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Gonakal Homestay

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Thogarihankal Post, Tarikere Road, Chikamagalur 577101, India
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Gonakal Homestay
Ranked #5 of 57 Chikamagalur B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good homestay with warm family and friendly people. A Must stay for family vacations. Easy access to many tourist spots in Chikmagalur. The family has very good knowledge of the locaities and can be quite resourceful to meet your requests. Will definitely recommend for all my near and dear ones, will like to visit again. Our stay was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is beautiful with excellent view of mountain range, add to it great hosts who take care of their guests very well. Liked everything about this place starting from booking with Anudeep and welcome by his father and mother and complete stay of 2 nights, 3 days. There is nothing much to do around here, but place is heavenly to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a family vacation at gonakal homestay and its indeed a very good place to stay. excellent ambiance, nice view , well maintained cottages and rooms. Very delicious food and above all, the hospitality of the Homestay owners is excellent. Definitely i will recommend this place to people who are looking for a homestay in chikmagaLur.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there last weekend for couple of days and never felt like I am away from my home. Giri sir is a down to earth person and gets engaged with all the guests very well. He also guides what to do while you stay there. Good food by his wife kept our taste buds happy as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gonakal home stay is situated in middle of thick forest and the surroundings are absolutely breath taking. If you enjoy nature, you will love it. The house itself is a 300 year old typical South Indian house. The rooms are simple and basic but immaculately maintained. The courtyard of the house is beautiful. Around the house you can go for... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there with friends. Hosts are very nice folks and very hospitable. Good food, great rooms, awesome view and bonfire under open skies. Cant be better then that. Location of the homestay is the biggest plus. It is some distance from the main road and have to drive through jungle to reach the house. A night stroll on this road... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The homestay has a beautiful location, I stayed in the Wooden cottage it's the warmest room and is completely sound proof. Good home cooked food. Excellent service. Very hospitable people. Value for money. Overall great experience. I would love to stay there again. Can't explain the experience should be in first hand :p

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place good people good fun and a very nice view lost of nice things u Can see at gonakal homestly would! love to go back soon good experience and a lovely atmosphere wouldn't feel like leaving... at all yummy food cute dogs and very sweet people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We just finished our third visit in three years at Gonakal! I guess that should be enough for a review :-) What comes to my mind when I think of Gonakal is location, location and location! It's perfectly located with beautiful cloudy mountains right in front. With unlimited fresh coffee, tranquil surroundings, unmatched hospitality and excellent malnad cuisine, we wouldn't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I wanted to go to chikmagalur for long time. Finally got a chance on 21st June. I heard about Gonakal Homestay through facebook. Most of them were positive so went ahead with it. I booked two rooms as there were four of us. I had booked Heritage rooms in advance. But just when we were about to reach the homestay,... More

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Address: Thogarihankal Post, Tarikere Road, Chikamagalur 577101, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Chikamagalur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Gonakal Homestay India/Karnataka - Chikamagalur

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Experience hospitality at its best at Gonakal, a 360 years old heritage abode midst the scenic beauty of Malnad's lush green forests, widespread coffee plantations and the intoxicating aroma of the black pepper creepers. Situated at just 24 ks from Chikkamagalur, Gonakal has a history of more than 700 years earmarked by Tipu Sultan's visit and the reign of the Hoysalas. A famous temple dedicated to the triumphant warriors of the glorious past is at a stone throw distance. Dwelt by six generations of Royal family, Gonakal is located on the road connecting Chikkamagalur and Tarikere. The unmatched melody of streams trickling down the valley while sipping steaming hot coffee augments the already perfect evenings. Find yourself very close to nature as you listen to the silent call of the passing clouds. Homely Malnad dishes unheard of in other regions makes the stay all the more special and enjoyable. ... more   less 
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