GREAT FOR

    This bungalow is fabulous for a small group of friends/ family looking to spend quality time with one another in the midst of nature in the hills of Coorg surrounded by coffee and spice plantations. Great for those also looking for a relaxing getaway from the city as well as those who’d just like to inhale some fresh air.

What we love

  • Surrounded by coffee and spice plantations and set amidst the postcard perfect hills of Coorg, sits a dainty colonial cottage on a hillock that dates back to the days of the British Raj. Back then, the colonial planters would cultivate an exquisite variety of coffee as intercrops, but today, the plantations are interspersed with some of the finest cardamom, vanilla and pepper – fragrances that are bound to elevate the olfactory senses while the lungs fill themselves with the crisp mountain air.
  • This regal cottage was once the home of the director of the tea estate giving you a chance to step into his shoes and experience the same kind of lifestyle for a few days – an experience where you can witness the perfect amalgamation of old world charm, exclusive luxury and impeccable hospitality. Walk over the wood panelled floors and see how the rich history of the fabled bungalow unfolds through the delicately preserved artefacts, rare collection of photographs that dot the century old walls or when lounge over the planter chairs and read the books that lie around.
  • Choose between the heritage and verandah rooms, each welcoming you with an air of colonial opulence with its chic French windows, flawless wooden flooring, a private snug fireplace and Victorian furniture. Choose the verandah room if available if you’d like to watch the mist roll over treetops in the surrounding hills while you sip on freshly brewed cup of coffee.
  • Those with an inquisitive mind and keen to know where their morning cuppa of coffee comes from can indulge in the bean to cup plantation tour around the bungalow accompanies by a guide.

What to know

  • ​The culinary traditions that Coorg harbours are bound to delight any food connoisseur. Here, chefs make sure the rich culinary legacy of Coorg is taken forward when they serve the exotic melange of ‘Kodava Outhana’ or traditional Coorgi meal. For the meat lovers, we recommend the Pandi curry (pork curry) or the Koli (chicken curry) traditionally served with Kadumbuttu, a type of rice dumplings. While for vegetarians we recommend sampling the lip smacking Bembla, a bamboo shoot curry or the unique wild mushroom and mango curry!
  • Once you’re done trailing through the plantations during the day, seek ‘birdies’ and ‘eagles’ at the 9 hole golf course nearby. Follow up the game of golf with a bonfire at night where you exchange stories with resident guests or simply have a good time with your friends/ family under the brightly lit star studded sky.
  • The lush greens of the Western Ghat region in Coorg come alive during the monsoons. If you’re traveling during this period, we recommend carrying a pair of gumboots and raincoats as it tends to get mushy and slippery during the rains.
  • For those who’d like to remain in touch with the rest of the world during their stay, WiFi is available in both the common areas as well as the rooms of the bungalow.
  • The bungalow comes with 5 bedrooms accommodating about 12 to 14 people comfortably.
 Villa
 5 Bedrooms
 5 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 15 people

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Heating
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Barbecue set up

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven/ Toaster
  • Water filter/ purifier

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 31
March '19
Heritage Room INR 11,000
Verandah Room INR 12,500
Full Bungalow - 5 Bedrooms INR 58,000

Rate Includes

  • Accommodation on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for two people
  • Nature based activities
  • Plantation safari
  • Guided bird watching treks and trails
  • Nature walks

Abode rates will not be valid during Christmas/ New Year period.

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • GST of 28% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates.

Extra Bed Charges:

  • No charges will apply for children upto 6 years of age
  • For children between 7 to 12 years of age, an extra bed can be provided at INR 1200 per child per night plus taxes
  • For children above 12 years of age, an extra bed can be provided at INR 2200 per person per night plus taxes

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 15 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 14 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Coffee Plantation Trail

Ever stepped into a coffee boutique, glanced through the various brands of coffee on display, but got stumped as soon as you read the words ‘Arabica’ and ‘Robusta’ not knowing which one to pick? Probably heard of the Malabar blend ever since you had your first cup of coffee but never understood what ‘monsooned blend’ meant?

Dispel the darkness that shrouds your knowledge of coffee and how it is made with a walk into the coffee plantation.

Take a guided tour of the working coffee and spice plantation and get to know first-hand the processes involved in making that cup of coffee! If you’re lucky, you may get to see a coffee plantation in full bloom with white flowers. You could also join the plantation workers while they go about their daily business, demystifying the world of coffee to you!

Coffee Plantation, Coorg, Karnataka
Coffee Plantation, Coorg, Karnataka
Coffee Seeds, Coorg, Karnataka
Coffee Seeds, Coorg, Karnataka
2

Nagarhole National Park

Safari Timings - Morning 6 am to 9:30 am and afternoon, 3 pm to 7 pm

Nagarhole National Park, a tiger reserve in Karnataka, was the hunting grounds of the former rulers of the Kingdom of Mysore. The park derives its name from naga, which means snakes and hole, which means streams. The park with its rich forests consisting of rosewood, teak, sandalwood and silver oak trees, meandering brooks and streams, waterfalls and hills, is the home to the Asian elephants, tigers, leopards, Indian bison, jackals, grey mongoose and the spotted deer.

With over 300 species of birds, the park is a bird watchers’ paradise. Pull out your binoculars on the game drive and let the experienced naturalist demystify the bird calls. Look out for the critically endangered Oriental White-Backed Vulture and the nearly threatened darters and the oriental white ibis.

During your drive, you may also chance upon the Jenu Kurubas, the local tribals that still live in the forest. They’re traditional food gatherers and honey collectors - the term ‘Jenu’ means ‘honey’ while ‘kuruba’ means ‘shepherd’. The government has been trying for a while to relocate them but this has been difficult given their strong attachment and love for the forests.

A tiger quenching his thirst, Nagarhole National Park
A tiger quenching his thirst, Nagarhole National Park
The Common Hoopoe in Nagarhole National Park
The Common Hoopoe in Nagarhole National Park
Leopard on a tree, Nagarhole National Park
Leopard on a tree, Nagarhole National Park
3

Bylakuppe - Little Tibet in India

​Nestled amongst the lush green rice paddies of South India sits the Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement outside of Tibet.

The Golden Temple, located within the Namdroling Monastery, will take your breath away. Take off your shoes and walk up the steps into this ornate temple to stand stunned in the beauty of its three gargantuan statues of Buddha, their gold and copper-plated benevolent smiles presiding over the high-ceilinged room. The temple itself is a powerful testament of devotion, every inch adorned with detailed murals and carvings. There is an energy here that will draw you to linger, perhaps sitting on one of the blue cushions offered on the expanse of floor, inviting you to spend some time in meditation or contemplation.

Bylakuppe, Karnataka
Bylakuppe, Karnataka
Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka
Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka