A refuge and comfortable spot on the western ghats of Karnataka is often referred to as ‘Scotland of India’ or Coorg or Kodagu. Coorg is one of India’s most sought-after tourist sites having a lot to offer from the only aesthetic essence to many activities with its bristly hills, rich foliage, comfortable temperatures, stunning waterfalls, unusual fauna, coffee, and spices plantings. During their stay at Coorg, guests need to improve their journey by choosing the greatest Coog resorts for grandeur and picturesque views. These resorts, known for their flamboyant facilities, provide guests comfort and distinctive amenities for rural living including meditation, Ayurvedic centers, a reading room, an activity room, etc. Here are Coorg’s 8 greatest resorts to make your Coorg journey worth it for travelers in 2021!
Evolve Back, Coorg
The freshly renamed Evolve Back, previously known as Orange County Resort, holds its crown as Coorg’s most popular destination. The resort includes 43 villages in different classifications (all with their own swimming pools) in the Chikkana Halli Estate, a 300-acre coffee, and spicy plantation. Heritage Pool Villas are built in the local Kodava style of stone and brick building topped by the typical sloping tiled roof that the Coorg family shares.
The Casita Resort
Situated just off Madikeri-Kushalnagar Road, the Casita Resort provides 17 rooms and cottages nestled among swinging palm trees and a practical budget choice. The rooms are decorated in brilliant colors and provide all the basic facilities such as private bathrooms. The resort offers group and family accommodations for 4-8 people, and attractive roof cottages with stylish style. Southern Indian specialties and bakery cuisine are served in the Casita Resort buffet breakfast. The restaurant serves no food other than breakfast, although an outdoor BBQ can be organized at night upon request.
Old Kent Estates
Go back to the British Raj era in Old Kent Estates, a rebuilt plantation lodge surrounded by a café plantation of 200 acres and lush forests in the middle of a British garden. The heritage building dates back to the 19th Century with the foyer, dining room, library, games room, and theatre, which today houses a magnificent lodge in a colonial design. All eight cottages of the resort give plenty of seclusion throughout the property. Each chalet has antique furnishings and has a large bathroom with a sky roof and natural bath items created in the area. Each cottage also includes a well-kept individual outdoor garden.
The IBNII Resort
The IBNII Resort is a magnificent luxury resort spread over 125 hectares of a coffee estate and ideal for an alone stay. It consists of 22 pool villas ‘Kopi Luwak,’ 10 wooden cottages with views of the lake, and a premium suite ‘Poinsettia.’ The suite and the villas are equipped with an open shower and an infinite swimming pool. The IBNII Resort is the first eco-luxury resort in India to be certified as Platinum by the Indian Green Building Council for its many green initiatives, including the production of rainwater, plastic-free premises, and use of recycled fabrics for bed and bath linens.
Enjoy regional dishes at the Baalelle restaurant, a kebab feast and barbeque grills at Masi Kande, or enjoy Mediterranean dishes at The Fig. Here, cell coverage is inconsistent, so it’s simple to separate from the world and indulge in one of the various wellness packages available at The Ibnii; Naadi five nights and Abhasa seven nights are highly suggested, as well as relaxation and refreshment packages. Other are nature walks, responsible fishing, planting, and a cup of coffee from the farm at the coffee shop in Kaldi Kappel.
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa is the luxury offering of the Taj Group in Coorg and is surrounded by a 180-acre rainforest. The resort offers 63 rooms, all of which have wonderful views of the valley and the forest, and divide them into cottages and villas. All rooms have a functional fireplace, save from the Superior Cottages. The swimming pool villas are the pinnacle in luxury: an additional 3,300 square foot room with a separate living, dining, and bedroom room; a butler pantry.
Club Mahindra Madikeri
Club Mahindra Madikeri is a favorite company with holiday families, spread out on a hillside near a coffee farm. The 220 rooms offer excellent views of the western Ghats surroundings. There are several different accommodation options and up to four adults and two children can be accommodated in the largest. Elegantly decorated, all rooms have a kitchenette equipped with a microwave and coffee/tea facilities. The resort includes four restaurants serving a mix of local and international cuisine.
Purple Palms Resort & Spa
Situated immediately off the highway in the town of Kushalnagar, Purple Palms Resort & Spa is ideal for business and leisure travelers. The resort has 68 contemporary rooms and suites; purple touches abound, but everything is quite pleasant to the eye. The Panorama entrance level rooms overlook either the swimming pool or the coffee grove. The courtyard rooms have a garden with a private balcony with a coffee table and a large living room, dining area, 2 bathroom areas, and private balcony. The Peaberry Suites have a balcony.
Hostels in Coorg and even Zostel are scarce and far away The two main towns of the region, Madikeri and Kushalnagar have located a substantial distance from Coorg. But as seldom as it is, Zostel is tucked away in a green coffee plantation and forest, and fashioned like a traditional house in Coorgi—a one-story structure with its inclined tiled roof that makes it a perfect place to have a relaxing vacation. There are four mixed-bed dorms (with a total of 28 beds), a six-bed women’s dorm, and two open-air tents with communal bathrooms for sleeping. Sleeping areas are clean and include towels for rent.