About Gonakal

Experience the best of heritage living with the Thotimane Homestay, guests enjoy a beautiful stay in a 360 year old heritage home amidst the scenic beauty of malnad’s lush green forest.

The homestay is built in traditional “Thottimane” style with large open space to walk around and “Chitte” (covered open space) to relax. A homestay retreat where one can discover the true untouched beauty. Built by local artisans using traditional design and materials, the 'Thoti Mane Homestay' will provide every comfort, without compromising on authenticity. It is imagined as the ideal getaway for families and nature lovers looking to get off the fast lane, go back to the basics and feel the connection to nature and of course enjoying the homely malnad cuisine.


Your homestay includes

  • 5 cottages consisting of 2 heritage cottage, 2 deluxe cottages and one wooden cottage
  • Bonfire
  • A healthy walk down the coffee plantation

Cuisine/ Oota

Food here is served with the heritage of rich malanad culture  Our menu consists of traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet for both lunch and dinner. Tea and coffee is served round the day.


  • Plantation walk
  • Sight seeing
(*subject to availability and weather conditions)

Getting there

  • Chikmagalur (60kms)
  • Belur
  • Hassan (200kms)
  • Bengaluru


  • From Bengaluru - 250kms
  • From Mysore - 180kms


From Bengaluru - 180kms-
From Mysore - 90kms
(All rates are in INR, per person per night)

Around Gonakal

  • Kemmanagundi
  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (Muthodi)
  • Kudremukh
  • Mullayanagiri
  • Baba Budan Giri
  • Hebbe Falls

Terms and Conditions:

  • Check in - 12 noon and Check out - 11 am.
  • Package includes lunch, dinner and breakfast (starts with lunch and ends with breakfast).
  • Children between 5 to 12 years are charged 50% of the tariff.
  • Accommodations are on twin sharing basis.
  • Tariff are subjected to change with availability and during peak seasons.
  • Booking will be confirmed only on the receipt of full payment.
  • All disputes are subject to Bengaluru jurisdiction.