2 day itinerary for Coorg Namdroling Rafting Dubare Quad biking Fishing...
Thinking of a 2 day trip in Dec to Coorg. I need help with food - local cuisine
I need suggestions for what all I should see, give me only offbeat & local stuff. Things I like - spots and valleys..
any special thing that you get there?
I am traveling with friends - 10-15 in number
20-21 in age.
Coorg - India's own very "Scotland" and undoubtedly so!! Land of the Kodavas is rich in culture, nature, history and adventure. Coorg has lots to offer, for everyone - Be it exploring nature through its walking trails, experiencing wildlife, indulging in hobbies like golfing or fishing, wandering around the coffee plantations or doing nothing, just absorbing the warmth of its natural beauty.
Below is a 2-day itinerary for your trip. Have a read!
Start off the day with an early morning visit to the Namdroling Tibetan settlement in Bylakuppe, located on Madikeri-Mysore road. Here you will see the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There is a Tibetan Monastery, Village, flea market and a camp. It will be like you have been transported to Tibet. In the spectacular Golden temple, you can see an 18m gold plated Buddha. The young monks meditating in their robes is a wonderful sight.
Eyes Of Namdroling (Source: Rahul S. Nair)
Move on to Talacauvery - the birthplace of River Kaveri. It is 2 kilometers from the town of Bhagamandala on the slopes of the Brahmagiri Hills. From here you can have a panoramic view of Kodagu. You can also see the confluence of three rivers Cauvery, the underground Sujyothi and the Kanike at Bhagamandala. It is also called the Triveni Sangam and is considered to be quite holy. The temple here has a distinct Kerala touch with intricate carvings and copper roof.
Temple atop the Tala Kaveri (Source: GoDakshin)
After that, it is on to Mallalli Falls, a picturesque waterfall surrounded by lush green forest and valleys. Located around 26 kms away from Somwarpet, in a small village called Bidalli, this is one waterfall not many tourists like to visit as most of them are amazed by the popular cousin 'Abbey Falls'. Mallalli Falls is formed from the Kumaradhara River passing from the valley and it falls from a height of 62 meters. There are many trekking points and view points from where you can check out the beautiful landscapes. This is again a great outing for people who like to explore new places while trekking and hiking around. A great spot for taking some great photographs - a haven for photographers and having some great fun with friends in a large group.
Finish the day at the village of Somwarpet, just onwards from mallalli waterfall. The journey is very nice with lush green coffee plantations. You can hop off here and there and listen to the chirping and chittering of birds and insects. Once you reach Somwarpet you can visit Basappa club. This is a meeting place for the coffee growers. Nevertheless, you can also unwind here.
Return to Coorg for the night.
Coorg (Source: Kiran Kumar G)
The second day is for adventure and fun!
You can choose to spend the day at Valanoor Fishing Camp. It is a beautiful place and ideal for angling. The backwaters of the River Kaveri at Valnoor near Kushalnagar has several species of fresh water fish - Mahaseer, Catfish, Eel, etc. The best season to visit is October to May.
Cauvery River Banks (Source: legends2k)
Else, go for Quad Biking. It is a four wheeled bike that you can drive around in coffee plantations. It is available in Kedkal near Madikeri. Do make reservations before you go. This is a boutique resort and you will enjoy your stay.
Three ATVs (aka Quad Bikes) (Source: dr-chuck)
And then there is Barapole Rafting, one of the most adventurous and exciting things you can do in Coorg. Located in the Srimangala town, this is the place where you can go white water rafting; and Barapole River gives you a great experience in whole of South India.
While rafting you can also check out the sprawling scenic beauty across the river bed. This is a natural water body and there is maximum safety and security maintained so that you can have great fun with no fear of getting hurt or facing accidents. The are many trekking trails and hiking trails nearby where you can even go for a trek or hike. A great experience while you are going out in a large group.
There are certain things you need to carry while you go there and you can find the information about the same here.
Coorg, India (Source: Philip Larson)
And finally, there is the Dubare Elephant Camp. Though it is home to many wild animals and birds, elephants are the primary attraction here. Located on the banks of the Kaveri River, you can see herds of elephants bathing. The best part is that you can help the Mahout give the elephant a bath by scrubbing its back! You can even go for water rafting, wildlife safari, joyride on the elephant, coracle ride, etc.
Climbing on Top of An elephant - Dubare Elephant Camp (Source: dhruvaraj)
Take your pick and make this the best day of the trip!
Let us know how you liked the itinerary we have chalked out for you, and if you would like us to make any changes. Also, what about food, accommodation, etc.? Do ask us and we will help you out with the best.
Have a great time planning!
Medicant (Source: mudeth)