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Gonakal Homestay

Thogarihankal Post, Tarikere Road, Chikamagalur 577101, India
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Gonakal Homestay
Ranked #4 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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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago

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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Bangalore, India
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A serene and blissful place located at the foot of the mountains,a landscape that is forever etched in my memory. Loved the authentic malnad style cuisine. The fact that there is absolutely no phone network near or at the house adds to the charm. And yes I cant forget the piping hot coffee they served. I strongly recommend this place... More

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Mangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The location is very scenic, the house is very traditinal and well maintained, hosts are very humble and co-operative. we as a family had a very good time and kids very much enjoyed the plantation walk. we really loved the peace and serinity of the place.Food was very good and the service was exellent. Hosts were cool and hopitality was... More

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Accra, Ghana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at the Gonakal homestay a couple of weeks ago. It's a gorgeous 350 year old home with a spectacular view. The hosts (Anudeep and his family) were charming, warm and generous.The rooms were impeccably well maintained and the best part was the great local food and endless cups of coffee served. It's a great... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Before I start my review, let me inform you that this is a long version of my review. The Review: Intro: What do you expect of a good holiday? A fun-filled drive amidst highways/mountains,an awesome weather, and that point of your journey when you have reached your destination and you are all fascinated with the breathtaking view. That is exactly... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Last week me & my friends stayed here at this beautiful place for 3 days. It was an wonderful experience. The view from the place was breathtaking.The Food was amazing. Perfect weather to chill with friends & family. And after we went there we got to know that the house is 300 yrs old and it looks superb well maintained.... 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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