Coorg .......The coffee county holidays

My disturbed mind seeked recluse from the humdrum of the city. A retreat to the coffee county was very much on the cards. I ofcourse got more than I expected. A silent hill station near Bangalore, Coorg is an enchanting location. The stillness it carries made my life ease out. Coorg is home to Coffee plantations. The high verdant hills serve a guard to this small land and peace rests here.Coorgiese people are as calm as the land. Coorg is a affluent land of people with coffee estates and farms.

Walking along the mist laden coffee plantations

The coorgiese welcome you for homestay which is luxurious in its own way. We prefered a homestay which was very basic one in Madikeri. Our landlady was was very down to earth and served as a good host. The rich, delicious finger smacking meals is a speciality of Coorg and I thoroughly enjoyed every morsel.The dinners were early as darkness sneaked in by late evening and so the fear of leopards. A leopard pug marks were visible near my homestay just a week before I stayed. The erriie of the night brought thousands of fireflies who displayed a wonderful performance of light.

Homestay at Madikeri , Coorg

With Nagarhole and Wynad Sanctuary so close , I was definately a part of the wilderness. The occasional rain showers and the clouds stooping low made this place look magical. A walk through the coffee plantations , sitting and idling hours doing some creative thinking was my agenda for the days I stayed here.

A spotted deer at Nagarhole Sanctuary

The bramhagiri forest range displays a beautiful frame with clouds stooping low and an evergreen forest.The bramhagiri forest range envelops the shola forest range which is a very rarely known forest type. The shola forest offers different bio-diversity and is a hot place for study & research for naturalist. The Irpu waterfalls which emerge from the Bramhagiris is a known picnic location amongst localites. Irpu waterfalls is also known as Lakshmana teertha falls.

Irpu Waterfall

The climate of Coorg is alluring. Coorg is nostalgic and one visit here will tempt you in revisiting this place.The Dubare elephant Camp , Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary and Wynad Sanctuary are some of the interestting places around Coorg.

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