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Travel Blogs from Madikeri
Been traveling for two days and seen a glimpse of the manic Bangalore city, but I've arrived in a slighlty quieter Madikeri, a small hill town in Karnataka. Surrounded with coffee plantations and palm trees, it's much greener than I expected. An awesome start to my 4 weeks in Madikeri, with my ...
... we arrived in Bylakuppe 1½ hours later, there was something clearly distinctive about the place right off the bat – no noise. The place was so peaceful I could hear birds chirping all around us. And no hawkers – everybody just left us to our own devices while we wandered around exploring the famous Golden Temple. The temple is ornately decorated with 3 golden statues – 1 of Buddha Amitayus (the Buddha of ...
... of South rises from a spring at Talakaveri about 45 km from Madikeri.
Every landowner, big or small, has coffee plantations. All through our drive so far, we saw almost all the hill slopes under coffee plantations. Occasionally multi-tiered tropical rain forests too were encountered.
Dubare Elephant Camp is 30 km away on the bank of River Kaveri. Basically a center for elephant training, it has now become a ...
... rise and fall like ocean waves. They do not have any separate identity. They are all Brahmgiri hills.
Roadside is dotted with flaming beauty of poinsettias or Christmas plants, flaunting their red flashy petals. We twist and turn with each bend softly bracing the gently rising hills, enjoying the panoramic vista as it unfolds before our eyes. A final gentle climb reaches us to the township of Madikeri, ...
... size of maple trees, and to my surprise a 5 foot snake that slithered off the trail ahead of me, giving me the willies for the rest of the walk.
From Honey Valley we tumbled out of the Western Ghats aboard another bus. Coffee plantations gave way to coconut palms and the sweet scent of the ocean. We had arrived in the southern state of Kerala. The state is heavily promoted by Tourism India as "God's own Country" and is known ...
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