If you're considering whether to pick Villa Urvinkhan for your vacation/getaway, here's what you need to do right now: Book a room and just.. Go.
This one is a total no-brainer. We had our apprehensions as well as we made our way up the mud road. But once this gorgeous place looms into view... every single nagging doubt will be wiped straight off and you will forget the hectic roads, the deadlines, all your tensions and sink into the wonderful, luxurious and brilliant dream that is Villa Urvinkhan.
Clean, well maintained et al are for other residences, this place was sublime. Our party of five had two rooms in a cottage with a breath-taking view, gorgeous furniture and a bathroom I could happily spend a couple of lifetimes in. All the other facilities provided, specifically the infinity pool overlooking a scene of such beauty and grandeur are so wonderful... that all you are reduced to are a series of sighs. By the time we had the food, the fact that it was excellent was not even a surprise or a thing of wonder anymore.
There are several activities: cycling, fishing, trekking, bird watching and the management is ever vigilant to the needs of its guests. Special mention goes to Shantalakshmi who was the perfect host and ensured that our stay was nothing short of brilliant. Here, you don't feel as though you're some nameless entity in a hotel where the waiters mechanically smile at you, at Villa Urvinkhan you get the warmth of a homestay coupled with luxury, decadence AND it's situated bang in the middle of one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen..
Please note that this review or pictures can in no way convey just how wonderful this place is. I am certain that I've missed a hundred little things, all of which made the whole so much greater and awesomer than its parts. We started missing this place the second we drove out of the estate. I am already planning my second (during the monsoons) and third (winter) to this place.
What are you waiting for? Go go go!!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Villa Urvinkhan India/Karnataka - Chikkamagalur