For several weeks, I'd been in the midst of a lot of work and I hated the commute in Bangalore. The traffic, the noise, the sounds, the smoke, and the over-abundance of people. I wanted to get away from all of this clamour and go somewhere where no one could reach me.
That's when a friend told me of this cozy little homestay in the heart of Coorg. It's called River Edge Valley and is on a hill that's quite close to the hill called Mandalpatti. Mandalpatti is famous for being a shooting spot and famous movies have been shot here in the past. One such movie is a the famous Kannada movie called Gaalipatta. I did some research on the place and decided that I wanted to see green hill ranges and get away from the noise. A major factor in convincing me to go there - apart from the place being beautiful - was that no phone signal would ever reach you ... except BSNL.
We decided we'd go on a weekend and decided to do the journey by bike considering it wasn't far off. I'd ridden to Coorg and farther places; this homestay wasn't going to be a challenge. Furthermore, the roads were amazing.