One sure way of confusing a planter is to ask him to choose the best thing (just one) about plantation life. Is it the breathtaking scenery that follows the eye everywhere? The heritage bungalow he calls home? The countless cups of fragrant fresh coffee and tea? Perhaps, the adventurous visits to and from the wild? Or is it the right blend of urban luxuries with the serenity of the countryside? The choice is difficult. A choice you won't have to make when you holiday at Plantation Trails.
A world away from the hustle and bustle of a city, but only a few hours drive from it - the perfect getaway awaits you. Nestled in Tata Coffee's lush plantations across the verdant hills of South India, Plantation Trails promises a holiday that's hard to forget - for the nature lover, the wildlife enthusiast, the culture vulture, the intrepid adventurer, the luxury connoisseur and anyone who needs a break.
Savour the authentic plantation lifestyle experience at Plantation Trails. While you sip on freshly brewed coffee, learn more about your favourite drink with our exclusive Bean to Cup plantation. Their well-appointed heritage bungalows, some over a hundred years old, are just the right base to explore.
'Scotland of India' or 'Kashmir of the south' or just simply Coorg: it doesn't matter what you call it as it still has the power to captivate you with its charm leaving behind in your memory the picturesque hills, verdant valleys, tranquil vistas of coffee and tea estates and the refreshing fragrance of teak wood forests.
Tata Coffee has built a heritage with its coffee brand in the middle of these picturesque plantations and situated amidst these scenic locales is Tata Coffee's holiday homes 'Plantation Trails'.
Plantation Trails is located in and around the idyllic coffee growing estate of Pollibetta. Pollibetta was once renowned for its high yielding and fine flavoured 'Coorg Mandarin' which was grown as an intercrop. Spread over an extensive area, these estates also grow pepper, cardamom and vanilla as intercrops. Following the plantation's trail along the beautifully pruned hedges, you can breathe in the invigorating air and take in the enchanting scenery of expansive estates. You also interact with the coffee planters whose life, they say, are poured into every cup of coffee. Walking through the estates, you can discover how India has consistently produced and exported a remarkable variety of high quality coffee for over 150 years.
The estate also has a number of activities that you can choose from. You can stroll through the estate and if lady luck is on your side, you can spot a lumbering elephant. A guided tour of the coffee-making process can be arranged and a sports enthusiast can have many activities to choose from. For those who are interested only in relaxing, the estate has lawns where you could curl up with a good book and, of course, a steaming pot of coffee.
The spacious but cozy bungalows at Plantation Trails are a right blend of heritage building with all comforts to make your stay enjoyable making it a perfect getaway from the harsh city life. These bungalows are situated in the undulating highlands of south Coorg at varying altitudes.
Accommodation at Plantation Trails is clean, comfortable and spacious at any of the three-bedroom or double storey bungalows. Enjoy acres of mind space inside the bungalows, breathe in coffee-rich air and listen to lilting bird songs as you stroll around the garden outside. You'll have your own personal cook at the bungalow who is always ready to serve you a sumptuous meal when you get back. Apart from well-appointed rooms and luxurious living conditions. Plantation Trails also offers other services to make your stay pleasurable and, more importantly, make your holiday special. We have room service at the press of a button, laundry service, a Tata Sky to keep you connected with the outside world and a doctor on call to make sure all is well.
Apart from well-appointed and luxurious living conditions, Plantation Trails also offers other services to make your stay pleasurable and, more importantly, make your holiday special. We have room service at the press of a button, laundry service, a Dish TV to keep you connected with the outside world and a doctor on call to make sure all is well.
The following are various bungalows in Tata coffee plantation trails
Cottabetta Bungalow Once upon a time, this used to be the home of the director of Tata Coffee. One visit will tell you why. With sweeping vistas of the picturesque Kodagu hills, this Raj-era mansion is fit for royalty. Spacious, airy rooms, cozy fireplaces, Victorian furniture and an overwhelming sense of serenity
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The scenic hills of Coorg, or as the locals call it, Kodagu, welcome the
adventurous with open arms. A
historic town, Coorg was the abode of warriors, the spirit of whom is
still seen in their favoritism toward adventure sports and alcohol. A
paradise for foodies, nature lovers, history enthusiasts and most of all
adrenaline romancers, Coorg ensures a fun filled journey for everyone.
Rightly called the "Scotland of India" it is one of the most
picturesque districts in South India and
well-known for its coffee plantations, lush green forests, and for being the birthplace of
the Cauvery river and the Kodava people.
There are numerous homestays and luxury resorts in Coorg to cater to different travelers.