A left turn before reaching Kushalnagar will lead you to Bylakuppe, one of the largest Tibetan settlements in South India. You can foretell your arrival as soon as you spot increasing number of monks wrapped in maroon every two minutes into the journey. A 40 ft high gold plated Buddha at the Namdroling Monastery, the decorated altar and colorful paintings on the walls representing Tibetan culture will keep you glued for one good hour.
The route will take you through the dense thickets of coffee and hamlets, where you can stop for a cup of tea while witnessing the sun go down, filtering through the leaves, before you reach Madikeri. There are plenty Café Coffee Day outlets on the way for you to enjoy some classic coffee. But what's best about South India is their filter coffee, that you could taste in some of the local street side stores.
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The monastery is the first biggest tourist spot that falls between Bangalore and Coorg. Coorg is known for its coffee plantations, small day treks, gorgeous waterfalls and delicious spicy cuisine. From Madikeri Fort to Abbey Falls, Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary to Chomakund day trek, Coorg has a list of things to do to keep you busy and relaxed for the entire weekend.
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If you're a nature lover residing in Bangalore, this is one of the most scenic and easy going road trips in South India. So bring out the adventure nature love in you and see this quaint little hill station in Karnataka.
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