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Reviewed 11 November 2021

Kerehaklu plantations is located at the edge of Bhadra National Park, with plenty of walking trails (within plantation), good food, and wonderful hosts - Ajoy and Pranoy - who are always there to help you with anything you might need. It's a great place to just relax, have a digital detox :) and enjoy (self-guided) Plantation walks & bird-watching !! Ajoy has lot of knowledge of local ecology and is passionate about conservation. It's great to talk to him on his efforts, and how he has diversified his plantation for other produce. A highly recommended place indeed !!

Date of stay: October 2021
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here with us at Kerehaklu. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was pleasure hosting all of you. With our very best wishes.

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Reviewed 29 May 2021

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, charming Kerehaklu may be just the place for you! A different kind of bustle is all around you at Kerehaklu - from peahens nesting, to coffee being processed, it’s a wonderful world of its own.

Ajoy and Pranoy were the most gracious hosts. Their passion is infectious and it was a treat listening to their stories about the plantation, the wildlife and the importance of coexistence.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they took care to ensure that we were the only guests at the property during our stay. The cabins are very well appointed and the food that Raju and Bhagya prepare is just spectacular!

Being at Kerehaklu felt like a once in a life time experience and we can’t wait to be back :)

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2021

Hello there! We are extremely sorry we missed this review that you very kindly sent in and that we are also very grateful for the kind sentiments that you have expressed. We are so glad to learn that you liked your stay here with us and we will look forward to seeing you here again. With our very best wishes to you.

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Reviewed 5 May 2021

We spent a few days at Kerehaklu in the middle of April. One of the reasons I put off writing a review for this long was that no blurb of text seemed to do justice to describing the awesomeness of the place, the people that run it and the creatures that inhabit it. But I'm no artist or musician (though many of Kerehaklu's guests unsurprisingly have been), so this medium will have to do.

Kerehaklu is wonderful and surreal in a way very few places manage to be. It professes to be a coffee plantation on a hill. But it really is an abundant ecosystem that's cared for by Ajoy and Pranay Thipaiah, who tend to the land, its plants and animals with an earnestness that's rare and admirable. The cabins are spacious, comfortable and clean. Because they're built on raised platforms, sitting out on the balcony comes pretty close to feeling like you're in a treehouse. We spent our days waking up to a cacophony of jungle sounds, eating the deliciously flavourful food cooked up by Raju and Bhagya, drinking the phenomenal coffee grown at Kerehaklu, taking walks, encountering Bison (without incident :P) and listening to Ajoy and Pranoy enthusiastically talk about their lives there and their plans for it. Ajoy and Pranoy were always around (without being the least bit intrusive) to help us take in the place better. Both of them are extremely generous with their time despite having plenty to do. They also made sure, as a precautionary COVID protocol, that there were no other guests while we were there.

We left feeling rejuvenated and fulfilled in so many ways. We'd go back to Kerehaklu in a heartbeat!

Date of stay: April 2021
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2021

Thank you so very much for reviewing your stay here with us at Kerehaklu. We are extremely humbled by the kind words of appreciation and sentiments that you have expressed therein. It was a pleasure hosting both of you and please accept our very best wishes.

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Reviewed 26 April 2021

My stay at Kerehaklu was wonderful in so many ways. The hosts, Ajoy and Pranoy, a father-son duo, were so warm and interesting; the forest so pristine; the staff (Raju and Bhagya) always happy to provide steaming cups of coffee and cook excellent food (make sure to ask for neer dosas).

The drive around with Ajoy and coffee walk with Pranoy were stellar and their commitment to the plantation and the forest is obvious for anyone to see.

Would highly recommend.

P.S.: Kiwi (their sweet puppy) is very, very cute <3

Date of stay: April 2021
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here with us. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay. With our very best wishes to you.

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Reviewed 22 April 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ajoy Thipaiah, Owner at Kerehaklu, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 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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