Coorg is a beautiful destination towards south of Karnataka. This place is accessible from Kannur airport, Calicut airport and is an ideal destination for those who land at Kannur, Calicut to explore and to enjoy with family. A trip to Coorg is something we should not miss in a lifetime.
Bit of flash back – Some Nostalgia
Coorg is even near to Mysore and as I did my engineering from Mandya, Mysore. Coorg was a destination we explored during those time. Travelling in two wheeler, in the mid night during a time when mobile phones was not available nor ATMs to get cash during the way. I did go this place twice in bike from Mandya with friends, the nostalgia of those trips are even a talk when we friends meet together, like you all. However sudden planning with no cash, puncture in the midnight at remote place where another bike got headlight issue. Repairs on the way etc. are the memories we still cherish.
However this being a family trip and the intention is to explore the destination to recommend to our guests, we did preplanning properly and booked hotels at Calicut as well 2 nights at Coorg. A trip to Coorg was something which has been planned for years together, after marriage.
About Coorg and how to travel
Coorg is 400km 11 hour drive from Cochin
200km 6 hours from Calicut and
130km 4 hours from Kannur
This is to plan your arrival accordingly. If you reach Cochin, we suggest to have a halt at Calicut, have sightseeing of Calicut and proceed to Coorg. If arrival is at Calicut, again you can have Calicut sightseeing and move to Coorg. Same as the case for Kannur. Both Calicut and Kannur has good beach to spend time as well sightseeing spots
We planned to have a halt at Calicut, as we could start only by afternoon and thinking of visiting Calicut beach.
Our plan at Coorg was to visit
During a trip to Coorg, few of the must see places are
- Abbey waterfalls
- Golden temple
- Raja seat
- Madikkeri Fort
We normally write travel blog during travel itself, where Sree helps me in taking pictures and post during the journey itself, and now we are on the way to Calicut.
We started at 2.25 pm from Aluva and driving towards Calicut through Trichur. Crossing Thrissur at 3.40 pm towards Calicut, We travelled through Thirunaraya, where Mamangam happened.
A cup of tea and bhajis on the way at Moideen ikka’s tea shop was relaxing for kids as well to us. We reached Calicut by around 8pm, checked in to room and went to beach to enjoy evening and to have dinner.
Good morning!!!!! and the day starts with a black tea as usual and went to beach again for morning walk.
All set for today’s journey, to Coorg via muthanga forest
We reached Coorg by evening and stayed here for two night. Next day we hired a taxi for local sightseeing as we did not want to drive and explore ourself. The can driver was friendly and took us to all the places we wanted to see.
We first went to Golden temple which is a must visit and the peacefulness you get here is something which can not be expressed in words.
We then went to Abbey water falls and Talacauvery and moved back to Cochin on third day.