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GundiMane Home Stay, is a plantation house situated on top of a hill facing acres of green areca plantation. The Home Stay is situated in the heart of the Western Ghats, 45kms from Sagar in Shimoga District and just 19kms from the world famous Jogfalls. GundiMane is also one of a very few homestays in the Western Ghats to be certified by the Department of Tourism, Karnataka State. Gundimane is built in an elevated and sprawling area that gives you a bird’s eye view of malnad region. It is surrounded by hillocks and situated in a valley. Serene and tranquil atmosphere help you to be one with nature.

It is a tourist’s paradise with its misty hills, lush greenery and vast stretches of areca plantations. Add to that the unmatched hospitality of GundiMane, and you’ve got yourself the perfect getaway. Nestled in its tranquil surroundings, GundiMane is a home-away-from-your-home. If you’re tired of the hum-drum and rush of everyday city life and are in need of rejuvenation, GundiMane is the place for you. By doing away with hustle-bustle of city life, you will really experience the inner-peace, if at all you are searching for it. Come, fill your lungs with fresh air, clear your thoughts, relax your mind and get started all over again with renewed vigour.

Accommodation


Our concept and conviction is to provide you with “malnad hospitality” in a cosy home located amidst lush green hilly region of malenadu – the land of forest. It is “a home away from home” in the real sense of term. GundiMane has a built up area of 40sqs with all amenities such as airy and spacious living, dining hall, along with 4 bedrooms and sit-outs to enjoy the scenic beauty of this spot. An Inverter and a Generator provide power back-up in case of power failure ensuring constant electricity and water.

There are 4 rooms with attached bathrooms available for accommodation at GundiMane. The rooms are clean and are personally attended to. Hot water is available round the clock (solar). Also, a common verandah is available where you can simply sit in a chair and take in the surroundings. If you are lucky, you can catch a glimpse of bisons and deers grazing in the adjacent hill.

You can also go around the farm at your own leisurely pace.  A guide can be arranged to take you around. Also, you can mingle freely with the hosts to see them milking the cows, and doing other household duties that are a part of life for the people in this region.

Havyaka Food


For those who haven’t yet tasted “havyaka” delicacies, here’s an opportunity to sample authentic and traditional havyaka home-made dishes. Havyaka, is a clan of Brahmins who are settled in and around Shimoga, Chickmagalur, Uttara-Kannada and Dakshina-Kannada districts. They speak a dialect called “havyaka kannada”, which is a variant of kannada closer to halegannada (old kannada). They are pure vegetarians who know a lot of “grandmother’s recipes” which are very beneficial to health.

As you know, the malnad people are noted for the extra-ordinary hospitality they shower on their guests. We provide nutritious and hygienic food prepared out of locally available leaves, roots and such other vegetables that you might have never tasted. Most of the vegetables are grown inside the farm and are organic in nature. Mouth-watering dishes and lip-smacking sweets, which you relish here will surely be lingering in your mind for a long time and will be pulling you back to this place repeatedly.

Breakfast includes two items which could be any of Dosa, Chapathi, Idli, avalakki, uppit and others served with chutneys prepared with exotic leaves which are therapeutic in nature. If you are familiar with havyaka recipes, requested recipe can be prepared at no additional cost. Tea/coffee will also be served. Also, drinks like majjige, cocum juice etc are provided depending upon the season.

Lunch and Dinner: Only vegetarian food is served consisting of rice, sambhar, varieties of tambalis (a very tasty havyaka speciality made from varieties of leaves), gojju (a variety of chutney), hashi (another havyaka delicacy similar to raitha). Sweets can be obbattu also known as holige, todedavvu etc. Please do a google search on “havyaka recipes” to get more information on havyaka food, if needed.

You can also find some products like Honey, Black Pepper, Cashew nut, Areca nut, Jaggery, Cocum etc in the HomeStay at reasonable prices. Most of these are home-grown. Please note that the availability of these items is season and stock dependent. Please enquire about these products at the HomeStay itself.

Booking


PROCEDURE TO RESERVE:

Check the availability by calling the reservation numbers (9900956760, 9980100975, 9980100576). 9900956760 is the preferred number.

Send an email to gundimane@gmail.com with your intended date of reservation along with your mobile number. One of us will reply with the tariff, bank account details and other necessary details regarding your stay.

Deposit 100% of the accommodation amount into our account and send us the screenshot of the transfer done. One of us would confirm the receipt and confirm your reservation immediately via email.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

If booking is cancelled more than 10 days in advance, 50% of the amount is refunded. If it is cancelled between 5 to 10 days, 25% of the amount is refunded. No amount is refunded if the booking is cancelled 5 days in advance.

Contact


You can get in touch with us using any of the following modes.

Email: gundimane@gmail.com
Phone: 9900956760, 9980100975, 9980100576

Please feel free to write to us about your feedback/suggestions/concerns.