Ten-Second Takeaway

For a peaceful yet potentially adventurous holiday in Coorg, Casa Coorg fits the bill. The bonus is tales of the army from your hosts.

Coorg Calling

Just five hours away {unless it’s raining, then it’s anybody’s guess!} and with a temperature and scenery change to rejuvenate you instantly, we’d like to escape every other weekend to Coorg! One such plan included Casa Coorg – a lovely homestay just outside Virajpet. Owned by an ex-army couple, Bharat and Pearl {girl power!}, the place is modern, nestled between a golf course, paddy fields and coffee plantations.

The drive to the place is an adventure in itself, once you get off the highway, but the drive way to Casa Coorg is so pretty, you’ll start unwinding right away. A large modern house with lovely verandahs popping out of each room, and a small, quaint cottage just a little way off, this one’s not your typical Coorg bungalow. Possibly because Bharat and Pearl aren’t actually from Coorg, but have made it their home post retirement from the army. Naturally, the space is spic-and-span and runs like clockwork.

Rooms, Available

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Pick from two deluxe rooms {at the back of the house for privacy} or the cottage. We really like the rooms {part of the main house} and would pick those any day. Overlooking paddy fields on one side and plantations on the other, the rooms are really large, with a patio area ideal for yoga, reading, lounging or even a boisterous game of Pictionary. In fact, buy a few drinks in town, rope in Bharat and Pearl, and make a lovely game night of it as we did. Don’t play Monopoly; it’ll go on until 6am! The cottage is a good option for those looking to cosy up a bit, and don’t want to be part of the main house.

When In Coorg

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Dinner, made by Pearl herself, is a homely but lavish affair. One non-vegetarian dish, two veggie main, dal, rice, rotis, raita and an egg dish is part of the menu and you’ll love the simple yet flavourful food. And after a day {presumably} of adventure around the Kodava district, this comfort food is amazing.

Make sure you’re armed with sports shoes as it’s a lovely area to explore on foot. With hills, waterfalls {check out Chelavara Falls about 25kms away}, and plenty of plantation space to keep you occupied, you’ll really connect with nature here. There’s no other way, and we’re glad for it.

#LBBTip

Try convincing Pearl to make her amazing Irish Cream. Get her to give you the list of ingredients, get them from town, and she won’t be able to say no.

Featured image courtesy: Casa Coorg Homestay