The Kodagu or Coorg district nestled in the Western Ghats is known widely for its headquarters Mercara or Madikeri. This hill station also called the Scotland of India is a conflation of Tamil, Tulu, and Kerala traditions and cultures. Sprawling hills, dense forests, coffee plantations, trekking trails and abundant wildlife makes Coorg a great destination to rewind, relax and rejuvenate. Lush greenery with rice steppes, streams and waterfalls it is indeed a sight for sore eyes.
With the summer vacation setting in we had made bookings in Club Mahindra, Madikeri for a week long stay. This was a family trip with two kids in tow. Normally we drive by our car from Pune if we are visiting places in Karnataka. This time around we decided to do something different and fly down to Bangalore (Air India had a killer sale) and then drive to Madikeri.