This time last month, I was in Coorg, Karnataka, for a short spring break. Known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is famous for its coffee and spice plantations. I was there for three days and toured Bylakupe (A huge Tibetan settlement) Madikeri, Talacauvery (the origin point of river Kaveri), Bhagamandala (A 1000 year old Shiva Temple), Nisaragadhama, a coffee and spice plantation and Melkote ( A 1000+ year old Vishnu temple) and Srinrangapatna (The seat of Tipu Sultan) apart from doing lots of shopping.
My favourite corner was the one with the red telephone box. Our “room” was a quaint little cottage with a normal private garden replete with a lily pond and normal chairs where we enjoyed a lazy evening snack.
There were so many many beautiful flowers there and I was inspired to create resin jewelry by embedding them. So I sought permission from the resort, plucked them, sourced cat litter (clumping as I couldn’t find Silica gel litter) and plastic container in an unfamiliar small town to dry the flowers and carted them all the way back to Chennai to find out that the flowers were completely dried out due to the heat and it was an epic fail 🙁 I have been drying variations of flower drying ever since, I am yet to try salt drying, but almost always they get spoiled afterwards due to the extreme heat and humidity not even giving me a chance to put them in resin. Maybe I ought to try it in the cooler months.
So that was a small sample of what we saw on the trip. I found something (or was it someone?) special on this trip and I will write about it soon. If these pictures seem familiar then you have either been to the Amanvana Spa and resort or you seen this pics on Instagram. Not yet following me on IG? Click here to follow Jewelsofsayuri to learn more new offerings, behind the scenes secrets and a wee bit more about my life.
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