After 'Ulundurpet' we turned right to the Salem Highway. The road is good, the traffic is not heavy but one has to be careful about one thing; the road switches between four lane and two lane very often. Sometimes without any notice, so if you are careless you could be head on with the on coming vehicle.
We reached my brother's house in Gopi around 12 noon and 406 Km of travel. The next day was my father's birthday. We had a small celebration and cake cutting.
KSTDC Mayura Valley view location is fantastic, next to the Raja's seat; view from the room is better than the view from the Raja's seat. The rooms are big,neat and clean. There is geyser in the bath room. But the restaurant has very limited items. Especially no south Indian lunch or dinner.
After lunch and hour's rest we were off to the Abbhi falls. We took a wrong turn and went some where else after some inquiry we were back on the right road and reached Abbhi falls. The sign boards in Coorg are limited and mostly in Kanada.
Abbi falls is nestled in the greenery and is beautiful. Worth visiting but there is no provision for taking bath. We came back to the hotel and had a small stroll in the town. It was early dinner and sleep.
From Nisargadamma we went to Dubare elephant camp. One has to cross the Cauvery river by boat to reach the elephant camp. They charge Rs.30/- for the boat ride. If you go around 10 - 10.30 am you can the elephants being fed. There is elephant ride also for which charges are separate.
Next was the Golden temple of Bylakuppe. It was a magnificent temple. The Buddha statue is painted in gold and is very big. One can spend some peaceful moments here.
After lunch it was back to hotel, rest and spending some time in the park at the Raja's seat.
End of the first leg of the journey and starting off to Wayanad next day after breakfast.