Journey of my Life

17 Jul 09 Wonderful Trip to Coorg

Last week, I went to Coorg Tour with my Juno friends and had great time over there. I will briefly blog about the places we visited as part of this tour.

We were eleven friends and we booked a 13 seater Tempo for our complete tour i.e. Bangalore – Coorg – Bangalore. We reached Bangalore on 4th July morning and we immediately started to Coorg. It was around 2 PM when we reached Madikeri. We stayed at Aahan Homestay which is around one km after Club Mahindra. Its located in beautiful place and we booked Groupstay in it which costed us Rs. 300 per head per day.

Aahan Homestay

Aahan Homestay

It started raining when we reached there and we knew that it would not stop. So, we went to visit Abbey Falls in rain. We all were surprised as we did not expect the water falls to be that big and everyone enjoyed. Our next place was Raja’s Seat. Its a view point famous for sunset. But in those thick clouds, we could hardly see Sun. We returned back to cottage after that.

My birthday was on 5th July, so they planned to celebrate it on 4th night. They could not find a Cake there and could only manage to get Chocolate Pastries. After Pastry cut at 12 AM, everyone got ready to give me birthday bumps. But I sweetly rejected their offer ;) . They tried to convince me for some time, but then returned to their rooms with disappointment. Sorry buddies and thanks for celebrating my birthday :)

Second day, 5th July, we went first to Namdroling’s Golden Temple. Its Lord Buddha’s temple with lots of Tibetan monks. After spending some time there, we then headed to Nisargadhama. Its island like place surrounded all sides by river kaveri and is full of trees and few animals. After some time, we noticed that rain almost stopped, so we immediately headed to our next destination River Rafting. It was first time for everyone of us, so we enjoyed it very much. But it costed us Rs. 600 per head. We became all wet in river water so went back to our cottage and changed dress and then headed to TalaCauvery.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

TalaCauvery is 40kms from Madikeri and is a temple on a hill which is considered as starting point for river Cauvery. We reached there at around 5′O clock in the evening and it was still drizzling. Once we got down the Tempo, we could not believe our eyes. We were literally in clouds. Its wonderful sight to see. The place was full of clouds and its just looking like heaven. We spent more than an hour there and none of us wanted to go back. But traveling on Ghat road during nights is not safe, so we started from there at around 6:30 PM.

Since we covered most of the places in Coorg, next day 6th July, we went to Mysore. We just visited Mysore Palace there and then started to Bangalore as we have to train to catch in the evening.

Overall, it was a great experience and everyone of us enjoyed a lot. I filtered and categorized the photos taken by four of us and uploaded them to picasaweb with original resolution. Check them at below links.

| Abbey Falls |Raja’s Seat | Nisargadhama |
| Namdroling’s Golden Temple | River Rafting | Talacauvery | Mysore Palace |
| Birthday Celebrations | Aahan Homestay | Food | On The Way |

We also tried to capture few videos. I uploaded them to YouTube. Check them at below links.

| Abbey Falls 1 | Abbey Falls 2 | Talacauvery |

Thanks for Reading ;)

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