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nature getaways in southern india
12 Dec 2012
Nature getaways in Southern India away from the pressing issues of city life.
  •  Acc no. 54591 :: A Luxurious organic stay on a tea, coffee, spice and fruit plantation 40 min from Ooty in Kollacumby, Tamil Nadu

This stay is a unique combination of eco friendly luxury accommodation, organic produce and wild life experiences located on a 140 acre organic estate. 


This plantation stay has 3 bungalows on the estate: 

The Estate House 

This bungalow has 2 guest rooms, the Mosaic Room and the Estate Room. Both the rooms are located on the first floor. The Mosaic Room has a King size bed and an exquisite handmade mosaic bath. The Estate Room has two single beds which can be combined to form a double bed. There is a kitchen, living room, reception and lounge on the ground floor. 

The Pepper House 

This bungalow has 3 rooms: the Family Room, the Panorama Room and the Studio. The Family Room and the Panorama Room are located on the First Floor and the Studio is on the ground floor with a separate entrance. The Family Room and the Panorama Room have two single beds which can be combined to form a double bed and the Studio has one King size bed.

The Hornbill House 

This bungalow has 2 rooms: the Jackfruit Room and the Waterfall Room. The Jackfruit Room is located on the first floor, has a balcony and a King size bed. The Waterfall Room is located on the ground floor, has a King size bed which can also be used as a Twin bed. There is also a living room, a pantry, dining area and a balcony located on the ground Floor. Both rooms have a view of the waterfall in the monsoons, especially the Jackfruit room where the bath overlooks the waterfall. 

  • Acc no. 54614 :: A colonial jungle lodge on 98 acres of coffee plantation on the edge of the Mudumalai Sanctuary
Each room at this Heritage House is refreshingly different and eclectic, combining a rustic style with functional luxury. Rooms are with attached bathrooms that have bathtubs and other essential luxuries. 



There is a common room where there is plenty of reading material available from wildlife to biographies. The dining hall is quaint with antique chairs and dining table. The food here has always got great reviews from our guests. 


There is a raised platform that offers you almost a perfect 360 degree view of the plantation and the forest beyond.

Catch untamed wildlife at its best 

Experience a thrilling rough ride through the jungle in an open 1942 ford jeep 

Trek the land with a naturalist @ Rs. 150/- per head per hour 

Sit yourself down by the river, visit an elephant camp or Picnic at beautiful spots. A Jeep can be arranged for this purpose, snacks or meals can be packed at an extra charge as per the requirements of the guest. 

A Jeep Safari can be arranged at Rs.2750.00


  • Acc no. 54588 :: A three bedroom villa with idyllic views of the Nilgiris at Coonoor 

A short drive from the bustling centre of Coonoor, this villa with Mangalore tiles and wide glass windows looks out onto blue hills, green valleys, tea gardens and a (sometimes) waterfall! Heaven!

There are 3 fully-appointed bedrooms. The Master Bedroom faces the valley and has a double bed, TV, DVD player and Tata Sky satellite connection. The second bedroom faces a tea garden and has a large single bed. The third bedroom faces the rear garden and has two double beds. All the bedrooms have bathrooms en suite with fully functioning amenities.

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