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Old 29th June 2016, 21:39   #586
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Hi guys.. Planning to do a 3 day 2 nights trip to Coorg in first week of July. Would like to stay in a good coffee estate. Does anyone have any suggestions? Place should be serene and scenic.
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Hi guys.. Planning to do a 3 day 2 nights trip to Coorg in first week of July. Would like to stay in a good coffee estate. Does anyone have any suggestions? Place should be serene and scenic.
Then you are looking at Tata's Plantation Trail

http://www.plantationtrails.net/

It is full works with Butler service, nature trail walk and also a jeep safari ride in the plantation with a seasoned driver/guide

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Hi guys.. Planning to do a 3 day 2 nights trip to Coorg in first week of July. Would like to stay in a good coffee estate. Does anyone have any suggestions? Place should be serene and scenic.
You can also check Old Kent Estates. Decent Food, Decent Location, Very Good Rooms and Service , price slightly on the higher side. Stayed there for 2 days and had a good experience in general. It comes before Madikeri on Mysore-Madikeri Road.
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Thank you Anupam and shadows123. But the prices for the ones you have mentioned is very high. Aren't there any other cheaper options? If coffee estates are that much expensive then some home stay will do. The location should be serene and scenic.
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Thank you Anupam and shadows123. But the prices for the ones you have mentioned is very high. Aren't there any other cheaper options? If coffee estates are that much expensive then some home stay will do. The location should be serene and scenic.
Look for a place called 'deep woodz', I have not stayed or been there but it was recommended by a friend who stays there on his every visit over years and still is happy to recommend it, they have 2 property, the main property is what you should target

https://www.google.co.in/search?q=de...-8#fpstate=lie
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Hi,

I exchanged emails with the following home stay yesterday:

http://bellarimotteestate.com/

They told due to heavy rainfalls they will be operating from September.

Would like to know from fellow BHPians, is it advisable to visit the place now? Can I do any sight seeing at all with such heavy downpour?

Thanks,
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Can I do any sight seeing at all with such heavy downpour?
Was there last weekend and it rained all through and its supposedly raining a lot more this week. If sightseeing is your main agenda, then you should probably wait till early September. If you want to enjoy the drive and weather then go now
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If you want to enjoy the drive and weather then go now
I hear from folks who have been there earlier in this season, that Coorg is extremely beautiful and serene in this season and not to be missed
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I hear from folks who have been there earlier in this season, that Coorg is extremely beautiful and serene in this season and not to be missed
No doubt about that but then you need to be ready to get wet, deal with leaches and put up with some really strong winds that can send a chill up your spine In general if you are single/with friends and you can weather the elements, then its beautiful experience but if you are with family and comfort takes precedence, then would be better to sit out the rains and visit after.
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Let me make things very simple - The entire Malnad Belt comprising Kodagu (Coorg), Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur, Shimoga regions at the peak of monsoons get battered by heavy rains - Trees and electricity poles uprooted, roads and bridges submerged and more.

No 2 hours are the same here when its raining heavily and it may even happen that it was sunny when you drove out but completely dark and non motor-able when you are returning after 2 hours!

With this, you really would not enjoy the rains or the scenery much. Rain, cloud and fog/mist would cover those valleys and hills which otherwise would be a sight seeing spot.

The best place to in these areas is when the rains are moderate or it has already rained in the last one/two weeks.

In fact, a few home stays are not even operating in these regions due to heavy rains.

And yes, it does take anything from 2 days to a week for electricity to get restored here if rains have been heavy. Forget the telephone lines anyway.

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Would like to know from fellow BHPians, is it advisable to visit the place now? Can I do any sight seeing at all with such heavy downpour?

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We had planned for a trip to coorg this weekend(Jul 1,2,3) but the home stay guy called us and asked to cancel the trip as it is raining very heavily there.
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Hi,

Planning to do a Coorg trip next week. Booked a resort called Brook stone villas. Have anyone been there before? Any precautions to take while visiting hill stations during heavy rains?

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We had planned for a trip to coorg this weekend(Jul 1,2,3) but the home stay guy called us and asked to cancel the trip as it is raining very heavily there.
Oh boy, that's real bad news for me. I got my leaves approved, friends are ready to join, but the rain definitely seems to be a spoilsport.

Might be off topic, but at this time driving to Kodaikanal must be same right? Any suggestions for a 3 day vacation from Hyderabad at this time will be most welcome.
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Oh boy, that's real bad news for me. I got my leaves approved, friends are ready to join, but the rain definitely seems to be a spoilsport.

Might be off topic, but at this time driving to Kodaikanal must be same right? Any suggestions for a 3 day vacation from Hyderabad at this time will be most welcome.
Considering the current weather condition, Yercaud is a better option. You can check for Coonoor as well which is near Ooty.
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To All the experienced travelers @TBHP I would like you to pour in your suggesting regarding the tentative planning(be it time estimate or routes or eateries recommedations) that I have chalked out as below.
Competed this trip. Thanks to all who helped me in my queries.
Here is the travelogue of my trip-
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...mily-trip.html

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