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Coorg Cliffs Resort

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    4 star
    Hanchikad Estate, Post Box No-51 Pollibetta, S.Kodagu, Karnataka-571215
    1 p.m
    11 a.m
    1 nights

    The road to Coorg Cliffs Resort meanders through stretches of paddy fields and anonymous hamlets, past banana, cardamom and wild black pepper, areca nut and coffee plantations. A mild chill permeates the fragrant air as the road begins to climb the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, embraced by dense, dry deciduous and evergreen forests. As the resort draws near, the views open out to coffee and spice plantations, fruit orchards and vegetable patches.

    Situated at an edge of a hilltop, the lobby at Coorg Cliffs Resort is furnished with plush sofas and brass oil lamps. Guests are ceremoniously welcomed by gracious hostesses in traditional attire. A dining area, contiguous to the lobby, offers stunning views through large expanses of glass on two ends. On one end, across an infinity pool, the view extends into the plains in the distance and mountains on the horizon. At the other end, into a bamboo thicket, a landscaped garden and a play area for children.

    The resort’s banquet areas and fitness centre are situated in a block beside the lobby. Set a little distance away, in a clearing, campfires are organized for guests. Above the banquet areas an exquisitely furnished ‘honeymoon suite’ awaits guests, looking out a spectacular view – at the pool below, a valley that drops on a plain and the mountains.

    A paved path besides a slope of the hill leads to the accommodations built in clusters arrayed along the crest’s edge and further down, in a block facing the plantation at the pathway’s end. Designed to resemble the traditional architecture of plantation bungalows in the area, all units contain verandas, some with beautiful views of the forest, the patchwork green plain below and hills soaring towards the sky. Others look out into the surrounding plantation.



    Large expanses of glass on two ends in the dining area provide superlative views of the surroundings and set the ambience for a delightful meal. The resort serves an eclectic menu that features pan – Indian and south eastern cuisine, besides exquisitel desserts. The kitchen serves both al carte and buffets based on occupancy in the resort. (The management reserves rights to decide on the menu for the day)

    Room service is available to guests on a limited menu and with a service fee applicable. We highly discourage the same unless absolutely necessary considering the fact that food will attract insects and rodents to your rooms. Also due to the distance between our kitchens and the rooms, food ordered is most likely to turn cold and insipid and we recommend you to enjoy the same in the comfort of our restaurant.

    Striving to minimise our footprint on the natural environment, a large portion of the ingredients, fruits and vegetables in the food served to guests are grown on an organic farm in the estate as part of Coorg Cliffs Resort’s farm to table initiative.

    Our farm to table initiative includes – An organic fruit and vegetable garden spread over10 acres.
    Organic Fruits: Red Lady Papayas, Rambutan, Mangosteen, Sweet lime, Vietnam Jackfruit, Ayur Jackfruit, Tropical Bananas, Green and Pink Guavas, Chickoos, Coorg Oranges, Litchis, berries, wild figs
    Organic vegetables: Long Beans, Tapioca, Yam, Pumpkin, Spinach, Avocados, Gooseberries, Bird Eye Chilli’s, Mint and Curry Leaves, Spring Onions, Cabbage, Tomato and Carrots.


    The view from the pool stretches across the horizon,including majestic mountains of the Western Ghats and a vast expanse of the sky above. Sunsets viewed from the pool are magical. A paddle pool for kids extends from the larger pool. Being eco-sensitive, ensuring hygiene and safety of our guests, the pool is kept clean by ozonized filtration and a pair of water purifiers. We do not add chlorine to the water. Shower areas are nearby and the deck is provided with fresh towels. Should guests require assistance a pool attendant is on duty.


    Situated between the cluster of plantation view rooms is a smaller pool surrounded by fruit orchards and coffee plantations. The trees looming overhead are home numerous birds who serenade guests through the day accompanied by the hush of an itinerant breeze. Just perfect for guests who would like to enjoy a swim in privacy or simply relax beside the pool. Adjacent to the pool is a paddle pool for kids. Fresh pool towels are available. The pool is kept clean by ozonized filtration without adding chlorine to the water.


    At Coorg Cliffs Resort we’ve created a space that is certain to delight our youngest guests. Get them to check out our children’s play area. Containing both indoor and outdoor play areas we have a range of activities and games to engage your children – trampolines, swings, slides and a range of indoor games to stimulate their minds.

    Outdoor play area timings: 8 am to 6 pm

    Indoor play area timings: 7am to 7 pm


    Overlooking the campfire area, our gymnasium is perfect for fitness aficionados and for guests wanting to shed some of the calories accumulated in the course of a holiday. Spacious with large glass windows that fill the space with soothing natural light, the gymnasium is also equipped with state of art equipment to cater to a wide range of requirements.

    Timings: 7am to 7 pm


    The game room offers a range of indoor games like board games, table tennis, air hockey table, board games and foosball tables.

    Timings: 7am to 7 pm


    A little store on the premises sells premium quality coffee, spices grown in the estate and natural honey procured from the surrounding forest. The store also displays bric-a-bac, artefacts, paintings and exquisite embroidery that guests may purchase as mementos and perhaps carry a little piece of Coorg back home.

    Timings: 7am to 7pm


    Undeniably chic, equipped with the state- of- the art infrastructure and staffed by professionals, the spa at Coorg Cliffs Resort will offer an extensive range of curative and wellness treatments that adhere to international standards. Cocooned in stunningly beautiful surroundings, watch the sun languorously paint the landscape below, breathe in pristine mountain air, listen to mellifluous, preening birds – pamper your body, soothe your soul.


    The experiences on a holiday can, at times, seem incomplete without a range of activities, both, in the resort and outside. The range of activities also set apart a resort from its peers and they are part of the memories that a guest will take home. At Coorg Cliffs Resort we have a range of activities, both outdoors and indoors, exclusively designed for our guests.

    ROMANTIC DINNER (Chargeable)

    Coorg Cliffs Resort also offers delightfully exquisite dining options that guests will find to be truly memorable. Step put, under the vast cupola of a starlit night, let go, indulge in a romantic dinner – with a full 5-course meal set beside the pool or in the garden.

    5-course meal : The kitchen may be informed of meal preferences and dietary restrictions if any at the time of booking.
    Home made wine/ Mocktails
    2 veg+2 non-veg starters
    1/2 kg. cake (baked in house)
    Timings: 8pm – 10pm

    Please book at least 48hrs prior to check/in (non-cancellable after this point) in order to do justice to your meal.


    The resort offers a nine – course rope activity session with aptitude levels ranging from beginner to intermediate levels. A rope course is a challenging outdoor personal development and team building activity which usually consists of high and/or low elements. Low elements take place on the ground or a little above the ground. High elements are usually constructed in trees or made of utility poles and require a belay for safety.

    The zipline on the other hand is simply a blur inducing adrenaline rush as tethered via a pulley to a steel cable stretched at a considerable height above the ground, a participant, impelled by gravity, travels along the inclined cable above and over a densely wooded hollow to the other side. Truly an exercise in confronting one’s fear of heights.

    Kindly adhere to the safety instructions notified by instructors. Safety gear and helmets are compulsory
    These activities are not advisable for elders, those with prior muscle ailments or faint of heart. Management bears no liability for accidents that may occur and guests bear the risks associated with participation.
    Wear comfortable clothing
    Timings: 8 am to 6 pm
    Subject to availability
    Prior booking necessary


    The nature walk lasts an hour, a guided excursion through trails that wind through the estate that surrounds the resort. A quarter of all the species in India are found in Coorg and the region is a nature lover’s treasure trove. The neighbouring forest that extends into the estate provide our guests numerous opportunities to spot a fascinating range of animals and birds under a dense overhang of large trees – timber, teak and rosewood that grow prodigiously in the dense and moist undergrowth. Relatively shorter trees grow in the drier areas – flame of the forest, laburnum, yellow and Burma bamboo, jackfruit and medicinal trees like neem.

    In the course of the excursion guests may spot four-horned antelopes, wild boar, crested porcupines and the black-napped hare, who perhaps, drawn by curiosity, wander into the plantation. Most often in the course of the tour troops of primates (common langur and bonnet macaque are aplenty here) are spotted foraging for food. A keen eye will also spot sloth bear, pangolin, giant and flying squirrels, giant fruit bat and the elusive slender Loris. Wild civet cats may also be seen prowling the coffee bushes for ripe coffee berries.

    For guests with more specific interests the list below includes other species that one can spot in the course of the nature walk –

    Insects: cicada, stick and leaf insects, mantis – both, barking and preying, beetles, assassin bug, crane fly.
    Butterflies: peacock pansy, common sailor, daniad egg fly, blue Mormon and plain tiger.
    Moths: owl eye moth, atlas moth, carpet, green pergesa and hawk moths.
    Spiders: lynx and jumping spiders, ornamental tree truck spider and orb weavers
    Dragonfly and damselflies: pied paddy skimmer dragonfly, bamboo damselfly and ditch jewel dragonfly.
    Hoppers: leaf and plant hoppers.
    Frogs: malabar gliding frog, western tree frog, Indian bull frog and malabar ramanella.
    Snakes: travancore wolf snake, ceylon cat eye snake, green vine and common trinket snakes.
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    FISHING (Chargeable)

    A discreet pathway from the resort leads to a pond nearby. Surrounded by the coffee plantation on all sides, the pond, stocked with common carp and tilapia, is ideal for a spot of fresh water fishing and a picnic. A deck provides a platform where guests may buy bait, pick up rod and line from the resort, settle down, contemplate the sylvan surroundings. One has birds for company and a stillness that dissipates all else. Wild elephants once descended to the pond to bathe and drink. One can still view marks on the sides of the pond where they slid into the water.

    Timings: 8 am to 6 pm
    Duration – 2hrs
    Subject to availability
    Prior booking necessary

    Note: A portable grill can be arranged on the deck (at extra cost) so that guests may grill their catch should they choose to.


    As the sun dips behind the mountain peaks to the west, mist builds in the valley below, descending from the mountains to send trails floating through trees, along pathways, until a diaphanous veil seems to settle over the resort. Step out, check out our campfire where guests settle around a clearing, listening to music to take you through a spiritual journey and let time stand still. Fireflies flit about in the dark, occasionally the mist will part to reveal a star- spangled sky. Some days an owl will be spotted ululating in one of the surrounding trees.

    Timing: 7.30pm – 10pm
    Subject to availability depending on the weather

    ROOM DECORATION (Chargeable)

    Accommodations can sometimes seem repetitive, mundane even, designed as they are, to adhere to industry specifications. Perhaps you are celebrating a special occasion on your holiday. So, when you stay with us, why not let your imagination run riot? The sky, in this instance, is not the limit, nevertheless we have a bunch of decoration options on offer. Choices that will make your holiday with us truly memorable.

    Assorted fruit basket
    Assorted chocolates
    Cookie platter
    Flower arrangement
    Please do book 48hrs. before you check in. (Non-cancellable). Room decoration is chargeable.


    Yoga, a spiritual practice, and for many, a way of life and key to a balance between body and mind. Practicing yoga can help guests with body awareness, flexibility, strength, mobility, and balance, decrease stress, increase focus, and promote a stronger connection with oneself.

    The resort has a couple of spots in the premises that are ideal for yoga. Choose a spot beside the pool or in the garden. Yoga mats are available. Should guests require a qualified yoga instructor please do inform us in advance. The instructors fee will be billed additionally on an hourly basis.


    The anonymous trails that wind through different parts of the plantation are pathways to brief journeys of discovery, of the little things in life that together make the larger whole. Best discovered cycling. Cycles are provided at the resort and beside a trail guests will discover trees that shelter innumerable birds, flowers that glow, luscious fruit hanging from branches, little animals and insects that play hide and seek.

    Advisory: Safety instructions imparted must be adhered to strictly and helmets must be worn at all times. The management is not liable for mishaps.


    On bird watching tours in the plantation, guests are likely to spot a fascinating range of species, both, endemic and migratory birds in the plantation. The Yellow Browed Bulbul, Pacific Swallow, Grasshopper Warbler, Orphean Warbler and the Yellow Billed Babbler for instance. Many species of owls can be found here after nightfall – Barn and Brown Wood Owls besides Short Eared and Oriental Scoops Owls. The elusive Malabar Grey hornbill makes frequent visits to eat wild berries along with the Vernal Hanging Parrot, Flame Throated Bulbul, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Lesser Flame-Back Woodpecker. Crested Serpent Eagles can be seen soaring high above, searching for prey.

    JEEP DRIVE (Chargeable)

    An excursion that involves driving through coffee and pepper plantations. Guests are most likely to spot troops of money on the overhanging trees and the fortunate will spot an elephant in search of a waterhole. You will be accompanied by a trained driver. Guests may order packed sandwiches to take along. (Sandwiches are billed additionally and must be ordered in advance, prior to embarking on the excursion.)

    Duration: 1hrs
    Subject to availability
    Prior booking necessary

    NIGHT SAFARI (Chargeable)

    The safari begins at the resort on an all- terrain vehicle and heads out into the darkness of the surrounding plantation. Your driver is intimately familiar with the area and knows the best spots where animals may be spotted. The experience is unique, having arrived at a spot, the engine of the vehicle is muted and one is surrounded by an extraordinary composition of sounds – incessant cicadas punctuated by the tenor ululations of owls, the calls of animals deeper in the forest. Bats descend from the overhang. Guests are provided with headlamps to aid in spotting animals in the underbrush.

    Duration: 1 hr
    Timings: 8pm – 10pm
    Prior booking necessary
    Subject to availability


    The Robusta coffee grown in Coorg is the area’s most popular plantation crop and renowned for its distinctive flavour. After the Baba Budangiri hills in Karnataka, Coorg is the most prolific producer of coffee in India. Coffee requires much precision in its cultivation in terms of humidity, soil and temperature. It is grown under the shade of eucalyptus trees and vanilla clusters and involves continual weeding of soil. In the course of the plantation visit guests will have the opportunity to view how premium quality coffee is cultivated, harvested and then processed.

    Policies of Coorg Cliffs Resort

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    Amenities of Coorg Cliffs Resort

    • COFFEE
    • FRIDGE
    • HOT TUB
    • WI_FI
    • WINE BAR

    General Information

    • Resort will not sell/purchase Alcohol products or Tobacco
    • Food /Beverages are strictly not allowed to the Pool Side. Outside food or beverage is not allowed inside the resort
    • Management reserves the right to serve Buffet/Ala carte meals based on the occupancy for the day
    • Resort does not entertain loud sound/music by guests/instruments
    • Do not throw garbage (Paper Napkins, Cigarette butts, plastic covers, food covers etc) inside the resort. Use the dustbins that are spread across the property.
    • Do not walk on the grass or damage the plants.
    • Use water and electricity responsibly.
    • Group Music /Lights (Only if it is booked in advance) will be closed by 11 p.m sharp
    • Wi-Fi : Available at main building and some parts of the resort (Since the resort is located amidst plantations and rugged terrain, the connectivity may get disturbed due to weather conditions or subject to speed drops)

    Dining Facilities

    • Breakfast: 8 a.m to 10 a.m
    • Lunch: 1 p.m to 3 p.m
    • Dinner: 8 p.m to 10.30 p.m
    All services of Food and Beverages and Housekeeping will be closed by 10.30 p.m Room Service is chargeable and 30% service charge will be levied Note:Room Service is typically limited and discouraged. This is aimed at the maintaining our food hygiene and safety standards keeping in mind that our resort being a plantation property of a larger area amidst nature we would like to avoid untoward instances of food getting cold or contaminated from external factors. Exception will be made for super senior citizens, disabled guests, infants. Bed Tea/Coffee: Can be made by the coffee kettle provided in the rooms, extras are chargeable

    Swimming Pool

    Timings: 8.30 a.m to 6 p.m (Pool will be on automatic treatment mode and swimming will strictly not be allowed after 6 p.m) Swimming costume: Nylon swimming costume is mandatory to use the pool. The resort reserves the right to refuse access if the instructions aren’t followed. Costumes can be purchased at the resort and kindly contact reception for the same (Note: We may not have all sizes available. Request the guests to bring their own to avoid any hassles) Swimming Pool rules:
    • Pool towels are available by the pool side. Kindly ask the pool attendant for any assistance.
    • Do not carry the room towels to the pool
    • Shower before the usage of pool is mandatory.
    • Please use the changing room to change over to your regular dress after the usage of the swimming pool
    • Guests are not allowed to walk/move around in the public areas (restaurant/Reception/Garden/Lawn) in Swimming costumes/towels
    • Please do not use the pool when it’s raining/lightning
    • Loss/Damage: Pool attendant might not be present at all times and it is the duty of the guests to be responsible for their safety. Management is not responsible for any loss of valuables or any unforeseen accidents while using the swimming pools

    Nature Trail (Plantation Walk)

    Timing: 07.30 a.m & at 5.30 p.m Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour Dress Code: Sneaker shoes /Trekking boots, full length pants/Sports trousers with T /Sweat Shirts Rules:
    • Make sure to request for a wake-up call
    • Assemble/Report 15 minutes prior to schedule
    • Naturalist will wait maximum of 5 minutes in case nobody arrives and that session will be cancelled. If you miss the walk, you may schedule the next one in the evening/morning
    • Children below 7 years are not allowed
    • Guests may carry Camera/Binocular, a bottle of water etc in a backpack
    • Not recommended for those who cannot bear too much physical strain as the terrain can get challenging.


    Timing: 7 a.m to 6 p.m Loss/damage: Damage of the Cycle will be charged to the guests. Management will not be responsible for any loss/accident while using the cycle inside the resort. Rules:
    • Cycling inside the resort is only allowed on permitted areas
    • Please contact reception/naturalist for further details
    • All guests are requested to use the cycle only after a thorough inspection of the cycle for safety reasons
    • Do not use the bicycles if they are not serviced


    Timing: 7.30 p.m to 10 p.m (Subject to weather conditions) Rules:
    • Common to all in-house guests
    • There no service available at bonfire area
    • Food and liquor are strictly not allowed near the bonfire area

    Indoor/Outdoor activities

    Timings: All Indoor Activities will close at 8.30 p.m and all Outdoor Activities will close at 6 p.m Rules:
    • There are no reservations for the Activity Equipment’s including the gym.
    • Guest can use the facilities as first come first serve basis
    • Loss/damage: In the event of damage of the activity equipment, it will be charged to the guest. Management will not be responsible for any loss/accident while using/participating in any of the activities.

    In Room Facilities

    • Safe Locker: All guests are requested to use the safe locker in their respective rooms for their valuables. Management will not be responsible for any loss/damage of any valuables of the guests
    • Room Cleaning: Rooms will be serviced after 12 noon every day unless instructed not to by the guest.
    • Note: If you wish to change the linen please request the housekeeping staff for the same.
    • Room Amenities: 2 Water Bottles will be replenished daily
    • Note: Please switch off the A/C lights when not in use to help us in our sustainable practices

    Things to Do

    Nagarhole National Park

    Nagarahole is named after Nagarahole (Cobra river in the local language, Kannada), a winding river which runs eastwards through its centre. Situated in the two districts of Mysore and Kodagu in the state of Karnataka. It was originally constituted into a sanctuary in the year 1955 covering an area of 258 sq. Kms and subsequently


    Tadiandamol, Coorg

    At a height 1800 m, Tadiandamol is the second highest peak in Karnataka next to Mullayanagiri hills (1930 m) in Chikmagalur. The peak belongs to the group of taller peaks between Himalayas in the north and Nilgiris in the South. Tadiyendamol is a part of the range of Western Ghats that lie in Coorg District

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