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February 26, 2024

International Coffee Day: Escape to these luxury hotels in India that are perfect for coffee aficionados 

Ruhi Gilder
Go where the air is perfumed with the delicious scent of coffee, and the hills have a soothing effect on the eyes. These coffee plantations in India not only offer you the best beverages but also opulent luxury accommodations. 
Evolve Back Coorg, Karnataka
Evolve Back- Coorg-Gazebo
Evolve Back- Coorg-Gazebo
300 acres of lush greenery covers the Chikkana Halli Estate in Coorg. The hotel is set amidst the hills and offer many coffee experiences specially for those obsessed with the beverage. Go on a plantation walk, a guided tour about the history of coffee plantations and other spices in the estate. A worker’s trail explores the lives of cultivation workers with farm activities and the opportunity to pick produce. A session on Coffeeology, the art and culture of gourmet coffee around the world, is deeply informative for guests.  
Starting at Rs. 31,000 / night 
Old Kent Estates, Coorg, Karnataka 
Old Kent Estates
Photo Courtesy: Old Kent Estates / Instagram
Built in 1864 by the British owner Lieutenant Colonel W.R. Wright, this estate takes you back in time. Old Kent Estates is an elegant example of British architecture and is surrounded by a large English rose garden and a 200-acre coffee plantation. Coffee lovers get to experience a day in the life of a coffee planter, right from inspecting the workers pruning the bushes and picking the berries.  
Starting at Rs. 12,600 / night 
Pepper Trail, Wayanad, Kerala 
Pepper Trail
Photo Courtesy: Pepper Trail
Situated in a spice and coffee plantation deep in the Western Ghats in Kerala, Pepper Trail offers visitors a unique staying experience. Choose between a lovingly restored 140-year-old colonial bungalow called “Pazhey Bungalaav,” or 40-feet high treehouses built on jackfruit trees, nestled between coffee plants. Discover the workings of a hundred-year-old coffee plantation, where you can learn about traditional cultivation methods of coffee, tea and pepper.  
Starting at 12,980 / night 
Primrose Villas, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 
Primrose villas
Photo Courtesy: Primrose Villas
24-feet high ceilings, and cascading walls of glass structure this villa. These residences are nestled in the Mullayanagiri mountains with 360-degree views. Decorated with antique furniture from the Jacobean and Victorian eras, these villas are spacious and luxurious. Verdant coffee trails are a stone’s throw away from the Primrose Villas.  
Starting at Rs. 8,636 / night 
The Tamara Coorg, Karnataka 
The Tamara Coorg
Surrounded by plantations of aromatic coffee, cardamom and pepper, streams, and waterfalls, are luxury villas by The Tamara, Coorg. This eco-resort is set on 180 acres of land and is over 3,500 feet above sea level. Coffee aficionados will love the plantation tour of the spice and coffee estates, as well as a bean to cup brewing session, titled Blossom to Brew. Here, guests can brew their own coffee brand and carry it home as a souvenir or savour their cuppa then and there!   
Starting at 19,000 / night 
The Serai, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 
The Serai, Chikmagalur
The Serai, Chikmagalur
Head to Chikmagalur, the first recorded place in India to cultivate coffee, where the story goes that Baba Budan brought back the saplings to this town from Mecca. The Serai captures the beauty of the area with its modern estate villas and residences. The resort also offers a Bean to Cup experience, followed by a tour of roasting and curing units. Visitors can also cherry pick their coffee, fresh off the estate during the season, from mid-November to mid-February.  
Starting at 23,010 / night 
The Windflower Resort & Spa, Coorg, Karnataka 
Windflower, Coorg
Photo Courtesy: Windflower Resort & Spa
Private villas, suites and luxurious rooms await you at this luxury resort in Coorg. Wake up to the scent of coffee, as this hotel is set on a 25-acre coffee estate. Guests can take a guided tour of the plantation followed by a relaxing session at the Emerge spa, where Ayurvedic and therapeutic treatments destress the body.  
Starting at Rs. 9,080 / night 
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Ruhi Gilder


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