Homestays in Thirthahalli – For memorable holiday experience

Homestay is a unique hospitality concept in the tourism industry which often times has become a most sort after ‘experience’ quotient for tourists. We, being in the business for more than 10 years till date have seen a tremendous response from the guests who have chosen a homestay accommodation as opposed to a regular resort/hotel stay by reviewing their feedbacks. The same guests who always particular about ‘star category only’ stays as a preference for their holidaying have also accepted a good quality homestay that we had recommended for them to give an ‘experience’ that would bring them close to living a estate/plantation lifestyle or a typical agriculturist’s lifestyle.

What is a homestay?

There are a lot of technical descriptions for calling a hospitality service as a Home Stay. We all know that there should be minimum 5 rooms with amenities such as attach bathrooms, hot water, food and some activities to name it a proper homestay. We go explaining beyond just the technicalities as we are aware that this is a very special service. To differentiate a typical homestay from a resort its worth noting that there will not be a running restaurant but there will be a kitchen where hosts prepare the local and traditional cuisines of the place for room guests.

Where is Thirthahalli?

The next very important item that we get to explain is the destination Thirthahalli. It is located 320 Kms off Bangalore and towards Agumbe the Western Ghats belt in Karnataka. This small town in Karnataka is located on the picturesque landscapes. The town is located just on the river bank giving a panoramic view for visitors. There are several places to cover, itineraries to plan for the visitors which we do working with them closely. Basically, Thirthahalli has picked a place in the tourists’ heart for its rich history and options to do a lot of adventures like trekking, river rafting, nature trails, estate and plantation visits.

Knowing the fact that each traveller is like a philosopher and would be having his/her own choices and preferences for holidaying we customize each holiday as a commitment. There are several homestays in thirthahalli which are run by hosts who are themselves owners and we are giving them a platform for promoting their unique services for all our registered/unregistered users free of cost. We do not charge any fee/price for any of the ‘online booking’ services rendered for the service providers from Thirthahalli.

If you are planning for holiday in Tirthahalli we recommend you to shop online and do your room reservations well in advance for your travel dates. Our portal offers easy access to all necessary information and you can book rooms using credit/debit card or net banking online. With 2 steps your booking will be confirmed and you can visit peacefully. Step 1; Check availability by taking a free quote Step 2; once rooms are confirmed you can reserve online. You will get a confirmation voucher and payment receipts for your records.

Tiger Dance – A popular dance genre in Malnad Region

Many of you wouldn’t have even heard about something called as “Tiger Dance” which is celebrated dance art form which still exists in the Malnad region of Karnataka. This is an original dance formats that originated and evolved in the Malnad and Coastal regions of Karnataka and later spread to all other regions. The dance art format was among one of the favorites of kings and governors who ruled these regions in the past.

This dance form involves artists to dress themselves as real tigers with a masks and the skin painted with strokes of tiger looking exactly like a tiger out of the cage.  The painstaking costumes for these dancers are done by expert artists. It’s literally painting done on the bodies of these tiger dancers. The night before the start of their dancing journey begins with extensive hours spent on intricate painting on the skin of the dancers including the face.

The dance is popular during the Deepavali or Diwali festival and Dussera season. These dancers in batches visit every shop in the town and even houses located in nearby villages. It will be a feast for the eye to watch the acrobatic dance skills of the well trained dancers. The dance moves are matched to the drum beats and few of the dancers do extreme gymnastic stunts during their performance. They keep their momentum and stamina by biting and inhaling the lemon because, the costume on dancers sometimes would be burning their skin during a hot summer day.

You must travel to these places to witness the authenticity of this dance format. We have travel experts who can intimate during these seasons and hook you up an accommodation so that you enjoy the most of it watching it live or even dance with them for the tune. If you are looking to contact these dancers to have a performance at your events or for a cultural function you can reach them by writing an email to us.

Season: Diwali or Dussera Holidays

Accommodation: Homestays in Thirthahalli

How to Book?: Contact us at info@travelchords.com or call 09480595888 / 09480565888

Thirthahalli and surroundings – Mystique Malnad

The lands unknown will always excite us while we plan for a holiday and design the same to explore the places around. Such is the place called Thirthahalli, which is famously called as the “Heart of Malnad”. The names tagged to this place are plenty, famous personalities, historic wonders, famous waterfalls are all part of Thirthahalli’s legenadary stories. We are presenting to our readers some of the places and their importance when you are planning a holiday to Thirthahalli. There are many sightseeing places and you got to have a prior planner to cover places without wasting much time.

Guide to travelers:

How many night or days stay is required to cover?

Normally we recommend 2 nights and 3 days minimum stay to cover sightseeing places in and around Thirthahalli. If you are having an idea to have rejuvenation and adventure activities then we would suggest you plan for 3 nights and 4 days minimum. So that you get ample time to relax as well as cover most sightseeing places.

Do you have corporate/group packages available?

Certainly, we do offer corporate and group packages for Pan India visitors to Thirthahalli. We have excelled in this service with good amount experience in providing transport as well as accommodation as per the requirements of the travelers. The packages are custom designed in some cases and there are also set packages for your reference.

Are there good accommodation in Thirthahalli?

Yes, there are very good and luxurious homestay, resort and hotel accommodation in Thirthahalli. A lot of tourists travel to Thirthahalli from across many places and are given accommodation through our services with 24×7 customer support. We give one point solution to all your travel needs in Karnataka.

How early should we reserve rooms?

Normally, we encourage travelers to do a reservation at least a week prior to their travel schedule. Especially, during weekends the rooms are accustomed to running full and its better to take reservation to avoid last minute congestions. Since we have inventory of more number of rooms, we can give accommodation to you without fail.
Are there special discounts given for regular travelers?

Yes, we have a program which we call as “Golden Travelers” we do document your travel bookings with us and each time you call or email us your enquiries are specially processed and discount vouchers* are applied. For more information speak to our customer support team.

Do I have to pay anything extra for any services availed from you?

No, we do not charge a single rupee for any of the holiday services offered to our guests. The room reservations are made as per the hotel tariff and you pay only that. There could be Govt taxes, which is every hotel’s duty to collect and that will be included in the Tariff in your voucher. So no service charges or extra cost for any of our services.

How to compare hotels?

This is one of the most common questions asked by our users. We recommend you to compare quotes using our home page “Compare Hotel” form. Spare few seconds, telling your name and budget and get free quotes from several hotels/homestays/resorts in the area you are visiting.

How do I make a reservation?

Once you select a property as per your individual requirements. “Enquire” room availability by hitting the button on the top of each hotel page. You will get an instant email with availability update as per number of rooms requested. You could pay online or pay by cash to make an online reservation of your rooms. The payment terms will be subject to terms and conditions of the hotel and you pay only the tariff price.

These are only a few of many questions that our guests ask on a regular basis. You are most welcome to contact our customer support either by writing an email or calling the numbers provided on the website. Have a pleasure holiday experience with affordable and comprehensive packages.

Homestays and resorts in Thirthahalli

Thirthahalli Homestays – Compare Quotes

The reviews of travelers and ratings after their visits to homestays in Thirthahalli certainly give an insight or an idea for the new visitor while booking holiday. We all know that the nature has a superb healing power on human beings. There are many homestays in Thirthahalli located in and around the area with quality accommodation and top class amenities that can best suit traveler’s needs. Get free quotes at travel chords and compare facilities before booking holiday using simple online steps.

You might be travelling from any part of the world to homestays in Thirthahalli and need a reservation of room, travel chords has a solution that you spend a little time online and finish the process. The reservation details will help you travel peacefully least bothered about rooms when you arrive in the destination. There is dedicated customer support team who also assist you to plan your itinerary and then book holidays.

Thirthahalli homestay packages are designed keeping in mind both small and big groups arriving for sightseeing, adventure or just relaxing. Tell your requirements and get an appropriate quote that can best suit your individual requirements. The booking could be done for the dates of your travel by not spending much time on the portal. The user friendly access to homestays in thirthahalli with detailed information has made several hundreds of thousand travelers return back with fond memories after covering all activities and sightseeing places. To know more about homestays in Thirthahalli contact 09480595888.

Thirthahalli – Monsoon Experience

This is the best time to see Western ghats and experience rain especially in the Malnad region of Tirthahalli in Karnataka. It is still unexplored and a place for someone who loves driving. Having been to Tirthahalli and surroundings many times, here is the recommended itinerary. Of course, this region can be visited throughout the year as well.

Make Tirthahalli as base – it is centrally located and has good stay options – and you can comfortably plan for four to five days of outing. It is also an area which receives heavy rain fall. Here is the recommended itenerary.

Day 1 – Leave Bangalore in the morning and reach Thirthahalli for Lunch. It is a comfortable six hours drive. Have breakfast enroute either at Tiptur (Kamat) or Arsikere (Raghavendra Lodge) or Kadur (Vinayaka Cafe) or Birur (Preethi Canteen). On the way visit Amritapura – five KMs from Tarikere for its famous Hoysala temple. In the evening go around town, visit Bheemanakatte for a quiet evening by Tunga river.
Amritapura – Amrutesvara Temple,

Day 2 – Tirthahalli – Kundadri – Agumbe – Tirthahalli
Experience the fury of rain and wind on Kundadari – you can drive up the hill and enjoy panoramic view, visit Agumbe Rain Forest research station for King Cobra etc, visit Jogi gundi and Koodlu Theerta water falls, walk on the streets where Swami and his friends walked in Malgudi Days, return back to Tirthahalli in evening. You may not be able to see beautiful sunset at Agumbe during monsoons.
Agumbe Rainforest research station – ::.Agumbe – Rainforest Research Station

Day 3 – Tirthahalli – Sringeri – Horanadu – Kuppali – Chbbalagudde -Tirthahalli
A beautiful drive. Have early breakfast or better have break fast at Sringeri. Visit temple and Ashram – don’t miss seeing Award winning architecture of Sanskrit Pathashala. Drive to Horanadu. Have lunch in temple. After lunch drive back to Tirthahalli and on the way after Koppa, visit the beautifully restored heritage house of great kannada poet KUVEMPU as a memoorial for him at Kuppali – good signage is there. Trek to “Kavi Shyla” a small hill – ten minutes trek – adjoining to the memorial to see “Stone Henge” kind of structure done by well known artist K T Shivaprasad. Enjoy the beautiful view of Sahyadris from the top. Return back to Tirthahalli

Day 4 – Tirthahalli – Kollur -Sigandur – Linganamakki back waters – Tirthahalli
After early breakfast drive to Kollur. Visit temple. On the way back visit Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple close to back waters. Go to ferry launch area. If ferries are plying hop on to experince the beauty of back waters.

Day 5 – Tirthahalli – Kavaledurga – Mani dam – Nagara fort – Tirthahalli
Kavaledurga is a hillock fort close to Tirthahalli with amazing views of Mani reservoir and valleys. After break fast head towards Kavale durga. Trek the hill, enjoy the views. Drive to Mani dam and view beautiful surorundings. On the way back, visit Nagara Fort complex and return to Tirthahalli.
Kavale durga – The Voice of Greenery: Kavaledurga

Day 6 – Tirthahalli – Kodachadri – Tirthahalli
I am not sure of trekking of Kodachadri in Monsoons. If possible do it. Also visit beautiful Hittalamane falls at the fooot hills.

Day 7 – Tirthahalli – Mandagadde bird sanctuary – Sakrebylu elephant camp – Shettihalli Wild Life sanctuary – Gajanur dam – Tirthahalli
This can be done as a comfortable day trip. Need to check with forest dept whether the Sanctuary will be open during monsoons. The details are in the link below.
Shettyhalli WLS – Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 8 – Tirthahalli – Sagara – Jog falls – Tirthahalli
Visit famous temple at Ikkeri on the outskirts of Sagara. Drive to Jog falls. If time permits, come via Soraba and Gudavi to Tirthahalli after vsisting Gudavi bird sanctuary.

Day 9 – Return to Bangalore
Deviations
a) If one wants to visit Udupi, then they can deviate from Agumbe or Kollur.

b) If one wants to Murdeshwar and beyond te one can do so after Jog falls. Also there is a nice trek of Kanur fort from Jog falls for which one has to stay in Jog falls.

Accommodation in Thirthahalli: Travelers who love to experience the authentic and typical cuisines of malnad can book a Homestay in Thirthahalli for a rejuvenating experience. Added to homestays there are resorts in Thirthahalli located on River Tunga.

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Captain Poorna,
Bangalore.