Bangalore Coorg 2 Nights 3 Days Tour Packages
One of the best weekend destinations from Bangalore. Coorg is full of Nature and life.Many tribal settlements are there still in active life. Widespread Coffee Plantations are amazing. Tata Tea owns a beautiful Golf Centre and their British Bungalows are available for accommodations and small get together. The best location for family get together, small groups, Corporate meetings etc. Honeymooners have their own space in Coorg.
Things to do:
Guided Nature walk
Coffee Plantation walk with interaction with labours
Local sightseeing of Madikeri Fort,Talakaveri and
Day 01:Bangalore – Coorg (6 Hours Drive)
You will be picked up from Bangalore to drive to Coorg.. Upon arrival in Coorg check in to the hotel. Afternoon, you may opt to go for a sightseeing tour of Coorg visiting Madikeri Fort, Raja Seat. At Raja Seat enjoy the spectacular sunset which will refresh one’s mind.Over night stay at the hotel.
Madikeri Fort was first built as a mud fort by Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad.Madikeri Fort, built of brick and mortar, had witnessed several fierce battles. In 1790, Doddavira Rajendra took control of the fort. The palace was renovated by Lingarajendra Wodeyar II in 1812-1814.In the north-east corner at the entrance are two life size masonry elephants and a church is present in the south-east corner. The fort offers panoramic views of the city from its walls. This is a fort with archaeological value and a marvel of architecture. The centuries old Madikeri Fort with its stone ramparts houses the prison, a temple, a chapel, a small museum, and assorted government offices.Raja's Seat is a small pavilion with a garden surrounding it; offering a view of the green valley below. According to legend, the kings of Coorg spent their evenings here. The spectacular sunset and the far stretching blue mountains will take ones breath away.
Day 02: Coorg
Breakfast at the hotel. Today either you may opt to relax at the resort or go for a full day sightseeing tour in and around Madikeri visiting Talakkaveri, Nisargadhama, Tibetan Monastery and the Harangi Dam. Over night stay at the hotel.
Talakaveri - This is the origin of river Kaveri on the eastern slopes of Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude, about 8 km by road from Bhagamandala.An enclosure around the spring called Gundige is connected to a small pond beside. The water from the pond goes underground and comes out after about one kilometer down the hill. There are three shrines above the spring and birds eye view of west-coast from the hill range.
Tibetan Monastery: His Holiness, Pema Norbu Rinpoche, established Namdroling Monastery shortly after he came to India from Tibet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the spot and bequeathed the name "Namdroling Monastery." Today the monastery is home to nearly 5000 monks and nuns, renowned as a center for the pure upholding of the teachings of the Buddha.Now, the Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the largest teaching center of Nyingmapa; a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The monastery is home to a sangha community of over five thousand monks and nuns, a religious college (or shedra) and hospital.The huge investment of time and energy made by Penor Rinpoche to build his monastery has borne abundant fruit. Among those who have studied, or are studying, at the monastery, are all the major lineage holding tulkus and lamas of the Palyul tradition, including the fifth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, the third Choktrul Rinpoche and the third Rago Choktrul. Their spiritual training is directed and guided by Penor Rinpoche himself.Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe also has a retreat centre, opened in 1985, where thirty monks undergo an intensive three-year retreat. Penor Rinpoche personally instructs them in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik cycle.
Every autumn, according to the tradition of the Palyul Monastery, he gives instructions on Ngondro, Tsalung and Dzogchen from the Namcho cycle of Terton Mingyur Dorje. Students attend this one month retreat from the Institute, monks from the monastery and lay people. It was Penor Rinpoche's dream, and something he continues to emphasize, that students would be able to combine in-depth, intensive study with practice, and now the monastery offers the perfect setting in which to do this.It is a must visit for those interested in Buddhism and its philosophy or just in general to see the hub of the burgeoning of Buddhism in India.
Day 03 – Bangalore Departure
You will be dropped to Bangalore to connect your onward journey.