Overview

Coorg Backpacking Trip 

Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is a rural district in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. In the area’s north, Madikeri Fort has 2 life-size elephant statues at its entrance, plus a Gothic-style church with a museum on its grounds.

Nearby, the Hindu Omkareshwara Temple dates back to the 19th century. Farther north are the domed Raja’s Tomb, a burial place of Kodava kings, and cascading Abbey Falls.

Dubare Elephant camp is a project undertaken by forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. This camp has plenty of elephants which are trained under naturalists. A trained Naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. We will explore all these and many others like Nisargadhama, Bhagamandala, Bylakuppe and Talacauvery ,etc to name a few more.


Date : 24th January to 27th January 2019

5 Nights 6 Days 23 Jan Fort, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation on Triple  Sharing basis
  • Breakfast and Dinner from Day 01 Dinner to Day 04 Breakfast
  • Entry Charges at the places
  • Comfortable Private AC Vehicle as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Allowance, parking fee, toll tax, and Govt., Service Tax
  • Non AC Sleeper class train tickets from Mumbai to Mangalore and return

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Lunch on all days
  • All meals during train journey
  • Personal expenditure
  • Elephant interaction charges at Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Highlights

 

  • The famous Abbey Falls
  • Madikeri fort exploration
  • Omkareshwara temple
  • Dubare Elephant camp
  • Nisargadhama
  • Bylakuppe - largest Tibetan settlement in South India
  • Bhagamandala
  • Talacauvery
Itinerary

Day 00 23rd Jan 2019 Wednesday: Mumbai to Mangalore

Meet your Travel Trikon buddies at CST Station at 21.30 Hrs to board 12133 Mangalore Express. Overnight train journey.

Day 01 24th Jan 2019 Thursday: Mangalore / Coorg - Madikeri

Arrive at Mangalore Railway station at 12.40 Hrs and drive to Coorg. Lunch on the way.

Visit Bylakuppe – the largest Tibetan settlement in South India. The temple has 62 feet Buddha statues covered with gold plates is a wonderful sight anytime.

Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 02 25th Jan 2019 Friday: Coorg - Madikeri:

Have early breakfast and proceed to Dubare elephant camp for the experience with Elephants, consisting of various elephant interaction activities.

Later visit Cauvery Nisargadhama - an island formed by river Cauvery and is used as a picnic spot island, with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves.

Lunch at Kushalnagar and proceed to visit Bhagamandala - Talacauvery known as Dakshin Kashi is the birthplace of river Cauvery at the foot of the breathtaking Brahmagiri Hills in Coorg. The river flows down inconspicuously as 'Guptagamini' from here before re-emerging a small distance downwards at Nagateerta.

Evening visit to Raja Seat- an enchanting picnic spot with a swathing in the nature's lap.

Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03 26th Jan 2019 Saturday: Coorg - Madikeri :

After Morning breakfast, proceed to visit Omkareshwara Temple - Built in 1820 and featuring a blend of red-tile roofed Kerala architecture and Islamic-style domes. Also just have a glance at Madikeri Fort - The 19th century Madikeri fort with its stone ramparts now houses the prison.

Later visit Abbey falls which is tucked away between private coffee and spice estate.

Have lunch on the way and later visit the Spice Plantation Tour(If time permits).

Evening visit to Nisargdhama for the shopping experience and leisure time.

Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04 27th Jan 2019 Sunday: Coorg – Madikeri / Mangalore:

Morning breakfast and checkout from hotel.

Drive to Mangalore Railway station to board the train for home.

Overnight in train.

Day 05 28th Jan 2019 Monday: Reach Mumbai

Reach Mumbai in the morning to disperse with a promise to meet again and happy memories.

 


Things to Carry

  • A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack (Avoid Suitcases)
  • Good pair of shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
  • Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
  • Extra Polythene Bags (To segregate used/ unused garments, wet/ dry clothing)
  • Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
  • Sunscreen
Pickup point
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map