Are speed and heights your favorite forms of intoxication? Does the spray of cold river water mean pure exhilaration? Do foaming waterfalls, coffee-scented air, jungle trails, rock faces and a camp in the wilderness sound like wonderful pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that become an unforgettable holiday? Then a holiday in Coorg will prove to be that and much more!
Fun and activities galore in Coorg
Is trekking your thing? Then you can spend the day in hectic activity as you trek to the foaming Abbey Falls near Madekeri. A perfect ending to your trek would be soaking in the sunset at Raja’s seat.
Game to rough it? Camp overnight at Nalaknad Palace, 43 kms from Madekeri. And the fun doesn’t end right there. Come morning, tuck into a hearty breakfast, put on your trekking boots and hit the serpentine path for a steep climb to the Tadiyandamol Peak, the highest peak in Coorg. On a clear day the distant Arabian Sea is visible from this point.
A forest trail leading up from the Irpu Falls takes you to the Brahmagiri Peak which offers climbers a breathtaking view of the landscape below. Pushpagiri, near Heggademane Village, North of Madekeri is the second highest peak in Coorg. Whatever your agenda – a leisurely ramble in the coffee and pepper plantations or a purposeful trek on the hilly slopes – Coorg’s important trekking trails make the experience satisfying, memorable and exciting.
If you’re a die-hard white water rafting fan or someone looking to get rid off hydrophobia, then you’ll be delighted to know that Coorg’s one of South India’s most sought after river-rafting destinations. The Upper Barpole River, just above the Saaratabbi Falls, boasts a mean rafting stretch. The good news is the river has at least 4 months of raft-able water from June to October.
What better way to relax than to bask in the warmth of a bonfire at Ponya Organic Coffee Estate after a hot shower, sip on the organic coffee and bite into the warm snacks while recollecting your action-packed white water rafting experience in Coorg.
1,293 square miles of greenery enmeshed with gushing rivers, murmuring streams, sprinkled with coffee and pepper plantations, orange plantations, engulfed in white mist, Coorg, 250 kms from Bangalore… pure intoxication. That’s how I describe Coorg. What about you?