14 February, 2014

Coorg Chronicle - Day 2

Day 1 details here.

Our second day started afresh after taking rest in KSTDC Mayur valley. Cloudy mornings are wonderful in Coorg. Good for a walk. 
We have planned to visit maximum places on this day.
Tala Cauvery - Birth place of Cauvery
Our first destination was to 'Tala cauvery' which is around 48kms from Madikeri town. It has a temple and it is famous as birth place of river Cauvery.There are a series of steps to reach the top for an excellent view point, where we can have a 360 degree view of Brahmagiri hills. Even though climbing those many steps is difficult, its completely worth. 



Tala Cauvery - Entrance





Triveni Sangama - Bhagamandala
Returning back to Madikeri, around 8 kms on the way, we can see a tourist place called 'Bhagamandala', which is considered as 'Triveni sangamam'. It is a confluence of three rivers Cauvery, Kannike and Sujyothi. There is also a beautiful temple of Lord 'Bhagandeswara' to visit there.


After a sumptuous lunch in our hotel, we started to another famous tourist place in Coorg, which is 'Abbi/ Abbey falls'. This fall will be fantastic in rainy season. It has a hanging bridge just opposite to fall to have a good view. Water splashes on you with force in rainy season. It's awesome experience. Our next destination was on the way to Madikeri. It is 'Gaddige/ Raja's tombs'. This is a historic place with tombs of Raja Dodda Virajendra and Lingarajendra II. It is not very well maintained though. Many local people are using it for jogging and walking :)


Abbey falls - My fav place in Coorg











Gaddige

Other important tourist places within the Madikeri town are 'Madikeri fort' and 'Omkareshwara temple'. We returned to 'Raja's seat' to have a beautiful view of sunset in the evening. It gets dark early in Coorg, so there is not much to do in the evenings except for nature walk and shopping. Coorg is famous for coffee, home made chocolates and spices. Don't forget to buy some :)

We planned to visit Nisargadhama forest resort, Golden temple and Dubare elephant camp for Day 3 before returning to Bangalore through Mysore. So, more details on Day 3 in upcoming post :)

Hope you liked these details and pics.. 

Until next time,

4 comments:

sulekkha said...

I have always wanted to visit Coorg, and from your post I can see how beautiful and filled with history it is. Thanks for sharing.

Mahathi Ramya said...

You are welcome Sulekkha..Coorg is peaceful place and also good for white water rafting and trekking.

Roshni said...

I love the photos of the temple and the falls!

Mahathi Ramya said...

Thanks Roshini :)

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