Homestays in Thirthahalli – Sightseeing and itinerary tips

Thirthahalli is a quiet little township on Tunga river bank in Malnad Region. This is one of the magnificent destinations with several things to do in and around the area. You can plan an itinerary adding adventure & relaxation elements in your sightseeing. One of the places in Karnataka for witnessing the grandeur of Natural landscapes & forests. If you are planning a rural holiday then several homestays, resort and cottages to rent in the estates.

Village visits is one of the common activities organized by listed properties under Travel Malnad. There are different types of homestays in Thirthahalli for your comparison. You choose a stay as per your budget to have a fulfilling holiday experience. Staying in Thirthahalli you can cover nearby places like Sringeri, Agumbe, Udupi, Malpe, Manipal, Kodachadri, Kundadri, Kuppalli, Bheemanakatte… It solely depends on number of days and nights you are planning to spend here. Based on your requirement we can give suitable itinerary tips.

There are many occasions during which the destination is lit with colorful lights everywhere. Speak to our experts to get specific dates and season for visiting during special occasions. Adventure seekers have found this destination a paradise for their trips. There are premium holiday homes and cottage rentals available for your holiday. Take a free quote for your trip and start customizing your quote.

Neelakurinji flower blossoms in Chikmagalur after 12 years

The mention of a hill station like Chikmagalur sends vibrations inside the traveler mind in you. Nature has a very powerful way of communicating to human beings. If you have visited Chikmagalur during the blossom of Neelakurinji in 2006 then this blog becomes more relevant for you. Luckily the natural process of Neelakurinji blossom on the slopes of hills in Western Ghats, especially in Chikmagalur. It will be a wonderful opportunity for travelers to visit this hill station for a spectacular view of flower carpeted hills.

You can plan your trip by staying at homestays of Chikmagalur. Either of the accommodation can be ideal for you to visit he hills. If you are not aware of the terrains then you must read our other blogs about Chikmagalur. You need to be dressed and equipped to trek if you have already sought necessary permission from the local authorities. Visiting the hills for witnessing the flower blossom can be your lifetime memory.

As we all know Chikkmagalore is well connected by buses and train. You can also drive your own vehicle since the stretches between Chikmagalur and Bangalore is scenic. You can compare different hotels in Chikmagalur before making reservations. The stays listed in TravelMalnad are not just cherry picked but are well reviewed by customers. You can call our experts to get guidance on this trip or simply start shopping on our portal. Do not miss the opportunity of witnessing the flowers which have blossomed after good 12 years.


The incredible trip to Malnad – Mindfullness at homestays

Malnad is one of my favorite getaways in South India. In Karnataka this region has the best climate throughout the year. We are now having a travel partner like Travel Malnad where we can find incredible and unique stays. There are a lot of hotels and alternate stays for our trips these days. However, a travel partner with immense local knowledge can help us explore the unexplored. Since I have read a lot of blogs about I have chosen them as my travel advisor for all trips to and from Karnataka.

Unique holiday option;

Homestays in malnad are a unique concept for holiday connoisseurs like me. My previous trip was a combination of visiting to paddy fields, areca plantations, adventure, river rafting etc. I had squeezed ample time in this busy schedule read & finish a lot of my books that was pending from ages. Imagine you are sitting in the midst of paddy field holding your favorite book under the shade of a big tree. The sound of grass, rivulet, chirping birds around all add to the perfect meditative set up. You can call this perfect mindfulness. The relief and comfort your soul receives is unmatchable.

Blissfulness of nature;

The anointing touch of Mother Nature on our soul will be such that we forget worlds. My stress was all relieved in just one hour of blissful time spend amidst the nature. We often complain about time constraints when it comes to spending a few amidst breathing fresh air in nature. The holiday at homestays in malnad has become like a mindfulness meditation time for me these days. I run from all over India to Malnad and spend good time there before getting to my next task.


Mr Sakethan


Hotels in Thirthahalli for your adventure trip planner

Thirthahalli is the gateway of Malnad region with several things to do for adventure seekers. The destinations is well connected with national highways from major cities in South India. Besides sightseeing in Tirthahalli you can also plan to cover hill stations and beaches. You can club several destinations in and around Thirthahalli for your trip. This is the only destination in Malnad that has close proximity to Coastal region.

If you stay for 2 nights then you can visit beaches in Malpe or Udupi & fine dine at Manipal. There are a lot of restaurants en-route to Udupi where you can enjoy best coastal cuisines. If you are planning to fly back to your destination then you can catch a flight from Mangalore. We have complete itineraries for your holiday planners. There are cottages, villas, homestays, resorts & star category properties in our list. You can get free quotes to compare your stays before making reservations.

While visiting Thirthahalli you can club nearby destinations to make it more fun trip. You can club Chikmagalur, Sakleshpura or Coastal Karnataka as part of your holiday planner. All these destinations are well connected by roadways. Our itinerary will assist you in sorting the best sightseeing places. If you are travelling in group then you can write to us or request quote for discounts & more activities. Your trip is highly customizable on our portal. Take  free quote and book hotels in Thirthahalli online.

I travel, I explore, I meet possibilities

The age old practice of human beings for mind refreshment is travelling. When I travel there are a lot of things I get to explore & learn. Destinations are not just places but access to possibilities. We learn, we explore, we meet people, we are influenced by places & its people. Professionally, I am an entrepreneur and an agriculturist simultaneously. I spend equal time between my family, agriculture and business with time management. I pack bags and hop on to my vehicle to explore places with my family on most of the weekends. We are so much inspired by travelling that somehow travel finds time itself to fit into our schedule.

Flashback trip memoirs;

A year back I was working on a project almost relentlessly. It had kept so busy during the week days that I was stressed most of the time. The only favorite pass time I chose then was travelling to nature holiday destinations. I started trying Travel Malnad homestays services and stayed calmly tucked in the forest, estates, plantations and greenery. My first trip to one of the homestay suggested by the team TravelMalnad was during the mid-October last year. I was completely relaxed and back to work with more energy required to fine tune my business ideas. On Monday when I met my team at the office everyone told that I was looking fresh & younger.

The reason I have been telling this story to you all is simple. In today’s never ending competitive world we do not find time to care ourselves. What is travel? Basically, we organise time and space to escape from our daily routine. Yes, it’s essential to take a break once in a while for your travel endeavours. It fuels your brain with energy that is crucial for solving problems or planning projects. You can try by just going on a long drive to one of the destinations using It’s an unbiased & genuine holiday service provider with lakhs of visitors.

Travelling gives happiness;

Travel can generate a lot of chemical formations within us which is essential for happiness. One can achieve better in their work life if they are equipped with a happy mindset. It’s very easy to be happy by opting for vacation-mode from work-mode. I can confidently convey everyone that it works if you keep faith in it. Time will be organised as the mind starts planning things more effectively. I have been benefited by travel a lot hence felt like sharing the same through TravelMalnad Blog. Thanks in advance to TravelMalnad guys for generously sharing my blog on your portal.



Culinary journey down the Malnad and Coastal Karnataka

Culinary trips are my most interesting holiday breaks. I choose right travel partners to book my stays for a meaningful culinary journey. This time my pick was Travel Malnad ( which is a flamboyant experiential holiday service. Guys in this team have a great taste for giving unlimited genuine trip experiences for their guests. This time my long pending destination was covered in a style. Along with culinary, Travel Maland exposed me to several other activities that I otherwise wouldn’t have planned on my own.

Food has history, taste, style, methods, cultures, traditions, seasons, designs, shapes… engrained in it. I love trying food that is evolved over the years with people. Malnad can be called a conglomerate of different people cooking different cuisines. They may be related to their tradition with a tinge of cultural backgrounds. The tastes of food tell stories of our ancestors who have tried different methods of food preparations.

As Karnataka is known as “one state many worlds” the food is also a diverse experience. Within one district each taluk can have unique food preferences by its people. Cuisines here are so diverse that we were awestruck each time we were introduced to a new taste. You need not have to be a chef to experience and understand food. If you love food and trying out new cuisines, then you must take up this culinary trip with Travel Malnad.

People in these regions love preparing new food items for their guests. We came across a lot of top hoteliers from these regions whose chain of hotels are present pan India today. Malnad with its tropical climate has seasonal food varieties as well. Like the dialects is region based so is the cuisines in Malnad and Coastal Region. What you eat in Malenadu may be also available in Coastal but with a different style and taste.

I am a foodie by birth who have traveled across lengths and breadths of India tasting & learning cuisines. My trip began covering highway hotels nestled on Bangalore to Thirthahalli highway. I chose to visit Thirthahalli first as it was told to me the gateway to Malnad region in Karnataka via Shimoga city. Thirthahalli has several variety of dishes like Akki Kadabu, Aape, Jackfruit Kadabu, Neer Dosa… Non vegetarians can try fish, chicken, mutton dishes with combination of Kadabu and Neer Dosa. There were special homemade rasam and sambhar powders which we picked up for cooking back home.

Our journey continued to the Coastal Karnataka with entry point as Udupi. The coastal delights are fish fries, fish curries, neer dosa, appam, chicken ghee roast, idli, paddu… There were other dishes too which we have buffered for the next trip. Overall my trip was filled with food made with passion & attention to details. I recommend you to take a holiday planner with food safari planned by Travel Malnad and Travel Chords Team. Explore cuisines of Malnad and Coastal Karnataka on your vacation & have great fun.


Mr Mathew

My memorable trip to Malnad in Karnataka

I work as a business analyst in a renowned company at Bangalore. Many of my friends are from Malnad region. I used to see the photos posted by them during their hometown visits. This attracted me as I also love outdoor activities during my spare time. Nature as we all know is our greatest teacher from whom we draw inspiration. It was a long time for me from going for a holiday to relax since 1 year. I and my wife decided to explore Malnad this time for our trip. Our journey started from Bangalore in our SUV which was also waiting like us for a long drive.

We were struck in planning our effective itinerary till we bumped on The team at Travel Malnad is very professional and knowledgeable about experiential holiday. Normally while planning a holiday there will be lot of confusions about accommodation, sightseeing, best route, time management, itinerary etc. To my surprise Travel Malnad solved all my holiday planner complications with few hours of discussion and email correspondence. As I had less time between my office hours I congratulate Travel Malnad team for being so helpful in solving my problem.

Destinations at close distance;

I lived abroad for a many years before moving back to India on my new job role. We came across Malnad through our friends and TravelMalnad team. It’s surprising to learn that not many people are even aware of these places. These destinations are at a close distance from Bangalore. You can also go for a weekend trip if not a complete vacation. We as couple loved travelling to any destination driving our vehicle and visiting Malnad was a blissful feeling.

Our trip started from Bangalore with a welcoming morning drizzle. Our drive to the first destination, Thirthahalli began at 6 AM. We clocked a drive of 6 hours to reach for lunch break at our designated stay. We were welcomed by a friendly host with a heartily smile on their faces. Malnad people are very good hosts with genuine hospitality intent. We just loved the way we were treated by our host. The authentic food served to us was amazing with varieties that we never tasted before.

Malnad destinations;

The places that we covered in Thirthahalli for next 2 days were Kuppalli, Agumbe, Kundadri, Kavaledurga, Varahi, Chibbalagudde. All places we went were like a testimony for the grandeur of Mother Nature. Our drive to all these places was comfortable as they are well connected by state highway. Since we traveled during the weekdays the places we visited were less crowded. Ample time for photography and bird watching based on the inputs given to us by Travel Malnad team.

After completing the itinerary for Tirthahalli we embarked on a journey of 2 hours to Chikmagalore. The coffee land of Karnataka had equal number of sightseeing to cover for us like Thirthahalli. We stayed in a cozy cottage right in the middle of a great coffee estate. I was new to the coffee planters’ life and watched it closely. It’s amazing we get to meet cultures and lifestyles by visiting places. We appreciate the effort agriculturists put to maintain greenery in these areas with their cultivation. As visitors we should acknowledge the efforts of people living fulltime in these tough terrains.

Coffee country of Karnataka;

As we were in Chikmagalur for 2 nights we wanted to cover maximum places. We went to the hills, played in the waterfalls and took a wildlife safari. You name it, they have it in Malnad region for your perfect getaway experience. We took some of the best pictures till date amongst all our holiday clicks. We got chance to do coffee estate tours, factory visits and coffee curing works in Chikkamagaluru. All our itinerary and planners were designed and fine-tuned by Travel Malnad. Thanks to the user-friendliness of the portal and great customer support.

We had plans to head to Coastal Karnataka from here but work beckoned us to Bangalore. We returned to Bangalore with loads of memories to share with our friends and peers. When we told our travel story everyone jumped on their toes for planning their trip with with our inputs. We were glad for choosing Malnad as our holiday destination than travelling to an unknown country. The reason we loved it so much because the Malnad people are friendly for the guests.



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Homestays in Sakleshpur – Group Holiday Ideas

Sakleshpura is a place close to Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga and other major cities in Karnataka. If you are looking for a quiet estate stay then choose TravelMalnad homestays in Sakleshpura. The hand-picked stays are like destinations themselves with plenty of things to do. It could be a weekend or a long trip, you can customize your trip on the portal.

Sightseeing in Sakleshpura;

Sakleshpura offers natural sightseeing spots for travelers. One can indulge in adventure activities of choice during the trip. The rural Sakleshpura has several estate stays and they are available for online reservation on our portal. Compare the facilities to choose the right accommodation and book online at TravelMalnad.

Estate stays;

The natural set up around the homestays will certainly rejuvenate you. It will be nice getaway experience from your routine. The destination is drivable with well-connected roads.   There are different segments of estate stays to customize your trip. Experts at can help you plan a perfect itinerary.

Sakleshpur cuisines;

Sakleshpur hails as one of the best places in Malnad region. The local cuisine here is mainly in malnad style with a delicious diet. If you are a foodie who love to try local cuisines then we have exclusive places for you to stay.  Overall, planning of a trip to malnad has been made simple, time saving and affordable by TravelMalnad team.


Travel harness the learner in you

Go someplace that you never visited in your life. Travel makes you meet cultures, lifestyles, personalities and people different from you. You discover yourself when you stand at a distant from your life physically and metaphorically. Travel makes you humble about the gratifications life has offered you. Your creative mind gets active for the new challenges both at work and life.

The learner inside you is awakened and harnessed by travelling. You become sharper and sensitive for a lot of things in life. When you are in the nature the refreshment can be an enchanting experience. This is irreplaceable with any fun you think you indulge in a city. The senses of human beings are more active when they are in outdoor.

Nature is a teacher;

Researches has proven the innate ability of nature to nurture human beings. The study has proven just by looking at a photo of nature for 30 seconds can improves creativity significantly.  Travel triggers your imaginative spirit of mind, which is the essence of all inventions on earth. Doing things what locals does during your trip makes you identify yourself with cultures.

Your mind’s flexibility to do things differently gets more fuel from your travel. If you are flexible in work means you are more productive. We at Travel Malnad hand pick travel destinations in Karnataka that you can even pick for a weekend. It’s awesome to travel and explore rural tourism in Karnataka. Take that village walk or a bullock cart ride which you never did before. Allow your mind to open up for more ideas and inspirations that travel can throw at you.

Gain perspectives;

Your perspectives widen with more insight into imaginations that your mind generates while travelling. Travelling makes us happier with appreciation for minute things in life. Your gratification level increases with trust for people around you. Travel makes you wiser with information and characters that you pick from places you visit. Visit Malnad for nature holidays and experience the blissful moments of life.

Travel Tips for visitors to Malnad

Travelers coming for the first time need these useful tips while planning a trip. Malnad is a combination of beautiful destinations which can be covered as connecting spots. In Malnad region there are few places that are close to coastal stretch in Karnataka. You can add them in your itinerary if you are a fan of beach games. While touring in Malnad you must be aware that it’s a pristine green destination. Your contribution will be highly valued in preserving such a paradise in Karnataka. The locals have vigilante teams to protect their surrounding from littering or illegal camping sites. The Karnataka forest department in coordination with local community have been working to preserve. Here are few tips for visitors to Malnad Region in Karnataka.

Together we can preserve Malnad Greenery:

  1. Do not litter – Carry all your food and miscellaneous wastage and throw it in garbage bins,
  2. Open parties prohibited – Consuming alcohol in public is anyway prohibited. Beware of strict rules which can put you in trouble if you have parked a vehicle roadside and consuming alcohol.
  3. Camping Rules – Do not fall prey to Trekking and Camping companies running their business without prior permissions from concerned local authorities. They won’t help you when you are caught camping in an unauthorized forest or hilltop location.
  4. Trekking Rules – If you are planning for a trekking in Malnad then you need forest entry permissions. Most of the reserve forest in this region have strict rules. Speak to your host or hotel owner before venturing into unknown forest areas.
  5. Waterfalls Rules – Most of the waterfalls will be crowded during weekends. You need to be careful while playing in the water or posing for a selfie. Water can be a very dangerous place to play prank with friends.
  6. Birdwatching – Carry binoculars and stand at a distance to watch birds. If there is a nest around then beware it’s a bird’s home and needs privacy.
  7. Wildlife – There are several wildlife safaris organised by Govt of Karnataka. Do not venture into forest in the name of adventure and animal spotting. There are cases of wildlife animal attacks because of tourist negligence.
  8. Campfire – We can give you campfire at our Malnad Homestays during your stay. Do not venture into open fields or paddy fields in the name of ‘enjoying in nature’.
  9. Be a responsible traveller – If you find any other travellers misbehaving in tourist spots you can report tourism guards appointed by the Government. Educate your friends and family members by sharing this blog or spreading the word on whatsapp.

Please carry a copy of your ID Proof to check in to any hotel/homestay/resort/club in Malnad Region,


Thank you,

Travel Malnad Team,