Java Rain Resorts – Activities

What will you choose to do in a luxury resort that is set amidst the stunning rainforests of the mighty Western Ghats with its rolling hills, sparkling waterfalls, shimmering lakes and lush greenery?

Will you go out there all adventurous and trek and hike and climb and explore?

Or will you just cuddle up in your warm bed and luxuriate in the lavishness of your cottage, just as cosily as the place you have chosen to stay … the Java Rain Resorts which is snugly tucked away in the picturesque hills that surround the tiny but charming city of Chikmagalur.

Well there are no right or wrong choices at the Java Rain Resorts and whether you are Out or In, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time in the midst of verdant surroundings and stunning vistas.

Come with me on a tour of this beautiful resort and discover what they have in store by way of entertainment.

A 3 part series on my experience at Java Rain Resorts, covering The Overview, The Dining and The Activities.

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Java Rain Resorts – Dining experiences

We are at the beautiful Java Rain Resorts in Chikmagalur and after a tour of the property, we are now preparing to dive into the dining room, where we are at our happiest 😀

I would describe the food here as sumptuous, multi cuisine fare that spans South Indian, pan Indian, continental and the all pervasive Indo Chinese.

Despite the ubiquitous sound of the major portion of the menu, I must hasten to add that they manage to pull off dining experiences that are memorable, mainly due to the fact that they have chefs with different fortes who get their individual cuisines right. The repertoire may sound a bit too familiar but the openness to customize and the varying nature of the daily menu, does provide a hearty dining experience.

Mirra and Crimson Peak are the 2 dining locations at the resort, where we will now proceed to marvel at the views they offer, as they regale us with food and drink and very attentive service.

A 3 part series on my experience at Java Rain Resorts, covering The Overview, The Dining and The Activities.

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Java Rain Resorts – An Overview

If you have been living for too long in your urban jungle without a break, then it is time to wake up and smell the Coffee … quite literally, as you take in lungfuls of pure, unpolluted coffee perfumed air and say Hello to nature, at the Java Rain Resorts.

Java Rain Resorts is a luxury stay tucked away in a coffee plantation that is perched in between the pleats of the Baba Budan Giri hills which form a portion of the mighty Western ghats range, one of the world’s major bio diversity regions.

Located in Chikmagalur (or Chikkamagaluru) district in the state of Karnataka in the southern part of India, this resort is one of the few luxury options that exist in this area.

Chikmagalur is known as the Land of Coffee and ‘Luxury brewed strong’ is the tag line of the resort, where they certainly seem to have Filtered out the best for you.

Ascend with me into its verdant environs and bask in the bliss that it offers, even as it balances nature with the modern, giving you state of the art comforts that blend subtly with the jungle that ensconces them.

A 3 part series on my experience at Java Rain Resorts, covering The Overview, The Dining and The Activities.

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The Tamara Kodai – Activities

When I had planned to visit Kodaikanal, I had envisioned a quiet serene place where the most strenuous activity would involve merely chewing my food. But I was certainly off track, as I realized from the numerous tracks … and trails and forests and lakes and churches and temples and quaint villages and … I see that you are catching on fast 😀

As I mentioned before, my year began with the Tamara Coorg where I broke my record of climbing my ‘Highest mountain ever’, namely the Balliyatre ridge at 5800 ft above Mean Sea Level (msl). Of course in the interests of verity, I need to repeat that I have climbed a total of two and a half mountains in my life or maybe a couple more in the course of this year :-D, in case I am giving you the impression of being a world class climber. And also please note that I did not actually climb from msl but from a much higher level :-D.

The Tamara Kodai helped me to further that number with a trek that put me atop a hill at 7000 ft above msl, with a slightly more strenuous trail to conquer, through the Shola forests. Of course they told me that it was the easiest of the various trails that they have curated.

Kodai is a charming and enchanting hill station, with its undulating landscape and evergreen forests that are in a permanent relationship with the mists that flirt with them.

Apart from being a place where one can opt for total for rest and relaxation, its terrain and history also offer a variety of activities for adventure, nature and heritage lovers.

So clamber along with me and let us allow the Tamara Kodai to lead us on our exploration of whatever we can pack into a span of 2 days, which as you will discover, is too short a duration to cover all that is of interest.

Part 3 of the series featuring an Overview of The Tamara Kodai, The Tamara Kodai – cuisine and Things to do at the resort and surroundings.

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The Tamara Kodai – Cuisine

I actually went to The Tamara Kodai with no expectations as to what the food would be like. I assumed that this would be yet another place serving what I call ‘Resort cuisine’ and wonderful as that might be, I am the kind of person who seeks out the local rather than the ‘multi cuisine’, however well made it may be.

In fact the first look at the menu sort of reinforced my apprehensions as I flipped through sections of Pan Asian, continental and the ubiquitous pan Indian and though to their credit everything seemed excellent, I was still feeling rather unfulfilled.

All this came to a dramatic end when I eventually met the Executive Chef Prince J, at dinner time. An interesting chat with him revealed to me that they had several exciting innovations up their sleeve which involved a range of local fare with entertaining twists. The chef himself displayed a very intuitive sense of what their guests would appreciate and told me that they usually play with ingredients and flavors after gleaning what the diner would want.

But naturally, I hit it off well with him and after a long and animated conversation regarding my gastronomical fate in the near future :-D, it was decided that he would pull out all the stops and create some remarkable fare which he was sure that I would love.

The deluge that followed on the following day is what you are now going to follow today on this post 😀

Part 2 of the 3 part series covering The Tamara Kodai – An Overview, The Tamara Kodai – Cuisine and The Tamara Kodai – Activities.

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