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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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