Located in south-western Karnataka on the slopes of Western Ghats Coorg, or the Kodagu is one of the most picturesque hill station popular for its coffee plantations, lush green forests and waterfalls.
Old Kent Estates – Coorg
The climate in coorg is very pleasant throughout the year. During rainy season the fog, mist and drizzle further enhances the emerald color of the rich vegetation, transforming the entire town into a lush green paradise and we could’t stop ourselves from soaking in the exotic beauty. In the middle of August 2016, we packed our bags and headed towards Coorg. This video is about our memorable stay at The Old Kent Estates situated on a hill top with beautiful landscapes.
Old Kent Estates in Coorg – Review
The Old Kent Estates in Coorg is approximately 260 kms from our house in Bangalore and the location can be easily traced on the GPS. We started early at 6:00 am and took the NH75 route. Since Monsoon is already at it’s peak in Karnataka- every inch of the road was wet and every bit of earth was green.
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Coorg Resorts – Old Kent Estates REVIEW
In 5 hrs we entered the tranquil zone of the Old Kent Estates nestled in a lush and thriving coffee estate spread across 200 acres. The property is surrounded by forested hills and gushing streams of water. We parked our car and entered The lodge where the courteous staff welcomed us with a glass of fresh juice. The manager Azeez gave us an insight into the history of the property. The Old Kent Estates takes one back to the period of the old colonial era. It was developed in the 1800s by some Britisher named Wright and is currently owned by Mr. Najmodin Sathak.
The lodge is an example of British architecture, which has been carefully restored keeping in mind its history and heritage. The veranda of the Lodge overlooks a large garden and acres of plantation offering a breathtaking 180 degree view of the surrounding mountains and valley covered with clouds. The amazing colonial architecture of the lodge has each and every corner, and walls adorned with pieces reflecting the old world charm – rustic yet classy.
Old Kent Estates in Coorg
The lodge is equipped with all the necessities of present day luxury. It has a reception area, a dining room, a home theater, a library, a games area and a kitchen. each named fondly after the members of the Wright family, who once inhabited the lodge as their home.
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After completing the check-in formalities, we were escorted to our cottage which was at a nice secluded place not very far from the lodge. The property has total 8 cottages for the guests, each of them facing the surrounding mountains and valley.
The cottage had a small porch at the entrance with 2 chairs and a beautiful private garden with outdoor seating. The door opened to a cozy suite with a sitting arrangement on the left and a huge glass panel on the right offering the view of the mini private garden.
Old Kent Estates in Coorg Cottage
Bed was huge and boasted of a high quality mattress and cushions. Linen sheets were beautiful, clean and aesthetic. The cottage also has a chair and a desk with a couple of books for those who wish to read or write. It is also equipped with an almirah, a coffee maker, air-conditioner a television, ceiling fans and beautiful soft lighting . Interiors of the room complemented the charm of the ambiance.
Old Kent Estates Coorg Cottage
However, The main attraction of the room was the spacious bathroom with a sky roof allowing natural light filtering on u while you enjoy the shower. The huge bathroom is seamlessly divided into 4 sections. It has a wash basin with a mirror installed at the front. A huge high-quality bath tub, a towel drying stand and a shower next to it it. It also has a huge indoor plant that gives the tropical vibes making the ambiance cool and relaxing. There is a separate basket to throw soiled clothes in and a small cabinet installed on the wall that’s equipped with all the contemporary toiletries.
Old Kent Estates Coorg Bathroom
The cottage has been designed for ultimate luxury and comfort. It gives plenty of privacy and one can enjoy moments of tranquility through the day from the room itself.
After having unpacked, we freshened up and headed towards the dining area for lunch. We chose to dine at the veranda so that we can have the view of the greenery around and ordered Indian Cuisine. I must have to say the quality of food was deliciously awesome. We had ordered aloo paratha, palak paneer, aloo-gobhi and jeera rice and everything was finger licking delicious. After lunch, we wandered around the property for a while and took a short nap.
Old Kent Estates Coorg Food
In the evening, the management had arranged for a walk inside the coffee estate. Sohail took us around the estate and provided valuable insights about the plantations and showed us the different coffee varieties namely – Arabica and Robusta – distinguishable by the size of their leaves and flowers. The walk was very refreshing and the only sound we could hear was the chirping of birds around and leaves bustling that made the estate so alive.
After a half an hr walk we returned to the lodge and settled down to a cup of hot fresh coffee made from homegrown beans which we relished on the veranda watching the mild drizzle.
It turned dark soon and at 7:30 pm, the manager Azeez arranged a coffee cupping session and explained how it’s done. It is one of the coffee tasting techniques used by cuppers to evaluate coffee aroma and the flavor profile of a coffee. We had a light chit-chat with him over a cup of warm coffee. He also gifted us a packet of coffee that’s one of the purest flavor.
At 8:30 pm, we ordered our dinner. Once again, the food served was so deliciously awesome that we didn’t want to stop eating, but we had to. Post dinner, we watched a movie at the home theater – the interiors of which were very well done following which we called off the lights.
We woke up to the melodious chirping of birds and colorful butterflies fluttering in the garden. We freshened up and enjoyed a cup of hot tea following which we headed towards the plantation tour once again but this time on a different trail.It had rained the previous night and was drizzling in the morning so we carried an umbrella. The resort provides umbrellas, jackets and gumboots for men, women and kids.
Sohail once again took us for a walk around the estate. He took us to a coffee nursery owned by the resort and showed us the various stages of coffee cultivation. On our return back to the lodge, it had already started raining heavily which we enjoyed while having a sumptuous breakfast at the veranda. It was serene, peaceful and very relaxing.
Though we would have loved to spend some more time watching the rains, listening to the sounds of insects and birds. sadly, our trip had come to an end. with a memorable experience in our heart – and my heart will go onn… … We checked out from the resort at 11:00am and made our way back to Bangalore.
The great things about this place are :
- Location – offering Serene experience of a luxury stay in the plantations
- Amazing architecture – full of real warmth and charm
- Warm & friendly staff – who would go all their way to make you feel special
- Delicious food – to die for prepared by experienced chefs
Get pampered with Old Kent hospitality while enjoying the moments of tranquility with a feel of home. The Old Kent Estates in Coorg is a place where nature meets luxury!
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