SCOTLAND OF INDIA – COORG (Part 2)

Coorg is officially known as Kodagu, while, it is popularly called as ‘Scotland of India’. The city has its own charm with scenic waterfalls and viewpoints. The region is covered with green vegetation and forests. It is also famous for trekking and coffee plantation.

If you want to see beauty of nature or rejuvenate yourself, this is the place.

Itinerary 
Day 1 (Mysuru) – Mysore Zoo, Chamundi Hills, Mahishasura Statue, Nandi Bull Statue, St. Philemonia Church, Maharaja Palace
Day 2 (Mysuru – Coorg) – Brindavan Garden, Golden Temple (Tibetan Monastery), Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja Seat. 
Day 3 (Coorg) – Triveni Sangam, Sri Bhagendeshwara Temple, Talacauvery, Omkeshwara Temple 
Day 4 – (Srirangapatna – Bangalore) – Nisarghadama Forest Park, Balmuri Falls, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Ranganathaswamy Temple

We started early on our day 2 to Coorg. Our first stop was Brindavan Garden in Mysore. It is the most beautifully laid our terrace gardens in the world. It is extremely famous for its musical fountain show held at night. But it looks equally mesmerizing during the day. One can enjoy boat ride here and can also visit the dam created behind the garden.

After enjoying in the garden, we moved to our next destination in Coorg – Golden Temple or Tibetan Monastery. It is a very serene place, one feels very calm and blissful. One can spend hours sitting here. It had such beautiful paintings all over the place.
I simply loved this place. We almost spent an hour here but still we all wished to stay for some more time, but had to leave as we were feeling extremely hungry.

Golden Temple
Inside Look. It felt so calm and serene sitting here

Post our heavy and late lunch, we proceeded to Elephant Dubare Camp. Though there are boats available to cross the river but as the water level was low, we had to cross on our foot. It actually turned out to be mini adventure for us and kids.

Crossed river on foot to reach other end
The other end of the river
Finally Elephant’s sprinkling water on us

Moving on to our last spot of the day before proceeding towards hotel was Raja Seat. It is famous for sunset view followed by musical fountain. It has a huge garden and sitting space. Everyone can enjoy the beautiful sunset without blocking anybody’s view. It got extremely cold after the sunset in the evening.

It was one of the best day we all had. Enjoyed to the fullest.

Next day, post late breakfast,we had a half day tour only. Our first stop was Triveni Sangam (place was more for soul Moksha) followed by Sri Bhagendeshwara Temple. It is a nice temple.

Our last spit before lunch was Talacauvery. Situated at a hill top, one gets mesmerizing view from this point. Though it is known for a temple,but there is just a small temple. The main attraction is the view point from here. The whole valley looks so splendid.

me and my Bestie

We came back to our hotel for lunch. After taking some rest we went to Omkareshwar Temple. And then we again went to Raja Seat to enjoy Sunset.

Tips cum Check Points:

  • You should either visit Maharaja Fort or Brindavan Garden in the evening. Do not try to cover both places on a same evening to enjoy fully.
  • Talacaurary gets hot in the afternoon/summers. One should visit this early morning. For best experience in Monsoon or Winters.
  • Take extra pair of jacket at Raja Seat. it really gets cold immediately after sunset.
  • Check the dress code guidelines before visiting temples. Most of the temples do not permit shorts and cut sleeves dresses for both men & women.

Mysore-Coorg-Srirangapatna Trip

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