Travel Review

Trip to Coorg and Mysore

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.

Orange Country resort, Coorg, Karnataka

Orange Country resort, Coorg, Karnataka

Lush greenery around the resort

Lush greenery around the resort

Huge ant hill

Huge ant hill

Trekking path inside the resort compound

Trekking path inside the resort compound

Naturalist from Orange County resort explaining about the flora and fauna of the place

Naturalist from Orange County resort explaining about the flaura and fauna of the place

Elephant ride in a nature park nearby

Elephant ride in a nature park nearby

Everywhere we saw there were lovely flowers of all hues

Everywhere we saw there were lovely flowers of all hues

The resort is situated inside an estate growing various vegetables and fruits

The resort is situated inside an estate growing various vegetables and fruits

In our trek, we came across this river

In our trek, we came across this river

This place is nicknamed as Switzerland of India

This place is nicknamed as Switzerland of India

Namdroling Monastery

Namdroling Monastery

Padmasambhaya buddhist vihara

Padmasambhaya buddhist vihara

(in centre) Buddha Statue in Namdroling Monastery

(in centre) Buddha Statue in Namdroling Monastery

Behind me are tales from the life of Lord Buddha - Namdroling Monastery

Behind me are tales from the life of Lord Buddha – Namdroling Monastery

Nandi in Chamundi Hills near Mysore

Nandi in Chamundi Hills near Mysore

Chamundeshwari Temple

Chamundeshwari Temple

Tipu Sultan's tomb - buried here on 4th May 1799 by Colonel Wellesley

Tipu Sultan’s tomb – buried here on 4th May 1799 by Colonel Wellesley

Daria Daulat Bagh palace (literally 'Garden of the Wealth') in Srirangapatna

Daria Daulat Bagh palace (literally ‘Garden of the Wealth’) in Srirangapatna

Gumbaz, Srirangapatna holding the graves of Tippu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and his mother Fakr-Un-Nisa

Gumbaz, Srirangapatna holding the graves of Tippu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and his mother Fakr-Un-Nisa

Tombs inside Gumbaz, Srirangapatna

Tombs inside Gumbaz, Srirangapatna


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