CAPTAIN K’S GETAWAY is named in memory of my late father Capt. Kieren Alvares, who retired early, as a Captain with the Merchant Navy, to begin his own Shipping and C&F Agency in his hometown of Mangalore. His love for nature later led him to purchase barren land close to Madikeri which, with diligent care and attention, he transformed into this verdant paradise which truly became his getaway.
The estate is planted with Robusta, Arabica and Liberica varieties of coffee besides pepper, cardamom and a variety of fruit trees. It is also home to a large number of birds, wild boar and wild fowl .The homestay includes a wonderful view of rolling hills and green valleys as well as century old trees, streams and walking/hiking trails.
CAPTAIN K’S is approximately an hour by road to some of Coorg’s favourite must-see destinations including the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, the Tibetan Colony and Namdroling Monastry in Bylakuppe and the Dubare Elephant Camp. It is approximately half an hour from it’s capital – Madikeri’s – famous sight-seeing spots of Abbey Falls, Raja Seat, the 19th Century Fort, Kaveri River and the Omkeshwara Temple among others.
CAPTAIN K’s is also an ideal location for golf lovers as it is only a 15 minute drive from Mercara Downs and an hour’s drive from the Bittingala Golf Course