Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Continued from the previous post….

As i come to the end of my first of the places, i remember some things that i can never forget of my Coorg Trips.

The way we prepared for the trip for the first time is quite memorable. Everything was bought in Bangalore including alcohol and we had actually taken the bottles to office and placed in the236 office reception. There were people peeping inside the bags and asking us if we were going to Coorg just for boozing.

There is this guy, one of my ex - colleague who is a chain smoker. I mentioned that we boozed a lot. I was scared to see him that day. He smoked somewhere around 70 cigarettes during the one night we were there in Coorg. I cant forget this guy.

My writing about Coorg will not be complete without thanking my colleague Anil and his Parents for the hospitality shown when we visited Coorg for the second time. Anil booked us the accommodation near Kushalnagar, took to his home where his  mother prepared delicious breakfast and snacks in the evening. Anil is currently abroad on an official trip. Thanks Anil, Aunty and Uncle….

There are many othDSC04056er places near Coorg that you can visit if you have time. Coorg is a place pleasant all through the year, but best enjoyed during peak winter. Its a trekkers’ delight. Anyway, the following are the other places nearby.

Irupu Falls :

Originating from the Brahmagiri Range, the river Lakshmana Theertha plunges down from a height of 170 ft. forming the Iruppu Water falls. It creates a ceaseless thunder amidst the silence of the thick wood in two stages. It is located 50kms from the Nagarahole National Park and about 50kms from Madikeri, South Karnataka about 300kms for Bangalore. The other places of interest nearby are Brahmagiri peak, a place called pakshi-patala (Brahmagiri Wild life Sanctuary)

Nagarhole National Park :

Nagarhole National Park also known as 'Rajiv Gandhi National Park,' is located 94 km from Mysore. It is spread between Kodagu and Mysore districts. Located to the northwest of Bandipur National Park, Kabini reservoir separates the two. There were exclusive hunting reserve of the former rulers of Mysore, the park has rich forest cover, small streams, valleys, and waterfalls. Its area stretched to 575 km².

Omkareswara Temple :

There is another lure for the tourists who are religious by heart and it is the Omkareshwara Temple. It was built in commemoration of both Shiva and Vishnu and is almost 200 years old. The stunning feature of this temple is that it is an amazing blend of Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture.

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Ganesh Majji said...

superb dude!!! see if you can find a template with travel theme.

Ganesh Majji said...

dude, do write about your past stuff as well.

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