31 July, 2013

A Perfect 10 day plan - Road Trip - Part II

Coorg is known as Scottland of India. I like Coorg when compared to other hill stations in South India like Kodaikanal and Ooty. You can see details of Part I of the trip here
Hope you loved my earlier post and here goes the second part..

Day 6 - Aug 14th: Abbey falls is a must visit, but you need to walk some distance. Don't go on a rainy day! We have a hanging bridge before the falls, which gives nice view of falls and it will be wonderful as water splashes on you :) Another famous water fall is 'Iruppu falls', it is difficult to cover both of these on same day, so you may cover it depending on your energy levels and interest to travel. One more beautiful place/ park is 'Raja's seat', where you can have fantastic view of valley. This can be visited in the evening by 4PM or so. Sunset happens early in Coorg, so, it's better to complete visiting places when there is light. 

Abbey falls, Coorg
Day 7 - Aug 15th: First of all, happy Independence day :) This might be a tiring day as it needs lot of travelling depending on the place where you are staying. If your accommodation is near madikeri, you may save some travelling time. First thing on the list would be 'Thala cauvery' which is the birth place of River Kauvery. Many people who visited Coorg mention that it is a must visit place here. This place has perfect misty weather always and it is at very high altitude, so, you will feel like touching the clouds. There is a small temple and there are many steps to climb to see an excellent view point. Bhagamandala is a place where river cauvery joins 2 tributaries named Kanake and Sujyoti. There is a temple of Lord Bhagundeshwara also here. While returning, you can visit Omkareshwar temple in the heart of Madikeri town.

Day 8 - Aug 16th: Since we have only 2 days left for our trip, you may take the decision of driving back by halting and taking rest for more time in Bangalore in the middle, or else, spend one more day in Coorg if you love adventure. There are many interesting activities in Coorg for adventure lovers. Few of those are - trekking in Kakkabe, madikeri, rafting in Dubare and rock climbing in kakkabe. This planning is completely dependent on weather. For others,who dont want to strain much, start to Bangalore after breakfast and reach by lunch time. You can plan for 'Nandi hills' which is a pleasant place that shouldn't be missed in Bangalore.
View from Raja's seat, Coorg

Day 9 - Aug 17th: Some of the good places to cover in and around Bangalore are Bannerghatta national park, Wonderla, Banshankari temple, Sanky tank and Shivasamudram falls. These may take more than a day, but depending on your preference, you can visit any of these. For example, A family with children may like Bannerghatta national park or Wonderla. 

Day 10 - Aug 18th: So, this is the last day of our tour. If you need enough rest so that you can go energized to office on monday, it is good to start early in the morning from Bangalore to Hyderabad. Hampi, A UNESCO heritage site is a village near Hospet in Northern Karnataka. This can be covered on the way to Hyderabad. 

Even though i visited most of the places mentioned in Part I and Part II of posts, i would love to visit them again. This trip can be extended to cover Coorg -> Mangalore -> udipi -> Goa, of course if you can get more leaves :) How do you like this trip plan? do let me know..

Until next time,


  1. Well explained :)..Glad to know abt you Mahathi... my friends were went to this place during our last semester but i could not joind with them for personal issue (marriage :)).. Now planning to visit their with my hubby and daughter..

  2. Thanks Bhawya.. I hope you will like the place..


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