About me

Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mysore to Chennai.. Coorg Part 4 Finale!!

Read about how it all started and the journey till now ....

After that all fun, driving around, visit to talacauvery, we chilled the  last day at Coorg Hallimane... Woke up, lazed about, discovered the place had rabbits, A jr had a ball feeding them grass, and we freaked out taking pictures of the bunnies... That day, since the place was full, we had buffet style breakfast at the main building.... After stuffing ourselves, and some photo shoots... hehe... we settled the dues, packed our bags and bid adieu... but that was not the end..

Got a call from Hallimane saying we'd once again forgotten our umbrella.. so another here we go round the Kushal nagar roads, we found one of the guys holding the umbrella waiting for us near the tree that was the landmark !! ;)

This time, the road took us back to Mysore... and to the jam packed Hotel Siddhartha, but not before a mini stop at Ginger to see if they had a room [ just maybe...:)].. Just couldnt find parking at Siddhartha, apparently its a favourite spot for travellers/tourists for lunch/eats.. Parked the car across the road and went in to check on the rooms we had blocked!!! Surveyed the room offered[ nice big spacious room, with a sofa, huge bathroom and all at a very decent fare, it is much cheaper than Ginger], decided it was good and
waited for our bags to land before ordering room service lunch...

A jr wasnt feeling too well, so we let him rest up.. Towards evening, connected with another Blog friend- Imp's mom[she was also the guide for cake, which was yummilicous] in Mysore, and realised we better check out the zoo, for there was no time the next day.. What should have taken 5mins, took over 15mkins[was what i deduced going by all the turns we took] cos of all the diversions on the road ... Got tickets and off we went into the zoo to be greeted by the adorable tall Giraffes..

The walk around the zoo is about 2kms,but there are electric tram kinda vehicles as well that ply frequently... We took our time, taking pictures, admiring some of the animals/birds, feeling sorry for some of the others [ actually most of them were in bad shape.. looke like they hadnt eaten in days and their cages hadnt been cleaned in forever].. The bear, hyene, elephants, vulture all looked like they were dead n gone... saw a white tiger lounging on a rock, was it doped, i wondered.. Towards the end of the walk, we reached the reptile cages, and i must say the snakes i think are DEAD indeed... they were just lying there on top of a branch like someone had dropped a rag cloth... Sad indeed.... :(

Here's a slideshow of the zoo and the Palace~!!

Imp's mom called and invited us over to a hotel for some tiffin and hot coffee. That was the 1st time i was meeting her and her adorable daughter, we hit it off instantly... Bonded over dosa n coffee and decided to go check out the Mysore Palace which was lit for an hour or so in the evenings..

Thanks to the crazy traffic, we caught glimpses of the palace while on the move, untill the plan of driving up Chamundi Hills happened... Drove to a view point, and armed with cameras we clicked away to glory!!!  Good fun!!! That was how the day ended.... :)

4th Nov dawned too soon, it was the day we had to get back to Blore and then to Chennai...It was fun till the minute we hopped on the train..no doubts of that!! . Time sure flies when you are having fun!!  and this is one trip i know i shall never forget... vivid as if it happened yesterday!!! :) Thanks guys for an awesome trip....

Adios.. Until we meet again...


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday.... the pics of Halimane are great! they seem to have done a good and unusual job with wood!

    and sad to hear about the mysore zoo... and we have heard that it isthe best one in India.!!!!

  2. Hi,

    Your posts are great and pretty useful too. I am planning to visit these places in Kushal nagar soon. You are one among the bloggers who'd been there recently. Could you help me with more information about your stay and tariff please? you must have gone thro' hotels/homestays like i am doing now. I am working on extremely low budget,I thought of Kannika International as it is low budget. Could you tell me whether it is a safe place for just a lady and a child? Also let me know the tariff in Hallimane. At the earliest, if possible.It will be extremely useful. Thanks in advance. Sugy

  3. Hi Anu

    it was good fun indeed.. not just the place, but the company made it a truly memorable trip!!! :)
    You shd visit...

  4. hi Sugy

    Thanks for dropping by... When are you planning on hitting Coorg? cos i think now holiday season will begin and all places am sure will hike up their rates..

    Altho did hear that Hallimane isnt doing that and they do have a few rooms available.. a friend is planning a trip with his gang, they've booked a cottage at Hallimane..!!and we found it extremely safe!!!just make sure to have your own transport while in coorg, cos otherwise you'll be stranded or have to use the local buses[not sure of those tho] do drop your email id and can provide you details....

  5. I got to feed the rabbits while I was in Langkawi , I had so much fun, this picture reminded me of tht, What a lovely switch board ! :P I am sorry about the zoo animals, I know its very hard on them to be in some pathetic condition, but I guess its better than being in Indian forest and get shot by god knows anyone for few bucks

  6. Love ur header by the way, did u shoot it ? where is it ?

  7. :) Rabbits are adorable.... a friend tried keeping one at home, but they are kinda diff to care for... :(
    The zoo had me depressed..

    The header, unfortunately i cant take credit for.. it came with the template.. need to change it... athukku porumai illa... :)

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