Two weeks back I was vacationing with family in Coorg. On the way from Bangalore, we stayed for a day in Mysore to see the Grand Mysuru Palace. After that, we stayed for 3 days at the Orange Country Resort in Coorg. The resort was lovely. They organise guided treks inside the nearby forest area to explore nature there.
One of the days we went to Namdroling Monastery, the second largest centre of Tibetan Buddhism in India, next to Dharamsala. There is a divine aura to the temple there and seeing the golden statue of Buddha felt so peaceful.
On our return journey, we went to Chamundi Hills to see the famous Nandi temple there and the Chamundeshwari Temple. We stayed for a day in Mysore and from there visited the historically significant town of Srirangapatna to see Tipu Sultan’s tomb and Daria Daulat Bagh palace (literally ‘Garden of the Wealth’). Our guide in Srirangapatna did an excellent job with the history and gave an introduction to Islamic burial traditions and how to identify tombs of Male, Female and the Children.
Also published on Medium.