Orange County Resorts is an experiential holiday company that owns luxury resorts at Coorg & Kabini, and an upcoming resort in the beautiful World Heritage Site of Hampi in Karnataka, India. They offer the world’s most exclusive holidays, where you are drawn into the warp and weft of local environments and indigenous cultures without losing out on luxuries.
About Orange County Hotels and Resorts
Orange County Resorts are designed to deliver life-enriching experiences that touch your soul and renew your mind.
Holiday in the Land of the Kodavas – Set amidst a 300-acre working coffee and spice plantation, Orange County, Coorg is flanked by the holy river Cauvery on one side and by the lush Dubare Reserve Forest on the other.
Accommodations set within the plantations are designed to pamper your senses. While the exquisite ‘Private Pool Villas’, built using the rust-red, hand-cut, laterite bricks, are inspired by the local Kodava architecture; the new ‘Lily’ Pool series of Villas come with a tranquil lily pond as their singular motif and theme.
While you can explore the sprawling plantations and the surrounding coffee and spice-scented hills, all activities at the resort are inspired purely by the local. From joining the estate workforce in harvesting Coffee & Spices to visiting the neighboring Karadigodu village for a glimpse into a way of life that has changed little over generations. Add to this, a meal with a local Kodava family, guided plantation walks and bird-watching walks, and it’s not hard to imagine why Orange County, Coorg is rated as one of the finest resorts in India.
Outlook Traveller, ‘India’s No.1 Travel Magazine’, conducted a comprehensive study of its readers to assess the very best of travel and hospitality experiences in India. Orange County, Coorg received the prestigious award of the ‘Favourite Indian Boutique Hotel’ by Outlook Traveller for 2014.
Holiday Amidst Wildlife – Orange County’s ‘Spirit of the Land’ philosophy finds its most intimate expression at Kabini. The Kabini region is sandwiched between the Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks, in the heart of the 5500 sq km Nilgiri Biosphere and is one of the richest wildlife habitats in India. The Nagarhole ecosystem supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in Asia with a density of around 108 animals per sq km.
Steeped in local lore and culture, and inspired in design by the ‘Kadu Kuruba Hadis’ (local tribal villages), this picturesque resort of sweeping panoramic vistas is bordered on two sides by the Kabini river. While the interiors of the intimate Pool and Jacuzzi huts are a celebration of the vernacular, with ethnic furniture, tribal furnishing and bottle gourd lamp shades, the exteriors capture the richness of the landscape and culture. The Kabini region, surrounded by the Bandipur, Nagarahole and Wayanad wildlife sanctuaries, is one of the richest wildlife habitats in India. Among others, it is home to the Gaur, Sambar and Sloth Bear and the largest congregation of Asian Elephants. The high density of herbivores turns this region into one of the few places in Asia where three large predators i.e., the Tiger, Leopard and the Wild Dog, coexist in large numbers.
Orange County, Kabini was chosen as one among the 25 World’s Best Ecolodges by the National Geographic Traveler. National Geographic Traveler, as part of their 125th anniversary celebration, selected 2013’s “best, most authentic and most sustainable lodges” in the world. According to the survey, Orange County, Kabini perfectly captures the prestigious National Geographic Society’s ‘spirit of exploration and commitment to the environment’.
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