Kurumba Village Resort is an enchanting vista. Comfortably nestled in between 11 acres of a spice plantation that is adjacent to flourishing thick forests, it is guarded on one side by a majestic hill that is so tall and mighty, it would put a city’s high rise buildings to shame. The resort effortlessly blends into the forests beyond, you wouldn't be able to tell where it actually ends.
The roads to Kurumba Village Resort are like an enthralling opening act to a spectacle that is about to manifest itself. You will go uphill and descend down amidst breath-taking views of the famed Nilgiris. The verdant landscape on the way is just another hint of what you are about to experience. And when you get to Kurumba Village Resort, you will realise you have been transported to a transcendental land, where you will breathe the freshest air, experience the coolest of breezes and hear the mellowest of sounds.
The Kurumbas, an ancient local tribe that resided in the area were believed to have lived in extreme harmony with nature around them. Their souls have lingered on to form the core of what the resort wants to represent. It is quite obvious that efforts have been put in to preserve and nurture the wild in which the resort resides.
White-washed cottages, long curvy pathways and beautiful views from every angle are trademarks of the resort. You will also spot a spice plant or tree at every step of your way.
A short buggy ride took us to our cottage. (There’s something about buggy rides that brings the biggest smiles on our faces. Especially a ride in a scenic place like this.) We always expect luxurious beds in resorts to mysteriously pull us towards them. But this time, something had changed. The balcony seemed to be calling out to us. We rushed and opened the doors, only to gasp in absolute awe. The view was splendid. Stretches of tall trees with a few rays of sunshine escaping them and a mighty tall hill at a distance covered with mist and cotton-like clouds. For the first time, we found ourselves gaping quietly at the sight. There was a misty breeze that only added to the perfection of the moment.
The next thing we heard was one of the staff trying to explain to us that we wouldn’t have phone and internet connections in such hilly areas. As it happens, this magical place was still safe from technology. For once, we didn’t seem to mind the absence of it.
There is a lot to explore and experience at Kurumba – an infinity pool, an Ayurvedic spa, dining at beautiful locations, a spice trail, a trek to a nearby waterfall and endless cups of chai in the evenings.
The Pool –
The infinity pool that overlooks the forest is exceptional. It is located right at the foothills of the majestic mountain and the shade of blue water amidst the green scenery is something anybody would fall in love with. Taking a swim here would transport you to the seventh heaven. Floating on your back in the waters, staring at the moving clouds, the feeling is almost spiritual.
Food and Dining –