A three-and-a-half-hour drive from Bengaluru, the hill station of Sakleshpur is a tranquil town redolent with the fragrances of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca that waft through the air from the numerous plantations found here. Inevitably, in places such as Sakleshpur, romance seems to be in the air. It is a trope that has been shown on the silver screen several times over the years – in picturesque, misty hill stations, the protagonist will compulsively and successfully woo their love interest, leading to marriage and a life spent happily ever after in each other’s company.
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What better way can there be to immerse oneself in the beauty of Sakleshpur and take in its many essences than by spending your time in a luxurious resort in the middle of a 100- acre coffee plantation?
A perfect blend of nature, luxury, comfort and elegance, Rosetta by Ferns in Sakleshpur is a wonderful option for those looking to host special occasions, be it an elaborate marriage ceremony, a get-together or a micro-event. The cool breeze from the Western Ghats sweeps through 126 large rooms, suites and villas available for accommodation purposes, making for the most comfortable stay. For a large destination wedding or a memorable honeymoon one can choose from the convenient Robusta Room or a Cardamom Studio, the breezy Pepper Suite or the elaborate Teak Suite, a rustic Navilu Suite, or their opulent Rosetta Suite. All of them are of varying dimensions and boast of different facilities and amenities, but what they have in common is the beaming sunlight that filters into each room, the exquisite panoramic views of the coffee plantation, and the waterbodies that they each offer – offerings that are sure to infuse enthusiastic, newly-wed couples with happiness and hope for a bright future.
But, that’s not all. Rosetta has several excellent locations ideal for organising a variety of events. There is the Grand Ballroom, a 5,057-square-feet-large area that is ideal for hosting large events and dream weddings. The hall can accommodate between 300 to 400 individuals. There is also an option of conveniently dividing the Grand Ballroom into three equal halves of around 1,700 square feet in area, which can each host around 70 to 120 people – these are known as the Royal Ballrooms.
An open-air, nuptial ceremony in the midst of a plantation can be a unique and the most blissful experience. Thankfully, Rosetta by Ferns has many venues perfect for organising ‘nature weddings’. Outdoor locations include the Rosetta Banquet Lawn, a 75,000 square-foot-large open, lush, green space that is also perfect for organising lively office banquets. The Jasmine Lawns (which can pack around 60 to 80 guests) are spread across 8,000 square feet, while the Tamarind Lawns (which can hold between 200 and 350 persons) take up 22,000 square feet. Even larger than the Tamarind Lawns is the sprawling Mango Orchard that occupies 45,000 square feet and can host between 200 and 450 people.
However, one of the most special and intimate locations in the resort is the Rosetta Chapel. This rustic chapel is witness to many weddings, as couples take the long walk down the aisle, surrounded by floral decorations, to exchange their vows for a long, fulfilling life.
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The highlight of the resort certainly has to be its culinary offerings which they pride in that comprises of three restaurants and a poolside bar. The food on offer is sumptuous and fresh cuisine for every discerning palette serving global as well as the choicest of local cuisines. Teatro – The Estate Kitchen offers culinary delights from all around the world, be it French, Mediterranean or Pan-Asian dishes. Merchants of Spice offers hyperlocal and regional cuisines from all over the Indian subcontinent. For those who prefer a strictly vegan and/ or vegetarian diet, Amish – The Botanical Kitchen is the restaurant to check out. Here, the chefs have made a vegan paradise by transforming seasonal, fresh produce into delicious dishes with the help of the best traditional techniques. A fourth option is Ouzo by Fire, an open-air pool bar and restaurant that provides picturesque views of the resort. It is perfect for all-day lounging or a casual rendezvous while sipping on a refreshing drink or feasting on freshly grilled barbecues.
The experienced culinary brigade of chefs will ensure you and your needs are at the epicentre and curate a menu around the choice and preferences of the client. Be it the all-vegetarian kitchen which is a forward-thinking ethos of the brand with their culinary team dishing out adventurous plant-based interpretations of familiar dishes that is designed to surprise and delight the guests. They also have an in-house halwai and expert confectioners to hold the helm of sweetness and redefined desserts you cannot afford to miss out on. This will certainly leave the crowd overwhelmed and asking for more!
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As a hill station, Sakleshpur is well known for the Manjarabad Fort, a star-shaped fort on a hillock close to the road leading to Mangaluru. It is also reputed for the floral and faunal diversity found here – after all, it is part of the Bisle Reserve Forest, one of the 18 biodiversity hotspots in the world. In many ways, the Rosetta Resort is an integral part of Sakleshpur, and fits seamlessly into the town’s ambience. In a microcosm, Rosetta represents the best of what Sakleshpur has to offer, by way of natural treasures.
For more information, head over to https://www.rosettabyferns.com/.