The owners of HighPoint Home Stay are Mr. Gautham Kolavara and Mrs. Bindi Gautham with agricultural background and more. Initially settled in New Zealand and down the line they founded HighPoint Home Stay to facilitate guests with accommodation. Tourist spots >Thungabadhara River >Agumbe Rain Forest >Jog Falls >Kavaledurga Fort, Kundadri & Kodachadri Hills >Shardamba Temple, Sringeri >Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary >Thyavarekoppa Tiger-Lion Safari, etc. Visit website: highpointhomestay
“The room is clean, well maintained, in Gauthams' bungalow located on a calm road. It is furnished with relatively antique furniture that adds a old-world charm to it. The lawn and small garden in front of the bungalow adds to the beauty of the place. The balcony, with its old cane furniture is a good sit out area in the evenings and mornings for musing on the day's travel. However, the best part of the stay here is the warmth and hospitality extended by the hosts. The breakfast served by Lady of the house, Bindu, is not only home-made of authentic taste but also served with real warmth. Gautham is generous with the local tips, that help you chose the best places to visit in the limited time you might have. The discussion are simulating too with his deep understanding of the coffee and arcenut estates. Other people in the house (we met Gautham's elder sister) are equally generous, warm and make you feel like you are one of their own family. All in all, a great place to stay if you are in Tirthhalli - more so for the wonderful hosts that Gautham and his family are.”
Facilities available : 24 hours hot water in 2 bathrooms out of 3, Fridge, TV, 24 hours power backup by UPS and Generator, 24 hours water Nearby tourist places to visit: Hirekodige (Kuvempu's birth place), Kuppalli, Kamandala Ganapathy Temple, Chibbalagudde, Sringeri, Kundadri, Agumbe, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Kavaledurga Fort, Sirimane Water falls, Gajanur dam, Sakrebylu elephant camp, Hornadu Temple, Kudremukh, HoKodachadri.
“Good place secluded from the town side. Plz inform the person as soon as the place is booked for them to arrange for food as the nearest town is 10 kms away and post 9pm it’s very difficult to get food as the town closes early. Apart from that peaceful soundless place. Absolutely no network so peaceful for us city people to unwind and stay in peace”
Laughing Elephants is a campsite, very fascinating and fun place to be. Located in Sharavathy valley on the banks of backwaters in the Western Ghats (near Jog falls). Choose to trek in the valleys of western ghats with our expert guides, swim for hours or opt for meditation sessions among the midst of blissful nature. Set in the midst of valley the place is also close to several historical places such as kanoor fort, ikkeri, Banavasi, Keladi and several more enchanting view points.
“It's an amazing place where you can go on the weekend to be in nature and feel refreshed. The hosts are amazing and the whole family is very friendly. Kiran has a lot of knowledge and speaking to him will enlighten you. The location of the stay is amazing. The toilets are clean and the tents are super cosy. Just loved the whole experience. Also kiran told me whatever amount you pay a part of it goes to his charity of protecting elephants which is an added bonus.”