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Coorg. The world knows it as the 'Coffee Cup of India'; but for the discerning traveler, a perfect home away from home. This land has a unique charm of its own and the intrusion of humans has not spoilt its inherent purity. Fresh air, the captivating sounds of nature and acres after acres of coffee and spice will refresh one's senses.

In this Blog on Coorg, we take you on a trail of tropical evergreen forests that share their age-old secrets with the sky, untouched by chaotic cityscapes. And your experiences can find a place here as well. Come home to a Blog on Coorg!

Puthari – the Harvest Feast!  
December 6th, 2014 by Nitin Kushalappa, Mookonda

Puthari – the Harvest Feast!

The word Puthari comes from Puth Ari meaning ‘new rice’. It is the harvest festival of the people of Kodagu. Formerly, Puthari was a week long celebration. Paddy is harvested in the Kodava month of Birchyaar (around December, when the sun is in the zodiac sign of ‘Scorpio’) in Kodagu. Incidentally, Puthari is celebrated in North Malabar as well, three months prior to the Kodagu festival, because rice is harvested there in the month of Leo (around September).

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Cascading Wonders of Coorg  
November 19th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Cascading Wonders of Coorg

Coorg has a long list of interesting places for tourists across all ages, making it a popular holiday destination. One of its many attractions is its lovely waterfalls. The picturesque sight of a white veil of water gushing down gleaming rocks nestled in an emerald setting, is a sight to behold. From ‘Abbey Falls’ to ‘Irupu Falls’, this quaint hill station promises to enchant you, and keep you hooked – making you come back time and again. Read more

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Kaveri Sankramana  
October 17th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Kaveri Sankramana

The months of September, October and November are joyous months for the Kodavas – simply because it’s their festive season; making it time for mouth-watering food and family gatherings. The Kodavas celebrate Kail Polud in the month of September, Kaveri Sankramana in October and Puttari in the month of November-December. Read more

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The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary  
September 30th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

When it comes to sightseeing and places to visit in Coorg, the list is endless. Each of these places is better than the other; the view, the flora and the fauna; it enchants you completely, making you wonder how a small place like Coorg can offer such myriad variety to a tourist. Read more

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Diversity in the Kodagu Land…  
September 20th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Diversity in the Kodagu Land…

The beautiful land of Coorg is home not only to Kodavas, but to other communities as well. These are known by different names. These names come from the area of Coorg they are residing in, or from their occupation. Read more

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Kailpodhu  
September 14th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Kailpodhu

The month of September is a joyous one for the Kodavas. Why you may ask. It is for the simple reason that one of the main festivals which this clan celebrates falls during this month. A festival is always a jolly time. Sweets, new clothes, delicious food and some quality time with family, there is nothing more one can ask for, and you get to experience all this only during the festive season. Read more

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The Valnoor Fishing Camp  
September 6th, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

The Valnoor Fishing Camp

Have you hit a snag at your workplace? Do you want to be raptured to a place of freedom? Do you love angling? If you answered “Yes!” to all these questions, then the Valnoor fishing camp is the ideal retreat for your perfect weekend. Read more

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All About Coorg…  
August 27th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

All About Coorg…

Coorg is aptly called the ‘Scotland of India’. Lush foliage, picturesque places, delicious food, wide spaces of green land and plantations and hospitable people, these are just some of the attributes of Coorg, and the reason why people enjoy going to this place time and again. Read more

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True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet  
August 14th, 2014 by Deepti Michelle John

True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet

The Blue-winged Parakeet, also called the Malabar Parakeet is a species of parakeet endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. They can be spotted in small flocks in Coorg. These birds fly rapidly in forest clearings, making screeching sounds that differ from those of other parakeet species within their distribution range. Read more

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The Kodava Costume  
August 7th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

The Kodava Costume

Costumes, eating habits, beliefs, rituals, and body language are just some aspects which are largely influenced by a culture. Culture, indeed plays a huge role in shaping us, hence it won’t hurt to say that culture defines us. Read more

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