After adventurous drive into Jungle, we exited Nagarahole, and after few minutes drive we entered the village called Kutta. From here, we need to take some deviation towards Manchally Village. People here talk Kannada, Kodava and also Malayalam. The drive from Kutta to Chilligeri is only 2 KM but very scenic. The road from Kutta goes towards Srimangala and after around 2 KM you get a small diversion towards Manchally Village. The scenic beauty doubles after entering this road. You have farms on both sides of road and this leads to The Jade and as well as Chilligeri.
The Chilligeri estate is good, not that great. They have a very old house, as old as 100 years. Owner Somaiah and family stay there. His wife, Banu runs the entire show. She welcomed us with Amazing Coorg coffee and showed us our room which was inside her house. We felt very uneasy to stay in someone else's house. And then I walked around the entire estate and realized that there is another out house with 4 rooms. I asked her whether we can get one there. She agreed and we moved into one of the rooms there.
Estate contains lot of vegetation on Coffee, Banyan, beetle leaf, jack fruit, Moosambi, Sapota , spices. It was raining almost all the time we stayed there. Initial plan was to stay 2 days and roam around a lot. Also visit, nagarahole safari, Wayanad Forest Safari, Kuruva island, Tiruneeli Temple etc. Heavy rains ruined our plan and we decided to check out the next morning. The lady gave us some trouble by asking 2 days' rent and leave, but then she agreed after realizing we can not do much in the heavy rains.
We went to Irpu falls in the afternoon and enjoyed a lot. I will write another post for Irpu falls.
The food provided was good enough. May be meat eaters would have enjoyed more by having Coorg-famous pork. We also enjoyed rice, rasam, sambar, curry and pappad. Enjoyed a lot the next morning during break fast. She had prepared a kind of Roti, she called it as Rotti-Akki. Learnt the recipe of the same and checked out in the morning.