If only the travelers to the various hill stations that are perched in the lush green and misty Western Ghats extend their budget slightly, they can say goodbye to dingy and smelly hotels and stay in luxurious resorts. Let us see all about 4 Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations near Coimbatore.
Resorts in India, especially in the highly popular Western Ghats Hill Stations near Coimbatore have now become affordable. In addition, the advantages of staying in Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations are so many and here follows the list.
Merits of Staying in Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations:
- Beautiful location
- Absolute privacy
- Much more luxurious and comfortable than even 5-star hotels and cottages
- Exclusive food
- Arranged guided tours
- Pick up and drop from airport or railway station
- Loyalty discount for repeat visitors
- Indoor and outdoor games
There are quite a handful of superb resorts in the Western Ghats Hill Stations near Coimbatore that include:
- Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary
Do you know there are more Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations Munnar and Wayanad than Ooty and Coonoor? It means there is a good demand for those two places and that further implies they are more beautiful than the popular twin hill stations in the Nilgiri Hills.
1. Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations: Kurumba Village Resort, Coonoor
This is the most beautifully located resort in the Western Ghats near the Queen of Hill Stations-Ooty (Ootacamund). The distance is just 60 km from Coimbatore city.
To prove the words, here is the image of the dining area. The image speaks and the words retreat.
This luxury resort located amidst the greenest of places in the Nilgiri Hills is named after the Kurumba tribe that lives in the remote corners of the Blue Mountains.
The whole area that surrounds the resort exudes heady aroma coming from the spices garden nearby. You can recognize the good smells of nutmeg and cloves.
The Kurumba Villa Resort can be found on the Mettupalayam – Ooty road near Hill Grove railway station.
The Kurumba resort managements take the ultimate effort to please their guest by offering several unique and unheard of facilities and amenities some of which are:
- Candlelight bath
- Rose milk bath
- Aromatic bath using cloves and eucalyptus leaves
Some of the outdoor activities arranged by the Kurumba Resort:
- Tea plantation tour
- Stroll through spice gardens
- Nature walk in the forest
- Hiking on pre-trodden trails
- Encounter with mini mountain streams
2. Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations: Glenview Resort, Bokkapuram
I could not digest the fact that this beautifully located resort between Masinagudi and Mudumalai has a rather poor website that could not offer proper images stored on their own server space. I could only find a short video clip showing you around the Glenview Resort.
Nevertheless, this slight lacuna is made up with the location, accommodation, and service.
The Glenview Resort is located about 110 km from Coimbatore in Bokkapuram village that oozes serenity. You must reach Ooty city and go to the other side of the Western Ghats towards Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Glenview Resort is set amidst scintillatingly scenic place surrounded by some great flora and endemic fauna.
Not the majority of the wildlife enthusiasts and even the Mudumalai tour operators are aware of the fact that whole wildlife sanctuary comprises 5 wildlife watching zones called:
Though the Bandipur bird sanctuary is located at only 5 km distance away, it is not part of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Glenview Resort offers various types of accommodations namely:
- Log Hut
- Stone Hut
- Kurumba Hut
- Irula Hut (named after another tribe)
- Paniya Hut (one more tribe)
- Tent on the open ground
- Bamboo tree house
Irrespective of the names and sizes of these accommodations, you will derive the utmost satisfaction of living very close with the unspoiled nature.
Some of the outdoor activities:
- Wildlife Safari
- Sightseeing of Ooty
- Birding hours
- Visiting the tribes’ homes
- Hiking the forest trails
Since their website is not very friendly, please take down their address and telephone number.
Glenview Resort, Bokkapuram, Masanagudi, Sholur, Tamil Nadu 643223 India Phone: 81100 58646
3. Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations: The Siena Village Resort, Munnar
This hill station resort is located 155 km from Coimbatore city. The exact location is in Chinnakanal village that is situated 20 km from Munnar, Kerala. You can imagine what you can expect in a resort that is so far away from the hustle and bustle tourists to Munnar. This image below shows the resort rooms set just at the foothills of Western Ghats.
So, how do you like Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations near Coimbatore?
There cannot be any complaints from you as far as the location is concerned but the food will be of Malabar cuisine that may not accept with the majority of the outsiders to the Kerala state.
Chinnakanal Suryanelli Rd, Chinnakanal, Kerala 685618
Phone: 04868 249 261 (This is a landline telephone. People from outside India should dial 91 followed by 4868 249 261).
Some of the outdoor activities organized by the resort management are:
- Guided tour to a nearby tea plantation in Kolukkumalai
- Trekking on the Western Ghats
- Manual fishing with anglers
Three types of rooms are offered and from the images of them, I guess they are all spacious and comfortable.
4. Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations near Coimbatore: Green Gates, Wyanad
Yes, the distance from Coimbatore is slightly on the higher side measuring 245 km. However, if you are coming from Mysore, it is only 135 km. Calicut is nearer at 75 km only. Still, tourists to Wayanad in Kerala make Coimbatore as their headquarters because of its proximity to several Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations including Ooty and Kodaikanal.
Kalpetta as the district headquarters of Wayanad is where the tourists arrive and then proceed to their booked resorts which are several there.
Green Gates is superbly located amidst perennial greenery with the backdrop of towering misty hills. There is no premium for the crisp and mountain air carrying the frequent raindrops.
Green Gates resort offers six types of accommodation comprising cottages, luxury rooms, tree lodges made of bamboo poles.
The amenities include a swimming pool, ayurvedic spa, indoor games such as snooker and table tennis.
Outdoor adventure sports include boat ride, canoeing, and trekking.
Nearby places to see:
- Soochipara Waterfalls
- Pookot Lake
- Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
- Lakkidi Peak
- Edakkal Cave
- Banasura Sagar Dam
- Muhunga Wildlife Sanctuary
- Meenmutty Waterfalls
- Chembra Peak
- Trekking on Pakshipathalam trail
Address: T.B. Road, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala 673122 Phone: 04936 202 001 (landline telephone)
These 4 exquisite Luxury Resorts in Western Ghats Hill Stations near Coimbatore are all affordable that are near Coimbatore.