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A walk in the clouds

Coorg is a well-known hill station in Karnataka known for the mesmerizing mountains with luscious greenery. The tranquility of the Cauvery river flowing through the hilly area, and attractions like Dubare forest, Kaberi Nisarg dham, Bylakuppe Buddhist temple and a whitewater rafting site make Coorg the perfect weekend getaway.

We started off from Mysore in a group of eight and our first stop was the Buddhist temple at Bylakuppe . The place was pretty well managed in terms of cleanliness. We met a few monks in the temple. They were having a hard time with each group of tourists dragging them for a selfie.

The next stop was Dubare forest. After a short expedition in the jungle, and spending some time in the tree house, it was time for the most thrilling part of the trip : Whitewater rafting in Cauveri. Four of us friends joined on a raft and after a short tutorial got on with our paddles.  Then came the rapids. When our guide asked us to jump into the water, I was shocked with disbelief. Somehow I gathered the courage to leave the raft and jump right onto a rapid. The next moment I was in the chilly waters.

We went on to find a homestay for the night on top of a hillock after reaching Madikeri. The toy-train in Madikeri was fun. After getting the groceries from a nearby store, we prepared dinner and partied hard till midnight.

The next morning we went to a waterfall, few places of historical importance, and Talakaveri. The real fun was from the top of the mountains in the Western Ghats, 4000ft above the sea level and kissing the clouds.

It was an exhilarating trip, filled with fun, thrills, adventure and in all a perfect weekend with friends.