Despite my best efforts to screw it, the first long weekend of the year went very well. South Kodagu offers a rather surprising confluence of National Parks. The abundant wildlife of Nagarhole, the barren - except for the river - Kabini forest, the exotic Wayanad and the adventurous Brahmagiri.
Add to this, the Coorgi hospitality, Coffee and the amazing diversity of languages (Coorgi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil), its an experience.
Saturday: Morning Bus to Kutta. Junked our plan to go on Jeep Safari at Nagarhole. Spent a quiet evening in Irupu at Dreamland Homestay.
Sunday: Irupu Falls. Went looking for game in Nagarhole. Shot Elephants, Deer, Wild Boar and Langurs with Canon 18-50mm! Completed the circle with Kabini reservoir/forest and driving past Wayanad.
Monday: Hiked upto Narimale Camp House on the Brahmagiri trek (10 km roundtrip). Took a dip in a ravine and back again at Irupu falls. Bus to Gonikoppal and thence to Bengaluru.
Atleast two more trips to the region are in the pipeline. One to Wayanad and the other to complete the 2 day Brahmagiri/Narimale hike.