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At This Coorg Plantation Bungalow, Life Is On A Slow Lane With Pandi Curry & Coffee


    It’s the planter’s life with a mix of luxury at the oldest heritage bungalow of the Plantation Trails by Tata Coffee located bang in the middle of coffee plantations, pepper, and a whole lot of wildlife. Time to check into the Woshully Bungalow we say.

    Life On The Slow Lane

    Perfect for the weekend getaway with the fam, squad or even your SO, this heritage bungalow is surrounded by ridiculous amounts of greenery that add to the atmosphere of quiet and calm. The approach road to the bungalow, which snakes through the plantation might seem a bit familiar — it was featured in one of the scenes in the movie Saat Khoon Maaf. Oh did we mention that just like Thaneerhulla Bungalow that we had recommended earlier, this bungalow is part of the six heritage houses that make up the holiday getaways at the Plantation Trails by Tata Coffee? Formerly the estate manager’s residence, the massive bungalow has been upped with all modern amenities including AC and WiFi while still retaining that typical Kodava charm and architecture.

    The Suite Life

    Rooms are in three with a massive heritage one being flanked by equally impressive but smaller executive rooms at either end of the bungalow. It’s the heritage room that caught our eye with its four-poster bed, antique dressing table, laid back chairs, and a whole lot of space that makes you feel that the light switch is on another planet altogether. You don’t want us to get started on the room-like en-suite bathroom. The lounge area is perfect for playing a game of cards before retiring to the tastefully furnished rooms. Mosquitos aplenty, we suggest you leave the dawdling at the verandah to mornings where a cup of hot coffee and that view is a winner.

    Stay in for the meals we say, as you can customise it to your heart’s content. But while you are at it, do not forget to try the chef’s take on Kodava cuisines that will either have you wanting more or kidnap the chef. Pandi {pork} Curry paired with steaming Kadambuttu {rice balls} or Akki Roti is not to be skipped for dinner along with Koli {chicken} and rice. Breakfast has again got Kodava staples and is a mix of everything from bread and toast to omelettes and dosa to aloo paratha.

    On The Plantation Trail

    Your stay at Woshully isn’t complete without a plantation trail that where you can see for yourself all the stages of coffee cultivation — from the blossoming to the ready-to-pluck stage and washing, drying and roasting to the final product. By the end of the trail, one thing is guaranteed, you’ll know your Arabicas from your Robustas. We quite enjoyed our bean to cup experience on how Tata makes its coffee. While you are likely to see babblers around the bungalow, budding ornithologists, there’s bird watching that you can sign up for and learn about the Hill Myna, the White-bellied Blue Flycatcher or the Indian Grey Hornbill.


    Due to elephant herd crossing sometimes, you can’t get out and roam around the bungalow after 7 pm and neither can you go for a pre-7 am run as well.