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I went with my family to attend a 50th birthday of my co-sister-in-law for 2 days ie., on 9th & 10th Jan, 2021 at KAVA RETREAT HOMESTAY, Mallandur, Chickmagalur Dist. We left Bengaluru morning at about 7.00 AM, had breakfast near Bellur, saw the Chennakesava temple and Rama temple (which is 1200 years old temple) on the way. The priest of the Rama temple explained history of the temple very nicely. We also got an opportunity to meet Mr. Kannan of Hiremagalur, Litterateur/Priest near the Rama Temple. He spoke very nicely with all the guests and made lots of joke. He also served temple Prasadam to all the guests.
We have reached home stay around 2.00 PM. There were 50 guests and the rooms were booked by my co-brother. The package includes one night stay + dinner+breakfast+lunch. In fact, this home stay has the capacity of accommodating around 30 guests, but they have provided few more rooms in one of their relatives home stay for our use which is walkable distance from this home stay.
Mr. Ravi who is the owner of the home stay welcomed us on arrival and showed their facility which includes spacious rooms, parking area, gaming area, restaurant etc. The room where we stayed was very clean and nice including the toilet.
Home stay kitchen staff have served nice coffee with cookies in the evening. We have arranged around 5 jeeps (to accommodate 10 pax. in each jeep) to visit the sun set spot in the evening of 9th Jan. Unfortunately, we could not see the sun set due to poor weather. But, we enjoyed the beautiful nature and we took lot of individual and group photos.
After returning to home stay, we took rest for about 1 hour in the gaming area. Hotel staff have served hot bajjis and chicken kabab. Kabab taste was so good. It was almost 8.00 PM, all the guests were dressed very neatly to celebrate birthday of my co-sister-in-law along with the big cake, specially made for the birthday party. We wished my co-sister-in-law a happy birthday and that moment was unforgettable. Thereafter, we played lot of games and also fashion show was organised for the children and ramp walk was organised for ladies & couples. A campfire also was organised and we spent sometime sitting in front of the campfire. Hotel staff have served the dinner at 10.30PM, the items includes fish fry, chicken biryani, chapathi, white rice, rasam, curds and few vegetarian items, etc. The food both veg and non-veg was very delicious and tasty. We went room after dinner and had a good sleep.
On 10th Jan, 2021 morning, we have visited Muthodi forest and spent about 1 hour in the forest area (just driving). The environment was so good to see the beautiful nature. We all assembled in the dining area to have a breakfast at 9.00 AM. Hotel staff have served the breakfast and again the food taste was so good, the items includes idli, kesari bath, Upma, sambar, chatni and mixed cut fruits.
After breakfast, we went to see the shooting point area. We enjoyed to see the beautiful nature as the area is fully surrounded by hills on all sides. We spent more than an hour in that place and returned to home stay around 1.00 PM and took rest. Hotel staff have served lunch around 2.00 PM and all the food made by them was good. Even though the check out was at 2.00 PM, hotel owner allowed us to check out at 4.30 PM as a special case. In fact, they served the coffee during our check out also.
Thus, right from the moment we checked in until we checked out, the care and hospitality given by the staff in the home stay was just incredible.
I am very delighted with the whole experience and I highly recommend to everyone who is looking for a holiday trip with a different experience.
A big thanks to Mr. Ravi, the owner of the home stay and entire staff for making our holiday / birthday party a most memorable one.
I visited after lockdown with my wife, you get resort feeling in a home stay, it's not an ordinary homestay, my plan of staying for one day expanded to two days. The breakfast, lunch and dinner with evening snacks tasted extraordinary, the only recommended stay for couples in chikmagalur because of its privacy, well planned and organised homestay runned by Mr.Ravikumar and Mrs.Shaila. Thank you both for making wonderful moments
Kava retreat is an amazing place to be for a vacation, we were 2 families who spent 3 days in KAVA Retreat. The staff was amazing, very hospitable and best part was food.
Every time they offered food was just excellent.
We were never disappointed when we placed request for food in odd timings they made sure they gave their best and it was tasting very good.
Entire staff their demeanor was appreciable.
We had both the days campfire, kids had a great time cricket, badminton, carrom, basketball every game was played to the fullest.
Rooms were very neat, the entire resort is well maintained..
I would visit one more time, also would recommend for all..
Kava retreat will not disappoint you, worth the travel and money we pay..
Kava Retreat is best place to Hangout with families and Friends. Surrounded by scenic beauty. Nice Ambience , Food was scrumptious and well trained staff best in hospitality. Value for the money. Sure looking forward to visit agin.
Excellent hospitality. Mouth watering food... Large area for playing shuttle.... Had a quality family time... Away from city and in a coffee estate... Neat rooms and clean bathrooms... Will visit again...
A nice place for weekend hangout with family and friends. Superb rooms, nice ambiance and mouth watering tasty food makes it worth.
We stayed in Kava Retreat and it was really good. I went with 3 families and all of us enjoyed the stay including kids. Staff were Very friendly and provided the service quickly. I recommend this resort for peaceful stay in Chikmagalur .
"Superb rooms, nice ambiance and mouth watering tasty food makes it worth."