The Far Horizon Magazine

Orange County Resorts

With their properties being voted as Nat Geo’s Top 25 Eco Lodges in the world Orange County Resorts, at Coorg and Kabini in Karnataka, offer a world of excitement, luxury and charm. They pride themselves on the most exquisite and unique holiday experiences while preserving the culture of the land and the purity of nature. All construction is sympathetic to the surroundings, built in local style where possible, using local materials and labour. You’re not just a visitor at Orange County, you become steeped in the folklore and culture until you feel at one with nature.

WHEN IN COORG:

Orange County Kabini

Coorg recalls the gentleman coffee planter era, where the aroma of fresh spices and coffee, combined with the scent of tropical trees and flowers drifting through the hazy air to the verandah, as you enjoy a fresh brew or a sundowner. You’re in paradise. The lush tropical evergreen forests touch the sky, and the hidden mysteries of the jungle are fauna and flora, heard and smelled, and occasionally seen.

You may choose from villas, cottages and bungalows for your stay, each boasting private pools, lilyponds, air conditioned bedrooms, spacious sit outs to enjoy a cocktail, ceiling fans, telephone, and television. Elegantly appointed and decorated, each offers you the ultimate in luxury in this beautiful plantation.

Enjoy a guided tour of the coffee plantation along spice scented pathways and learn that there’s more to your morning cuppa than you imagined, or take escorted jungle walks in the adjacent Dubare Reserve Forest. Coorg is home to 25% of India’s bird population.

THE KABINI WAY:

Private Pool Villa Coorg

Orange County Kabini offers opulent tribal style huts, with climate controlled bedrooms, telephone, television, private sit out areas, and pool or jacuzzi.

Take a boat safari to view wildlife along the river, a vehicle safari in nearby Nagarhole National Park, Kuraba Tribal dances in the evenings around the campfire, and night time nature walks with our naturalists.

Orange Resorts appreciates the importance of relaxed, intimate and personalised dining. At Coorg, there are three superb restaurants, each in a stunning location. You will enjoy unlimited kebab platters by the private lake at Peppercorn, magnificent vegetarian food amid the coffee and spice plantations at Plantain Leaf, or abundant gourmet Continental and Indian at Granary. In-room poolside dining, or a romantic treetop meal in The Machan can be arranged on request.

At Kabini, feast on delicious cuisine at Honey Comb as you watch the sunset over the Kabini River. Kuraba Grill is dedicated to kebabs and grills by the river. Perhaps have an intimate dinner for two at By The Kabini as you enjoy the warm tropical night and the star lit sky, or take a candle light cruise and enjoy food and wine as the world floats by.

Ayurvedic treatments and massages will rejuvenate and revitalize you. Each resort has a gorgeous infinity pool, a haven of tranquillity. For more cerebral pursuits, our reading lounges are the perfect place to read, relax, and observe. There’s even a family pool with special child safe supervised zones in each resort. A coracle ride on the river lets you observe the forest as you drift past in this wonderful circular, woven, local fishing craft.

Orange Resorts truly are an unimagined world of luxury in nature.

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