A malnad style village home surrounded by splended views and river running through the farms. Huge waterfalls and lush green paddy fields. My home is 200 meters from the beautiful Kadamagundi waterfall and the river runs right next to my home. You can always hear water gushing in the river. It is also home to multiple western ghat birds. You can hear birds all through out the day. Climate is warm and humid in summer. Windy and cool in winter. Its rains all most everyday in rainy seasons.
“"The woods are lovely dark and deep....but the miles can wait before I sleep." Robert frost would have written it thus if he had passed through didupe! We got out of Bangalore early Saturday morning and Shivkumar was in constant touch with us enquiring about our location, providing us with precise directions, we were asked to get our vehicle till the asphalt road ends. There our guide was waiting for us to take us to our habitation for the next two days, we were asked to alight from the vehicle with our baggage in hand. Our adventure began almost immediately as we discovered that we had to cross quite a few streams with almost knee deep water with baggage in hand. When we had finished the 20min trek,we reached the village home of our host, where Shiva clad in a dhoti and shirt welcomed us in. Lunch was simple but flavourful and we all overate. The trek to waterfall thereafter was lovely passing through areca nut plantations and forest trails. The waterfall itself was beautiful you can go all the way to the edge of the fall, you can either sit on the rocks and admire the fall from a distance or sit on a ledge under the fall and get a good back massage with the water hitting you at all the pressure spots. As many others have mentioned it's a place with lots to do or nothing to do, it's a must for those who want to take a break from the humdrums of the city and bring the clock almost to a standstill. A word about our host Shiva, he is a smart guy who knows what the guests are desiring and what they are capable of, hence he tailor makes the itinerary for you on the spot. He would enthral us with stories of treks and the jungle, his friendly and humble demeanor would put you immediately at ease.”
We are at Didupe valley surrounded by Kudremukh mountain range. Home to multiple waterfalls and trekking trails. We welcome you to camp at our private farms. We arrange hygienic Authentic Malenadu food ( very much like any other South indian food style) for extra cost and basic infrastructure like bathroom/toilet, Change rooms are available on site. We can provide tents and simple/clean pillows/sheets. You can bring your tents and accessories also. We only host nature lovers/Campers/trekkers.
“Pretty little streams, inviting waterfalls, countless trails, surrounded by greenery, jackfruit, arecanut, birds, butterflies, ponds, locals, tent, paddy fields, malnad cuisine, heart warming hospitality etc - this sums up Shiva's place! If any of these are on your mind please go ahead and book this place. We did not know when 3 days got over! I understood how much difference it would make if someone is there around to listen to your needs, such was the warmth of the local hosts and Shiva. We enjoyed the private waterfall near his house- which is safe for children too. The only thing we felt was that it was humid on some instances but everything else was so good that temperature didn't bother us much. The interaction with locals has been a memorable experience. We were served with delicious authentic food. Making jackfruit papads with hosts was enjoyable! Thanks Shiva for connecting us to your place and people! Really appreciate the kind of work you are doing.”
Set in the HILLS OF KUDREMUKH, this 200-year-old house is flanked by WATERFALLS ON BOTH SIDES that are a stone throw away! It is known for its DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN CUISINE, with locally grown fresh ingredients! Pleasant CLIMATE, umpteen SPECIES OF BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES, almost ZERO POLLUTION AND CONTAMINATION makes this place a vibrant and a must-visit stay.
“If you want to soak in nature beauty at its best, meditate and have your own time to explore once soul within, highly recommend the place. The writers, poets and meditation lovers would simply fall in love. A lovely rainforest feel and hearing music of each drop of rain is a solace in itself. No words to express gratitude to Manu's hospitality and food cooked with so much love and care. Everything is a cherishing experience of what this artistic trip recipe is made up of. Kudos to entire team for keeping it so organic, healthy, natural, artistic, homely and eco friendly..........”