When planning a vacation you have myriad of options for staying – hotels, hostels, B&Bs, guesthouses, lodges and homestays. On the surface, they are all made of bricks and beams. But if you want to experience the place like a local, taste home-cooked local food and gain deeper local knowledge, you have to tick the last choice and co-live with a LOCAL family. 

As globe-trotter, this husband-wife duo has traveled extensively over the world and stayed in varied places. As guests they understood that one always has certain inherent expectations of a place. So when they decided to acquire and rebuilt their ancestral home into a holiday home GOWRI NIVAS they took into account all their learnings and experiences. From the day the idea was conceived, Muthu and Bopanna meticulously worked to achieve their two important objectives:  

First to not only meet the expectations of guests but hopefully exceed them 

And second to keep the family legend alive

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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 Gowri Nivas from a Brahmin.

The house is called Gowri Nivas after his wife and my grandmother Gowramma.

The hospitality of Gowri Nivas started from the beginning. Being the only family house in town at any given time nothing less than 30 to 35 people lived here. Gowri Nivas was the birthplace of a hundred dreams of many members of the family who eventually went on to achieve them. Gowri Nivas signifies kindness, courage, strength, hard work and success.

live in the heart of Madikeri

PreneurKonnect_GN_PropertyA 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. Here you have the luxury and comfort of home. 



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the JOURNEY so far

We started in 2006 and took us about a year to establish. We have been receiving excellent feedback from our guests. Word of mouth and our presence on the internet has been the major crowd puller to our homestay

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Retain your own identity as you are a home stay 

Contact + Booking & Reaching 

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