There were lush green fields on both the sides of the road infused with the smell of the earth. Every monsoon road trip starts like this. This trip to Chikmagalur was perfect: long drive, great food, staying inside a jungle, a beautiful pool, a gorgeous resort and some fun company. After a hectic summer, this road trip was much needed.
Java Rain Resort is that perfect weekend getaway. The open reception is stunning and is a great way to introduce the concept of Java Rain: Luxury inside nature. It was a cloudy afternoon, and they welcomed us with fresh juice and warm perfumed towels. We were so looking forward to this pampering session in Java Rain and couldn’t wait for the holiday to begin
Welcome to our suite in Java rain. It had its private pool, a spacious living room, and a cosy bedroom and a lovely balcony. Every aspect of the room was instagramable and pretty.
Everyone right from housekeeping staff to the chef in Java Rain was warm. They went out of their way and made our holiday fantastic. Our beds were neatly made, rooms everytime our rooms were cleaned, a little note was left alongside a towel art on the couch. We were surprised by this sweet gesture every time. The service in Java Rain was one of the highlights of this magnificent place.
Our second favourite part about the resort was the room. It had little surprises in every corner like a private pool, a cosy balcony, complimentary chocolates inside the cupboard and neatly made beds. Every window you open, there was greenery. Most of the rooms either have a rain shower, a Jacuzzi or a private pool! If this isn’t luxury, what is?
They’ve taken the features of the resort and crafted beautiful experiences around it. Like an infinity pool facing the hills, a gorgeous rain shower for you to enjoy a nice shower, the smell of fresh coffee and some great food, because what’s a holiday without food? It was an experience of a lifetime. There pretty swings and chairs around the resort where you could sit with a hot cup of coffee or tea and spend your time doing nothing.
There’s something incredibly relaxing about gazing at a valley and lush green mountains. You could hear sounds of exotic birds calling out to one other. The view from the resort made a lot of difference. A short walk from our room is a huge tree house where high-tea was served with even better views of the Mullangiri, the highest mountain in Karnataka. There was always a view; from our cosy bedroom, from the dining room, from the pool, from the reception. The whole resort is built with that thought, and we loved it!
Meals at Java Rain was almost a celebration. It was our first meal, and the chef walked up to us asking us for our meal preferences promising and made a meal especially for us ‘Akki Rotis & Tomato Curry’. There was continental food like pizzas, pasta, noodles etc. There were local items from Chikmagalur and Coorg and then there were the familiar North-Indian and South-Indian. Special mention for the lip-smacking rasam! We had it as a second cup of it with every meal!
We lazed around, allowed the staff to pamper us, walked amidst coffee plantations, ate some great food. Trekked to Mulluyangiri on a cloudy morning, enjoyed the rains while sipping on hot coffee, played board games, swam in our private pool and explored viewpoints within the resort which offered some fantastic scenery. Sigh! It was an ideal weekend getaway.
Java Rain Resort is a 5-6 hours drive from Bangalore. Approximately 253 KMs. The drive was beautiful, and in our little detour to Halebid, we stopped at the famous temple and also saw fields of sunflowers on both the sides of the road.
Java rain offered a sense of calmness with an abundance of luxury perfectly brewed with nature. Going there was one of the best decisions we’ve made!
by Priya Bala
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