Coorg Road Trip an Inspiration for Bikers – Explore the Scotland of India

Bangalore’s perfect weather makes it absolutely feasible for weekend tours to places that are adjoining the city and one of the famous ones is Coorg Road Trip. 

“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”

Every once in a while, you need to move out from the hustle-bustle of Bangalore to enjoy the confluence of nature’s beauty and the company of your loved ones. If you work in an IT company in India, you can very well relate to the work pressure, meeting the deadlines and hectic work schedules. Also living in an inebriated state for the weekend delights us only sometimes. Some of the major drawbacks of drinking every week are the Sunday hangovers and toll on your health.

Plantations in Coorg

However, there is something that done once in a fortnight or a week will keep you charged for the rest of the week. There is no implication that your work pressure will decrease! Rather, a road trip with your friends will give you the strength to handle the monotony of your lifestyle.

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Now that you have already understood some of the reason why road trips are so important, let’s see the hidden beauty of Coorg, in Karnataka.

What to Experience, See and Enjoy in Coorg?

Madikeri is the hill station in Karnataka, which is the district headquarters of Coorg (also called Kodagu.) Once a stronghold of Kadambas and Gangas in the 2nd and 6th century AD, it has a strong historical heritage.

Also known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is known best as a hill station among Bangalore folks. You will find a lot of travelers, backpackers, and trekkers in Coorg. This makes Coorg as a destination that sees the influx of travelers throughout the year. The summers are not very hot and the winters are cold yet not chilling.

While in Coorg, you can live in state-of-the-art experiential stays that are way better than most hotels. Turtle Pond, Garden Stay, and Green Peppers are a few of the places you can check out for experiencing Coorg on a whole new level.

Places to stay in Coorg

It is the perfect place to bond with your partner in the lap of nature. Be it setting up bonfires for a night camp or trekking Coorg has it all. If you are more of an adventurer soul, don’t miss the Jungle treks and the mountain treks of the area.

However, there are few things that you need to keep in mind if you are going for a trek in Coorg. They are:

  • Carry plenty of water, food, flashlight and sunscreen in summers.
  • It is always advisable to start early and finish the trek before afternoon.
  • If you have problems like asthma or any other respiratory and heart disease abandon your plan.

It’s not that you are afraid to take up challenges; rather there are some health constraints that might not be conducive for you to carry out activities that need a lot of physical labor. If you are a history buff you can explore the Madikeri Fort, Madikeri Palace, Omkareshwara Temple and Tomb of Gaddige.

Madikeri Fort was built after the 1750s by Mudduraja of Haleri dynasty. Even the present name of the place, Madikeri was named after him. In the post-medieval age, it was known as ‘Muddu raja Keri’ which means Mudduraja’s town.

There used to be an extravagant palace inside the fort, whose ruins can still be seen inside the fort. When Tipu Sultan ruled the region this fort was rebuilt and the site was named as Jaffarabad.

Woods in Coorg are eery and beautiful at the same time

Omkareshwara Temple was built in 1820 by King Lingarajendra II in the 18th century. Legends say that a certain Brahmin was killed by the king for his political ambitions. However, this deed shook his conscience and he started getting nightmares.

As a sign of repentance, he built a Shiva Temple and the Shiva lingam was brought from the holy town of Kashi. The Gothic and Islamic architecture of this temple can mislead you to believe the structure as a Muslim dargah.  

The tomb of Gaddige built is Indo-Saracenic style is a popular attraction with a historical connotation. Some of the tombs include the likes of Lingarajendra, Virarajendra and Tipu sultan’s warrior Biddanda Bopu.

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Coorg has a number of pocket-friendly hotels, homestays, and resorts. So finding a roof over your head won’t be a Herculean task. Some of the hotels that you can check out are

  • Woodstock Villa
  • Orange County resource
  • Coorg Jungle Camp backwaters
  • Honey Palace Homestay
  • The Coorg Chalet

There are much more, and the list is non-exhaustive. It is always advised to pre-plan your stay and do the bookings to avoid last minute rushes.  

How to reach Coorg?

The beauty of Coorg is still intact because it sits on the lap of Mother Earth and railway tracks had not ruined the adjoining flora and fauna. However, road connectivity to Madikeri is pretty impressive. But just to caution you, don’t take the overcrowded buses and miss the beautiful valleys of the region.

A fog blanket over Coorg

Having said that, the best way to explore Coorg is by self-driven bikes! The perfect combination of the beauty of humankind and nature is when you explore the Scotland of India in Cruise Bikes. But now the next question that might come to your mind is that, where do I get such bikes?

Well, worry not! Your friends at ONN Bikes are working very hard to give you the amazing experience. You are just one click away from creating the best memories for life.

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