With the long weekend coming up, I wanted a quick getaway that promised complete relaxation and everything else in-between. Having said that, I didn’t want to venture far for it would mean travelling for hours which would eat up my precious holidays! Being in Bangalore meant I had access to lush green havens, mystic valleys and mountains, overall beautiful hill stations within few km. And that’s how I chanced upon Chikmagalur. The more I read the more I loved, then a decision was made. With the destination finalized, I now started looking for a place to stay. So by a random check on Google lands me to this resort’s website Java Rain resort. They say that the first impression is the last impression, while I didn’t much believe in it before but I had a change of heart in the few minutes that I began to explore the page and excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, I proceeded to book my stay online. And I must say, my surprises began unfolding this very moment. With my booking, I availed an Rs1000 gift voucher which can be used in the resort and a 20% off on the spa bill!
So this was it. The much-awaited start to my vacations. I drove towards my destination with loads of excitement and for some reason, stomach full of butterflies. Maybe the anticipation of what was coming next made my belly tickle! Anyway, the drive-in all took me around 5 hours, including breaks and snack stops. The roads were great with scenic detours that beckon you to explore them. But for today, I had one destination in mind, i.e. Java Rain resort.
And finally, I arrive with bated breath, at the beautiful gateway to begin my holidays. After parking my vehicle, I walked into the reception area and was welcomed warmly by the most courteous staff I have ever met. As I sipped on the delicious fruit smoothie offered as a welcome drink, my check-in process was a breeze. And then I walked on the smooth gravel stone pathway to my villa which was going to be my home for a couple of days. As I entered my Villa, I was dumbstruck and in awe of the magnificent wonder that lay before me. And the direct view of the valley from my room was just indescribable. Wish I could enjoy this view each day from my apartment window in the city! As I soaked and breathe in the beauty surrounding this incredible place, I knew one thing for sure- I didn’t want to go back!! The heavenly feel, warm hospitality and the cosy, luxurious Villas I experienced here are like none other. Absolutely no comparison.
Stay tuned and keep reading to know more about this amazing place in my upcoming blog….