Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa

Coorg, Kerala and Karnataka, India

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 is the perfect way to unwind

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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.

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Insider's View

Indulge in a private romantic movie night complete with dinner, candles and an unbeatable destination!

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!

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!

Try the Jiva Spa's signature facial treatment - it is absolutely divine and a real treat to the senses!

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Nestled high above the rainforest canopy and 4,000 feet above sea level, Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa 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.

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.

Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa 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.

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Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa is made up of 63 Spacious Rooms, Cottages & Villas spread over 180 acres of evergreen forest.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa. 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 Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa 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.



Michelle Von Kimmelmann (Staff)

A room with a view! The hotel is perched high in the rainforest canopy and spread over a huge area of land. Amazing Taj service and hospitality coupled with an awe-inspiring destination makes for a wonderful experience in the heart of the forest. You can learn all about the diverse wildlife and plants with a nature walk and also learn about the history of the region and the Kodava people with the resident historian.

A stay here really does take you back to nature as you sit back and marvel at the wonder of the natural world. Fling open your blinds and admire the 270 degree view of the rainforest - an undeniably amazing sight to behold.


  • Backwaters - Experience Kumarakom

    Kumarakom is a village based on the edge of Lake Vembanadu. The village is beautifully laid out over a number of different picturesque islands and is a wonderful example of how people live in the backwaters.

  • Periyar - Boating at Lake Periyar

    Boating in the splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. Spot some fascinating wildlife from the boat including animals coming to drink on the lake.

Location & directions

Coorg, Kerala and Karnataka, India

The hotel is nestled amongst the rainforest approximately a 3-hour drive from Mangalore airport.

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

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