The Potter’s Delight and the Sunrise at Vivanta by Taj, Coorg

mint green vintage jacket

Day before yesterday was the last day of our stay at Vivanta by Taj, Coorg so we decided to utilize every bit of time there. The morning started with a regular lovely breakfast that happens alfresco high up on the property. You get to see a gorgeous view, eat a fantastic healthy brekky and breathe in the fresh air. It’s divine.

Later we attended a fantastic pottery class with our mentor Anubha. She is an amazing potter. She creates magic with clay and makes you fall in love with pottery. The whole session wasย therapeutic because you suddenly forget everything about the world and focus only on making your clay work for you.

The same evening we were fortunate enough to enjoy the fabulous rain in the rain forest. Our trip would have been incomplete without enjoying the rain. I also spent some time with the GM, Mr Krishna Kant, who explained me about various thing in the property. The wood used in the lobby is 90 year old recycled wood. The lamps in the room are inspired by the fishing nets used by Coorgi people. and so on…

Weย finishedย off our day by dining at their Coorgi restaurant, Nellaki. We ordered Akki Otis and some mango curry dish, which was suggested by their butler Deepak. Outstandingย preparations.

So I guess I’d go my Chokidhani way and give you my must do list when you stay at Vivanta by Taj, Coorg, Madhikeri

  • Dine at Nellaki and Pool Side Grill. Take suggestions from the butlers. They know their menu like the back of their hand.
  • Never miss a breakfast. It comes with a view. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Pottery class
  • Sunset, sunrise and tea at the open air lobby.
  • Forest walk. Take a smaller walk if you are not too much into fitness. Carry your trainers with you.
  • Stay in the Pool Villa, if you can.
  • The authentic Coorgi Spa at Jiva Spa. I couldn’t do it because I fell and they couldn’t put oil on myย scratchedย legs. ๐Ÿ˜

Overall, it was a fantastic trip for both Sanjeev and me. We had our ups and downs but the amazing hospitality at Taj covered up for everything. I wouldย definitelyย go back there again. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

blue metallic purse

indian fashion mint






zara white heels

coorg sunrise
Flight of freedom
coorg sunrise
early morning sunrise


the leisure area! I can sit and read here for hours.


brekky area
a masterpiece by Anubha
pottery class
pottery vivanta by taj
the clay taking shape
geee!! so happy with my tiny creation : P
I see you! : )
That’s a serious stuff : P
the mighty clouds!
vivanta by taj madhekeri travel
misty mountains after the rain
clear sky after the shower
coming back to life!
the gorgeous eco friendly lobby

Shoes : Zara
Dress, bag : Forever 21 (Dubai)
Coat : vintage

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39 Responses to The Potter’s Delight and the Sunrise at Vivanta by Taj, Coorg

  1. Esha says:

    Hey Rati,

    I loved the pictures. You are so pretty and to the point of looking so innocent in each of them. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are looking like a cherub where you are gleefully making the clay pot.. :angel: i just love the coat and the shoes. I really wish you posted a picture minus the coat, I wanted to see the pencil dress in all its glory.. ๐Ÿ˜€ Good to know that you had fun.. You’ve literally sold coorg to me.. I’m so planning to go there next.. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Rati says:

      thank you so much esha. :)) umm will try to use this dress some other time. It’s just a slim white dress with black pipings. :)) All the best and you MUST definitely go there. You would love every bit of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Bhumika says:

    Such amazing clicks..I am in lovee.. <3

  3. Ritu R says:

    your pics so make me want to go there Rati!
    awesome pics… and that ‘I see you’ piccy is so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. pinky says:

    rati the pic wid u r creation and u r heartfulll smile i am dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!lookin so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee and i would steal those shoes u look fab babe

  5. neha says:

    omg luv the pic where both of u are the wheel, smiling, very very cute
    and ur skin is glowing in that yellow top pic at the pottery :))

  6. Rashmi says:

    The leisure area looks so traditional…..amazing photos of nature’s beauty….Coorg seems to be a piece of heaven fallen on earth….loving the dress && bag ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Payal says:

    Heyyy Rati…..the pictures uve posted just transport you into another world…. thanks for sharing; it brightened up my mood instantly! a great start to the weekend! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your skin is glowing in the “Happy” snap… you look really carefree and adorable in that pic:)

  8. Desimom says:

    OMG !! Just loved these pictures !!!! Coorg at its best !!
    and you are looking pretty as usual ๐Ÿ™‚ loved the coat !!
    I’m missing Coorg so much now ๐Ÿ™
    Did you buy coffee & spices ? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Next time you go there, do check out some of the amazing waterfalls around Madikeri..

    • Rati says:

      thanks DM. ๐Ÿ™‚ now didnt have enough time to pick up coffee and spices. although i totally wanted to buy the coffee. ๐Ÿ™

      wanted to check abbey falls but this place was too mesmerizing. dint feel the need to go anywhere ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. Sabrina (Sandra) says:

    Hi Rati, the pics are superb, the place looks sooooo relaxing and therapeutic, I really wish I could go there some day, and you are glowing.

  10. jomol says:

    Sanjeevji….super awesome clicks…..mighty proud of you and you both look so happy with the little pots you made ๐Ÿ˜› The misty morning and the leisure area pics…..delightful ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. aru says:

    One word “GORGEOUS”..the location, yourself..everything and Sanjeev looks mightly tickled by the whole experience. But really!!! what a beautiful place. and you have toned legs or what!!! super pretty Rati..honest..

  12. Dita says:

    Beautiful pics!

  13. Tara says:

    Loved the piccies…. u look happy and relaxed. Hope ur leg if fine now….I so wanna go to a vacation like this…right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. sahiba says:

    super awesome pics.. and you both are too cute… ๐Ÿ™‚ **hugsiiieee**

  15. Ramya says:

    U look amazing Rati! ๐Ÿ™‚ And so fit, ur legs are seriously toned!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I loveeeed seeing the pics, they r just so beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    All the coorg pics are making me SO nostalgic now… ๐Ÿ™‚ I have stayed at homestays and forest cottages but my best trip so far was a trekking trip to the highest peak of coorg where we camped out n lived in tents! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gotta visit again FAST ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was rambling again, I notice now ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Rati says:

      thank you ramya. trekking was one of my fav part as well. But i am sure staying in the tents would have been one of its kind experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am so glad i could explore coorg. it was the kind of experience that would stay with me for long and after that I guess I’d go back to re live it. ๐Ÿ˜›

      how is your foot now? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ramya says:

        Definitely a place to revisit na. I am so loving ur travel posts. I feel we are travelling along with u n it becomes a nice virtual experience for us as well, and the personal touch helps us connect with u ๐Ÿ™‚ Foot is normal again, thanks for asking Rati ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Val Anne Bee says:

    You are so gorgeous as always Rati. My fave pic here is when you are making a tiny pot. Your smile made me smile too. =) Beautiful place, beautiful you, elegant outfit. I love everything. =)

  17. arja says:

    I think this has become my favourite part of the whole imbb franchise. ๐Ÿ˜€ The idyllic locales , the travels , the pro-shots..ah..inspires one to live out their life..amazing – there`s a natural grace in every photograph.

  18. Melissa says:

    Coor is indeed beautiful..had been there mnths back we stayed at The Serai…a beautifulllllll place too…the pics are so cute Rati..and u thou as usual looking chic

  19. gurpreet says:

    beautiful pics Rati.. i have already planned to visit this place.. thanks so much for being there to guide us .you look outstanding in those pics

  20. shai says:

    Hi Rati, are the clothes linen? love the pastel blazer, but wish I could see the dress with the blazer open! The property is gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Vidhi v says:

    Wowww! Rati, you know I got lost looking at the pictures especially the leisure room! You cutest pictire was with the pot that you were making… :-D… Luv ya …

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