Welcome to Aatu homestay – Feel at home and savior the delicacy of the
wide spread local flavor.
The Aatu homestay is situated in the heart of the district capital
Madikeri (Mercara) at an elevation of 1500 mts. This little township
is considered as the capital of the Coorg region. Mercara is set on a
series of ridges that command breathtaking views, was an unassuming
state in its own right till a few decades ago. The Friday Market at
Mercara has a surplus of eco-friendly commodities made by the local
tribal people. Shopping here could be a worthwhile experience.
Fresh air and laid back ambience greets any new visitor to this virgin
region filled with the rich aromas of coffee and cardamom. Visitors
come back again to relax to the relatively untouched laid back
The main river in Coorg is the Kaveri (Cauvery) which starts at
Talkaveri, almost 40 km away from Madikeri. The climate is pleasant
compared to other parts of Southern India. In July and August,
rainfall is intense, and there are often rain showers into November.
Yearly rainfall may exceed 4,000 millimeters in certain areas. The
winters are normally chilly and temperature ranges from 11 C to 25 C.
The winter is normally from November to January. The hottest time is
April, May when the temperature may cross 33 C.