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Charming Coorg!

Coorg [Dec 2008]
Genre: Multi-day trip

Bangalore to Coorg
Buses – KSRTC
Hire a cab

Duration – 6 hours by cab via Mysore Road

Places to Stay
There are multiple home stays available [Check the links for details]
We stayed at Palm Era Cottages. A two months old place with 3 cottages pretty well furnished. They’ll arrange for a camp fire also on request (Address: Sunnadakere Road, Kushalnagar, North Coorg, Email:, Phone: 97407 96989, Proprietor: Sachin T Soman)
Attractions/LocationsTibetan Monastery – One of the most beautiful temples I’ve ever seen! Seems as if they’ve used all the colors in the world and the ‘Golden’ statues standing tall at 60 feet inside the temple takes you to a different world altogether!
Abbi Falls – A small waterfall, 7 kms from Madikeri (Mercara), the largest town in Coorg. There is a suspended bridge facing the falls which, surprisingly is more beautiful than the falls itself J
Nagarhole/Rajiv Gandhi National Park – A reserved forest, but unfortunately not many animals to see and the road to the place is so pathetic that it took 4 hours for us to cover 90 kms!
Raja’s Seat – A high altitude place where you could appreciate the beauty of Coorg from top. There is a toy train there which will take you around a small hill. Also the road side vendors sell mouth watering mangoes and chaats!
There are a couple of other places too which you can visit, the details of which are available from the links below. But in general, the place is good for a relaxing sort of a trip, not much is in store for sight seeing.
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  1. Ya!! Will go there this summer for sure.. Planning for a long time.

  2. Good! Have fun :) We couldn't go to Tala Cauvery & Dubare Elephant camp which were supposedly good. Nagarhole is not worth the time... U may even regret!


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Gokarna [Nov 2008]
Genre: Multi-day trip

Bangalore to Gokarna
Buses VRL/Sea Bird/KSRTC
Train – A station 6 kms from Gokarna
Ø Roads are really bad. If you plan in advance, take a train

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