A great getaway from busy Bangalore, you’re likely to bump into a lot of expat couples looking for peace and quiet from India’s Silicon Valley. Spread over an organic spice farm, we’re right in the middle of a thick rain forest, a little away from Madikeri City, bang in the midst of nature. Our hosts are Drs. Sujata and Anurag Goel – both PhDs (in Botany and Molecular Biology respectively). Absolutely recommended if you want tranquility nature, and and an educational experience thrown in for good measure. The plantation walks were super fun and there were lovely trekking routes as well. Food is vegetarian and pretty good.