Nestled within the vast scape of the Western Ghats in India, is the Malnad region (land of rain and hills) of Karnataka, with its rich heritage, culture and abundance of some of India’s best coffee plantations is Exotic Plantation Retreat . Be it a relaxed, adventurous, educative or even a romantic getaway, there’s something for everyone, with its widespread greenery, constant streams of flowing water, ‘mountain-esque’ landscape and plenty of history.
Situated in Sakleshpur in the historic Manjarabad region, lies Harley Estate dating back to the early 1860’s. Amidst the 500 acres of coffee plantation, lush green, many lakes, and a gurgling stream at Harley estate, lies Exotic Plantation Retreat , making it a perfect place for a totally relaxed getaway.
Harley Estate is situated at an altitude of 3,400 feet above sea level. The temperature ideally varies between 10 °C to 30 °C. The estate on an average receives a rainfall of 125 inches annually. The plantation consists of crops such as coffee, cocoa, banana, areca, vanilla, coconut, cardamom and pepper. All crops are carefully planted in between natural and jungle shade trees. This natural spread not only provides an ecological and sustainable growth to crops but also helps in preserving both the environment and natural wildlife. Harley Estate, not only offers some of the best and award winning coffees of the world, but also supports a sustainable eco system with a large variety of flora and fauna, being home to over 200 types of birds (identified in the region so far), and various other wild life. It is also part of the Elephant Corridor.
Exotic Plantation Retreat prides itself in being ecologically friendly. The electricity used within the resort is generated hydraulically at one of the gushing waterfalls on the estate, or by solar. And it doesn’t just stop there; even your meals are made from produce grown organically on the plantation!
Experience the fresh air and expanse of greenery as you enter the main gates at Harley Estate, and drive up to see the estate grounds, with the office, bungalow, coffee lab, pulping unit and a view of the region. Stretch away your stiffness from the journey and get ready for an adventurous jeep ride through the estate to get to your rooms. All the homes being nestled deep in the woods, gives you the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax.
Exotic Plantation Retreat now offers 3 different types of homes for your stay; each with a different feel and experience from the other, with an idea of presenting you with various types of life on the estate. We serve authentic Malnad food and BBQ in the evenings, at the falls.
The homes at Exotic Plantation Retreat, it’s Estate are spread across a couple of kilometers. All our rooms have a large double bed and can house a spare bed.
FIREFLIES: Mocking a new – age planter’s home, Fireflies is a modern house with all modern facilities. The hall with glass walls and the dining and sit out on the terrace gives a great view of the area and is also the perfect place for bird watching. This house has 3 rooms with a large porch, terrace and a central courtyard. It houses the main kitchen and has multiple dining / lounging areas.
BRICK COTTAGE: The Brick Cottage is one of the most romantic options available at Exotic Plantation Retreat. Its rustic style, highlights refreshing simplicity with natural beauty. The cottage has a sense of connection to the past that’s hard to resist. It feels honest and unstudied and evokes a simpler time.
It is placed next to Fireflies and has a large room with a verandah running along the front. It sports a huge shower area which is skylit and has a tree growing through it. It has bare brick walls to give you a rustic, cozy feel.
THE HOUSE ON THE HILL: Approached by the breathtaking view of the estate valleys and hills, The House on the Hill, has a panoramic view of the green and the skies. With two rooms, wonderful views and woodlands, and surrounded by a large garden, The House on the Hill is an oasis of peace and tranquility.
|PRICING PER COUPLE / HOUSE||Fireflies||Brick Cottage||The House on the Hill|
|2 Days / 1 Night||Rs. 7,000||Rs. 7,588||Rs. 7,000|
|3 Days / 2 Nights||Rs.13,235||Rs. 14,118||Rs. 13,235|
|4 Days / 5 Nights||Rs. 19,118||Rs. 19,167||Rs. 19,118|
|5 Days / 6 Nights||Rs. 24,412||Rs. 25,882||Rs. 24,412|
|Extra Person||₹ Rs. 2,176||Rs. 2,176||Rs. 2,17|
*Children below 5 years of age travel for free & children between 5 to 10 years will be charged Rs. 1088 per night.