Our History

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

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 offers you plantation cottage style accommodation with beautifully appointed rooms in a natural setting.

Sight Seeing

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.


Coorg is a trekker’s paradise and hiking or driving through this land offers the traveler enchanting panoramic views of misty mountains, lush green valleys, wooded forests, verdant coffee plantations and undulating paddy fields.

Favourite trekking places include the NAGARHOLE WILDLIFE PARK, IRUPPU FALLS, ABBEY FALLS and BHAGAMANDALA among others.

Some breathtaking peaks include:

  • Thadiyandamol at 1900 mts
  • Pushpagiri at 1870 mts
  • Kotebetta at 1620 mts
  • Chomakundhu at 1610 mts
  • Brahmagiri at 1320 mts
  • Nishanimotte at 1300 mts

All the above mentioned places are between 1 to 3 hours from CAPTAIN K’s. However, the trekking expedition with an experienced local guide begins from Madikeri town which is less than 15 minutes from the homestay.

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