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Cycling

With cycle tracks and nature surrounding you, cycling is a great way to explore the 120-acre resort. The crisp cool air creates the perfect setting to get some exercise and have some fun.

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Yoga

Start your day with an on the house yoga session as you watch the sun rise. Our experienced yoga instructors will guide you through the entire process while focusing on your specific needs.

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Walks and Trails

Spend time surrounded by greenery as you are taken on a guided walk through forest paths. Our naturalist will introduce you to the hidden mysteries of the Coorg forestlands while you connect with nature.

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Eco Walk

Explore The IBNII’s sustainable practices with our guides. The private tour takes you through everything green, clean and eco-conscious. Your takeaway is a wealth of knowledge you could use for years to come.

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Farm Tour

A window into the idyllic farm life, here you will experience first-hand the goings on in The IBNII farm. Spend time with our farm animals and engage your inner farmer.

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Meetings and Events

Operating only on request for private use, our meeting hall is multi-functional and equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.
This is the ideal location for private functions, executive meetings and weddings.

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Discover Coorg

It’s not just Nature that has bestowed its enchanting beauty on Coorg, but the rich and ancient culture of its people who seem eternally joyous in their countenance, forthcoming in their hospitality and deep in their worship of Nature that gives the region an other-worldly charm. Not a surprise then that one of the 7 most sacred rivers of India – Cauvery, is born here, to a people who revere all forms of nature and have deified their own ancestors in honour of their wisdom. Most ancestral homes or ‘Ayn-mane’ as they call it, have a shrine built close-by attesting their profound veneration of their ancestry.

The original families also called as ‘Okka’ in native Coorgi, is patriarchal in its lineage though unlike other patrilineal customs, the women of the household enjoy a far greater importance and independence to their male counterparts. Education and self-determination is the highest among Kodava women compared to the rest of its neighbourhood.

Descendents of a martial tribe, the Coorgis are proud of their warrior heritage and are fiercely protective of their freedom but are equally welcoming of other ideologies, customs and faith in their midst. Though predominantly Hindu, the Kodavas follow a peculiar tradition that is totally endemic to their culture and almost hermetic in its practice; for eg, they do not have a priest performing their marriages or death ceremonies, they pride in having weapons as part of their traditional attire reflecting their Kshatriya roots and even shoot in the air to announce a birth or a passing. Their weddings too, aren’t solemnised by holy priests but by their own elders and community members in a grand jamboree of fun, food, music and dance which apparently hasn’t changed since their ancient tribal past. So also, libation and meat are a central part of their festivities which is either rare or unheard of with mainstream Hindu practices.

It’s not just Nature that has bestowed its enchanting beauty on Coorg, but the rich and ancient culture of its people who seem eternally joyous in their countenance, forthcoming in their hospitality and deep in their worship of Nature that gives the region an other-worldly charm. Not a surprise then that one of the 7 most sacred rivers of India – Cauvery, is born here, to a people who revere all forms of nature and have deified their own ancestors in honour of their wisdom.

Madikeri, the capital of Kodagu, is situated amidst the lush Western Ghats. Besides the rich culture, Coorg is also a place of many surprises and must-see spots. Also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, we have compiled the list of the best places to visit in Madikeri:

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01. Abbey Falls, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
Timings 09:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Distance from Ibnii: 8 kms

Abbey Falls or Abbi Falls is famous for its natural beauty. The roar of the waterfalls is heard on the road. During Monsoon the water flow is very high and in the dry season the flow is low. There is a bridge hanging here that offers a spectacular view of the falls. The best time to visit Abbey Falls is during the monsoon season.

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02. Chiklihole Reservoir, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
Timings 08:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
The Chiklihole Reservoir, nicknamed 'Chikli-holey', is located between the towns of Madikeri and Kushalnagar in the Coorg region. The reservoir is about 19 kilometers from IBNII.
Built on one of the tributaries of the Cauvery River, the dam offers visitors a spectacular view of the area. The best time to visit this place is between June and March which is the rainy season and winter season.

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03. Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours
Timings 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Monday to Sunday)
The Dubare elephant camp is a community of another kind; where elephants are trained under the supervision of naturalists while offering many activities for the tourists to interact safely with the pachyderms. It is located about 27 kms from IBNII.
Elephant Camp in Dubare is a project undertaken by the Forest Department of Karnataka. It’s main function used to be a training spot for elephants that would partake in the Mysore Dasara celebrations. Now, it's a popular tourist attraction where people can observe these gentle giants at close quarters.

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04. Harangi Dam, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
Timings 08:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Built across the tributary of River Cauvery, Harangi dam is the first dam that has been built across River Cauvery. It has a height of 47 meters and length of 846 meters creating a marvelous view of forceful streams of water. It is located at a distance of approximately 29 km from IBNII and can be reached without much difficulty. It is best to visit the dam during the months of August to September as the water is more in the reservoir at that time of the year.

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05. Honnamana Kere Lake, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
Timings 08:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) is a lesser known tourist spot in Coorg. It is located in Daddamalthe, near to the village of Sulimalthe which is at a distance of 6 km from Somwarpet town. It is about 44 kms from IBNII.
It has a religious relevance as it is named after the Goddess Honnamma. One can also see a temple dedicated to Goddess Honnamma, located near to the lake. Nature enthusiasts can spot migratory birds here.

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06. Omkareshwara Temple, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 1 Hour
Timings 6:30 am – 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Omkareshwara Temple, is a famous Shiva temple located in the town of Madikeri. The temple has both Islamic and Gothic style of architecture.
There is a kalyani (large waterbody) in front of the temple where one can spot fishes. There are four Minarets around and a dome in the centre of the temple. Aarti and pooja are performed everyday. Guests are advised to dress modestly while visiting this place.

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07. Kotebetta Trek / Peak, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours
Timings 06:00 am – 06:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
One of the most famous hiking trails in Coorg, Kotebetta is the third highest mountain in the Coorg region after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri. Kotebetta is located at an altitude of 1620 meters above sea level, located in Madapura between Somwarpet and Madikeri. Kotebetta's name is derived from the kannada word Kote Betta which means Fort Hill. This is because the hill is like a castle in appearance. One can also find a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on top of a hill.
Carry all necessary items and flashlight; wear appropriate footwear, insect repellent and a first aid kit.

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08. Madikeri Fort, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours
Timings 10:00 am – 05:30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Madikeri Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Coorg. It was built in the last quarter of the 17th century by Mudduraja. The Madikeri Fort was later renovated with stones and bricks by Tipu Sultan who renamed the fort to Jaffarabad. The place has a rich history and has seen many battles and successions.
At the ten entrance to the castle, you will see two life-size elephants made of mortar. There was a temple and inside the fort dedicated to Virabhadra which was later removed in 1855 by the British. They built the Anglican Church in its place which is also worth visiting

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09. Mallalli Falls, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours
Timings 09:00 am – 05:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Located under the Pushpagiri Hill Ranges, Mallalli Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls. Mallalli Falls is formed when the Kumaradhara River cascades down from the top of Pushpagiri Peak, over 700 feet high.
Trekkers will encounter exciting routes with beautiful settings around them. The best time to visit the waterfalls is during the rainy season, between July and December.

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10. Mandalpatti Trek, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours
Timings 06:00 am – 06:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Mandalpatti is at a distance of 25- 30 km from Madikeri town. It is a popular shooting spot due to the lush green vegetation one can witness.
The place offers tourists some seclusion. The place is perfect for trekking enthusiasts. In order to go trekking, trekkers are supposed to take entrance tickets from the authorities at the base of Mandalpatti.
It is best to visit during the months of November to January. Although the place is covered with mist during this time, Mandalpatti offers a picturesque setting. You will be amazed with the view of the area around from the top of Mandalpatti.

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11. Raja's Seat, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours
Timings 5:30 am – 8:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Located in the town of Madikeri, Raja seat is a popular tourist spot which is visited mostly to witness sunsets. With a literal meaning of “Seat of the Kings”, Raja’s Seat used to be a favorite place of kings of Coorg.

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12. Talakaveri Temple & Waterfalls, Coorg

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours
Timings 6:00 am – 8:30 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Talakaveri / Talacauvery, is the birth place River Kaveri of and is 48 km away from Madikeri. It is an important place of worship for the people of Coorg.
Located at a height of 1276m above sea level, there is a small spring called a Tirtha kundike or Brahma kundike here in Talacauvery. It is believed that spring flows underground and emerges after a short distance.
Many pilgrims visit the shrine during October as the festival of Kaveri Sankaramana is celebrated.