Fancy green carpets and the beatitude of the wind swathing around you? Coorg (Kodagu) in Karnataka, IN, offers you the exact and a lot more.
The Raja’s Seat
The Raja’s Seat (or the King’s Seat) was believed to be a recreational spot for the kings and the queens where they witnessed the sunsets. With the seasoning blossoms adding to the scenery’s merit, the spot arrests your attention to the cliffs and valleys to the west. The mist locking the golden array of sunlight persists to be a splendor to track.
Dubare Elephant Camp
Apart from sighting the giants in a luscious deciduous forests on the banks of Kaveri, the local authorities here offer you a joy ride of still water rafting. This forest camp promises a cordial experience with its innate sense.
A noteworthy moment for my family and I at the Dubare Forest Camp was the crossing of Kaveri River by foot instead of taking a boat ride on our way back. To tread on stones while letting the narrow creeks tickle our feet is one of the pleasant experiences we indulged in on a flushed afternoon.
Tibetan Temple, Bylakuppe.
The meekly bolting Golden Temple of Bylakuppe accommodates the largest Tibetan settlement in India. The forty-feet tall gold Buddha at the helm, is bound to be a popular tourist destination. The paintings of deities and demons of the Tibetan Buddhist mythologies on the walls render to whetting interests of the onlookers. The gongs resonating in a placid rhythm from the Namdroling Monastery modestly allies with the chatters from the Tibetan market near the temple.
Bhagamandala Temple and Talakavery
Alongside the gifted decor, Kodagu satiates the religious craving of the travelers. Talakaveri, plugged amidst hilly tops, is considered as the source of River Kaveri. And Bhagamandala, apart from its temple, is known for honey marketing center as well.
A softhearted island off the state highway is rooted with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees which can be accessed by strolling across a hanging bridge. With tree houses modelling high in the skies and boating facilities for joyous ride, Nisargadhama sets as a favorable picnic spot.