The hidden activities inside homestays in Kodagu have become a blot on tourism activities. The unauthorised homestays have turned into centres for illegal activities, allege a few residents.
The activities of these homestays came to light aer police raids recently. The homestays that should have introduced the culture and tradition of the land have been converted into illegal activities.
It is estimated that there are 4,000 homestays in the district. Unfortunately, only a few of them are registered. The tourism department is unable to check on the unauthorised homestays functioning in the district.
Now, the new concept of ‘tent stay’ is also getting popular in the hilly area of Kodagu district. Tent, campfire on the top of the hillock and amid coffee estates are attracting tourists. The police who woke up have now raided unauthorised homestays and arrested middlemen. more