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A Day to Remember

Dr. Bishan Monnappa

I sent my daughter to school at 7A.M., at about the same time the sun was coming up. It looked like a good day for bird sighting in Coorg!   I always have my photography gear on me, and because I had some time to spare, I took a stroll through a coffee estate to…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

While catching up with some college friends over lunch, I casually mentioned Coorg to them.  It got them all excited and before I knew it, they enthusiastically named places and things one could do there. One insisted that I make a trip to Talacauvery and visit the temple, while the other was gung-ho about Dubare,…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

Chombooka is not some kind of bogeyman out there to scare children off. Nor is it a character in a story re-discovered by parents to terrorise their children into keeping quiet and going to sleep. It is, in fact, the name by which the people of Coorg refer to the Greater Coucal, or Crow Pheasant….

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Serenity at close quarters

Sharada Balasubramanian

Coorg, popularly known as the Scotland of India, truly deserves its sobriquet. The coffee estates, the rich history, the Kodavas, and the forests, can take you to a tranquil life. On an early morning, we drove down to Coorg from Bangalore. It was the month of September, just the time when rains ceded and one…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

A plantation tour at our flagship resort in Coorg is a bundle of delights. Sprightly green pepper vines sharing community space with stately arabica coffee plants, the sighting of an unusually coloured bird as it flits past your line of vision, a sighting of the common Rat snake and the tell-tale (pulse quickening!) signs of…

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Ekadanta

Shrinidhi Hande

Our Coorg trip in 2007 was a memorable one. Most memorable part of the trip was the time spent at Dubare elephant camp. The camp is located adjacent to the Kabini river and everyday the tamed elephants are brought here for a bath. Tourists can give these elephants a bath or feed them. Elephant ride…

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Coffee by the Yard

Jose Ramapuram

The Robusta Coffee bushes at Chikkanahally Estate were laden with ripe, red coffee cherries during my visit to Coorg in January this year.   The harvest had just commenced, so after my evening coffee, I stepped out of the estate bungalow with my camera and walked slowly along the rough mud road to the coffee…

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Posted in: Destination People

On one of my visits to Sidapur in Coorg, I went birding amidst the coffee plantations, armed with binoculars. It was a novel and pleasurable experience to be out without a heavy camera and lens. The season being the monsoons, a bit of rain fell occasionally… I decided to concentrate on a road running between…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

The narrow path slits the dense forest into two parts. Bamboo thickets lean into the void created by the course, blocking direct sunlight. Packed undergrowth limits my view of the forest. The canopy is crowded with tall tropical trees jostling for space and sunlight. Birds chirp continuously, hidden somewhere along the branches, never coming out…

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A mini Tibet in Coorg

Deepak Amembal

A mini Tibet in South India, 2,000 kilometres from Tibet! To know the Tibetan way of life and to see the Golden Temple, the people in South India need not venture very far from their homes. A few kilometres from Madikeri in Karnataka is Bylakuppe where the Indian government had leased 3,000 acres of land…

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