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So it was Coorg this season!
Located in the southern part of Karnataka, India, Coorg contributes 30% to the total coffee production in India. Hence, it is also known as the ‘Coffee Bowl of India’. Besides coffee, pepper, cardamom and oranges are the other mainstays of Coorg’s economy.
Set amidst verdant valleys, misty hills and acres of coffee plantations, Coorg is a perfect getaway for travelers.
... as superstition, but now the respect to Indian way of life increases coz of the importance natural forces get in India. Owing to its location and foggy weather on that particular day, the experience cannot be put in words.
Abbey Falls and Talakadu are other places of that trip. The curse of Talakad was exhilarating to know about. Abbey Falls, not so great in my personal opinion.
Now the pictures: I looked different but awesome. :p
A lot more to come
Still inflicted with flu I travel two hours across to Kushalnagar which is 5km Northwest of Bylakuppe. This was one of the first Tibetan refugee camps set up to house those fleeing Tibet following the 1959 Chinese invasion. Anyone can visit the town but only Tibetans can stay overnight as a permit is needed for anyone else who wishes to sleep there. After the first night I wake up ...
... to take the road which passes through the Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary instead of going back to Madikeri and taking the highway to Manipal. We had to go back to Bhagamandala and then take a left turn from there. As soon as we did that we realized it was not a great decision as the low petrol light had started blinking. But as Panathur was only around 35-40 km away we decided to throw caution to the winds and take the jungle route only. ...
... heard spontaneous choruses of cicadas from within the shola forests. One of the incredibly beautiful birds I saw (but couldn’t photograph) was the Nilgiri Flycatcher, an endemic species to the Western Ghats (see: http://www.shutterseason.com/sites/defa ult/files/Ooty Nilgiri Flycatcher.jpg).
Along our trek we encountered other hikers, all from India (during the whole weekend, we didn’t see any other westerners). Many of them were ...