02 March, 2014

Coorg Chronicle - Day 3

Read on Day 1 and Day 2 details..

Elephant bathing demo - Dubare
This is the last day in Coorg tour :( Since we planned to visit Brindavan Gardens in Mysore in the evening, we bade farewell to Coorg by afternoon itself. So, the places that we covered on Day 3 are on the way back to Mysore.

Our first destination was to Dubare Elephant camp. It is about 28kms from Madikeri. There is a ticket for boat ride, as the Elephant camp is on the other side of the river. It seems expensive as there is a ticket to buy for every small thing like boat ride, Elephant bathing, feeding, demo on Elephant grooming etc., But, overall experience is good, as you can see Elephants from near and also bath them with the help of guide and Elephant splashes water on you :) There are many Elephants in the area, i don't say, place is very dirty, but manageable.

Looks so innocent!

Nisarga dhama forest resort

Golden temple

Buddhist monastery, Kushal nagar

Our next destination was to Forest resort 'Kaveri Nisarga dhama', which is 12 kms from Dubare. This resort is not well maintained now. There is a hanging bridge at the entrance over river cauvery and the resort has cottages for accommodation. When i visited Coorg 8 years ago, this place was fantastic with greenery, but now, all the trees and plants are dried. There is deer park, small canteen and river gushing besides. There is a place to step into water and play, which is the only best experience in Nisarga dhama. There is a shopping complex outside with homemade chocolates, spices etc., So, you can shop here if you missed to shop something in Coorg. 

Our last visit was to Budhist monastery which is a golden temple. It is a Tibitian monastery, also called Namdroling monastery situated in Kushal nagar. There are around 7000 budhist monks studying there today. Temple is a must visit with 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues. Surroundings are clean and peaceful. Don't miss shopping the traditional Tibitian wind chimes and hand fans.

So, this was our trip details.. Hope you liked it. We couldnt go for white water rafting due to time constraint, Please plan in rainy seasons for rafting in Dubare. 

Until next time,

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