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:
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.
Day 2: Drive to Iruppu Falls
Day 3: off-roading, Coorg- Bangalore
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.
Yes, those twist and turns are the best thing 😀
We need to ride back again bhai 🙂
We need to ride back again bhai :). One amazing trip that was.
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.
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