Thursday, May 05, 2011

Coorg: At the coffee plantation

From Mumbai my plan had been to head to Goa and check out the cuisine and enjoy the beaches for a couple of days, but there was a religious festival coming up in Goa and all trains and buses seemed to be booked. Therefore I decided to save Goa for another India trip and booked a flight to Bangalore instead.

You might ask yourself what I was doing going to such an uninteresting city (from a tourist point of view), and the answer  would be that I have friends there. I stayed with them a couple of nights, and then we headed out to Coorg together.We stayed for three nights at a coffee plantation in the mountains, enjoying the sweet and pollution-free mountain air and taking hikes in the forest. I did have one bad day there, when I came down with what can only have been gastroenteritis, but it was over in 12 hours and while I did feel a bit weak for several days afterwards and unable to enjoy spicy foods, that was only to be expected.

The view from the verandah right in front of my door, with my journal in the foreground.

The guest bungalows all had these sloping roofs that shaded the verandahs.

Coffee beans drying in the sun.


Anonymous said...

I love these pictures, they are wonderful. I can't stop staring.

Bibliophile said...

Thank you.

It's a lovely little place, very unpretentious and at that time of year calm and laid-back with few visitors. I'd like to go back there some day.