We reached Madikeri around 5:30 in the morning. Our plan for the first day was to trek the Mugilupete hill, before it becomes hot. We had booked a room in Samara Adam estate. The location of the estate was mind blowing but quite far from the city. It will be nice for the people who wants to spend their weekend with a view and amidst of greenery.
We had already said the estate people for a bike apparently they couldn't arrange a vehicle. So we had to wait for the auto to come and pick us. By the time auto came it was 9, our hopes to trek the Mugilupete was still high. We reached Mugilupete around 11:00 am, it was already sunny. Don't know what we were thinking, we started our trek when it was damn sunny.
Mugilupete is a bunch of hills located in the pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. We trekked all the way up to the view point. It takes almost an hour to trek, along the way here and there we stopped for photos. The view was so mesmerising we forgot all our tiredness. One should see how the mountains there will have the shadows of the clouds above them.
From there we came down, and went to a small falls that was situated near to Mulayangiri. We spent some time playing with water and relaxed ourselves. From there we came back to the city, we brought some gifts and spices, for which the coorg is famous. But we have to be careful with selecting the shops to buy. As there are many shops, one wouldn't know which one would have good quality of products. After the purchase we went directly to Raja's seat to watch sunset.
It was one hell of crowd, So many people to see the sunset. It was very nice, since it was cloudy we couldn't see the complete sunset but by far the best sunset I have witnessed. There will be lots and lots of shops outside Raja's seat, I took a colorful cotton candy, ate churmuri and loved every bit of it.
We then walked ourselves to a temple near Raja's seat, Omkareshwara temple. The temple was so quite and calm, we took blessings of Lord Shiva and spent some time in the temple until our driver arrived. We then had dinner at a hotel, BTW our driver was very sweet and guided us through all possible places
We were super tired went to the estate, the route to estate was quite long but was calm and peaceful. That's how we ended our first day at Coorg.