Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri Coorg (Karnataka), India

“Tucked away in the Madikeri hills, set amid 180 acres of rainforest this property enjoys stunning views. Huge rooms are modern in style with dark woods, clean lines and floor to ceiling windows making the most of the amazing scenery. There are three restaurants, two pools and an award winning spa. ”

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“As you walk in to the reception area you are greeted by a panoramic view of the Madikeri hills. In fact, built on a hillock, this property really makes the most of its impressive landscapes. The rooms are minimal but beautifully decorated using local woods and beamed ceilings. The Luxury Bliss Villas have a private indoor pool as well as balconies, living and dining area, plus complimentary yoga classes and in room treatments. Simply stunning, despite the higher price tag they are our favourite by a mile. All rooms have large, deep baths and rainfall showers. This is a resort, not a hotel and with the amount of activities on offer you will find it difficult to leave. Enjoy candle-lit dinners at the Fern Tree restaurant (one of three), and while away an afternoon by their infinity pool with a view. There are also daily guided walks and cycles as well as art classes. Coorg, known as "The Scotland of India" is one of the few places in the country you can visit all year round. Whilst the rest of India is scorching, Coorg remains under 30 degrees so you can enjoy an off-season romantic or spa break. Off the beaten track, this property is a hidden gem, perfect for those who have visited India before and are looking for something different. ”

Written by  Megan Lambert

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The Hot List 2013: Vivanta by Taj, Madikeri, Coorg

The panoramic views of the Western Ghats from this mountain retreat, 1,200 metres above sea level, are staggering. Getting here takes six hours by car from Bangalore, via historic Mysore; the last couple of hours, through coffee and cardamom plantations, are gloriously scenic.

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Facilities

Private Hot Tub
Outdoor dining
In room DVD
Airport transfer
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Fireplace
Bicycles available
Roof terrace
Bar
Family Suites
Parking
Towelling robes
Safe
Business Centre
Sauna/Steam
Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
Meeting Room
Good wine list
Sit-out Terrace
Billiard/pool table
No pets
Massage
Cots available
Kids Club
Child friendly
Gym
Garden
Set amid 180 acres of living rainforest
Swimming Pool
Outdoor infinity pool
Restaurant
Three restaurants
Spa
Sitting Room
Room service
Games room
Wifi
In room music system
Concierge
Hot Tub
Private villas
Suites
Book a Luxury Bliss Villa for your own private plunge pool.
Disabled access
24 Hour room service
Air conditioning

Activities

Local markets
Head to the local Coorg market for the honey, coffee and oranges that it is famous for.
Other Activities
Spend a day feeding and washing the elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
Learning
The Tibetian Monastery in Kushalnagar is the largest of its kind in the south of India.
Yoga
Private yoga classes can be arranged through the hotel.
Art Classes
Make yourself a ceramic souvenir and take part in one of the resort's pottery classes.
Cycling
There are daily cycling tours of the local Madikeri surroundings.
Great walks
With 180 acres, there is plenty of land to explore. Longer treks can be arranged with the hotel.

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63 rooms from $186 per night

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Recommended for

Views
Stunning panoramic views over the forest and hills from every room.
Romantic Break
With private villas to rent and in room couples' treatments this is an excellent getaway for a romantic weekend.
Spa breaks
The Sangam Spa has one of the most extensive ayurvedic menus. There are even well-being and retreat packages.

Activities

Local markets
Head to the local Coorg market for the honey, coffee and oranges that it is famous for.
Other Activities
Spend a day feeding and washing the elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
Learning
The Tibetian Monastery in Kushalnagar is the largest of its kind in the south of India.
Yoga
Private yoga classes can be arranged through the hotel.
Art Classes
Make yourself a ceramic souvenir and take part in one of the resort's pottery classes.
Cycling
There are daily cycling tours of the local Madikeri surroundings.
Great walks
With 180 acres, there is plenty of land to explore. Longer treks can be arranged with the hotel.

Other highlights

Private Hot Tub
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Family Suites
Eco
Opulent
Good wine list
Sit-out Terrace
Designer
Kids Club
Child friendly
Gym
Chic
Restaurant
Three restaurants
Spa
Hills & mountains
Secluded setting
Romantic
Luxury
Contemporary
Wellbeing
Disabled access
5* Luxury

Hotel size

63 rooms
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