Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri
Nestled high above the rainforest canopy and 4,000 feet above sea level, the Vivanta by Taj Madikeri is an eco-friendly property with stunning vistas of the forest, beautiful villas and a host of activities to take you right back to nature.
At a Glance
Experience 270 degree views of the surrounding rainforest
One of the 7 bio diverse habitats in India where you can find an abundance of species and plant life
Secluded villas nestled in the heart of the rainforest canopy
Guided nature walks and historical talks with local experts
A 30,000 sq ft Jiva Grande Spa voted one of the Top 10 Spas by UK Sunday Times Style
Indulge in a private romantic movie night complete with dinner, candles and an unbeatable destination!Scott Dunn team
Go on an early morning rainforest nature trek with the expert in-house guide and spot dozens of different species of flora and fauna - leech socks, gum boots and rain macs provided!Scott Dunn team
Take a dip in the heart of the hotel - the amazing infinity pool with panoramic views of the rainforest. You really are swimming in the clouds!Scott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri or take a look at our itineraries to Kerala and Karnataka
You can access the hotel from Mangalore airport (approximately a 3-hour drive) or as part of an extended itinerary. The secluded location of the hotel nestled amongst the rainforest adds to the overall charm and will appeal to all nature enthusiasts looking for that unique and special destination.
Vivanta by Taj Madikeri has 63 Spacious Rooms, Cottages & Villas spread over 180 acres of evergreen forest. Using naturally sourced materials including local granite and organic mud paints, the hotel is environmentally friendly; leaving as little footprint on the natural habitat as possible.
The hotel is perched high in the rainforest offering stunning panoramic views and an abundance of nature within the heart of this rare and bio diverse atmosphere. Enjoy scenic and informative guided walks with local experts and discover hundreds of varieties of plants and wildlife – there have even been tigers spotted deep in the forest!
The Jiva Grande Spa covers an enormous 30,000 sq ft and is an experience in itself providing signature treatments and therapies in the most exquisite of surroundings.
The hotel also offers a range of excursions including a visit to the Dubare Elephant Camp and a traditional lunch with a local Coorg family.
Each room is has a spacious interior with high ceilings, panoramic views of the forest, lounge area, fireplaces, bath and rain shower, WiFi (chargeable locally) 32" LED TV, mini bar, electronic safe and tea and coffee facilities.
Starting with the Superior Charm Rooms which are complete with Queen or Twin beds, there is a generous 850 sq ft of space to enjoy the view and relax before exploring the grounds. The Deluxe Delight rooms offer 1000 sq ft of space and are identical to the Superior Charm rooms – the only difference is that they open out into a separate fireplace and seating area. Premium Indulgence Cottages offer all of the above amenities and also come with 14000 sq ft of space. There are also 5 Luxury Bliss Villas with Balconies – all of which are spread over an area of 3300 sq ft. They have separate living/dining areas and a private bedroom with a sit out balcony. They also offer a beautiful heated plunge pool with a fully retractable roof that can be made “open to sky”. Interconnecting rooms are available with a shared central fireplace and extra beds can be arranged for children.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Vivanta by Taj Madikeri. They will love the location and rainforest setting and can take part in many of the hotel based activities. There is an indoor games room as well as a variety of outdoor activities to participate in.
Facilities at the Vivanta by Taj Madikeri include four restaurants, a bar, Jiva Grande Spa, shop, local history museum, activity center with interactive golf, indoor and outdoor heated pools, fully equipped gym and pottery studio.
Guests can take a range of excursions as well as rainforest nature treks, off-road biking, on-site museum, Earth-Craft pottery studio, The Jiva Grande Spa, yoga sessions, interactive cooking with the Chefs table and the Kitchen Cabinet, Motif dining experiences including 101 candles and a visit to the Amphitheater with live performances.
Location & Directions
The hotel is nestled amongst the rainforest approximately a 3-hour drive from Mangalore airport.
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 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 the rest of this Indian land of mystery.