Areca County becomes a Life Member of Karnataka Tourism Society

We are thrilled to announce that Areca County now has the honour of becoming a life member of the Karnataka Tourism Society (KTS). This accolade is a testament to Areca County’s dedication to preserving the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Karnataka, while providing exceptional hospitality to its guests.

An Overview of Karnataka Tourism Society (R)

The Karnataka Tourism Society (KTS) is a prestigious organization dedicated to the promotion and development of tourism in Karnataka. Established with the aim of fostering a sustainable and inclusive tourism sector, KTS brings together stakeholders from various domains, including hospitality, travel agencies, tour operators, and property owners. The society works towards enhancing the tourism experience by advocating for high standards of service, preserving cultural and natural heritage, and promoting eco-friendly practices.

Life membership in KTS is a mark of recognition and commitment. It signifies a long-term partnership aimed at mutual growth and the shared goal of promoting Karnataka as a premier tourist destination. For Areca County, this membership is not just a badge of honour but also a platform to engage more deeply with the tourism ecosystem, benefit from collaborative initiatives, and contribute to policy advocacy and community-based tourism projects.

Bringing Local Flavours to Your Doorstep with Our New Online Store

Areca Farm Products

Areca County, renowned for its heritage homestay nestled amidst the lush areca nut plantations of Karnataka, is excited to announce the launch of our new online store. This initiative is driven by the overwhelming love and demand from our esteemed guests who have cherished the unique and authentic local products during their stays with us. Now, you can savour the same exquisite tastes and flavours in the comfort of your own home by simply visiting our online store at

At Areca County, we have always been dedicated to offering our guests an immersive experience that captures the essence of Honnavar’s rich cultural and culinary heritage. Our guests have often expressed their delight in discovering and indulging in the local delicacies and traditional products that we meticulously curate. The introduction of our online store is a natural extension of our commitment to providing an authentic experience, allowing you to bring a piece of Areca County home with you, no matter where you are.

One of the standout products that have garnered immense popularity among our guests is the jackfruit papad. This traditional snack, made from the region’s bountiful jackfruit harvest, is a crunchy and delicious treat that perfectly encapsulates the flavors of Karnataka. The jackfruit papad is not just a snack but a testament to the ingenuity and culinary expertise of local artisans who transform this humble fruit into a gourmet delight. Each bite offers a burst of flavor that is both unique and reminiscent of the rich culinary traditions that define the region.

Our selection of local spices is another highlight of the Areca County online store. Sourced from the fertile lands of Karnataka, these spices are a staple in many traditional recipes and are known for their exceptional quality and potency. From the aromatic cardamom and robust black pepper to the fiery red chilies, our spice collection promises to add a touch of authentic flavor to your culinary creations. These spices are not only essential ingredients in many local dishes but also reflect the agricultural richness and biodiversity of the region.

Cashews from Honnavar are renowned for their superior quality and taste, and our online store features some of the finest varieties available. Whether you prefer them raw, roasted, or spiced, our cashews are a delightful snack and a versatile ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. The cashews we offer are sourced directly from local farmers, ensuring that you receive the freshest and most flavorful nuts. This direct sourcing also supports the local economy and promotes sustainable farming practices.

Another product that has won the hearts of our guests is the hand-churned ghee. This traditional method of making ghee involves churning butter obtained from cow’s milk until it transforms into a golden, aromatic, and nutrient-rich product. The ghee made at Areca County is cherished for its purity and rich flavor, making it an indispensable addition to any kitchen. It can be used in a variety of culinary applications, from sautéing vegetables to adding a finishing touch to a bowl of hot rice, enhancing the taste and nutritional value of your meals.

Wood pressed oil, another gem in our collection, is made using traditional cold-pressing methods that retain the oil’s natural nutrients and flavor. Unlike commercially processed oils, wood pressed oil is free from chemicals and additives, making it a healthier choice for cooking. Our range includes coconut oil, sesame oil, and groundnut oil, each with its own distinct flavor and health benefits. These oils not only contribute to the authentic taste of traditional Karnataka cuisine but also support the wellbeing of those who consume them.

Liquid jaggery, or ‘kaakvi,’ is a natural sweetener that has been a part of Karnataka’s culinary heritage for centuries. Unlike refined sugar, liquid jaggery retains all the natural nutrients found in sugarcane juice, making it a healthier alternative. Its rich, caramel-like flavor can enhance a variety of dishes, from desserts to beverages. At Areca County, we source our liquid jaggery from local producers who follow traditional methods of preparation, ensuring that you receive a product that is both authentic and of the highest quality.

Our selection of snacks and pickles also brings the vibrant flavors of Karnataka right to your doorstep. From spicy banana chips to tangy mango pickles, these products offer a taste of the region’s diverse culinary landscape. Each snack and pickle is made using traditional recipes passed down through generations, capturing the essence of local flavors and culinary techniques. These items are perfect for those who wish to explore and enjoy the unique tastes of Karnataka from afar.

The launch of our online store is not just about offering products; it is about sharing the stories and traditions that make each item special. By purchasing from our store, you are supporting local artisans and farmers who are the custodians of these age-old practices. This initiative also aligns with our commitment to sustainability and community development, as we ensure that our supply chain is ethical and that our products are sourced responsibly.

At Areca County, we understand the importance of preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. The products available on our online store are a reflection of this dedication. Each item has been carefully selected to ensure that it meets our high standards of quality and authenticity. We believe that by sharing these products with a wider audience, we can contribute to a greater appreciation of Karnataka’s rich culinary and cultural heritage.

In addition to the convenience of shopping online, we have also ensured that the ordering process is simple and user-friendly. Our website is designed to provide a seamless shopping experience, with detailed descriptions and images of each product. We offer secure payment options and reliable shipping services to ensure that your order reaches you in perfect condition.

We are confident that our online store will provide you with the same delightful experience that our guests have enjoyed at Areca County. Whether you are looking to relive the memories of your stay or explore the flavors of Karnataka for the first time, our online store has something for everyone. We invite you to visit and discover the unique and authentic products that make Areca County a truly special place.

In conclusion, the launch of the Areca County online store marks an exciting new chapter in our commitment to promoting and preserving the rich culinary heritage of Karnataka. By offering a curated selection of local and regional products, we aim to bring the flavors of our heritage homestay to homes around the world. We are grateful for the support of our guests and community, and we look forward to continuing this journey with you. Visit today and savor the taste of Karnataka from the comfort of your home.

Celebrating Two Years of Areca County

We are delighted to announce that Areca County has completed two years of operations, since our inauguration. Over the past two years, Areca County has blossomed into a beloved destination for travelers seeking an authentic and serene experience in the heart of Karnataka’s lush landscapes. Nestled amidst the picturesque areca nut plantations, our heritage homestay has become synonymous with exceptional hospitality, cultural richness, and sustainable practices, creating a unique retreat that resonates with guests from all walks of life.

From the very beginning, our vision for Areca County was to create a space that not only offers comfort and relaxation but also connects guests with the rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty of Honavar. Our journey has been marked by countless memorable moments and heartfelt connections with our guests, each of whom has contributed to making Areca County what it is today. We have hosted traveler’s from across the country, each bringing their own stories and leaving with unforgettable memories of their time with us. The warm feedback and return visits from our guests have been the greatest validation of our efforts and commitment.

The success of Areca County is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who have embraced our vision and worked tirelessly to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. From our warm and welcoming service staff to diligent housekeeping staff, every member of the Areca County family plays a vital role in creating the magical atmosphere that our guests have come to love. Their passion and commitment are reflected in every aspect of our homestay, from the meticulously maintained gardens to the delightful traditional meals served with love.

Looking ahead, we are excited about the future and the opportunities it holds. Our journey is far from over, and we are committed to continuously enhancing our offerings and enriching the experiences of our guests. We plan to introduce new activities and amenities that will further immerse our guests in the local culture and natural beauty of Karnataka. As we move forward, our focus will remain on sustainable growth, ensuring that Areca County continues to be a haven of tranquility, cultural richness, and environmental stewardship.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our guests, partners, and the local community for their unwavering support and trust over the past two years. Your love and encouragement have been the driving force behind our success, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Areca County for many more years to come. Join us in celebrating this milestone and experiencing the unique blend of heritage, hospitality, and sustainability that defines Areca County. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

Officially Registered as a Homestay with the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka

We are thrilled to announce that Areca County has achieved a significant milestone by officially registering as a homestay with the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka. This prestigious recognition, marked by the issuance of our certificate of registration on October 29, 2021, underscores our dedication to providing exceptional hospitality and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Honnavar.

This certification is a testament to our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of service and quality for our guests. By meeting all regulatory requirements and adhering to the best practices in the hospitality industry, Areca County now proudly stands as an officially recognised homestay destination, offering a unique blend of comfort, culture, and community engagement.

What This Means for Our Guests

Our official registration ensures that guests at Areca County can expect a superior level of trust and reliability. This recognition by the Department of Tourism means that our facilities, services, and operations have been thoroughly vetted to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and memorable stay. We take pride in offering an authentic experience that goes beyond traditional hospitality, immersing our guests in the rich traditions and natural beauty of Karnataka.

Whether you are looking for a peaceful getaway, an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Western Ghats, or a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture, Areca County offers the perfect destination. Our comfortable accommodations, warm hospitality, and personalised services ensure that every guest leaves with cherished memories and a longing to return.

Stay connected with us for more updates and exciting announcements by following us on social media. We can’t wait to welcome you to Areca County, where every stay is a celebration of Honnavar’s rich cultural tapestry.