A photographic feast for those who could not make it to the Tamara Carnival this year. The carnival was organised by the Tamara Coorg at its resort in the middle of a coffee estate in Coorg, Karnataka.
The Tamara Coorg is all about staying in the verdant lap of nature, away from noise and pollution. Home to many unnamed waterfalls, it is part of the Kabbinakad coffee estate deep inside India’s prime coffee country, Coorg, in Karnataka.
The cottages are located on one side of the hilly path that winds through the coffee estate. All rooms face east and overlook the hills and valleys.
Tamara’s dining hall, better known as The Falls, overlooks the greenery on two ends. Rain-fed mountain streams flow through the greenery; hence the name The Falls.
The covered space in the middle of the dining hall doubles up as the venue for musical performances, especially during the annual Tamara Carnival.
A saxophone recital during lunch hour kept the diners mesmerised during the Tamara Carnival 2015.
India is famous for various forms of classical and folk dances. You can enjoy many of them at the annual Tamara Carnival. Here a group of Kuchipudi dancers enact a theatrical scene.
Oppana, a lesser-known dance form, is still prevalent in Kerala, among the Mappila (Kerala Muslims) community. The bride, decked in all her finery, sits in the middle while young girls circle her and sing.
Kolata, a folk dance of Karnataka, is often compared with Gujarat’s Dandiya dance as sticks are used in both the forms.
The assembled crowd was delighted to watch the Hojagiri dancers from distant Tripura perform their balancing acts, which is a key feature of this dance form.
Rock band Indian Ocean was the star attraction on New Year’s eve. The next Tamara Carnival may be almost a year away. But remember you have to start planning in advance if you want to be a part of this popular festival at the Tamara Coorg.