The 130-year-old Cottabetta bungalow, nestled in a lush green, coffee plantation of Coorg, is the antidote to the winter blues—not to mention the smog and clamour of the big city. Telephones, television and computers are best forgotten here as you stretch out on a long-handled planter’s chair and watch the birds breakfast on worms and insects. Your own fare is tastier: a full-bodied cup of filter coffee and Kodagu multi-grain rotis or dosas with an amazing array of coconut chutneys or stew and egg curry. After you nosh, take a wildlife safari or a ‘Bean to Cup’ tour of the grounds to watch workers like Shobha and Priya harvest shiny, red coffee beans that have ripened in the shade of silver oak trees. The crisp, clean air comes at no extra charge.
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