The SpaceHighgarden Cottage - Nestled in the Niligiri District and elevated at 3000ft. Our home is a peaceful, private, calm and a tranquil cottage surrounded by the spectacular views of the Niligiri hills and surrounded by lush green forests. It’s a place to relax, unwind, read a book or just absorb the scenery and live in harmony with nature and the wild.
We are 20 minutes away from the famous Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary . One can experience deep serenity and soul –warming spirit of the forest and wildlife.
The cottage consists of 3 simple bedrooms with a living area, a kitchen and a sitting area. 2 private rooms are available with a private verandah, either individually or together. Both rooms have attached bathrooms with hot water.
The rooms come equipped with a hot kettle and provisions for making tea and coffee. Guest AccessBe at home and you can access the entire cottage and garden space and whatever is available. There is a private verandah with a stunning mountain and jungle view to sit, chill, read a book and relax.
We can provide you with meals or should you wish you can choose to order from any of the nice restaurants nearby. There is a nominal charge to fetch the food from the nearby town which is 7 kms away.
Should you wish to have home cooked food- Typically, cost of per meal per person could vary depending on what all you would like to eat…. The important point to express your preferences in advance so that provisions are procured from town and stored accordingly. If your are keen on this option please let us know and we can provide you with the options and pricing.
The Dining area is spacious and can seat 6 to dine. There is enough cutlery to cater to a large family.
Prior notice is required in case you may want to use the kitchen. The kitchen has a gas stove and a fridge and necessary spices and powders with sufficient cooking utensils. In case you want to cook your meals, you can use the Kitchen at an additional fee with a cleaning charge which is paid to the cleaner. ( Please ensure the the equipment is treated as your own)
Provisions including vegetables can be procured from Masinagudi and for simple requirements you can buy things from the village grocery shops at Mavanahalla.
Guests should not walk in the forest at any time and cannot leave the property on foot after 5:30pm because of possible wildlife encounters especially elephants.
This is a peaceful and private cottage. Loud music, Parties and drinking to excess are not welcome or allowed.
Please remember it’s a home and not a hotel ☺ Interaction with GuestsSince we live on the property, I am just a call away and most of the time on the property. I will be there in case you require any assistance or help to make your stay comfortable. The NeighborhoodWe are in a small rural village just 55 minutes from Ooty and 2 hours from Mysore. The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is a 20-minute Drive away.
Local Sightseeing - We would be happy to assist you with tips and guidance on off beaten places to explore. Transportation can be organized for sightseeing, and watching wildlife. Over 50 species of birds have been spotted in our cottage. There are several picnic spots around and one can also visit Ooty, Coonoor and Kotegiri known for their breath-taking natural beauty. Getting AroundThis place is about 7 km from Masinagudi off the Masinagudi – Ooty road at Mavanahalla.
If you come by air – nearest airport is Coimbatore, 3 hours drive. Volvo Buses from Bangalore are very comfortable and reliable. These buses can get you to Thepakadu, which is about 15km from Mavanahalla. (You will need to get off and come by taxi)
Coming from Ooty, come via Kalhatti village and down the Segur Ghat which is about 55 min from Ooty by car.
A taxi pick-up and drop could be organized at a cost with at least 24hours prior notice. Other Things to NoteThis may come as a surprise- there is also a quiet Cafe Coffee Day about 1/2 a kilometer away on the forest road leading to Ooty. Just in case you may have a desire to sip a cup of Capachino....