Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg

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3rd Sep 2017

Nature is Home, At the Foot Hill Camp, Coorg

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi

We had a memorable trip to Coorg, and we found a treasure.

“The Foot Hill Camp”.

Day 1
Photo of Coorg, Karnataka, India by Trip Jodi

Who might have not thought about staying in a tent, surrounded by trees, soothing chirps of birds,cool climate, and adding on to these if you get delicious authentic home made food — — That will be fantastic right !!

Staying in tents is an interesting thing, but many do not find it safe to.

We came to know about The Foot Hill camp through an interesting venture StayOnSkill .

DAY 1

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi

We reached foot hill camp at 5pm after a ride of approximately 350km ( i.e from Coimbatore to Coorg). We were welcomed by our dear host Ashith Achappa Mookonda, who’s a nature lover, a cycling enthusiast, a eco friendly tourism promoter.

The foothill camp is really nice, we could find well maintained tents which had an extra thatched roof setup and basements. The tents are surrounded by different varieties of trees and plants which gives a semi forest feel. As per Ashith there are 60 varieties of trees around the camp site.

Not just beautiful, though — the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.

When the sun shaded out we could see Ashit lighting lanterns all around our tents. The lights of the lantern spreaded a romantic feel.

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi

DAY 2

Day 2

Early mornings you wont need an alarms to help u wake up rather your eyes automatically opens with the sweet dawn chorus of birds.

We were all fresh with the cool climate of Coorg.

Its beautiful to cycle down to Namdroling monastery, Nisargadhama and few more attractions from the foothill camp a few tourist places near by.

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi

We went to Namdroling monastery, a little tibet in morning.

Photo of Namdroling Monastery, Tibetan GOLDEN TEMPLE, Sunkadahalli, Karnataka, India by Trip Jodi
Photo of Namdroling Monastery, Tibetan GOLDEN TEMPLE, Sunkadahalli, Karnataka, India by Trip Jodi

We roamed there hearing the chanting of mantras and their rhythmic prayers, interacting with the monks. We felt energised with the rhythm of drum beats and bells.

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi
Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi

We met Prashant, a marathon cyclist from Delhi who was also a guest like us to the camp.

Till noon we by ourself wandered and explored the places that google suggested us ( we will be writing about that in the next blog)

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi
Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi
Photo of Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India by Trip Jodi

In the evening, Ashith took us and Prashanth to a wonder full place to enjoy the sunset that too by cycle. We don’t know how to express what we saw in words. It was really an amaizing place. There was greenary all around , water canals and huge aqua ducts built, the scenic sunset view from the aqua duct. Hmmm it was simply awesome experience. We went for just enjoying the sunset, but the beauty of the place made us stay till the Moon lights up.

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi

At night we had delicious authentic home made Coorg food which was prepared by Mutthi amma, she is the foot hill camp’s official chef.

We were excited for the next day’s plan, and out of excitement we asked the same to Ashith. His reply was “ just wait and watch its full of surprises” .

DAY 3

Day 3

Morning at around 7:30 am we started off on our motorbikes without knowing where Ashith is taking us to.

Photo of Coorg, Karnataka, India by Trip Jodi

As our beloved host said, it was really a surprise he was showing us the true Coorg, ( we will write about the unexplored Coorg, which Ashith showed us soon)

“It’s very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.” ― Albert Hofmann

Photo of Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — The Foot Hill Camp, Coorg by Trip Jodi

Its great to get disconnected from city traffic and enjoy the cradle of nature, the perfect option is a visit to The Foot Hill Camp.

How to Reach : Reach Kushalnagar, Coorg. Then follow locations.

Per head expenditure : INR 1650 for Home made food, Accomodation in Coleman tents, Barbecue , cycle tour and a great host Ashith.

As originally posted at https://tripjodi.in/trip-jodi-visits-the-foothill-camp-coorg-with-stay-on-skill/

You can book The Foot Hill camp on AirBnB https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/10912075

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4 Comment(s)
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How true.
Sat 10 21 17, 06:17 · Reply · Report
I have been to Coorg but never had a chance to experience the Camping. would love to do it next time around:)
Mon 09 25 17, 23:33 · Reply · Report
It looks like you really find a treasure! I love the nature there!
Mon 09 25 17, 13:33 · Reply · Report
I love coorg. Always been a favorite.
Sat 09 23 17, 20:58 · Reply · Report