Coorg Travel Experience

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Plantation Walk

The Estate is nestled in the steep and densely shaded hills of the majestic Western Ghats. The estate comprises of Robusta and Pepper plantations, interspersed with pepper vines on silver-oak and hardwood species such as rosewood surrounded by a wealth of native flora and fauna in a magnificent ecosystem. Witness the changing seasons bring about a uniqueness in your every experience, in this up close and personal one-on-one with nature. Join the choir with a hundred birds singing their songs on trails that showcase the best of 27trees. Glenlorna (Tata) tea estate Apparently tea was grown here since 1914 and like many other estates, this was a part of the British legacy too. The bungalow is still named after the erstwhile British residents and stands surrounded by 1200 acres of lush green tea

Bird Watching

Coorg is an ornithologist’s delight. And is every bit as entertaining and enlightening for the amateur birdwatcher too. Whether you are expert at bird behavior or just a plain novice who admires the beauty of his feathered friends. The Indian sub-continent accounts for over 2060 species of birds, Coorg alone accounts for over 25% of all bird species in India, and you get an idea of why birding at Coorg is so popular which is a matter or joy and pride for the tiny hill-station. The area is considered the best place to spot several species of birds, including some that have Coorg as their origin like Malabar Trogons, Nilgiri Laughing-Thrushes, Great Black Woodpeckers, and Malabar Whistling-Thrushes. Other varieties of birds include Yellow Browed Bulbuls, Pacific Swallows, Grasshopper Warblers, Orphean Warblers and Yellow Billed Babblers. Great Pied Hornbills, Nilgiri Wood Pigeons, Grey-Breasted Laughing Thrushes, Blue-Winged Parakeets, Grey-Headed Bulbuls, White-Bellied Treepies, the Nilgiri and White-Bellied Blue Flycatchers, Black Eagle and Ceylon Frogmouths comprise the rest of the species of birds that hail from the Coorg district. Apart from normal birds, Coorg also has several species of Owls including Short Eared and Oriental Scops Owls which can often be seen after nightfall. Embark on a bird watching trail in the property to spot some of these exotic birds.

White Water Rafting – Barapole, Coorg

Coorg, located in a mountainous region is one of the sought out places for Whitewater Rafting, as the gradient offers the best conditions for speedy waters flowing over rocks causing drops in the river known as rapids in rafting, running through these rapids is what makes rafting an adventure to remember. Coorg lies in Western Ghats edging along the Deccan plateau, it catches best of the South West monsoon during the months of June till September, turning the landscape with many streams joining in to mighty rivers. Barapole is the river to Raft, considered to be the deadliest in Coorg due to its turbulent flow and the ambience that surrounds it. The most challenging Whitewater rafting opportunity in South India is the whitewater rafting on the Barapole river in South Coorg. The actual length of this run is between 3-4 KM, but the rapids on this river stretch can be a class 4-5 (depending on the rain). After the training session the rafters proceed towards the rapids, which are exotically named, "Morning Coffee", "Grasshopper", "Wicked Witch" and finally "Big Bang".

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka state in South India. The park ranges the foothills of the Western Ghats spreading down the Brahmagiri hills and south towards Kerala state. It lies between the latitudes 12°15'37.69"N and longitudes 76°17'34.4"E. The park covers 643 km2 (248 sq mi) located to the north-west of Bandipur National Park. The Kabini reservoir separates the two parks.

Mrityunjaya temple

The only temple in Karnataka is located at Marenad, Badagarakeri village in Kodagu district. This temple is the holy place of worship and main deity here is Lord Shiva.

Iruppu Falls

The Iruppu Falls (also Iruppu Falls) are located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River.

Kuruvadweep

(11°49′18″N 76°5′32″ECoordinates: 11°49′18″N 76°5′32″E) is a 950-acre (3.8 km2) protected river delta on the Kabini River in the Wayanad district, Kerala, India. Kuruvadweep is the only island surrounded with naturally purified water source in Kerala.

Pookode Lake

This is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. Pookode is a natural fresh water lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. It is 15 km away from Kalpetta.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

This is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, India. It has an extent of 344.44 km2 with four ranges namely Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. A variety of large wild animals such as Indian bison, elephant, deer and tiger are found there. There are also quite a few unusual birds in the sanctuary. In particular, peafowl tend to be very common in the area. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It is bestowed with lush green forests and rich wildlife. This wildlife area houses some of the rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna.