Chingaara Estate House, Coorg : A Weekend Sojourn 

Tripoto
11th May 2013
Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg : A Weekend Sojourn by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

A day spent in Coorg and you can definitely start to feel a refreshing escape from urban life. With a tropical wet climate and a hint of misty air, this place is deliciously beautiful. Also known as the Scotland of India, lies peacefully, this rural district among high mountains and lush green forests.

Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg : A Weekend Sojourn  1/3 by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg : A Weekend Sojourn  2/3 by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg : A Weekend Sojourn  3/3 by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Accomodation:

This resort is situated within the grounds of a 12 acre coffee estate, with working plantations of coffee and pepper amidst lush green tropical forests. A wide assortment of birds and wildlife, and the calm beauty of the shade grown coffee plantations just outside your window.

The resort in itself is an ideal place for trekking, mountain biking and bird watching. This region is home to more than 300 species of birds inhabiting the plantations and forests.

Activies:

Various activities range from Bird Watching, Bonfires, checking out their library, trekking to Honey Valley through the forest route, passing through creeks and waterfall.

The closest bus stop is Kabbinakadu Junction. Chingaara is about 2.5Kms uphill from Kabbinakadu Junction. The road is steep and is a mountain track and is impossible for cars and bikes to reach. You need to call in advance so that they pick you up from the junction in a jeep.

Dont forget to purchase home made wine, pure honey at affordable rates from the resort itself, at the end of the trip, Purely Heaven !

Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg District, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg District, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg District, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg District, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Pic Courtesy: Chingaara

Photo of Chingaara Estate House, Coorg District, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

A trek uphill from Chingaara can lead you to this resort, a worthwhile trek ofcourse ! Perched atop a mountain, Honey Valley is a homestay and a base camp for the tallest mountain, Mt.Tadianadamol (5,730 ft), in Coorg. Surrounded by the rainforests and a lush green coffee estate where you can find plants that produces black pepper and cardamom too.

Photo of Honey Valley Estate, Yevakapadi, Coorg, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi
Photo of Honey Valley Estate, Yevakapadi, Coorg, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

Pic Courtesy : Honey Valley

Photo of Honey Valley Estate, Yevakapadi, Coorg, Karnataka, India by Sanghamitra Bordoloi

The popular tourist attractions in Coorg, includes Bhagamandala, Talakaveri, Nisargadhama, Dubare, Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls and Nagarahole National Park. Pushpagiri and Brahmagiri if you are looking for other activities for the love of trekking and nature.

All in all a wonderful place to wind and not to be missed.

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