Express press service
BENGALURU: You can learn how areca nut is processed, or hike to Kodachaadri for a great view, or even relive RK Narayan’s classic Malgudi Days by visiting Malgudi Station (Arasaalu Station featured in the popular television series). Karnataka Tourism Department, along with Karnataka Tourism Forum (KTF), promotes “Mystique of Malnad”, to showcase unexplored destinations or hidden gems of Malnad region, with the slogan “A State, several worlds”.
The three-night, four-day orientation trip for travel agents, which started on Tuesday, reached Sharavathi Adventure Camp in Jog. They explored jet skis, water stomping, coracle rides, kayaking and other adventure activities, surrounded by Talakalele balancing reservoir and Sahyadri hills, and visited Jog Falls and Keladi and Kikkeri temples on Wednesday.
They will visit Sakrabyle Elephant Camp, Kavi Mane and Kavi Shaila at Kuvempu’s birthplace, Kuppalli. To top off the trip, typical Malnad dishes including pathrode, seke unde and other delicacies. KTF Vice President, Mr. Ravi said, “As most travel agents are not aware of these unexplored destinations, we take them on an orientation trip, so that they can share their experiences on the social networks and sell the ideas to agents in other states.”