If you are a Keralite, the first thought that crosses your mind is “OMG, this place is exactly Kerala”. The houses – the tiled sloping roofs, the wooden windows peeping out from under the roof so much like our (now dying) memories of the Kerala townscape.
The old house and the banyan tree – I had thought it was Deja vu
The red stones (Chengallu – as we we’d call it)!!!
Thadiyandamol is the highest peak in Coorg – in the Kodava language it translates as ‘the highest peak’. It is a 7km trek.
On the way to the Thadiyandamol peak is the Nalkanad palace. The palace was where king Chikkaveerarajendra took refuge before faliing to the British. The wikipedia link is here.
Somehow that lock reminded of life these days – us running behind all modern amenities and brands and what not, when the actual beautiful stuff has been always here and mostly ignored…
Wall painting at the palace … there was some shooting which happened there and the film guys had started plastering the wall and painting it with some shiny painting that they wanted in the film…so much of the actual wall drawings are now lost.
The Namdroling monastery at Bylakuppe.
Any visit to Coorg isnt complete without seeing the Buddhist monastery at Bylakuppe. It is a Tibetan settlement. The monastery provides a serene, peaceful experience – try sitting quietly and just being in there.
We stayed at the Mother’s Bounty Inn, in Madikeri. The dorms are pretty clean and comfortable. The food was great, and they had also arranged for a campfire.
Mode of transport: There were about 40-50 of us, hence we hired a bus from Banglore. The journey is about 6 hours. KSRTC also runs regular services to Coorg.
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