Amazing Things About Coorg

Coorg is popularly known as the Scotland of India.

Due to the admirable beauty and the symmetrical upsurge of urbanization Coorg. It was the name given to this splendid place during the reign of British.

This one is for the coffee lovers. If you are a huge fan of coffee, then this is exactly the right place for you. The huge estates of coffee in Coorg are in abundance. The amazing thing is, Coorg is the largest producer of coffee in our country. You will definitely want to buy some coffee powders from the local stores to take back home from the largest producers.

It’s time for the religious tourists to feel happy. You will get to know about the sacred river Kaveri at Coorg. There is a place known as Talakaveri wherein a temple is built in the name of Goddess Kaveri.

Have you ever been fond of the Tibetan culture? If Yes, then this is the tourist attraction for you. You will find a whole community of Tibetans at the Bylakuppe near Kushalnagar. The Namdrolling Monastery is the religious place as well as the most visited place in terms of beautiful Indian destinations. A clan of around 70,000 Tibetans lives here. Grab this million dollar opportunity to learn more about Tibetan culture.

If honey makes you sweet tooth, then visit Virajpet which is one of the main towns in Kodagu. It is a serene sleepy town which is famous for honey. Feel proud to be at Asia’s largest producer of honey.

We suggest taking home coffee, honey, spices and homemade chocolates.

There is also something special for the people who believe in myths and legends. There is a temple famous for erasing the sins. Amazed? I was too! The Omkareshwara temple is believed to unveil all the secrets and wash away all the sins. The story behind this is that once there was a king who killed a Brahmin for his political benefits and soon the dead Brahmin became a devil who haunted the king. So, the king made the temple to fade away the haunted soul. This temple is the major attraction of the religious and curious tourists.

Coorg is also known as Kodagu. Earlier it was recognized as a state but now, has become a district. It is one of the smallest districts of Karnataka.

Beware Dear Solo Travelers

There’s a gazillion tour companies now floating through the world wide web. Most travelers want the lowest price possible to escape and go straight to “cheaperosity.com” before they even narrow down their dreamy bucket list destination! This can lead to disaster or in the least, a waste of time and money on a place that will underwhelm you. Let’s say a friend encourages you to visit Nepal. You’re clueless, but you Google local tour operators. Over 1200 show up. You pick “Yak on a Budget Travel”, ‘cuz they are dirt cheap and you send them a deposit by PayPal. Five months later, no one greets you at the airport upon arrival. Outside, Kathmandu assaults your senses, but you manage to hail a taxi to your 2-star hotel bordering on a youth hostel. No breakfast, bad bed. Your guides are subpar with thick accents. You get half-day tours daily instead of full days as promised in vans with no AC. At each famous site, the guide says, “Need money now for entrance fees.” And the story goes on and on for 8 long days of disappointment as you watch other tour groups gleefully exiting deluxe motor coaches and heading to the front of the lines for the best vantage points.

A gentle reminder dear travel lover – Do your research on tour operators credentials first! Choose one with a proven track record of reliability. How? Carefully read their company profile. Is the company Owner-run or is it presented through a travel agent who doesn’t want the expense nor responsibility of being the Principal? Is it a cheesy website with template blocks to cut and paste in your contact details, looking like something designed by a teenager? Be extra cautious if stock photos are inserted instead of real people who actually traveled with this company.

Ask how long the tour operator has been in business. A year or less, I’d run. Are they fully licensed and bonded? Do they have IATA license and other credentials? Any reports to the Better Business Bureau is a huge red flag. Find reviews on Google. If an emergency happens, does the company have insurance to protect you? Understand that countless tour operators go out of business each year. What protection do you have if you paid for a trip in full and they close shop a week before you depart?

Consider companies that have successfully sent groups around the world for a long time. Look for repeat travelers. Check out their website to feel the passion and integrity that comes from their information. See that they use Non-Stock Photos showing real people on their trips. Glance over hundreds of happy testimonials, each honest and trustworthy. Invest the time in researching who you’ll book with. Find a company that will deliver what they promised. After all, it is your investment in a thrilling adventure to provide you forever memories.

The Meaning of the Sphinx

Travelers and tourists are always baffled on the meaning and significance of the sphinx that is found in front of the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. They are marveled that the Sphinx is an enigmatic statue with a Lion’s paws, Eagle’s wings, Human face and a Bull’s body. This has become a source of academic discuss over what it all means and what it does not. Today, I am to attempt to discuss the issue of the Sphinx and what it stands for.

There are two versions of what the sphinx is all about. The first version is the Egyptian version, which,dates back to the time of the building of the pyramid of Giza. This I indicated how it was built in the article on The Pyramid Of Giza and End Tim prophecies. The second version of the story is the story of the sphinx and the riddle. The story goes that a sphinx appears to a town and gives them a riddle: What is it that walks with four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening? Anyone who did not answer the riddle is killed, until Oedipus was able to answer the question. The Sphinx, Confused, threw itself over the cliff and died.

The Sphinx in this sense is simply representing thought forms that has been created by human beings that result in strong ties of propensities. Pondering on such propensities result in a viscous cycle, where, like a head with several snakes as its hairs, the more you remove the hairs the more they grow back. Hence no progress is ever made in the issue of redemption from the vice. At the time when people can still see thought forms, many clairvoyants regards some of these forms as gods and elevate them to that level. But this particular form has a lot to do with womanhood and motherhood.

The second one, the Egyptian one, is actually the representative in stone of the four living creatures mentioned in the bible book of Revelations, which comprises of the Eagle, the Lion, The Ram with Human Countenance, and the Bull. All these are represented also in the signs of the Zodiac in Leo, Aries, Taurus. The Eagle is represented by the Scorpio, which in earlier Zodiac signs used to be represented as the Eagle.

This is the representation in symbolic forms of the Living creatures, who are the pillars of creation, through whose radiations creation came to be and exist. It is the Holy Spirit, he who is seated on the Throne, that passes his creative radiations through these creatures.