01 February, 2014

Coorg chronicle - Day 1

We have planned for a peaceful 3 day trip to Coorg in December. Here are the details of Day 1:

Travel details: 
Bangalore to Coorg 
Distance: around 516 kms
Road condition : Very good (if, via Mysore)
Sunset from hotel

Started from Bangalore in the morning by car after analyzing 2 to 3 alternate ways to reach Coorg. Main route is through Mysore, Google suggests some other alternative to travel on Mangalore highway. I would say, going through Mysore is the best. Road condition is good, but since we didn't knew this, we went through some alternative route suggested by google maps which is in very bad condition. Roads were very narrow and at one place there is no road at all, only muddy road with bumps. Another advantage of Mysore road is availability of food on the route. There are a plenty of Cofee days on the way. Because of alternate route and bad roads, it took around 6 hrs for us to reach Kushal nagar which is 30kms from Madikeri town.

View from Raja's seat
We had lunch at Shanthi Bites restaurant in Kushal nagar, which is good only for Chinese varieties. We reached madikeri by afternoon and checked in to hotel 'KSTDC Mayur valley', which is nearer to a tourist place called 'Raja's seat'. It is both economical and comfortable. A non A/C Deluxe room costs around Rs.3000/- per day. All rooms in first floor have fantastic view of the valley. Even the restaurant has good view and it is excellent to have snacks in the restaurant watching sunset . It becomes dark very early in Coorg and the only place that we could visit on that day is 'Raja's seat' near our hotel. It is a normal park with a toy train, excellent view and nothing much. 
Cloudy Madikeri town - View from hotel

We planned a busy itinerary for next day. Will give details in next post.
Day 2 details here.

Until next time,


  1. Coorg is on my radar for so long. Thanks for the info on how to reach there.

  2. Glad that you found it useful Renuka :)


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