TR# 25 Dec 2018
Coorg is a hill station near Mysore ( Karnataka, India) and famous for nature & coffee plantations. We booked a Zipcar from Bangalore airport and drove to Coorg which is approximately 250 Kms. It took about 6 hours to reach Coorg. On the way, we stopped for breakfast at Kamat restaurant, which is about 50 km from Bangalore. If you have not visited Kamat before, I strongly recommend stopping by. This is the third time we stopped by Kamat and it didn’t disappoint us.
We stayed at Club Mahindra. I think this is one of their best resorts spread across the valley with lots & lots of trees and coffee plantations. The day starts with the dawn chorus of birding singing excellent melodies. Throughout the day, a variety of birds are entertaining you with their beautiful songs.
We stayed for 3 nights and visited a number of places – Abbey Falls, Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery) & Coffee plantations. The city is also good to take a stroll. It is famous for spices. When we visited Coffee Plant, we could talk to the plant owner and she could explain to us the whole process on how the coffee gets ready for the market.
We couldn’t get much time to do bird photography but definitely, planning the next trip.