If your idea of a vacation is to lean back and relax in a peaceful environment, then Plantation Trails in Chikmagalur is where you need to head.
Tata Coffee’s plantation in Chikmagalur provides an endless vista of green that’s pleasing to the eye and mind. Add to that the exciting prospect of having fresh coffee direct from the source, and you’ll get a relaxing holiday amidst lush plantations and nature trails, with nearby wildlife sanctuaries thrown in the mix.
You can throw in a visit to Belur and Halebid and other popular places like Kemmanagudi that are in the vicinity. A stay at the Tata Plantation Trails Resort can give you all these and more.
With some slight differences, guests can choose between two or three types of rooms with attached bathrooms and 24-hour room-service. The food will range from authentic local cuisine to Continental and North Indian fare, with Jain Cuisine available for those who prefer the same.
At the Arabidacool Bungalow in Chikmagalur, you can choose among heritage and luxury rooms, with a common living room with a cable TV set and a common dining room.
The bungalow has been mainly designed so that businessmen can enjoy the plantation lifestyle. You can enjoy a barbeque by the bonfire, play board games and just spend some time roaming around the region if you’re bored.
How to Get to the Resort
Plantation Trails in Chikmagalur lies at a distance of 226 km from Bangalore. The nearest airport is at Mangalore and the nearest railway station is at Hassan, 48 km away.
Contact Information and Pricing
For bookings and reservations, you can contact the Plantation Trails office in Bangalore and reach them through these numbers.
Tata Coffee Limited
No 57 Railway Parallel Road
Kumarapark West, Bangalore 560020
Phone: +91 (080) 23560695-97/23561976-81
Fax: +91 (080) 23346098/23561974
Resort Office (for Coorg and Chikmagalur)
Tata Coffee Limited – Plantation Trails
Phone: +91 (08274) 251428/251411-21
Fax: +91 (08274) 251425
Current room rates vary from INR 4000 to INR 9750. Besides the room charge, a 12% Luxury Tax and an additional 10.3% Service Tax on 50% of the net room tariff is applicable. Children below seven years of age will not be charged, but children between 7 and 12 years will be charged INR 525 per child per night inclusive of taxes. Any extra guest above 12 years of age will be charged INR 1312 per night inclusive of taxes.
Activities and Things to Do
- The Plantation Trails Resort offers a complimentary ‘Bean to Cup’ tour of the plantation. An expert will explain the process of growing coffee and the process of converting the seed to coffee powder as you drive through the plantation.
- Visit Belur and Halebid when you spend a few days in the Chikmagalur Plantation Trails bungalow. You can also try your luck at spotting a tiger at the Bhadra Tiger Reserve.
- If you’re an avid trekker, you can try scaling the Mullayanagiri peak, from the Baba Budan Range.