Here’s my experience at the Tata Coffee Plantation bungalows that are over 140 years old



On a recent tour to Coorg, Karnataka, I stumbled upon a hotel- experience like no other.

I didn’t realize how tailor made are hotels until I stumbled upon two bungalows in Coorg that are over 140 years old.

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Constructed by the Britishers, these bungalows are now a Tata Coffee property under the name 'Plantation Trails’, offering unique Heritage and Luxury Bungalows in the Coorg and Chikmagalur areas.

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Take a tour inside these picturesque bungalows that will take you back to a simpler life where the only luxury was the freshly made coffee from the plantation surrounding the property.

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Woshully Bungalow

Woshully Bungalow
Situated in the middle of the picturesque tea and coffee plantations, these bungalows offer a true "Plantation Experience" for guests.

Arabidacool Bungalow

Arabidacool Bungalow
These spacious but cozy bungalows, offer personalized cook and butler service and are truly a right blend of an heritage building and comforts to make your stay enjoyable, thereby making them a perfect getaway from the harsh city life.

The cooks prepare local dishes for you from Pork curry to Coffee Souffle and it's the best home-cooked meal away from home.

Thaneerhulla Heritage Room

Thaneerhulla Heritage Room
The spacious rooms laden with wooden floors are charming but that's not all.

The experience includes a guided Bean-To-Cup tour, lessons on Arabica and Robusta, bean-picking during harvest season, planter chats and a pre-dinner guided property walk.

Thaneerhulla Bungalow

Thaneerhulla Bungalow
It is a haven for those looking for an experience beyond the usual tourist trail.

The unique heritage bungalows are perfumed with the subtly intoxicating aroma of coffee, tea and spices. Plantation Trails’ bungalows combine the grace and grandeur of a bygone era; an old-world experience with the right blend of heritage and comfort.

Thaneerhulla Bungalow Living

Thaneerhulla Bungalow Living
The idea behind Plantation Trails was to offer an insight into the coffee planters’ lifestyle and it does that and much more.

Tour around the property

Tour around the property
The Bean to Cup tour is favorite among the guests who want to explore the story behind their everyday cup of coffee. From coffee picking to harvesting ripe coffee berries, through this experience you can discover the journey of coffee beans as you soak in the tranquil greens of the plantations.
Plantation trail walks and jeep safaris give one the opportunity to learn more about the ‘Coffee Bowl of India’. You can either hop into a jeep and drive through the estates or go on a leisurely walk with an expert naturalist learning about the flora and fauna around.

Bird-view to bird watching

Bird-view to bird watching
The guided birdwatching tour is perfect for those seeking a refuge in nature. Coorg is a birdwatcher's paradise having over 300 species of birds, and our trained-on-the-job naturalist will be happy to point out some of these beauties. Take an early morning stroll through the fertilized plantations armed with a pair of binoculars and your camera, photographing birds of various hues and sizes.
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