Planning to take a trip to Coorg, Karnataka? Keep scrolling to find out, 6 places that offer you a luxury stay and a blissful travel experience on your visit to the luscious land of plantations.
Coorg is famous for its spectacular tea and spice plantations, dense forests, stunning waterfalls, elephant camps, forts, and temples. After making travel plans to Coorg, the first thing you should consider is where you would like to retreat and relax after a day of sightseeing, perhaps recharging for the next day. Some prefer more budget accommodations with sightseeing of the place, while others prefer a deeper, more luxurious experience. Many places in Coorg offer to provide you with luxury in the lap of nature. In this article, we have included 7 places that promise you just that—a complete surrender into the lap of Mother Nature. Regardless of the accommodation, a visit to Coorg is a one-of-a-kind experience.
1. Woodstock Resort
Located away from the crowd of the city, The Woodstock Resort is situated amidst nature. One side of the hotel overlooks the lush scenery of mountains, plantations, lakes and waterfalls of Madikeri and the other side gives you a view of the city. It is surrounded by coffee plantations, orange groves, and cardamom fields. Talking about facilities, they have a large pool, a play area for children, Wi-Fi access, and a library. You can lounge and sip on your favourite cup of coffee at their coffee lounge, the Big Cup Cafe. You can get a therapeutic massage at the Ayurvedic spa. The hotel’s exclusive restaurant “Sheesham” offers a multi-cuisine experience of popular national and international food along with regional specialties. They offer 'Doctor call' facilities which can be helpful in case of an emergency, given the distance of the resort from the city. Additionally, laundry services are available on demand. So, check this out now!
2. Tamara Coorg
Tamara Coorg, the eco-resort is situated on the hills of Madikeri and spreads over 180 acres. They promise a 5-star luxury experience at 3,580 feet above sea level. They offer their guests cottages located amidst gardens, and tea plantations, where you can feel the aroma of tea floating in the air. Cottage options include a luxury cottage, a superior luxury cottage and a suite cottage. While some amenities like the interior and the outdoor view differ with each choice of accommodation, all cottages offer a private sun deck overlooking the serene beauty of Madikeri. They offer some special activities and experiences to guests like yoga, meditation, birdwatching, and forest therapy along with a trail in the wilderness. The wide area of the resort is distributed into different sections like the Veranda building, the Yoga temple, The Crest, The Window, The Falls and The Deck, each offering an experience of its own. The Verandah building has a coffee lounge and a gift shop which sells coffee, cardamom, pepper and honey all of which are grown in the resort. The Crest and the Window buildings are meant for business and family conferences. The Falls is a bridge-top restaurant inside the resort. Enjoy a unique dining experience while sitting on a glass floor which allows you to watch the waterfall right below your feet. The Deck is a lounge bar with a range of premium spirits and cocktails. So, probably, you won't want to miss the experience!
3. Coorg County Resorts
Coorg County Resort is a luxury resort situated between Kushalnagar and Medikari. It is surrounded by 40 acres of tea plantations. You can find luxury suites and exotic villas are the preferred accommodations here. The honeymoon suite, the Prestige suite, offers a cozy and comfortable retreat after a day of sightseeing. The Palace villa and Standard villa are the more spacious options. They also offer deluxe non-ac rooms as a more affordable option. Other facilities include a swimming pool, an indoor games room with activities table-tennis, billiards and carrom to enjoy, a park for children, banquet and conference halls for meetings, events and gatherings, an amphitheatre, a Spa where you can indulge in relaxation and detox with an Ayurvedic massage and their special chocolate facial. Apart from these, you can also enjoy activities like trekking and campfire where guests can experience the regional Kodava folk dance and music. There is also a golf club for a competitive afternoon with friends.
4. Montrose Golf Resort and Spa
Located in the heart of Coorg, the Montrose Golf Resort and Spa is a natural retreat amid almost 120 acres of woodlands. The resort promises its guests a luxurious and unique experience right on arrival. The hotel, which is in the realm of nature, offers breathtaking views, a golf course, bountiful plantations, sophisticated architecture and groomed gardens. You can check in to either their villas or one of their suites. Spend an afternoon playing golf or riding a horse while exploring the vast area of the resort and the woods, tea plantations and fields within it. Enjoy a movie at the in-house theatre which regularly features traditional movies. The resort has a coffee-tasting workshop that exhibits different types of coffee from the region and a coffee museum that serves as a reminder of the regional and cultural history of coffee and the rich heritage of Coorg. You can visit the Dairy and goat pen to get a taste of the quintessential village life while you and your children pet and play with the domestic animals. The nursery here hosts a variety of exotic plants. In the evening you can visit the viewing gallery to enjoy the sun going down the scenic mountains of Coorg. The outdoor library can be used to read your favourite books in the peaceful bosom of nature. You can join a bird-sighting tour to watch the huge number of bird species. Finally, recharge and rejuvenate with therapy in the Spa or enjoy a leisurely time in the indoor activity centre. The resort houses two restaurants, a bar and a coffee shop, each bringing something unique to the table. One of their restaurants, the Pantheon offers mountain-top dining with a view of the Kota Beta mountains. The Black Velvet bar promises the feel of a Victorian-era bar with its wooden architecture, warm ambience and wine cellar.
5. Evolveback Chikkana Halli Estate
On the southern side of Coorg, The Evolveback Chikanna Halli Estate resort shares the atmosphere and ambience of the tea and spice plantations of the region. Guests can choose from two styles of accommodation to choose from, the Lily Pool Villas and Heritage Pool Villas. The architecture and amenities of Lily Pool villas exhibit a plantation-style theme. The theme of the Heritage Pool Villas is inclined towards the local Kodavi culture. The resort houses an Infinity pool exclusively for adults and a family pool with child-safe zones for children. They also have a reading lounge overlooking organic rice fields. There’s an ayurvedic spa on the resort premises that serves as a relaxing retreat for guests. Like some others, this resort also has a museum that celebrates the significance of coffee and culture in the region. You can also dive into all that nature has to offer by taking a walk on their 300 acres of plantation.
Amanvana hosts guests in private bungalows along the lush plantations and greenery of Coorg. The interiors of the bungalow are made of premium amenities and the flooring is Athangudi tiles which were used in the Chettiar Mansions. You can enjoy a relaxing bath in the stone-clad bathtub watching the birds soaring in the night sky. The courtyard of the bungalows includes a lotus pond and a garden, where you can hear the buzzing of leaves from the trees and the croaking of frogs from near the pond. The Spa here offers special Vino therapy and a facial with Wine. The dining room, fireplace and bar of the in-house restaurant ‘The Rainbow Room’ offer a nice view of the Kaveri River. On request to the staff, you can get yourself a lunch picnic or a barbeque right next to the river.