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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.
... Tibetian Settlements:
I did not expect so many Tibetans in one place and that too in south India. The settlement is a monastery and we had a privilege of watching them do the ritual. It was an eye opener on not to be prejudicial about what one can expect in an environment. Pictures explain more.
Located by Brahmagiri hill and is the source of famous south Indian river Kaveri. At that time, we criticized worshiping the ...
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 ...
... we carried on and managed to climb that stretch. However, before we were finished basking in the glory of our achievement, we reached the end of the trail. We weren't anywhere close to the water but we weren't too disappointed as the view was great, and being in the middle of a full blown jungle was quite exhilarating, so we decided to sit there for a while. After getting back our breaths and clicking pictures of a tomato which was 15 ...
... the comforting embrace of solitude is a final refuge away from the judgmental stares of those around us. Yet, through the inevitability of time’s march forward, we are forced back into that ever expanding game of human drama, forced to confront the world in all its maddening imperfection. And what then? Will we shrink away from all which we once loved and cherished in some sort’ve shame induced reluctance? Will we stand strong; our hands tightly ...