Green Route of Karnataka – The Malnad

Driving amidst greenery can be a very soothing experience for a lot of travelers. Those who are living in the cities definitely appreciate a nice drive amidst a plantation or mountainous terrains. That too if these beautiful holiday hotspots are at a short distance from your city then it’s like a blessing in disguise. You can take a quick weekend break and travel to Malnad in Karnataka to experience this driving pleasure by staying in a homestay in the middle of coffee estate / plantation or forest area.


The region is full of wonderful places and is called as a paradise for nature lovers. Malnad offers several places for your bucket list. You would be an adventurer or a nature lover or just want to laze during your holiday, there are several options for your memorable trip experience. If you are a person who would love to take a green route in Karnataka as you’re driving or thinking of road trip destination then it is “The Malnad”.  The more you drive around the region you will discover more falls, more rivulets, more mountains and feel more fun.

You do not have any replace for a destination like Malnad. When you think of greenery, adventure, trekking, hiking, camping, homestays, waterfalls, mountains, hill stations, family holidays… its one place called Malnad for you. It is at a very short and comfortable drive distance from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad… Wherever you are, whichever the company you are working for; if you are travelling as a team or group then TravelMaland has group/corporate discount price on all your bookings. We have created this campaign to encourage team building activities for corporate amidst the greenery in Karnataka.

The places in Malnad region can be categorized as adventure, pilgrimage, offbeat, rejuvenation, nature study… and you can choose any genre and customize it as per your requirement. The stays that we are partnered are the best in Karnataka and offer the authentic hospitality experience for the visitors. You can try the local cuisine, lifestyle by paying an affordable tariff. We have plantation stays, estate homestays, forest stays and adventure camps for your luxurious accommodation. At all the places, nowhere the basic amenities are compromised. You will be welcomed with clean and hygienic rooms and bathrooms wherever you travel with TravelMalnad.

Malnad is a relevant holiday destination for any season in a year. Every season is flamboyant on its own and you will love your trip each time you visit. There are few places for shopping and buying handlooms/khadi, you can ask us in advance if you are interested to add it to your itinerary while planning your holiday. Take the green route of Karnataka by simply taking a free quote online for your dream trip at ! plan your trip now and have a memorable vacation.






Green Tourism in Malnad – Where Luxury meets Serenity

If you have not travelled in Malnad region, then this article will give you a gist of what is the place all about and an idea about leisure activities you can expect during your trip. Malnad is the only region in Karnataka that has the best holiday destinations under single roof and offered for nature lovers who visit for a short weekend or a long duration holiday. Malnad is coined by the term “land of forests” and you can expect a lot of greenery, waterfalls, hills, mountains, valleys, estates, plantations, trekking, hiking, camping, homestays…

Malnad is a paradise for nature loving travelers who want themselves and their loved ones spend quality time amidst nature. Nature holidays are invaluable gifts that you can give to your family, children, relatives, friends, colleagues, business partners, members of your community. The time spent amidst the nature is always fruitful and rejuvenating. Nature has a special healing effect on human beings, you can experience it when you are going for an evening walk or a short trek in Malnad region.  The nature around you in Malenadu is pristine and beautiful to give a long lasting relaxation to your mind and body.

Travel Malnad often receives a lot of writers, thinkers, authors, lyricists, entrepreneurs, startups, movie makers, politicians, civil servants, corporates… as its guests in Malnad region. Most of them visit to spend quality time amidst nature and just relax their mind by reading books sitting on a bench near the water stream or self introspect sipping a hot cup of coffee sitting amidst estates and plantations.

A visit to Malnad can be called your tryst with many mesmerizing qualities of Mother Nature. The recent past has seen a lot of hospitality service providers offering top quality homestays and resorts nestled amidst the coffee/tea estates and plantations. Your leisure time can be preciously planned with activities amidst the nature.  The homestay or resort accommodation in Malnad region offers not just a holiday package but a tinge of local lifestyle and traditional cuisines of the destination you are visiting.

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Awesome driving destinations from Bangalore

When you are working round the clock and dream a long drive to a nice destination then weekends are like a breather. If you are residing in Bangalore and want to take a break and do a quick visit to an awesome destination, then it’s Malnad in Karnataka. This is one of the best driving destinations closer to Bangalore with best and comfortable accommodation. You can plan a short break or an extended weekend to one of the drive destinations in Malnad.

You could be a biker or a car owner who love to take out your machine and cover stretches filled with greenery, waterfalls, hills and valleys. There are different packages and accommodation options for you on our TravelMalnad portal designed exclusively for your requirement to give an enchanting experience of driving through the green woods and plantation trails. The roads are mostly national highways in Malnad and well-connected and maintained to the last mile of all the destinations we are providing holiday for you.

There are itineraries and vacation planners for those who are interested in driving or biking destinations. We are not ignoring here those travelers who love to get their cycles on their trip and do a memorable cycling expedition in Malnad. There are a lot of themes for you to explore your inner self by doing a cool holiday trip to Malnad which can entrench in your memory lane as one of your best escapes in South India.

We recommend you to give us your time frame to plan a holiday for you with fullest inclusions required for an engaging experience. The campfires at the end of your day or a piping hot coffee in the middle of a coffee estate with valley view can all be an exceptional holiday moment. Our travel experts give their best itineraries based on your tastes and preferences of holidaying at homestays in Karnataka. Plan a trip now by just giving a missed call to 9480595888 or whatsapp on the same number.

Homestays in Thirthahalli for exploring malnad region

Thirthahalli is called as the gateway of Malnad in Karnataka. This region rich in flora and fauna and well known cuisines of Karnataka are originated from this region. The place is well connected by road, train and it’s a transitional township towards the Coastal Karnataka. Thirthahalli is also known for its beautiful hills, areca estates, Agumbe, Kodachadri, Kundadri and Kuvempu’s birthplace Kuppalli.

The town is located on the famous Tunga river bank and is spectacular during the evenings and early mornings for a nice walk. Besides this the place hails a lot of homestays nestled in the estate areas of Thirthahalli. You would be surprised to find the best accommodation at very affordable pricing with deliciously home cooked cuisines served on your platter. To enjoy the beauty of nature in Thirthahalli you must try to take a morning treks to small hillocks near the homestays. The sunrise would give you enchanting experience with a tinge of nice morning breeze.

How to book a homestay or resort in Thirthahalli?

Travel Malnad offers a wide list of homestays in Thirthahalli for your comfortable holiday in Malnad region. You can pick and choose services and customize your trip to the maximum with our travel expert inputs. We can also help you avail our vehicle services for your transport in case you are planning to travel by bus/train or looking for cab from your doorsteps from any city in Karnataka. There are cycling, fishing, trekking facilities organized by selected homestays and resort in the area. Early reservation can help you choose from wide array of options of stays.

Best Season to visit Thirthahalli

The climate in Thirthahalli mostly remains tolerable during all seasons in the year. Monsoon can be a feast for eyes to see how nature celebrates bathing in the rains. Spring season gets the whole earth in Thirthalli covered with a green carpet made of grass and vegetation. Summer would be little humid but when you are out for sightseeing or trekking on a mountain, the cool breeze can take care of the humidity.

Online reservation for homestays

We were one of the pioneer companies promoting Thirthahalli as a destination in Malnad from past 10 years. Hundreds of thousand travelers visit Thirthahalli using our services and online room reservation at The booking procedure is simple and quick with fully secured payment options. The best part is we have digitalized the booking for homestays and resort in rural parts of Thirthahalli by giving payment options like credit/debit card and net banking facility for online reservation.

Corporate team or group booking in Thirthahalli

There are wide range of benefits and cash back offers from Travel Malnad if you are travelling with a huge group or your corporate team. We offer you the special discount pricing designed only for groups and corporate. You can avail it by inquiring on our portal or by writing an email to us regarding your planner well in advance. You can get add on facilities like trekking, rafting, camping and other activities for your team building at Thirthahalli homestays and resorts.

Nature holiday destinations and homestay booking in Malnad Karnataka

The travel philosophy is as vast as an ocean and you could plan your personal holiday with creative ideas. If you are travelling / living in Karnataka and planning for a weekend getaway from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore or Shimoga, Hubli… there are several incredible destinations in and around the region. Especially the Malnad Karnataka has a lot to offer for your vacation for short or long duration stay.

What is Nature Holiday? Why is it become one of the popular genres of holidaying? The idea of nature holiday could be, when you plan your holiday to explore the beauty of nature which can be mountains, valleys, rivers, streams, waterfalls, trekking, rafting, hiking, estate/plantations visit, agriculture visits, plantations studies, camping in the forest…

There could be a different perspective about holidaying in nature than what is described above. We are known in the market for customized holiday packages designed based on your requirement than just pre-checked holiday itineraries in Malnad. You can choose a stay and location based on your requirement about holidaying in nature. There are plenty of new and unique holiday concepts innovated by hospitality providers in the area. Subscribe to our newsletters and get updated information about nature holiday destinations in Karnataka.

Malnad hot spots for holiday

We have prominent holiday presence in spots such as Chikmagalur, Coorg, Sakleshpura, Thirthahalli, Shimoga, Agumbe, Sringeri, Kalasa, Kudhremukh, Kemmangundi, Dandeli.. in Malnad Region of Karnataka. Travelers who are visiting us from past 10 years are our backbone of improvisation in services and up gradation of amenities and facilities at different Malnad Homestays in Karnataka.

The stays we have listed on our portal are well known for their food and hospitality services as well as they are fully secured. Even if you are travelling with your spouse, you need not worry about the safety and security of the premises. The hosts are professional in providing these services from past several years. We recommend you to reach us well in advance to plan a holiday since most of the long weekends and weekends are accustomed to running houseful.

How to Book a Stay in Malnad?

  • Check availability on our portal
  • Receive your quote and cashback offers
  • Book online without any hassles
  • You can also book flight/train/vehicle with us
  • Travel peacefully with all your reservations taken care
  • Receive our special itinerary designed exclusively for you

Plan your trip to Malnad in Karnataka with professional holiday services

The region Malenadu or Malnad in Karnataka is a spectacular combination of places that form the richness of the area and is coined by the term “Land of Forests and Greenery”. This beautiful region attracts travelers like a magnet from all over India and abroad. The greenery, natural habitat, beautiful landscapes, rivers, valleys, mountains, pilgrimage, estates, plantations, paddy fields, water falls, trekking trails, nature trails, rafting, boating, water sports, homestays and resorts, wildlife, birdlife, photography… naturally gets its domain interested people from across districts, states and countries. Just a drive through the Malnad can give you a fabulous experience of being close to the Mother Nature.

Many people who are running round the clock work schedules love to visit this region and feel rejuvenated before getting back to their new assignments. We have come across actors, writers, thinkers, politicians, sportspersons, media persons, musicians, story writers, lyricists, adventure lovers, photographers, businessmen, students… visiting Malnad for a refreshing experience or for their work related enlightenment.  People from different walks of life visit this region several times in a year or sometimes most often on monthly basis. The stunning beauty of nature here brings them back for a certain reason called as rejuvenation.


Places in Malnad Region to visit:

Shimoga, Thirthahalli, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Sakleshpur, Dandeli, Sagara, Hosanagara, Jog Falls, Kodachadri, Kundadri, Kavaledurga, Kuppalli, Balehonnur, Koppa, Sringeri, Hornadu, Yaana, Mulaingiri, Bababudangiri, Bhadra Wildlife, Nisargadhama, Talakaveri, Madikeri, Virajpet, Bisle Ghat, Kudhremukh, Kemmangundi…

Best season to visit:

Malnad is the only region in Karnataka known for its tourism activities throughout the year. Every season is magnificent on its own and has traveler footfall. However, you can speak to our travel experts if you have specific reasons like photography, wildlife, bird life, herpetology, forest studies, agriculture studies, agri tourism.. Visits. Our team will help you plan your trip better with suitable inputs.

Cuisines of Malnad:

These are some of the famous cuisines and eateries of Malnad; Akki Rotti, Kadabu, Shevige, Halasina Kadabu, Aape, Benne Kadabu, Pandicurry, Kadambuttu, Kotte Kadabu, Nool Puttu…

Accommodation in Malnad:

Homestays are a famous type of accommodation in Malnad and you find them across all the places. Our portal has a list of homestays in Malnad for you to check room availability and book rooms online. The reservation of your stay is quite simple and you can do it without wasting any time. All the places are pre booked holidays available for you at affordable tariff/cost. Take a free quote online for homestays in malnad and book room of your choice.

Waterfalls in Malnad:

Jog Falls, Sirimane Falls, Kudlutheertha Falls, Jagara Falls, Kalathgiri Falls, Hebbe Falls, Abbi Falls, Mookanamane Falls, Hadlu Falls… Some of the waterfalls include trekking trails to visit the spot. Our trek guides can help you reach safely and with shortest routes. All pre booked holidays will get waterfalls trek as a complimentary inclusions.

Mountains in Malnad for Trekking:

Mulaingiri, Baba Budangiri, Kumara Parvatha, Kodachadri, Kavaledurga, Kundadri, Agumbe, Navilukallu Betta, Jenkal Gudda, Tadaindamol, Pushpagiri, Kudhremukh, Kemmangundi, Agni Gudda, Murkannu Gudda…


Plan your holiday by calling these numbers: 9480595888 / 9480565888

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Best travel partner in Karnataka for booking Estate Homestays and Resorts

The paramount reason for a lot of travelers planning their holiday is to have a special and memorable leisure experience. The destination you are visiting could have a lot of hidden information and places to cover which may not be otherwise famous as sightseeing places or tourist attractions. While choosing how to spend your holiday, there could be lot of reasons that can create dilemma for a lot of travelers. Whether to include some adventure activities or just laze at a place that is inside the greenery or amidst a valley.

We at Travel Malnad have simplified the homestay bookings in Karnataka with tools that can help travelers choose the right property as per their holiday requirement. You can choose a location, activities, facilities or budget related search on our portal and book your holiday without any hassles. This will not only help you get the best out of your holiday booking but also saves your valuable time planning your trip.

When you are holidaying with TravelMalnad it is our responsibility to give you the best experience. To achieve this, we are working with partners who are well established and professional hospitality providers only. Over the years, since we place customer first mindset in rendering our holiday services, we have acquired a great position in the hearts and minds of our travelers who quiet often visit our estate homestays in Malnad for refreshment and rejuvenation.


Travel Malnad is not just a holiday company but a very professional service provider striving to give its customers the best of experience of a destination at very affordable holiday packages. Repeated bookings fetch incredible discounts and cashback offers on a regular basis. You could be travelling with your friends or family with varied requirements for your leisure, TravelMalnad caters to all segments of holidaymakers in this country.

We are not only specialized holiday providers in Malnad Karnataka but our parent company Travel Getaways with its web portal is serving a host of beautiful destinations all over the world. Our services are appreciated by several guests who have cordially spared time to review our services and write detailed blogs about it.

Why choose our service?

  1. You can compare and book a stay online from any part of the globe
  2. Authentic Malnad Hospitality guaranteed
  3. Best deals for Groups and Corporate Bookings
  4. Multiple holiday ideas and easy booking facility
  5. Easy cancellations, credit notes or refund procedures
  6. Online payment facilities
  7. Flexibility of holiday planners
  8. Mind-blowing itineraries to explore Malnad
  9. Malnad cuisines to relish
  10. Vehicles or transport bookings
  11. No Additional Fees or Service Charges for any or our Holiday Services
  12. Offline Booking is also available for those who wish to book without going online.

Tour India and Explore Malnad

Tourists from overseas nations who come to India as travelers or tourists can explore malnad, a magnificent tourist destination in Karnataka. Places like Chikmagalur, Coorg and Thirthahalli covers the major part of Malnad region. There are several homestays and resorts in and around malnad where travelers can stay and experience the ecstacy of nature tourism. There are plenty of destinations across malnad that are worth visiting.

Travel Malnad helps tourists to access various informations about tourist destinations in Malnad and accommodation according to one’s budget. Malnad can be an exotic destination for those who are looking for a summer retreat. The climate will be humid and cool during winter and will be moderate during summer. Many travelers from northern India and from other foreign nations visit Malnad every year to experience the heavy rainfall and cool summer seasons.

Malenadu in Karnataka Map                                                                        Malnad Region in Karnataka

Travelers need not have to worry about reserving accommodation while touring to Malnad from any part of the world. Travel Malnad provides information and online booking facility for travelers and helps to save time while making a choice. There are homestays and resorts in Malnad who conduct activities for travelers who come in large groups for example corporate people and students. Travel to Maland and have a memorable holiday experience.

Must do things and places to visit in Malnad for a weekend getaway

If you are living in Bangalore for a short time on work or settled down with a job permanently that gives you breaks on weekends then you must utilize the leisure for weekend getaways. There are several things and we will share them in future blogs. Below is the outline of the best things you can do on a weekend from Bangalore. We have specifically focused on Malnad region in Karnataka.


  1. Western Ghats: You might have heard about this region and also could have visited a few spots here already. But you must consider visiting the Malnad belt in Western Ghats, which is the most spectacular and prosperous in vegetation and lifestyle. There are several commercial and non-commercial crops grown in this region as well as the forests are protected and reserved from any human activities. Which means you will get to see a lot of varieties of flora and fauna in this area.
  2. Chikmagalur: The land of coffee is now a huge market in itself for tourism and lot of travelers from the cities are visiting this green district of Karnataka. There are several homestays under our umbrella towards muliangiri, bababudangiri, bhadra wildlife and many other hot spots of Chikmagalur.
  3. Coorg: The all-time famous tourist destination is beckoning visitors from all over the places and embrace them with warm hospitality. If you are planning a short trip or a long rejuvenation holiday then the destination has several options for you. Spend your holiday doing adventure in the nature, sipping a hot coffee at the homestay or taking a spa at the resort.
  4. Sakleshpur: This is one of the short distance weekend getaway and holiday destinations from Bangalore. A lot of people take a break and visit this beautiful region which host a lot of popular accommodations and sightseeing places. You can plan for a weekend or for a long holiday, the place has everything to offer you and keep you engaged.
  5. Thirthahalli: Western Ghats takes its turn at this beautiful destination and it’s one of the few places where you have a lot of sightseeing places in and around the area at a short drive. You could visit all the places and also indulge in an adventurous trekking even during a short time visit to this fabulous destination.
  6. Trekking in the Monsoon: If you are a trekking enthusiast and love to scale mountains then you must visit during the monsoon with proper preparation. There are several mountains and trekking trails that can give you all new trekking experience in the Malnad. Greenery everywhere, drizzling rain, cool climate and fresh breeze makes it all the more special during your journey.


Travel Malnad specializes in providing the best in class accommodation and holiday services for those who love to explore any destination in Malnad Region. This is the most beautiful regions in Karnataka with paradises for trekkers, nature lovers, bird photographers, adventure seekers and anybody who wants rejuvenation and recharge. Your choices for holiday, itinerary and stay is made quick and easy with Travel Malnad’s professional holiday services in the region. Thousands of travelers have visited through travel malnad and had memorable holiday experience in this region.


Travelling experience from a photographer’s perspective – Escape to Nature

Photography and travel are like expeditions hand in hand. Whenever I plan my trip for photography the majority of planning is in the stay, food, transfers and flights booking section. In short my personal travel agent Travel Chords with its portals does all the homework and give me peace of mind during the entire trip. There a lot of beautiful spots in Karnataka for a photographer who would love to engage in a mind blowing photography holiday.

My recent trip to malnad is a memorable gift given to me by my travel partner Travel Malnad a sister concern of Travel Chords Holidays. We were a group of 5 photography enthusiasts who planned this together and well executed by our travel experts. Our motif was clear, a nice location with a decent accommodation where we can spend 4 to 5 nights stay and give job to the shutters maximum. I liked the concepts put forth by Travel Malnad who are not just booking my stay or transfers but in detailed itinerary planner for a successful photoshoot trip.

Since we were in a group the choices and preferences for food to beverages were different and the hosts obliged for all the demands since we were travelling through Travel Malnad Brand. I was little skeptical in the beginning to choose remote locations considering the safety and security. The homestay given to us by Travel Malnad was extremely homely and secured and it was almost like that we have stayed at one of our own relative’s place.


The journey started from Bangalore on a Thursday and we were all geared up for this fantastic photography sessions. We were accompanied by Mr Richard one of the expert photographer from Australia. We were excited, energetic and looking for a new opportunity other than what we do in our routine work at Bangalore. The whole idea of “Escape to Nature” by Travel Malnad itself was running our minds continuously and all photo albums are named after this punch line. I was on the top with my adrenaline gush making me feel younger for adventure and older enough to appreciate the beauty of nature.

We reached the malnad homestay by noon time and welcomed with a nice fruit drink and continued with a sumptuous spread of buffet lunch. We had a nice lunch and all were feeling extremely pampered and took a nice power nap in the afternoon. Since we were there for next 4 days our instructor organized the time meticulously. Our evening photography sessions began at a nearby waterfalls and a hillock. Next 3 days was photo photo photo on our minds and cameras which kept us busy and filled our folders on our laptops a nice collection of clicks. If you are also interested in these trips contact 9480595888 or you can also email