“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance
A Painter’s Paradise
Coorg always brings to mind dense green coffee plantations, gentle hills, the aroma of coffee beans, and chirping of birds.
Honey Valley Estate and Chingaara are among the better homestays at Coorg. Near Virajpet, this scenic estate boasts of some lovely views and trails, a host of birds, butterflies, insects, and a deep silence. It was at Honey Valley, a Christmas many moons ago, that I discovered the charms of a coffee plantation. The estate resort also boasts of having its own waterfall.