Wednesday, January 26, 2022

India’s Scotland- Coorg

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Imagine one day, when you wake up in the morning, and you step out on the balcony, you look around and realize that you have reached a place that is wrapped up in the lap of Mother Nature.

The view of lush green mountains soothes your eyes, and the peaceful white noise of nature coming out from the waterfalls which, when you reach your ears, gives you the relaxation equivalent to a two-hour-long meditation session. The horns and honking of the city traffic are replaced by the chirps and songs of the birds. The occasional glimpses of a peacock spreading its wings to dance and squirrels peeping outside the trunk of trees.

Would you ever want to leave this place?

Tea Plantation
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And guess what, you don’t even have to spend all of your savings on such a trip. You can have the experience of Scotland, right here in India. It is none other than Coorg!

Kodagu District in Karnataka, popularly known as Coorg, is blessed with sublime scenic beauty and a calm atmosphere. The hills, the waterfalls, the greenery, this place has got everything you have got to experience at least once in your lifetime.

Coorg is located at a distance of 260 km from Bengaluru, India. It is a perfect getaway for the city people to break the monotony of life and reveal the mysteries of nature.

Malali Falls in Kodagu district
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You can either opt to stay in a hotel room, or a much refreshing and new concept is to stay in a homestay. That way, you will get to know the place from the eyes of the locals as well. You can choose according to your pocket and the needed comforts and leisure. While in Coorg, you can do various fun activities like fishing, sightseeing, cultural tour, trekking, safari, cycling, camping, river rafting, bone fire, and water sports are also facilitated for the guests.



There is something for everyone at Coorg.

Coorg’s rich fauna can be witnessed in Nagarhole national park, Brahmgiri wildlife sanctuary, Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. It doesn’t matter if you are an animal person or not, you should definitely visit these places.

Nagarhole National Park
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As a wildlife explorer, you should definitely visit Dubare’s elephant camp and spend time with these huge and enchanting creatures. You can make the childhood dream of yours of riding on an elephant like a Maharaja come true.

If you are a nature-lover, then it can’t get any better than this. The scenic spots like Abbey, Mallari, and Iruppu falls, Honamana Keri, Talakaveri, and Mandalpatti viewpoint are breathtakingly beautiful.

Talakaveri, India
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For experiencing the ultimate peace of mind, there are various religious spots in Coorg, such as Golden temple, Omkareshwar temple, Shri Shingeri Shankar math gives immense spiritual joy.  The architecture of these temples influences various cultures, allowing a sneak peek into the history of the place.

So if you are planning to go on a vacation, alone or with family or friends, Coorg is the place to go. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and set out on a journey to indulge in the beauty of Coorg.

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