Coorg is a peaceful town in South Karnataka surrounded by Western Ghats. It is famous for coffee & spice plantations, panoramic sights and varied wildlife. ‘Kodavas’ are the tribal people at Coorg and are popularised as warrior people. Coorg is one of the highest producers of Coffee in India and in season the whole area smells like a coffee shop. Dubare Elephant training camp is also nearby and it offers a nice experience to the visitors. Leopards, gaurs, bears, peacocks, and partridges are also seen in the surrounding forests. Angling of Masheer fish, conserved in the Cauvery River is another attraction for tourists. Coorg is popularly known as ‘Scotland of India’ for its exotic landscapes, cuisine, plantations and wildlife.
The Tamara resort is 8km from the Nalknad Palace and Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 175km. The resort is located in the midst of natural waterfalls and surrounded by lush green trees. Luxury & Suite Cottages, Eden Lotus are the main room category here. They have wooden balconies in all categories and Jacuzzi tubs are provided at the center of the sun deck in the Eden Lotus rooms. Lounger available in the room gives the tremendous view of the nature and people get maximum relaxation and get rejuvenate in this beautiful resort. The restaurant in Tamara is known as ‘The Falls’ and serves multi cuisine dishes. ‘The Deck’ is a lounge bar here which is open to the nature and chirping of birds is an added attraction. ‘The Verandah’ is a mixture of a gift shop, coffee bar and book store. Other amenities include a spa, yoga and meditation classes. Kids under 13 are not allowed due to the terrain landscape. The other activities include nature walk, Plantation tour and Bird watching.
Orange county resort is spread across 162-hectare of coffee and spice plantations and one among the famous heritage resorts Coorg. Bangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 290 km. The famous Dubare Elephant Camp is 19km from this resort and Nagarhole National Park is 46km away. Rooms are decorated in Colonial style and some villas have private courtyards with plunge pools. There are 3 upscale restaurants (Granary, Pepper Corn & Plantain Leaf), a bar, and a cafe/lounge on stilts by a paddy field, plus an outdoor pool, an infinity pool and a spa with Ayurvedic treatments. Nature walk, plantation walk, guided bird watching, coracle ride on River Cauvery are the additional facilities offered by Orange County. Guests are allowed to join the workers to carry out some helping work in the plantations to get more knowledge about the life of workers and the methods of cultivation.
Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri
Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri is one of the best resorts in Coorg. The resort is set in 73 hectares of rainforest and is at an altitude of 4000 ft. The 17th century Madikeri fort is just 8km and Abby waterfalls is 13km from this resort. The luxurious villas in this resort have attached with hot water plunge pool and a retractable roof that can be opened to sky. Fern Tree – multi cuisine restaurant, Nellaki – regional Coorg food restaurant, Dew – wellness cuisine, Poolside Grill – Barbecue and Sizzler meals and Hive Bar are the attractions here. High beams and panelled ceilings are unique features which turn the whole place as magnificent. Balconies and fire places are additional facilities to many rooms. An outdoor pool, Spa and fitness room is also available for guests to unwind their holidays. The resort conducts activities like trekking, coffee tasting and pottery making sessions.
Windflower resort at Coorg is set across 25 acres of a lush coffee estate amidst a world famous biodiversity hotspot. The resort is situated inside a vast coffee estate and surrounded by large teak and rosewood trees. The resort is 155km away from the nearest Mangalore airport and Coorg is the closest railway station at 29km distance. 44 rooms are available in three categories and Jacuzzi is provided in the suite rooms. The big bay windows open to the tranquil nature and bring the sun rays and the aromatic smell of coffee inside the rooms. The open air restaurant overlooking the pool at Windflower offers Asian, Continental, Indian and the Coorgi (Kodava) cuisine to guests. Yoga classes, hot oil massages, Plantation tours, Zorbing, Quad-biking, Rough road jeep rides, gravity cycling and hydrotherapy are the main activities available in this marvellous resort.
Amanvana is a beautiful luxury Spa resort located on the banks of Kaveri River surrounded by huge trees and natural waterfalls. Mysore is the nearest airport at a distance of 105km. Dubare Elephant Camp is 12km from the resort. The world’s largest teaching center of Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism – The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is at a distance of 7km from Amanvana Resort. The rustic – chic bungalows in the resort have vaulted ceilings, private courtyards and bathrooms are attributed with skylights that supply natural light. Handmade Athangudi tiles are used for the flooring in the resort and it add more charm to the ambiance. The ‘Rainbow room’ multi cuisine restaurant in the resort has thatched roof terrace area overlooking the garden. Barbecue is set on the banks of the river and Spa is managed in the underground wellness centre.
Ambatty Greens Resort
Ambatty Greens Resort is leisure and relaxing property spread across two acre of land situated in the hills of Coorg. This resort has the biggest golf course in Coorg area. It is 117km from the nearest Mysore airport. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities and have balconies with golf course view. The 18 hole golf course, an infinity swimming pool, billiards room, library and banquet and conference halls are the main facilities here. The multi cuisine restaurant has an electric fire place in the middle for guest and offer indoor and outdoor serving of food to guests. 24 rooms are available in Deluxe and Superior category.
Kadkani Riverside Resort
Kadkani is a remote resort located on the banks of Kaveri River in Hachinad village and is at a distance of 125km from the nearest Mysore airport. The resort has three types of cottages – Deluxe, Den and Premium and offers all modern amenities to the guest. Some include verandas and hammocks. River rafting, river crossing, Zipline crossing, golf coaching, plantation trek, air rifle shooting are the outdoor activities arranged by the resort. Boating in the lake, swimming pool, indoor games, volley ball, badminton, shuttle and Burma Bridge are the other activities in the resort. A thatched roof multi cuisine restaurant called the ‘Pride of Pachat’ also provides Coorg special dishes. They also have a 1200 sq.ft air conditioned conference hall – ‘Robusta Banquet Hall’ with a seating capacity of 75 people.
Porcupine Castle is in the middle of 300 acre of coffee plantation facing the valleys and mountains and is at a distance of 105km from the Mysore airport. It is surrounded by a vast ecosphere and hundreds of bird varieties like Great Pied Hornbills, Blue-Winged Parakeets, White Bellied Tree pies and Laughing Thrushes are seen here. The famous Coorg Golf Link is situated at 20km distance from the resort. Two rustic look treetop chalets, the Infinity pool open to the nature and kids playground with a trampoline are the main attractions here. Porcupine is one among the top 10 resorts in Coorg. Off road trips to the valley, estate walk and Coorg sightseeing are arranged by the resort for the tourists. Pets are allowed in this eco friendly resort.
Club Mahindra Resort
Club Mahindra Resort is located at Madikeri, a well known hill station and the vibrant capital of Coorg. Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 150km. The renowned Madikeri fort is 4.4km and Abbey falls is 3.2 km near to the resort and the resort arranges trips to the sites on demand. The resort is encircled in a coffee plantation and is built in typical Kodagu style (Aina mane style) to provide the authentic local experience to the guests. Apart from the three categories of rooms the resort has three restaurants – Green Cardamom, Coffee blossoms & Mercara, swimming pool, spa, souvenir shop, fun zone, gym, lounge bar are available. The resort organises jeep safari for adventure lovers to explore the valleys and mountains.
Evergreen County is a unique place that is designed for adventure and nature lovers and is located at Nangala village in Coorg. It is 90km away from the nearest Mysore airport and Virajpet city is at a distance of 6km. The theme of the resort is adventure and facilities are designed to spice up the inquisitiveness of people. The stay is arranged in cottages made of Wooden, Cane, Bamboo, Tree houses or adventure tents. A natural waterfall and nearby river replace the swimming pool here. The hay grass used as the rooftop keeps the cottages cool and camp fire is arranged in the night for all. Coorg homemade food is served and other cuisines are served only on demand. Row wild style barbecue prepared at the riverside or camp fire is the speciality of the place. They organise trekking, camping, rafting, night adventures and team outing and get together as per requirement.