Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Lush Green Coorg Trip

[3 Days / 2 Nights]

With a mildly excited mood I set out with pa and ma to Coorg aka Madikeri from Bangalore. We guessed it would take us 5 to 6 hours, after all that research I tried to do. Google Maps helped with the route. Tripigator helped with the planning. Dad took care of the travel expenses and I covered the stay and food spends.

Day 1- Namdroling monastery, Nisargadham and Madikeri check-in at hotel Green Haven. Had a pretty shitty experience with the hotel and MakeMyTrip. Lesson learnt- never book with MMT ever again.

Beautiful architecture and paintings.

Enchanting and peaceful

Little Monks at the monastery

Day 2- Check-in at Fort Markera, was lucky enough to get an Executive room on a Saturday. Amazing place, impressive food, peaceful stay. Places covered on day 2- Abbey Falls, Talacauvery and Omkareshwar temple.

At the Abbey Falls

At the Talacauvery

Day 3- Left to Nagarhole Sanctuary to find their timings were 6-8 am and 3-5 pm. Took the route forward to Mysore, was convinced by mom and dad that we can see some wildlife at the Mysore zoo. Saw a few deer chilling and some red foxes in the sanctuary area, in the wild. We then lunched at the Mall of Mysore and arrived at the zoo at 3pm.

Grey parrot

The Majestic Tiger

Ugly but beautiful.

There are quite a few spots, like the Raja's seat, and activities, like star-gazing, that we had missed. But we had a good trip and some very good family time at Madikeri. Isn't it all that matters?



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