Valley of Birds Homestay – Home Away From Home

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Valley of Birds Homestay is a simple Farm House with modern amenities, situated 3500 feet above sea level in the Western Ghats at the foothills of Kemmanagundi in Chikmagalur District, Karnataka, a hill station that was the summer retreat of the former Maharaja of Mysore, HRH Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Kemmanagundi is about 250 km from Bangalore. 

Nestled in a scenic valley amidst the environs of Mother Nature on a seven acre Areca nut and Coffee plantation (five hundred meters from Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary), Valley of Birds Homestay is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate in rural surroundings. Take a long walk in the jungle, visit the famous hills, shrines and water falls of Kemmanagundi or just kick back and enjoy the distance from urbanization.

With the concept of homestays being considered the best alternative to hotel accommodation in the hospitality industry, Valley of Birds helps you get an insider’s perspective on the area and lets you experience the culture, cuisine and hospitality of a third generation Coffee planter’s family from this Coffee belt in its pristine elements. The Homestay is run by George Bird, whose grandfather Fredrick Daniel Meppen was a pioneer Coffee planter from Europe. He started coffee cultivation on a large scale in Chikmagalur district and is mentioned in the Planters’ Chronicle, the holy grail of Coffee cultivation.

The Homestay is surrounded by a wide variety of flowering plants and fruit trees that were planted to attract and encourage birds to feed and rest undisturbed in peace and tranquility. It offers nature lovers and bird watchers a chance to enjoy them in their naturel environment to which they flock in large numbers during the fruiting season. 

Nestled in a scenic valley amidst the environs of Mother Nature on a seven acre Areca nut and Coffee plantation (five hundred meters from Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary), Valley of Birds Homestay is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate in rural surroundings. Take a long walk in the jungle, visit the famous hills, shrines and water falls of Kemmanagundi or just kick back and enjoy the distance from urbanization.

 

With the concept of homestays being considered the best alternative to hotel accommodation in the hospitality industry, Valley of Birds helps you get an insider’s perspective on the area and lets you experience the culture, cuisine and hospitality of a third generation Coffee planter’s family from this Coffee belt in its pristine elements. The Homestay is run by George Bird, whose grandfather Fredrick Daniel Meppen was a pioneer Coffee planter from Europe. He started coffee cultivation on a large scale in Chikmagalur district and is mentioned in the Planters’ Chronicle, the holy grail of Coffee cultivation.

 

The Homestay is surrounded by a wide variety of flowering plants and fruit trees that were planted to attract and encourage birds to feed and rest undisturbed in peace and tranquility. It offers nature lovers and bird watchers a chance to enjoy them in their naturel environment to which they flock in large numbers during the fruiting season.