This Hidden Jungle Lodge in Coorg Is What Dreams are made of!

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Coorg makes for the picture perfect place. Right from the serene rolling hills to the many coffee, pepper, cardamom plantation; Coorg is a beauty. Located in Karnataka, it’s also one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. You can be at peace here with nature and create some wonderful memories with your loved one. Located at 3500 feet above sea level and spanning 180 acres; Tamara Coorg is luxury redefined!

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Ideal for

Made for the luxurious traveller who wants to spend some alone time with themselves or their loved ones; The Tamara Coorg is perfect! An important point to be noted is that children below 12 years do not have access to this resort owing to the steep terrain

About the property

The word “Tamara” means the lotus flower that signifies purity and is associated with the divine nature itself. The Tamara Coorg draws its inspiration from the Balinese concept of ‘Tri Hita Karana’ – whereby the universe can only attain perfect balance when God, man, and nature live in harmony. This resort is a celebration of the perfect unison of all three! The resort has 56 cottage-style villas built on stilts to provide the most magnificent views of Coorg.

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The Tamara Coorg itself has a lot to do around the property. There’s the “Verandah” which greets you with its heritage architecture and history. It houses a coffee lounge, a bookstore and a gift shop. The coffee lounge enables the guests to have the unique opportunity to enjoy the ‘blossom to brew’ journey of coffee under the guidance of a coffee connoisseur. Imagine blending and brewing one’s own coffee!

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You can also relax at the “Yoga Temple” which is a place of divine worship where one can connect with inner self. The Yoga Temple is inspired by the “garbha griha” or a sanctum sanctorum. The guests can replenish and rejuvenate here and take a step towards a wholesome well being. . The Yoga Temple is adorned with traditional Mangalore clay roof tiles and laterite stone craft. The oil diyas light up the space and elevate the divinity of this place. It is spread across 1000 sq. ft. of land surrounded by the lush greenery.

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Not only that, you can even enjoy amazing Ayurvedic spa treatments at “The Elevation Spa”. This is where time stands still and where you can discover and oasis of tranquility The Elevation Spa introduces a new concept of wellness called “antar mauna,” which means inner silence. During your stay you can experience a new way to discover the tranquility within you. There are many “Anubhavas” or experiences available for the guests to entail. From the Signature Coffee Therapy to the Panigraha Anubhava, the options are many.

The villas are furnished aesthetically with stunning wood work and elegant decor. There are four types of cottages available; from the Luxury Cottage to Superior Luxury cottage, Suite Cottage and Eden Lotus Cottage. The most luxurious being the namesake, Superior Luxury Cottage. These are located on the hills providing a spectacular view of the lush greenery around. The rooms are designed in subtle pastel colours which gives the room a pleasing and calming effect. The luxury cottage opens to a private sundeck which is an ideal place to unwind. They have free Wi-fi, a plush King bed, a complimentary mini-bar and a chess board on coffee table along with recliners on the private deck with binoculars.

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Food

Coorg gastronomy reflects the richness of Coorg lifestyle. A lot of ingredients are fresh and sourced from the many plantations that Coorg has, such as pepper, cardamom, Kachampuli, Wild Mushrooms, and Bamboo Shoot. The Tamara Coorg has a beautiful restaurant and a scenic lounge where you can sample and enjoy the Coorgi delicacies.

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The Falls is the main restaurant at The Tamara. This multi-cuisine restaurant offers a range of delectable treats from the local areas. You can also have continental or chefs special treats here. The Falls is a one of its kind architectural marvel built on the bridge between the valley and a natural stream runs underneath which on can witness trough a see-through glass floor in the center. Guests can also enjoy their meal outdoors or relish an intimate candlelit dinner by the waterfalls!

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If you want to relax and enjoy and take in the atmosphere then you can also chill at The Deck. It is a much sought-after venue among the guests here. It perfectly combines the wilderness around with the swanky bar and lounge interiors. It is a popular hangout to enjoy a nice evening while sipping on the premium collection of spirits.

Cost

The prices of the rooms start from Rs 25,600 without breakfast. The amenities include a plush bed with king mattress, free Wi-Fi, non-alcoholic mini-bar, TV Chess board on coffee table, recliner sofa at private sundeck.

Best time to go

Coorg is an all year round destination as the weather remains pleasant here all through the year.

What to do here and around the property

You can do lots here at The Tamara, Coorg. A peaceful Yoga class is a must under the guidance of a Guru who will help you connect with your inner self. The resident yoga guru will teach you the art of various yogic postures and their meaning. You can also enjoy the complementary steam and sauna in the Spa at the resort. There’s also a fitness studio here at the resort, where you can sweat off some calories!

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Around Coorg you can explore the magnificent Abbey Falls! Located just 7 km from Madikeri town, this huge waterfall is a sight to behold. The best time to see this is during the monsoon season when the water is in full flow A hanging bridge affords great views of the falls. Its around 43 km away from Tamara.

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You can explore the Nalknad Palace which is just 7 km away from The Tamara. Situated at the base of Tadiandamol, the highest peak in Coorg, the Nalknad Palace was built between 1792 and 1794. It used to be a summer palace for the Kodava kings. Now its a protected beautiful monument.

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You can do a tour till the Chelavara Falls which is just 10 km away from The Tamara. The Chelavara Falls offers a great vantage point of the surrounding hills and valleys. It’s a beautiful natural waterfall formed by a tributary of the Cauvery river.

Getting there

The nearest metro city is Bangalore. The Tamara Coorg is well connected by road from different cities and towns. The last 4 kms of the motorable approach road to the resort itself is a part of The Tamara Coorg experience as the road has a couple of hairpin bends, and offers a magnificent view of Coorg mountains, and has a steep narrow climb.

By air

You can fly to Bangalore from where From Bangalore International Airport to The Tamara Coorg is approx 310 km by cab.

By road:

Take the state highway 17 from Bangalore to Mysore which connects to The Tamara Coorg with an approximate 270 km from the city as it navigates Bangalore- Mysore- Hunsur-Gonikoppa-Virajpet-The Tamara Coorg.

By train:

You can also catch a train till Bangalore and then reach till The Tamara by cab.

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