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Travel Blogs from Madikeri
... in a rickshaw with Akon mixed with a little hindi music blaring from the speakers! There's 6 of us in total staying in the house, all of similar age, and I'm already having a fab time. We have dinner of crunchy spicy cauliflower (which is lush) with veg biryani before having an early night!!
Towards the end of my time in Mysore, I took a taxi ride with a couple of friends out to Bylakuppe. The taxi driver navigated his way through noisy tangle of buses, scooters, motorcycles and cars, all vying for the front of the line. It was difficult to carry on a conversation over the sound of his horn, until Whittle, a wonderfully warm and colorful no-nonsense British ex-pat laid down the law with him – no more horns.
Day Four: 29.12.11
mammoth fun: elephants at dubare camp
Most of Kodagu district falls in the hilly terrain of the Western Ghats hill complex with its multitude of valleys, and is bestowed with rich biodiversity. The presence of avian, reptiles, wild animals' gene-pool bodes well and is indicative of a healthy eco-system.
River Kaveri known as ...
... where coffee, cardamom, black pepper naturally grew, now they are in blocks of plantations to maximize their yield. Few patches of original forests are still in existence but are in minority.
The drive is beautiful. The hill slopes are green with dense tree growth of coffee plantations all the way. Road is sinuous, snaking through and hugging low rise hillocks sheltering small valleys. These dome shaped ...
... board for a a few guests. It is a laid back place meant for chilling out, reading and walking. We were provided a dated but well intended guide with ``directions`` for several walks through the nearby hills and villages. We spent much of the day getting lost and found again in the thick bush, trails and village paths. The flora was like a walk through a Jurassic park version of a Home Depot garden centre. Hibiscus flowers the size of dinner plates, poinsettia ...