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How about you spend next weekend dining on a tree top with a bird’s eye view of lush green to the sound of gurgling streams. 

Look down and wave at us; we‘re at Kurumba Village Resort, a rustic-luxe hotel in Conoor that offers everything that Mumbai does not, most specifically, peace.

Named after the Kurumbas, a forgotten tribe, the resort is a tribute to the ancient clan that co-existed with nature in this hot spot of bio-diversity. This translates to a resort built entirely of natural materials in a 10 acre former spice plantation, without cutting a single tree. Stay in a tribal style cottage or suite, surrounded by jacaranda, rosewood and backwood trees, while you get high on the aromas of nutmeg, pepper and cloves. 

When you’re done being a tree hugger, head to their Ayurshala spa with a view where you can meditate or sign up to balance your chakras.  And definitely, definitely sign up for Kurumba’s 7 course traditional meal served on a banana leaf; they have a seriously souped up orange pepper rasam that you shouldn’t go home without. 

Vanakkam indeed!

Getting there: To take a digital tour of the property and to book. visit or call 7710029815/8088855855. 

*This post is sponsored by Nature Resorts*

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