July 30, 2009

The second longest beach in the world

Site Name: Marina Beach
Site Type: Beach
Location:  Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The second longest beach in the world
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India

Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road as this is centrally located in the city
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city

Chennai is considered as the gateway to South India. The capital city of Tamil Nadu state of India has hundreds of tourist sites which include museums, British period monuments, temples, beach, etc.

When you think of Chennai, one thought that would splash in your mind certainly be Marina beach. Marina beach is the most sought-after place in Chennai. The beach stretches for around 13 kms long and this is the second longest beach in the world. 

You would be attracted by this sandy beach for sure. Whether it is morning or evening, if you want to watch sunrise or sunset, you would really enjoy strolling along the Marina beach. You would find a lot of important buildings and British period monuments in the beach road. 


There are some memorials for some political leaders of the state in one side of the beach. There are many statues of eminent personalities of Tamil along the beach. Even today, the Gandhi statue and Kannagi statue in the beach are the land marks of Chennai city. There are a swimming pool and small aquarium in the beach road. 


Marina beach is such an important place in Chennai that anyone in the city can direct you. From Chennai Central railway station, the beginning of the beach is around 2 kms distance. You can reach the place either by public transport or by on you own easily, as the connectivity to the area is very good. 


A lot of temples have come; a lot of monuments have been built; a lot of cinema halls and amusement parks have been started. But, Marina beach still remains as the best travel destination of Chennai for centuries and centuries, and I guess it will retain its first place forever.









Please do visit to this great place and enjoy the sea breeze. 


Happy travelling.

The oldest public zoo of India

Site Name: Vandalur Zoo
Site Type: Zoological Park
Location:  Vandalur, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The oldest public zoo of India
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India

Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road as this is centrally located in the city
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city

Chennai is considered as the gateway to South India. The capital city of Tamil Nadu state of India has hundreds of tourist sites which include museum, British period monuments, temples, beach, etc.Today, you can find a lot of amusement parks and other such things in Chennai. However, Zoo is one of the oldest attractions of Chennai, which still remains as favorite for a lot of people. 

Vandalur Zoo a.k.a. Arignar Anna Zoological park is located at Vandalur, a suburb 30 kms away from Chennai city. One of the unknown facts is that this zoo is the first public zoo in India. It was founded in 1855 CE. Another interesting fact is that this is the biggest zoo in South East Asia. 

Vandalur zoo houses more than 170 species of animals, birds and reptiles and it is spread over 1260 acres. The zoo was originally called as Madras Zoo and it was located in the heart of the Chennai city. In 1975 CE, due to space constraint the zoo was moved to Vandalur.

You might get tired to cover the entire zoo by walking. There are battery operated vehicles and cycles available for rent in the zoo. Elephant safari is an attraction added to the zoo few years ago.


The most attractive place in the zoo is lion safari for sure, where you can find lions in their natural habitat. You will get a feel of visiting wildlife sanctuary. I would say it's better than that as generally you will hardly get to encounter any animals in the wildlife sanctuaries. White peacock and white tigers are my favorites in this zoo. The reptiles section is really amazing. I have never seen so many varieties of crocodiles in such a large number anywhere else so far.


Do visit this place. Very important! Don't forget to take your children along with you. They will definitely love this place more than you.

Happy travelling.




July 28, 2009

Valluvar Kottam, Chennai

Site Name: Valluvar Kottom
Site Type: Monument
Location:  Nungambakkam, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A modern day structure with the beauty of typical South Indian architecture style
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India

Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road as this is centrally located in the city
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city

Chennai is considered as the gateway to South India. The capital city of Tamil Nadu state of India has hundreds of tourist sites, which include museums, British period monuments, temples, beach, etc.

Let me write about one of the most popular landmarks of Chennai - Valluvar Kottam. Valluvar Kottam is the memorial monument to the great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar.

Thiruvalluvar was arguably the best poet of Tamil language. One set of people believe that he lived in  the 2nd century BCE and there is another set, which believes his period was after Christ. There are lot of stories and myths about the life of this great poet, which are not relevant to this post.

Thirukkural was the best work by Thiruvalluvar. It consists of 133 chapters and each chapter consists of 10 couplets (kural) thus making the total of 1330 couplets.

Valluvar Kottam was constructed in 1976 CE. All 1330 couplets (kurals) are inscribed on the granite pillars in the front hall corridors. The memorial structure resembles a temple chariot and a life size statue of Thiruvalluvar stands atop the chariot.

The auditorium at Valluvar Kottam can accommodate about 4000 people. An unknown fact is that this auditorium is one of the largest auditoriums in Asia. Unfortunately, except for some Government functions and some hand loom trade fairs, no major event is happening in this auditorium.

The memorial is located at Kodambakkam area. You can reach this place easily by auto rickshaw or public transport. The distance from Central railway station to this place is approximately 7 kms. More to come about Chennai. Till then...

Happy travelling.




July 27, 2009

An unusual place in Chennai - Central Prison

The site about which I am going to write in this post is a place, which you will no more be able to visit. However, when I started writing series of posts on Chennai, I thought I shouldn't miss this place.

Chennai Central Jail was one of the oldest prisons in India. It was located in the heart of the city, right opposite to the Central Railway Station. It began its operations during the British period in the year of 1837 CE.

The Government constructed a new prison in the suburb of Chennai and hence it got closed. Before demolishing this huge structure spread across 11 acres, the government kept the prison open to the public for about one month.


The prison had housed notable national leaders such as Subhash Chandra Bose and Veer Savarkar. The prison had also housed some prominent Tamil political leaders including Anna Durai, Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha.

I wonder why the government didn't take steps to convert this into a memorial.

Happy travelling.

July 26, 2009

Chennai - the gateway to South India

Chennai, which is also called as Madras, is one of the four biggest cities of India. Chennai is considered as the gateway to South India, as it is well connected by train, road and air (national and international flights), and travelling to any place in the south can be easily done from here. It even has a port connected to selected places.

Chennai was the first major settlement of the British East India Company in India. Due to this reason, it has a lot of British period buildings.

Chennai has the second longest beach in the world. Chennai also has lot of ancient temples and some religiously important places. Chennai also has the modern day attractions such as museums, zoo, a lot of amusement parks and interesting and unique sites such as Dakshin Chitra.

There are set of people who generally ask what is there to visit in Chennai. My series of posts on Chennai will provide enough answers to them. Let us explore Chennai starting from my next post. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

July 25, 2009

Mystic Village, CT, USA

Mystic village is another attraction in Mystic town apart from Mystic Aquarium. If you step out of Mystic Aquarium and just cross the road, you will reach Mystic Village.

You will get a unique shopping experience in this calm and beautiful shopping paradise. You can wander around this beautiful friendly environment as there are around 40 shops, which sell various articles from all over the world. There are also various restaurants in this area.

This beautiful picnic spot will give you a feeling as if you are wandering somewhere in England and not in the US. You can always find some concert in the park in this area. Regardless of whether you just want to do shopping or wander leisurely on your own, this would be one of the best places for sure in CT.


With this, my series of posts on Mystic is over. Let me start a new series on another destination in my next post. Keep your fingers crossed. Till then...

Happy travelling.

July 24, 2009

Colorful birds at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

"Birds of the Outback" is my favorite exhibit at Mystic Aquarium. Birds, birds, and birds - wherever you turn your face, you will see only birds. Yellow, green, pink, white, black, brown, grey, orange, red,..... - how many colors are there in this world...you can learn about everything from these colorful birds. Irrespective of whether you are a kid or a grown up, you will shout out of excitement for sure.

This exhibit houses hundreds of colorful cockatiels, parakeet, rosellas and parrots. Most of the birds belong to Australia. This exhibit is not open throughout the eyar. This will be opened depending upon the season. With an additional USD 3, you can get the exhibit entry fee along with a millet seed stick to feed the birds.


It will be really fun to watch birds sing, fly over you, sit on your shoulders and eat right out of your hands without fear. One warning! When you go to Mystic Aquarium, please don't visit this exhibit first. Otherwise, you will spend your entire day over here and you will miss other exhibits. :-)

One more post is left on Mystic. Till then...

Happy travelling.

July 21, 2009

Penguins at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

There are more than 20 African penguins available in Penguins exhibit at Mystic Aquarium. You can watch them playing, moving and obeying the trainer's orders. Especially it is fun to watch penguin feeding program. While one person feeds the penguins, another person will guide us by providing a lot of useful information about penguins. The way how penguins go to the trainer to get food in an organized manner is really unbelievable.

You will also get to see the penguins below the water through under water viewing windows. There is a shop nearby where you can buy penguin toys or other penguin related items. Please do visit this place and enjoy by watching the beautiful penguins. I have couple of posts to complete my series on Mystic. Till then...

Happy travelling.

July 19, 2009

Marine Theatre Show at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

Wanna have a very close up sight of sea lions? Go and visit Marine Theatre at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA.

Marine Theatre is a unique show which will surely delight children as well as elders. It is really fun to watch the sea lions obeying the commands of the trainers. They play, jump, dance and dive. You may even get the chance to see them up close, as they come out of the pool and right in front of the first row of seats. This interesting half an hour show is available on all the days. Do visit this place and enjoy. Let me explore the remaining exhibits at Mystic Aquarium in the forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy travelling.

July 17, 2009

Pribilof Islands at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

Your visit to the Mystic Aquarium will not end merely with various species of fish. In this post, we will explore Pribilof Islands Exhibit, where you will find sea lions and seals.

At the time of writing this post (July 2009), there are three California sea lion pubs available in the exhibit as a recently added attraction. Also, Mystic Aquarium is one of the very few facilities in North America to house the endangered Stellar sea lions. The world's biggest stellar sea lion is also housed here. It's name is Kodiak and it is weighing around 1700 pounds.You can also find seals in this exhibit.

We will explore about penguins, birds, and marine show in my forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy travelling.

July 16, 2009

Challenge of the Deep at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

Wanna become a deep-sea explorer for an hour and find out what lies on the deep ocean floors of the world? Visit 'Challenge of the Deep' exhibit in Mystic Aquarium.

The 'Return to Titanic' section has some of the interesting displays which includes a reproduction of the Marconi Radio Room, a dramatic display that shows how deep in the ocean Titanic lies in comparison with the Empire State Building, and other such interesting things. There is a separate section which has video projections of two deep-sea archaeological expeditions.

The highlight of the exhibit is 3D motion ride. You will get three dimensional feeling of travelling into mysterious and dark world of deep-sea. You will also experience the danger of travelling the inhospitable deep-sea environment and imminent risk of volcanic eruption. You will also get to see a lot of under water creatures which you would have never imagined.

I will brief about the remaining exhibits of Mystic Aquarium in my forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

July 15, 2009

Indoor Exhibit at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

Let us explore Indoor Exhibit in Mystic Aquarium in this post. This is the exhibit, where you will spend the maximum amount of time in the aquarium, as there are lot of species to watch in this area.

There is a separate section, where you can find clownfish and anemones. There is another section in this exhibit, where you can find nurse sharks and sand tiger. The green sea turtle is an added attraction in that section. You can find the animals that live in the Amazon by day and the mysterious inhabitants that emerge only at nights in the section named 'Hidden Amazon'. You will be amazed at Hidden Amazon.

Fluorescent Corals section is my favorite one. I really learnt how fluorescence is produced only from here. Nowhere else I have seen coral reef illuminating and changing colors for every minute lively. It was altogether a new experience for me. I am sure you will also enjoy this place.

Anemone garden is located almost at the heart of the indoor exhibit. Here, you can find crabs, sea stars and other such 30-35 species that are generally found in New England area.
Wanna a face to face encounter with sea star? Want to hold a crab or lift a lobster? Everything is possible in the Discovery lab.

There are lot to explore in this area. You can also find species such as sea horse, traveler fish, venomous fish, etc. There is a separate section for nocturnal species where you can find bats too. My memory is not so great. I don't think I can write about all the species in the Indoor Exhibit. Do visit this place, explore more and enjoy. Let me jump onto another exhibit in my next post. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

July 13, 2009

Ray Touch Pool at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

This time, we are going to explore Ray Touch Pool at Mystic Aquarium. Ever wondered how it would feel to touch a ray? Come to Ray Touch Pool and experience it.

The Cownose ray is a species of eagle ray found throughout a large part of the western Atlantic and Caribbean. As they have a nose like cow, they got this name. They basically belong to shark family.

These creatures are very active and prefer to swim near the top of the water. As they glide just below the water's surface, your fingers will easily reach them.You will be excited and get a unique feeling to touch them. Go to Mystic and do visit this place. Let me explore more exhibits in Mystic Aquarium in my forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

July 12, 2009

Beluga Whales at Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

As I mentioned in my previous post, I will write in detail about all the exhibits in Mystic Aquarium. Let me first start with Arctic coast, where you can find three Beluga whales. Beluga whales have teeth and they are white in color. They are also referred as white whales.

Arctic coast exhibit is one of the biggest outdoor exhibits of Beluga whales in the USA. This one-acre habitat features three interconnected pools holding more than 750,000 gallons of water­.

You can get an eye-to-eye encounter with the belugas through a series of three underwater windows. There are artificial caves featuring bubble-shaped windows which will give you a different perspective on the belugas’ underwater world. Above-water viewing is possible from rocky overlooks at various levels.

You can watch the Aquarium staff working with the whales and providing informal presentations throughout the day. The beluga whales are playful in nature. You will enjoy watching them to make noise, jump, swim and rotate. Especially you will be thrilled to watch through the glass windows when belugas pass very near to you or when they move towards you.

Let me brief you about other exhibits in Mystic Aquarium in my forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

July 11, 2009

Mystic Aquarium - An Overview

Mystic town is located in Connecticut (CT) state in the USA. Mystic was founded in 1654 and quickly rose to prominence as a shipbuilding center. Nowadays, Mystic has become known for its world-class Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration.

Mystic Aquarium is the home of beluga whales, stellar sea lions, fur seals, penguins, sea stars, bats, colorful birds, unicorn fish, octopus, shark, sea horse, and many other exciting creatures from the oceans of our world. The aquarium was opened in 1973 by a privately owned corporation and it was opened for public in 1997.

Mystic is located approximately one hour and twenty minutes away from New London, Bradley International Airport. If you want to travel by train, you can use Amtrak's Northeast Service. There is a train station in Mystic. If you want to reach Mystic by road, it is located about 10 miles east of New London in Connecticut's "Ocean Corner." Browse for Google's driving directions from your city/town.

You won't find problems for staying, eating or shopping in Mystic. There are a lot of budget and high class hotels in and around Mystic.

Let me take you inside the aquarium and explore each exhibit in detail in my forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy travelling.

July 9, 2009

Mystic Aquarium, CT, USA

When I went to Connecticut (CT) in USA for a business trip, I felt boring during the week ends. Being a person who cannot breathe without travelling, I didn't find anything exciting to visit in CT.

I called up my friend in New York.
"This place is damn boring. I don't find anything exciting"

"Did you visit Mystic Aquarium?"

"Aquarium? You want me to spend some 20-25 bucks in travelling from my place just to see an aquarium? Come on man! I have seen a lot of aquariums in my life. In my country (India), we have enough aquariums. I don't want to waste my time and money just to see some fishes inside glass bowls."

"Have you seen Stellar Sea Lion?"

"What?"

"Did you get a chance for a face to face with Beluga Whales? Have you ever fed colorful birds around the world out of your own hands? Ever wondered how you would feel to touch a ray? Won't you get excited to watch feeding penguins? Will you not be interested to watch sea lion show in a marine theatre?"

"What do you mean? Is it possible to find all such things in Mystic Aquarium? Unbelievable!"

"Go and explore, man!"

I did go and explored the Mystic Aquarium - one of the best aquariums in USA. Let me share my experience in the form of tips and information in the forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

July 8, 2009

Nagerhole National Park, Coorg

Nagerhole National Park or Rajiv Gandhi National Park is located at a distance of around 80 km from Madikeri. This has become one of the 'must see' places in Coorg. Even though this place cannot be claimed to be geographically part of Coorg region, due to its proximity from Madikeri this has become a part of Coorg travel destinations.

Nagerhole wildlife sanctuary extending over 284 sq. km. affords an awesome sight with wild animals such as elephants, peacock, deer, panther, tiger, etc. (Of course you need to be lucky to spot all of them. When I visited the place, I could see only elephants, deer, and peacock.) It's always interesting to watch herds of elephants walking down. You will be thrilled to watch the elephants inside a forest.

You can reach this place by car from Madikeri or Mysore (slightly long journey of 2 to 2.5 hours). You should arrive at the park gates well before dusk, for the road through the park is prone to elephant blocks and closes at 6 pm. There are facilities to stay inside the park, for which you need to contact the Forest Department of Karnataka.

When you travel to Coorg, do not miss this place. With this post, the series on 'Coorg' is getting over. I will start with my next series on a more interesting place shortly. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

If you are planning to travel to Coorg, you can buy the book named "Explore Coorg - the Scotland of India" here. The travel guide is very informative and consistently getting good reviews and ratings from the readers.

July 7, 2009

Iruppu Falls, Coorg

Iruppu Falls in Coorg is one of the most important waterfalls in Coorg region. The place is located at a distance of around 50 kms from Madikeri city. You can reach till the base of the hill in your vehicle. From there, you need to climb concrete steps and slightly rocky areas for about 0.75 km to reach the waterfalls. The entire path is densely wooded. There are seating areas on the way where you can sit, relax and enjoy the sight of the waterfalls.

Iruppu falls originates in the Brahmagiri hills, and presents a majestic sight with water cascading down from a height of 170 ft. The falls become a part of the Lakshmana Teerth river in the plains. The roaring waters of the Iruppu coupled with the picturesque surroundings make it a great picnic spot.

If you are a trekker, you can take the trek route (which is on the way to the waterfalls) which leads to the Narimale forest camp and then on to Brahmagiri peak. You have to get permission from the forest department for trekking.

Iruppu falls is also considered as a sacred place for Hindus. As per the legend, Lord Ram and Lord Lakshman passed through this place in search of Ram's wife Sita. Ram asked Lakshman to fetch some water. Lakshman shot an arrow into the hills and thus the river Lakshmana Tirth was originated, which descends into a waterfall (Iruppu falls). At the base of the hill, there is a temple for Lord Shiva (Rameshwara temple), which is believed to be installed by Lord Ram.

When you go to Coorg, don't miss this extraordinarily beautiful site. Till then...

Happy Travelling.


If you are planning to travel to Coorg, you can buy the book named "Explore Coorg - the Scotland of India" here. The travel guide is very informative and consistently getting good reviews and ratings from the readers.

July 5, 2009

Tata Tea Estate, Coorg

Ever wondered where I would like to work without remuneration? This is that place - Tata Tea Estate in Coorg.

Tata Tea Estate is located at a distance of around 50 kms from Madikeri. The estate is located very near to the famous Iruppu falls. This is not an usual destination; hence, you may have to specifically ask your cab driver or the tourist guide for this place.

The estate is very big and has scenic beauty. There is tea factory on the other side of the estate, from where you can buy tea.





I have only few more posts to complete Coorg series and to start with the next series of posts on another destination. Till then...


Happy Travelling.

If you are planning to travel to Coorg, you can buy the book named "Explore Coorg - the Scotland of India" here. The travel guide is very informative and consistently getting good reviews and ratings from the readers.

July 4, 2009

Brahmagiri peak, Tala Cauveri, Coorg

In my previous blog post, I wrote in detail about Tala Cauveri. Please visit that post in case if you want to find the details on how to reach Tala Cauveri or to know about the place. From Tala Cauveri (the origin of the river Kaveri), if you climb up 400+ steps, you will reach Brahmagiri hills.

From Brahmagiri peak, you can enjoy a good view of the misty Brahmagiri hills (which is a trekker's paradise), Western Ghats mountain range and the aerial view of Tala Cauveri site.

As per the legend, seven great sages (Sapta Rishi) performed yagna in this hills. When you go to Coorg, especially to Tala Cauveri, please do not miss this place. Let me explore more places in Coorg in my forthcoming posts. Till then...

Happy Travelling.





If you are planning to travel to Coorg, you can buy the book named "Explore Coorg - the Scotland of India" here. The travel guide is very informative and consistently getting good reviews and ratings from the readers.

July 3, 2009

Tala Cauveri, Coorg


Tala Cauveri a.k.a. Tala Kaveri is located at a distance of about 48 kms from Madikeri and 8 kms from Bhagmandala. Tala Cauveri is the most important pilgrim centre in the Coorg region. This is the place, from which the river Kaveri origins. You can reach this place by taxi from Madikeri. Or else, you can come by bus from Madikeri, as this place is well connected by government and private buses.

As this place is situated at the foot hills of Brahmagiri peak, you will be attracted by its natural beauty and picturesque landscape. There are two small temples - one for Lord Agasteesvara (Shiva) and another for Lord Ganesha. The temples are built in the Kerala architecture style.

Even though the place is considered as the birth place of the river Kaveri, there is no permanent flow from this place to the main river course. The Gundige is connected to the pond, and the water from the pond goes underground and comes out after about one km down the hill. Tala Cauveri is a sacred place and people take bathe in the pond.



As per the legend, when the sage Agastya was meditating, a crow toppled his Kamandala (the container of holy water). The water started flowing in this place as the river. The crow suddenly disappeared and a boy stood instead. The sage thought that the boy was playing prank with him, and he tried to pound the head of the boy. However, even the boy disappeared and Lord Ganesha showed himself to the sage. It is also believed that Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva appeared (gave darshan) to the sage Agastya in the holy Ashwanta tree near the temple.

When you go to Coorg, do visit to this temple. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

July 2, 2009

Bhagandeshwara Temple, Bhagmandala, Coorg

As I mentioned in my previous blog post on Bhagmandala Triveni Sangam, Bhagmandala town is located at a distance of about 33 kms from the Madikeri city.

The most famous Bhagandeshwara temple is located very near to the Triveni Sangam in Bhagmandala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it also houses shrines for Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesh and Lord Subramanya. The architecture of the temple is of Kerala style.

As per the legend, Bhaganda Maharishi installed Shivlinga (the main deity of this temple) and hence Shivlinga is called as Bhagandeshwara. The city is hence named as Bhagmandala.

When you go to Coorg, do visit to this calm and beautiful Kerala style Bhagandeshwara temple and get the blessing of Lord Shiva. Let me post more articles on Coorg. Till then...

Happy Travelling.

If you are planning to travel to Coorg, you can buy the book named "Explore Coorg - the Scotland of India" here. The travel guide is very informative and consistently getting good reviews and ratings from the readers.


July 1, 2009

Triveni Sangam, Bhagmandala, Coorg


Bhagmandala is located at a distance of about 33 kms from Madikeri city. It is a pilgrimage place situated on the banks of  the river Kaveri. In this place, the river Kaveri is joined by two tributaries - the river Kannike and the river Sujyoti. The river Sujyoti is mythical. You can actually find the confluence of only two rivers.

As three rivers join in this place, the place is named as Triveni Sangam (Tri means three and Sangam means confluence in Indian languages). You can find a lot of such Triveni Sangams (where three rivers join) across India. In India, almost all the triveni sangams are considered to be holy places.


It is a common practice for the devotees to take a dip at this river junction and perform rituals to their ancestors before proceeding to Tala Cauveri pilgrimage. (Tala Cauveri is the birthplace of the river Kaveri).

You can reach this place in a taxi or private bus from Madikeri. Please do visit to this place when you travel to Coorg. I will write about another important site in Bhagmandala in my next post.

Till then...

Happy Travelling...
If you are planning to travel to Coorg, you can buy the book named "Explore Coorg - the Scotland of India" here. The travel guide is very informative and consistently getting good reviews and ratings from the readers.