Monday, November 05, 2007


I wanted to visit Coorg (aka Scotland of India) for a long time. Finally I made it with a 3-day trip. For this trip I made self-arrangements for stay and commute (Guys, if you want to know the contacts, get in touch).

Home stay @ Temple view estate
(The ideal choice will be a nice home stay in a reclusive coffee estate. But there are plenty in Coorg in various tariff ranges)
The host were very cordial and friendly. They served us a very sumptuous breakfast and dinner.

(It is better to have a car at your disposal)

From Bangalore - Mercara is around 250kms.
Bangalore - Srirangapatna - Ranganthittu - Hunsur - Mercara
I stayed in Biramada (near Ammathi). So I took a diversion after Hunsur that takes me to Virajpet.
Places to see:
Coorg is a district and there are lot of places to see. Mercara is the capital.

  1. Abby Falls
  2. Raja Seat
  1. Nisargadhama is place where cauvery forks and rejoins to create a small island with bamboo forest
  2. Golden Temple - It is in Tibet settlement area. The temple has a 62ft Buddha statue covered with gold plates.
  3. Harangi Dam - Huge dam with a span of ~2500m across cauvery. This has very nice view.
Dubare Elephant camp is place where the elephants are tammed and trained. You have to cross the wild cauvery river to reach the camp.

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary:
En route you can spare some time to do bird watching

More info:

Photos: (Canon PS A720 IS)

Estate house @ Temple View Estate

Withering flower @ Temple View estate

Flora @ Temple View estate

Flora @ Temple View estate

Pepper Plant @ Temple View Estate

Rain drops @ Temple View Estate

Rain drops @ Temple View Estate

Dew drops @ Temple View Estate

Coffee estate @ Temple View Estate

Coffee Estate @ Temple View Estate

Estate @ Temple View Estate

Private road at the estate

Coffee beans @ Temple View Estate

Raja Seat

Sun Set @ Raja Seat

Panaromic view @ Raja Seat

Dry Tree @ Raja Seat

Abby Falls

Abby Falls

Abby Falls (increased Shutter lag)

Big spider @ Abby falls

Another one @ abby falls

bamboo forests @ Nisarghadhama

Hanging bridge @ Nisarghadhama

Cauvery @ Nisarghadhamma

Harangi dam gates (closed)

Harangi Dam from longshot

Golden temple tower

Golden temple entrance

Buddha @ Golden Temple

Cauvery @ Dubare

Cauvery @ Dubare

Dubare Elephant camp

Cauvery @ Dubare

Birds @ Ranganthittu

Birds @ Ranganthittu

Lily @ Ranganthittu

Birds @ Ranganthittu


scrap book... said...

Nice pics as usual mate.
I have done some 10 odd trips to Coorg, still seeing these photos make me long for another trip.

Happy Touring

Arunkumar said...

nice snaps da lord.. rain drops snaps are eye-catching..

guess u did a lot of homework(as usual) for the trip and am sure u had a gr8 one what with those 2 places (abby falls and raja seat) looking so romantic :)

Canon looks to be a super buy for you !!! Gr8 going da...

Anonymous said...

As arun mentioned, pictures look awesome. u should try the boathouse in kerala backwaters. heard that's a lot of fun and a good romantic getaway!

Rajakumar said...

Somehow everything was in place this time. This was apt time to visit coorg. Got to enjoy the good climate and lush green surroundings.


I had already been to munnar, chirai and cochin. Didn't try houseboat, but should do it sometime.

Anonymous said...

nice pictures.done justice to corg.visit the jade near nagarahole sanctuary for a truly different experience.thier site is

Miltan said...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I was also planning to visit Coorg this october. How about staying in Nisargadhama ? We will be a 6 people group [family with a 4yr kid]. Do you think that Nisargadhama would be a good option ? Also if we get in Nisargadhama, where should I keep my car ? It's a Qualis.