Nature Retreats for Wildlife Lovers
India is a country blessed with ample greenery, wildlife and all of it is truly worth witnessing. More and more travellers are now choosing to go on nature retreats than on traditional holidays, where they can experience the beauty and the charm of nature.
amã Stays & Trails brings you serene escapes and nature retreats, nestled in greenery — with experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.
The Misty Coorg
A land of cloudy hills, lush forests, acres, and acres of coffee plantations, and breathtaking landscapes - Coorg is a quintessential holiday destination.
You can start your stay here with a trek through the coffee plantations with a guide and learn about the floral and faunal ecosystem in the region. The coffee-scented paradise reverberating with symphony of birds will surely make you appreciate the quietude of the woods.
Another place to visit is the Nagarhole National Park —a dense forest home to a staggering variety of wildlife species. The park teems with majestic wild animals and over 270 species of birds, and makes for fantastic wildlife watching.
The elephant lovers can visit the Dubare Elephant Camp where you can get up close and personal with the gentle giants and can enjoy a fifteen-minute elephant ride into the forest. You can also visit the gurgling and cascading Irpu and Abbey Falls, Coorg’s favourite waterfalls.
amã Stays & Trails has eight serene villas in Coorg like amã Stays & Trails Cottabetta Bungalow , amã Stays & Trails Glenlorna Bungalow , amã Stays & Trails Pollibetta Bungalow , where you can immerse yourself in authentic local experiences.
The Tropical Chikmagalur
Hidden within the rainforests of Karnataka, Chikmagalur lies in the heart of South India’s coffee plantations. A retreat here allows you to immerse yourself in a relaxed way of life.
A place to explore your wild side, the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect way to start your vacation at Chikmagalur. The reserve is a dense evergreen forest where you'd be able to spot different types of species of animals such as panthers, sambar deer, elephants, wild boars, and if you're lucky, a majestic tiger!
Another adventurous option is trekking up Mullayanagiri or any one of the other peaks, it is as arduous as it is rewarding. Gazing up at the night stars from the top is a sure way to feel transported into paradise.
For the birdwatching enthusiasts Chikmagalur is a haven. With our expert guide accompanying you on forested tracts, you can gather knowledge of the feathered inhabitants as you are greeted by these creatures of flight, both common and rare – before returning to a hot, refreshing cup of coffee.
If you’re on the lookout for villas in Chikmagalur , a stay at the amã Stays & Trails Arabidacool Bungalow , our finest and most historical bungalow, is an experience that will stay with you long after you leave.
The Alluring Alleppey
Alleppey, also known as the Venice of the East, primarily owing to its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed backwater canals & houseboats. Alleppey sets the tone for a destination with clean pristine waters & intimate holidays in the lap of nature, topped with an enriching cultural experience.
You can try your hand at fishing in soothing weather around Lake Vembanad, the longest freshwater lake in India, and enjoy your catch at the dinner table.
You can also cycle through the untrodden roads of Alleppey as you explore nature’s bounty in God’s Own Country. As you pass through the lanes beside the Vembanad Lake, get a glimpse of the local life, and local markets abound with fresh produce.
Cruise in a houseboat, courtesy Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, or go for a cruise in Lake Vembanad in a traditional Kerala houseboat. Given the rich culture and heritage of the land, the whole city offers photography enthusiasts many an opportunity to capture and collect memories that will last a lifetime.
amã Stays & Trails Pathiramanal Villa is a great option for anyone looking for villas in Alleppey. It is the perfect place for the guests to experience the beauty of the backwaters that Kerala has to offer.