The Hill stations of Western Ghats offer a veritable contrast of Coffee and Tea Plantations. The region of Malnad (land of the hills) in Karnataka is not only famous for mesmerizing beauty of the virgin forests, lakes, waterfalls along with the coffee plantation on the rolling hills of Western Ghats, but also a dream destination for heritage lovers of ingenious architecture and inventive decoration of temples.
Welcome to the charming Coorg – Scotland of India, homeland of Kadavas.
During morning hours, from Bangalore proceed on a beautiful drive to the coffee land of India - Coorg.We will stop for lunch on the way.
In the afternoon, we will reach Golden Temple of Namdroling monastery. Nestled amidst the sandal groves, Namdroling was established by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche when he came to India from Tibet with some monks. At that time he had only 300 rupees in his hands and with the help of other monks he laid the foundation stone of this monastery. His Holiness the Dalai Lama sanctified the spot and named it "Namdroling Monastery." Today, the monastery is the home of 3000 Tibetan monks and nuns, settled in India and the largest Buddhist center, outside Dharmashala, in India.
We shall proceed to the interior of Coorg and closer we reach Coorg, you will feel the waft of coffee on the cool breeze as the Western Ghats starts. After leaving the highway and a little bumpy ride through the unpaved road of coffee plantation, we will reach the beautiful private home of a coffee planter.
Enjoy your time at leisure and a delicious spread of home-made dinner and later you can sleep gently in this tranquil land to gear up for the next day.
Wake up with fresh air filled with the aroma of coffee with cool foggy breeze then you can take a morning walk inside the coffee plantation. Explore the variety & of Coffee, Black paper & Cardamom. See how the red coffee cherries are turned into beans and processed to make your favorite cup of coffee. Take your binoculars and camera to look out for White eye, Scarlet Minivet or Malabar hornbill in the canopy of tall trees amidst coffee plants.
After delicious breakfast, we will leave for Talakaveri - the origin of river Kaveri on the eastern slopes of Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude near to Bhagamandala. An enclosure around the spring called Gundige is connected to a small pond beside. On the way to Talakaveri we will enjoy the eminence and beauty of Bhagandeshwara Temple.
In the afternoon after lunch head for sightseeing to Abbey Falls, a breathtaking waterfall, which could be seen from a hanging bridge. From there we proceed to visit Madikeri Fort which was initially built as a mud fort by Mudduraja in 17th century, eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan. On Evening we will go for Omkareshwar Temple to see the Aarti of Lord Shiva inside a Temple which looks like a Muslim Dargah.
As the sweet morning glory and clear blue sky wish you good morning, prepare yourself for a lovely day ahead. Post breakfast, check out from the home stay and proceed to Dubare Elephant Camp.
On the bank of Cauvery River, this camp gives an opportunity to feed elephants, bathe them and ride on them. Depending on the water level in the river, we may have to take a 2-3 mins boat ride or just walk through the river, to reach the camp.
Post Lunch on the way, we shall return back to Bangalore by late evening.
Stay in Coffe plantation estate in Coorg on twin sharing basis. If you prefer single sharing room, contact us for supplemental cost.
2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch (Veg) and 2 Dinner( Veg/ Non Veg). 1 litre of mineral water everyday.
Entry tickets to sightseeing monastery, temples, Dubare Elephant Camp. Coffee Plantation walk.
AC Bus for all travel from Bangalore and at Coorg sightseeing tours.
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