Kerehaklu

Kerehaklu

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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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Aldur, Chikmagalur 577 111 India
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kumar24 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bangalore, India6 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2022
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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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Arthy N wrote a review Dec 2020
209 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights at Kerehaklu and left yearning for more. There are 4 cottages and we had booked all of it and hence we experienced a near private resort experience. Its nestled in a vast coffee plantation and you will be far away from civilization. The highlight of the estate is Mr. Ajoy ( host & owner). He gave us great company, told us a lot about coffee , answered so many questions patiently and took us on a beautiful trek. The cabins are cosy with all basic amenities. Food is very homely and tasty. Don't go there expecting a lavish spread. There are also some trails that you can do on your own and be with nature during your entire stay. You wake up to the sound of birds, get your dose of tasty coffee and truly disconnect from your regular routine. Highly recommend staying here. I will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to send in your review of your visit to Kerehaklu. We are glad to note that you had a comfortable stay here with us and look forward to hosting you again. Our best wishes to all of you for a Happy New Year.
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Rohita wrote a review Jan 2022
India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Kerehaklu was great - the cottages are clean and well maintained, the food is very homey and nice, and above all this place has a great vibe. The owners are truly welcoming - they took us for a hike that ended with amazing views and a jeep ride of the estate sharing a lot of interesting stories. We also learnt so much about coffee, it was truly amazing to see how things work. Overall, it is a great place to unwind!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 6 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here with us at Kerehaklu and we are just happy to note that you did like your stay here. With our best wishes to both of you.
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Sahil H wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful coffee plantation, tucked away in Chikmagalur, is a gem. Ajoy and Pranoy are the most wonderful hosts, warm and welcoming, with the best stories about the forest and about coffee. A special mention here to Kiwi, Pranoy's extremely cute dog, is only right. We most definitely recommend Kerehaklu to anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature and to drink excellent coffee. We also saw a bit of a bison.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 25 Apr 2021
Many thanks for reviewing your visit to Kerehaklu and we are happy to note that you had a comfortable stay here. With our very best wishes to you from all of us here at Kerehaklu!
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Purav B wrote a review May 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Nya wrote a review Nov 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is not for the usual traveller looking for a host of amenities and activities. Definitely not a place for those who want to be connected 24/7 to their devices. It's a beautiful estate on the slopes of the Western Ghats. They have good clean cabins with good food. They have 5/6 nature trails, all neatly marked out, which depending on your fitness and time, that you can choose to explore. You can hike up a hill, spend time alongside a stream, spot birds with your binoculars or study the abundant flora in the plantation. They have a jeep ride and a nice session about coffee processing. At night, the bonfire and snacks are a social delight. Best of all, the hosts are tremendously social and attentive!.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 13 Nov 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kerehaklu and for the kind sentiments that you have expressed therein. Our best wishes to all of you for a Happy Deepavali!
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Aditya C wrote a review Feb 2020
Bengaluru, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and I decided to get away for a quiet New Years and we choose Kerehaklu because it was closeby and we had an amazing time last time we stayed there. The rooms were perfect; clean, spacious with huge bathrooms and a nice sit out area!

The views from the bonfire area and and rooms were superb and felt like we were right in the middle of the jungle. Prashun, the son of the owner Mr. Ajoy Thipaiah, had come down from Australia for the New Years took us around and showed us some beautiful flora and fauna. Definitely trek down to the sunset point, it is absolutely gorgeous.

Special thanks to the staff who were extremely hospital and made some healthy but scrumptious food! Overall, great experience and highly recommend it! Happy Travels!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to send in your review of your visit to Kerehaklu. We are indeed glad to note that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Our very wishes to both of you.
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Zoozoo_R wrote a review Dec 2020
Bengaluru, India79 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying in the cottages at Kerehaklu is an altogether wow experience! Nestled between massive trees, coffee and pepper plantations, listening to unique chirping sounds, leaves hustling around - all in all, very relaxing stay.
Mr Ajoy (the host) is a very interesting conversationalist; well informed and keen on sharing lots of stories about his plantation, life in Kerehaklu and overall Q&A about coffee. He took us on a lovely morning trek, an evening sunset ride & a coffee tour & each of this was a great experience.
The cabins are well furnished and spacious enough for a couple.. There are a total of 4 cabins at this property located beside each other.
The stay here had an all inclusive meal plan. Very homely dishes and very hospitable staff.
Mr Ajoy gives suggestions on self-exploratory treks n trails. Recommend you to go on a few definitely basis your time in hand. Just strolling through the property leaves one refreshed.
High recommend a stay in Kerehaklu - I'll be back again surely.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Thank you for reviewing your visit to Kerehaklu and for the very kind sentiments that you have expressed. We are happy to note that you had a comfortable stay here with us and look forward to having you over again. Our best wishes for a Happy New Year to you all.
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Nirupa wrote a review Dec 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A quiet and beautiful location, conveniently located a few hours from Bangalore.
Very hospitable owners. The property has a lot of incredible old-growth trees, and there are a number of trails you can follow yourself depending on inclination your level of fitness.
Very tasty home-made, local food, and a lovely bonfire in the evenings!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 14 Dec 2020
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 you for the New Year.
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Vinayak R wrote a review Nov 2020
Bengaluru, India14 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited this gorgeous plantation for two days and those two days memories going to hold with my family and me forever.

The place is gorgeous, and it was inspiring to see how Mr Ajoy, Pranoy and their crew run this plantation so passionately.

We went for a fantastic Jeep ride, hiked, attended an amazing coffee brewing session by Pranoy, walked through a couple of trails, saw some beautiful wildlings and had some mouth-watering home food, what more we can ask?

This place is a Gem, and I am coming back soon!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to note that you had a good and enjoyable stay here with us. Our very best wishes to all of you for a great year ahead.
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MariaSM82 asked a question Oct 2020
Hyderabad, India15 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there a phone number that I can use to contact the Homestay ?
karthik641 asked a question Jan 2019
Bengaluru, India398 contributions115 helpful votes
How is the approach road from highway to reach the cottages? Will a low car be able to make it?
Answer from Prashun T
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions11 helpful votes
Hi Karthik! The road is in fairly good condition. You shouldn't have any issues reaching the cottages in a low car.
chetnaagarwal1991 asked a question Sept 2017
Bangalore District, India
Hi, Can you please share the contact details of the owner?
Answer from Prashun T
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions11 helpful votes
Hi! The email is available on our website (TripAdvisor doesn't allow us to include any HTML or website links in the comments so can't post it here)! Look forward to hearing from you!
Sun3105 asked a question Sept 2016
Bengaluru, India216 contributions28 helpful votes
Hi, Can we have the contact details to book accommodation ? Thanks,Sun
Answer from Soumyak S
Bengaluru, India41 contributions5 helpful votes
Contact details are mentioned on their website.
Arpan wrote a tip May 2023
India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There’s enough parking available. The roads are really nice and great for low sedans as well."
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Apoorva wrote a tip May 2023
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Carry shoes and take instructions from host before going on trails."
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kumar24 wrote a tip Mar 2022
Bangalore, India6 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would recommend one goes during harvesting season and asking ahead for some of their coffee."
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Apoorv A wrote a tip Mar 2022
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Days tend to get a little hot in the summer. Plan your trip accordingly. Also carry enough clothes. You'll be sending a lot of time outdoors"
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nature_explorer wrote a tip Nov 2021
Mumbai, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont miss the 400 yr old Banyan which recently got covered by BBC too and if u get lucky, some wildlife too"
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