“Some things are not to be told, you either live it or you don’t, but they are not to be told”.
Having said that, here I am writing about my inexplicable trip to a place, which holds true to its name.
I had just finished my Masters from Manipal and was in desperate need for a break after the hectic, overwhelming exams. While others were planning of tripping (pun intended) in Goa, I and my fiancé were busy planning for a place to revive back our energy (as my fiancé had to bear the brunt of my stress).
So we started hunting for places where we can just relax under the cool shades of the tree and go around snapping the picturesque views. The first place that popped up in google and caught our attention was Coorg. I had heard a lot about Coorg from my friends, who had visited recently, and were raving about the scenic beauties, the streams flowing and making their ways through the mountain cracks, the surplus amount of wild life sanctuaries situated right amidst and surrounding the place. With no further doubt or hesitation we decided to hitchhike Coorg.
The easiest way to reach Coorg, is take a cab ride, which can cost you a whopping 5000 Rupees. We on the other hand, took a bus ride (and I am happy I did), as we were told that the road leading to Coorg from Manipal is surreal. There are no direct buses to Coorg from Manipal, so we had to take one from Udupi. The distance from Udupi to Madikeri – the tourist hub of Coorg, will take an average of 4.30 hours. Also, we realized that almost all of the tourist spots in Coorg were located both in and around Kushalnagar or Madikeri. Hence, we decided to stay at a place which falls amidst the two tourist nuclei spots that would make our commute a bit easy. We googled and found out that, a town named Virajpet is 1 hour equidistant from Kushalnagar and Madikeri. We immediately checked for any OYO rooms near Virajpet (with no hopes of finding any) and to our surprise found many. We chose a couple friendly one, MV Residency OYO 12347, and thus, began our journey from Udupi to Coorg.