Scotland in India : Coorg

19th Apr 2019

Must ask them names of each elephant

Photo of Scotland in India : Coorg by Saurabh Bagakar

A village in South West of India called Madikeri also known as Coorg. This is a place where you'll find greenery, elephants, breathtaking views and peace with some amazing coffee.

I made this journey with couple of my friends to cover most of it in a long weekend. So here is my story.

Journey from Pune/ Mumbai:

Flight till Bangaluru : 3000 INR

Bus from Kempegowda Airport to Madikeri : 600 INR

Stay at Madikeri : 4500 INR for 2 days

As we reached the guesthouse, owner was quite helpful and hooked us with a Cab in which did cost us for 1000 for a day trip to :

It is temple with beautiful ambiance, must visit during prayers.

Photo of Bhagamandala, Coorg, Karnataka, India by Saurabh Bagakar

This is a temple of goddess Kaveri, with a breathtaking view from top of Madikeri.

Well this falls was a disappointment for us as there was not much water flow.

Photo of Abbey Falls Madkeri, Abbey falls, madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka, India by Saurabh Bagakar

A place which is quite known in Coorg and has a beautiful sunset.

Photo of Raja's Seat, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Saurabh Bagakar

After this we did end our first day and explored street food and places to shop.

On the second day we did hire a Jeep from same guy as we had to visit Mandalpatti which is a off road journey and the whole day did cost us around 2000 INR per day.

Journey of second day started early morning by 5 am.

Day 2
Photo of Mandalpatti Peak, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Saurabh Bagakar

After all fog, off roads and sunrise we had our breakfast. We were all set for next ride for

One of the best place that I found in Madikeri, also must try Ice Tea at Buddha Cafe near temple's parking.

Nisargadhama is more like a zoo. Also there are shops outside along with some rides.

Photo of Nisargadhama, Karnataka by Saurabh Bagakar

Another place for which coorg is known for and a must visit place.

Also just for fun, ask the caretakers to tell names of elephants. They do got quite good names. You'll get to feed elephants and watch them have bath.

His name is Manoranjan!

Photo of Dubare Elephant Camp, Nanjarayapatna, Coorg, Karnataka, India by Saurabh Bagakar

Well after this we did end our journey at coorg by doing some shopping of coffee.

Next day we had ample amount of time to reach Bangalore airport, so we took a detour from Mysore Palace.

This is it from my journey and we said Vamos Pune!

Hope you have a great safar...

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