A Guide To A Workation In Coorg, India

A Guide To A Workation In Coorg, India
Samantha
Samantha
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Considered the “Scotland of India” for its green and lush landscape, Coorg is the perfect place to take a workation. Imagine yourself surrounded by rolling hills where vegetation grows in plentitude. Here, you will find small and picturesque towns that will impress you with their old-world charm and rich local culture reigns. All this is possible in the beautiful Coorg where activities such as hiking, fishing, and sightseeing are all part of the experience. With delicious local dishes such as pandi curry, akki payasa, and kadubu, not only are you guaranteed a relaxing time, but you will surely be well-fed. Scroll down for a guide to a workation in Coorg, India, and discover the best place where you can strike the perfect balance of work and play.

Benefits of a workation in Coorg

1. Nature
Coorg is wealthy in stunning waterfalls and hill stations, making it perfect for photography, hikes, and sightseeing. Some of the top waterfalls to see in Coorg are Abbey Falls, a wide waterfall near Madikeri, and Iruppu Falls, a multi-tiered waterfall in Brahmagiri Forest Reserve. Hill stations in the Western Ghats mountain range are plentiful, and each one offers a unique charm. These include Chikmagalur, Agumbe, and Madikeri.

2. A haven for coffee lovers
If you adore coffee, then there is no better place to be than in India. Coorg’s mountainous landscape is dotted with some of India’s biggest coffee producers, with arabica and robusta being the main coffee plants grown here. Take a tour around plantations such as the sustainable Evolve Back, Coorg, where you can learn about coffee and the local Kodava culture.

3. Coorg cuisine
When in Coorg, you will enjoy good food, otherwise known as “Kadi.” Natural gourmands, the Kodavas’ cuisine includes pandi curry (a traditional pork dish), akki payasa (a breakfast dish made from rolled rice), and kadubu (stuffed rice balls). If you love rice, then Coorg cuisine is perfect for you as its dishes frequently have rice as its base.

4. Wildlife
Given the depth of woods and mountains in the area, wildlife is abundant in Coorg. With area highlights that include Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy and revel in the beauty of Coorg. Home to incredible animals such as elephants, tigers, jackals, sloth bears, and leopards, you’ll really feel as though you’ve stepped away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

5. Outdoor activities
With no shortage of outdoor activities, Coorg is the ideal spot for nature lovers and thrill-seekers. Enjoy hiking at places such as Tadiandamol Peak or go angling for mahseer, which is so abundant in the Coorg area that it attracts professional anglers from around the world. Whether you seek thrills such as whitewater rafting on Barapole River or you simply want to go birding, you’ll find something for you in Coorg.

Recommended places to stay

When in Coorg, you’ll need a stellar place to work from. We’ve selected 10 recommended places where you can stay below. These properties were chosen for their affordable rates, relaxing accommodations, and speedy internet.

1. Udaya bed and breakfast cottage (from USD 124)

This private Airbnb accommodation in Madikeri welcomes up to six guests with two bedrooms. A contemporary accommodation, Udaya is a villa loaded with amenities such as an indoor fireplace, a dedicated workspace, a fully functional kitchen, a parking space, and WiFi throughout the property. Additionally, a complimentary Coorg breakfast is offered. Located close to town, you’ll adore the convenience of this accommodation.

Udaya- 2 bedroom bed&breakfast cottage at Madikeri
Madikeri, Karnataka, India
22 reviews
Entire villa 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was creative and clean and very comfortable with the best cutlery and amenities all over
preeth has amazing culinary skills which we got to taste during our daily breakfasts
breakfast: it was finger licking yummy
Cleanliness:
cleanliness: the entire property is extremely clean and breathtaking beautiful
the villa is nice clean comfortable and super spacious
the place is very well maintained and sparkling clean
very clean very cozy and close to restaurants
neat clean and beautiful place easy to locate nice host
Host:
preeth was a wonderful host with quick in responses
hospitality and breakfast from the host was great
preeth was a great host
preeth was a great host
preeth was an amazing host
Location:
this place is perfectly located
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2. Calamondinn Heritage Villa (from USD 90)

Guests who come to this incredible estate near Bangalore can book a private room or the villa as a whole. Enjoy unique activities such as learning about beekeeping, going on an assisted tour around the on-premise coffee plantation, and indulging in delicious meals made only from local produce. Since it has been around since the 1980s, Calamondinn Heritage Village has an English cottage vibe and it is perfect for individuals, families, or even the whole work crew for team-building exercises.

Calamondinn, Heritage Villa in Coorg
Kodagu, Karnataka, India
13 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place overall is fairly cozy and comfortable with the necessary amenities
a mystical aura pervades the room daylight gently filtering through the hazy white shades enveloping the same viewport
Cleanliness:
cleanliness - room as well as the bungalow is the best part
the rooms are large and spacious very well-laid out and spotlessly clean
the place: calamondinn is a beautifully done villa with spacious and well-done interiors
Host:
an amazing host an amazing home away from home and picturesque coorg
the host family is very friendly and adjusting
the hosts also have very friendly pets who are just as welcoming and lovely to play with
the hosts: the hosts go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and have a good trip
arjun & devika are perfect hosts who are passionate about giving best experience to the guests
Location:
the corridor of elephant walk is around the (website hidden by airbnb) take care in morning & evening
the place is picture perfect
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3. Little Flower Estate (from USD 25)

Little Flower Estate is a private Airbnb rental in southern Coorg. Seeping in personality, this two-bedroom cottage is capable of hosting six guests. Enjoy perks such as an outdoor kitchen, verandah space, and a strong 4G network. Gorgeous night skies, beautiful forested surroundings, and a walking trail on the grounds all make this a true oasis, which is perfect after a long day of working in the cottage.

Little Flower Estate, South Kodagu
Kodagu, Karnataka, India
42 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hubby: continued work and the network worked well ( the wifi ) and phone as well ( airtel)
the wifi was really good and we were able to host zoom calls without any drops
fresh flowers were arranged in the rooms and on the dining table for that added touch
this place has a living room and two bedrooms and since we were two families it was perfect
paputtu in breakfast was awesome
Cleanliness:
bathrooms are clean and new
the place was spotlessly clean
the rooms are sparkling clean and shivamma cooks very homely food
the rooms are very clean comfortable and well kept
the place is maintained well definitely clean and beautiful
Host:
the staff is polite efficient and operate with clockwork precision
staff were extremely helpful and polite present without being intrusive
a wonderful host and an extremely humble person
hanumantha and shivamma are extremely helpful polite friendly and unobtrusive
khushi was the perfect host even though she wasn't present in person
Location:
a beautiful place good for a relaxing break
lakshman theertha is close by and you can take a dip if you are a bit adventurous
you can walk around the estate or play badminton or go cycling
the pictures here don’t do justice to the beautiful scenery and settings of the place
kushi’s place was the perfect getaway for us and our two dogs during our work-away-from-home trip
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4. Valsala Estate Home (from USD 99)

Clean and spacious, Valsala Estate Home is the perfect workation if you’re bringing the family along. Close to so many of Coorg’s highlights, including Dubare Elephant Camp, Irupu Falls, Nisargadhama, and Kushalnagar Golden Temple, you’ll find it easy to find something to do here. Two living areas on each level of the villa make finding your work niche a breeze. There is also high-speed Internet for your convenience.

Valsala Estate Home, Villa with Forest view, Coorg
Thithimathi, Karnataka, India
45 reviews
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
most of the amenities mentioned are fully functional and makes your stay comfortable
kitchen is superb the patio behind is awesome for coffee in the mornings and evenings
she was really helpful and got us an amazing south indian breakfast
Cleanliness:
very clean house with all aminities
clean and spacious house in a nice location
the place is very clean and relaxing and is accessible to almost all of our needs
clean house easily locatable on main road lot of facility than briefed on listing
Host:
the host was very responsive to every concern of ours
responsive host and very welcoming
dhruva was a great host
and yes a 6 service from the host
caretaker actually took care of everything
Location:
valsala is a perfect place for long workations
an awesome place to relax and find peace away from busy urban life
this place is an hour's drive from major tourist attractions
this place is little far (around 30-45 minutes) from the tourist attraction places
beautiful place though a little far from coorg
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5. Coffee Stem Cottage (from USD 62)

This colorful and cheerful cottage is a modern and comfortable accommodation. Located on the shores of the Kavery River, Coffee Stem Cottage is surrounded by a working coffee estate. Wake up to the sound of chirping birds, then go for a stroll along the river. You can also sample the traditional Coorg cuisine. With two bedrooms, Coffee Stem Cottage can house up to six guests. A dedicated workspace and WiFi allow you to focus on any online task.

Coffee Stem Cottage - Coorg
Maithadi, Karnataka, India
27 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
by next day we were more comfortable
the property is beautiful and the rooms are large
Cleanliness:
great place and clean rooms
rooms were very clean also
cleanliness: the cottage is very neatly maintained and things are well placed
beena’s house is sparkling clean and she is a great host
Host:
amazing host helping you in every way possible
host is very welcoming and the food was very delicious
she is very kind caring and very helpful to plan your sight seeing in coorg
beena has been a wonderful host
on reaching her place she was very helpful with all our needs
Location:
first location is very nice in the woods and very near to cauvery river
the location is in the heart of coorg with a lot of peace and serenity
the property is in a great location away from all the hustle and bustle
the best thing is the location of the homestay which is away from the town on the riverside
it’s an awesome place close to nature
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6. Coorg Wilderness Resort (from USD 300)

Located amongst the treetops, Coorg Wilderness Resort is an elegant accommodation in Madikeri. As a five-star resort, it utilizes amenities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant. It also has an abundance of available outdoor activities organized throughout the resort. Every room comes with an electric fireplace, WiFi, and heated bathroom floors. If you want to commune with nature without sacrificing any luxuries, Coorg Wilderness Resort is the place for you.


Coorg Wilderness Resort

Address: Madikeri - Virajpet Road
Price: from 300 USD

Board games/puzzles Internet services VIP room facilities Designated smoking area Baby safety gates Security alarm Physical distancing rules followed Family rooms

7. Estate Stay - Riverside Coffee (from USD 63)

Welcome to Riverside Coffee where you can enjoy views from the sunroof, lounge in the garden, or arrange a nightly bonfire. The vacation home comes with a private entrance, on-site parking, and access to a hot tub. Located in the Karnataka region, it is close to Kaveri River, Dubare Elephant Camp, and lakes. However, despite its outdoorsy location, you will have access to WiFi.


Estate Stay - Riverside Coffee

Address: Riverside Estate Madikeri Road, Siddapur
Price: from 63 USD

Hot tub/jacuzzi Daily housekeeping Free WiFi Sun terrace Express check-in/check-out Garden Invoice provided Parking

8. The Road's End (from USD 74)

When you’re ready to get away from it all, head to The Road’s End in Gonikoppal. There are many things you can enjoy in your room such as garden views, a private balcony, and a flat-screen TV. On the estate, you can delight in a continental breakfast with halal and vegan options, free private parking, and a plethora of activities including tennis, walking tours, and evening entertainment. There is also an available playground for children. WiFi is available throughout the property so you can get work done.


The Road's End

Address: Rudrabeedu Village, Mayamudi
Price: from 74 USD

Children's playground Lockers Walking tours Live sport events (broadcast) Invoice provided Family rooms Books, DVDs, music for children Fire extinguishers

9. Evergreen County

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Evergreen County Coorg on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

A conceptual nature resort in Coorg, Evergreen County is a magical place due to its ambiance. Step away from the mundane and be inspired by thematic cottages such as Nature, Adventure, Classical, Traditional, and Man in the Wild. Aside from being pet-friendly, Evergreen County offers multiple packages such as the Amazing Coorg Package which includes door-to-door pickup and multiple activities. If you’re here with your workmates, you can avail the Coorg Corporate Package that comes with activities perfect for team building.

Evergreen County

Address: Nangala Village, Bittangala, Post, Virajpet, Karnataka 571218, India

Website: Evergreen County

10. Porcupine Castle

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Porcupine Castle Resort, Coorg on Saturday, November 5, 2016

To experience elevated Kodava hospitality, head to Porcupine Castle located atop the hills of Coorg. Be immersed in a sustainable plantation that grows coffee, pepper, cardamom, and jackfruit and strives to achieve the best standards of farming possible. Perfect for group outings, things you can do here include taking a dip in the swimming pool, exploring off-road and rugged terrains, practicing your shooting skills at a target, and walking around the estate.

Porcupine Castle

Address: Porcupine Castle Resort Road, Hanchikad, Pollibetta, Karnataka 571215, India

Website: Porcupine Castle

Get rejuvenated in Coorg

Coorg offers the perfect location for a workation. It has unrivaled natural sceneries, delightful local culture and food, and enough connectivity to get work done. With so many unique accommodations, there is clearly no shortage of one-of-a-kind dwellings waiting for you in Coorg. Using this guide to a workation in Coorg, India, you’re well on your way to an unforgettable stay.

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Raised in the woods of Northern Wisconsin, adventure pulses through Samantha's veins. Her most notable trips have been a tandem bicycle ride 1,000 miles to New Orleans, surviving malaria in Kenya,...Read more

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