The big bungalow with 10 rooms and 2 suites had a nice large foyer welcoming me, their only guest on a weekday in monsoon, off-season for most holidayer s in India.
Morning coffee was freshly brewed and I guessed from the owner's adjacent coffee estate. After coffee I strolled around the estate for a while. The property has a majority of coffee plantations and Silver oak trees amidst to shade the tender coffee beans, which seemed all dramatic after my fresh coffee.
The rest of my morning went in checking out the cardamom plantations, pepper plantations and admiring random mushrooms until the cook called me in for a hot breakfast. Any day, I would kill to be pampered like this :-)
|Cardamom hangs down from the creeper that crawls up Silver Oaks.|
|Random Mushrooms in the estate|
|The plantation workers I made friends with.|
Biccod is a village about 12 kms from Belur and Hasan state highway.
To Reach: Best to take private transport or drive your own car. KSRTC runs regular buses to Hasan/ Chikmagalur. Autos take about 100 rupees from Belur to the Green Pastures estate.
Stay: I stayed at Green Pastures. http://anthildevelopers.com/contact.html