Then we returned our scooty and boarded the bus to Mangalore, picking up some homemade chocolates and coffee on the way. We reached Mangalore around 10 pm and went to the railway station. Our train, delayed by about an hour, started at 1 am and we reached college by 9 am.
Tips & Pointers:
1. Most of the attractions in Coorg are far away from each other. Own conveyance is the best option to travel, only option, in some cases. You can hire cars from Zoomcar or two-wheelers from Royal Brothers in Madikeri. You can head to www.royalbrothers.com for booking.
2. If you're looking to trek any of the peaks, try finding accommodation near the starting point and complete the trek by noon. King's Cottage was the perfect place in this regard. One room had enough space for 4-5 people. We were served dinner and packed breakfast on the day of the trek since there is no habitation near the place.
3. The most popular accommodation choices in Coorg are homestays. There are a lot of resorts and coffee plantations that offer accommodation at their place. Most of these are concentrated around Madikeri. Even if you aren't able to get an accommodation at a plantation, try going to one, talk to the owner, and you might get a tour of the site anyway. Coorg is one place where you can easily spend a week in one of the many resorts available.
4. Chocolates from Choci Coorg, near Madikeri bus stand are amazing. Slightly expensive, but amazing.
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