We had a short, yet memorable stay at this place. Since the cottages were booked, we took the deluxe room. There's a common verandah for two deluxe rooms, whereas the cottages has private verandahs. The deluxe rooms were well appointed; other than a king-size bed, there is a convertible sofa and fridge. An electric kettle is also provided. Washroom had all the required toiletries and was clean. Hot water is available in the taps & shower.
Dilip & family were on an outstation trip when we arrived, but everything was well looked after by the caretaker Muthaiyah. Upon arrival, we were served yummy cakes, coffee/tea and vada. Muthaiyah customised the menu according our food preference; this was quite important for us since we had a child with us. Food was prepared fresh, and was hot and plentiful. We also had interesting conversations with other guests. These are things which you can enjoy only in a homestay.
A 10-min trek from the homestay will take you into the midst of rolling hills with nothing but nature for company. Going even further, you can trek onto the peak of a few hills. It's not a very difficult trek but we had to abandon it in between because my son was too young to trek and we got tired of carrying him on the steep path. But even with the short trek that we did, we had awesome views and enjoyed it thoroughly.
There's a waterfall nearby which seemed popular with tourists. Also, there's a coffee plantation behind the cottages where you can go for a walk. We saw leeches on our shoes both during plantation walk & during the hill trek; not too many, but this is something to be mindful of.
Another thing to note is the approach road. At Cheyandane, once you turn away from the main road towards the homestay, the road gets bad. This goes for ~2kms and then you encounter an excellent concrete road which goes all the way till the homestay & beyond. However, this road is not very wide; with some big vehicles taking tourists to the waterfall, navigating when you encounter another vehicle might turn tricky.
Overall, this place is best suited for a relaxing holiday with family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Kabbe Holidays is one of my favourite places in Coorg. Unspoilt and spectacularly beautiful, the hills are truly alive with the sounds of nature. Breathtaking waterfalls crash down into the valley and the air is so pure and always fresh. Summer, monsoon or winter, Kabbe Holidays is the one place in Coorg closest to heaven on earth."-Prasad BidapaFashion and Image Consultant (Comment from one of our guests) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kabbe Holidays Coorg