Plantations - Beaches
- Coorg (3 nights) - Bekal
- This is a luxury escape where
guests can enjoy best of plantation retreats and a beach retreat and while
there explore the area as well as enjoy luxuries of a first class resort.
Speak - This same itinerary could also be good for a "homestays
only' plan. Coorg anyways is a home to many plantation homestays.
Kasargod area has a backwater homestay such as Oyster
Opera which would combine well with any plantation homestay in
Coorg such as Elephant
Itinerary (This is an indicative itinerary, Sequence of the activities
may vary and depend on prevailing weather condition)
1: Arrive at Mangalore / Bangalore. Transfer to Madikeri (150 kms - 4
hours from Mangalore and 260 kms - 6/7 hours from Bangalore). Relax for
rest of the day.
2 to 3 : Coorg is about plantations, drives and salubrious weather all
round the year. For those interested in Sightseeing There are waterfalls
(Abbey Falls), Elephant experience (Dubare elephant camp), Zoo (Nisargdhama),
Temple (Omkareshwar) and Talcauvery (Origin of Cauvery). for activity
centric guests there is trekking, bird watching, rafting, plantation
walk, fishing and forests drives (in South Coorg). There are some
number of luxury resorts in Coorg which by themselves are an experience.
4 and 5 : After Breakfast Transfer to Bekal (100-120 kms - 2.5 hours).
North Kerala is about idyllic beaches, Malabar cuisine and cultural
experiences. Activity options here are Experiencing Various Kerala
Dance Forms, Cookery Classes for guests, Backwater Cruise, Cycling,
Wildlife (Turtles) and Bird watching. A romantic dinner on the beach is
an option and so is a long walk on an idyllic stretch.
6 : Leave for Mangalore is (100 kms - 2 hours).
Season to Visit - Oct - March
Accommodation Options - Coorg
Region - Bekal