Coorg is the anglicised name of the Kodagu district in Karnataka. Known for its lush green environs, Coorg is a very popular tourist destination in Karnataka. The beautiful velvety green hills and their peaks peeping out of a misty cloud cover and the salubrious weather of Coorg are an irresistible temptation for those who are tired of the madness and chaos of cities.
With the booming of the tourism industry in Coorg, a number of luxury resorts have sprouted in different parts of the district. These luxury resorts are an epitome of luxury, comfort and sophistication, yet they are reflective of the traditions and culture of the region.
There are several great resorts in Coorg, so if you are wondering how to zero in on the perfect resort for yourself, we are here to help. Here are some of the best luxury resorts in Coorg that promise and deliver the best of accommodation facilities and services to make your stay enjoyable in Coorg.
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Sift through these Coorg luxury resorts to pick one that fits your pocket and preferences to make your trip to this beautiful destination worth every penny you invest. These Coorg luxury resorts have established their identity as the best service providers through their impeccable services and world class facilities.
While on a trip, it is not only important to choose the right travel operator but also the right hotel to ensure that your trip is just as exciting and enjoyable as you want it to be.
Following is the list to choose from the best luxury resorts in Coorg for your stay:
1. Orange County Resort
The Orange County Resort is one of the best luxury resorts in Coorg. The resort offers you the best accommodation, services and facilities, and also provides you the opportunity to experience the culture and essence of the land in a very subtle way.
The Orange County Resort is built on the theme of coffee, spice and plantations to reflect the life of the natives and the locals belonging to the region. The resort is situated amidst hundreds of acres of coffee plantations and is surrounded on both sides by Dubare Reserve Forest and River Cauvery, respectively.
The Orange County Resort offers lavishly decorated rooms which are no less than a haven of comfort and style. Guests can choose from beautiful Kodava style Private Pool Villas, Lily Pool Villas, Lily Pool Cottages and Lily Pool Bungalows.
The Private Pool Villas have a separate living room, an en-suite bedroom, a courtyard and a personal swimming pool with deck chairs. The Lily Pool Villas or the Lily Pool Bungalows are a plantation-style two-bedroom luxury suites with two baths and a spacious living room.
These bungalows are perfect for families and have a spacious sit-out facing a beautiful lily pond, and hence the name given to them. The Lily Pool Cottages are luxury plantation-style suites with beautiful, spacious bedrooms, and are perfect for couples. These beautiful suites come with spacious sit-outs that overlook a courtyard and a beautiful pool which is set amidst a lovely lily pond.
The Orange County Resort has state-of-the-art restaurants that offer the choicest dishes from the Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. The Peppercorn restaurant is dedicated to grill dishes and serves amazing kebabs and grill food. The restaurant is set in a very serene setting and faces a private lake.
The Plantain Leaf is the best place to dine if you are a vegetarian and fond of South Indian delicacies. The restaurant also serves North Indian delicacies. The other restaurants at the resort are The Granary, By the Lake, Moonlight for Two, Kodava Twilight and The Machan.
The resort offers impressive facilities such as an infinity pool and a reading lounge, besides the amazing Ayurvedic spa called Vaidyashala.
2. The Tamara
The Tamara is another one among the best luxury resorts in Coorg. Each room at the Tamara sprawls expansively and is done up in the most contemporary tropical furnishings. Each room opens into an expansive balcony which facilitates easy viewing of the spectacular surroundings of the resort.
For accommodation, guests can choose from luxury cottages, superior luxury cottages, suite cottages, premium suites and Eden’s Lotus Suite. The Luxury Cottages at the Tamara sprawl over 660 sq ft and open into a huge balcony that allows you to soak in the beauty of the surroundings.
Besides a comfortable bed in the bedroom, the rooms also have a palatial living room which is fitted with four-seater futons. The luxury cottages also have a sun deck with deck chairs which allow guests to watch the sun rise and set in the horizon from the comfort of their sun decks.
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The superior luxury cottages are of the same size as the luxury cottages and have balconies that present a splendid view of the Western Ghats. All rooms have their own living spaces, furnished with extremely beautiful drapery and tapestry.
The superior luxury cottages too have a sun deck which allow you to witness the sun rise and set in the horizon. The suite cottages are ultra modern and bright and cheerful. Spread over a sprawling 992 sq ft, these suites are perfect for those who crave for privacy and space. These rooms resemble log cabins and utmost care has been taken to ensure that there is ample amount of sunlight entering the rooms.
The premium suites spread over the same area as the suite cottages. However, they are built at an elevation of 3,800 ft and overlook the beautiful hillside. Fitted with the most comfortable furnishings and all modern amenities, these premium suites promise your luxury and comfort.
The most attractive is the Eden’s Lotus Suite which sprawls over 1,839 ft and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms with steam shower, a private jacuzzi and an enormous living area.
Apart from comfortable yet lavish accommodation, the resort also has three restaurants – a multi-cuisine restaurant called The Falls, which offers Indian, international and fusion cuisines; a lounge bar called The Deck and a coffee shop cum shopping arcade called The Verandah.
The resort also offers some very interesting activities such as plantation tours, nature walks, rudraksh trails, bird watching, yoga and meditation, ayurvedic spas to its guests. It also has a fabulous spa called The Elevation.
3. The Windflower Resorts
Flanked by three wildlife sanctuaries and a national park, the Windflower Resorts is undoubtedly one of the best among Coorg luxury resorts. The resort offers comfortable accommodation and other facilities to ensure that each guest has the best time during his stay at The Windflower Resorts.
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The Windflower Resorts and Spa offers luxurious and spacious rooms for accommodation that are fitted with all modern amenities. The Windflower Resorts is the embodiment of luxury in the midst of the wilderness of Coorg. Guests can choose from Windflower Villas, Windflower Suites and Windflower Studios for accommodation.
The Windflower Villas are as beautiful as the Garden of Eden. The rooms have a master bedroom and spacious living rooms. The Windflower Suites are the epitome of luxury and boast of expansive bedrooms, a living and entertainment area, a private Jacuzzi and a sprawling sit-out. The entertainment area has a sofa-cum-bed to make your stay even more comfortable.
The Windflower Resort has about 12 studio rooms, each of which opens into huge balconies that allow you to soak in the lush green beauty of the surroundings. Each studio is fitted with a glass steam-shower cube, and open to sky rain shower, a four bed in the palatial bedroom, and other luxuries.
Apart from comfortable accommodation, the Windflower resort also offers facilities such as Wi-Fi connectivity in each room, DVD players, individually controlled air-conditioning in every room, electronic safe in each room, infinity swimming pool, lotus pond, reading lounge and free use of steam and chilled showers for its guests.
The Windflower Resort in Coorg has a fine dining restaurant which offers the choicest dishes from the Asian, Continental and Indian cuisines. Guests can also order authentic dishes from the Coorgi cuisine at the restaurant.
If you are health conscious or on a fitness diet, you can order your meals offered in the Spa cuisine. The restaurant also specialises in authentic Kodava cuisine, private dining and food for tiny tots.
4. Heritage Resort
The Heritage Resort is one of the best among Coorg luxury resorts. The Heritage Resort offers beautiful and cosy cottages for single and double occupancy. All cottages are fitted with modern amenities and facilities such as in-room LCD television, in-room dialing facility, tea and coffee makers, safety deposit lockers, daily housekeeping, private bathrooms in all rooms, and more.
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Among the facilities and services offered at the Heritage Resort, you can avail of unlimited room service, conference cum banquet halls, travel desk, doctor on call and currency exchange. The resort also offers facilities and activities such as swimming pool, cycling, kite flying, Ayurveda Centre and games for the entertainment of its guests.
The Heritage Resort has a world class restaurant which offers the choicest dishes from Coorg, as well as South Indian, North Indian and Continental cuisines.
5. Vivanta by Taj
Vivanta by Taj is undoubtedly one among the best luxury resorts in Coorg. The hotel is situated in Madikeri in Coorg at an altitude of 4000 ft in the midst of 180 acre of lush rainforest. The resort derives its inspiration from the Coorg style houses and has sloping roofs, pillars, open to sky entrances, and other quaint local architectural forms.
Vivanta by Taj at Madikeri has about 62 rooms and villas and a Presidential Nirvana Suite. All the cottages are very spacious and each room is not less than 74 sq mt. All rooms are fitted with large windows to let guests enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Each cottage is fitted with all modern amenities and a fireplace.
There are five luxury bliss villas which are spread over an area of 3,300 sq ft and come with a built-in indoor panel and a retractable sun-roof. The Presidential Nirvana Suite sprawls over 9000 ft and has three bedrooms, a swimming pool, a living pavilion by the pool, a private Jacuzzi and a central courtyard.
6. Kadkani River Resort
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The Kadkani River Resort is undoubtedly one among the best luxury resorts in Coorg. The Kadkani resort has several beautiful and comfortable cottages to offer to its guests. Guests can choose from the Den Cottage, the Deluxe Cottage and the Premium Cottage.
The Den Cottages have been prepared in a very rustic style reflective of the traditions and culture of the region. They are fitted with all modern amenities to ensure complete comfort to its inmates. The Deluxe Cottage is a traditional style cottage with a large verandah and expansive sun-lit bathrooms.
The cottages too boast of all modern amenities to ensure the comfort of guests. The Premium Cottage is a large duplex cottage with spacious living area, comfortable bedroom and semi-outdoor dining.
Besides offering comfortable accommodation, the Kadkani River Resort offers a number of activities for the entertainment of its guests.
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These activities include river rafting on the River Cauvery, trekking along the river banks and plantations under the guidance of a professional naturalist, trying a hand at golf, a host of indoor games such as table tennis and board games, a beautiful and well-maintained swimming pool, a hobby centre for children, a conference hall, beach volleyball, and bonfire with barbeque.
The most attractive feature of the Kadkani River Resort is its Golf Academy. It is has a beautiful 9-hole golf course laced with arecanut trees and coffee plantations.
7. Amanavana – Luxury Boutique Spa Resort
Amanavana is a luxury boutique spa resort situated in Coorg and is one among the best Coorg luxury resorts. Guests can choose from the boutique bungalows offered by the Amanavana for accommodation. The bungalows have a spacious patio, living room and bedroom and are fitted with all modern amenities to ensure guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
The bungalows are in three-colour schemes, representing various elements of creation – Red, which represents fire; Yellow, which represents the Sun, and Green, which represents the Earth. Each bungalow has been carefully put together and reflects the serenity and tranquillity of the nature surrounding it.
All rooms are embellished with banana fibre blinds, which have been hand woven by the women’s weaver society. The courtyard opens into little gardens and a lotus-filled pond where little guppy fish can be seen flitting about.
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The Amanavana also has a beautiful restaurant called the Rainbow Room, where you enjoy a fine dining experience and also look at beautiful rainbows in the horizon. The Rainbow Room is an indoor dining restaurant with a well-equipped open bar and a fireplace that is lit during the winters and rainy season.
The chefs at the restaurant are experts at whipping up delicacies from North Indian, South Indian, Continental and Coorg cuisines. The Amanavana is best known for its Spa called the Sunken Spa. Located on the banks of the River Cauvery, the spa offers 40 different spa treatments that will enhance your experience at the resort.
Some of the treatments offered at the spa include the Body Blast, the Vinotherapy, the Chocolate Delight, full body massages, anti-stress massage, effleurage, and a host of other therapies and treatments.
8. Club Mahindra
The Club Mahindra group is well known for their resorts and high end facilities. The Club Mahindra resort in Madikeri in Coorg is no different. The resort offers comfortable accommodation, high-end services and a lot of interesting activities to its guests.
It has fine dining facilities which allow guests to enjoy the best of India, Chinese, Continental and authentic Coorg dishes.
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