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Gatikallu Homestay

Fix a memorable date with nature at Gatikallu Homestay in Chikmagalur for catching a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Western Ghats mountain valley and the majestic Balalrayanadurga Mountain and fort.

Set amidst the undulating mountain ranges of Western Ghats, Gatikallu Homestay in Chikmagalur offers the tourists a serene stay in the lap of nature. Perched at an elevation of 2000 feet above the sea level and surrounded by coffee, cardamom and pepper estates, you will be amazed by the treasures that the nature has on display here. With lush-green valleys, imposing mountain peaks and enchanting streams, the place has a rejuvenating charm. Moreover, the famous Ballalarayana Durga fort adds a little historical legacy to make it an intriguing holiday recipe.

If you are looking forward to undisturbed tranquility, Gatikallu Homestay can be the perfect sojourn to spend a few quality days away from the hustles and bustles of commercial city life.


Gatikallu Homestay, covering an area of over 100 acres, is situated in the picturesque green corridor of Balalrayanadurga in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur district. The place is around 37 KM away from Mudigere and Chikmagalur city center is a further 30 odd kilometers. From Mysore and Bangalore, the distance is 225 KM and 290 KM respectively.

Journey from Bangalore in your own vehicle takes no more than 6 hours. From Mysore, it is a 5 hours trip and just 4 hours from Mangalore. If you are availing public transport, then Chikmagalur is well-connected via railway and bus service from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli and Hassan. You can hire a cab from Chikmagalur to reach Gatikallu Homestay within an hour.


Tourists can choose between three types of accommodation packages at Gatikallu Homestay, Chikmagalur – Club Class, Antique Class and Star Class. These are all-inclusive packages covering food, facilities (TV, Wi-Fi, hot water, and Parking) and accommodation expenses. Authentic Malnad cuisine, homely ambiance and unmatched hospitality are the added incentives.

The Club Class package brings you well-furnished cottages with attached baths. There are twin sharing options as well as bigger cottages to accommodate multiple members.

The Antique Class stay can bring back the nostalgic memories of your ancestral house. A vintage bungalow has been renovated into a homestay – carefully retaining its antique charms and century-old architecture. Designed elegantly with spacious verandah, tiled rooftop, ancient stonewalls and legacy wooden furniture, the rustic setup is sure to take your breath away. How about reliving the nostalgia? Sounds tempting? Sure it is!

Last, but certainly not the least, the Star Class package, can offer you a supremely luxurious staying experience. If you are a nature lover at heart, yet yearn for the technological convenience of city life, then Star Class accommodation can be the ideal choice for you.

On top of the accommodation package, you can pick up a-la-carte activities package by paying up reasonable charges. Trekking activities, guided estate tours, outdoor camping, bonfire with tents and stream walk are a few of the preferred tourist activities at Gatikallu Homestay in Chikmagalur.


  • Secure parking
  • Wi-fi connectivity
  • Power source
  • Television
  • Running hot water
  • Room service
  • Playground
  • Garden
  • Trekking
  • Tent stay

Tourist Places and Activities

Ballalyrayandurga peak and fort is one of the prime tourists attractions here. The cascading Bandaje Arabi waterfalls is equally popular among the nature lovers.

Trekking enthusiasts can follow the beaten trails that unfurl into wilderness. River rafting is another option for the adrenaline junkies.

The Sunset Point offers splendid views of the setting sun. Leisurely stroll along the coffee plantation holding the hand of your loved one can be an eternal bliss. Outdoor camping under a starry sky with bonfire is an experience to cherish for a long time.

We’re just a call away

For a tranquil, rejuvenating and picturesque sojourn in and around Kalasa, Chikmagalur, you can trust Gatikallu Homestay to provide you a highly satisfying getaway. It’s a home away from home – with warm hospitality, rustic charm and delicious home-cooked Malnad cuisines.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call on +91-82965-38447​​ or book an accommodation online and get lost in the soothing wilderness!

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