After 4 relaxing days in Coorg, we checked out of our unique Treehouse and headed to Mysore, where we would be staying for the next couple of days.
We took a long route towards Mysore as we wanted to drive through Nagarhole National Park. The first part of the drive that took us through Siddapura, Pollibetta and Gonikopalu was simply stunning. Along the way, we passed through the Tata Coffee Golf Course and a beautiful lake surrounded by thickly wooded slopes (didn’t note the location of this lake). We reached Kutta at the outskirts of Nagarhole around lunch time.
Kutta did not have any real ‘restaurants’. So we ended up having lunch at a ‘mess’ – literally a few tables in a hut. Food was simple, typical Keralan fare (Kutta being very close to the Kerala border). While my wife and I were familiar with the food, this was something very different for my kids. But, to their credit, they ate without any fuss.
After lunch, we visited a local bakery for some pastries and coffee. We also ended up buying some very tasty and reasonably priced sweets and savouries.
Stomachs satiated, we entered Nagarhole National Park. I was looking forward to this section of the drive. But, other than some Spotted Deer and Langurs, we did not see much wildlife. The drive, though, was pleasant.
We reached our destination in Mysore by early evening and spent the rest of the day at out hotel – Emerald Clarks Inn.