Coorg is know for its beautiful scenery and coffee plantation
Those travelers who love nature and the unspoiled charm of villages should get off the beaten track and visit Coorg, a wild and rugged region located in the state of Karnataka.
Endless mountain ranges, ridge after ridge of grassy and forest clad slopes raising to the sky, give Coorg its unique and irreplaceable character.Apart form the lure of the woods, mountains and wildlife, Coorg is home to an indigenous and strikingly different culture of interested, friendly and outgoing natives, the Coorgs(Kodavas).
The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues are the major attractions of Bailkoppa. The statues of Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are the notable ones. The walls of the temples and the institutions are decorated with colorful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The altar is decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks.
Considered as the birthplace of the river ‘Cauvery’, this major religious site is located at a distance of 44 km from Madikeri town. According to local beliefs, on the day of ‘Tula Sankaramana’; water of this spring gushes forth with an extra force. People from all over India visit Talacauvery, to take a holy dip in its water.
The homestays of Coorg are very popular because of their simplicity and warm hospitality extended for the guests. The room guests are not just going to enjoy typical cuisines of Malnad at a homestay but also will get introduced to the lifestyle and traditions of Kodagu.
Cost Per Person:
Day 1: Madikeri
We will start the trip from Mysore: Pick up from Mysore station/airport and drive to Madikeri
HEAD TOWARDS THE ABBY FALLS: Enjoy a peaceful time by the lovely Abby Falls. Listen to the sound of the sparkling water and rejuvenate your senses. Smell the scented unruffled breeze and take a walk through the lush green hills. Just opposite the fall, there’s a hanging bridge through which the Kali Mata Temple and black pepper trees can be seen. One can reach the falls either on foot or on a two wheeler.
EXPLORE THE PLANTATIONS: The landscape of Coorg is dense with plantations of coffee, pepper and cardamom. You can take a walk through the plantation or even stay at the estate and learn all about important local spices from the property owner. And don’t forget to enjoy a piping hot coffee made from beans harvested directly from the estate!. Savour its deep flavoured blend as you watch the mist drift across the plantation and the wooded hills of Coorg.
Day 2: Kushal Nagar:
Visit by Lakuppe: Tibetan Monastery (Golden Temple): While at Coorg, visit the biggest Tibetan settlement in South India. On the Mysore-Madikeri highway, situated 90 kms away from Mysore, is located the largest Tibetan refugee camp- Bylakuppe. It houses thousands of Tibetans in exile, who came and settled here over 45 years ago. Several monks pursue their monastic education in Bylakuppe’s monasteries. While at Bylakuppe, buy local handicrafts, eat fried momos and witness the multi-faceted Tibetan culture.
Dubare Elephant Training Camp: Befriend with elephant Visit the Dubare forest, surrounded by water bodies, the forest is situated on an island and is maintained by the forest department, who run the Elephant Training Camp. Lie with elephants in the river water, pat scrub and clean them while enjoying the cool and refreshing waters of the Cauvery River. Witness the elephants throw water on themselves through their trunks!
ANGLING IN RIVER CAUVERY :The mahseer in the waters of river Cauvery attracts a lot of professional anglers from across the globe to the fishing camps of Coorg. The angling season starts during mid-November till March the next year. Tourists can also enjoy river rafting on Cauvery during the monsoon season(August to October). The various fishing camps offer nature in its most charming and picturesque aspects. So soak in those stunning scenes around.
VISIT THE TIPU SULTAN’S FORT:History lovers and religious travellers can have a great time here. A visit to this place will take you back to the Tipu Sultan era. Unlike the palace in Srirangapatna closer to Mysore, here you are allowed to take pictures and explore both the floors of the palace, the lower one of which contains an exhibit of Tipu Sultan’s life.
Day 3: In the afternoon, you can head to Nagarhole National Park, a habitat for wildlife and is about 93 kms from Madikeri. This park is reputed as India’s first biospere-reserve. You can take part in a tour conducted by the forest department in the morning and evenings. Jungle safaris on elephant rides are also available and are recommended for sighting the wildlife. Next will be Irupu Falls just 25kms from nagarhole national park, the place is very scenic, and serene. This place is believed to possess the power to cleanse one’s sins and is visited by thousands of devotees
Tents or hotel rooms will be provided as per the needs of the group and location of the camping area/homestay in coffee plantation. Tents could be 2 men, 4 men or 6 men depending on the group size and their needs.
Indian, Continental and Chinese food will be provided on everyday basis as per the requests. Snacks and special food can also be prepared at a slightly extra cost.
All Air / Rail / Bus Travel.
Any Kind of Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered. Personal expenses like Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls, etc.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost Includes”.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
WHAT TO BRING
Water bottle with water
Towel & Toilet Paper & kit
Personal Photo Identity (compulsory)
Sunscreen lotion & Moisturising lotion
Heavy Woollen Clothing & socks
Wind Stopper (compulsory)
Carry personal clothing like long T-shirts or Shirts, Track-pants for daily wear (recommended)
Wear good rubber-soled shoes for daily use (recommended)
Dark polarised Sun glasses with retainers (recommended)
Personal Medication (if any)
Sun-hat & Sun Cap. Personal Torch / Headlamp.
Mosquito Repellent. Camera with sufficient batteries and film / memory cards (optional)
Chocolates and dry fruits as pocket snacks (optional)