Take in all of IBNII’s magnificence as you cycle through its lanes and feel the wind in your hair, and witness every tantalizing nook. this Breathe new life into your stay with a bike ride. Notice how a simple cycling experience can transform into an ethereal experience for the body, mind, and soul. Arnetta guests have the opportunity to enjoy exploring the great outdoors on a bike, instead of waiting for buggies. You can now cycle from your cottages to the spa, Restaurant or our Scenic Coffee Shop.
Every morning starts with a mindful yoga session, with experienced yoga instructors who are skilled in guiding practitioners through the various poses and breathing exercises. Starting your day with an invigorating yoga session can be a wonderful way to clear your mind, stretch your body, and set your intentions for the day ahead. Bring balance and endurance as the sun rises to infuse your practice with victory.
Walks & Trails
Walks & Trails
Exploring the great outdoors is one of the best ways to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Take a guided walk through the lush forest paths surrounding the property led by a Nature Expert who is well-versed in the knowledge of the flora and fauna of Coorg forestlands. Open yourself up to the mysteries of the forest and the fascinating creatures that call it home.
If you’re interested in learning more about our green practices and sustainable initiatives, then a private tour with one of our guides is a must-try experience. During the tour, you will be taken behind the scenes to see how we operate sustainably. You will learn about our renewable energy systems, water conservation practices, and waste reduction strategies. Our guide will explain how these practices are implemented and how they contribute to the resort’s goal of being responsible and eco-conscious.
Meeting and Events
Meeting and Events
Discover the perfect balance of luxury and functionality in our state-of-the-art conference hall called Bendhoota at IBNII. Our hall is available for private use with the latest audio-visual equipment, exquisite seating, and interiors to create just the right setting for executive meetings, private functions, and weddings. With a dedicated team of staff committed to ensuring every detail is perfect, your event is sure to be a resounding success.
Celebrate the beauty of love amidst the breathtaking hills of Coorg at IBNII, the perfect wedding spot. Our scenic coffee shop on the lake or our elegant banquet hall creates a magical setting for an intimate ceremony, while our team of skilled colleagues ensure that every detail is carried out to perfection.
Our talented chefs use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create a culinary experience that will delight your senses and leave a lasting impression on your guests. With customizable packages tailored to your unique preferences, we create a wedding that is a reflection of your love story.
Coorg’s enchanting beauty is enhanced by the rich and ancient culture of its people who deeply worship nature and honor their ancestors. The region is home to the Cauvery river, one of India’s seven most sacred rivers. Coorg’s patriarchal lineage is unique, with women enjoying greater independence and education compared to neighboring communities. The Coorgi People are proud of their warrior heritage and fiercely protective of their freedom, but welcoming of other ideologies and faiths. They follow peculiar traditions, such as not having a priest perform their marriages or death ceremonies, incorporating weapons in their traditional attire, and shooting in the air to announce a birth or passing. Their weddings are grand celebrations with music, dance, food, and community elders officiating, and they enjoy libation and meat as a central part of their festivities, which is not typical in 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, carry an insect repellent and a first aid kit.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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123 Ibnivalavadi Village, Boikeri, Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka India.