Evolve Back: Stories from Orange County Resorts

Children of the Kaveri

The Kodavas of Karnataka are a distinct tribe. They are the proud custodians of an ancient culture, renowned for their martial prowess, agricultural vision, sporting accomplishments and a passionate sense of community.

The hallmark of a resilient culture lies not in its aptitude to resist the winds of change, but in its ability to adapt and evolve to new heights. Just like a tree’s growth and maturation is defined by the depth and strength of its living roots, so also is the advancement and progress of a culture, determined by the significance of its ideals and values.

Like Madaiah, Kodavas have seamlessly bridged the glories of the past to today’s world of speed, innovation and imagination, while preserving the unique characteristics that make up the Kodava mind and way of life.

Evolve.Back. is our ongoing journey to bring to you captivating stories about our land and its people; a symbiosis that we explore and celebrate through expressive and uplifting video and photo essays every month. We believe this Responsible Tourism Initiative will cause you to see 'evolution' in a new light.

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  1. AMOL BAKSHI says:

    I regularly receive emails from Orange County Resorts. I find that it always shows awareness, great commitment and responsibility towards responsible Tourism.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sanjna Achayya says:

      Dear Amol,

      Greetings to you!

      Thank you for those kind words. We hope you continue to enjoy our initiatives

      Warm regards,

      Sanjna Achayya,
      Executive – Marketing,
      Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.

  2. Jagdish Kumar says:

    These updates from Orange County are an eye opener for the cultural diversity which exists in our country. Great initiative.

  3. Deepalakshmi says:

    I personally enjoy watching the evolve.back videos that Orange County Resorts send me. They are really informative and at the same time very artistically portrayed. Thank you.

    1. Sanjna Achayya says:

      Dear Deepalakshmi,

      Greetings from Orange County Resorts!

      Thank you for your wonderful words. We hope you continue to enjoy our initiatives.

      Warm regards,

      Sanjna Achayya,
      Executive – Marketing,
      Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.

  4. Sunil N Rajkotia says:

    great initiative

  5. Vimmy Achaiah Koothanda says:

    Very nice video.

  6. Vimmy Achaiah Koothanda says:

    Very nice.

  7. Mr & Mrs Raja says:

    What a great & informative video. Thanks

  8. Gokul Thimmaiah says:

    Well done Orange County. Looking forward to many more of these awareness programs.

  9. Jigar H Patel says:

    Really earthy and soulful contents.
    It resembles the nature life being experienced at Orange County-Kabini.
    I have been there for 4 days and its one of the most relaxed, self-soul meeting days.
    Particularly the cafe deck and sun facing pool.

    1. Sanjna Achayya says:

      Dear Jigar,

      Greetings from Orange County Resorts!

      We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful holiday experience with us at our Kabini property.

      Looking forward to welcome you back again!

      Sanjna Achayya,
      Executive – Marketing,
      Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.

  10. Chithra says:

    Oh!what a beautiful culture and presentation.enjoyed.

  11. shashi kumar says:

    Very nice

  12. Steve Jackson says:

    Since spending part of my holidays in 2012 I receive regular emails from Orange County Resorts which both myself and my wife really enjoy. We look forward to receiving many more

  13. ganga thimmaiah says:

    We consider ourselves the children of River Cauvery ..i really enjoy da evolve..thankyou so much for sharing .. Really proud to be a Kodava :)

  14. Dandapani says:

    A very beautifully made video, simple yet profound. Congratulations.
    I had postponed my trip to your place. Now i have made up my mind yo come there very soon.And meet our tall and handsome Kodava friend.
    Great.

    1. Sanjna Achayya says:

      Dear Dandapani,

      Greetings to you!

      That’s great news. We can’t wait to host you and give you a memorable holiday experience!

      Looking forward to welcome you!

      Sanjna Achayya,
      Executive – Marketing,
      Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.

  15. Raj says:

    Thank you so much for this great and very informative video.
    Much appreciated.
    Great that the organisation is acting so responsibly to preserve the locality and heritage. Well done.
    Best Wishes

  16. monica rathoo verma says:

    proud to b a kodava

  17. Dillon Thammaiah Karthanda says:

    Nice article ….

  18. sunita chinappa says:

    such grate culture! proud to be a kodavathi. it is in the hands of our younger genaration to maintain it for ever.

  19. Vivek Kadal says:

    Beautifully made video. Really shows what Kodavas are made of and what a beautiful place Coorg is in this world! Well done!

    1. Sanjna Achayya says:

      Dear Vivek,

      Greetings to you from Orange county Resorts!

      We couldn’t agree more. Coorg and its people are indeed beautiful. :)

      Sanjna Achayya,
      Executive – Marketing,
      Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.

  20. GIRIPRASAD. P.L. says:

    I AM A GERMAN TRANSLATOR CUM ESCORT. I HAVE VISITED MANY TIMES TO COORG. I APPRECIATE THE KODAVAS AND THEIR CULTURE HOSPITALITY. I BASICALLY LIKE THEM. SO GETTING TO KNOW ONE FAMILY LIKE YOURS GIVES ME IMMENCE PLEASURE. AND PROUD TO HAVE A KODAVATHI FRIEND. GIRIPRASAD FROM TRIVANDRUM

  21. Nirup says:

    We stayed at Orange county co org last year, and we have booked to stay at kabini this time. We would however like to visit coorg and enjoy mr. Madaiah’s hospitality. How do we go about doing that?

    1. Sanjna Achayya says:

      Dear Nirup,

      Greetings to you from Orange county Resorts!

      That’s great news! Our Sales Team will get in touch with you shortly :)

      Sanjna Achayya,
      Executive – Marketing,
      Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.

  22. Satarupa Roy says:

    I love your e-mail interactions with us. There is so much to learn about our nature, about our culture and most importantly about ourselves. It’s an inspiration to live beautifully, responsibly and in harmony with Nature. Thanks!

  23. terri lewis says:

    these clips are always REALLY well done! I love the music, traditional costume and history all explained with this particular clip. Well done always!