5 Best luxury resorts in Coorg for an exotic retreat

  • The TamaraImage courtesy: thetamara.com

    Coorg aka Scotland of India is known for its great weather, misty hills, lush greenery, coffee plantations and spices. Adorned with quaint villages, wooded slopes, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries - this scenic haven will sweep you off your feet. It offers various activities which include rock-climbing, trekking and nature-walks. Pamper yourself with opulence amidst picturesque vistas by booking your accommodation at any of the below luxury resorts.

    1. Porcupine Castle

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    Nestled amid lush greenery and coffee plantations, the Porcupine Castle is a perfect place for birding. You can spot colourful birds like the Laughingthrush, Great hornbill, White-bellied treepie and Blue-winged parakeet. Known for its warm hospitality, this resort exudes tranquillity with breathtaking views of sunrise, sunset and pouring rain. Take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a walk in their scenic estate.

    2. The Ibnii Coorg

    The Ibnii CoorgImage courtesy: ibnii.com

    Spread over a sprawling 120 acres of evergreen woodlands, the Ibnii resort is one of the best luxury resorts in Coorg. This property has been awarded the Indian Green Building Council’s Platinum certification due to its contribution towards sustainable, energy efficient, cost-effective building construction with minimal stress on environment. Choose from its private pool villas, wooden cottages and premium suites for an unforgettable holiday. Other delights include a spa, multi-cuisine restaurant and coffee shop.

    3. The Tamara Coorg

    The Tamara resortImage courtesy: thetamara.com

    Adorned with contemporary tropical furnishing, you’ll fall in love with the Tamara resort. This luxury cottage is popular for its huge balcony and extended living space that folds into a private sun deck. Imagine taking in the fresh mountain breeze with your morning cup of coffee - exciting right? Well, the private sun deck offers this luxury. You can spend a lazy afternoon on the comfortable lounge chairs while reading your favourite book.

    4. Magnolia Estates & Resorts

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    Nestled on a hill side, this 100-acre estate offers mesmerising views of hills and valleys. Home to plantations like coffee, pepper and cinnamon, you can capture shots of various species of birds here. Adorned with South Indian architecture, the clubhouse is quite spacious with large rooms, a library, billiards and verandahs. You can tantalise your palate with organic vegetables and fruits at the PepperVine restaurant.

    5. Orange County Coorg

    Orange County CoorgImage courtesy: orangecounty.in

    On a sprawling 300-acre plantation paradise lies the splendid resort of Orange County. The aroma of coffee and spice will please your senses. From the Heritage pool villa and Lily pool villa to Lily pool cottage and Lily pool bungalow, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The resort has a family pool with special child-safe zones and an infinity pool where you can take a swim whilst enjoying serene views. You can visit the reading lounge and indulge in the pleasure of reading or treat yourself to a soothing massage at Vaidyasala, the Ayurveda centre.

    Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur