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Coorg. Known throughout the world as the ‘Coffee Cup of India’, is a perfect home away from home for the discerning traveler. A lush plantation paradise punctuated by pristine forests, this land has a unique charm of its own which has not been spoilt by the intrusive hand of man. Fresh air, captivating sounds of nature and the heavy fragrance of seasonal coffee blossoms refresh one’s senses.

In this Blog on Coorg, we take you on a trail of tropical evergreen forests, to a long – gone era of tales of a land in sprawling homesteads. Spiced with a dash of the local lore and sprinkled with a colonial legacy it is a bastion of an age bygone. And your experiences can find a place here as well. Come home to a Blog on Coorg!

The kitchens of Evolve Back are famed for the originality and sumptuousness of their platters. Made from the freshest and finest produce, and served in some of the most spectacular settings, the Evolve Back repast offers an extensive selection of the finest in Indian and Continental cuisines. Our table also boasts a creative vernacular flavour…

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The kitchens of Evolve Back are famed for the originality and sumptuousness of their platters. Made from the freshest and finest produce, and served in some of the most spectacular settings, the Evolve Back repast offers an extensive selection of the finest in Indian and Continental cuisines. Our table also boasts a creative vernacular flavour…

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Cruising along from Srirangapatnam, be prepared for a steady increase in the traffic and longer waits at the signal lights. Well, the reason is you are entering the city of palaces aka the cultural capital of Karnataka aka Mysore.  Also called Mysuru now, it is located about 20 km from Srirangapatnam and is one of…

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Fern Fever

Gowri Subramanya

It’s not a cool alliteration I made up. Fern fever was a trendy phrase in the 1800s in the United Kingdom and America. A phrase that, in today’s form, as #FernFever would have millions of followers on Instagram.  A phrase that someone would use to describe their latest hobby with a guilty giggle, much the…

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Continuing our journey from Bangalore to Coorg and moving on from Maddur leads you to the prosperous town of Mandya also known as Sakkara Nadu, which translates into Sweet land.   But before that, it is a great idea to take a detour from Maddur to witness the magnificent beauty of the Gaganachukki and Bharachukki falls….

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Toys, temples and treats galore Back on your journey, with the sweet taste of Mysore pak still lingering in your mouth, it is time to reach the little ‘land of toys’ aka Channapatna.  Just about 12 km from Ramnagara, Channapatna is fondly called “Gombegala nagara” or town of toys.  Known for colourful wooden toys that…

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Often quoted and sometimes debated in several contexts, the saying ‘the Journey matters more than the Destination’ is definitely a popular one when it comes to road trips. And when the road trip is between Bangalore and Coorg via Mysore, there is no denying the fact that the journey is as exciting as the destination.  …

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On a recent visit to Coorg, I was looking for something different to do and my research led me to Nalknad Palace. This is not a palace in the conventional sense (in fact the board here reads Government Museum). So what greet me is a modest two storied structure set amidst a nice landscape. The…

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Mother Goddess Kaveri

Neelamma Subramani

Thousands of years ago human settlements grew up around great rivers and this is how modern civilisation began. Every river has a story behind and one such is of River Kaveri which took birth at Talakaveri at Kodagu district located in Karnataka state, India. For Kodava’s river Kaveri is not just a river, but form their…

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Throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia, the Bulbul has a reputation in folklore and culture that is rivalled only by the nightingale in Europe and the Koel in India. At an esoteric level, the Bulbul has inspired poetry, spiritual metaphors in literature and featured largely in musical renditions of romantic lyrics in many languages…

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