Orange County Resorts and Hotels Ltd., a public limited Company incorporated under the Company’s Act 1956, opened its first resort at Coorg in 1994.
Built on the theme of Coffee, Spice & Plantation Life to reflect the true spirit of Coorg, the resort’s target was the discerning up market traveler. The resort is situated amidst three hundred acres of coffee and spice plantations, flanked on one side by the Dubare Reserve Forest and the river Cauvery on the other.
From its inception, this beautifully themed working plantation resort has married the finest guest facilities with outstanding service standards to offer its guests an idyllic retreat into a bygone, more relaxed era of gentleman planters.
In the year 2000, the resort added a state-of-the-art Vaidyasala, a serene Ayurvedic Spa, and also built exclusive ‘Private Pool Villas’, all inspired by the ethnic Kodava architecture.
In a land where time stands still, the resort has kept moving, and today, Orange County Resort, Coorg, has come to be known as one of the finest in India.
Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd. opened its second resort at Kabini in 2007.
Inspired by the local Kadukuruba Hadis, the architecture of this themed resort was crafted to transplant our discerning guests into a tribal milieu from which to enjoy the spectacle of Asia’s largest biosphere. With location and luxury coming together in such a happy union, Orange County, Kabini, is arguably India’s finest wildlife resort and affords our guests a chance to experience wildlife the tribal way.
Orange County Resorts and Hotels Ltd. is committed to the concept of ‘Responsible Tourism’ through which it seeks to enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the host community, apart from incentivizing the retention and regeneration of their unique culture. The brand ‘Orange County’ is committed to employing the best in environmental and ecological practices in technology, equipment and operational processes.
Where have all the Oranges gone?
The famous loose-jacketed mandarin orange was as much a part of the warp and weft of Coorg as the coffee with which it was interplanted.
They say the taste of the Coorg Orange lingers long after it is consumed.
For the planters and citizens of Coorg, this is a bittersweet truth, as pests and disease have all but obliterated citrus cultivation and memories are all that remain.
The Orange County name was chosen by the Ramapuram family for their first resort at Coorg, in memory of the captivating fragrance and flavour of this wonderful fruit which was, not long ago, part of the spirit of the land.