Discovery the very heart of Coorg: a land of coffee, spice and plantations

Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate

Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate

Coorg Valley
, Karnataka
, India

Our Villas are the last word in luxurious seclusion. The Plantation-style Lily Pool Villas and the Kodava-style Heritage Pool Villas are spread out in delightful clusters around this working coffee and spice plantation.

Our Rating: Luxury
Property Type: Villa


Coorg is located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats in Karnataka. With year-round pleasant weather, lush coffee estates and thick forests, it is one of the most sought-after hill destinations in India.

Coorg was a part of the successive Hindu dynasties that ruled over the south since ancient times. After the fall of the Vijayanagara Empire, the region came under the control of Veeraraja, who became the first of the Haleri Rajas who ruled for 221 years till the British took control of Coorg in 1834. After Indian Independence, Coorg was merged with the State of Karnataka.

Coffee cultivation was begun here by John Fowler in 1854, and very soon became popular. Apart from Coffee, the traditional crops were oranges, paddy and spices like black pepper, cardamom and tamarind.


The resort offers a variety of stylish yet traditional villas, reflective of Kodava architecture at its luxurious best. Made using red hand-cut laterite blocks, earthy hues and dark woods come together to create the perfect ambience. Some are a throwback to the traditional homes found on plantations with their white-washed mud walls, high ceilings and thatched roofs, the last word in old-world charm and elegance.

Vintage four-poster beds with lace drapes invite you in for a romantic and relaxing sanctuary to retire to.


There are several dining options, with cuisines and ambiances that will create perfect holiday memories.

Why we love this place

Ensconced in the cocooned comforts of a lush 300-acre plantation paradise and perfumed with the subtly intoxicating aroma of coffee and spice, the resort epitomizes the very best of Coorg.

Our Recommendation

Don’t miss the guided walking tour of the 300-acre working spice and coffee plantation to discover the secrets behind that perfect cup of coffee.

Can’t find a suitable itinerary that features a destination, experience or accommodation you fancy? All our group tours and holiday ideas can be personalised, or we can create a tailor made itinerary for you.

Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)