WCC Coffee Plantation Tour
Woodway Estates is a proud participant in the prestigious World Coffee Conference 2023. As esteemed delegates from around the globe gather to immerse themselves in the world of coffee, we extend a warm invitation to explore our captivating coffee plantations. To ensure an unforgettable experience, interested delegates can now make advance bookings to visit our enchanting estates.
The 5th World Coffee Conference 2023 India (WCC 2023) is being jointly organized by the Coffee Board of India and the International Coffee Organization (ICO). This event operates as a statutory organization under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The conference will take place at the Bangalore Palace Grounds in Bengaluru from 25th to 28th September 2023.
Woodway Estate Homestay is one among the proud participant of World Coffee Conference 2023 Bangalore. Nestled at an impressive elevation of 4500 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) amidst the captivating Western Ghats, Woodway Estates and Homestay boasts being located in the 8th hottest biodiversity hotspot in the world. Here, we take immense pride in bringing you farm-fresh coffee from our family-owned gardens, which have been lovingly nurtured and cherished for four generations. The coffee berries are carefully hand-picked and meticulously processed, ensuring that only the finest quality reaches your cup, allowing you to savor the true essence of our heritage.
Woodway Estates is a sanctuary not just for our coffee, but also for nature’s magnificent offerings. Our coffee plantation homestay estate harmoniously shares its space with over 204 varieties of birds, a myriad of trees, enchanting amphibians, and majestic mammals, including the awe-inspiring Royal Bengal Tiger. Amidst this rich biodiversity, our Hulikere Coffee flourishes, embracing the mild and delightful aromas of Arabica, creating a truly exquisite and unforgettable coffee experience.
At Woodway Estates and Homestay in Chikmagalur, we invite you to indulge in the beauty of nature and the legacy of our coffee-making tradition, making your stay a memorable journey into the heart of the Western Ghats’ breathtaking charm.
Overview of Chikmagalur Woodway Plantation Tour
Plantation Tours are open for registered International Delegates and Speakers only
Embark on an unforgettable Chikmagalur Plantation Tour, where nature’s beauty and cultural heritage combine to create a remarkable experience. The journey begins with a visit to the awe-inspiring Halabeedu temple, a place of historical significance and architectural splendor.
During your stay at the charming Woodway Homestay in Chikmagalur, you will be immersed in the warm hospitality of the region, making it feel like a home away from home. The tour continues with a visit to the picturesque Woodway Estate, where lush green plantations await, offering a serene and tranquil atmosphere.
Itinerary of WCC Coffee Plantation Tour
To the delegates of World Coffee Conference 2023
Day 1 – 23rd Sept 2023
The Chikmagalur Plantation Tour kicks off at 8:00 AM with pick-up from respective hotels in Bangalore. We all gather at the iconic Bengaluru Palace, where our exciting journey begins.
At 9:00 AM, we bid farewell to Bengaluru Palace and set forth on our onward adventure.
Around 12:30 PM, we arrive at the serene Hoysala Village Resort. Here, we enjoy a delicious lunch and take some time to refresh ourselves, preparing for the rest of the day’s exploration.
By 1:40 PM, we visit M/s. Lakshmi Coffee Curing works in Hassan, where we get an exclusive look into the coffee curing process, learning about the intricate stages of coffee production.
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
At 3:00 PM, we venture to the captivating Sri Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebeedu. This stunning monument visit extends until 4:30 PM, offering us a glimpse into the region’s rich historical and architectural heritage.
As the day draws to a close, we reach Woodway Homestay at 6:00 PM. Here, we check-in and enjoy a delicious dinner, culminating our day’s adventures. The night is spent in the cozy comfort of Woodway Homestay, where we can relax and prepare for the exciting experiences that await us on the following days.
Day 2 – 24th Sep 2023
The second day of the Chikmagalur Plantation Tour promises to be just as exciting as the first.
At 6:00 AM, we start the day with a delightful cup of coffee at Woodway Homestay, setting the perfect mood for what lies ahead – a thrilling Wildlife Tour.
Returning to the homestay at 9:00 AM, we enjoy a hearty breakfast and take some time to refresh ourselves, gearing up for the adventures ahead.
By 10:30 AM, we embark on a fascinating Plantation Tour at Woodway Estates. This immersive experience takes us through the lush green plantations, providing valuable insights into the coffee cultivation process. As part of the tour, we also savor a delicious lunch.
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Following the tour, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, we take some time to rest and refresh at Woodway Estates, allowing us to soak in the tranquil ambiance of the surroundings.
At 4:15 PM, we visit the captivating “World of Coffee,” where we get the unique opportunity to participate in a Cupping Experience. This experience deepens our understanding and appreciation of coffee, making it a memorable part of the tour.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, we partake in a Meet & Greet session with Planters and Stakeholders. This event offers a chance to connect, exchange ideas, and celebrate the love for coffee over a delightful dinner.
As the day comes to a close, around 9:30 PM, we return to Woodway Homestay, where we halt for the night, cherishing the unforgettable experiences and camaraderie shared during the day.
With the conclusion of Day 2, the Chikmagalur Plantation Tour leaves us with memories to cherish and a deeper appreciation for the world of coffee. Tomorrow marks the final day of this incredible journey, filled with more exciting experiences and discoveries.
Day 3 – 25th Sept 2023
On the final day of the Chikmagalur Plantation Tour, we prepare for the return journey back to Bengaluru.
At 8:00 AM, we enjoy a delicious breakfast at Woodway Homestay, savoring the last moments of our stay amidst the serene surroundings. After breakfast, we proceed to checkout from Woodway, bidding farewell to this charming homestay that has been our home away from home.
From Woodway, we embark on our return journey to Bengaluru, aiming to reach the city by 1:00 PM. During the journey, we can reflect on the unforgettable experiences and cherished memories gathered during the tour.
Upon arriving in Bengaluru at 1:00 PM, we take some time to refresh ourselves and enjoy a delightful lunch before getting ready to attend the Inaugural Session of the event.
With hearts full of memories and minds enriched by the knowledge gained, we join the Inaugural Session, where we can share our experiences and insights with fellow participants of the Chikmagalur Plantation Tour.
As the event concludes, we bid farewell to the beautiful land of Chikmagalur and the newfound friends we’ve made along the way. The journey back to Bengaluru marks the end of this incredible adventure, leaving us with lasting impressions and a deeper appreciation for the world of coffee and the wonders of Chikmagalur.
May the memories and learnings from this tour stay with us forever, inspiring our love for coffee and fostering a sense of unity among coffee enthusiasts from around the world. Until we meet again on future coffee adventures, farewell and safe travels to all participants of the Chikmagalur Plantation Tour.