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For newlywed couples, honeymoon is one of the most important times of their lives. In some cases, when the duration of honeymoon is not long, the couples look for a place which would allow them to indulge in more and more activities in as less time as possible. Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is one such spot for those couples who want to make sweet memories, but are short on time.
Located in Karnataka, Coorg is also known as the Scotland of India. With alluring mountains and the aromatic smell of coffee, the region is beautiful and captivating. Here are some of the best reasons why you should visit Coorg with your partner.
For all those couples who enjoy trekking, there can be no better option than the route from Kakkabe to the highest peak of this region, Thadiyandamol. You also have the option to trek either from the Brahmagiri or the Pushpagiri range. The difficulty level of each trek is different. While the two of you will struggle together to reach the peak, you surely will get closer to each other and have a great time in this whole journey.
A visit to the famous Abbey Falls and the Iruppu Falls will give you plenty of backdrops for clicking romantic pictures. These waterfalls are best visited after the monsoons. The Abbey Falls is situated amidst the private coffee plantations covered with thick coffee bushes. The Iruppu Falls is located close to the Nagarhole National Park and during the peak season, you can enjoy the view of butterflies all around you.
As Coorg is world famous for the high quality coffee it produces, a visit to one of the coffee plantations is a must. You can even plan for a homestay experience at a plantation to enjoy the beauty of the place. A guided tour will let you discover the history of the place, and will also give you an opportunity to taste different types of coffee produced in Coorg.
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This is a Government-operated training camp for the elephants. If you reach early in the morning, you can even catch the glimpse of elephants getting bathed. You can even get down in the water and scrub them. There is much you can learn about elephants here and also enjoy a ride or two.
Counted among the top ten Indian monasteries, the Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery, is located near Kushalnagar. The major attractions of this place are the three 40-feet tall golden statues of Buddha.
You will get to know a lot about Tibetan Buddhist mythology through the walls of the temple, as they are adorned with beautiful paintings of Buddhist gods and demons. The peaceful and calm surroundings of the temple will surely make you and your partner feel reinvigorated.
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Located in the region of Madikeri town, the Raja’s Seat is a popular tourist spot. It was one of the favourite gardens of the kings of Kodagu, who used to spend time here with their queens. If you manage to reach here early, you can catch the picturesque view of the sunrise. You can also get a panoramic view of the valley right up till Kerala.
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Add an element of nature and adventure to your honeymoon by opting for a visit to this sanctuary. Counted as one of the best in the world for bird watching, it is a refuge to several endangered species. If you are interested in flora, then you will be delighted to spot several species unique to the region such as Mesua ferrea and Albizia lebbeck.
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Very much revered by the locals, the temple is located in Virajpet. If you plan to visit the region in March, you can also join the annual festival, where people from Coorg and other nearby places gather to offer special prayers. The devotees offer grains, sugar, coconut, etc., to the temple against their own weight. This special offering is called Tulabhara.
With so many beautiful places to visit, a honeymoon in Coorg will be tranquil and slow-paced, yet filled with plenty of activities. So, do not miss this place if you want to enjoy each other’s company amidst the romantic scenic beauty.
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