Depending on your agreement with us, some or all of the payment for stays at The Garden Hideaway has to be made in advance. The advance payment and any balance payment can be paid electronically by using one of the following methods. We will confirm receipt as soon as technically possible.
If your payment facility is Indian, i.e. issued by an Indian bank, you may pay through our payment gateway, Instamojo. The payment gateway offers over 100 different payment methods including NEFT/RTGS bank transfer, netbanking, debit/credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Rupay) and UPI (e.g. PayTM, GooglePay, PhonePe and BHIM).
If your payment facility is not Indian, i.e. issued by a bank that isn't Indian, you may pay through one of the companies that offer cross border payments. We recommend using Wise.com for the ease of use and low fees. Wise.com accept payment by bank transfer or via debit/credit card.
To successfully make the payment, you will need to add the following information about the recipient in the Wise.com payment interface:
Recipient email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recipient name: Bageecha Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Account number: 38221240452
Reference/purpose of payment: Booking + your name
Please click the Wise.com button and follow the instructions to make the payment. To make the exact Rupee payment, it is recommended that the rupee amount is entered into the recipient field rather than entering an amount in your own currency field.
The Garden Hideaway opened in 2020, and is owned by the Indian company Bageecha Holidays Private Limited (company identification number U74999KL2018PTC051594). The shareholders and directors of the company are Nick Colgan and Charlotte Colgan.
Nick was born in 1962 and grew up in Birmingham, UK. His life has always been centered around music: from his time in the 1980s as a keyboardist in the boy band Boys Like Judd, to being the studio manager for UB40 and creating the music for the cult VBirds cartoon with UB40 drummer, James Brown. In between, Nick managed to find time to get involved in promoting large-scale music festivals and dance events across South America and in San Francisco Bay.
Charlotte was born in 1973, and is also from Birmingham, UK. Her first trip to India was in her gap year before university in 1991. The gap year turned into two gap years and university fell by the side as she decided that the University of Life was more her thing.
Nick and Charlotte met in the UK in December 1993, left for California to live in a VW camper van a few months later, got married in San Fransicso in July 1994, and had their two children in 1994 and 1997. A summer holiday in Croatia in 2003 set them on a new trajectory, and the family moved to Croatia in 2004 where they established The Garden Lounge, a bar with restaurant and live music, in Zadar. They also run the legendary after-hours outdoor nightclub Barbarella Discotheque in Pirovac, and The Garden Resort, located in a private bay on the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. The Garden Resort is the place for the boutique music festivals they arrange every summer. In 2016, Nick and Charlotte contributed to the opening of a new business venture, The Garden Brewery, in Zagreb.
Since 2014, when Charlotte for the first time managed to lure Nick to go on holiday in India, they have been visiting India for a couple of months every year. In 2016, they booked a stay at Indhrivanam. They loved the peace and quiet, the solitude, the long walks, the early nights with no distractions, and the early mornings waking up in the jungle to birdsong. And when they found out that the neighbouring property was for sale, they made the spontaneous decision to make an off-shoot of The Garden in India.
Raju has been attached to the neighbouring property, Indhrivanam, since 2008, and expanded his responsibilities to The Garden Hideaway in 2019. In addition to more than a decade at Indhrivanam, Raju has a lot of experience in the tourism sector: he has worked for a large restaurant in Dubai making traditional South Indian delicacies; he has worked in a resort Munnar; and he was, at one point, the PA for an American student of ayurveda, yoga and meditation in the Kerala Backwaters. Raju's better half is Omana. She also has extensive experience in the tourism sector as she has worked for a couple of hotels in Kumily. When you book a stay at The Garden Hideaway, Raju and Omana are your cooks, if required, and will also be your day-to-day contact on the property. Raju and Omana live in Kumily with their two sons.Close
The Garden Hideaway will open up for volunteering where volunteers stay for free in exchange for working with the creation of a 2 acre food forest. It will mostly be clearing, digging and planting jobs. If you are interested, please contact us, and we will add you to the list of potential volunteers and let you know when the opportunity arises.Close