We ended up spending 5 nights instead of the planned three after experiencing the heavenly delight..!!
The Mojo Rainforest Eco-retreat has been incredibly preserved with organic farming occupying parts of the plantation. The accommodation is basic but very neat and without frills making you realize that you can do very well without getting pampered. You would not miss the TV, cable, mobile chatter nor the newspapers at all !! There is a fire place for cold wintry nights as well. Solar water heaters as well as traditional wood fired heaters provide the hot water bath to soothe your frayed nerves. An Indian toilet is also available alongside the Plantation Cottage for those who trust the natural ways (visit www.sairamacuucentre.in/news-corner or www.naturesplatform.com for more details !!). You wake up to the magical bird-songs and lovely tunes with a crisp mountain air refreshing your innermost senses and revitalizing you. The breakfast with decent varieties and fresh organic coffee add zest to the day ahead. The various trails in the plantation as well as the nearby "Ridge Trail" or the "River Trail" get you connected with the divinity in nature's creation. After an exhausting but thrilling walk, you are treated to a hot lunch with rotis, salads, rice, veggies, fruits, most of which are organic and sourced either from the same plantation or others nearby. After a brief siesta, one enjoys evening coffee with biscuits and you head for a pleasant stroll inside the 25 acre plantation or you could choose the sunset point (which is the only place in the plantation where your cell-phone works !!) Dinner is at 8 PM after which you could laze around watching the dancing fire-flies or listening to the cicadas..!! Look up to enjoy the clear sky filled with zillions of stars, visible without the light pollution of cities !! You retire for the night with a pleasant and thankful smile on your face knowing that you were enjoying the "Maker's" creation the whole day and are looking forward to fresh experiences the next day..!!
Food is great, customized for smaller guest groups; trails are exciting; the nature-connect is genuine; staffs are very cooperative as also are the pets in the plantation..!!!
A must for those who wish to meditate or are spiritually inclined..!! You can find your "Mojo" for sure.!!!
Overall, a great experience...to be lived again and again..!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rainforest Retreat, Coorg is a unique destination that combines eco-tourism with sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation and environmental education. Our internationally renowned eco-lodge is situated on a certified Organic farm nestled in the tropical rainforests of the Western Ghats of Kodagu district in southern Karnataka. We cater to environmentally conscious travelers who want to experience a harmonious existence with nature. Surrounded by rolling hills and densely forested valleys, this is a naturalist's paradise waiting to be discovered. Experience the true meaning of biodiversity as you explore remote idyllic valleys and tropical forests or learn how coffee, cardamom, pepper, vanilla are sustainably cultivated under the shade of rainforest trees. We also offer some of the finest trekking and birding in Southern India. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mojo Rainforest Retreat Hotel Madikeri