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Monday, June 20, 2016

Coorg, the Misty Valley


Coorg is considered to be one of the most scenic places in Karnataka. It is situated in the lush valleys and hills of theWestern Ghats. Coorg is a popular hill stations in India offering luxurious holidays to tourist.It is called as Scotland of India and also as Kashmir of the south. The word Coorg is named after KODAGU a district in Karnataka and Medikeri is the capital city of this district.

You can visit this place throughout the year. October to March is the best time for trekking and adventure activities while March and April are best to view the valley with white flowers. There are best trekking trailshere like the PushpagiriTrek, Brahmagiri Hill Trek,NishaniMotte Trek, and KumarParvatha Trek which is Pushpagirithe second highest peak. There are variety of animals and mammals in these lush green forests. Trekking through this forest rejuvenates your mind and body and instills fresh energy in you.

The amazing Abbey falls is the beautiful waterfalls. It is situated among the coffee plantation and pepper vines. One can walk down the hanging bridge to have a fantastic view of the falls.

The Romantic Raja’s seat is the favourite place of the Kodagu Kings. It is one the most visited site. The sunset view is very beautiful from this hillock. The pillared structure among the exquite garden resembling an architectural beauty stands beautifully. This place is ideal for families and honeymoon couples to unwind and rejuvenate themselves.

The beautiful Omkareshwara Temple dedicated to lord Shiva stands beautifully in front of the lake where plenty of fishes can be seen. Something interesting in this temple is that there is a Shiva Lingam near the entrance that was built to console the spirit of Brahmin who was unjustly killed by King LingarajendraII.
Cauvery Nisargadhama is the main tourist place .It is the Island formed by River Cauvery. It is an idle picnic spot.

Nagarhole National Park is also called as Rajiv Gandhi National park.There are also jungle lodges where one can have a thrilling experience while staying there. Tigers and other animals are seen resting near the water bodies.

The Bara pole river is the location meant for rafting activities.

Golden Temple Bylekuppe where there is a large concentrations of Buddhist. There are many Tibetans in and around this place. Itfeels like you have visited Sikkim. Heremany restaurants serve Tibetan food.

There are many places to see and admire here. This place is rich in coffee, pepper and cardamoms cultivation.Here no one goes back without tasting coffee.Apart from non-vegetarian food, vegetarian food is also famous.

The dressing sense of women Wearing sari is also different compared to the other part of the country. It is a small district of the state where distinct culture, unique customs and traditions are followed. The people here are known as coorgies.

Here are some of the places where one can stay during their visit that is the coorg jungle camp, OldKent estates and Spa Resort, orange country resort, and the Tamara resort to make your stay memorable.

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