We started our journey on 20th May, 2016 (Friday). We all were ready on time but our vehicle came late so we started almost an hour late than scheduled. We took Mysore road and stop after half an hour for breakfast. Finally, almost in the afternoon we reached near Madikeri and decided to finish our lunch instead of going to our cottage. Madikeri and Kushalnagar are two important places in the Coorg district where you will get most of the home-stays. After finishing our lunch we started our sight seeing and first visited Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery).
Our next point was Nishargadhama Forest. We had members of all ages starting from preschoolers to senior citizens.Though we started early in the morning but till evening we were energetic. We had to walk over a hanging bridge and walk through the forest almost one km. Nishargadhama has a beautiful deer park, elephant ride and some pretty rabbits. Kids were very excited for the elephant ride..
It was evening so we decided to check in to our pre-booked home-stay. It was little bit inside but the view was breath-taking. It was on hill top surrounded with coffee estate and spice garden. I would like to give a special thank you to our tour manager (My Husband :P) who has booked this lovely home stay. The temperature was bit low in the month of May and so to warm up ourselves ordered some coffee and pakoras.. Rooms were pretty big and they have a lovely adjacent dinning.
Next day morning we finished our complementary breakfast and started towards Talakaveri , which is the origin of river kaveri. It took almost one and half hour and on the way our daughter had vomiting sensation. We managed somehow and reached to the venue. The view from the top was really awesome. Here the cloud comes down to kiss you which is an amazing experience. It was a sunny day and suddenly it rained ~ this is the specialty of this place.
Left talakaveri and had our lunch on the way and directly gone to another famous sight seeing, Raja Seat. Toy-train ride was fun-filled followed by a quality time with family in a cloudy weather and witnessing the nature’s beauty sitting in the gallery on mountain’s lap. Soon it was evening and we headed back to our resort.
Sunday was our last day of trip, so bit upset thinking that we have to return and get busy in our daily lives. We vacated our rooms after finishing the breakfast. We started at 10 o’clock and planned to visit Dubare elephant camp and later Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens.
We went to Dubare elephant camp but did not cross the river as it was over crowded. Few years back when we visited coorg during rainy season had been to the camp which was very nice. We left the place early as we have to cover places in Mysore and reach Bangalore.
Evening we reached Mysore palace and we could feel the temperature. It was tremendous hot and the place was crowded too. When we left palace and moving towards Brindavan garden we realized the rush in Mysore and that’s why queue of vehicles throughout the road till Brindavan Gardens. Automatically we were late and managed to push the rush and enter to the Brindavan Gardens. Somehow we were tired souls by that time and eager to return Bangalore. Though we watched the fountain show but could not click pictures. Finally, we finished our dinner on the way and reached home safely.
When to visit Coorg: October to May is the best season to visit Coorg. However, if you plan to go in the rainy season you can experience a different scenic beauty.
How to go: You can book convenient vehicle according to the strength of your group. Otherwise you can book volvo buses from KSRTC or any other transport companies.
Where to stay: Coorg has the concept of home-stays instead of hotels. If you are going in season you should pre-book the home stays in well advance. We faced difficulties due to sudden plan and finally got one.
Things to Pack: Umbrellas, Raincoats, some warm clothes especially for kids due to sudden weather change. Take some dry foods in hand and medicines especially ORS and medicine to avoid vomiting sensations.