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Another man looking out for the niche traveller is Ajoy Thipaiah. Six years ago, this coffee planter opened the doors of his four-cottage Kerehaklu Eco Retreat in Aldur, a tiny village 275 km from Bangalore. "We welcome travellers with ecological sensibilities," says Thipaiah
Accommodation is in four comfortable cottages, the food is local Malnad, the ambience entirely rustic. No fear of television or telephone here, all you can and should do here is go for walks in the surrounding spice, coffee and vanilla plantation, bird watch, hike or fish
If you are like us, looking for a peaceful couple of days, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, then trust me you will find your heaven at Kerehaklu. Soak up your senses in what is called pure tranquility and enjoy nature at its best - among green coffee trails, hundreds of chirping birds and 100% fresh air
The cabins are more than suitable & the location is beautiful, surrounded by bush, coffee trees and wildlife. There is a great patio with a fire for evening gatherings & the dining area is clean and the food great. The cabins have power & hot water with shower & toilet facilities. This is a great spot which I would most certainly stay again on my next visit