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Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a Tryst with Nature and Tranquility

By Rashmi Gopal Rao

Looking for a rejuvenating break in the mountains away from the urban chaos and humdrum? A weekend break at Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri could well be your answer.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityExternal view of Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri

A quaint homestay located in the picturesque town of Kotagiri in the Nilgiris, Teanest Nightingale forms for a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore or Madurai.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityA view of Kotagiri town

With lovely views of the majestic Nilgiris and lush green tea gardens, the homestay is at a distance of 33km from Ooty.  A 120 year old heritage bungalow that has been beautifully restored and renovated, a stay at Teanest Nightingale is tranquility personified.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityAn aerial of Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityView from the bungalow

Colonial charm galore

Brick red walls, white facades and heritage furniture is aplenty at Teanest Nightingale.  Delightfully done up, the property exudes oodles of old world charm.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquility

Overlooking a large expansive lawn, the colonial bungalow houses four cozy rooms and central dining area.  White doors replete with plain glass panels, high cielings and fire place areas add to the warm vibes.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityDining area at Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityAntique chest at Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri

Antique furniture coupled with comfortable seating in the patio area make it an ideal place to unwind and relax.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityPatio area in Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquility

Rooms and Facilites

Aptly named after cheerful, chirpy birds  including scarlet minivet, hoopoe, emerald dove and magpie robin, the rooms are tastefully done up and rank high on aesthetics and functionality.  The scarlet minivet & hoopoe rooms are duplex and are ideal for families.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityA view of the rooms at Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityDuplex area in scarlet minivet & hoopoe

They also have a small seating area overlooking the pleasant outdoors. The rooms are replete with facilities like TV, mini bar and tea and coffee maker.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilitySeating area

The emerald dove and magpie robin rooms are smaller and suited for double occupancy.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityAnother shot of the rooms at Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri

Experiences

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri offers a serene ambience and is just what you need if you are looking for some quiet time to rejuvenate.  The mountain air is a panacea for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.  .

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityUnwind at the outdoors in Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquility

Enjoying a quiet meal in the outdoors, birdwatching or even just lounging in the verandah while reading a book or gazing at the mist clad mountains can be a great way to spend your time.  There are plenty of activites for children including indoor games like carrom, chess and outdoor equipment like badminton, cricket etc.

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityMist clad Nilgiris Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquilityBooks at the homestay

Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri: a tryst with nature and tranquility

For those interested in sightseeing, there is plenty to see and do in Kotagiri.  Kotagiri is home to the David Sullivan memorial, dedicated to the David Sullivan who is credited with the establishment of the British settlement at Ooty.  He was instrumental in introducing horticulture at the Nilgiris and was largely responsible for the economic development of the district.  Apart from the memorial, Kodanad view point and Catherine falls are some points of interest in the town.  Head over to Ooty and Coonor if you have more time.

The nearest Railway station and aiport is located at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.  For more details on Teanest Nightingale, Kotagiri click here.

This post was made possible by Nature Resorts, opinions, as always are my own.


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