"It matters not what someone is born; but what they grow to be - J.K. Rowling"
There is a point in life where you decide to do things out of the blue.
And you know the rest.
Our journey started in Hyderabad.
Destination 1: Mysuru
Mysuru can be reached by Road, Rail or Air. After 14 hrs of sharing a single berth in a train, we reached the former city ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty.
Majestic on the outside and simple on the inside. The palace was built blending Indo- Saracenic architecture.
The palace also houses a smaller museum with the household artifacts of the kings and their children.
Moving on, we visited Balmuri Falls. It's 15 kms away from the city. I should say, do not expect typical water falls. It's a good place to chill and eat with a group of friends but not much of a nature's wonder. I leave the choice to you. To visit or not to visit.
We returned back to our stay in middle of the shopping arena, checked out and charted our journey to Coorg. KSRTC has direct buses to Coorg ( Kushal Nagar) and is a 4 hr journey. After reaching, we hired a bike. And that ride was one hell of a ride of my entire life.
DISCLAIMER: It is highly not recommended by locals as elephants roam the roads at night. We had to because we had no choice. So yes, it was a 22 km ride, in middle of the forest, at 12:30 AM to reach our stay, Zostel.
But also, it was worth it. We woke up to beauty, surrounded by coffee plantations, drizzle and the smell of fresh mud.
Coorg offers home stays. If you would love to experience the true essence of Kodagu (Coorg) try them.