Orange County, Hampi, Karnataka
Coorg fondly known as the 'Coffee Cup of India', is a hilly region on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats in Karnataka, situated near to Mysore and the hill station of Oozy. A natural rainforest, Coorg offers one of the most pleasing year round temperate climates.
The region owes it legacy to the British who first introduced coffee cultivation to the region in the mid 1850's. Set on a 162-hectare coffee and spice estate, Orange County Coorg offers a glimpse into the by gone era of the early planation settlers.
Relax in this picturesque setting, staying in one of the 42 luxury villas or cottages, most of which offer private plunge pools, pretty courtyards, sit-outs and gardens.
The property comes equipped with an array of facilities designed to help guests forget the world they've left behind. It boasts a relaxing coffee lounge, a well-stocked library, a large communal family pool, along with an exclusive infinity pool and a relaxing ayurvedic spa.
For those wishing to experience Ayurveda why not meet with the in-house doctor who can help prescribe the perfect balance of treatments, with herbal baths, oil massages, age retardation therapies, all amidst a soothing, tranquil natural environment helping you to return to the pink of health and relaxation.
There are several restaurants offering exceptional fresh local cuisine at the resort. The Peppercorn Deck provides a romantic candle lit venue, built on the lake edge offering an excellent choice of fresh grills and kebabs. Indulge in the well-stocked Granary, the all-day dining restaurant that offers an elaborate array of local specialties and home comfort foods. For fine dining vegetarians head to the Plantain Leaf, set amidst rhw verdant coffee and spice plantations and serves up a delicious array of North and South Indian vegetarian delicacies. For a truly magical setting head to the Machan, a restaurant for two, set on a sit out overlooking the plantation and lake below.
This idyllic retreat allows for plantation walks, village visits, bird watching trips and boat rides along the nearby Cauvery River in a traditional coracle.