Shruti and her family experienced the magic of offbeat on a fun trip to Coorg. They relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed their senses on their most wonderful hilly trip ever!
My husband and I are avid travelers who love to visit unexplored places. We had read a lot of good stuff about the monsoon in Kerala and wanted to experience the same. However, instead of planning for a trip to the popular places to visit in Kerala, we decided to visit destinations which are the least crowded. We wanted to avoid sightseeing as much as possible, so we could relax and spend time with our family and friends. A trip to Coorg ticked all the boxes for our specific vacation requirements.
While searching for tour packages, I got to know about TravelTriangle via Google search. I had submitted my number and query on various travel portals, but TravelTriangle was the quickest to respond and connect with me immediately.
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Another thing that I liked about TravelTriangle was, that they were proactive enough to give me multiple itineraries to select from. Their pro-activeness saved me a lot of time while I was still engrossed in my busy work schedule and trying to get the package booked with them at the same time.
Trip Duration: 5 nights/6 days
Trip Cost: INR 70,500
Agent Name: Carlo Travels
Inclusions: Transfers, accommodation, breakfast, sightseeing, jeep safari, and taxes
Exclusions: Airfare, and meals
Day 1: Flying in for our trip to Coorg
We took a flight from Delhi and reached Bengaluru at 9 am. The cab driver assigned to us was present to receive us before we had exited the airport. We took our own sweet time in reaching Coorg by stopping at multiple places in between for food and sightseeing.
One of those stops was at the beautiful Dubare Elephant Camp. A sanctuary for at-risk elephants, Dubare was the most charming place we visited on our trip to Coorg. The children, in particular, enjoyed the short visit to the sanctuary as we met and played around with friendly elephants.
Later on, we resumed our journey to Coorg and reached the Leisure Vacations Brook Stone Villa at 7 pm. After checking in, we had dinner at the resort and then returned to our rooms for the night.
Day 2: Captivating Sightseeing in Coorg
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This day, we woke up fully recharged for a day of sightseeing in Coorg. But before that, we had a quick breakfast and boarded the cab for a visit to the Abbey Falls. We wanted to visit a waterfall where we could go for a dip, but unfortunately, that wasn’t allowed over there.
Next up, we stopped by at the Raja’s seat- the best spot for sightseeing in Coorg. Over there, we enjoyed the magnificent view of the valley, and the kids had fun on the swings. Post lunch, we paid a visit to the divine Omkareshwara Temple. It felt nice to end a pleasant day on our trip to Coorg by taking blessings from Lord Shiva.
Afterward, we returned to the hotel at 7 pm and relaxed at the resort. A nice evening spent chit chatting with our friends while enjoying the evening weather.
Day 3: Driving from Coorg to Wayanad
The next day, I woke up early and wandered out for an early morning walk. The resort in Coorg was wonderful, scenic, and located at a secluded location. The rooms were surrounded by Guava trees giving an organic and natural feel to our stay in Coorg.
After a late breakfast, we checked out of the resort at noon and began our journey to Wayanad. In the evening, we checked into our beautiful private cottage at Wayanad Ranches. Although our resort was perfect, we would’ve have preferred accommodation closer to Kalpetta (where all the major sightseeing in Wayanad is done).
Day 4: Natural and pristine places for Sightseeing in Wayanad
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Post breakfast, we began exploring places to visit around Wayanad. First up, we saw the Banasura Dam and followed it by going for boating at Pookode Lake- a picturesque freshwater lake surrounded by forest on all sides.
Post lunch, we visited the fascinating Edakkal Caves and Wayanad Heritage Museum. After the sightseeing tour finished, we returned to the resort at 7 pm. We were tired after visiting all the incredible places, therefore, we had dinner and immediately after that called it a night.
Day 5: A refreshing day at the Soochipara Waterfalls
This day, we checked out of Wayanad and proceeded to Bandipur National Park-the final stop on our trip to Coorg.
On our way, we stopped by at the gorgeous Soochipara falls near Kalpetta. Over there, we could go for a dip in the waterfall and enjoy a bath with our kids. With the number of people that were present at Soochipara, we were surprised that it wasn’t a popular place for sightseeing in Wayanad.
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In the evening, around 6 pm, we reached the MC Resort in Bandipur. As we had already missed the evening slot for the jungle safari, we had nothing much to do that evening except have dinner and relax for rest of the time.
Day 6: Jungle safari at Bandipur National Park
This day, we got up at 6 am for the morning jungle safari in the Bandipur National Park. An adventurous safari that provided us with the opportunity to see various animals like the Leopard, Sambar Deer, and Asian Elephant.
After the safari, we returned to the resort for breakfast and chilled for a while in the swimming pool. Later, we checked out of the resort at noon and headed towards Bengaluru for the 8 pm flight back to New Delhi.
My mind felt energized and my heart felt at peace after spending six days of quality time with the people who are closest and dearest to me.
The thing I liked about Coorg and Wayanad the most was that, the locals were not very tourist oriented. At many popular tourist spots around India, the life and the income of the locals depend on tourists and the peak tourist season. However, over here it was completely the opposite. The places were self-sustainable and didn’t change to meet the burgeoning demands of tourists.
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- With the green and fresh landscape, monsoon in Kerala was a treat for sore eyes.
- Feeding elephants with our hands at Dubare elephant sanctuary was a special feeling.
- The resort booked for us was 45 mins from Kalpetta in Wayanad District (where all the sightseeing in Wayanad was scheduled).
What we missed out on:
- We wanted to go for a Kerala massage in Wayanad, but missed out on it due to the package schedule/
Tip for travelers:
- Request for a driver who will stay overnight at the same hotel or resort at yours. It saves a lot of time and money in case you wish to visit a place on an impromptu basis.
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