Filter 'kaapi' in Madikeri

Filter 'kaapi' in Madikeri

Adventure couple' is what we are generally addressed as. To add to our adventurous experiences, we decided to explore the scenic beauty of Coorg recently.

The estimated travel time is around five hours by car. We headed towards Mysuru Road. Our first stop was for our breakfast. After a rejeuvenating Filter 'kaapi' and 'Dosa', we continued our journey. Soon, we entered the dense forest, and could hear the chirping of birds.Even before we could realise, we reached our destination, which was Madikeri.

We booked at a homestay well in advance and headed to our little abode for the next three days which is located at the centre of the city. The view from the homestay was splendid. We did try the authentic Coorgi cuisine as well. It was flavourful and aromatic.

On day one, we left for the  Abbey Falls. What added excitement to our visit was that we got an instant photograph of us clicked by a photographer who was at the spot. The photograph will the falls in the background now takes a pride of place on the walls of my home.  While we were heading back to our homestay, it started raining. The showers made the place look even more breathtaking.

We sipped on a cup of strong filter 'kaapi' and enjoyed the rain from the balcony of our room.

On day two, Talakaveri and Raja Seat were on our itinerary.  One must be careful while driving to this location as this is situated at the highest peak and the roads are narrow. The view was breathtaking as we stood at the entrance of the Talakaveri –the birth place of river Cauvery. It was serene and calm. It seemed like the clouds had engulfed the entire place.

On our way back, we visited the Raja Seat known for its sunset view, flower garden and the toy train. We had scheduled Dubare Elephant Camp for the next day. Located on the banks of the river we had to take the motorboat to reach the other side of the river. We were lucky enough to see the elephants lazing in the river. We also got an opportunity to feed the elephants as well. Our trip was coming to an end and we were on our way back to Bengaluru.

(The author can be reached at michellemerlin6@gmail.com)

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