The Tamara Coorg is a luxury wilderness retreat located in the Western Ghats near Madikeri in Karnataka in India. The stilted cottages all have delightful terraces from where you have views over the plantation, forest and valley beyond.
At a Glance
Amazing cottages overlooking the valley below with private sundecks
No children under 12 are allowed ensuring the atmosphere is exceptionally peaceful
Fantastic range of nature walks and treks through the plantations and forest
Get back to nature in a delightful wilderness retreat
Perfect link between Mysore and the beach resorts around Kasaragod or Bekel
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The Tamara Coorg is set within 178 acres of cardamom and coffee plantations and perfectly positioned in the Western Ghats to the south of Madikeri. It is a true wilderness escape from where you can head off trekking along the main nature trails, or sitting on your terrace and looking out of the verdant forest below. It combines perfectly with Mysore, Nagarhole National Park, or Bangalore to the east, the beaches of Neeleshwar or Bekal to the west or the historic temples of Belur and Helebid to the north.
There are 44 cottages and 8 Suite cottages at Tamara, and the better options are further up the hill from the main reception giving you superb views, and your longer walk to them is rewarded although they do have electric buggies on offer. The cottages feature lots of exposed wood and open out onto a terrace which feature lounge chairs. The delight of Tamara is that all cottages face east, so you awake to the chorus of crickets, woodpeckers and cicadas as you take your morning tea out on to the terrace to watch the sun rise. Inside you find all the mod-cons from high definition TVs, WiFi an en-suite bathrooms with rain-forest showers. For guests who want more space, you can opt for the larger Suite Cottages, or the massive Eden's Lotus which comprises two bedrooms, a large living room and has a Jacuzzi on the sundeck.
There is a main restaurant, Falls, which offers both Indian and international fusion cuisine. It also has a lovely barbecue deck. There is also a lounge bar, Deck, and a coffee lounge in the Veranda. There is a spa offering a range of Asian treatments.
There are 44 Luxury Cottages, 8 Suite Cottages and the Lotus Eden Cottage. All rooms have an electronic safe, open deck area with loungers, high definition, air-conditioning, WiFi, hair dryers, coffee maker and mini fridge with complimentary beverages. Laundry service is available.
The Luxury Cottages offer 660 sq ft of space, and feature a large balcony featuring a private wooden sun deck, living area and en-suite bathrooms.
The Tamara has a main restaurant, The Falls, which serves Indian and International Cuisine, a coffee shop, The Veranda, and a bar. There is also a spa offering a range of treatments.
Location & Directions
The Tamara is located in the Western Ghats to the south of Madikeri in the region of Coorg.
When to go
Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite the warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore this Indian land of mystery.