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Valley of Birds Homestay
G.M Farm Tanigebyle Post - 577129 Tarikere Taluk Chikmagalur District Karnataka, South India.
Historical / Heritage
Check- in 12 noon and Check- out 11 am.
Kemmanagundi, the name is derived from three Kannada words, Kempu - red, Mannu - soil and Gundi - place, together meaning a place with red soil. The drive to Kemmanagundi in this magnificent mountain range stretching 70 kilometers by road from Chikmagalur to Kemmanagundi and then down to Kalhattigiri is spectacular and a once in a life time experience. The eye catching scenery on all four sides as you drive this stretch is breath taking. This range is often compared to Switzerland in Europe and is referred to as the paradise of Karnataka. HRH Krishnaraje Wodeyar IV the Maharaja of Mysore used this place as his summer retreat. As you drive up this magical terrain through dense forests and coffee plantations, you see wild animals and jungle fowl crossing the snake like winding road that passes through rolling pastures, with mountains to your right and deep valleys on your left. The swirling mist, howling wind, and gurgling streams that flow with crystal clear herb and mineral infused water from springs in these mountains, scream to revitalize and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
Valley of Birds Homestay is a simple Farm House with modern amenities, situated 3500 feet above sea level in the Western Ghats at the foothills of Kemmanagundi, a hill station that was the summer retreat of the former Maharaja of Mysore, HRH Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Kemmanagundi is about 250 km from Bangalore. Nestled in a scenic valley amidst the environs of Mother Nature on a seven acre Areca nut and Coffee plantation (five hundred meters from Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary), Valley of Birds Homestay is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate in rural surroundings. Take a long walk in the jungle, visit the famous hills, shrines and water falls of Kemmanagundi or just kick back and enjoy the distance from urbanization.
Activities • Escorted walks in the jungle for the adventurous. • Bird watching in Bhadra wildlife sanctuary which is 500 meters from the homestay. Bhadra sanctuary has more than 300 species of birds, some endemic to this region and some migratory. • Escorted treks to Kemmanagundi from the home stay for the physically fit (7 km one way, of which 5 km is a steep climb). • Cycling • Indoor games like Chess, Carrom and Darts. • Day trips can be arranged to any of the following locations of tourist interest and approximate distance from Valley of Birds Homestay is as below. • To Kallathigiri Temple - 9 Km • To Kallathigiri Falls - 10.5 Km • To Kemmanagundi - 22 Km • To Hebbe Falls - 32 Km • To Amriteshwara Temple - 39 Km • To Mullayangiri Hills - 54 Km • To Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary - 55 Km • To Bababudangiri - 60 Km • To Lion Safari / Elephant ride (Shimoga) - 77 Km
Driving Directions Bangalore –Tumkur – Tiptur – Arsikere – Kadur - Birur. At Birur five roads circle, turn left and drive 13 km to reach Lingadahalli. Immediately after the forest check post, turn right at the Lingadahalli gas station towards Kemmanagundi. Driving Directions from Lingadahalli to Valley of Birds Homestay. From the Lingadahalli gas station, drive 8.5 km towards Kemmanagundi to reach Ballavara post. At the ‘T’ junction in Ballavara, turn right and drive 4 km towards Colony. At Colony, continue on straight past a small bridge and after about 400 feet, the road branches into two. Take the one on your right, and in 2 km you are in Jayapura. On reaching Jaipura, continue on straight for a kilometer, you pass another small bridge, after this you pass Thanigebailu school. 200 feet past the school is a mud road with the forest office on your left and an old building with a few shops on your right. Follow the mud road between these buildings for a kilometer. On your right you will see a big tall tree besides which is the Homestay. In case you get lost, please enquire for GM Farm or call on any of the telephone numbers provided. (The last 6 kilometers drive to the home stay from Ballavara is bumpy roads. For vehicles with low Clearance please drive with caution.
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