, You should hav included the places of Intrest around sakalespur. HosaMane means New House.

    Homestays are getting very popular these days especially in Karnatake. Even the Govt. is Promoting it Under Athithi Devobhava Tag. In coorg there and Many Homestays. Giving competition to Holiday clubs, Resorts and Lodges!! ITs Total New Experience Awaited in Home stays!!

  2. Mytri (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 11:15 pm

    This is truly such a fun blog to check into! You guys soar like an eagle from the bright blue skies with the metal birds to the gurgling brooks… It is fun to look forward to the next one. Keep them coming.

  3. anita (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

    naren: we didn’t actually get much time to go around the area. but there are small treks and nature walks that the homestay folks recommend. and yes, you’re right. homestays are a really nice concept and its good to see it catching on. the local folk also get to earn some extra money while we experience home away from home!

    mytri: thanks a lot for your nice words and being a loyal reader :)

  4. Prakash (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    Rite place to njoy the rainy season with a cup of coffee. Thanks for your info and the beautiful pictures as well.

  5. Viji (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

    Kool place have heard a lot about this place from others and there is an old railway bridge too from where you can go towards the hills that is considered to be a trekkers paradise. I think the old bridge is closed now due to the risk it poses… Did u get to go there too? Awesome pictures (the second one reminded me of Coorg)… will definitely plan to go there soemtime..thanks for the info and keep posting.

  6. Sreeram (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

    Thanks a lot for a great writeup! Eagerly looking forward to visiting the place after reading your blog. A couple of questions though – how good are the accomodations, can we cook some food ourselves? The reason I am asking is that I am planning to take my two young kids along…Would appreciate your answer. Thanks again.

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