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A strategic friendship treaty was signed between Dodda Veerarajendra and the British East India Company in 1790. This was primarily to jointly fight their common enemy: Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Coorg thus became a quasi-protectorate of the British. As a token of tribute, two elephants were presented annually by the Rajas of Coorg to the…

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photographer's guide

Once you explore the nearby places in Madikeri for a day’s excursion, as noted in my previous article ( Photographer’s Guide ) it’s time to explore other areas that are sure to thrill you. Let’s look into some photogenic and must-visit places in Coorg for a serious photographer. Mandalpatti (famously known as Mugilpete) Coorg’s best-kept…

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Kopi Luwak

Vikram Nanjappa

One evening while walking through the coffee plantation at Evolve Back, Coorg I came across something unusual – civet droppings with undigested coffee beans! Kopi Luwak in Evolve Back, Coorg! While coffee aficionados the world over are familiar with the world’s most exotic and expensive coffee – Kopi Luwak also known as Civet Coffee –…

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When you think of Coorg, you’ll invariably think of lush green meadows, waterfalls, temples, monuments, and culture. There’s something for everyone. This means as a photographer you have a variety of choices in front of you. So, here’s a Coorg guide from a photographer’s perspective that might help you immensely in planning your trip around…

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The Enchanted Woods!

Kanishka Sarangi

We limbered as we walked through the exhausting, yet enchanted woods of Coorg in search of those brilliantly colored inhabitants of the forest. The fascinating tune formed by the dwellers as they sang synchronously, was so misleading. But then a glimmer of bright green caught the eyes of the earthy, uprising the slightest sense of…

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were most disappointed on hearing from the Logins of the developments in Rome. Once again, the Queen was surprisingly compassionate towards her goddaughter, and pinned the blame on her son and heir, Bertie. Now that all hopes of uniting Maharaja Duleep Singh of Punjab and Princess Victoria Gowramma of Coorg in matrimony…

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Veerarajendra & Gowramma in London - 1852

A remarkable event took place on 30 June 1852 in Queen Victoria’s private chapel at Buckingham Palace, London. An Indian princess was baptised in the presence of the Queen, her family, senior officials of the Government, and the Directors of the East India Company. The princess was 11-year-old Princess Victoria Gowramma, daughter of Chikka Veerarajendra,…

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Waterfall Coorg

Waterfalls – Evolve Back, Coorg Coorg’s best-kept secret for a long time is the charming place called Mandalpatti. Mandalpatti also called as Mugilpete which translates to the Market of Clouds. It’s roughly about 20 km from Madikeri, and you can plan to cover it after Abbey falls as they are on the same route. Only…

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Mesmerizing-Monsoons-1

Thick fog that turns it into a mystery land, cool breeze that gives a chill and also the thrill of experiencing the hot beverages, and the rains that clears the thick fog cover to unravel the vast lush green landscapes that seems never ending are just a few reasons why you should head to Coorg—The…

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Puthari – the Harvest Feast!

Nitin Kushalappa Mookonda Poonacha

The word Puthari comes from Puth Ari meaning ‘new rice’. It is the harvest festival of the people of Kodagu. Formerly, Puthari was a week long celebration. Paddy is harvested in the Kodava month of Birchyaar (around December, when the sun is in the zodiac sign of ‘Scorpio’) in Kodagu. Incidentally, Puthari is celebrated in…

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