Discovering 'Green Relaxomorphins' in Jagale-Coorg

Tripoto
6th Oct 2016
Day 1

Relax- That word that gets amplified seeing the greens by the wayside on a road trip. These greens would go on to define the trip for me!

Photo of Mandya, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Little rivulet. Stopped here for lunch near Mysore

Photo of Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

On our way to Coorg. A small break at Srirangapatna

Photo of Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

My kid stopped to smell the marigolds and to play in the mud puddles between them

Photo of Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Sun choosing to come after a little rain. Confused lighting! Long Road ahead from Hunsur

Photo of Hunsur, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Some scenic Railway crossings that we passed- Hampapura

Photo of Hampapura, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

The gates open to Jagale Home Stay

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

The entrance to Jagale Home Stay. This is also where parked our car.

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels
Day 2

Both the blocks of Jagale Home Stay. We got the adjacent block on the right.

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Dinner Time at Jagale Homestay. You end up finding a new family everytime you come here. All the guests and hosts end up bonding over great food (Veg and Non Veg served separately)

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

The kids make some time for curling in the sofa and watching television along with the hosts

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Discover the Buddha in you. The Homestay's mezzanine floor is a beautiful library of sorts. I found Pele's biography and a few Photography Books to relax and read.

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Post Dinner, we sat in the sit out area by the garden, with magazines and stories from the hosts Pavita and Ramesh on Coorgi festivals, how the warrior clan has sport as part of its blood and stories from their estate of the local village of Balele and Nittur.

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels
Day 3

The next morning shows up beautifully as the sun cuts through the fog and mist

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Workers taking a walk through the estate, as the sun lights up the green paradise. I get a sense of Calm in the midst of these greens

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Walking through the estate, in the morning mist

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

I take a walk through their estate which surrounds their house block

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

The flowers are still moist and the spiders are estabilishing their territory through webs!

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

And More Spiders and Webs!

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

A little further down the estate, it leads to beautiful paddy fields of green. Its just been a few hours since we came, and the 'relaxomorphins' are well and truly settling in our bodies. No 3G, No Wifi, No Honking. So you now the formula for peace now?

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Behind the estate is the Nagarhole Reserve Forest. Beautiful Paths to go on random drives!

Photo of Nagarhole National Park Parking, Nagarhole Road, Nalkeri Forest, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Spotting the Spotted Deer!

Photo of Nagarhole Safari Main Gate, Nalkeri Forest, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Curving Roads and Lush Greenery and Trees by the Sides!

Photo of Nagarhole Safari Main Gate, Nalkeri Forest, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

And to think some people have homes in the hills near Nagarhole National Park

Photo of Nagarhole Road, Veeranahosahalli, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

The warmth of the sun on moist grass inside Nagarhole

Photo of Nagarhole National Park Parking, Nagarhole Road, Nalkeri Forest, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Back closer home! A school next to the house. One for the village!

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Peacocks chased by Spotted Deers!

Photo of Nagarahole National Park, Kodagu, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Kids upping the ante on the trampoline at the homestay.

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels

Good Byes are tough to stay here, given the warmth that we made with our guests/neighbours/hosts. We were full of love and 'green relaxomorphins' which would get extinguished as soon as we make our way through the chaos of the city drive.

Photo of Jagale Homestay, Balele, Karnataka, India by KatchuTravels
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Thanks Phaneendra. I should have added a bit more text to describe. i shall maybe edit the piece again.
Wed 02 08 17, 12:28 · Reply · Report
Great pictures with a good story in it..
Wed 02 08 17, 08:54 · Reply · Report