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About Coorg

Known as ‘The Scotland of India’ this evergreen corner of the country is famous for many things: its beautiful inhabitants, its temperate climate and its coffee. For those seeking respite from the frenzy of India, Coorg will come as a welcome break. With excellent accommodation options in the area and epic scenery, some of the best places to stay in Coorg are perfect for experiencing the great outdoors and soaking up those undulating views.

  • The Tibetan Settlement in Kushalnagar is the second largest in India. Visit for morning prayers with the monks.
  • Spend an afternoon at Dubare Elephant Camp where you can feed and wash the elephants.
  • Trek the scenic 16kms from Madikeri to Kotebetta through coffee plantations and local villages.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Coorg are great for total relaxation and getting away from it all.

For an eco stay

  • So named for the region's famous crop, Orange County is a ‘back to nature’ resort. Comprising 69 individual cottages and championing sustainable tourism, it is a great escape from everyday life.

For pampering

The modern and stylishly decorated Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, is set into a hillock makes the most of those 360 views. Boasting one of the top JIVA spas, with a most extensive menu, you would need a long stay to make your way through all those treatments.

Still not sure which to book? From relaxing to restorative browse through our list of the best places to stay in Coorg to start to plan your trip. Alternatively widen the net and check out all our recommendations in Karnataka, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Coorg

  • Orange County Coorg 69 rooms from £305

    Siddapur, Coorg

    Located in India's 'coffee cup' this property provides true escapism. Individual cottages, some with private pools, have terracotta floors, ornate embroidered fabrics, local artwork and gorgeous bathrooms with in and outdoor showers. There are four restaurants and an excellent Ayurvedic spa.

    Back to Nature  -  Located amidst Coorg's rolling hills this property lies amongst the surrounding nature.
    Sights nearby  -  The Bylekuppe Tibetan Settlement, the second largest in India, is well worth a visit.
    Local markets  -  Visit Coorg market and pick up its local delicacies to take home: honey and coffee.
    Great walks  -  The hotel guides can take you on nature and plantation walks.
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  • Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri 63 rooms from £140

    Galibeedu, Coorg

    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.

    Views  -  Stunning panoramic views over the forest and hills from every room.
    Great walks  -  With 180 acres, there is plenty of land to explore. Longer treks can be arranged with the hotel.
    Local markets  -  Head to the local Coorg market for the honey, coffee and oranges that it is famous for.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor infinity pool
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