Holiday Overview

Tibetan Monastery at Coorg
Nileshwar Backwaters (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Bekal Beach (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Bekal Fort (Photo Courtesy: Renjithks)
Abbey Falls
Driving aroudn in Coorg
Views from Galibeedu

This is a short break for Getaway seekers that explores Plantation and Beach getaways of Coorg and Bekal.


Coorg (Madikeri)(3) - Bekal(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Coorg
  • Day-2 Dubare Elephant Camp, Tibetan Monastery, Nisargadhama Visit.
  • Day-3 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg
  • Day-4 Proceed to Bekal. Evening ride in Nileshwar Backwaters.
  • Day-5 Sightseeing in and around Bekal
  • Day-6 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Bekal - Bekal beach (3.00 kms), Pandiyan Kallu (3.00 kms), Bekal Fort (3.50 kms), Chandragiri Fort (8.00 kms), Ananthapura Lake Temple (22.00 kms), Nileswaram Palace (22.00 kms), Srimad Anantheshwar Temple (40.00 kms)

Coorg (Madikeri) - Abbey Falls (8.00 kms), Dubare Elephant Camp (28.00 kms), Cauvery Nisargdhama (30.00 kms), Neverland Adventure park (34.00 kms), Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple (40.00 kms), Talacauvery (48.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mangalore Departure - Mangalore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to get completely rejuvenated may choose to spend extra nights at Coorg.

  • Mangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -150 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bekal -115 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bekal to Mangalore -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

Mangalore - Coorg (Madikeri)(3) - Bekal(2) - Mangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Coorg Arrival at Mangalore and Proceed to Coorg (2500-3500 ft asl, 150 kms - 4 hours). Coorg is renowned for its Coffee Plantations, Luxury Resorts / Homestays and salibrious climate all round the year.

Day-2 Dubare Elephant Camp, Tibetan Monastery, Nisargadhama Visit. Visit Dubare Elephant camp (Elephant ride, Coracle Ride), Tibetan Monastery and Cauvery Nisargadhama (Open Zoo). Explore local market and Kodagu Cuisine. Visit Abbey Falls and Omkareshwar temple during the day.

Day-3 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg Excursion to Talcauvery (44 kms from Madikeri), origin of Cauvery river and a local pilgrim centre. Leisure profile guests may just relax and explore local markets and enjoy plantation views. Adventure oriented guests can opt for walk / trek.or visit Now or Neverland Adventure park in West Coorg. Experiential travellers may opt for a Plantation Lunch.

Day-4 Proceed to Bekal. Evening ride in Nileshwar Backwaters. Proceed to Bekal (115 kms - 3 hrs). Bekal is a beach getaway in North Kerala near Mangalore and visited for its luxury hotels, homestays and cultural experience it offers. Take a backwater ride in the evening in Nileshwar Backwaters.

Day-5 Sightseeing in and around Bekal Explore tourist attractions in and around Bekal such as Bekal fort, Bekal beach, Pandiyan Kallu, Nileswaram Palace, Chandragiri fort, Ananathpura Temple etc

Day-6 Departure Depart to Mangalore (65 kms). Enroute guests may visit Manjeshwar Temple (40 kms from Bekal). Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bekal :

  • Bekal beach - An idyllic Beach next to Bekal Fort overlooking Arabian Sea.

  • Pandiyan Kallu - A Rock face overlooking Arabian Sea. The rock face is good for Cliff Jumpers.

  • Bekal Fort - Bekal Fort overlooks Arabian sea and offers excellent views. Many fim shootings have been done around here with the fort and Arabian sea as the backdrop.

  • Chandragiri Fort - Chandragiri Fort is a 17th century fort set 150 feet above sea level and occupies an area of about seven acres

  • Ananthapura Lake Temple - Ananthapura Lake Temple is the only lake temple in Kerala and is believed to be the original seat Anathapadmanabha (Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram)

  • Nileswaram Palace - Nileswaram Palace are sacred Grooves where Thayyam (a traditional ritual) is performed for tourists (especially inbound / overseas guests)

  • Srimad Anantheshwar Temple - Traditionally renowned as "Manjula Kshetra" and "The temple of 18 towns", Srimad Anantheshwar Temple is situated in Manjeshwar. The origin of the Temple dates more than a thousand years back and is very significant for the GSB (Gauda Saraswat Brahmin) community.

Coorg (Madikeri) :

  • Abbey Falls - Abbey Falls are a set of waterfalls located at 8 kms from Madikeri One has to walk through plantations to access this. A popular tourist visit place.

  • Dubare Elephant Camp - Dubare elephant camp is set across Cauvery river (A short boat ride required to access) near Kushalnagar. Here guests arrive for an elephant interaction (Bathing an elephant is most enjoyable for kids and adults) and enjoy elephant ride & coracle ride. There is a full day elephant interaction programme guest can opt for or just it can be just a visit.

  • Cauvery Nisargdhama - Cauvery Nisargadhama is a 64 acre nature park having anmals in its nature habitat and is visited as a picnic spot. Elephant rides and feeding deers are an attraction for kids.

  • Neverland Adventure park - Neverland Adventure Park in West Coorg is one of the most popular day outing options for travellers to Coorg with a bit of interest in Adventure and activities.

  • Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple - Bylakuppe is a tibetan settlement where an impressive monastery has been setup besides number of other monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Bylakuppe also has many buddhist universities for advanced buddhist practices.

  • Talacauvery - Talacauveri is the the origin of the river Cauvery. There are several temples around here and is a popular pilgrimage centre visited by tourists and pilgrims all round the year. Actual river origin is only visible in Monsoon.

Destination Overview

Mangalore - Mangalore is a port and the largest town on coastal Karnataka it is the 2nd largest town in Karnataka. Mangalore is access point for Coastal Karnataka, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hindu / Jain Pilgrimage and North Kerala.

Coorg (Madikeri) - Madikeri (3500 ft asl) is the district headquarters of the Coorg region and also the highest point in the area. Madikeri offers guests nature centric experience and is a base point to explore the area.

Bekal - Bekal is situated on the seashore of Pallikara village,12 kms south of Kasargod town (NH-17) where some destination resorts and homestays are located.

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  • Mangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -150 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bekal -115 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bekal to Mangalore -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Coorg Getaway

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a region in South-West of Karnataka known for its Coffee and Spice more

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  • Mangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -150 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bekal -115 kms (3 hrs)
  • Bekal to Mangalore -65 kms (1.5 hrs)

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