For those who love nature, with hundreds of local trees and young coffee plants, Three Wooded Acres, 8km from Madikeri in Coorg, is amazingly green and serene. Look forward to lazing in your own private patio in front of your room, over a cup of brew of your choice, read a book or bond with family and friends over one of many board games from the Library. This quaint little place also has its own weather station and you can get your personal weather forecast!
The afternoons at Three Wooded Acres come alive with loud musical Cicadas. The glittering glow worms at night are a sight not to be missed. Enjoy the warmth of the bonfire sitting around the low rock wall. For bird lovers, there are a lot of birds to be spotted early mornings and evenings including a family of Hornbills and Paradise flycatchers. Take a leisurely stroll through the pathways or hike up to the nearby Nishani Betta peak or the Koot Holey Lake. Or experience the calmness of the Bhadrakali temple and its dense Deverakadu forest.
In the small library, you will also find an interesting collection of old and new books and maps on Coorg including a copy of the first survey map of Coorg in 1816
Its about 260 kms from Bangalore depending on where you start from. And 8kms from Madikeri.
It takes between 5hrs 20mins with one break, and 6hrs 30mins with plenty, to get there.
Bangalore-Mandya-Srirangapatna (slick 4 lane all the way) – turn towards Ranganthittu and take the bypass to Hunsur Road (20 kms of backroad) – Hunsur – Periyapatna – Kushalnagara – Madikeri. The roads are done up recently and smooth all the way!
From Madikeri – head past Raja’s Seat – towards Club Mahindra.
Things to do Nearby
A short and easy hike to the Koot holey lake through the country side.
Bhadrakali temple is revered by the locals and is a short walk away. The temple hosts a colourful annual festival in April and for rest of years, it’s a quiet retreat.
Nishani Betta in the Galibeedu Range – a short hike (2-3 hour round trip) through lush green forest with great views from the top.
Abbey falls – Not to be missed, Abbey falls are about 10 kms from Three Wooded Acres by road (or if you are truly adventurous, you can even hike to the top of the falls following the stream the originates from Koot Holey). The Abbey Falls is a breathtaking waterfall where the stream cascades down a rockface from a height of about 70 feet. You can view the Falls from the hanging bridge built across the gorge.
Golden Temple in Kushalnagar – The Tibetan settlement at Kushalnagar is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There are over 7,000 monks and students at the Tibetan monastery. The main attraction at the Golden Temple is the 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues.
Mandalpatti mountain range – about 25 kms from Madikeri town, Mandlpatti is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Coorg. Once you reach the top of the mountain the views that unfold are breathtaking.
Mercara Fort – 9 kms away, is an interesting old Fort built in last quarter of 17 th century.
Browsing through the old town – explore the town on foot. Check out the spices and local Coorg Honey.
TalaKaveri – This is the origin of river Kaveri on the eastern slopes of Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude. Its about 50kms away and about an hour and half of beautiful drive through the mountains.
Bhagamandala, 40 kms away is the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi is said to join from underground. There are small beautiful temples in town.
You can always drop in to our property near Bhagamandala for coffee!
Some dos and don’ts
The rooms and common areas are strictly nonsmoking. Pets are welcome provided they don’t bother other guests/staff and stay off the furniture. In order to maintain the quietness of the place, we strongly discourage any loud music.
Kids upto 10 years of age are welcome at no charge at all (accompanying 1 per adult).
We’re pet friendly at most locations, and pets are welcome at a flat convenience charge of 250/- a day and we are happy to make pet food available at Rs 500/- a day