My journey to Coonoor was a result of a very spontaneous decision. Thanks to the various airline flash sales, I found an amazing deal for flights to Coimbatore. Although I didn't know anything about Coimbatore at that time, I knew that beauty is never hard to find wherever you go. So I booked my tickets, did some research and made my way to Coonoor - the land of lush tea estates.
I arrived in Coonoor on a fresh, rainy day. My first stop on this journey was an eco-resort nestled deep in the heart of the Nilgiris – Kurumba Village Resort. It is located 15 kilometers before Coonoor and it's entrance is through a narrow lane cutting right through the forest. From the minute you exit the main road and take that turn, your Kurumba jungle experience begins. The scent of fresh vanilla and nutmeg fills the air and you feel one with the majestic Nilgiris around you!
Once I reached the resort, the helpful staff led me to my room for the next 3 days – the luxurious Jacuzzi suite. A plush four-poster bed, a living room with wifi and television, a nice balcony and of course the grand jacuzzi...in other words 'pure bliss' :)
I'll let these pictures give you a look into the next three days at Kurumba
Before I knew it, my time at Kurumba was over and new places beckoned. I bid adieu to the beautiful resort and made my way deep into the tea plantations of Coonoor.
My home for the next few days was a charming cottage on a tea estate that produces some of the finest teas in the world. The best part of the house was the living room - an airy space with huge glass windows and spectacular views of rolling tea plantations.
My hosts at the estate were extremely kind and hospitable and ensured that I got a real taste of Coonoor life during my stay.