Coorg, often referred to as the “Scotland of India”, treats travellers to panoramic views of thick greens, tours of sprawling coffee plantations, a pleasant climate, and rich culture and history. It's a destination that appeals to diverse travellers including coffee lovers, photographers, and honeymooners. Here is a list of stays to consider if you're looking for an option that combines luxury and nature.
Evolve Back Coorg, Siddapura
Evolve Back is spread across a 300-acre coffee plantation and houses villa, cottage, and bungalow accommodations with Kodava-style architecture overlooking a courtyard with a lily pond. From their seven dining venues, The Machan, a restaurant for two over a treetop is an experience you cannot miss. While you’re here, enjoy a plantation stroll, unwind in the infinity pool, or visit the coffee museum.
Address: Karadigodu Rd, Post, Siddapura, Karnataka
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Madikeri
The Taj Madikeri is nestled in thick coffee and cardamom plantations and features superior cottages and premium villas with sloping roofs, tall pillars, and large bay windows overlooking the central courtyard surrounded by greenery. Relax at their Jiva Spa with a rainforest view and savour a meal at one of their F&B establishments, which include an all-day dining restaurant, a lounge bar, a poolside grill, and other outlets serving wellness and Coorg cuisine.
Address: 1st Monnangeri Galibeedu, Post, Madikeri, Karnataka
Coorg Wilderness Resort & Spa, Virajpet Main Road
The luxurious property offers European style studios and suites, with a traditionally designed fireplace, heated floors in the bathrooms, and private balconies with views of the surrounding hills. Their dining options include a multi-cuisine restaurant with coastal dishes from Coorg and Kerala, an elegant bar, and Hunters Lounge. While here, you can indulge in a yoga session, feed the fish, or go on an organic farming tour.
Address: Virajpet Main Road, Mekeri, Madikeri, Karnataka
The Tamara Coorg, Yevakapadi
The eco-resort is situated on a property that is covered in dense plantations, gurgling waterfalls, and lovely streams, 3500 feet above sea level. From their opulent lodging options, The Eden Lotus cottage with a private sundeck and jacuzzi is the best pick. Make sure to dine at The Falls, their multi-cuisine restaurant with breathtaking views of the stream through its glass floor. The property also makes for a great business retreat, thanks to its sizable conference room that is surrounded by greenery.
Address: The Tamara Coorg, Kabbinakad Estate, Yevakapadi, Napoklu, Taluk, Nad, Madikeri, Karnataka
WelcomHeritage Ayatana, Somwarpet
WelcomHeritage Ayatana is renowned for its private waterfalls on the property and the lovely wedding lawn, in addition to its elegant cottages that offer breathtaking views of the jungle and gardens. You can sip on hand-crafted drinks at the stylish bar and dine at their all-day dining restaurant serving local and international cuisine. With recreational activities, a well-equipped conference hall and a lovely wedding venue the luxurious stay is an ideal spot for all different kinds of travellers.
Address: Aratt Estate, Somwarpet, Kumarahalli, Karnataka
Amanvana Spa Resort, Kushalnagar
This eco-friendly resort offers tastefully furnished bungalows with private courtyards, lotus ponds, and reading nooks overlooking the River Kaveri. In addition to the dining options that cover local and international cuisines and a quaint coffee shop with a varied selection of books to read, you can opt for a riverside BBQ and picnic on request.
Address: No. 21, Bollur Village, Guddehosur, near Mysore - Madikeri Road, Kushalnagar, Karnataka
The Windflower Resorts and Spa Coorg, Somwarpet
The Windflower Resorts and Spa is a highly recommended option for a fun family vacation. While the kids are engaged in varied indoor and outdoor activities, you can choose to pamper yourself at the spa, meditate on the waterfront, or relax in the infinity pool. Choose to stay in one of their opulent studio, suite, or villa accommodations, and then dine on regional and global fare at the multi-cuisine restaurant and unwind at the bar.
Address: Survey No. 201/P1, Kedakal Village, Suntikoppa Hobli, Somwarpet Taluk, Madikeri, Karnataka
The IBNII Coorg, Boikeri
The IBNII's structural designs, influenced by the five elements of the earth, are the perfect fusion of luxury and nature. For honeymooners, the Kopi Luwak villas with their modern decor, private infinity pool, and jacuzzi are best suited, whereas families will love the Arnetta suites with their floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the coffee estate. Amongst their five dining venues, Kaldi Kaapee, their award-winning coffee shop serving picturesque views with remarkable brews, is a must try.
Address:123 Ibnivalavadi Village, Boikeri, Madikeri, Madikeri, Karnataka
Paddington Resorts & Spa, Somwarpet
The Paddington Resort & Spa is yet another luxury stay close to the banks of the Kaveri. There are six cottage types, all with subtle interiors and views of the refreshing pool or the lush countryside, each equipped with modern amenities including a room safe and fully stocked mini bar. Treat yourself to Indian, international, and local Coorgi fare at their multi-cuisine restaurant as well as the poolside coffee lounge.
Address: 7th Hoskote, Thondoor Village, Suntikoppa Post, Somwarpet, Madikeri, Karnataka
Aurika, Coorg - Luxury by Lemon Tree Hotels, Monnangeri Galibeedu
Aurika offers 50 aesthetically furnished rooms and suites with expansive views of the tropical forest. It is a luxury hotel that welcomes pets and provides a specially crafted dog menu, dog beds, and toys to keep your pet entertained. Private cabana decks where you can eat with your pet are one among the property's many dining options, which also include a multi-cuisine restaurant, a coffee & wine lounge, and a stylish bar.
Address: 1st Monnangeri Galibeedu, Madikeri, Karnataka
Montrose Golf Resort & Spa, Garvale
The resort is home to opulent villas and suites with private balconies that provide breathtaking views of the Western Ghats and surrounding greenery. Their restaurant serves a variety of regional and international dishes, and The Black Velvet, their cocktail bar, offers a selection of fine wines. Additionally, you could play a round or two at the plantation setting golf course.
Address: Montrose Estate, Garvale, Karnataka
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