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Category: Destination

All About Coorg…

Deepti Sunil

Coorg is aptly called the ‘Scotland of India’. Lush foliage, picturesque places, delicious food, wide spaces of green land and plantations and hospitable people, these are just some of the attributes of Coorg, and the reason why people enjoy going to this place time and again.

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The Blue-winged Parakeet, also called the Malabar Parakeet is a species of parakeet endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. They can be spotted in small flocks in Coorg. These birds fly rapidly in forest clearings, making screeching sounds that differ from those of other parakeet species within their distribution range.

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The Kodava Costume

Deepti Sunil

Costumes, eating habits, beliefs, rituals, and body language are just some aspects which are largely influenced by a culture. Culture, indeed plays a huge role in shaping us, hence it won’t hurt to say that culture defines us.

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So Who Are the Kodavas?

Meena G. Iyer

What do we know about the Kodavas? Apart from the fact that pork and rice is their staple diet and weapons play a major role in their sect. Also, the beauty of their land they come from leaves you enchanted. Not much, do we? So, who are these Kodavas?

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Elephants are a big attraction, and quite literally at that. Getting close to these majestic beasts tamed by human beings who are probably 20 times less than their body mass (or lower) is thrilling and awe inspiring. Coorg has its own special spot to delight in watching these biggies.

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Wondrous Coorg…

Meena G. Iyer

What is the first thing that appeals to one on visiting a new place? The view? The food? No, it’s the climate. The weather of a place plays a huge role in influencing ones mood, don’t you think?

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If you ask what is so special about Coorg, the answer would be its beauty. The exquisiteness of Coorg is so enchanting that it leaves imprints on your mind and continues to haunt you, making you come back to this place again. One of the most visited tourist spots in South India happens to be…

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Igguthappa!

Bavna Achayya

Igguthappa is the guru of the Kodavas, one they look up to for guidance and the one they worship; the one who fulfils all that a Kodava asks for. The name literally translates to Iggu – rice/grain, and Thappa – giver.

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Deep in the hills of Coorg, at the foot of the Tadiandamol, the highest peak of Coorg, lies the Nalknad palace, an outstanding beauty. It is one of the smallest “palaces” I have come by so far, but it has an aura about it.

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Posted in: Culture Destination

Also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is the Anglicized name for this beautiful district of Karnataka. It is traditionally known as Kodagu to the locals, and is nestled amidst the ageless hills that line the southernmost edge of Karnataka which is also the Western Ghats.

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