Cardamom, Chocolates, Coffee & Coorg!
Imagine to wake up by warm sunrise surrounded by lush greenery at your feet and sweet savoring coffee aroma giving you refreshing feels.
Yes! You are in exotic hill station right here,Coorg.
Kodagu Valley popularly known as Coorg is such a paradise;surrounded with greenery nestled in majestic mountains.
Mainly referred as Scotland of India, with it’s scenic beauty and nature’s trails will amaze you at it’s best.
Omkareshwar Temple :
Located in the heart of the city,it is built by Linga Rajendra II in 1820,in the Mumammadan architecture style; that is with a central dome surrounded by four cornered turrets. Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva followed with mythical story of Shivalinga. Its has got beauty and serenity just like temples in South India.
Abbey Falls :
This place is quite mesmerizing like Alice in Wonderland, keep walking through green trails that ends on a hanging bridge which offers breathtaking beauty of waterfalls. These falls can be reached by a narrow road from Madikeri. Here vehicles can reach the entrance from where a downhill walk of paved steps brings us to the waterfalls. Popular to known as place where many Bollywood films have been shot.
Raja’s Seat :
Raja Seat, a favorite spot with the Kings of Kodagu,who used to spend most of their evenings in gardens here; watching the color-sky changing sun set. Heavens to the feel of cool breezes brushing against your cold cheeks while we enjoy the spectacular sunset with perplexing panoramic views among the hills.
Bylakuppe Golden Temple :
Namdroling monastery at Madikeri, is built on the land donated to the Tibetan refugees by Indian Government. Glimpse of Tibet,here in South India, welcomes you with smiling monks, dazzling golden statues of Buddha and alluring paintings. This place offers a peace of mind that sways our soul to the tranquility.
Spicy Coorgi Pork Curry or Pandhi Curry: Cooked in Coorg’s special spices usually served with rice roti and Kadumbuttu.
Bamboo Shoot Curry in Coorg : Cooked in mustard, red chillies and ground coconut;the dish is mostly served with rice.
Kadumbuttu : Steaming rice dumplings,served usually with spicy Pandhi Curry or Chicken curry.
Kaveri Nisargadhamam : Flora & Fauna..
Kaveri Nisargadhama near Kushalnagar, is a large forestry area on the banks of river Kaveri and has been developed into a touristy place by forest department. You can take a walk by the river, wet yourself in the water, see some wildlife in enclosed area or take an elephant ride here.
Mt. Tadiyendamol,Brahmagiri & Pushpagiri : Mountain calling..
The wild western ghats with majestic mountains makes Coorg the best destination for adventures. Trekking & hiking on is a must-do for those who love an adrenaline rush.
Dubare Elephant Camp : Get fun! Get wild!!
After crossing Kaveri river by boat, here’s the trail to gigantic yet gentle creatures. Entertaining elephant camp over here offers bathing-grooming-feeding sessions followed by amusing elephant ride.
Coffee Plantation : Rise & Grind!
Coorg is synonymous to Indian coffee – Sandeep Chetan. Trip to coffee plantations is much about learning the history of coffee,a science of plantation and an art of brewing with an expertise is definitely enriching experience. Sip of freshly brewed coffee encircled in unspoiled green trails, is such a lush life. Many plantation owners offers home-stays, so you wont miss local as well exotic lifestyle of Coorg.
Shopper’s stop : Treat yourself!
Madikeri is such a shoppers’s delight! You’ll get best of authentic range of spices like Cardamom, Cumin, Malabar Tamarind (Kachampuli), Pepper,Bird’s Eye Chilli –Dhani packed in assorted gift bags.
For the love of saree, treat yourself with variety of fancy traditional silk sarees.
Coorg trip will be incomplete without chocolates. Local markets at Madikeri serves variety of homemade chocolates.
WHEN: A must have Winter wishlist. Usually Coorg is cool through out year,even summer trips will do.
WHERE: Coorg makes life with what it gives. Hill-station & home-stays! You’ll find range of pocket-friendly home-stays also an exotic resorts for the rejuvenating feels.