A little-district with an exclusive old-world charm, Coorg, well known as the Scotland of India, is sure to give you the satisfaction of a perfect holiday. The evergreen scintillating hills got you covered up if you are a nature baby or a hopeless romantic or a thrill seeker or all. Let me share with you all the quintessential points you need to plan a promising trip to Coorg.
COORG- When, Where and How:
Best time to visit this place is from October-March. The weather can get a bit humid after March but still, it’s pleasant enough for the travelling expeditions. Reaching this place is easy. The nearest cities accessible by air, land and rail are Mysore, Mangalore and Bengaluru. Drive up a rental car or travel on the public buses from these places to Madikeri.
Planning a trip to Coorg requires the insights of what you seek for the holiday. If you want a laid-back touristy getaway, these places would do the justice. Visit Abbey Falls, Irrupu Falls, Dubbare Elephant Camp and Mandalpatti. Get a coffee – tea plantation tour at the dawn and witness the beautiful dusk at Raja Seat. Plan a picnic at Nisargadhama. If you have that adventure bug in you, you can plan your trip in the last quarter of the year for the most fun. Trekking, hiking, angling, white-water rafting, Coorg has got all. There are many private operators who provide camping and trekking packages.
While it comes to stay, again you can choose from the hotel rooms in Madikeri to home-stays in villages. Best is to plan the itinerary and then look for stays that fall in the route. Book at least 2 weeks in advance (Experienced a price hike of 50% in the last week while booking). While the home-stays are available all over the district, Kushalnagara hosts the best ones. Hotels are popular in Madikeri.
Whatever your holiday mindset be- touristy or adventurous, don’t forget to bring back with you tea and coffee sachets from the plantations in Coorg.