Situated within a tropical rainforest amidst green plantations of coffee and pepper, Honey Valley's Chingaara Estate offers its guests a sojourn into nature from the comforts of a relaxing guest house.
With a private waterfall flowing down from mist covered hills, a virgin forest teeming with biodiversity, and the aromatic presence of the coffee plantations all around you, Chingaara welcomes you with ample nourishment for your senses as well as your soul.
The location of Honey Valley's Chingaara Estate, deep within one of India's oldest rainforests, offers an abundance of opportunities for a soul seeking connection and rejuvenation in nature. An ideal place to engage in everything from hiking to bird watching to enjoying the pleasure of doing nothing, Honey Valley's Chingaara Estate has something for everyone - the serious outdoor enthusiast looking to summit Coorg's highest peak, Mt.Tadiandamol, as well as the nature lover that gladly enjoys the private waterfall, gorgeous instagrammable views and a thriving biodiversity - all within the estate grounds.
NATURE IS NOT A PLACE TO VISIT, IT IS HOME.
- Gary Snyder
SUSTAINABLE. ETHICAL. AWARE.
We have an impact. We know. We care. From the consciously
chosen locally-sourced laterite to the decades of supporting
wildlife research on our premises to empowering the nearby
tribal villages with 100% local employment...
...your choice in staying with us makes a difference .
Spacious split level rooms. 1 Double bed, plus 2 single beds on
the mezzanine. Accommodate a maximum of 4 people.
Large, airy rooms with 1 double bed and 1 single
bed. Accommodate a maximum of 3 people.
Split level rooms towards the back of the property, with a view of the
surrounding coffee estate. Accommodate a maximum of 3 people.
Independent rooms about 30 meters away from the main building. With a large
sit-out area facing the valley and estate. Accommodate a maximum of 3 people.
Double bedrooms in a stand alone bungalow. Featuring a living area,
sit out and porch. Accommodate a maximum of 2 people.
A small double-bed room on the
second floor for the price of a single.
With more than 18 hiking trails winding into the mountains, we are the most recommended hiking destination in Coorg!
Grab our hiking booklet and go walk above the clouds.
Remember the magical night sky that you could see from your Grandma's village way back when?
We will bring the stars, you bring your wonder (and maybe your telescope).
A cool breeze. A warm crackling fire. And a lot of stories to tell.
After dinner, come huddle around our complimentary common campfire*.
* weather permitting
Psst, care for the planet?
Honey Valley is a hotspot for wildlife researchers from across the world given our (intentionally conserved) thriving biological diversity.
Wake up to the unparalleled melody of the Malabar Whistling Thrush as you embark on a day in one of the world's eight 'hottest hotspots' of biological diversity.
Yes, we are famous for our frogs!
From frogs that fly to frogs that dance, with 35+ documented species of amphibians in our property, all you need to do is open your eyes and ears!
We have hosted countless species of butterflies in our nectar rich forest, & countless numbers of lepidopterologists in our butterfly rich estate.
Is your camera big enough to capture India's 2nd largest butterfly?
We are humans that evolved from hunter-gatherers to couch-potatoes.
Discomforted by too much comfort? Enquire about our secret tent accomodation.
Perhaps the only thing better than the smell of coffee...
...is the smell of coffee flowers in bloom as you hike through our all-natural estate.
A quiet place in nature, a well-stocked library, fresh homegrown coffee and an endless number of wor(l)ds to explore...
Welcome fellow reader, we know your hearts desire!
A lesson from Adaptive Leadership - playfulness and rest are key to innovative solutions.
We have everything from Scrabble to Badminton - exclusively for your inner child.
"It is awfully hard work doing nothing." - Oscar Wilde
Gift yourself the pleasure of doing nothing. It is perhaps the right thing to do.
Bring your inner child & your travel towels, for yes, it's true!
We own an entire waterfall reserved just for you - our guests.*
*Unless the summer steals it.
From painstakingly collected forest honey to homemade wine fermented from our organically grown passion fruits to homemade chocolates - a treat for your tastebuds awaits in our stock!
Remote work, work from home, workation - call it what you want - in the end, nothing beats working from the tranquility of nature.
Still want that corner office with the city view?
Imagine spreading your mat on the top of a hill and breathing in the entire panoramic valley through your eyes as you do your sun salutations.
You imagine it, we don't have to.
What could possibly be more satisfying than sipping hot chai tea and eating warm crispy pakodas in your balcony as it rains in a rainforest?
Tourism has an impact on the environment; let's minimize ours. Bringing refillable water bottles and toiletry are a great place to start!
All 3 meals are a veg buffet served at specific hours. Non-veg dishes are available if ordered in advance and are charged separately.
We are considerate of our fellow humans and the peace loving wildlife - Music or Loud noise is strongly discouraged.
Jio, Airtel & BSNL provide decent network coverage here. While we do not provide WiFi, we do have Internet access for emergency needs.
Chingaara is about 2 KM uphill from our secure parking lot, we provide the convenience of a 4x4 Jeep for the last rocky stretch.
Televisions and WiFi are intentionally not provided in any of our rooms. This is nature at its best, please enjoy it!
Check In - 12 Noon
Check Out - 11 am.
No checkin between 9 PM to 6 AM.
7+ days prior: Full refund*.
5+ days prior: 50% refund*.
No refunds thereafter.
(* Minus the GST)
...the road to happiness...
The closest bus stop to Chingaara is Kabbinakadu Junction. There are private buses from Virajpet (23 KM) and Madikeri (35 KM) to Kabbinakadu Junction at regular intervals. We also have our secure private parking lot at Kabbinakadu junction for your vehicles. Chingaara is about 2 KM uphill from the Junction. A significant portion of this last stretch is a steep uphill rocky track that is not suitable for most cars and bikes. Please call us in advance and notify us of your current position to enable us to make timely arrangements for your pick up from Kabbinakadu Junction in a 4-wheel-drive Jeep.
Chingaara Estate, Yavakapady Village Post, Kabbinakadu, Coorg (Kodagu) District, Karnataka, India - 571212