Call Of The Misty Mountains In Coorg
This time, I was on the lookout for an option to slow travel where I can recharge myself inhaling some fresh air away from the city chores. Yes, indeed Coorg seems to be the ideal one. It was in the mid of monsoon season when I arrived South-west of Katnataka, cradled in the Western Ghats, popularly known as Coorg. The weather seems perfect here, as this is the only time of the year when you can soothe your eyes in the greenery of coffee plantations and get lost in the woods of unknown hinterland. Coorg is actually a small town comprising of three districts, namely – Madikeri, Somwarpet and Virajpet.
On the way to Coorg, you reach a quaint small town named Kushalnagar, where one of the famous temples Namdroling Temple is located. Dalai Lama consecrated the monastery, founded by Prema Norbu Rinpoche. Surrounded by grooves of sandalwood; this monastery has been one of the largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet and is home to nearly 5000 monks. In the midst of coffee plantations & tranquil environment, the hilly town echoes with the chants & hymns from the monastery. The dazzling golden statues & the carvings of the sculptures on the walls of the temple reflect the craftsmanship of Tibetan culture.
As you walk past the coffee plantations & the misty green mountains eclipsed by the foggy atmosphere, you can sense your existence is spread across in the Nature where you can feel oneness. With slow pace, enchanted by the view, finally I reached the Abbey Falls. As I step through the stairs to reach the waterfall, I can hear the gushing sound of water. Once I reached the spot, amidst the noisy ambiance of the waterfall I find calmness within & just stood to get drenched in the vapors of the fall.
Here are some exciting alternatives that you can think of while in coorg! Apart from roaming around in the lush green mountains of Coorg, one can look at the Adventure activities as well. Zippling, rappelling, rock climbing and quad biking are the options for the Adventure freak people. You can also look out for lot of fun activities here. River rafting out here will be quite a thrill and monsoon is the perfect time for rafting when the river is in quick flow. If you are looking for some offbeat enjoyment, then it’s worthwhile to be part of Adventure Sports here.
The pollution free, soothing, cool atmosphere & the refreshing breeze will give you some break from the shackles of your daily routine. After visiting this place, one thing I can tell that if someone is looking to chill out & relax for someday, then this is the perfect place. You get to view green woody landscapes, cascading waterfall, misty mountains, dense tropical plantations and moreover,get involved in Adventure sports as well. No wonder this place is rightfully called as “Scotland Of India” & ” Kashmir of South”. And if you’re chocoholic & mochaholic, you shouldn’t forget to buy the homemade chocolates & freshly processed coffee.