A Pet FRiendly homestay
with private cottages

“Exclusively for couples and families

6 cottages
Home cooked food
About Us

A pet friendly homestay amidst ample flora and fauna.

We set up Mugilu 14 years ago with the intention of providing our guests, clean and comfortable accommodation in a natural habitat and creating a true pet friendly homestay. Our cottages and structures have been built in places where we didn’t have to chop down trees or disturb the natural surroundings. We haven’t used fertilisers or pesticides, and also try to use natural products for cleaning. Owing to this attitude, we have thriving species of birds, butterflies, moths, frogs and trees that adorn our place.

While you are here, we hope that you will enjoy these surroundings that has taken us over 16 years to create. Our staff members – Anand, Guddu, Naresh, Pooja and a few other locals will ensure you have a comfortable stay. We live on the same property and are just a shout or call away. Our family also comprises of our pets. They are let loose all the time and will not be leashed or locked away. They are friendly and will accompany you on walks if you are ok with that. Mugilu is truly a pet friendly homestay.  

Pet Friendly Homestay Staff

We believe that our team makes us! All of us will make sure you feel at home.

Anand, Guddu, Naresh & Pooja – Our team

Pet Friendly Homestay Trogon Visitor

“Bird hides, Bird feed, Bird calls and Birding guides are not our thing! We believe in ethical birding, we believe in explore and find and we believe that the thrill that follows birding the natural way is far higher than when it is served on a platter. Mugilu is a place where we haven’t used fertilizers, pesticides and weedicides for over 18 years. Owing to this, birds have ample natural feed.

Also the fact that we do not chop trees, it is a safe haven for endemic and migratory birds.

Come, explore and discover the proper way!”

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Cottages & Rooms

We have a total of 6 cottages and rooms. 3 Independent cottages on stilts, one Boho themed cottage on stilts, one deluxe Independent cottage on stilts with a forest view and one room is on top of our house but with a separate entrance and sit out. 

Cottages & Rooms

Open air common dining area & Lounge

Acres of a natural plantation

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The cottages on stilts

Our 3 independent cottages on stilts are built on a slope that give you the feeling of tree houses. 

  • Color themed
  • One Queen bed
  • A private balcony to enjoy the plantation view
  • Daily In-House Breakfast included
Price Per Night

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Independent cottage on Stilts

Ample distance between the cottages ensure privacy.

  • Private Bathroom
  • One Queen Bed
  • Daily In-House Breakfast included
Price Per Night

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Terrace Room

Situated on the first floor of our house, this room has ample terrace space as a sit out.

  • Private Bathroom
  • One Queen Bed
  • Daily In-House Breakfast included
Price Per Night

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Deluxe Independent cottage on stilts with forest view

Tucked away amidst our little forest, this cottage is surrounded by views on all sides

  • Private Bathroom
  • One Queen Bed
  • Daily In-House Breakfast included
Price Per Night

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Food & Drink

In-House Meal Service

Daily Breakfast

It is buffet style served in the common dining area. We do not have fast food here and everything is made fresh. Breakfast will be served from 08:30 – 10:00 am

Coffee, Tea & Water 

Coffee and Tea will be served to your cottages when you place an order. Water served at our place is pure mineral water from our own water source and is filtered for your consumption. We do not serve bottled water to remain environment conscious. In case you need bottled water, we recommend that you carry it yourselves but request you to also take the empty bottles back with you for disposal.

Daily Dinner 

Your package will include dinner if you have booked directly with us. If you have booked through any other aggregator, on prior notice, you can choose to have dinner at an extra cost. Buffet dinner will be served at the common dining area between 08:00 – 10:00 pm. 


Lunch is not a part of any package. We have a thali (veg and veg with a chicken dish) for lunch that you can pre order at an extra cost. This is available only till 02:30 pm

Please note that our kitchen will be shut between 02:30 – 05:00 pm as our staff takes a break and rests during that time.

We first found Mugilu quite by chance when we were looking for homestays close to Bangalore. The Property looked fab and we booked ourselves in. This was quite a few years ago. From then, we have visited many times and have recommended it to so many of our friends who have loved the place. We personally love it for the colour theme running in the cottages, which make for such a lovely colour play in the mornings.

The cottages and their placements ensure privacy and a brilliant view of the estate. The sounds of nature you wake up to are just amazing.

 The lovely hill just past the main entrance of the estate is a lovely place to head to for a walk at sunrise and sunset.

 The hospitality at Mugilu is friendly and unobtrusive. Everything you will need for a comfortable stay is ensured. And we go back again and again for the rustic estate and the as-close-to-nature feel that it has…

Ruth D'Souza Prabhu & Sudhakar Prabhu



No WiFi

We do not provide WiFi but good speeds are available on Airtel and Jio networks.


Free Parking

We have free secured open parking available. 

Bedroom Comforts

We provide clean and fresh linen and towels. Soaps are also provided for the duration of your stay  

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in will be at 01:00 pm and check-out will be at 11:00 am

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled 5 days before your date of check-in, the advance amount will be refunded. If cancelled anytime after that, the advance will be forfeited. 

House Rules
  • This is a family run place and it is exclusively for couples and families. We do not encourage loud music, partying and loud noise.
  • It is a SILENT ZONE post 10:30 pm.


Pets Allowed

Yes, we are a pet friendly homestay. But do note that this is a family run place and it is exclusively for couples and families. We do not encourage loud music, partying and loud noise. 


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A few rules to follow when you visit us with your pet.

1. Please get your pet’s bedding with you. If possible, get a bed sheet to cover our bed too.
2. Feel free to get your pet’s food if he/she is used to any particular brand.
3. Food like chapathi, rice, egg, chicken can be provided at an extra cost.
4. Pet to be under control at all times. If not friendly or if aggressive towards other dogs/cattle/people, please keep him/her leashed.
5. Please be mindful of other guests’ reservations about your pet.
6. We are not responsible for any mishaps to the pet that may occur at our property.
7. Leaving your pet unattended in the room at any point is strictly not allowed.*Any damage to our property because of your pet will be charged at actuals + labour cost + transportation, if any.
8. Dog poop/pee/puke will not be cleaned by our staff. You will have to make your own arrangements.
9. Please ensure dog poop is cleared from pathways and common areas.
10. Feeding the pets inside our dining area is strictly prohibited. You can do so just outside of it.
11. Please ensure your pet relieves himself/herself outside of the cottages.
12. We trust you to have your dog’s vaccination updated.
13. A nominal maintenance fee of ₹ 300/pet/cottage is applicable for the entire stay.


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Location & Nearby Attractions

We are located 15 minutes from Sakleshpur town. There are many places that you could visit during your stay here. Talk to us for more details and we’ll guide you depending on your interests.


There are a few small local joints and bigger restaurants anywhere between 15 minutes to half an hour’s drive from Mugilu. Depending on what you’d like to eat, we have our recommendations. We have a buffet breakfast and dinner that you could choose to have and a thali for lunch that you can pre order.

Sight Seeing

Sakleshpur is a very popular destination on the tourist circuit. There are ample sight seeing places that you can explore. They are located between 15 – 60 minutes drive from Mugilu. Depending on your interests, we suggest the places accordingly.


A 30 minutes drive from our place and you can experience a jeep drive up a hill that features some amazing views. There are various trekking points 30 minutes to 1 hour drive from Mugilu.

Day Trips

You can hire cabs or autos and choose some day trips that show you around 3-4 places. You can contact the drivers directly and choose your package.


Mugilu is located 15 kms from Sakleshpur town in a small village called Bugadahalli. Nestled in a completely natural coffee plantation, on the slope of a hill, we are very conveniently located.





Guest Reviews

“Amazing and great stay and experience. My partner and I went for 3 days with our 2 dogs and we all enjoyed so much. We have to highlight everything: the cottage, the details, the care of the space, the peace and respect for the whole ecosystem, the treatment, the care and attention of the service staff, the food!!! (Really super good and healthy food). It’s the perfect place to spend as many days as you can to relax, walk, observe the beauty of the nature, the birds and their singing… top place and top people. Thanks a lot” 🙏🏽😊

Laura Rosua

“One of those rare finds where rooms, cleanliness, service and food come together for a wholesome experience. I’ve stayed at several home stays and Mugilu is easily one of the best! Chandan is a very responsive host while Anand and Guddu from the team did a great job attending to our requests. I highly recommend this lovely and peaceful getaway where nature truly rules”.

Danielle Dsilva

“We had the most wonderful time at Mugilu! Chandan and Sapna are great hosts who have passed on their excellent hospitality culture to their team, Anand and Guddu! Together with the four legged team, they provide the best experience one can ask for!
A walk through the plantation and the surrounding grasslands is enough to make one feel humble and grateful for this life.
Once you step into Mugilu, you will walk all out refreshed and inspired.
Special shout out to Imli, Bubbles, BeLLi and Gundu for their unlimited entertainment and company”!

Sanchitha Chandar

“Mugilu Best homestay I must say! A perfect place for someone like me, A Wanderer and A Wonderer who always wanders to be in the wonderful arms of the Nature. An appealing ambience, Birds chirping all through the day was most favorite to me! Superb friendly staff and a great host! Mr. Chandan was very helpful from the time, I connected with him to enquire about the place till we returned he made sure everything was set and we were well informed about the place.
Talking about the place, it’s serene and it was beyond what I had imagined or expected it to be! thanks to someone’s post on FB which instigated me to go to this place, specially to sight a wonderful / colorful admirable resident bird Malabar Trogon. Very clean cottage, we relished good local cuisine excellent home like food, Kudos to Chandan and his team for keeping up the expectation of their guest. We enjoyed the nature walk within the property. And not to miss if you have pets this is the place which will love them as this property is pet friendly.
All in all, it was a wholesome experience in a lovely home-in-forest called Mugilu for us, and goes without saying we will be coming back, soon to explore more”.

Reena Philips

“Serene environment, quiet ambience, courteous staff, friendly dogs, chirping birds – some of many expressions that describe our stay at Mugilu. A 5-hour pleasant drive from Bangalore led us to this wonder. Being a nature and wildlife enthusiast, I find this place at par with the jungles I visited in Karnataka. Staying amidst the dense shrubs, plantation, the many wildlife including insects and birds add colour and glory to a vacation that was well spent. Thanks to Chandan and staff for being an excellent host”.

Arun Raghunathan


Experience the wild with us!

A pet friendly homestay with private cottages in a natural habitat.

Bugadahalli, Kyanahalli Post, Sakleshpur