I was at Bel Home Homestay, with my sister and relatives for two days. I must say it was almost a "National Geographic' experience. It was raining (not unusual in these parts during the monsoon season) and we had to walk across the river as the water had risen. We were then taken by the hosts in their 4Wheel across the plantation road to this awesome place amidst the plantation and trees.
The two rooms set aside for guests is a little away from the main home of Vijay and Ramolla, the owners. A little adventure at night though if one were to walk across over the wet mossy surfaces.
I used my camera till the batteries died out and my 2-giga memory stick is filled with birds and flowers around the place.
The hosts did give us value for money when it came to food. And one cant stop eating during the monsoons. It was as if we rubbed aladin's lamp and a genie was out there to cook for us. Yummmmmmm!
The next day, Vijay took us on a long trek, and we walked through the coffee plantations till our shoes complained. It was worth the walk though. It seemed endless but once again we came back to a plate full of goodies.
Vijay also briefed us on all the local customs and the evenings were enlightening.
We definitely would like to be back in Bel Home sometime soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belhome is situated in a coffee plantation and is run by the owners of the plantation.The food that is served from the Coorg Cuisine and is prepared from locally procured products.NO electronic entertainment [TV]is provided as the guests are expected to explore the outdoors. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- BelHome Homestay Coorg/Madapura