Tips and deals of the week: Madikeri Coorg, Traveller's Health and Clé Privée


The Hotel

Taj opens its newest Vivanta resort in Kerala tomorrow. Madikeri Coorg, in the Western Ghats, is close to nature walks, an elephant sanctuary and monastery.

The Book

The latest edition of Dr Richard Dawood's splendid Traveller's Health (£16.99) appears on 25 Oct. Topics span insect-borne diseases, vaccinations and jet-lag.

The gift

Clé Privée is a new gift concept. Buy an engraved key (from £50) and use the code to unlock travel privileges: hotel rooms with added services, special rates, upgrades.