Club Mahindra Virajpet Coorg: Local Food and Festivals - Club Mahindra

About the resort

Located in Karnataka’s verdant Coorg district, Virajpet is about 35 kms away from Madikeri and is equally mesmerizing. As the plains give way to the hills and the road begins to curve upwards, the wide vistas of forested slopes and valleys act as a soothing balm. There are thick jungles, paddy fields, and coffee plantations interspersed with pepper and cardamom plants. In between are little streams and rivulets, occasional waterfalls during the monsoons, and then there is the river Cauvery, revered by the Kodavas. Just round the corner, Virajpet suddenly comes into view and it is almost like a picture postcard. Most families prefer to visit Coorg between October and May when the climate is pleasant!

 

Rooms and Amenities

Scattered against a background of lush green coffee plants, the Virajpet resort in Coorg is built in the local Ainmane fashion (traditional Kodava homestead) to ensure that guests receive an authentic local experience. Our Virajpet resort in Coorg offers two categories of rooms: 1-bedroom suites that can accommodate 4 people and studio rooms that can accommodate 3 people. The rooms in Virajpet are spacious and equipped with cosy beds, a sofa cum bed unit, TV, kitchenette, microwave oven, coffee/tea maker and superb views. The Virajpet resort’s studio apartments are roomy and can comfortably accommodate three people. The rooms have cozy beds, a TV, a sofa cum bed unit, kitchenette, microwave oven, a coffee and tea maker. There is no AC since it is cool even in summer. Besides, there is also a spa offering relaxing massages, a swimming pool for a quick dip, a gymnasium for fitness lovers and two restaurants – Aromas and Coorgenburg to satiate your hunger. To keep you entertained, a host of activities are lined up every day within the Virajpet resort in Coorg.

 

Food in Virajpet, Coorg

The food in Coorg is delicious and its deliciousness is enhanced with the usage of fresh ingredients and spices. Rice – the staple item – is used in a variety of ways. Owing to the geography and culture of the region, the cuisine is dominated by meat. It also makes generous use of locally grown spices such as pepper and cardamom and ingredients that grow in the forest such as ferns, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, wild fruits, berries and kachampuli (a sour wild fruit). Popular dishes served within the Virajpet resort in Coorg include Pandi (pork) Curry, Kadumbuttu (steamed rice dumplings), Neyi Koolu (ghee rice), Nool Puttu (rice noodles), Akki Otti (fluffy rice rotis), ghee rice which is accompanied by Kumm Curry (a spicy mushroom curry), Chekke Kuru Curry (made with raw jackfruits), mutton curry, Mange Pajji (a sweet-sour-spicy concoction of raw mangoes), bamboo shoot curry and a variety of pickles. For the dessert lovers, there’s Thari Kanji Payasam (Kheer with milk and broken grains of rice) and you can end with Bella Kaapi or coffee with jaggery.

 

At Club Mahindra Virajpet resort in Coorg, the chefs will prepare authentic Coorgi food for you with delicious, age-old recipes! Our guests are pampered with dishes from other cuisines, too, at the resort’s restaurants – Aromas. You may even while away your time at the resort’s stunning lounge and bar Coorgenburg. When needed, the resort will provide special food for your little ones.

 

Festivals in Virajpet, Coorg

Festivals such as Dusshera and Mahashivratri are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Coorg. Huttari, the harvest festival of Kodava, is celebrated between November and December by marching towards the rice fields with family and neighbours. And what better place to celebrate than Virajpet resort in Coorg! Only here will you get the chance to witness the beautiful festivals and traditions of Coorg. The ten-day festivities, usually in September-October, are celebrated differently in Virajpet. The festival is marked by karagas and culminates with a grand procession of 10 mantapas which originate in prominent temples. Cultural programs and other activities are spread over 10 days in Coorg. The festival, which usually falls in March, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is celebrated with a lot of color and fanfare at the Omkareshwara temple. Special pujas are conducted and the temple is lit up and decorated. Huttari or Puttari is the Kodava harvest festival celebrated in November-December. The entire family gathers in the ‘aina mane’ (the traditional family home) and a few grains of rice are symbolically harvested which are then offered to the Gods. Special dishes and revelry mark the day.

 

Activities in Virajpet, Coorg

For those lazy mornings or afternoons, the indoor activity centre is a perfect place to enjoy a variety of activities such as board games, vidoe games, xbox and other activities or even lounge around reading books. It is ideal for both children and adults. Spread over 15 acres, the coffee plantations surrounding the resort are ideal for long walks and to learn about the whole process of coffee. There are also spices in the plantations and you can learn about them as well on the walk. Or go birdwatching in the sprawling estate. Imagine an exhilarating ride zipping up and down a hilly terrain amidst coffee plantations. The resort provides All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on which guests can go quad biking. Surprisingly easy, the vehicles are stable and even novices can navigate these fun vehicles.

 

Places to Visit in Virajpet, Coorg

When it comes to the tourist attractions, take a quick look at the Club Mahindra Virajpet scenic trails page for a quick insight into the scenic attractions and the culture. You may step outside the resort and wander further to discover Virajpet’s secrets and indulge in a blend of adventure, history and nature. After all, Virajpet has something fascinating in store for everyone.

Get a detailed information about Coorg tourism such as best time to visit, places to visit and things to do to make the most of your family vacation in Coorg. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra to enjoy a memorable family holiday. Don’t believe us? Go check out the Club Mahindra reviews by our happy members. Join India's favorite resort chain - Club Mahindra and explore top holiday destinations in India and abroad.

 

Club Mahindra Virajpet, Coorg Contact Details

Palangala Village, Karada Post, Kodagu District,

Coorg, Karnataka - 571212. 

Club Mahindra Holidays Review: Member Speak
Member Speak
It was a stay with family in the hotel and was a surely a good ones. The hotel is beautifully set up in the natural background of Coorg itself. Had great fun with taking a walk on the natre trail.
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