P.C: George Hiles
Move past those lush green coffee plantations and get blown away with the unusual experiences Coorg has to offer. Nestled in the laps of the Western Ghats in Karnataka, this hilly town is often frequented by travellers seeking respite from the daily humdrum, at the very chance of a long weekend. Ditch the usual and delve deep into this resplendent mountain town, explore more of what Coorg has to offer.
1. Dubare Elephant Camp
P.C: Wynand Uys
The Dubare Elephant Camp is home to scads of elephants and if you want to spend your day by bathing some baby elephants and feeding them for a nominal fee, then you got to visit this camp. The Dubare Elephant Camp boasts of verdant hilly stretches and lush green deep valleys as well as expansive grasslands. Home to such dozen of elephants and a few of their babies, this camp is definitely a highlight for the travellers looking for something unsual to do during their Coorg vacation.
P.C: David Marcu
It is not every day that you get to gaze upon verdant green valleys and grasslands that it is difficult to take your eyes off it. Mandalpatti, in Coorg, is perched atop a high altitude point and offers resplendent views of majestic vistas with calmness in the air and stillness in the surroundings that transport you to a dreamland. Mandalpatti is one such view point in Coorg that is only accessible by jeeps.
3. Golden Temple (Tibetan Monastery)
P.C: Charles Postiaux
The Tibetan Monastery in Coorg, locally known as the Golden Temple, representing the rich culture and history of the Tibetan people is a tourist hot-spot. The monastery houses the main temple area, a school and a few souvenir shops dotting the fringes of the monastery. With detailed intricate exceptional artwork adorning the walls of the monastery, the exquisite golden idols is a sight to behold.
P.C: Calum Lewis
It is not possible to visit Coorg and not indulge in a gastronomic splurge. Coorg being popular for its famous handmade chocolates of all varieties, sundry spices like pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and so much more, tea and coffee, no trip to Coorg is complete without a trip to the market for these. Do not miss out on their delish non-alcoholic fruit wine which is a local produce.