Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Coorg - more than just coffee

A short walk through dense greens to reach the falls, and up a flight of stairs leads(gives you the Inca trail feeling) you to the pretty tall Iruppu waterfall:
The Tibetan monastery at Bylekuppe... there's a Tibetan settlement and a monastery at this place, their trademark prayer flags and generous use of gold in their paintings and all.
The monastery is a riot of colours - beautiful and exquisite.

Inside one of the buildings in the monastery:

Steps leading up the Brahmagiri, beside Tala Cauvery. Tala Cauvery is where river Cauvery originates. Climbing up these many stairs rewards one with a beautiful view of the mountain ranges beyond.

Picture-perfect Abbey Falls. This was another beautiful place.

What made the trip to Coorg very special was the first( n probably the last) and biggest all-girls' trip that spanned for three days, and all the coorgi people i have known all my life - our neighbours in jhansi, my hockey coach at school whose place we stayed at for a while in Virajpet, long long ago of course, school friends. The river Cauvery, highly revered in Karnataka and a major source of water, originates here at Talacauvery.

The Omkareshwar Temple with a stepped well and huge fishes, the Fort and museum, Raja’s Seat(a View Point with a toy-train that will let you ride it for as much as you like), Abbey falls, Bhagamandala, Talacauvery, Bramhagiri, Iruppu Falls, Nisargadhama, the Tibetan settlement and Temple at Bylukuppe were the few places we visited during our lovely home-stay there.


Alok said...

wonderful, I am fan of the 2nd picture ...

- Alok

Jay said...

Hey is there a mail id I can contact you at ?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Pictures