Discover Coorg - A Coffee Lover's Paradise
The charming Coorg is a quintessential holiday destination. It is a land of misty hills, lush forests, acres of coffee plantations, and stunning landscapes.
For coffee lovers, Coorg is truly a heaven on earth. The fresh air is infused with subtle aromas of coffee, with the scent of white vanilla, pepper and other spices providing a refreshing balance. A visit to Coorg is incomplete without witnessing the breathtaking beauty of its coffee plantations.
There are many plantations that one can visit in Coorg. Travellers have the option of either lodging at a plantation or a place close to plantations. Nestled in the coffee plantations, dotting the hills of Coorg, there are locales of untouched beauty and living heritage, with pleasant weather all year round. When here, one can take long walks, savour the coffee made from freshly ground beans, relish the local cuisine and step out for sightseeing and adventures.
TATA Coffee Plantation
The TATA Coffee Plantation is a sprawling, coffee-scented paradise that reverberates with a symphony of birds. One can visit this plantation with a guide and learn about the flora and fauna ecosystem in the region. The quietude of the woods here helps one calm, relax and get in tune with nature.
Located in the vicinity of the TATA Coffee Plantations lies amã Stays & Trails Cottabetta Bungalow. It is one of the best bungalows in Coorg for coffee lovers to stay in. Here, one can soak in the natural and restful ambience of the estate, while enjoying hearty meals made by the in-house cooks.
Farmhouse Coffee Estate
The Farmhouse Coffee Estate located in Mahadevpet, Coorg is a sight to behold. The entire region is rich in diversity and is a paradise for nature lovers. It is full of acres of coffee plantations and the estate is perfect for guests who are looking for an escape into nature.
The trails here are all well-defined and the visitors can learn about the process of plucking and harvesting the coffee beans. To make the best of this trail, travellers should visit it early in the morning to witness the magic of the first rays of sun shining on the plantations.
Situated just 20 minutes away, amã Stays & Trails Rare Earth Estate is a charming heritage bungalow tucked away amidst acres of greenery. The spacious 5-bedroom villa is aesthetically built with traditional influences of Kodagu style and has the essence of Chola architecture. Each room comes with a private sit out and an exclusive garden where guests can sit back and relax.
Karagunda Coffee Plantation
The Karagunda Coffee Plantation is located at an elevation of 3,400 feet above the ground. When here, the coffee lovers can whiff into the fresh aroma of coffee each time they step out into the plantations. One can also enjoy the lush green vistas, and listen to the birds chirping on the trees. In this plantation the locals handpick the coffee beans themselves, hence only select beans make it to the cups — a good takeaway for the visitors!
A visit here will give an opportunity to witness the expanses of coffee plantations, where one can have a unique experience in the lap of nature — peppered with local stories and authentic experiences.
An hour drive away from here lies amã Stays & Trails Surgi Bungalow which is one of the best villas in Coorg. Tucked away in the shadows of tall silver oak trees, it is situated right across the road from TATA Coffee’s 9-hole golf course. It is the perfect choice for those looking for a quiet and comfortable holiday, as well as for those fond of golfing.
Mercara Gold Estate
Mercara Gold Estate is a 20-year-old coffee and spice farm. This estate offers a guided tour of the farm and the visitors are taught about different crops as well as the process of roasting. Visitors can learn about the science behind the delicious Indian coffee production. They can also buy some farm-fresh products available at the quaint store located at the plantation itself.
A walk through the lush coffee estates, with the promise of a heavenly cup of filter coffee at the end of the trail, is a coffee and nature-lover’s dream come true. A visit here will allow one to be immersed in the local culture and soak in the natural and restful aura of this estate.
Located at a 90-minute drive from here lies amã Stays & Trails Taneerhulla Bungalow, which is one of the best bungalows in Coorg. Situated at a height of 900 metres, the bungalow is a sanctuary tucked away in the Woshully coffee estate, which is not only famous for its Robusta coffee but also for the mandarin oranges that grow along with coffee.