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Shanthi Kunnj is nestled in the cozy embrace of Holy Cross Estate. The region surrounding the estate is known as Masigadde, meaning 'Coal Field' as this place was used for producing charcoal used to run the steam locomotives of the British era. Entire forests would be burned down for this purpose. The estate produces Coffee - Robusta, most of which is exported. Alongside Areca, Black pepper, Cardamom, Vanilla, Banana are also grown.

Imagine living in a luxurious log cabin, a river gushing by. All in the midst of a tranquil coffee estate, enveloped amidst mighty mountain ranges carpeted with lush evergreen forests. That's Shanthi Kunnj for you. Harmoniously blending the best features of a luxury resort and the wilderness of a jungle lodge, while giving you the lighthearted informality of home stay. Go, enjoy the hospitality of Chikmagalur. Experience the goodies they have in store for you.
Restaurant, Shower, En suite, Private Bathroom, Private Toilet
24-Hour Reception, Laundry service, Luggage Storage
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The Stay
At Shanthi Kunnj, we have created a special world, where you enjoy a choice of accommodation to make your stay unique and memorable. In tune with our eco-friendly tradition, all cottages are created entirely out of locally grown timber. All cottages are provided with comfortable modern furnishing along with 24-hour hot water, Airtel / Reliance / BSNL Reach and colour television.

Cottage types
Areca Cottage: This cottage is constructed entirely out of areca palm timber. This cottage can accommodate 2 people. It has got one bathroom attached.

Glass House: This category is designed out of a combination of wood & glass. In this cottage, 4 adults can be accommodated and if required we can put one more extra bed in the same room. It has got 1 bathroom attached.

Log House: This category is designed out of wood, this room is spacious than other categories. To meet the need of large groups, each cottage is provided with two independent bathrooms. It can accommodate 6 people. The cottages are mounted at first floor level with balconies overlooking the river and surrounding greenery.
The various facilities offered at the home stay are as follows
  • Children's Play Area
  • Barbeque
  • Music
  • Parties
  • Campfire
  • Indoor Games (Dart Board, Chess, Carrom Board, Table Tennis)
  • Tent Stay
  • Lounging Area
  • Hammocks & Benches
  • Doctor on call
  • Rest house for chauffeurs.
Your stay at Shanthi Kunnj is made all the more worthwhile by the wide variety of recreation that you are privy to. The whole point of coming to a place like Shanthi Kunnj is to enjoy Nature at her pristine best and regain your communion with your universal self. All making for a wholesome, engaging, invigorating and rejuvenating holiday experience. The various outdoor activities include
  • Plantation Tour
  • Bird Watching
  • Nature Walk
  • Wild Life Watch - Spot Hares, Wild Hen, Peacock and much more

Extra charge applicable for the below activities

  • White Water Kayaking - 7 kms on river Bhadra (Season - November to May end)
  • Still water kayaking - fun kayaking on river Bhadra -1 hr to 2 hrs (Families and kids can participate)
  • Bhadra Reserve Forest Trekking with the assistance of a Government Official
  • Swimming (in the Bhadra River ) with the assistance of a life guard
  • Coracle ride - all year round
You can also plan your tour to include visit to a few notable places of interest nearby. The excursions can be arranged at an extra cost.
  • Muthodi Forest Reserve / Wild Life Sanctuary - 20 kms
  • Kigga Falls - 50 kms away
  • Sringeri Temple - 35 kms
  • Kandya Temple - 3kms
  • Bababundangiri Caves - 80 kms
  • Kemmangundi - 90 kms
Getting there
From Bangalore
  • Chikmagalur is 250 kms from Bangalore.
  • On the National Highway NH 47 between Bangalore and Mangalore,
  • Take the diversion at Hassan.
  • Distance from Hassan to Chikmagalur is just 55km.
  • Chikmagalur is linked to other towns like Koppa,
  • Sringeri, Kadur & Birur by road.
From Chikmagalur
  • Take the Balehonnur-Sringeri road from Chikmagalur
  • Reach Aldur 19 kms down the road
  • From Aldur go ahead 20 kms and you will reach the landmark Poorna Prajnya School near Kadabagere
  • Which is also along the Balehonnur Sringeri Road)
  • Move to the next landmark, which is the St. Paul's Church, Kadabagere
  • 1 km from the church, take a right turn (the land mark here is the Government primary school).
  • This road leads to Shanthi Kunnj (approx. 1.5 km from the turn).
From Mangalore
  • Take the route to Moodbidri
  • Proceed to Karkala bypass which is at a distance of 30 kms from Moodbidri.
  • From the bypass move on to Bajagoli.
  • Cross the S.K. Border and take a left turn and pass Kerekatte
  • Proceed towards Sringeri
  • Drive past Jayapura and reach the Balehonnur town
  • From Balehonnur take the road to the left where you cross the Tungabhadra River Bridge
  • Proceed 7 kms towards Kadabagere
  • As you are approaching Kadabagere take a left turn (the land mark here is the Government Primary school).
  • This road leads to Shanthi Kunnj (approx. 1.5 km from the turn).
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