Sourabh wanted to do something unique for his first wedding anniversary and being an avid traveler, he thought a trip to Coorg with his beloved will be perfect for this special occasion.
Read on as he writes about how this sojourn to south Indian lands made his first anniversary one of the best moments of his life, something he will remember for times to come.
Trip Type: Perfect Romantic Trip to Coorg
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
Budget: INR 14000
Inclusions: Accommodation at Palm Era Resort; Transfers, Breakfast, Sightseeing tour of Coorg and Mysore and much more.
Month of Travel: January 2017
Weather in Coorg: Mostly pleasant throughout the year; Average temperature is usually 22°C
I always wanted to visit Coorg for two reasons. Firstly, it is one of the most romantic places to visit in India and hence needed to be checked off the bucket list of ‘places one should travel with his/her better half’ as soon as possible. Secondly, it held some fascination as it seemed like a destination with a mix of rich culture and natural beauty.
So I began searching for value for money Coorg packages and luckily I came across the TravelTriangle page that had very attractive deals. I booked a 3 days/2 nights Coorg tour package and eagerly waited for the trip to begin.
Finally, the day arrived. We boarded our flight from Indore to Bangalore on the 19th Jan and reached Bangalore by night. We stayed in Bangalore and left for Coorg early morning the next day.
Day 1: The beauty that is Coorg
After an early morning breakfast, we left for Coorg. The journey from Bangalore to Coorg was amazing and I would highly recommend anyone going to Coorg to travel by road and experience the beauty and serenity of the Great Western Ghats. After enjoying such a blissful road journey, we reached Coorg by lunch time. We checked into our hotel and after freshening up, left for local sightseeing.
Coorg has a lot of places to visit and for someone who genuinely enjoys peaceful time in the lap of nature, Coorg is a bliss. And to add to its charm, I had a wonderful company in the form of my wife.
We started our sightseeing tour with Kushalanagar, a quaint town located in the east of Kodagu district and it was followed by the Dubare Reserve Forest in the Dubare island – home to the the majestic Asiatic elephants. Here, the elephants are raised in their natural habitat so one can watch them up close and one can even spot deer, sambar, and other animals while walking around the reserve forest. The island itself is very beautiful and the boat ride to the island is one serene journey.
We also visited the golden temple and the Tibetan monastery at Bylakuppe. The monastery is the largest teaching center of Nyingmapa Tibetan Buddhism in the world – and this was our last stop for the day.
We finished our sightseeing with a gorgeous sunset and reached hotel by late evening. Since we were quite tired, we had an early dinner at our hotel and called it a night.
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Day 2: An escape to the serene water falls and the ancient temples
After an early morning breakfast we left for Talacauvery, the place where Cauvery river originates from. It was a very peaceful sight, watching the calm waters and the sunlight glittering over the marble. After soaking the view for sometime, we proceeded towards Abbe falls, the beautiful waterfalls near the Kali Mata mandir. From here, the waters flow down to meet Cauvery river.
We also visited the Omkareshwar temple and the Raja’s seat, a place which was used by the kings in ancient times for watching the sunset and the panoramic view of the city. It got late by the time we came back to the city, so instead of going back to our hotel, we decided to go shopping in the local markets.
After completely tired of shopping, we came back to our hotel for dinner and sleep.
Tip: The markets of Madikeri warrant a visit – one can pick up local handmade chocolates, wines, and coffee at dirt cheap prices.
Day 3: The majestic Mysore
Day 3 was reserved for the beautiful city of Mysore. We had an early breakfast and left immediately as we had just one day to explore Mysore. After reaching, we first visited the saree emporium as Mysore is famous for its sarees.
Post that, we went to the Chamundi hills, located at 13 km east of Mysore, at an average elevation of 1000 mts. The temple, dedicated to goddess Chamundi is located at the top of the hill and the view of the scenery from there is just fantastic.After that, it was time to visit the Nandi hills. These hills are located just below the Chamundi hills and definitely warrant a visit for they offer picturesque views of the setting sun.
After watching the sunset, we went to the Vrindavan gardens, located in the heart of the city. These gardens are beautiful for an evening walk- there are a variety of flowers and little fountains nearby. One feels really relaxed in a place like this. This was our last stop at Mysore.
By the time we finished Mysore sightseeing, it was 6:30 pm, so we directly left for Bangalore as we had to catch the flight to Indore the next day.
Overall, I think this trip was a perfect mix of sightseeing and adventure and it not only gave me and my wife a good time to relax, but also made us appreciate the beauty that nature offers in various forms. I am very happy that I chose Coorg for my first anniversary and I thank the TravelTriangle team for making this trip so beautiful and cherishable.
- The journey from Bangalore to Coorg is best covered by road. The cab driver was our perfect companion
- The Dubare island is a must visit for all nature lovers
- The welcome at the hotel in Coorg can be improved. Attention should be paid to the choice of welcome drinks offered
- The food quality at the hotel can be improved a little
Tips for future travelers:
- Those who are interested in river rafting should definitely try it in Coorg
- The taste of South Indian Cuisine is very different from that of North Indian cuisine. Try the local dishes accordingly
You too can book a Coorg Tour Package and enjoy the Scotland of South India in all its glory. Book a package now!
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