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Old 29th March 2019, 15:44   #631
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Please suggest a good family friendly restaurant in Madikeri to enjoy local cuisine (non-veg). Also please suggest market/ or shop to buy handicrafts & souvenirs.
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Please suggest a good family friendly restaurant in Madikeri to enjoy local cuisine (non-veg).
Try Raintree which is bang in the center of the town. We went there last year after few BHPians recommended it. It was quite good and I found the rates to be pretty reasonable (some reviews on google do say it's expensive. Don't know whether they have hiked the rates). Do give it a try.
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Planning a trip to Coorg this week, any idea if waterfalls are running? And which all will have water? I heard chelavara falls run dry, any one experience recently?


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Hi Guys,

Planning for a short vacation in mid of July to coorg. Had a few queries, any suggestions would be much appreciated.

1. Are 3 days 4 nights enough to enjoy the real coorg? I am not one of those who wants to "Tick" all the locations, rather I would like to enjoy & soak in what ever is special about coorg.
2. I will be flying from Pune to Banglore. What should be my mode of transport from Banglore? Zoom Car or Public transports? I would prefer a zoom car however I do not know the language & don't want to get into uncomfortable situations because of it.
3. Stay recommendations, not looking for something very expensive. Clean, decent & safe stay is what I am looking for.
4. Is July a good season to visit Coorg? Are the rains too much to even roam around?

Thanks,

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Hi Guys,

Planning for a short vacation in mid of July to coorg. Had a few queries, any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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1. Are 3 days 4 nights enough to enjoy the real coorg? I am not one of those who wants to "Tick" all the locations, rather I would like to enjoy & soak in what ever is special about coorg.
I think 3 days and 4 nights are enough to cover most of the destinations unless you plan on trekking any peaks like tadiyandamol. Just to mention coorg is a district so there are quite a few places spread over the district. You can also choose some resort for staying for 2 days amidst the coffee plantations. Some resorts have private waterfalls, plantation walks etc.

2. I will be flying from Pune to Banglore. What should be my mode of transport from Banglore? Zoom Car or Public transports? I would prefer a zoom car however I do not know the language & don't want to get into uncomfortable situations because of it.

Zoom car is a good option. As far as I know, language will not be a problem.

3. Stay recommendations, not looking for something very expensive. Clean, decent & safe stay is what I am looking for.
there are so many home stays in coorg. You can checkout airbnb. There are quite a few number of hotels as well. homestays can sometimes be far from the road etc. so check and plan.

4. Is July a good season to visit Coorg? Are the rains too much to even roam around?

Well this is my question as well as we have a trip in July. But I havent decided either way yet. Coorg would be lovely in monsoons as I visited it previously during monsoon. you will find lush greenery in monsoon but be prepared for rains. Last year coorg had a devastating experience. This year too I have seen newspaper announcement to avoid certain parts of coorg as there is again such a chance.
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Hi Guys,

Planning for a short vacation in mid of July to coorg. Had a few queries, any suggestions would be much appreciated.

1. Are 3 days 4 nights enough to enjoy the real coorg? I am not one of those who wants to "Tick" all the locations, rather I would like to enjoy & soak in what ever is special about coorg.
2. I will be flying from Pune to Banglore. What should be my mode of transport from Banglore? Zoom Car or Public transports? I would prefer a zoom car however I do not know the language & don't want to get into uncomfortable situations because of it.
3. Stay recommendations, not looking for something very expensive. Clean, decent & safe stay is what I am looking for.
4. Is July a good season to visit Coorg? Are the rains too much to even roam around?

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1. 3-4 days are more than enough. But like you said, if ticking off places on a list is not your thing, then I would suggest you stay near Virajpet or Kushalnagar and travel to places. Madikeri I feel is a bit too commercialised for my taste. You could soak in the nature at these places. Spend some time going to tadiyandamol or mandelpatti, or spend an after at Dubare Elephant camp. Also, do go to Irrupu falls on the last day. That way you can head back through Nagarhole National Park. It's also an experience in itself.

2. Hire a car from Bangalore because you'll need one to travel within Coorg. It's not a small place you know. Great places are scattered all over the district. Language will not be an issue. I don't speak a word of Kannada, but never had any issues in my multiple trips to Coorg.

3. Check with Zoomcar. They sometimes have an offer with Club Mahindra. Otherwise it'll be expensive.
Check out Kabbe Holidays - not too expensive, but it's a homestay on a hill. There are a lot of treks around it. Also check if Coorg Adventure Club is open. It's a dorm in Virajpet next to a golf club. Ask for Sunil if it's still operational.

4. Carry some salt, vinegar and mosquito repellent. First two will be needed before any trek that you go on. The place is filled with leeches. Those suckers (literally) are nasty creatures.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the trip. Just check the weather forecast beforehand.
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