Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Happy Onam 2016

Wish you a Very Happy Onam.

To know more about this popular festival, check this link.


(Onam Pookkalam)


        (Onam Sadhya)


If you are interested to read a short story about Onam please check this link 

A Family Trip to Coorg - Part 5

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Cauvery Nisargadhama is another important spot to visit during your visit to Coorg.  It is a  breathtaking and beautiful island off the state highway, Just 2 km from Kushalnagar town and around 30 kms from Madikeri. It is a 64 acre island with Cauvery water flowing by. Nisargadhama is filled with lush foliage and thick bamboo groves and is a paradise for nature lovers.  To access the island, one has to walk through a suspension bridge. There is boat ride, and elephant ride and also a deer park.  We didn't go here for a boat ride or elephant ride, but visited the deer park and enjoyed feeding the deer. 
For enjoyment, there are treetop watchtowers with ladders, bamboo pergolas, and swings.










For adventure-seeking people, there is a zip line, through which one can go to the other end and reach down in about a minute. Kids and adults alike would love this adventure sport.









There are cottages for the people to stay.

35 kms from Madikere
95 kms from Mysore
235 kms from Bangalore

Raja's Seat

From there we proceeded to Raja's seat, our next destination.  We reached there after a short drive and it was worth the visit.




Raja's seat is a famous sunset point; the kings of the place used to come and sit here for a lovely evening, watching the glorious sunset.  Raja's Seat is a small pavilion made of brick and mortar, with surrounding four pillars, which are bridged by arches. Because of the amazing view of the mountains from the top and the splendid ambience, the kings of Kodagu (Coorg) used to come and spend their evening with their queens. There are many steps below, further away from the pavilion.  Sitting there and watching the golden rays of setting sun is a wonderful experience.



For children's added attraction, there is also a toy train which takes both children and adults.

The best time to visit Raja’s Seat is during the early morning, for the splendid view of the sun rising behind the misty mountains,  and in the evening hours for watching the golden rays of the setting sun .