Yesterday I made mention of my recent trip to Coorg, in Karnataka, and stay at Honey Pot Homes. For those who were interested, here are some more photos.
Honey Pot Homes has three cottages, grouped together overlooking the coffee plantation. They’re located a short distance from the host’s residence.
The cottages have a communal patio that’s attractively furnished with chairs, tables, and large umbrellas. There’s also a tree house nestled nearby in the plantation, which guests can dine in.
Inside, the cottages are modern and spacious. Each has a loft, which sleeps an additional two people.
Honey Pot Homes is set on a 225 acre coffee plantation, with a stream running through it. It’s possible to explore the plantation and walking tours are conducted daily in the afternoon. The estate has a long history, and has been in the hosts’ family for over 150 years.
The plantation has both Arabica and Robusta coffee plants. They’re harvested from November to February, then the beans are dried and roasted. Plants flower again nine days after the first rainfall for the year is received in March/April.
Pepper is also grown on the estate. The pepper plants climb the trees which provide shade to the coffee plants.
One of the benefits of staying at a homestay is the delicious home cooked food that’s served. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Amongst other things, the hosts especially made one of my favourite Indian foods — fish curry. As they are a Muslim family, they were even kind enough to cook me beef, which I really appreciated.
The hosts were so warm and welcoming, I really felt like part of their family. It was an unforgettable experience.
The cottages at Honey Pot Homes cost 3,300 rupees (around US$70) per night, including breakfast.