Coorg is one of those rare places in India that exemplifies heaven on earth. With a thriving ecosystem of vegetation bolstered by innumerable species of flora and fauna, the pleasant climate only makes it a highly fulfilling place to visit. Situated roughly several hours from the metropolitan cities of Bangalore and Mysore in the state of Karnataka, Coorg is a destination that ranks high among those places in India that still boast of untouched natural beauty.
So if you do plan to visit this district for a summer vacation, look no further than Club Mahindra’s marquee properties in two of the three talukas of Kodagu (Coorg) district: Club Mahindra Virajpet and Club Mahindra Madikeri.
The first of these, Club Mahindra Virajpet is a property that is spread across a large expanse of land, with quaint but spacious villas lining up alongside small pathways leading in from the reception, which is a two-storeyed building sheltered under an artificial canopy. The resort is equipped with its own naturally kept garden and a swimming pool that allows for patrons to take a dip, particularly during the day. Shuttle services are there for you—should you be too tired or sleepy to trek back across the road to your rooms. The dining area is an extremely spacious inner/outer space which serves both a la carte and buffets, with a range of cuisines being at guests’ disposal. The resort is equipped with both library as well as an audio-visual room that even broadcasts anticipated events, such as cricket matches. While network coverage is essentially non-existent, the pleasant weather and serene mood that the place creates ensure that you don’t feel the absence of connectivity.
Club Mahindra Madikeri, on the other hand, is located at a higher altitude than its counterpart in Coorg. The resort is characteristically British in nature, with rooms being named after fruits and the colder air ensuring that whoever stays here will likely have a greater tendency to tuck in warmly in the safety of their rooms. However, for the enterprising and outdoors types, the resort has a number of indoor and outdoor amenities, such as the Fun zone to keep your children busy while you enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet. The resort also allows for adventure sports such as ATV rides and dirt biking. With several culinary options both inside and outside the resort offering differing kinds of cuisine and meals, F&B are never an issue in this property.
The rooms in both resorts are well equipped with kitchenettes, utensils and mini-fridges to keep your own food fresh, which is the icing on the cake compared to the already furnished suites that are designed to make you feel right at home. To know more about these properties, check out Club Mahindra membership reviews by its members. This way, you can make the most of the activities and workshops available.
Coorg is not short of attractions either. Whether you wish to get wet at Iruppu falls, scale one of the many scenic peaks around Coorg, marvel at the magnificent beasts in Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, experience spiritual peace at the Golden Tibetan monastery at Bylakuppe, or just sample some home-made chocolates at the many markets around Madikeri, the front-desk can help you find the best tour guides and daily programs for all your sightseeing requirements. Or if you have the gumption and zeal for it, just skip out on your own with some essentials such as water, rain gear and a basic knowledge of directions. The locals are friendly and most will point you right to the place you are looking for, as you explore and immerse yourself in the cultural and natural treasure of the state of Coorg!