Club Mahindra Coorg
Chilling in Coorg
RCI, the global provider of leisure travel services and timeshare holidays, has affiliated itself with The Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley Resort in Coorg. Situated 4,000 feet above the sea and spread across 30 acres, the resort is set amidst rolling coffee plantations and has 62 guest rooms which capture traditional Kodava architecture and ambience.
On hand is a multi-cuisine restaurant and speciality health centre, Body and Soul, that comprises a unisex salon, gymnasium, health centre and ayurvedic massage parlour. There’s also an amphitheatre and pool.
Family activities on hand include aerobics, swimming and shooting.
Often called the Scotland of the East, Madikeri has a number of local sightseeing options such as Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Dubare elephant camp and the Harangi dam. Not far away is the Nagarhole National Park where you can enjoy a ride on an elephant or, on a lucky day, even spot a tiger. On the Madikeri-Bangalore highway is the Bylekuppe Tibetan monastery where visitors can experience a slice of Tibetan life.
Call 080-25587898/99 for details.
Info about Coorg
While searching for info about Coorg, a google search will throw up several thousand sites. One of the more informative sites is www.coorgtourisminfo.com, which claims to be the first news portal on Kodagu.
Coorg has a unique history and culture, different from any of its neighbours in South India. The website was set up to provide information for tourists and provide Coorg-related news. It has several sections which also try to throw light on the martial race of Kodavas, their unique customs, the history of Coorg, facts about the people such as Kodavas being the only race in India that enjoys eligibility to possess guns without a licence, the places of tourist interest, etc. There’s even a separate page devoted to ‘family hockey’ where entire families participate.
The site is promoted by P T Bopanna, a journalist for Associated Press news agency. The website has been developed by Excella Software Technologies, Bangalore.