10 Luxury Resorts nestled in the Coffee Capital of India!


Why: Purple Palm has rooms & suites in contemporary decor & styling, with a multi cuisine restaurant, a colourful bar, outdoor ozone treated swimming pool, a garden courtyard, modern luxury additions such as Spa, Gym and Entertainment Areas. Not just that, you can do some spectacular sightseeing in nearby Dubare forest and elephant camp. There are historic and scenic places to visit, and you can also play Golf at a nearby club, opt for river rafting or go for some plantation visits.

Where: Guddehosur Post, Kushalnagar - 2 km from zip-lining at Nisargadhama Reserve and 8 km from Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara temple.

Price range: ₹ 8,223 - ₹ 14,406

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Photo of Purple Palms Resort and Spa, Coorg, Baichanalli, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Set on a 162-hectare coffee and spice estate, featuring colonial-style decor and hardwood furniture, this luxe resort offers private courtyards with plunge pools. All three upscale restaurants offer delectable food. There are various Ayurvedic treatments to choose from. Last but not the least, the spectacular ‘Lily Pool’ series of Villas and Kodava styled Heritage Pool Villas are placed in interesting clusters around the coffee and spice plantation!

Where: Karadigodu Post, Siddapura, Kodagu, Karnataka - 19 km from Dubare Elephant Camp by the Kaveri River and 46 km from Nagarhole National Park.

Price range: ₹ 22,374 - ₹ 45,576

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Photo of Evolve Back, Coorg ( Orange County, Coorg ), Karadigodu, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: This resort gives you a wildlife experience like no other. The design is inspired by Hadis or tribal villages and this spectacular resort is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River. The Jacuzzi Huts offer you huge living spaces, with some huts offering open-to-sky Jacuzzi. Evolve Back, Kabini will also help you to get closer to the spirit of the land by offering a platter full of activities which have been designed keeping in mind the uniqueness of the location and the local culture.

Where: Bheeramballi, Kote, Mysore, Karnataka

Price range: ₹ 21,780 - ₹ 42,082

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Photo of Evolve Back, Kabini ( Orange County, Kabini ), N. Begur, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: The hills of Coorg have more than 250 species of plants. You can travel to the core of a 180-acre rainforest and explore the sights and sounds of natural, raw and untamed environments. Apart from sloping roofs, open-to-sky entrances, exposed beams, panelled ceilings, balconies, fireplaces and plunge pools, you will also find a courtyard built in traditional architectural style, an outdoor pool, a poolside grill and a hip bar. Activities such as trekking, coffee tasting and pottery sessions are also available.

Where: 1st Monnageri, Galibeedu Post, Madikeri, Madikeri, Karnataka - 8 km from the 17th-century Madikeri Fort and 13 km from the scenic Abbey Falls

Price range: ₹ 18,294 - ₹ 45,512

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Photo of Vivanta By Taj - Madikeri, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Along with the rare location, the rich greenery and the intimate view of the river, Amanvana offers rustic-chic bungalows with private courtyards, vaulted ceilings, handmade Athangudi tiles and BBQ areas. It also offers bathrooms featuring skylights and underground spa featuring wellness treatments!

You can pick up from activities such as family picnics or their special trek to the 8 islands around river Kaveri to catch a glimpse of lush forests and rare birds. You can also taste the authentic Coorg flavours or you can sip their home-grown brews in the charming coffee hut overlooking the pool.

Where: No 21, Guddehosur, Kushalnagar, Coorg District, Bollur, Karnataka - 7 km from Namdroling Monastery and 12 km from Dubare Elephant Camp.

Price range: ₹ 10,518 - ₹ 14,916

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Photo of Amanvana Resort & Spa, Baichanalli, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why : The airy cottages at Tamara Coorg feature contemporary tropical-style furnishings, seated sundecks, mountain views, rain showers, pull-out couches and balconies! Not just that- jacuzzi tubs, spa, yoga, meditation classes, endless lush greenery, long-winding coffee, cardamom & pepper plantations, beautiful streams and a restaurant with waterfall views.. And the list goes on and on!

Where: Kabbinakad Estate, Yevakapadi, Napoklu Nad, Madikeri, Karnataka - 8 km from the Nalknad Palace and 13 km from Tadiandamol mountain.

Price range: ₹ 16,956 - ₹ 25,370

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Photo of The Tamara Coorg, Yevakapadi, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Nestled in a lush and thriving coffee estate, Old Kent Estates takes one back to the period of the British Raj. The lodge is a stately example of British architecture, surrounded by a large English garden and acres of plantation and woodlands, which has been carefully restored keeping in mind its history and heritage. Set on a tranquil 80-hectare coffee plantation dating from the 1800s, this elegant forest lodge with an old-world vibe has refined cottages with Colonial-style wood furnishings, sitting areas and private gardens. Plantation tours, trekking activities, bonfires and BBQs can also be arranged.

Where: Thaikoppa Estate, Horoor Post & Village Suntikoppa, 4, Old Kent Estate Road, Horur, Kodagu, Kodagu, Karnataka - 12 km from the Madikeri Fort, a and 3 km from National Highway 275.

Price range: ₹ 9,556 - ₹ 17,710

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Photo of Old Kent Estate, Horur, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Gardens with private pools or Jacuzzis, a chic, glass-walled restaurant, a relaxed terrace, an outdoor pool and guided plantation tours. What else do you want? Kabini is home to Asia’s largest herd of elephants. More than 300 species of birds are spotted throughout the year. Here, you will step into a world of pure bliss and rejuvenation, with the unique spa therapies specialised by the western and eastern holistic techniques.

Where: No - 60/1, Nishana, Karapura Village, Antarasante Hobli, HD Kote Taluk, Mysore, Karnataka - 200 kms away from Bangalore, 7 km from Chikkamagaluru's town centre and 9 km from Chikkamagaluru rail station.

Price range: ₹ 14,725 - ₹ 22,246

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Photo of The Serai Resorts, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: With lush greenery, classy studios and earth tone decor accents, Club Mahindra Coorg is a sprawling resort built in the local Ainmanes tradition and is located around coffee plantations, swirling with colours, scents and sights of the hill station. Nestling in the Western Ghats, Madikeri is a beautiful hill station and the vibrant capital of Coorg, a little corner of Karnataka. There are plenty of activities, sights and views to enjoy during the stay at this resort.

All around are mountains, hills, valleys, paddy fields, grasslands, coffee plantations, pepper, cardamom plants, orange orchards and life giving river Kaveri!

Where: Galibeedu Road,Kalakeri Nidugane Village, Madikeri, Karnataka - 4.4 km from Madikeri Fort and 3.2 km from Abbey Falls.

‎Price range: ₹ 5,546 - ₹ 34,931

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Photo of Club Mahindra Coorg, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa

Why: Surrounded by 3 wildlife sanctuaries and a national park, Coorg boasts around 350 species of birds, and is also the birthplace of the life-giving Kaveri river. You can climb up the Brahmagiri hill, and enjoy the sight of lush plantations full of coffee, pepper and cardamom around the resort. The Windflower resort comes with its unique partnership with nature and its surroundings. The resort also features the signature ‘Emerge' Spa with Ayurvedic therapies for wellness of ones body, mind & soul.

Where: Survey No. 201/P1, Kedakal Village, Suntikoppa Hobli, Somwarpet Taluk, Kodagu District, Mercara, Karnataka

Price range: ₹ 12,430 - ₹ 26,708

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Photo of The Windflower Resorts and Spa, Mysuru, Karnataka, India by Tanushree Patwa