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  • Welcome to Riverwoods – Come; experience a typical day in the life of a coffee planter.

    Coffee goes through its cycle of life from the summer to the winter- From the blossom in February, to the bean in December each season has its own charm.

    Tucked away in Chikmagalur District of the Western Ghats, Riverwoods Chikmagalur homestay is set amidst 360 acres of Robusta coffee. Enter the confines of the plantation and the beautiful silhouettes of rolling hills beckon you. Endless fields of paddy in tones of green and yellow kiss the sky disappearing into the horizon. Thick growth of Robusta coffee plants interspersed with pepper vines and fruit trees give you your first glimpse of the coffee landscape.

    Riverwoods can be best described as a 60’s styled plantation bungalow with architecture and interiors that blurs the line between natural and man made. The bungalow is surrounded by a large garden area with a variety of fruit trees and open spaces to relax in.

    The surrounds of Riverwoods – miles and miles of the most beautiful landscape, make for a playground of numerous possibilities. Enjoy everything we have on offer, which includes light adventure, trekking, fishing, swimming, estate tours, barbeque, camp fires, bird watching, bat spotting, exploring, Kayaking, River rafting or just relaxing.  So, make sure you carry your backpack and a pair of sneakers. Riverwood’s wildlife is both rich and varied; Deer and peacocks have made Avanthi plantation their haunt.
    The privacy and remoteness of this exotic homestay, along with the most beautiful sunsets creates the perfect backdrop for an intimate getaway. We can’t think of a more idyllic place to start a new life together.
    Come to River Woods and rekindle your romance… bond with your children… rejuvenate your spirits… lose yourself in nature… discover your SELF.

    Gift yourself and your loved ones the River Woods experience… the holiday you deserve.

    In the late 1800’s young lads seeking adventure competed to cultivate thickly forested hills of the western Ghats. The one who reached the summit first could continue to cultivate the slopes on the other side.

    1914-1920: Avanthi Estates were founded by pioneers of the Peris family that traveled on a convoy of bullock carts for four days from their hometown, Mangalore. The river that bound the property had to be crossed on a ‘coracle’, until the bridge was constructed in the early 1900’s.

    It became a holiday home for the family on vacations. Hunting provided entertainment in the early part of the century. Boar and green pigeon were game. Night hunts were popular. Deer wandered around the bungalow waiting to get fed.

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