Coorg Experiences

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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!

So Who Are the Kodavas?  
July 30th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

So Who Are the Kodavas?

What do we know about the Kodavas? Apart from the fact that pork and rice is their staple diet and weapons play a major role in their sect. Also, the beauty of their land they come from leaves you enchanted. Not much, do we? So, who are these Kodavas? Read more

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The Elephants are a Big Hit!  
July 21st, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

The Elephants are a Big Hit!

Elephants are a big attraction, and quite literally at that. Getting close to these majestic beasts tamed by human beings who are probably 20 times less than their body mass (or lower) is thrilling and awe inspiring. Coorg has its own special spot to delight in watching these biggies. Read more

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Wondrous Coorg…  
July 14th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Wondrous Coorg…

What is the first thing that appeals to one on visiting a new place? The view? The food? No, it’s the climate. The weather of a place plays a huge role in influencing ones mood, don’t you think? Read more

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Must Visit Places in Coorg…  
June 27th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Must Visit Places in Coorg…

If you ask what is so special about Coorg, the answer would be its beauty. The exquisiteness of Coorg is so enchanting that it leaves imprints on your mind and continues to haunt you, making you come back to this place again. One of the most visited tourist spots in South India happens to be Coorg. Read more

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Igguthappa!  
June 14th, 2014 by Bavna Achayya

Igguthappa!

Igguthappa is the guru of the Kodavas, one they look up to for guidance and the one they worship; the one who fulfils all that a Kodava asks for. The name literally translates to Iggu – rice/grain, and Thappa – giver. Read more

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Nalknad Palace – Hidden Treasure?  
June 7th, 2014 by Bavna Achayya

Nalknad Palace – Hidden Treasure?

Deep in the hills of Coorg, at the foot of the Tadiandamol, the highest peak of Coorg, lies the Nalknad palace, an outstanding beauty. It is one of the smallest “palaces” I have come by so far, but it has an aura about it. Read more

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A Modest Preface to India’s S’Kod-land  
May 31st, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

A Modest Preface to India’s S’Kod-land

Also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is the Anglicized name for this beautiful district of Karnataka. It is traditionally known as Kodagu to the locals, and is nestled amidst the ageless hills that line the southernmost edge of Karnataka which is also the Western Ghats. Read more

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‘Kakkada Padinett’- the Enigma of 18!  
May 23rd, 2014 by Diti Pujara

‘Kakkada Padinett’- the Enigma of 18!

Most rituals and festivities in Coorg are associated with ancestral traditions, and are observed with conviction and the sheer joy of celebration!  Annual rituals are observed according to a set time based on the Kodava calendar. Read more

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Kodava Cuisine: a Lavish Affair  
May 13th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Kodava Cuisine: a Lavish Affair

The first thing that usually pops up in our mind when we speak of Coorg cuisine is pork, the ever famous Pandi Curry. But apart from Pandi Curry, there are other very popular dishes which delight the taste buds of not just the Kodavas but other ethnic communities too. Read more

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The Mystery Behind the Kodava Clan Name  
May 7th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

The Mystery Behind the Kodava Clan Name

Shakespeare once said – “What’s in a name?” Little did he realize, that a name or rather, the last name, can tell a lot about a person’s background. This particularly stands true in India. Read more

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