It has been four times of visiting Mugilu with my golden retriever, and I have to say this place feels so much like home, thanks to the wonderful hosts Sapna and Chandan who are more like family than hosts while we stay at Mugilu. The food and stay experience is fantastic as always, the staff are ever helpful and going about their chores with smiles on their faces, the canine family at Mugilu is ever so welcoming and the place is magical no matter what season you visit Mugilu in. A wholehearted kudos and thank you from me to the Mugilu family! I'll be back again very soon. :)
As a veteran visitor here, I can safely say it is no understatement to call Mugilu one of the best homestays in the western ghats, hands down. Chandan and Sapna are doing a fabulous job and it shows in the results. Being avid travellers themselves, the owners plan everything to perfection for the guests, so you will rarely need to even ask for anything to be done. The place offers ample opportunities for relaxing, hiking around, hanging around in the estate and even has sightseeing spots around this region. All of which can be done with your pet in tow, and that itself is a major differentiator for customers like me. I missed out the important point, every pet owner must visit this place at least once to see just how happy our urban dogs are, to be running around meadows, climbing hills, wading through streams and enjoying the cool breeze on hillocks, some experiences we urban dog owners can rarely give our pets in the concrete jungle we live in.
I'm reviewing this place again after 5.5 years and I will wholeheartedly give Mugilu 7 out of 5 stars if tripAdvisor allowed me to! :) Whether you're a pet owner or not, and whether you're from Karnataka or not, it doesn't matter - this place should be on your must-visit list of weekend holiday destinations in the western ghats!
This is our second stay at Mugilu... Mugilu is a peaceful and beautiful stay.. we were travelling with our pet and it is a very comfortable place to stay with pets. Shunti,joey, gundu, kichu are the best companions for an evening stroll. Shunti esp walks along, to guide us to the small stream close by. These 4 legged babies made our stay memorable.
This is a place to just relax and unwind It is away from all the traffic and pollution.. All we did was have the yummy food served to us and relax.... Chandan , Sapna and team and are wonderful hosts. The hospitality is unmatchable...
The food served is the authentic Karnataka style food which is yummy..The cottages are comfortable with basic amenities . It is a treat for nature lovers.
The entire staff was good, humble and very helpful. All the cottages have the view of the nature from the balcony. It is the best place to just sit, shut off our minds and sip a cup of hot coffee...I would definitely recommend mugilu to all..
We had a wonderful trip and stay at Mugilu! We were 2 families and our kids enjoyed the place, the food and most of all the time with their dogs. The hosts and the staff there make you feel at home. the lounge is a great place to relax all through the day. The staff is very courteous and the food is par excellence and makes you feel at home all the time. In all, it is a great experience with quite a few things to do or just hang out in the place and not do anything at all.
It is not everyday one comes across people so very passionate about something in their life that it can be felt in every nook and corner of the place they own. A visit to Mugilu is a treat for people who love nature as nature should be - pristine and left to its own devices. Even though Mugilu is a plantation, Chandan and Sapna has made sure that there are not much external influences on it. Their love and passion for nature is the reason why Mugilu is what it is and not a commercial establishment. And it shows, waking up in the morning to a melodious cacophony of countless birds is something to experience and cannot be penned down.
Mugilu is a plantation stay where the human footprint on nature is at it its minimal best. So, if you are a person who would love to leave the trappings of your busy lifestyle for a few days and at the same time would like to relax and watch nature do its own thing, Mugilu is where you should be headed.
This was our second time at Mugilu and just as the first time we enjoyed every bit of it.
We were a big group and we had rented out 3 cottages. The cottages are well maintained and each one has a nice view.
The bathrooms are very very clean and the windows spotless.
Their staff is very courteous and their dogs extremely well behaved.
The food is fresh,tasty and well made.We had a lot of different food preferences being a big group and they catered to all our demands.
Mugilu is nicely tucked away in a quiet part of Sakleshpur and is surrounded by green meadows.
You can take balls and flying discs and play with your kids there and go for loooong looong walks.... wherever you go, it a sight for sore eyes which are used to traffic jams and concrete jungles.
All in all a very relaxing place to go to.
Thanks to Chandan and Sapna who are wonderful hosts and keep the standards high.