The original hills of coffee, Chikmagalur had been on my mind for years for its soothing climate, coffee estates and rich history. Yet, I couldn’t visit this serene hill town till last week. So, when Java Rain Resort, Chikmagalur invited me for the review of their newly opened property, I gladly accepted the invite and started planning my trip to Chikmagalur.
Chikmagalur is at a smooth drive of around 250 kms from Bengaluru and it took us 5 hours on a Friday evening. We reached the resort late night around 12:30 am and were received by the staff there who escorted us to our suite. To our amazement, the dinner in hotcase was kept in our room even at that hour and we hogged on the delicious food before retiring for the day.
—–ABOUT THE RESORT—–
The resort is tucked in the centre of an active coffee plantation spread over a huge area. The resort is the result of sheer love for world class hospitality and is owned by a Bengaluru based couple who have the most extraordinary restaurants in Bengaluru like 100ft, Boutique Bar Restaurant, India Nagar and Bay leaf, Kormangla in their kitty of success.
The credit for the astounding architecture of the resort belongs to Cadence architects. The unique towers at the reception to the quirky shape of the swimming pool to the seating area outside the Mirra restaurant overlooking the town of Chikmagalur to the exceptionally brilliant factoring of space and comfort in the villas and suites to the tall handsome structure of upcoming Crimson peak bar, the resort has it all what is needed to escape the taxing city life and rejuvenate from within.
There are 21 luxurious villas immersed so much so in coffee that their names are also based on coffee. The 3 different categories are called Kaffa – single villa with the open shower and a view of sky, Qahva – the interconnected twin villas with private jacuzzi and Fika – presidential suite with private pool, jacuzzi and magnificent view of the hills. I was offered the experience of Kaffa for a night and Qahva for another to experience both categories.
The rooms are adorned with lovely glass windows, classy interiors, fine details and a perfect relaxing deck area for your laid back book reading time. All the villas come with amenities like LED TV, coffee maker, minibar, toilet essentials, hair dryer and so many more. There is a vibe of flattering luxury and rejuvenation served at a platter as soon as you enter the rooms.
—–RESTAURANT & BAR—–
Mirra Restaurant : A lavish and delicious spread is served at the Mirra restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is truly said that the place is known by its food and Java Rain resort served the best of authentic local food along with a huge variety of other cuisines as well. The restaurant overlooks the swimming pool on one side and on the other the luscious green valley and Chikmagalur town.