General Information About This Tour
Nestled amid ageless hills that line the southernmost edge of Karnataka is the luscious Kodagu (Coorg) region, gifted with emerald landscapes and acres of plantations. A major center for coffee and spice production, this rural expanse is also home to the unique Kodava race, believed to have descended from migrating Persians and Kurds, or perhaps even Greeks left behind from Alexander the Great’s armies. The uneven terrain and cool climate make it a fantastic area for trekking, bird watching or lazily ambling down little-trodden paths winding around carpeted hills. All in all, Kodagu is rejuvenation guaranteed.
Get wet and wild or sit in solitude
In Madakeri, I measure rainfall by the meter. Visit me in the monsoon to understand the word deluge.
At other times of the year, walk or drive to the many vantage points and natural water bodies to enjoy idyllic picnics or to experience the forest and its inhabitants. Or, if you are of the more adventurous sort, one of my orderlies could take you on a night drive, perhaps? You would certainly experience a different quality of darkness and sounds!
Listen to the silence while reading or writing or painting or losing yourself to the vast valleys and their spectacular vistas. It is very easy to do nothing but enjoy what Nature has generously seen fit to bestow upon us in these parts.
Take the tea trail
Unravel the mystery that goes into a cup of tea. Enjoy an insider’s tour of what it takes to manufacture the world’s favorite beverage. Being in tea country, may I be so bold as to suggest that you pick some leaves and make some tea yourself!
You could choose from playing badminton to table tennis to a variety of board games. Or perhaps you would prefer a genteel game of tennis? Let me warn you, the breathtaking view from the court may render it difficult to keep your eyes on the ball!
Be shaken up
Experience a 4 x 4 ride of a lifetime on unseen trails, through the grassland or through streams, and across boulder-ridden thoroughfares that I call roads.