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Reviewed 12 April 2021 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed at Kerehaklu for 3 nights and 2 days and we didn’t want to come back after that! If you are looking for escaping into nature, this is your place! Great rustic accommodation and delicious food! There are only 4 cottages in this property, so it’s like you have the whole place to yourself... you are surrounded by fresh air, chirping birds and solitude.. they have great trails within their property to take long walks. Ajoy is a great host and he had so many stories to share on the jeep ride that he took us on.. It was a great stay for us and we forward look to returning back again!

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2021

Many thanks for reviewing your stay here with us at Kerehaklu and we are happy to note you had a pleasant stay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

It was such a great experience. Both Ajoy and Pranoy are great hosts. We already miss the food we had there. It was so good. The estate is so beautiful. They have an option of 5 self guided trails . We would definitely like to visit the place again.

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2021

Thank you very much for the kind sentiments that you have expressed in your review. We are also very glad to note that you enjoyed your stay here with us. With warm regards.

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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

Kerehaklu is easily one of the favourite places I've been to in all my years of traveling. It's hard to fault anything really. Ajoy is a very gracious host who ensures everything is perfectly managed on the property.

The rooms are clean and cosy. The food is especially good - home made and authentic, it leaves you happy at the end of each meal. The property is breathtaking. 270+ acres of coffee plantation which feels like a plush forest. We went in the middle of a very hot summer and could take walks at noon without breaking a sweat. The best part is that there are many kms of trails which are marked out and easy for anyone to access. This is one place I can't wait to go back to!

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2021

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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Reviewed 26 March 2021

I visited Kerehaklu with my family in early 2021 to take a break from the city.

We booked two cottages - they were clean and well-maintained, exactly what we needed after the long drive to Chickmanglur. The cottages provide a brilliant view of the estate. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping was every bit as incredible as we expected it to be.

The food (and coffee! - but more on that later) was delicious. We were offered hot meals (thanks to Mr Raju and Ms Bhagya) - rice, dal, sabzi, fruits and a dessert were typically on offer. Beverages such as coffee and tea were also available on order.

The best part about Kerehaklu were the treks and tours. The host - Mr Ajoy - provided an informational pamphlet on the treks that visitors could take while staying there, ordered according to difficulty and coded by colour. We took at least three treks, all of which were incredibly scenic. Ajoy also took us on a jeep tour across the estate, detailing the various plants and animals that live in the region. He also gave great insight into the coffee production process at Kerehaklu, and answered all our questions with patience. When we asked where we could get pepper vines and local pickles, he generously provided us with saplings from his own nursery and brought us pickles from the town.

This review would be incomplete without mentioning coffee. Though I typically don't drink coffee, I drank at least three cups a day because it was so delicious. We were also enlightened on the method and manner of brewing coffee by Pranoy, who gave us an enjoyable session on coffee tasting.

Kerehaklu is a great place to visit, especially if you're looking to take a break from everything that a city brings, such as traffic, noise and a reliable internet connection! I highly recommend Kerehaklu to anyone who loves to walk and soak in the greenery and fresh air that the estate provides.

Room tip: All rooms have good views.
Date of stay: February 2021
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2021

Thank you very much for the very kind sentiments that you have expressed in your review. We are indeed glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Our very best wishes to you and the family.

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Reviewed 24 March 2021

My partner and I did a 3N4D stay at Kerehaklu during my birthday week. It's a beautiful property nestled amidst a coffee estate, and the slightly elevated rooms lend the feel of staying in a tree house. If you're a nature lover, it's the perfect place to be as you wake up to the chirping of birds and beautiful sunshine. It's definitely not a place for people wary of co-habiting with insects like lizards and spiders [we weren't :)], as you're literally living in the middle of a forest. There are trails around that you can explore too.

Ajoy is a very warm and terrific host. We really enjoyed the one-hour open jeep safari, where he drove us through the forest explaining the nitty gritties of the coffee plants and the history of the region. Special mention to Raju and his wife, who prepared the meals that were fresh, local and delicious. We had signed up for a two-meals-per-day plan but ended up having all our meals there.

If you're not travelling with you own vehicle, getting out of Kerehaklu will be a bit of a hassle (and expensive, given cab rates) since Chikmaglur centre is a few kilometres away. And there's very limited mobile connectivity, so if you're looking to to a digital detox, it's the right place.

It was a great experience overall and we'll definitely go back when the weather is cooler!

Date of stay: March 2021
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2021

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us here at Kerehaklu and are glad to note that you enjoyed your visit and are also very grateful for the kind remarks that you have made therein. With our warm regards to both of you.

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