"The Southern Kashmir"

Coorg or Kodagu, located in South India close to Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore, is well-known for its Native warrior peoples called Kodavas, its expansive shade-grown coffee plantations, rolling hills and tropical evergreen forests. With their strong cultural traditions, the Kodavas live harmoniously within the rough terrain of this mountainous region, while still progressing at a modern pace. Their friendly manner will make your visit to Coorg a memorable one, along with the numerous sights and sounds of this beautiful region.

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"The Betta Thota"

Amritasthanam, also fondly known as "Betta Thota" or "Mountain estate", is built within a coffee plantation on top of a mountain near the town of Madikeri, in the village of Thurkurahatti, and is an escape into a part of the world unlike any other. Amritasthanam has an uninterrupted view of seven different mountain ranges and a treetop canopy as far as the eye can see. Even the locals agree that it is a view seen nowhere else in the region of Coorg.


"Guest House & Retreat"

Amritasthanam is a family-owned and operated guest house (locally called a "homestay") and yoga retreat, offering you the unforgettable experience of falling back in touch with yourself. Karma Yoga with your family and ours. The friendly staff, with their constant smiles, will make your stay as comfortable as home yet still offer a fresh and exciting new experience.

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Service Highlights

  • Daily opportunities for Karma Yoga
  • Daily home-cooked meals and snacks
  • Laundry services included
  • Wheel chair access
  • Outdoor activities
  • Well maintained nature trails
  • Bird-watching
    (property falls within a bird migration route)
  • Special packages for Yoga schools
  • Free parking

  • Testimonials

    • We enjoyed our stay here immensely. The biggest plus of Amritasthanam apart from the nature, clean rooms etc. is Ganga herself. You can even make introverts like me mix in a crowd. Love this place and will come back here.

      K.Priya, Bangalore.
    • Dear Ganga, The view from Amritasthanam is as beautiful as your outlook on life. Thank you for everything and all the best.

      Timothy Ladner, Australia.
    • This was one of the best stays of my life. The infinite greenery, the sweet smell of spices in the morning, the sense of freedom that this place gives are just amazing…. But most of all, I really enjoyed your company and your view of life. This was by far the best part.

      Alia Al Kasimi, Morocco.
    • We had a wonderful stay. Wish we could stay longer. The rooms and grounds are beautiful. Your hospitality and conversations are much appreciated.

      Sara Buono, California.
    • Thank you for a wonderful weekend in this beautiful haven. Beautiful surroundings, delicious food and wonderful hospitality. We will recommend this place to our friends and hopefully will get the chance to come here again.

      The Kealey Family, Ireland.

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    Karma Yoga

    The "discipline of action"

    Karma Yoga – Indulge in KY with your family.

  • Gardening
  • Coffee picking, cleaning, pruning and drying
  • Nature trail maintenance
  •  Proactive participation in cleaning the neighbourhood
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