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Talacauvery

 

The river Cauvery originates at Talacauvery in Kodagu. According to a legend, Goddess Cauvery makes her appearance once a year in the form of a bubbling spring.

On Tulasankramana day (October 17th) thousands of pilgrims flock to the river's birthplace to witness water gushing up from the spring at a pre-determined moment. It is said that a bath in the bubbling water on the sacred occasion gives long-lasting physical and spiritual benefits....Read more

 

Dubare Forest

Dubare is a forest area, amidst the thriving greenery of Coorg on the banks of river Kaveri, where in an elephant training camp of the Forest Department of Coorg is present. This area is populated by the Kurbas, the local tribals Visitors can spend hours watching elephants and learning a great deal about them. During the period of Maharaja of Mysore, the Dubare reserve forest was used to train the elephants for the impressive Mysore Dussehra festival. Pretty backwaters with some small islands here and there and thick forest on the banks offers Dubare the well deserved spot as a tourist paradise. One can do boating or go for elephant rides to experience the marvelous offers made by Dubare.

Also, Dubare is home to a variety of birds like partridges, woodpeckers, kingfishers and many more. The pleasant chirping of birds and the humming of various insects offers serenity here. You may also find peacocks proudly displaying their plumages. At sunset, flocks of birds flying across the twilight sky add to the scenic beauty of the place...Read More

 

Abbey Falls

Amidst the coffee bushes and tall trees entwined with pepper vines, Abbey Falls offers a splendid backdrop for picnics. These falls are most impressive during the monsoons.

Abbi' in coorgie means a waterfall .A waterfall you don't want to miss. The British called it the Jessie waterfalls in memory of Jessie the daughter of Madikeri's first captain. Abby cascades 70 ft down to flow as a small river .The falls appear suddenly, the water cascading over rocks into calm pools. A path through coffee and cardamom plantation off the main road adds to the attraction of the falls. Enjoy the gushing, roaring beauty but a desire to take a dip in the cool waters may prove to be risky.

The Foggy Spray issuing forth from the stream flowing over a precipe makes a spectacular sight when viewed from a convenient spot. The water flow is very high during the monsoon season and during the dry seasons the flow is considerably less. The falls is more enjoyable within the fenced area wherefrom you get its friendly pose for your camera. A hanging bridge has now been built across the gorge here offering a good view of the falls. The best time to visit is early winter when the monsoons bring plenty of water...Read More

Harangi Dam

Harangi dam with a length of 846 meters and a height of 47 meters is constructed across a small stream in the forest of Dubare across the offshoot of river Kaveri close to Kushalnagar. One can access its beauty when the reservoir is fully filled with water during the monsoon period, primarily in the months August and September.

It is quiet, devoid of any people or noise - beauty of calm and gentle breeze are the valued treasures one can enjoy here. Usually there were only a handful of tourists moving around this place. Guest house facilities are available for tourists looking for settling calmly for a night on reservation from the public works department...Read More

 

Trekking

Our Homestay is Close To the best treking spots in CoorgCharambane is a good option and just 25 kms from our homestay in Madikeri

Coorg is extremely rugged across most of its land area. There are many summits to conquer and many jungles to trek. There is very less vegetation in mountainous and highland areas of Coorg, so finding your way around is not an issue. Largest tracts of Coorg's lowland areas remain untouched by any human activity, a sizable portion is reserve forest. The unspoiled remoteness is a special attraction of lowland trekking in Coorg. But note that; most of the treks to mountains involves arduous steep climb to the summit. Charambane is a good option and just 25 kms from our homestay in Madikeri on the way to Bagmandala Talacauvery route. Outside in the grassland, a few meters ahead a lovely platform to give you a grandstand view of the Coorg landscape.

Spend some time here because the views are truly worth it. From easy to arduous treks, Coorg has varying trails for all kinds of adventure seeker. The best season to plan treks in Coorg is December to May. The three main mountain peaks in Coorg for trekking are Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri and Tadiandamol. You can trek alone or with a guide. Organisations like Coorg Adventure Club (CAC) organise trekking expeditions from time to time and can arrange the necessary facilities for the interested trekkers. The experience has it all: thick forests, sloping hills, waterfalls, incredible views of this area dubbed "Scotland of the East"...Read More

River Rafting

As Coorg, located in a mountainous region is one of the sought out places for Whitewater Rafting, as the gradient offers the best conditions

for speedy waters flowing over rocks causing drops in the river known as rapids in rafting, running through these rapids is what makes rafting an adventure to remember. Coorg lies in Western Ghats edging along the Deccan plateau, it catches best of the South West monsoon during the months of June till September, turning the landscape with many streams joining in to mighty rivers. Barapole is the river to Raft, considered to be the deadliest in Coorg due to its turbulent flow and the ambience that surrounds it.

The river overflows during the south west monsoons and it continues for four months which means you can enjoy your rafting all the four months. June to October are the four months when the water overflows and you can raft in varied degrees from Class 3 water rafting to Class 5 water rafting. This outdoor activity totally depends on how much rain the place has received that particular season and all the outdoor activities like white water rafting is totally dependent on those.

 

Paragliding

Imagine gliding over the hills, valleys, coffee plantations, paddy fields, brooks and rivers, forests and grasslands the spectacular view of mother earth from 5000 ft.

One of the wildest fantasies that man has had since always is to fly freely like a bird in the limitless, boundless sky. Man being limited in this capacity has never been able to make this dream come true. The flights range from economical short introductory flights to much longer daylong flights. View the majestic brahmagiri range from the air and in a few minutes track the path of the river Cauvery. Fly over plantation hils to view the paddy valleys beyond. We can also have planned routes in advance for those who are particularly keen on seeing the beauty of Coorg from up above. And you can be rest assured of the equipments used, trainers skillset and experience and safety measures.