We were thinking to go to Coorg from long time and continuously searching for the place. And finally after recommendation from many people decided to go to Bethal Home Stay. But it took almost 4 months to follow up to get desired booking in Bethal. Rakesh is the owner of this place and resident of Bangalore. And as I read about him in other reviews he is exactly same in his behavior and the way entertaining his guests. If you are a kid he becomes mommy & Daddy... if you are young then he makes you to feel like uncles house and if you want to be felt professional he makes you to be comfortable. This was the place where I did not feel like business environment rather it was like home and passion for Rakesh to Run Bethal Home Stay.
About this place: Its good if you have your own car, and if you are travelling from bangalore, then you have opportunity to enjoy almost 10KM of forest area to reach Kutta. You have to cross Nagerhole forest also called Rajiv Gandhi National park. Try to in forest by 6:00 Am which is the opening time , and take slow drive and enjoy the nature sound and wild animals. After crossing Forest you reach Kutta, and I am sure if you are not a excellent driver then you can not drive on the hill to reach Bethal. Best is to give call to Rakesh and he will arrange parking of your car in Kutta and he can take you to Bethal in his Zeep. After reaching there its like deep forest where you can just hear the birds sound and feel Nature and Jungle. Cottages to stay are pretty decent and there is a tree house also. If you are just 2 then take tree house... you can enjoy the nature much more from there and the beautiful scenes.You have very good homely food which you want to keep on eating... and bon-fire and tasty snacks in the evening.Rakesh does takes care of Veg & Non-Veg fans:) you need not to mention any thing, you will get tasty equivalent of non-veg in veg items:p. There is Irupu fall- must visit, one paap nashini river in kerala border -Waynad and river rafting in Kutta. And last but not least the dark night at Betahl - seams to be scary but you will see some scenes and feeling that you can not capture in camera or video recording...yes it is about stars and fireflies.It will look like fairy-tail story..... and little bit of scary jungle experience if its raining in the night and you are on tree house... and finally some pretty birds comes inside your house take shelter from rain which you think something else and do not dare to open your eyes to see what it is and keep on waiting for morning when it is your first night at tree house.
Overall, Bethal is a good place to stay, must go, and Rakesh is very humble, kind and very good story telling skills and keeps you entertaining and make you feel comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bethel Home Stay in the newly planted Bethel coffee estate prides it self in being one of the best home stays in Coorg, It is the only home stay in south Coorg themed to get its guests close to Nature that Coorg is so famous for. Bethel Home stay provides its guests with the adventure of living in spacious Swiss tents and Bamboo Houses without sacrificing any of the amenities of a modern Home ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bethel Home Stay Hotel Srimangala