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Rainforest Retreat Eco-lodge

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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.
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Kelly London wrote a review Mar 2020
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We stayed 5 nights in Drongo Cottage which is a few mins walk away from the other accommodation and dining area. We really liked the little seating area attached. It was clean and comfortable with an authentic feeling of nature as we were right in the forest. The cicadas and birds serenade you constantly so bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. Also, there are many Huntsman spiders around so not a place for an arachnophobe (they aren't dangerous). Food is very good, fresh and tasty, although at 400 rupees per meal, it's not cheap by local standards; however, as the portions are so copious, we just had lunch and then fruits/snacks in the evening. Breakfast is included. The daily walks are really nice and you cab arrange a longer day trip with Ravi (bring lots of water). Particularly interesting are the information and photography books put together by the owners. WiFi is not reliable but you don't come to the rainforest to look at your phone! There are internet cafes in town. Tuk tuk from the bus station to the retreat is 200 rupees from the stand outside.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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ClareP38 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bath, United Kingdom46 contributions9 helpful votes
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I stayed five nights at Rainforest Retreat and loved it. It's in a beautiful, peaceful spot and a great break after a few weeks of travelling around India. The staff and owners are great and really made me feel welcome and at home. The plantation is lovely and I enjoyed wandering around and exploring. After breakfast every morning I joined the walks led by Ravi who showed us the local area, plants and wildlife. I also did a full day trek with him which I enjoyed. The food is lovely and varies every day. I particularly enjoyed the packed lunch on the day trek - vegetable roti wrapped in a banana leaf! I stayed in Drongo Cottage - it's in a lovely spot about a 5 minute (ish) walk to the dining area so don't stay there if you don't like walking! I'd thoroughly recommend Rainforest Retreat.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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sukhbir singh wrote a review Nov 2019
Woodside, California63 contributions41 helpful votes
This is a good place for a change, as one has no contact with the outside world once there. With a stream flowing through the property, snails & leeches and spiders around, it gives the feel of being a part of the nature! The hosts Dr Sujata and Anurag, are nice, hospitable guys, who mix up well with guests and familiarize them with eco friendly and organic aspects of the property in the forest. Their workers Ravi and Manju are good too, and always willing to help. The only issue is the approach, as the roads leading to it are a nightmare! Secondly, if there be an emergency, it would be difficult to handle. Power break downs and no communication means (one cannot even contact the hosts, especially at night) can make it worse. I would suggest that they should at least have an internal telephone or emergency bell system for this purpose.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Best is Luna cottage (2 bedrooms) as its next to the dining hut, and offers better facilities too.
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Sue1974 wrote a review Jun 2019
Mumbai, India155 contributions82 helpful votes
We had four lovely nights here. Rooms were comfortable. Hosts and staff were very gracious and extremely interesting. The walks after breakfast were informative and well organised. Location is wonderful if you want to get away from it all (as we did). Food was okay - some days much better than others. Coffee we were served wasn't very good at all, which was disappointing in a place where coffee is grown. One big down side was that our cottage was quite close to the road, and although its not exactly a highway, the road noises started early and woke us early. Saying that, I would go back and stay here when we are next in Coorg, but I'd probably request a different cottage.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Maike wrote a review Apr 2019
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We are a family with four kids (3-12) and stayed here in March 2019. We loved the place! The hut was actually big enough to accomodate all of us, which was great. The kids slept upstairs in a kind of attic. The bathroom was beautiful and we really enjoyed the "sit-in-bathtub". At the time we were visiting, we were the only guests. The owners were not present, however, there were two very nice volunteers, who showed us around and explained everything. We went on two beautiful nature walks and learned a lot about the area and the plants they grow. Food was simple and nice and at night we even had a small campfire, which the kids expecially enjoyed.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: The tents seemed a bit spartan, we really liked our hut whith bathroom and terrace!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainforest Retreat Eco-lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rainforest Retreat Eco-lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mandalpatti Peak (7.2 km), Omkareshwara Temple (7.1 km), and Raja's Seat (7.5 km).
Is parking available at Rainforest Retreat Eco-lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainforest Retreat Eco-lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barbeque Bay, Green Cardamom, and Coffee Blossoms.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainforest Retreat Eco-lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Raja's Tomb (7.3 km) and Madikeri Fort (6.9 km).