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Jigyasha Prasad Jul 22 2014

What can one do during the monsoons in Coorg?

Debangana Sen Jul 22 2014
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Although beautiful throughout the year, monsoons in Coorg bring out a mystical, ethereal quality about this charming hill station.

Aerial view of Coorg paddy fields (from the official Facebook site)

If you are planning to visit during this season, here are a few things working in your favour.

1. Most tourists tend to avoid the “off season”, so you are most likely going to have the place all to yourself. This is exactly why during monsoons, Coorg becomes one of the most romantic spots in the world.

2. The offseason can get you awesome deals on flights and hotels, which are a good deal cheaper than the regular tourist season.

View from a hotel room (from the official Facebook site)

3. The many streams and cascading waterfalls in Coorg, which are its prized attractions, are at their stunning best during the monsoons. Similarly, the rain-washed woods and the sprawling coffee plantations enshrouded in a misty veil, are a sight to behold during this time.

Places to visit

Coorg is resplendent during monsoons. Among places to visit in Coorg, Abbey Falls and Irupu Falls are not to be missed. Swollen with rain water, these two waterfalls gush out huge volumes of water that thunders down onto the rocks below. Located amidst lush coffee and spice plantations, the trek to Abbey Falls is delightful as is the drive to Irupu Falls that passes through Nagarhole.

Abbey Falls (by Nmadhubala)

The Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery is one of the 10 best monasteries in India. Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Talakaveri and Omkareshwara Temple are some of the other attractions. During monsoons the source of the Kaveri River from Talakaveri becomes even more conspicuous.

Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery (by Challian)

Things to do

Monsoons in Coorg
are meant to be savoured. There are several things to do here during this season. While treks or hiking deep into the woods is not advisable during the monsoons as the terrain can be treacherous, you can take short walks to explore the coffee/spice plantations.

A forest trail in Coorg (from the official Facebook site)

Walking along quiet misty streets that are sometimes lined by quaint little cottages or by rosewood and teak wood forests; letting the soft drizzling rain wash your face, the silence interrupted only by the distant calls of birds and the crunch of your boots, and not a soul in sight, you feel encapsulated in a dream bubble where nothing else exists except you.

Ripening coffee beans in a plantation (from the official Facebook page)

For those who are determined to go on a proper trek, the Kakkabe to Thadiyandamol (Coorg's highest peak) is the most popular one. You can also plan a trip to the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Make sure you are wearing warm clothes and protective high ankle sneakers. Carrying a packet of salt to get rid of any tenacious leech will not go amiss.

A small waterfall on a trek (from the official Facebook page)

Place to stay

Though there are a number of lovely resorts and luxury hotels in Coorg, the real feel of staying in Coorg can only be achieved in a locally-run homestay. There are a whole lot of them. Make sure you have a great view from your porch or balcony and you are all set. This hotel app has a database of many good stay options in Coorg. We recommend the isolated cottages for the honeymooners located amidst coffee plantations, that let you feel at one with nature.

Gowrinivas homestay in Coorg (from the official website)

For other travellers, living with your host can be a lovely experience. You can learn a lot about the local culture and get inside information on lots of secret trails and hideaways in the area.

Moreover, nothing beats the taste of a traditional home-cooked meal. And Coorgis are the masters in the art of cooking.

A typical Coorgi meal (from the official Facebook page)

Monsoon in Coorg is a lovely time to spend in this exotic paradise. If you love rains and have an adequate sense of adventure, you will come across many jaw-dropping sights in Coorg, that are totally worth getting drenched for. What are you waiting for? Make use of the ixigo LTC discount and plan a trip as per your convenience.

Coorg is a place of sheer natural beauty. In order to enjoy it to the fullest, check out these Coorg holiday tour packages.

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