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#1 of 225 Specialty lodging in Chikmagalur
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Kerehaklu is our home. It’s a green haven tucked away in the Western Ghats – a UNESCO World Heritage site – which will inspire you to gather yourself, unwind and create. The plantation is spread across 275 acres and is a 15 minute drive from the closest village of Aldur, making it a secluded getaway. Kerehaklu is densely populated with diverse species of flora and fauna which can be seen and heard at any point. It is the ideal place to take things at your own pace and de-stress. The space and activities radiate comfort and allow you to calm yourself away from all the commotion.
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Kshounish P wrote a review May 2022
40 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed at the Retreat with my wife and extended family. Could not have asked for a better Retreat in the lap of nature. Absolutely stunning property and great food. Definitely going to go back again. Ajay, the host showed us around with great enthusiasm and passion. The nature trails he has marked out are a delight to explore, especially with binoculars in hand.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 26 May 2022
Thank you for the kind words you have expressed in your review. We are glad to note you had a comfortable stay here with us. Our best wishes to all of you.
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Jogeshwar Mishra wrote a review May 2022
Bengaluru, India23 contributions
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Although we have been regular consumers of Kerehaklu coffee, we were pleasantly surprised to find its name as one of the most highly rated retreats in Chikmagalur during our research. We were incredibly lucky to book a cabin at short notice. That was effectively the end of our effort in the trip, since Mr. Ajoy Thipaiah, the host, took over then onwards. Starting from planning the trip, with precise instructions and directions, to checking out, Mr. Ajoy personally oversaw every little detail of the stay, including personally guiding a lovely trek. Kerehaklu is a paradise for any nature enthusiast. Four lovely cottages lie nestled in dense, pristine greenery. The cottages themselves are very comfortable, with a large bathroom, and include all amenities. The dining hall is very close to the cottages and guests are regaled with the choisest Malnad dishes three times a day! Raju and Bhagya, the ones responsible for the kitchen and the food, are just wonderful. The estate itself is huge, and one would probably not need to venture outside the estate for the entire stay. There are multiple trails, with varying levels of difficulty, each offering its own set of beautiful surprises at different times of the day. Last, but not the least, and probably the best thing about Kerehaklu it is very own resident mascot, the "Kerepuplu" Kivi! Kerehaklu rejuvenates. Like no other.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 25 May 2022
Thank you very much for the very kind and gracious sentiments that you have expressed. We are very glad to note that you had an enjoyable and comfortable stay here with us. With our very best wishes to both of you.
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Purav B wrote a review May 2022
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Having been a longtime fan and regular of the coffee produced from their estate, I was delighted to find that Kerehaklu also had an eco resort. Our communication throughout the booking process was comprehensive and succinct. Ajoy made sure we had all the information at our disposal before and through our arrival at the property. The cottages were cozy and well equipped. Ajoy's passion for coffee and Kerehaklu are palpable through his conversation and demeanour. I would give my highest recommendation, this place is a must visit.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 15 May 2022
Thank you for the kind sentiments expressed in your review. It was a pleasure having both of you stay with us here. With our very best wishes.
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kumar24 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bangalore, India6 contributions18 helpful votes
Kerehaklu is a must stop for any coffee enthusiast. We were served some delicious speciality coffee and taken on a tour of the production unit. We learnt a lot about coffee and the challenges for a grower. There are multiple trails through the estate which shares a boundary with a forest. Ajoy the estate guardian and owner took us through two trails, showed us historically significant trees and plants and told us stories about the jackfruit loving elephant and tiger spotting. We were accompanied by Kiwi the lovely estate dog. Food was great. The cottages are beautifully constructed timber structures with clean bathrooms. Their is a sit out for each cottage with ample privacy.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would recommend one goes during harvesting season and asking ahead for some of their coffee.
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu and the very kind sentiments you have expressed. We are glad to note that you had a comfortable stay here. With our very best wishes to both of you from all of us here.
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Ayush Bhargava wrote a review Mar 2022
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
Kerehaklu is a beautiful property and Ajoy was a welcoming host making our stay really enjoyable. He took us around the estate and gave us a lot of insights on coffee. It definitely exceeded our expectations and we didn't want to come back. A perfect detox. To add, the food made by Raju and Bhagya was brilliant and well curated for the two days. Will definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 25 Mar 2022
Thank you for reviewing your visit to Kerehaklu. We are glad to note you had a comfortable stay here and will look forward to seeing you again. With best wishes to both of you.
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Apoorv A wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had attended a brilliant workshop conducted by Pranoy and his father, Ajoy. Suffice to say, it exceeded our expectations. We spent 3 days learning about their plantation, the lives of the locals and just everyday things. Our rooms were clean and cozy, and we had the heartiest home cooked food. It was a work trip turned serendipitous vacation. Would definitely be coming back soon!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Days tend to get a little hot in the summer. Plan your trip accordingly. Also carry enough...
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu! We are also glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and will look forward to seeing you again. With best wishes.
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The Fat Labrador Café wrote a review Mar 2022
Pune, India1 contribution
Very insightful workshop and awesome stay at the Kerehaklu estate! Highly recommended! The workshop spanned three days covering coffee plantation tours, coffee picking, processing, roasting and finally cupping
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu! We are also glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. With best wishes.
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Mayuk Rebello wrote a review Mar 2022
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Eight of us (all involved in the coffee industry) attended a 3 day coffee workshop at Kerehaklu hosted by Mr.Ajoy and Pranoy Thipaiah, owners of Kerehaklu Estate. We occupied all 4 cabins at their homestay for 3 days and 2 nights. Apart from the workshop itself, we found the cabin to be beautifully rustic, spacious enough, very tidy and comfortable. You can see that the wood used to make the cabin originates from within the estate. Mr. Thipaiah has also used Coffee wood stumps very creatively. The cabins are tucked into the Estate but bordering the forest boundary, opening up the best of both worlds. Coming to the food, the dining area is located very close by to the cabins and we were well looked after by Raju and Bhagya (Hope I haven't mixed up the names) cooking up some great South Indian delectables throughout the three day. They mixed things up really well so no meal tasted like the previous one. The super knowledgeable combination of Father and Son both focused on Estate operations will definitely offer a detailed insight into Coffee production and moreover, the life of coffee producers living remotely in the hills of Chikmagalur which is an eye opener particularly for City folks. I'm sure you'll enjoy Kerehaklu as much as I did!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu! We are also glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was our pleasure hosting you. With best wishes.
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Komal C wrote a review Feb 2022
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Waking up in this farm that’s surrounded by so many trees was just blissful. The food and the staff are the loveliest people. But my highlight of the trip was the farm tour where I hugged a massive 400 yr old tree. Thanks for being so kind and having built this wonderful place Ajoy. And your dog kiwi is the cutest thing ever! The place is comfortably reachable by road. 4 of us drove down to it and stayed for 2 days where all our meals were sorted. So all we had to do was sit and have a peaceful time and not worry about any amenities. Everytime we went into the dining area, we’d be excited to see what was served. It was a surprise everytime and the taste always reminded me of home. I’m really greatful for this place and the people who run it.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 22 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu. We are extremely grateful to you for the kind sentiments that you have expressed therein and are also glad to note that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay here. With our best wishes to all of you.
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Madhvi B wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom12 contributions16 helpful votes
Spent the New Years here and it was absolutely wonderful. The cottages are comfortable and the food was 'home cooked' good. The best part of Kerehaklu is the beautiful surroundings - there are ample walks and pretty spots to discover. The sounds of nature - the rustling wind, the myriad bird calls - and the smells of nature provide a perfect haven for reflection and connection. Ajoy and Pranoy are excellent hosts and I would highly recommend Ajoy's jeep ride through the estate :)
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 6 Feb 2022
We are indeed extremely grateful for the kind sentiments that you have expressed in your review and are glad to note that you had a comfortable stay here at Kerehaklu. Our very best wishes to all of you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kerehaklu
Which popular attractions are close to Kerehaklu?
Nearby attractions include Sringeri Mutt (3.3 km), Torana Ganapati Temple (3.3 km), and Kere Anjaneya Temple (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kerehaklu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kerehaklu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Kerehaklu?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.