OF WOODS AND WONDERS
Embrace nature’s hug and get lost into the enchanted forest here
It was only a matter of split seconds, the visibly lush green forest was now all white and cotton-y. That’s the thing about hills they say, the weather changes in a fraction of a second. And here I was at Ayatana Coorg to witness nature’s marvel unfold right in front of me while I sipped on my coffee. Not that I hadn’t witnessed the phenomenon before, but there was something more enchanting about this, something I couldn’t quite put a finger on, yet.
I reached Ayatana crossing serpentine roads narrowing with each passing kilometer, highway hotels serving ample varieties of dosas and the verdant Western Ghats’ landscapes. Tucked quietly away from the rest of the world, in the green environs of South India, the property is a luxurious escape.
While people might assume the natural waterfall within the property premises to be the highlight here, I seemed to have cherished the tranquility, the private, cozy nooks and corners, the soft rainfall, and the chirping of various insects and southern avifauna. And the offerings do not stop here. One can engage in adventure activities or opt for indoor games, head for a calming spa with the waterfall’s sound as background music, taste a slice of Chef Bobby’s culinary magic or simply cherish a drink at the bar overlooking the waterfall.
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