ZMR Wanderers go Exploring Coorg : The Scotland of India

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February 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm #268837

Following the trend ‘Four wheels move the body, two-wheels move the soul’, we undertook a trip to the Scotland of India A.K.A Coorg. This biking trip was special to me as i met a few new friends including a professional rider, a young traveler and an enthusiast photographer. Here are some of memories from the trip:

Photos of #SwipeRightToTravel #ScotlandOfIndia #Coorg #BikeRide 1/5 by Kapil Kumar

This was my first long ride so I was a bit nervous riding for so many miles on the highway and curvy roads, but my friends made me feel comfortable by riding as a group and letting me catch up to them. I learned a lot of new things from this trip as all of them revealed many tricks of their trades. As I am not aware of local language, they helped me throughout the journey to decide on the food menu, navigation and getting my bike’s issue fixed. This ride has started a new definition for me ‘BikerBrotherHood’.

Day 1: Bangalore-Coorg.

We started early in the morning from Bangalore to avoid traffic jams. Once we reached Mysore road, there was no looking back. After stopping for lunch at KFC in between and at ‘Nariyal Paani’, we cruised through nice roads from forests and plantations.
Photos of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 1/1 by Kapil Kumar
Roads are quite good, so we could maintain speeds of 80-100 kmph without any discomfort. We later reached our resort, which was so good and food was superb too.
Photos of 1/1 by Kapil Kumar

Day 2: Drive to Iruppu Falls

Next day we decided to check out Iruppu falls which was quite a good drive with few curves road in between. There is also a wild sanctuary, but we could not spot any animals nearby. You can also enjoy some time in waterfall.
Photos of 1/1 by Kapil Kumar

Day 3: off-roading, Coorg- Bangalore

Before we head back to pavilion, we decided to go off-roading. Hence we drove to a narrow off-road to top of the mountain. The pictures don’t do justice to the view and cold breeze of the morning.
Photos of Bangalore, Karnataka, India 1/1 by Kapil Kumar
Once we finished with 1 GB of pictures, we headed back to Bangalore.
February 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm #269045

Looks like a great trip. I just loved the place (particularly roads) during my last ride. The roads from Mangalore towards Coorg are just so amazing.

February 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm #269128

Yes, those twist and turns are the best thing 😀

February 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm #269679

We need to ride back again bhai 🙂

February 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm #269681

We need to ride back again bhai :). One amazing trip that was.

January 29, 2021 at 9:59 am #381206

I was in search of a place where the weather is mild with good sunshine, good rain and a chill climate and not very cold. When I searched through the internet with the word ’’ salubrious climate’’, I came across Madikeri. I decided to visit this place.

It lies in the Coorg district of Karnataka state in India. It is the head quarters of this district. It takes four hours by road from Bangalore, two hours by road from Mysore or Mangalore. The nearest Airport is Mangalore and International Airport is Bangalore. The nearest Railway station is Mangalore or Mysore.

I will prefer the road from Mangalore since it starts from the beaches and slowly winds through the mountains, through dense rain forests, through thick coffee plantations and you are in Madikeri. It is a small town at a height of 5000 feet above sea level with cool breeze even in the peak of summer. The town has all facilities- bank, hotel, club, golf course, market etc.

It is an ideal place for trekking with many winding lanes and tracks inviting you to explore. Each bend has a visual delight to offer. The mountains of the Western Ghats are just awe inspiring. You come across water falls and rivulets, exotic flowers and birds, simple people and good food.

People understand English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada though their native language is Kodagu. Most of them are agriculturists cultivating coffee, cardamom, pepper, vanilla, anthuriums and in some places tea.

I have been visiting this place for the past one year and finally decided to settle down after my retirement. Such is the serene beauty of this place.

March 17, 2021 at 1:50 pm #383453

i want to rid this bike also

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