Q .Where is Malnad in Karnataka?
A. Malnad is a region in Karnataka spread on the western and eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. The word 'Male' means forest and 'Nadu' means land. This is region is famous for its greenery and Nature.
Q .How far is Malnad from major cities of Karnataka?
A. Malnad is 4-5-6 hour drive from the major cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Shimoga... of Karnataka. This region is well connected with railways and roadways.
Q .What are the major places to visit in Malnad?
A. Some of the major places in Malnad are Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Thirthahalli, Hassan, Sakleshpur...
Q .What is the speciality of Malnad region?
A. Malnad is a region that offers plenty of attraction that comprises historic, adventure, heritage, literary, cultural, archaeological aspects of the rich history of South India. This can be the bliss for the mind and soul of the visitor to Malnad.
Q .What Cuisines can we expect in Malnad?
A. The typical culinary of this region is popularly called as 'Malnad Cuisine'. This cuisine has been relished and loved by thousands of travelers from India and overseas. However, travelers can expect continental food of they are staying at a star resort in Malnad.
Q . Should we choose a homestay or resort in Malnad?
A. A homestay will be having limited of rooms with a host family (Sometimes staying in the same premises or otherwise not). Resort can offer you more facility like a multi gym or Spa.
Q .Is Coffee/Tea Estates common in all places?
A. Coffee and Tea estates are common in Coorg, Chikmagalur and Sakleshpur areas of Malnad region. Areca estates are common in Shimoga area.
Q .Which are the languages spoken in malnad?
A. Kannada, Konkani, Tulu, Urdu, Hindi, English, Sanskrit... are some of the languages spoken in the Malnad region of Karnataka.
Q .Do we need to hire driver/cab or drive our own car to Malnad?
A. The roads in Malnad can be good or bad at places and if you are not used to dive curvy roads you may hire a cab or driver. If you love to enjoy the green terrains of Malnad then you must be at the steering wheel.
Q .Which are the major attractions in Malnad?
A. Jog Falls, Abbey Falls, Hebbe Falls, Kalthgiri Falls, Kudalu Theertha, Bharkana Falls, Kuppalli, Agumbe, Rajah Seat, Dubare, Sakrebylu, Bailukuppe, Talacauvery, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Nisargadhama, Bheemankatte, Mulainagiri, Bababudangiri, Seethalayangiri, Kodachadri, Kundadri, Kavaledurga, Mandagadde, Bisle Ghat, Manjarabad Fort, Belur, Halebidu... are some of the attractions in Malnad.
Q .Are there places for shopping in Malnad?
A. Yes, if you have a taste for buying things for interior decoration made of wood you have shops at certain places. There is also Khadi apparel available at Malnad region. Besides these, you can buy special sweets in Malnad like Holige.
Q .Is Malnad a hill station?
A. As stated earlier, Malnad is a region on the eastern and western slopes of Western Ghats. The whole region can be spotted with hills, valleys, waterfalls...
Q .How green is Malnad region?
A. Very much, people visit this region for relaxing their mind and soul amidst the greenery. Most of the homestays and resorts in this region are located in the estates or plantation.
Q .What is a homestay in Malnad?
A. A homestay in malnad will have a host family running a property offering accommodation and food (bed and breakfast at some places). The rooms or occupancy rate will be limited, as many as 25 to 35 can stay at one place. The food will be cooked at the kitchen in the homestay and most of them have a fixed menu for the room guests.
Q .What is a resort in Malnad?
A. The resorts in Malnad are fully fledged with facilities like restaurant, swimming pool, multi gym, massage centre, spa, therapy centre... The occupancy rate will be more at resorts since the number of rooms will be more.
Q .What is a Spa in Malnad?
A. Spa can be a massage or Ayurvedic therapy centre which is offered only at star resorts in Malnad. Please go through our Resort & Spa section on all the destination to get a better perspective.
Q .What is homestays in Karnataka?
A. Homestays in Karnataka are a part of tourism promotion initiation taken by the host families at certain popular holiday destinations. The homestays in Karnataka generally have rooms offered for the tourists with food (sometimes with breakfast). These homestays can be located at villages or interior places tucked in a coffee/tea/areca/plantation ambience.
Q .What is resorts in Karnataka?
A. The resorts in Karnataka can vary from standard to star category located in the plantation or estates. The resorts in Karnataka are very closer to nature as compared to any other hotels in the city or its outskirts.
Q .Why Travel Malnad?
A. The need for an online service was the dream project of Travel Chords, which has helped a couple of thousand travelers to access the best and quality homestays and resorts that are located amidst nature. Travel Malnad customer support has always worked round the clock to deliver the best possible service for the tourists to Karnataka. This website is largely appreciated by tourists for its transparency and free of cost services. Travel Malnad is in the tourism industry since 2009 and has delivered quick and convenient holiday services to domestic and international tourists.
Q .How to book a homestay or resort at Travel Malnad?
A. There will be a simple online form to complete for tourists providing basic information like travel dates, number of people, type of homestay/resort, email id, mobile number... Pay the tariff using NEFT or cash deposit and receive the acknowledgement receipt for the confirmation of your holiday. The holiday voucher sent at the beginning will have a waiting period of 24 to 48 hours depending on the rush of season and the same expires in the absence of payment.
Q .Are there any service charges at Travel Malnad?
A. The holiday services offered online at our website is completely free of cost and no additional fees or tax or service charges. Use our service 24x7 without paying anything extra on the Tariff of homestay or resort. Moreover the service is quick and you can plan the holiday quickly.
Q .How secured is the information I share online?
A. The information shared at Travel Malnad is fully secured and you will not have the headache of spam emails, third party newsletters... The information will be used only for your holiday purpose and next time you call us we know you by name.
Q .How can I list my Homestay or Resort?
Q .Can I advertise with Travel Malnad?
A. Yes, you can advertise with Travel Malnad adhering to Travel Chords Company terms and conditions.