- Board Games (Chess, Pictionary etc)
- Carrom Board
- Table Tennis
- Pool Table
- Swimming Pool
- Library and Badminton are also available.
- Water Park
- Tea Estate Tour
- Visit to Ooty
- Visit to Coonoor
Tour 1- Tea Tasting
Description : Tea tasting
The only one of its kind in India, 'cups that cheer' is a gourmet tea tasting experience that takes you through the nuances of tea and helps one appreciate the myriad colours and flavours of the worlds most popular beverage. The tasting focuses on specialty teas from the Nilgiris and helps one understand how each of the teas are made from the time the leaves are harvest right through to the final brew followed by a sampling of some of the worlds finest teas.
Duration : 1 hour
Cost per head : Rs. 200/-
A shop located in Coonoor sells organic products made by tribal people (kurumbas) like eucalyptus oil, ginger honey, organic spices, organic cosmetic products, wooden toys, shawls, bags etc .
The products you get here and not available anywhere else and are all locally produced.Time : Depart from the resort at 9:30am
Acres wild : 10:15am to 11:15am/-
Tranquilitea : 11:30am to 12:30pm/-
Travel cost from kurumba village resort – Rs. 1080 (non a/c indica)
Tour 2- A Train’s Tale
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
A railway in the Nilgiris that relies on its fleet of steam locomotives, accredited by unesco. It remains much as it was at the time of its completion in September 1908.The train runs on a Swiss rack system between Kallar and Coonoor, since it is the steepest rail road in all of Asia.
For more than a century, this train has chugged its way along a pretty and picturesque terrain. Along its course, the Nilgiris mountain railway passes through 16 intensely dark tunnels and is a true sensory treat offering its passengers jaw-dropping views of crystal-clear cascades, cliffs, tea estates and forests.Guests at kurumba and tea nest can partake of this experience from Coonoor to Mettupalayam.
The journey starts at 15:15 and ends at 17:35 hrs.
The guest name and the age are mandatory for advance reservations.
Coonoor to Mettupalayam
Timings - 03:15 pm
1st class Rs 300 per head
2nd class Rs 150 per head
Travel cost from kurumba village resort – Rs. 1350 (non a/c Indica)
TOUR 3 –Coonoor Charms
Not far from Kurumba, a winding 30 minutes’ drive lies the quaint town of Coonoor and a 5 minute drive from tea nest. Touted as the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris that is particularly famous for its carpet-like tea estates and tea auctioning too, guests at Kurumba and tea nest can spend half a day – 4 hours and thirty minutes, to be precise – lounging around here.
Popular tourist destinations that are a must-visit include
A picnic spot that is named in memory of captain lamb, who walked an extra mile to literally create a path to this spot that is nearly 6 kms from coonoor.
At lamb’s rock you’ll be greeted by the yawning ravine of burliar right below this breathtaking viewpoint.
A tourist spot so called because of a unique rock of enormous proportion in the form of a dolphin’s nose.
Located approximately 12 kms from Coonoor, this spot is a true reminder of nature and its wondrous glory.
A shop located in coonoor which sells organic products made by tribal people (kurumbas) like eucalyptus oil, ginger honey, organic spices, organic cosmetic products, wooden toys, shawls, bags etc .
The products you get here and not available anywhere else and are all locally produced.
Travel cost from Kurumba Village Resort – Rs 1080 (non a/c Indica)
Spice Plantation Tour (held at the resort)
This educative and aromatic tour along with the resort employees is all about soaking in sights, smells and sounds.
A trip to the forest kick starts this tour that lets you admire the flora and fauna. On your return to the resort that is amidst a serene spice plantation, you’re guided on a spice trek where the focus is on the growing, harvesting and maintaining of spices likes nutmegs, cloves and pepper creepers that grow in abundance in and around this valley.
Time and Details: Morning
|7.55 a.m. at the reception||8.00 a.m||9:30 a.m|
Time and Details: Evening
Trek: Rules and Guidelines
- Light clothing is recommended
- Smoking strictly prohibited
- No eating while trekking
- Speak in a soft tone
- Avoid littering, better still help us keeping the place clean by clearing up the litter left by the gushing water that comes from coonoor during monsoons
- Avoid using perfumes
- Avoid throwing stones in the jungle
- Do not feed animals including monkeys
- Strictly obey instructor’s instructions to avoid accidents
- Avoid trekking if you have heart ailments, are asthmatic or suffer from vertigo
- The resort is not responsible for any accidents.
Sights to behold
Flora & Fauna
Rosewood, Durian, Silver Oak. Cotton, Jacaranda, Spathodia
Nilgiris Whistling Thrush, Yellow Wagtail, Paradise Flycatcher, Greenish Warbler, Malabar Parakeet, Emerald Dove, Scarlet Minivet, Yellow Browed Bulbul
Giant Malabar Squirrel, Bison, Macaque Monkeys, etc