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Coorg
Coorg, natively known as Kodagu - meaning 'dense forest on a hill', is often referred to as the Scotland of India thanks to its cooler climate and lush undulating landscape. Its hilly terrain and breathtaking scenery offer serene retreats for nature lovers or exciting getaways for adventure seekers.

CCoorg is the heartland of Indian coffee for the last two centuries. What was once a bastion for British colonial and Indian elite coffee planters, is now rapidly evolving into a luxury tourist destination.

Agri-tourism in now a trending holiday concept for many urban tourists, and this resort offers you the best agri-tourism experience in Coorg. You can inspect workers pruning the bushes and also take a tour to the Pulper house with the Estate Manager, making yours a memorable plantation stay in Coorg.
Attraction
Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on a steep hill'. It was referred to as the Scotland of India during the British rein of India due to its weather and terrain. Receiving an annual rainfall of 160 inches & average temperatures ranging between 11 to 28 degrees the area is dominated by coffee plantation varieties of Arabica & Robusta, distinguishable by the size of their leaves and flowers. The natives of Coorg are traditionally called the Kodavas, the Kodava people are tall, fair skinned people. Every family has at least one person serving in the armed forces even today. Besides the mandatory dagger, every Kodava family also owns a pistol and they are exempt from the Indian Arms Act.
Abbey Falls
Abbey Falls is 8 kms away from Madikeri. This is a much visited spot in Coorg and a preferred destination for picnic. Abbey falls is located inside a private coffee plantation. So apart from the waterfall one can also visit the coffee and cardamom plantations around.

The gushing water from a rocky ravine produces a heavy sound that can be heard from a distance. The waterfall is at its best during the rainy season when there is lot of water in the fall.
Golden Temple, Bylakuppe
The region of Bylakuppe has a large concentration of Buddhists. There are many impressive Buddhist monasteries that have been set up here. The practice of Buddhism is taught here at the numerous Buddhist monasteries. The Golden Temple is located at Bylakuppe.

As with other tourist attractions, this temple is a well-known tourist destination as well. The temple has an interesting architecture.
Dubare
Dubare is known for its elephant camp, and is a forest camp on the banks of the river Kaveri. It is an important base for the Karnataka Forest Department's elephants.

The elephants for the Mysore Dussehra were trained at Dubare elephant, At present, after logging operations have ceased, the elephants have been practically retired except for giving some rides to tourists.
Raja's Seat
Raja's Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in Coorg District. A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden is one-time-favourites of Kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here.
Mandalpatti View Point
Mandalpatti is a magical beauty and an absolutely Somwarpet place in Coorg. Stands mightily at 30th km from the place Somawarpet. Mandalpatti View Point has the power to charm any tourist that visits the place and will beckon him or her to come back here again and again.

Make sure you pack something to eat and, of course, water bottles, for you will not find any shop once you start taking the trail uphill.
Iruppu Fall
The Irupu Falls (also Iruppu Falls) are located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River.
Talakaveri
Talakaveri is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri. It is located by Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further south) near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka, 1,276 m. above sea level. However, there is not a permanent visible flow from this place to the main rivercourse except during the rainy season.
Cauvery Nisargadhama
Nisargadhama is a beautiful island, 28 km from Madikeri, surrounded by thick foliage of bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. At Nisargadhama one can find deer, elephants, peacocks and some other usual wild animals if lucky. One can take a ride on the elephant around the resort for an unforgettable ride of the life time. Nisargadhama is also famous for its hanging bridge which connects the island and helps travelers to cross the Cauvery river.
Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park, also known as "Rajiv Gandhi National Park", is a national park.This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger tiger reserve in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi), including all of Nagarhole National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
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Tucked away well within the estates, Old Kent is one of the best hotels in Coorg. Your private cottage allows you to wake up to birdsong on a misty morning, and enjoy moments of tranquility through the day and a quiet sunset as the plantations sink into twilight.

Old Kent Estates is organising an immersive Crop To Cup – coffee workshop during the start of the Arabica coffee harvest season.
Discover how Coffee is cultivated in one of the country's oldest plantations, Old Kent Estates (www.oldkentestates.com). This coffee plantation, a heritage property established by a British planter in the 1800's, is spread over 200 acres of still flourishing coffee-bushes and pepper vines, surrounded by spectacular forested hills of Coorg, known as The Scotland of India.
The “Kent” variety of Arabica was one of the earliest cultivars of coffee that was once grown on the plantation, from which the property derives its name. Today, the carefully selected Arabica & Robusta bushes grow under the two-tier canopy of impressive rosewoods, silver oaks and cluster-fig trees, some of which have stood there for centuries. As an environmentally responsible enterprise, Old Kent Estates ensures that the fragile eco system is sustained and supported. The coffee is shade grown (bird friendly) and UTZ certified.
The coffee that is grown here is exported to Europe which has been recognized by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (IIAS) in Italy, and has won a Gold Medal in an international cupping competition in the Espresso category. http://www.caffemoak.com/store/prodotto.php?id=49
Coffee lovers are discovering new coffee destinations from within the cities all the way to the countryside including the heartland of coffee in India, Coorg.
This workshop provides as excellent opportunity to learn from a certified Q-Grader & connoisseur Marc Tormo, Roastmaster from Barcelona, who has more than 20 years of experience in the international coffee movement.
Harvest with the locals, learn about how coffee is sustainably cultivated in India, while gaining a deeper appreciation of roasting techniques and experience subtle notes hidden in the beans. Learn exciting brewing techniques and impress your friends with your barista skills creating art from the rich froth of your latte.
A unique platform for all coffee lovers, coffee enthusiasts, those trying to make an entry into the coffee world or simply those trying to impress their guests!
Dates: December 6-9, 2019
Venue: Old Kent Estates & Spa
Tariff: Rs. 30,000/- per person, 3 Nights & 4 Days (All Inclusive)
Contact details:
Phone: 9789896454
Email: reservations@oldkentestates.com