Coorg- India’s very own Scotland

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Imagine waking up to the sight of towering mountains every day and sipping a cup of fresh steaming coffee in bed- if this is what the perfect honeymoon sounds like to you, then don’t think twice about heading to Coorg or Kodagu in Karnataka for a few days.


Rightly known as the ‘Scotland of India’, this small region which is better known in India for its wonderful coffee plantations is abundantly blessed by nature and is also famous for its local fiery delicacies. Don’t worry about the kind of accommodation you’ll find here, because there are plenty of resorts which promise newly-weds a great time as well as quaint ‘bed & breakfast’ facilities available in many coffee plantations for the more adventurous. We list the must-visit attractions in and around Coorg that your spouse and you are certain to enjoy:


Raja’s Seat- The best time to visit this popular tourist spot is early in the morning when you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous view and silence without much disturbance. In fact, you’ll be sitting in the very spot where ancient kings themselves would take time to watch the sunset with their families. What meets your eye is undisturbed scenery of blue skies, green valleys and majestic hills. It’s an ideal spot for a romantic picnic or simply to admire nature with your loved one by your side.




Abby Waterfalls- The word ‘abby’ simply means a ‘waterfall’ in the local language and that’s why visiting this spot a short distance away from Madikeri town is such a refresher. You will have to pass through quite a few cardamom and coffee plantations on your way here which makes the journey even more special.  The 70 ft high waterfalls are spectacular and offer a great backdrop if you plan to take pictures here. There’s even a hanging bridge which gives tourists a closer view of the falls.




Nisargadhama- This little island which is almost 30 kilometres away from Madikeri is surrounded on all sides by the Cauvery River and can only be accessed by walking across a hanging bridge. While it’s a no- no for the faint hearted, couples who like a dash of adventure will enjoy the green bamboo groves and other rich flora here. There’s even a deer park filled with Barasingha deer and facilities for elephant rides too.



Bylakuppe- Ever wanted to visit a Tibetan monastery in person? Bylekuppe is one of the many Tibetan settlements in India and is home to some lovely monasteries such as the Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey as well as Namdroling which is the most famous monastery here. Try the Tibetan favourite Thupka and different varieties of dim-sums which can be found in a few of the local shops. You’ll need at least one whole day to savour the quiet beauty of these monasteries but make Bylakuppe a stop in your itinerary.








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