Homestay FAQ’s

FAQs – Frequently Asked Question. We have tried to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions. For the informational purpose. We have added few more details which is worth to read and understand.

Essential Items for Eco-Friendly Travel

Are there any pets in the house?

Cat and Dogs

Yes dogs, it is necessary for us to keep them for safety.

Is smoking allowed in the house?

No, strictly smoking is not allowed inside house but can smoke outside.

Is loud music & screaming is allowed?

No, we do not allow loud music or DJs at the homestay, in order to minimise the disturbance to the surrounding environment and to maintain the tranquil and peaceful nature of the surroundings.

What should I bring?

Weather here is changeable, and we’re at Western Ghats core region, bringing jacket is a good idea.

What about meals?

Akki Rotti

Meals are included. We serve breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea and dinner which are inclusions of your package. Three times food is included in package since there are no good restaurants available nearby.

Are there ATMs nearby?

The nearest ATM is around 15 kilometers from our homestay. To avoid inconvenience we recommend you to carry enough cash on you.

How many people can you accommodate at once?

There are five rooms at our homestay as per the rules. We can accommodate 20 guests on triple/four sharing basis. Further, we can accommodate up to 5 more people with extra mattress.

What cuisines do you serve?

We serve authentic Malnad food.

Monsoon Alert

We want to ensure you have a wonderful experience during your visit. While we try to anticipate and address any unforeseen circumstances, there are times when unexpected events, such as heavy rains, may occur due to the onset of the monsoons in Mudigere, Chikmagalur. In such situations, there is a possibility of trees or power lines falling down, which could temporarily impact certain facilities in the whole district or ceiling tiled roofs being displaced which may result in small leaks. Rest assured, we will make every effort to promptly resolve any issues that may arise. However, please understand that in some cases, it may take until the next day to fully address them. We would also like to inform you that occasional electricity disruptions might affect in rainy days. Nonetheless, we do have a reliable power backup system in place to minimize any inconveniences caused. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we appreciate your understanding and patience. Thank you for choosing to stay with us!

What is a Homestay & How it is different from a Hotel Stay ?

A Homestay is very similar to a hotel but with the grace of a home-like ambience. Guests stay in a family home or nearby. Homestays provide the same comfort to people like a reputed hotel. 

More elaborately, a Homestay is a cultural exchange between a local family and the group/family who visit as guests. Many tourists who come to Chikmagalur stay in hotels and hence, rarely get an opportunity to experience Indian Hospitality. The people of Chikmagalur welcome guests with open arms and offer the warmest experience.

How does a Homestay work?

Guests & Host interact with one another and share knowledge about their cultures, regions and cuisines to make for a wholesome and unforgettable experience.

Who are my Hosts?

Generally, the hosts are families who stay in the house and in some cases they could be caretakers of the place. Most homestay are small family-owned spaces.

What are the Benefits of a Homestay?

A unique out-of-the-box experience with a local family.
Customised Service.
More opportunities to explore the local area with a localite and have an immersive experience.
Local cuisine and indigenous produce that is seldom offered in hotels.

How do I make a reservation for a Homestay?

First of all, Let us know the total members and dates you are planning to visit. We will revert you with the availability and payment details. Pay an advance and reserve your stay.


Frequently asked questions about pets

  • You must inform at the time of booking, before you arrive, regarding your need to bring your animal companion.
  • Pets will be charged. Requires extra cleaning inside room.
  • You are responsible for all damages to premises caused by pet and cost will be dealt on case to case basis.
  • Your pets must be even tampered, well behaved, sociable and in good health.
  • You have to bring food for pets, bed-linen or bed sheets for your pets to sleep.
  • Safety and complete responsibility of your pet is yours.