Once you get to the estate, Malavika and Sudhir and their dog Goofy (and their two girls if they are on vacation from boarding school) promise an experience that is memorable.

Choose to sit for hours by the babbling brook, as the sun plays through the ancient bamboos and laughs with the ripples.

Or ramble through the estate, while Sudhir shows you how coffee is grown. Pick one of the famed Coorg oranges off a tree. And work up an appetite for lunch.

If you’re more actively inclined, your hosts will organize white water rafting, sightseeing and mountain trekking for you. If all you want is a lazy holiday, the toughest decision will be whether to recline on the hammock or simply stay in bed.