Homestays near Bangalore for That Long Awaited Escapade

Bangalore is blessed with great topography in and around the city. The Western Ghats make for an awe-inspiring place, for that much-needed escapade from the city. Cool mountain air, lush tree plantations, and some great ancestral properties foster as the perfect homestays, that are weekend perfect. Abuzz with activities like hiking, plantation trails to even dining at Al-Fresco restaurants, complete with barbecue and bonfires under the sky, these homestays will make you want to leave the city now! We feel you, and so here we list some amazing homestays near Bangalore. 

1. Experience the bygone area at the Angana Country Inn, Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru

  

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With such a lovely place, you will be least bothered to know who owns this! Located at 40 minutes from the Bangalore, Angana Country Inn is that perfect escapade you have been contemplating. The specialty of this place is that this is neither a hotel nor a resort but an ancestral home, warmly combining comfort with the ambiance and services of a resort. Accommodating the vibe of a granny’s house, complete with wide open courtyards, stone columns, an ancient swimming pool and generous walkways, this authentic ancestral home is ideal at any given point of the time. Just laze around on the perfectly manicured lawns or skive on the hammock. If you wish to explore, the watchtower in the property’s corner is a great place. Short hikes in the countryside, near the property, is a good option too. Farming, cooking and Ayurveda therapies too are some other activities to do here. 
Tariff: INR 7086 onwards

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2. A representation of Indian Hospitality at its best - Mountain Valley Homestay, Chikmagalur

A representation of Indian Hospitality at its best, Mountain Valley Homestay is a premium homestay accommodation. Located in Chikmagalur, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind without compromising on the services and luxuries of a resort. With activities ranging from indoor to outdoor, this homestay will keep you abuzz with games, hikes, plantation trails, cycling and night activities like bonfires and barbecue. With accommodation options of bungalows and cottages, the homestay is the right fit for families, friends and even business trips. Don’t forget to indulge in fresh coffee and homemade wine. 
Tariff: INR 3300 onwards

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3. Salisbury Manor, Marayur at the foothills of the Western Ghats

  

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In spite of being in another state, Marayur’s proximity to Bangalore isn’t very overwhelming. Salisbury Manor is a part of the high range area, close to Munnar. Providing homely atmosphere, this property is great for some great activities around. The rooms come at very reasonable tariff and friendly caretakers who will also guide you around the place. Munnar, Chinnar, and Kanthalloor lie at a close destination.
Tariff: INR 1500 onwards 

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4. Overlooking Ooty’s valley - Irinjalakuda House

A four-bedroom homestay set off Ooty’s Havelock Road, the Irinjalakuda House is majestic! An ideal place to explore Ooty and its many sights, this homestay will comfort you with its warm wooden floors, and sophisticated interiors that display a timeless class. What sets this place apart, however, is the owners’ attention to detail, the display items and pieces are personally handpicked by the owner, giving this place a personal touch, making for that perfect homestay! Popular tourist spots like Botanical Garden, Ooty lake, Kodanad view point and a forest (a wonderful picnic spot with bisons and panthers) lie close by.
Tariff: INR 1968 onwards

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5. Behold the beautiful sights of mountains at Heritage Home, Napoklu (Coorg)

  

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If you have a thing for cozy, un-glittery places, Heritage Home is the place to be! A characteristically ancestral ancient property, with rooms that have the warmth, coziness, and vibe of a home, this property is that unglitzy, homely place you ever wanted. With sloping tall roofs, rustic tiles and homelike bedding, this is your home away from home. There is a children’s playground and a courtyard for recreation. Madikeri lies at 14 kilometers from here.
Tariff: INR 3199 onwards

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6. The perfect colonial escapade near Bangalore - Wyoming Heritage, Ooty  

If you dream of an escapade at a colonial bungalow in the mountains, Wyoming Heritage awaits you! Nestled in the wooded haverlock hill, this six-bedroom gem overlooks the town of Ooty. The property was designed and built by an Australian gentleman, today holds some great memories as a summer home to the owner and owner’s ancestors. On-site snack bar, free Wi-Fi are some other amenities along with the basic. Popular tourist destinations lie close by, if you wish to explore after you are done sipping tea in the balcony. 
Tariff: INR 2975 onwards

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7. Revere the British Official center Munnar, at Pavithram Homestay

 

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Lush green tea gardens, sloping over mountains, cool mountain air, distant from the conjunctions of a town, the Pavithram Homestay is affiliated by the Government of Kerala. The homestay is ambush with red roses & bright green ambiance in its garden, perfect to just be in with a shawl as you sip on some warm lime and honey water! Cocooned amidst lots of tea plantations, herbs and spice plants this place will awaken your senses.
Tariff: INR 1875 onwards

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8. Dining at the Al-Fresco under the stars - Old Kent Estates, Coorg 

Nestled in the burgeoned coffee district of Coorg, Old Kent Estates once more makes you experience the bygone era of British Raj. Supreme British architecture surrounded by a large garden and acres of plantation and woodlands, this place is a pleasure to live at! Feel like an estate owner, on your stay here as you experience this tranquil life. A games room, home theater and even a library for the readers, there is something for everyone here. Private spa is available on request if you wish to indulge some more. Dining at the Al-Fresco under the stars, or BBQ and bonfire are a must here! You get what you pay for here, no compromises. 
Tariff: INR 10,000 onwards

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9. Beckoning old world charm at Lymond House, Ooty

  

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The perfect blend of old world and modern, the Lymond House stands as a testimony to the departed colonial era. The perfect getaway, set among a vista of flowering trees and sprawling lawns this property comprises two drawing rooms with fireplaces (ideal for cozy evenings in). Six en-suite double rooms, replete with antique beds, dressers, creaking floorboards accommodate guest tenderly. Soaking in the 150-year-old atmosphere is a sheer delight here. 
Tariff: INR 3999 onwards

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10. Serenity await you at Tree Hills, Coorg

Another great option for a Coorg homestay, Tree Hills will make you forget the city hustle and bustle. Relax and rejuvenate your senses with the list of activities this place offers. Bird watching, cycling, wildlife safaris and many others are activities that will fit young and old alike. Guest will be invigorated with this place’s design and services. In-room facilities of TV, a 24-hours power backup, running water and satellite TV are available. 
Tariff:  INR 3920 onwards
 
 
Bangalore is aplenty with homestays even in the city, but nothing can beat getting out of the city’s hustle-bustle!
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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