The Points South Point of View – If you wish to escape the humidity of the coast, a visit to the cool green Western Ghat mountains is recommended. The hill stations offer a glimpse of a bygone era with lush tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations. For wildlife the parks at Nagarhole, Kabini and Bandipur are excellent. The famous Nilgiri hill railway runs from Ooty to the plains of Kerala below.
|Orange County Resort Kabini - First class. A very popular resort built in the traditional local style. Overlooking the Kabini River. The very spacious cottages are set around gardens some overlook the lake, two swimming pools, two restaurants, a nature centre and excellent spa. This is an ideal place for Jeep safaris to the Nagarhole National park. Boat safaris can also be taken from the resort to the Kabini dam. Resident elephant. There have been good sightings of leopard in Nagarhole recently. Resident naturalist. 3 hours drive Mysore.|
|Serai Kabini - Standard. Situated on the banks of the Kabini River close to Nagarhole National Park, Serai is a small resort, all the cottages overlook the Kabini river. A lovely pool, restaurant and Ayurvedic spa. Jeep safaris are offered to the park, Serai is very near to the main entrance. Boat safaris on Kabini dam, viewing game by boat is a more relaxing and comfortable way to enjoy beautiful surroundings. There have been good sightings of leopard and tigers in Nagarhole recently. Resident naturalist. 2 ½ hours drive Mysore.|
|Orange County Resort Coorg - First class. Coorg is located 900 metres above sea level in the Western Ghats, the resort is surrounded by a 300-acre coffee plantation and bordered by the Cauvery River. The villas and cottages are situated beside the river and amidst the gardens. The resort is an ideal place for families. 2 restaurants, pool, coffee shop, library, ayurvedic spa, mountain bikes for exploring. Resident naturalist.|
|School Estate Coorg - Standard. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Southern India. The School Estate was formerly the home of the Reverend Rictor an early missionary to the area. Surrounded by a coffee and cardamom estate, with fishing and canoeing on the river, walking on the estate and visits to the nearby clan temple, this is a perfect place to relax and absorb nature. There are three bedrooms at the property and two cottages. Delightful gardens and good home cooked food.|
|The Serai Bandipur - First class. Located near Bandipur National park, an excellent place for birdwatching. The resort has stunning views towards the Nilgiri hills. The accommodation is arranged in traditional style lodges with beautifully designed interiors, all the rooms have a balcony. There is a good pool and Ayurvedic spa to relax after a busy day enjoying the countryside. Resident naturalist who is an expert bird spotter.|