Voyager’s World, July 2019 – Destination Desaru

My article on Desaru, Malaysia in the Voyager’s World.

Happiness is when another article of yours gets published in print media.

Thank you for your wishes last time. They worked 

Destination Desaru … in the current issue of Voyager’s World the magazine from Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions.

Desaru on the South East coast of Johor is Malaysia’s upcoming pristine beach destination which has adventure, nature, beaches, seafood to die for, fruit farms and so much more.

 

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Retreat’s Hospitium – Yercaud

The bright yellow and light green hues of the freshly painted gate welcomed me, paint tin, brushes, thinner and all. Dominic the gardener cum handy man cautioned me about the wet paint as he quickly moved out of the way when he saw my camera emerge.

The  gateway hid behind it my snug little cottage where I was going to retreat into the lap of nature for the next 3 days, amidst this little piece of paradise called the Retreat Hospitium.

The Hospitium is a stay option for visitors and is a part of the sprawling and enchanting campus of the Retreat, Yercaud that houses the Roman catholic priests who belong to the order of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB).

The Retreat is located in the folds of the charming hillstation of Yercaud. Nestling in the slopes of the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern ghats, Yercaud is a picturesque town that lies in the Salem district of Tamilnadu which is one of India’s southern states.

Enter into the hallowed and hospitable environs with me and enjoy the bounty that my hosts have generously made available to those who wish to sojourn with them.

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Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg – Activities

A 3 part series on my experience at Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg, Karnataka, India, covering The Overview, The Cuisine and The Activities.

Part 3 – Activities 

So how does one make the most of a rain forest with a lavish resort thrown in for good measure ? A host of ideas are probably popping into your head right now but wait … they have all that you are thinking about and much much more.

The Taj Madikeri is not just ensconced within acres and acres of deep green woods but is also deeply rooted in the culture and customs of this fascinating land of Coorg and they make sure that you soak not just in the lap of nature and luxury but also in the legends and stories of the land.

And so they have events that are carefully curated to make your time there a wholesome learning experience that will thrill you, entertain you, move you, educate you and definitely make you yearn to be back for more.

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Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg – Cuisine

A 3 part series on my experience at Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg, Karnataka, India, covering The Overview, The Cuisine and The Activities.

Part 2 –Food and Drink

How many are the ways that I may tempt thee … is what the Taj Madikeri seems to be asking of its guests, as it springs forth cuisines from its array of restaurants that range from the much sought after local delicacies of Coorg, to the ubiquitous multi cuisine and of course what many of us cannot do without … our pan Indian fare.

In addition they delight their fitness conscious clientele with a delectable Wellness menu (yes there are some people who want to eat light on a holiday, yours truly included :-D)

Executive Chef Jose Tachil and team pulled out all the stops to *curate menus that fulfilled all our heart’s and tummy’s desires and you may join me to vicariously e-eat as I take you restaurant hopping at the luxurious Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa.

So place that napkin on your lap and pick up that cutlery and prepare for a shower of rose petals, for we are going to embark in style on our 2 day long food trail.

Fear not, the meals are interspersed with treks and rainforest walks across the undulating terrain and we shall hope that calories will be intermittently destroyed 😀

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Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg – An Overview

Dewdrops sparkle in the faint sunlight, greeting me with twinkling smiles. They cling with a gentle tenacity to the delicate mosses and lichens that hang from the trees in an intricate tapestry of mysterious gloomy green.

Their defiance to gravity is magical (or perhaps mere adhesion or static friction but let us not spoil the moment with physics :-D).

The woven cobwebs are likewise impartially bestowed with droplets, and so are the few bare branches that reach out to the sky, lending a bejeweled aura to even to these most lifeless of elements.

The scent of the enchanted forest envelops me as I enter its entrancing environs that hold within their fold, a treasure known as the Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa.

Dotting the slopes of the rainforests of Coorg in Karnataka, India, the Taj Madikeri Resorts & Spa is a luxurious getaway that lies in the midst of breathtakingly pristine surroundings.

Come follow this tale of my sojourn at this haven and live the experience with me, as I tempt you to make haste and visit it for yourself and revel in its luxury, comfort, delectable cuisine, exhilarating activities, fascinating jungle visits, up close and personal encounters with its exquisite forest life and just the sheer beauty of its environmentally responsible ambience that they at Taj proudly maintain.

A 3 part series on my experience at Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg, Karnataka, India, covering The Overview, The Cuisine and The Activities.

Read on for Part 1 – An Overview 

and also view the video link somewhere below, that gives you a visual summary of the place.

 

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