When thinking about planning a vacation away from the monotonous city life, what better option than to visit the southern region of India? But when scrolling through the virtual itinerary of many magnificent places, we shortlisted a few places. Choosing a particular destination to visit was a rather scavenging task, including its whereabouts, and how to reach there.
We started by checking out the travel lodgings when one of my friends suggested that hiring a Car Rental would be the best option. So, we checked the services of various car rental service providers such as Ola, Uber, Gozo outstation cabs and compared the prices. We went ahead with the TapsCabs services as it deemed fit to the budget we set. We opted for the chauffeur service as well, so that we do not have to worry about the routes, and travel hassle-free. They offer a number of services, which can be customized as per your requirement. We took the rental service for the entire trip, including the local journeys, and destination sight-seeing
A diverse and unique place for vacation, South India hosts a number of picturesque destinations that will enthrall you with their charm, and our eyes gawked upon one such destination in the region – Coorg.
Known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is one of the most famous Indian tourist destinations, mostly because of its natural beauty, and the untouched pinnacle hills on the slopes of Western Ghats. Therefore, I and my husband decided on a short trip to visit Coorg and experience the beguiling landscape that we’ve heard about.
Laying my first sight at the valley of Coorg
As the weekend dawned upon, we started with our journey from Bangalore to Coorg. Our cab i.e TapsCabs was on stipulated time for our pick up, and the driver also helped us with our luggage. Soon we began on our 5-hour car drive to the Kodagu region (Coorg). The drive was pleasant and the anticipation of reaching the destination kept us on our toes.
As we had our first glace of the place, it felt like a soothing sight for our sore city eyes. As picturesque the valley looked, it had a wave of serenity to it too. Over the next few days, we covered some unique places such as:
Coorg boasts nature and enchantment, and one such point manifesting it is the Abbey falls, where you see water cascading down from the cliff 70 feet above. It was an opportunity for us, and several other tourists to capture the real essence of nature.
The Golden temple of the South
Being the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, the golden temple of the south, called Buddhist Namdroling monastery, lives up to its title. Being the holy source of education and enlightenment, the place also had adorning gold work creating a beautiful impression. From giant gold ornate interiors to the 40 feet high golden statue of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Sakyamuni, and Amityaus, the monastery provides a distinctive experience!
Experiencing the view of royalty at Raja’s Seat
“Spectacular” and “Heavenly” are the first two words that struck my mind when I visited Raja’s Seat. We went in the morning, and as the first sun rays hit the mist covered valley studded with paddy fields, the view cast a spell on us.
Frolicking into the adventure at Coorg
Coorg has great peaks and valleys for hikers. We went for a hike from Kakkabe to Thadiyandamol, which is apparently the state’s highest peak. Nestled with the greenery, Coorg provides ample opportunities for exploration apart from hiking, which includes, rifle shooting, camping, etc.
Also, the private coffee plantations had my interest as I am a dedicated coffee lover. Coorg is a paradise for coffee lovers, as it is the biggest producer of the beverage in India. I had a chance to have an authentic coffee klatch with my husband, and we enjoyed every sip of our freshly brewed drink.
Our trip to Coorg left us both wanting for more. As beautiful as the city is, our trip was made better by the easy access to places we had through the car rental we opted. Not only didn’t I have to worry about exploring Coorg, but the chauffeur from Tapscabs also guided us about the local places and took us there. All done without costing an arm and leg on traveling.
I was really happy how my entire trip turned out to be. The beauty of Coorg is seen, captured and cherished, leaving us reminiscing about the great memories for the rest of our lives!
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