A Kodava home which has been opened to those looking for a vacation in luxury within an affordable budget, situated at the heart of Madikeri the capital of Coorg, you have the luxury and comfort of home. Coorg district, the birthplace of river Cauvery, lies in the picturesque Western Ghats of Karnataka and is home to the Kodavas. The people of Coorg live close to nature and have a great love for the land.
The Coorg coffee estates are famous for their coffee , honey, oranges, cardamom and the queen of spice pepper.
Lakshmi Nivasa, situated in Madikeri which has been rebuilt meticulously, is an ancestral home known for its legendary hospitality to family and friends. It has its own story to tell from hand made floor tiles to the antique door, pillars and windows rescued from a chieftain’s house and painstakingly restored. Lakshmi Nivasa offers you a quality home stay service in Coorg.
Our family starting from my grandfather Sri. Appaiah decided to break away from the traditional way of life and do business , he decided to seek his fortune at Madikeri and came and settled in the town and bought Lakshmi Nivasa from a Brahmin. The hospitality of Lakshmi Nivasa started from the beginning being the only family house in town at any given time nothing less than 30 to 35 people lived here.
Lakshmi Nivasa was the birth place of a hundred dreams of many members of the family who eventually went on to achieve them. Lakshmi Nivasa signifies kindness, courage, strength, hard work and success. Eventually over a period of time different branches of the family decided to sell their portions and move to the city in search of a better life.
It was at this time that I Bopanna and my wife muthu the third generation of the family decided to acquire Lakshmi Nivasa and keep the legend alive. After having traveled extensively over the world and staying in varied places we found that one always has certain inherent expectations of a place. After giving careful consideration to all those expectations Lakshmi Nivasa was conceived to not only meet but hopefully exceed those standards.
Right from the hand made floor tiles to the antique door and pillars that were rescued and restored every nook of Lakshmi Nivasa has its own story to tell. We invite you to Lakshmi Nivasa not for the holiday but the experience
Forty kms from Madikeri at the foothills of Tadiyendamol, the highest peak of Coorg, lies our estate ( laxmivana ) close to the family home (ainmane’) where you can enjoy the solitude of nature in all her wild un spoilt beauty. Listen to the music of the wind and have a picnic by the brook in the heart of Coorg