relatively close proximity to Bangalore, yet in the verdant surroundings
of Coorg, Eco Habitat is Som and Chethana’s home & passion in the
foothills of Nilgiris. Exemplary hosts in all aspects, their home is
sure to make a perfect stop over for an indelible holiday.
A long drive-way to the two private pool villas is flanked by coconut
and vanilla plantations on either side. The two charming villas are
scenically placed with a wide green patch in front of them. Constructed
from a natural auspicious porus rock which insulates the walls well in
extreme weather, the rooms are spacious and have large French windows
for ample light. Most guests are pleasantly surprised as a private pool
greets them on the right. Inspite of numerous activities which can be
incorporated by Som in the itinerary, most visitors like to lounge
around the pool.
Both extremely affable, the hosts are happy to have guests over to their
own home for meals or join them in the gassy patch in front of the
house. While conversations drift through Som’s explorations in Coorg and
anecdotal information on local food and life, one marvels at Chethana’s
impressive cooking and handling the children at the same time. Apart
from the sumptuous food of all genres, the lemon grass tea is a special
treat after meals.
An idyllic farm like setting with dogs, poultry, cows and also a pony
and ample greenery, leaves one with a host of things to remember in this