International Writers Magazine: India Travel
Marianne de Nazereth
the real feel of the jungle.
Deep Woods is a wonderful resort which is at an altitude of 3000
ft. and is located in the Mudumalai jungles of the Nilgiris near
Ooty. The five-acre property has a virgin forest and a mountain
stream running through it. Both the stream and the forest attract
a large number of birds and wildlife to the site because it is
their natural habitat.
Casa Deep Woods
is a wonderful resort which is at an altitude of 3000 ft. and is located
in the Mudumalai jungles of the Nilgiris near Ooty. The five-acre property
has a virgin forest and a mountain stream running through it. Both the
stream and the forest attract a large number of birds and wildlife to
the site because it is their natural habitat.
"Since the concept was to give the customers, a back-to-nature
vacation and a real feel of the jungle, the design of the resort had
to adapt itself to the jungle. Therefore, we avoided cutting of trees
and located the cottages close to the stream, to make it possible for
customers to enjoy wildlife. For the interiors comfort was uppermost
in our minds in the living spaces," says Dev Reddy the owner of
the resort who is also an architect by profession.
The cottages are very elegant even though no particular style of architecture
has been followed. Whats exciting are the open-air bathrooms which,
while being utterly private, lets you, bathe under a blue sky or the
stars at night, adding a touch of romance to your stay. Simply furnished,
the high ceiling keeps the interior spaces airy and cool. Clay floor
tiles and Mangalore roof tiles define the living spaces in the cottages.
Earthy colours for the furnishing too gives the final ethnic feel to
the place. The combination of carved granite columns, marble, and stone
floors, angled walls, carved rose wood columns in the porch gives a
traditional yet modern look.
A perfect place for the family to chill, the resort features extensive
indoor and out door games. recreation activities which include Jeep
safaris, night jeep trails, Hiking, Trekking, kayaking, bird watching,
a visit to a tribal village, golfing, fishingamong other out door activities.
Ooty is just 26KMS away (about 45 minutes) from the resort so a day
trip there is not too difficult.
The resort is geared towards the jungle experience. Activities like
the 5 hour Sholur Trail (an altitude gaining trek) or the Anekatti Explorer
Trek a canyon trail require some physical conditioning, but smaller
treks can be organized on request with experienced guide. What nice
is Dev has planned the cottages around the gurgling stream. The resort
also features a barbecue deck along the stream. Sit around enjoying
a barbeque and if you are lucky Dev might tell you some interesting
tales about how tuskers in must have come into the property
but have not harmed anyone as no one harms them!
The kitchen is totally handled by his wife Nageena and so be prepared
for some great home bred hearty cuisine. Nageena has years of hotel
experience and so the entire resort is run on professional lines which
is surprising when one thinks of the place which is almost cut off from
The resort is located 250KMS from Bangalore; 100KMS from Mysore (nearest
Railhead) and Coimbatore (nearest airport) is just 120 KMS away
For quick info at http://www.casadeepwoods.com/quickinfo/casadeepwoods.htm
17/14, Casa Capitol, Ashok Nagar, Wood Street, Bangalore - 25
Tel: 080 - 25570148/41128305/25301794
GSM: 99456 09649 / 98445 25151 / 94484 86194
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