Next we headed towards The Golden Temple in Bylakuppe.
2) Namdrolling Monastery or The Tibetan Golden Temple:-
This temple is a home for around 5000 monks and nuns and encloses a spiritual vibe which can be felt just as we enter the temple. The chants by monks soothes the mind and relaxes your soul. We sat here for some time and observed the beautiful tibetan architecture which takes you to a small Bhutan tour. The temple has 3 statues residing on one side.
After spending some valuable time here, we were supposed to head towards next destination. Coorg is famous for its coffee plantation and that's what was added next onto the list.
3) Coffee Plantations in Coorg:-
Coorg is one of the largest producers of coffee in India and a lot of tourists visit the privately owned coffee plantation to have a tour of coffee beans processing. We had a guide of one of the private properties who explained how the berries grow from its flowers, how they are harvested and then processed through a coffee processing unit. He introduced us to two main types of coffee i.e the Arabica and Robusta. Arabica is more demanding than Robusta due to its taste.
After exploring the coffee plantations, we headed towards Raja's Seat.
4) Raja' Seat:-
It has a garden filled with various variety of flowers and a musicals fountain. It offers a serene view from the top of hill and was a place for old kings of Coorg to observe the beauty of sunrise and sunset. They used to sit here to experience the nature's beauty and henceforth the name of place is 'Raja's Seat'.
As the day ended, we reached back to our resort. A bonfire night was planned and here's when all of the group members had a chance to introduce themselves to everyone. Even though some of them were friends by then as we already spent some time wandering through Coorg. We had some fun time, antakshari and then went for sleeping to charge our batteries for the next day.