Teanest by Nature Resorts is a collection of boutique hotels nestled in the tea estates of the Nilgiris, India. The resorts are built in traditional colonial-style bungalows and offer stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
Located on the edge of a 1,800-acre tea estate, Teanest, in Coonoor, offers a throwback to the colonial tea planter’s lifestyle and also scores with its concerted green initiatives. The main villa has been painstakingly restored and retains its original understated elegance. Each of the 10 tea-themed rooms follows a similar design template with period furniture and a working fireplace. Most experiences here revolve around tea and include the option of horseriding on a trail through a nearby estate.
The menus are the highlight with tea pairings for each course as well as dishes featuring tea as a flavoring agent—think seer fish with organic pickled tea leaves or a tea-braised spaghetti aglio-e-olio.