amenities

  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
  • Library
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Parking
  • Study/Work table
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
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  • 4G network
  • Bathroom essentials
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
  • Library
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Parking
  • Study/Work table
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
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the space

Set in one of the highest and rainiest regions of Coorg, this charming home is nestled within 25 acres of a thirty-year-old certified organic farm. Run by a naturalist and organic farmer and his multitalented wife, Estate of Mind offers a chance to explore the unique biodiversity and landscape of this region. Known for its soft rolling hills, where lush tropical rainforests grow between rich grassland and fertile valleys, this region houses a stunning array of flora and fauna.

 

The hosts use traditional methods to harvest their produce, be it roasting their coffee, picking and drying their tea and cardamom, or growing native strains of rice. They enjoy a diet that is almost entirely organic, including their dairy (from native breeds) while being actively involved in the reforestation of native trees across the estate. They are also restoring their paddy fields into a wetland area.

 

Witness a magnificent Champaca tree as you enter the premises, estimated to be over 1500 years old! During the summer rains, the entire estate is covered with millions of fireflies, making this an unmissable experience. Here is a prime example of how sustainable agricultural practices can co-exist within a thriving forest ecosystem.

comforts

There are two categories of rooms within the estate. They sit under rainforest trees, all with a lovely view of the lush natural surroundings. The first two rooms overlooking the valley are rustic, warm, and cosy, with a large porch under a traditional tiled roof, held by beautiful handcrafted wooden pillars and red oxide flooring. The rooms come with attached baths and a cute wooden attic. The highlight of this cottage is that you don’t see a single light source at night, only the stunning starry night.

 

There are two additional cottages consisting of large rooms with attached bathrooms and a fireplace, surrounded by coffee and banana crops. These rooms are ideal for larger groups of 5 to 6 guests The property is operational throughout the year.

food

Expect nutritious, freshly cooked, organic, and seasonal meals at the property. From the jams, honey, bread, vegetables, fruits, coffee, tea, curry, and rice, everything is grown and harvested within the estate or sourced from ethical farms. The cuisine is typically South Indian with a wonderful spread and selection of dishes. The hosts are quite innovative with what they have in the pantry. The food served here is completely vegetarian.

ideal for

The estate is ideal for people who would like to understand the science of ethical farming, naturalists, birders, hikers, daydreamers, and herpetology enthusiasts. It’s a haven for art students, yoga and meditation retreats, stargazers, researchers, scientists, readers, and writers. Those who want to rest and rejuvenate their body, mind, and soul, will find the solitude and quiet they seek here.

getting there

The property is located about 12 km from Madikeri town. Accurate details will be provided at the time of confirmation.

things to do

Take quiet walks around the estate watching birds and tracking their calls. Enjoy a guided estate tour with the host as he dives deep into the perils of unethical, large-scale farming, explaining how small farms can sustain large groups of the community. Depending on the season, you can see the timeline of a coffee berry, tea leaves, and spices. The region is ideal for exploring the unique grassland and rainforest habitats with guided walks to traditional sacred groves, mountain tops, forests, and charming streams.

 

The area is also home to over 200 species of birds. From March to April, it is firefly season, and the entire estate is lit up by these illuminating wonders of nature. Interestingly, you can even learn to grow your own food by working on the farm. Participate in various farm activities such as tea picking, coffee picking, vegetable gardening, or even take the cows out grazing!

price

Cost per night

Rs. 4,725 + 5% GST = Rs. 4,961 for 01 or 02 adults in 01 room

Rs. 5,775 + 5% GST = Rs. 6,064 for 03 adults in 01 room

Children 5-10 years are charged 50% and children above 10 years are considered adults.
In all, we have 3 rooms with a maximum capacity of 3 in two rooms and 4 in one room.

 

Cost includes – Accommodation, breakfast, guided plantation tour, all applicable taxes, and 5% service charges.

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