This summer, make your way to the Kodagu (Coorg) region in the Southern state of Karnataka, India. Secluded in close communion with nature, Ama Plantation Trails are a group of heritage bungalows that combine the grace and grandeur of the bygone era with contemporary comforts and warm service. Guests can spend their days exploring verdant coffee trails, go birding, play golf and savour the flavours of traditional Kodava cuisine. Here are a few things you can do:
Bean-to-cup tour: Wake up to the smell of coffee and get a chance to pick the finest Arabica and Robusta beans during the harvest season. Travellers can also interact with planters to understand the history of the bean, the art of planting, cultivating and harvesting techniques and indulge in the aroma of vanilla, cardamom and pepper, grown as inter-crops along with coffee.
An ornithologist's delight: With over 300 species of birds nestled in the region, Coorg is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and seasoned birdwatchers. Expert guides share their knowledge of the feathered inhabitants as you are greeted by the Great Black Woodpecker, the Hill Myna or the White-bellied Blue Flycatcher.
Golfing: Guests can grab their clubs and tee off at the perfect 9-hole golf course punctuated by fairways, large greens, and steep slopes. Complete with an in-house chef and housekeeping staff, each bungalow provides a truly authentic experience.
This blog is based on information provided by The Indian Hotels Company Limited.