Lush landscapes welcome you as soon as you drive into the 40-acre estate of beautiful wilderness. In the green primeval forests of Coorg lies Coorg Wilderness Resort, a sprawling new resort, located at 2 hours driving distance from the Kannur Airport, 3 kms from the town of Madikeri, 6 hours drive from Bangalore, 8 hours drive from Kochi and around 11 hours drive from Chennai. You can customise your road trips with Olta India on theoltacommunications.com and Arjun Tours & Travels on arjuntours.in. They ensure that your drive is pleasant with panoramic countryside views, making it a pleasurable and safe one. The resort is in close proximity to several of Madikeri’s popular tourist attractions, but once you’re here, we bet you won’t feel like stepping out.
A luxury experience that seamlessly blends nature with hospitality, Coorg Wilderness Resort is the fourth of Paul John Resorts and Hotels’ premium luxury properties, where you can experience opulent eco-friendliness. With 50 stately rooms and 54 palatial Grove View Studios, Hill View Studios, Grove View Suites and Hill View Suites, Coorg Wilderness is where you can bond with nature, juxtaposing wilderness with impeccable luxury.
Feel like you have stepped back in time with European style chalets and Victorian-inspired décor lending an exquisite finish to the stately resort. Each room flaunts large bay windows where private balconies open up to unique, magnificent views of the Western Ghats, that you can feast on, even from your plush and comfy bed. Each room opens up to the blue skies above and lush greenery below and is designed to allow you to be close to nature, while also ensuring utmost comfort of luxury. Away from the bustling city life, you can breathe in crisp cool air, eliminating any need for artificial air conditioning. There are also traditionally designed electric fireplaces and heated bathroom floors, to keep you cosy in the cool evenings.
These Victorian-style suites boast of spacious and plush interiors, with large bay windows, private balconies, electric fireplaces, and opulent bathrooms with view of the Western Ghats even from the bath tub. Each suite offers a glimpse into the fleeting sights of nature right outside your window, ensuring a touch of pure wilderness throughout your luxurious stay. The wonderful weather at Coorg allows you to step away from the air conditioning of glass and concrete jungle life and take in the fresh, crisp air of the hills. The suites are nestled on the natural slopes with unmatched views of the famed hills of Coorg.
If you have an adventurous streak in you, take a walk-through untrodden trails, dive into the treasures of the lush wilderness, watch and listen as the flora and fauna around you transport you to a world beyond. At every turn, remember to stop and take in the sights as every next turn will take your breath away. Take a long, lazy dip in the pool or workout an appetite at the inhouse fitness centre, that also has views of all the greenery around.
Coorg Wilderness Resort offers a wide range of sumptuous delicacies to delight your taste buds during your stay. Habba, Multi-cuisine Restaurant is their all-day dining restaurant serving global cuisine, including Italian, American, pan-Asian, and Indian options spoiling the diners for choice. The view of green valleys and bewitching hills, add to the unique charisma of Habba. The restaurant also whips up an expansive breakfast buffet with chefs live in action at the live counters.
Vembanad, the Coastal Cuisine Specialty Restaurant, serves specialties from Coorg and Kerala to your plate, with a wide array of rare coastal choices that will leave you finger licking. The Hunter’s Lounge is where one can relax with a drink or two, smoke a cigar, or just bask in the exuberant extraordinary beauty of the resort. Discover the art of coffee making, experience rare coffee tastings, at their dedicated inhouse Coffee Experience Centre. Coffee is an integral part of the culture in Coorg and Coorg Wilderness Resort is built on the land which was a coffee estate earlier. Although, they are not growing coffee anymore on this land, but they have their own plantations where they grow, procure, grind and roast their own coffee under the Paul John label, which is used for internal use in all their hotels, resorts and restaurants. Corporate Chef Ranjan Samal at the kitchen helm is a talented chef with a vast experience, and is always willing to customise to any of the diner’s needs any time of the day.
With stunning and sophisticated spaces for every event possible, Coorg Wilderness Resort is not just a perfect getaway for couples and families, but also makes for a perfect destination for meetings, conferences, conventions, weddings and other special occasions, with a Grand Ballroom, The Queen’s Court and Banquet Hall, besides many open-air spaces.
Where: Coorg Wilderness Resort, Virajpet Main Road, Mekeri, Madikeri, Karnataka. Call: +91-8272 226200. E-mail: reservationcwr@the paul.in, www.coorgwildernessresort.in