Coorg, Karnataka, India
08th Jul 2016
Budget Travel, Hiking/Trekking, Nature, Road Trip
Tourist Home Stay, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India
APPLE - iPhone 6s
On outskirts of the Bangalore, we wanted to sit on the top of the bus. I found myself looking out of the window of the bus passing some amazing locations on the highway. We took our place and bus has started moving. It was so refreshing and soon it was freezing cold. I was not the same, sitting on the rooftop of the bus for the first time in my life and feeling the air rushing into my hair and pulling me backwards. It was just amazing. It might not be a great adventure but “First Time” things are always special.
We next went into a place called Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe is a small town. It has a police station, commercial banks, a telephone exchange, a post office, lodges and hotels. This town is home to the several Tibetan settlements. We have gone into the Tibetan temple and amazed by its architecture.
is all you can say when you walk into the huge living room and vast bed rooms with good facilities which is located in a beautiful scenery which were shown in books in the school times. And the space in front the living room makes you feel that you are away from the world and people. All you can feel is the nature and its perfume.
We next visited Raja's Seat which is located in 600mts from our place. We started walking on roads which were filled with fog and you can see only about 2 mts ahead. I love to walk, especially on these roads, it's gonna be amazing. We started walking and we reached Raja's seat in no time. We bought Radium bracelets which glow in dark and went inside the park. We took few group pics and went for dinner.
Rain washed Coorg is more beautiful than any other place I had seen. We started to Mandalpatti which is 71 kms away from our place. Paarth started playing Punjabi songs. He sang too. The beat in Punjabi songs is too good. We enjoyed it. After reaching Mandalpatti, we need to take their transport to go on to the hill. We took two jeeps and started moving. Driver was taking really fast and in a very rash manner. We were scared but soon we started enjoying the locations on the hill. After stopping the vehicle, we started climbing the hill. A small walk to the top of its highest peak blow us away. Extremely windy and raining heavily. The rain drops make us feel like the hits by pebbles. We were shivering and moving slowly by holding each other. We were freezing, even when were completely drenched in rain and couldn't stand stable due to extreme wind we clicked many pics :p. Location was worth-watching. It was not captured in pics as it was. All were completely exhausted.
The third day, we planned to go for White River Rafting. We took extra clothes too. The person who drove the boat was explaining the rules. His accent was perfect. He told us the escape rope which is tied on the corner is called “Oh, Shit” rope. We all started laughing loudly. When you were thrown into the river, you should be holding that rope to hold the boat. After starting the boat, instructor asked us to get down into the river. I was very much excited and jumped into the river. I don't even know swimming but with no fear I jumped into the river. I just love water and all games involved with it. I was not going back to the boat. I was requesting the instructor to leave for 5 more minutes. I just slept on the river with life jacket. I closed my eyes and enjoyed the moment.
Thanks to Coorg for showing the difference from the regular place to the beautiful nature we have ever seen.