My first trip with in-laws to Coorg. We had to attend a wedding at Bantwal. So it was decided to visit Coorg post wedding. We reached Mangalore by Matsyagandha express. From there we went to Bantwal by tempo traveller. The wedding was a traditional Karnataki style with authentic food served. Post wedding we hit the road to get to Coorg. All the way we could see coffee and pepper plantations.
|Native home, Bantwal|
|Flora Homes, Madikeri|
We reached Flora Homes, Madikeri late evening. We could relish yummy parboiled ghee rice for dinner. Flora Homes was the best place one can find for a family outing. We are free to use the kitchen and cook whatever we like. We bought small packets of masalas to cook from a nearby general store. We were served with breakfast and for lunch and dinner they ordered from nearby restaurants. It was surrounded by lush, green foliage and vibrant blooms and flowering plants. Weather was pleasant. We used to wake with a startle by the morning azaan from nearby Mosque. There was a treadmill, books to read, and television for entertainment.
We visited Talacauvery, Raja seat( not worth visiting ). We missed Namdroling Monastery which is actually a must visit place. Coorgi ladies drape saree in a different style. I got paan chocolates for my office staff and friends.
A relaxed trip is always the most enjoyable trip as we get time to spend with our family and friends