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Category: Destination

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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Posted in: Destination Nature

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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Battles Fought and Won

Lakshmi Sharath

We were in Madikeri when we heard this story. A Haleri king was on a hunting expedition when he suddenly saw his hunting dogs were being chased by a hare in a small hillock. He decided to build a fort there as he felt that there was a powerful energy in the region which made…

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Posted in: Destination

Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, Coorg is quite popular among travellers. It was a dream come true for me; a trip that should have happened 4 years ago was finally coming together, and this time two other friends and I were looking forward to it. The one place we knew we had to visit was…

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