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Nearby Attractions
 
 
 

Nearby Attractions

 
 
Raft down the white waters of a river in full spate, safari through tiger territory, picnic by roaring waterfalls, discover South India's little Tibet or cave shrines tucked away in the green hills  –  all in the vicinity of your plush plantation bungalow. Here's a list of what you shouldn't miss:
COORG ... the land of the Kodavas, coffee and the Cauvery
 
     
  Holy dips at Talacauvery
   
 
On the slopes of the Brahmagiri Hills at a height of 4,187 ft above sea level lies the birthplace of the sacred Cauvery river. Come October,  on the day of Tula Sankramana, pilgrims throng the serene environs to witness the gush of water, believed to signify the arrival of goddess Cauvery. The lush surroundings will stir the soul of even the staunch atheist!
  Holy dips at Talacauvery  
   
  Tibetan Retreat at Bylakuppe
   
 
Tibetan Retreat at Bylakuppe  
India’s largest Tibetan settlement gives you the same feel of Tibet. Aroma of mouth watering momos and other delicacies waft in the air which builds your appetite. While one gets closer to the famous Namdroling monasteries, one is delightfully shocked by the bright colours of that place. Colourful prayer flags flutter in the gentle breeze as stupas and gompas peep out through the foliage and little boys in maroon robes wave as you drive by – had there been snow laden mountains all around, you would think this was Tibet – or at least somewhere in the Himalayas. But this is Bylakuppe – a Tibetan settlement deep within South India. Visit the Kagyu and Namdroling monasteries, have your fill of authentic momos and take back beautiful silver jewellery and Buddhist souvenirs from the many shops around.
 
   
  Safari around Nagarhole National Park
   
 
Astride elephants, in open jeeps or in a bus full of excited tourists – you can choose your preferred mode of transport in exploring the wilds of Nagarhole, also known as The Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Teeming with Asiatic elephants, spotted deer, langur, chital and a mind-boggling variety of avian species, the park never disappoints. Home to a dwindling number of Royal Bengal Tigers, one has to be supremely lucky to spot the big cat.
  Safari around Nagarhole National Park  
   
  Elephant bathing and fishing around Dubare
   
 
Elephant bathing and fishing around Dubare  
The Elephant Training Camp is your chance to get up close and personal with the gentle giants. Give them a good scrub while they wallow in a stream. Then, as a thank you,  they plant you on their backs for a ride into the woods. Close by lies Cauvery Nisargadhama, where you can go white water rafting (The period for white water rafting is from July to September), and  Valnoor – a great spot for anglers in pursuit of the Mahseer.
 
   
  Picnic at Irpu and Abbey Falls
   
 
Coorg's favourite waterfalls, Irpu and Abbey are popular picnic venues. Gurgling and cascading down rocky hills, the gush of water with the chirping of birds and chattering of monkeys, is a welcome break from sounds of honking and fuming cars. While Abbey Falls is 7 km from Madikeri, Irpu is situated near the Nagarhole National Park.
  Picnic at Irpu and Abbey Falls   Picnic at Irpu and Abbey Falls  
   
  Sightseeing in Madikeri
   
 
Sightseeing in Madikeri  
Coorg's largest town, this hill station has a lot to offer. Sights to see include Tipu Sultan's 18th Century Madikeri Fort, the sacred Omkareshwara Temple(a symphony of Gothic and Islamic architectural styles) and splendid sunrises and sunsets from Raja's Seat – as the name suggests, it was here that the kings of yore would sit and take in views of their kingdom.
 
   
  Wildlife spotting at Bhadra Tiger Reserve
   
 
While there's no guarantee that you will see a tiger (and we have only   humankind's thoughtless ways to blame for that), there's certainly a very good chance of seeing  panthers, sambar, elephants, wild boars, porcupines, peacocks, parrots and woodpeckers, of the many kinds of fauna that abound here.
  Wildlife spotting at Bhadra Tiger Reserve  
   
  Dining
   
 
Enjoy traditional Coorgi delicacies like Pandhi(pork) or Koli (chicken) Curry, Akki Roti (rice roti), Kadumbuttu (rice dumplings) and Wild Mushroom and Mango Curry from our home-style kitchen. We have a limited variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes
 
   
  What to wear
   
 
A light pullover is enough to keep you warm through most of the year, a wind and rain-proof jacket will help you beat the chilly breeze and monsoon showers ( depending on the time of the year.)
 
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