India’s best kept secret! Scotland of India! There are many more captions that all these travles website coin for the district of Coorg. Situated in the western ghats, Coorg or Kodagu means dense forest on steep hills.
We started at around 12.00 am in the morning and reached Kushalnagar at around 3.45 am. We were stranded in a deserted bus stop and it was damn cold out there. Luckily the home stay that I had booked was very close to the bus stand and the owner of the property came to pick us up.
After a good early mornig sleep, we headed out for our day 1 trip which was more of local sight seeing in and around Kushalnagar.
Our first stop was Dubare. The Karnataka Forest Department has about 150 Elephants in various camps and Dubare has been historically an important camp.The Elephants for the famous Mysore Dassehra are trained at Dubare elephant camp. Apart providing from Elephant rides, still water rafting and camping at night are also offered for tourists. We spent a good 3 hours at Dubare and then headed towards Nisargadama which is a local deer park.
After lazing around the deer park we headed towards Namdroling, a buddist monastry. It is a must visit for all tourists who head towards coorg. Rarely do you get to see a monastry of this magnitude, in terms of size, and architecture.
We ended Day 1 with a late lunch at Namdorling and headed back home.
Day 2 was more of a spiritual tour and both Kala and I weren’t happy with the places we had visited because, of the crowd. Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Madikeri and Abbi falls. These were the places we had visited.
We returned back to bangalore at around 4.00 am the next day and as soon as we reached home, we hit the sack.
On the whole it was a great day 1 trip and not so happening day 2 trip for me.
During this journey, we faced some hiccups in the form of food and places to eat. But we if you are a traveller you need to overcome all of that.