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Saturday, December 08, 2007

CM's Coorg Trip for Travel Bloggers

As stated earlier in this post, I visited Coorg last weekend in the company of a dozen bloggers who were hand picked by club mahindra for this expedition. What you see below is the group photo of all participants.
Travel bloggers trip by Club Mahindra
From Left to right: Shrinidhi Hande, Amogha Varsha, Druv(Hiding behind), Apurv, Sudhir Syal, Mridula, Dev Amritesh, Arun Nair, Kiruba Shankar, Anil, Anita Bora , Khanjan and Joy, our guide and guest relations executive at Club Mahindra. Photo sourced from Anita's blog.



Another group photo below:


To know more about the idea behind this trip, please check this post by Arun Nair, Sr. Manager, Marketing. Check this post for description of onward journey and this post to read Dev's experience. A traditional welcome dance which was performed on our arrival can be viewed here.

I didn't take too many photos during this trip as my entry level digicam left me with a camera complex as others were heavily equipped with DSLRs with real long lenses.
Amogh with his Bazooka...His lens is worth over Rs 1 lakh. A curious school children in Bhagamandala asked for its price and Amogh said Rs. 300 and the reply was "too costly!!!"

So, instead of boasting about the photos I took, I'm simply linking to other bloggers who have uploaded their photos: Mridula | Apurv | Amogh | Sudhir |Arun-Picasa, Flickr | Few more are yet to upload their photos.

The group was quite diversified. Each one had quite different background. We'd marketing head of a leading Pizza company, a lawyer-cum-RJ-cum-certified tourist guide, a professional photographer, a lecturer, an entrepreneur and other professionals. Please check their blogs for more photographs, their experience etc. (Link under the names beneath the group photo).

Trip gave an excellent break from the work at Chennai and was an excellent experience. Four days were lost like four minutes...The planning, organization and arrangements were excellent. I don't think you'll be interested in detailed itinerary. I've written/will be writing separate posts on various places we visited, including a post on Club Mahindra's Coorg Resort.

Places of tourist interest in and around Coorg:
Omkareshwara Temple|Abbi Falls|Talakaveri| Bhagamandala| Dubare Elephant Camp| Raja Seat|
Places within 150 km radius: Mysore | Mangalore|

Other posts on travel:Karkala Photos| Golconda | Manipal Endpoint|SkandaGiri Bangalore |Anantagiri, Hyderabad| Bekal Fort * CM's Binsar trip for travel bloggers * Wayanad * Tada * Nagari, Nagalapuram & Parvathamalai

8 comments:

Tarun Chandel said...

Hey Nidhi

How was the experience I have been thinking of having a similar sort of outing where a bunch of bloggers will visit some place and blog a lot :)

-Tarun

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Tarun, Experience was great.

Goodluck for your plan.

Nidhi

Hari said...

Hi,

Good article about your Club Mahindra trip to Coorg. I will definitely mention Coorg as an option for our family holiday the next time we decide to visit.

Regards,
Harishankar

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Shrinidhi Hande said...

Hari,

Yes, do not miss visiting Coorg and surrounding places.

Anonymous said...

hi theres a place in the south of coorg called THE JADE.CHECK THIER WEBSITE WWW.THEJADECOORG.COM FOR DETAILS.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
hi there are many other good home stays also in coorg if you wish to see many other places in the south coorg which is very beautiful and worth seeing,if you want i can arrange it for you.you can mail me the details on liyacariappa@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

yeah... interesting style ))

KK said...

very nice article. Interesting style of writing. Keep it up.

Regards,
KK
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