Planning a trip to Coorg during Monsoon? Then this post is for sure going to come handy . Read on to know more about the places to visit in Coorg and why we love Coorg especially during the monsoons.
All about our trip to Coorg
Distance Bengaluru to Coorg is roughly 250 Km by road and takes approx 5 hours via NH275. We did a weekend getaway trip in our BMW X5.
Coorg also called Kodagu ,is a very popular holiday spot nestled in South India known for its coffee and pepper plantations, wildlife sanctuaries ,beautiful waterfalls, stunning flora and fauna and majestic British bungalows. Its an ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature overlooking the plantations.
This destination is well known for its homestays . If you really wish to have an authentic Kodagu experience, then you ought to book your accommodation at a homestay. Do your research and book your lodging well in advance so that you get them at very affordable prices.The concept of homestay is that you will be staying in the home of a local family, where the hosts will cook for you – local delicacies using the purest of ingredients to ensure the dishes are healthy, wholesome and traditional .With all the pampering and amazing hospitality, one can surely feel at home during vacation.Its a great way for the traveler to connect with the locals and learn more about the people, place and their culture.
However during this trip of ours , we chose to stay in our friend’s heritage bungalow and we still had an amazing experience. The plush property is nestled in the serene environment of a huge coffee estate and very well connected to the local town. We had the whole estate to ourselves with a caretaker and cook to offer that extra helping hand whenever we needed something.
Our mornings were spent gazing at the million shades of green and sipping on freshly brewed home grown coffee. Long blissful walks in the property rejuvenated our tired body and minds.
What we did / Coorg Tourist places
- The Golden Temple (Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery)-A beautiful Buddhist Monastery situated in Kushalnagar that attracts great number of tourists every single year. It is considered to one of the ten must see Buddhist Monasteries in India. This temple with grand golden interiors shelters close to 5000 monks. Its is also regarded as the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.Do make a visit and enjoy the peace and tranquility the temple has to offer. Also just outside the temple, you will find vendors selling delicious momos, handicrafts and souvenirs ! Make sure to check them out.
- Go on a plantation tour on foot or by jeep and enjoy some freshly brewed coffee
- Rapelling at Nishani
- Trekking and Kayaking
- Eat Pandhi Curry (Pork delicacy made the coorg way with fish tamarind)
- Try their traditional desert Paaputtu (a mix of steamed broken rice, coconut and sugar).
- Enjoy an elephant ride at Dubare Elephant Camp
Thank you for reading this post! I hope you get to visit this beautiful place during the rainy season and enjoy as much as we did.
We feel Coorg is the perfect place to drain out all your tensions. So when are you planning your trip ? And if you have already been here, what do you think are the best places to visit in Coorg ?