Who does not have a fascination for the Tiger? The handsome ferocious beast known for its courage and cunning always brings a thrill to those who get a rare sight of it in the wild! The sighting of the tiger in Coorg is today very rare. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Destination, Mammal, Nature, Predators | No Comments
A lush plantation paradise, perfumed with the subtly intoxicating aroma of coffee and spice, welcomes you to the planter's life. Come February the air is filled with the heavy fragrance of snow white coffee blossoms, heralding the onset of the coffee season. In November, the plants are dotted with ripe red coffee cherries.
Travel through a long-gone era of tales of a land in sprawling plantation homesteads; spiced with a dash of the local lore and sprinkled with the colonial legacy of Coorg; one of the last remaining bastions of an age bygone.
The star-shaped fruit named the Star Fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides that give the appearance of a star. The entire fruit is edible and used in cooking. Star Fruit can be made into relishes, preserves, and juice drinks. Read morePosted in Destination, Nature, Plantation | No Comments
‘Rosewood’ refers to a number of richly hued timbers, often brownish, but found in many different hues. All rosewoods are strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for guitars, furniture, luxury flooring, and so on. Read morePosted in Destination, Plantation | No Comments
Living in a Bungalow surrounded by Coffee Plantations seems surreal. If the Bungalow is an old Planters’ Bungalow from the 1800s, it adds to the charm of the entire estate. The Bungalows come in different sizes – large and still larger – for I haven’t seen a small compact Planter’s Bungalow yet.Posted in Coffee, Culture, Destination, Plantation | No Comments
The humble jack, which happens to be the largest tree-borne fruit in the world (each jackfruit can weigh up to 50 kilograms) is found a plenty in Coorg. Jackfruit trees provide shade to the cardamom and coffee plantations in Coorg.Posted in Destination, Farming, Nature, Plantation | No Comments
It all happened in Ethiopia (Africa) where a Goatherd Kaldi was out on the greens with his flock. The goats that had been nibbling at some red berries began frisking and romping in the moonlight. He ran to the monastery pale and trembling, “The goats are bewitched!” he panted. Read morePosted in Coffee, Culture, Destination, Farming, Nature, Plantation | No Comments
Being a South Indian, Coffee, as a subject, has always intrigued me. So when I spotted a book titled ‘Gold, Sport and Coffee Planting in Mysore’ by an English Coffee Planter of the 1800s, I had to immediately read it. Read morePosted in Culture, Destination, Farming, Nature, Plantation | No Comments