A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg

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3rd Feb 2015

A view of the town from a hill in Madikeri

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

Red Challet Room

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

Red Challet Balcony

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

A part in the Raja's Seat

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

Sunset from the Raja's Seat

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

Dubare Elephant Camp

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

At Nisarga Dhama

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

Golden Temple

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

Abby Falls

Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of A Short & Sweet Affair with Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas

Coorg with its coffee plantations, verdant hills, quiet and yet lively habitations and above all the lung-cleansing freshness is the perfect setting for a short family trip. So, there we went, three of us and brought back memories to be cherished for years.

First, the homestay, the Red Chalet. Located very close to the main town, just a 5 minutes auto-rickshaw drive away, this homestay is really a home away from home. The rooms, the facilities, and most importantly the hospitality of the owner is overwhelming. In fact, the pleasant stay helped in setting the mood for a pleasant trip to a large extent.

We didn’t cover all the suggested ‘tourist attractions’ that Coorg have. Rather we preferred a mix-n-match. So our first day after breakfast sojourn was to a nearby hill and a small hike, which gave us a picturesque view of the town and its surroundings. The same itinerary also included a visit to the Raja’s Seat, the sunset point in the city. And believe me, it was worth the visit. The sunset with its ethereal glory will never fail to mesmerize you.

Next day we covered Dubare Elephant camp, Nisargadhama, the Golden Temple and Abby Falls. An elephant ride in the Dubare camp, those extremely fluffy rabbits in Nisargadhama, an awe inspiring presence of the Golden Temple and a leisurely walk towards the Abby Falls are our takeaways from this trip. While each had their own charm, we liked the Golden temple most.

After an exciting and tiring day coming back to the homestay was like a much needed relief and the next day we bade adieu to Coorg, taking back galore of pictures in each of our cameras. 

This is a very good homestay at in Madikeri town and just 1 km away from the bus stand. We loved the homestay because of its high quality services at a very reasonable price, the hospitality of Mrs. Thelma and her family and for the central location.
Photo of The Red Challet, Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of The Red Challet, Madikeri, Coorg by Rini Biswas
A place to watch brilliant sunset.
Photo of Raja's Seat, Coorg by Rini Biswas
Photo of Raja's Seat, Coorg by Rini Biswas
One of the attractions in Coorg
Photo of Abbey Falls, Hebbettageri, Karnataka, India by Rini Biswas
Nothing new to say. A monastery for me would always feel like heaven and this one didn't disappoint either.
Photo of Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Rini Biswas
Photo of Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Rini Biswas
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Bhaskar Debnath
Hi Rini, could you kindly share the contact number of Red Chalet..does they provide campfire?
Sat 05 02 15, 15:41 · Reply (1) · Edit · Delete ·
Bhaskar, I'm so sorry for this awful delay. Actually people generally send message if they need the contact details and so I didn't heck your comment. Here is the contact number: 09480788503
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