The Company & the brand
Orange County Resorts and Hotels Ltd., is a public limited Company incorporated under the Company’s Act 1956, based in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It currently has three operational resorts at Coorg, Kabini and Hampi in Karnataka, India. In 2017, as the company prepares to expand the locational footprint of its resorts to other parts of India, Africa and Asia, it felt the need for a universal brand name that would reflect its ‘Spirit of the land’ philosophy across different local experiences around the world. In response to this need, the brand name for its resorts was changed from ‘Orange County Resorts’ to ‘Evolve Back Resorts’.
The company is driven by ethics and values as much as its innovative vision, which is encapsulated in our tag line ‘Spirit of the land’. The Evolve Back Experience aims at delivering superlative amenities and services, while our guests are immersed in local experiences that are true to the land. From the native and eco-friendly architecture to the locally inspired activities, to interaction with the ethnic communities, the entire Evolve Back Experience is inspired by the local and designed to enrich your life.
Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate, Coorg
In 1994, Orange County Resorts and Hotels Ltd. opened its first resort at Coorg based on the theme of Coffee, Spice & Plantation Life under the brand name ‘Orange County, Coorg’. The resort is situated amidst three hundred acres of coffee and spice plantations, flanked on one side by the Dubare Reserve Forest and on the other, by the river Cauvery. With its Heritage Pool Villas inspired by the Kodava Ainemanes or ancestral houses and its Plantation-themed Lily Pool Villas, the resort is designed to reflect the true spirit of Coorg. With every Villa featuring a Private Pool, this beautiful working plantation resort has married the finest guest facilities with outstanding service standards to offer its guests an idyllic retreat, inspired by the bygone, more relaxed era of gentleman planters. In a land where time stands still, the resort has kept moving, and today, the resort rechristened as Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate, Coorg, has come to be known as one of the finest in India.
Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd. opened its second resort at Kabini in 2007. Inspired by the local Kadukuruba Hadi – the local tribal villages, this resort was designed to transplant our discerning guests into a tribal milieu from which to enjoy the spectacle of Asia’s largest biosphere. With location and luxury coming together in such a happy union, what is today known as Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini, is arguably India’s finest wildlife resort and affords our guests a chance to experience wildlife the tribal way.
Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi the third and latest offering from Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd, opened its doors to our distinguished guests in 2016. Situated just 4 km from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi, the resort is influenced by the architectural styles of the 14th century Vijayanagara Empire. Fashioned to transport one back in time to the glorious days of what was once described as ‘The best provided city in the world’, Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi is a fine example of the fusion of the modern luxuries with traditional architecture. With stunning rugged forests and boulders forming its backdrop, Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, Hampi mirrors the famed palaces of a bygone but glorious era.
Orange County Resorts and Hotels Ltd. is committed to the concept of ‘Responsible Tourism’ and through Evolve Back Resorts it seeks to enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the host community, apart from incentivising the retention and regeneration of their unique culture. The brand ‘Evolve Back’ is committed to employing the best in environmental and ecological practices in technology, equipment and operational processes.