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Winter is coming. The season brings joys to the Kodavas, and you may ask why! For the simple reason that the festival “Puttari” falls at the end of November and beginning of December where the family members get together and celebrate this festival which they most look forward to.

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A lonely sage worships the Creator and begets a beautiful daughter. The daughter, in order to keep him and the people of his land happy and prosperous, becomes a river thus turning the land green and fertile and pouring her blessings on many.

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The Planter’s Bungalow

Poornima Dasharathi

Living in a Bungalow surrounded by Coffee Plantations seems surreal. If the Bungalow is an old Planters’ Bungalow from the 1800s, it adds to the charm of the entire estate. The Bungalows come in different sizes – large and still larger – for I haven’t seen a small compact Planter’s Bungalow yet. The spaciousness of…

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Posted in: Destination People

What do Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, Maneyapanda Somaiya, Ashwini Nachappa, Robin Uthappa, Biddu Appaiah, Prasad Bidapa and Nidhi Subbaiah have in common? Here’s more about these people to help you answer the question.

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Posted in: Culture People

Coorg is home to the robust, martial race of people known as Kodavas. Legend has it that during Alexander the Great’s invasion in 327 BC, many of his soldiers married natives of Coorg and settled down here. The Kodavas have their own distinct culture and heritage which they have zealously guarded over the years. To…

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Coorg: the Weekend Getaway

Poornima Dasharathi

Summer has been really harsh on the city, and we had decided on a holiday. Though the hills were the convenient escape, we were looking at the choices – Kerala, Ooty, and Coorg. We settled on Coorg as usual. Sometimes I think we, Bangaloreans, take Coorg for granted. I mean if the Western Ghats weren’t…

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The Kodava Way of Life…

Adishesh Sunil

Kodagu, commonly known by its anglicized name, Coorg is known to the world as the ‘Coffee Capital of India’. On a personal note however, I would like to call attention to the food in the region, which is simply exemplary. Kodava cuisine is unmatched with most other cuisines in the world. Kodavas are born foodies…

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