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15 February, 2017

Resorts of Coorg

I have written lots of travel posts in the past ranging from Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mexico, USA, Spain, etc. In India too I have travelled a lot. When I reminisce, one of my favourite destination to travel within India is Coorg.
They call it Scotland of India and I so agree with this. Coorg is insanely beautiful place. I would like to retire and live here forever. But when I look back now, I feel there were many beautiful and unexplored resorts in Coorg that should be discovered. I want to go there again and explore them.
If you want to fly to Coorg, the nearest domestic airport is the Mangalore International Airport, about 160 kilometres away. The nearest international airport is in Bengaluru, which is approximately 265 kilometres away.
Though Coorg does not have an airport of its own, you can get to the place using air services from the nearest airport. It also has international flights from destinations like Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, and Muscat. 
I have also been writing about my inflight experiences and posting pictures of my flights. Somehow, one air carrier that I have not explored much and is big time on my to-do list is QatarAirways. Specially so, because I have heard lots of good things about it.







 Qatar Airways Overview
Qatar Airways is the flag carrier of Qatar having its hub at Doha International Airport. It was originally owned by members of the state's royal family, Committed to offering passengers with excellent on-board and on-the-ground service quality, the airline has garnered many awards and accolades, becoming one of only six airlines worldwide to have been awarded a 5-star rating by Skytrax. Qatar Airways flies 76 aircraft to 85 destinations across an ever-growing international route network.
Passengers travelling in Qatar Airways First Class and Business Class can expect to experience 5-star hospitality. Qatar Airways passengers are privileged with an access to airport waiting lounges that have all the comforting features and services that a passenger might be looking for. Onboard it offers a live digital satellite television for entertainment on the flight, having access to live news, sports, and general television programs. First class passengers also have the luxury of being chauffeured personally in a BMW right till the aircraft. Another in-flight entertainment service includes a DVD system having a collection of movies and series that can be enjoyed during the journey. Oryx, the multiplex in the sky is the entertainment system used to offer a wide variety of international movies, music and games on the personal screen. The passengers can use their mobile phone during the flight and have the flexibility of sending and receiving SMS or MMS messages, e-mail, or browse the Internet over phone or laptop using the new OnAir service.
Meals
Food menu is exquisite and includes caviar, lobster, Arabic mezzes and fine chocolates, complementing the delectable menu is a selection of fine wines & champagnes. For the First & Business class passengers the service is flexible and they are free to dine-on-demand or a la carte. The Economy class passengers are also provided a broad range of international selections from Europe, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and the Far-East with complimentary beverages (including an international selection of beers, wines & spirits). Qatar Airways offers more than a dozen Special-Meal Options to suit various culturally sensitive and diet-sensitive passengers.
So now 2 things are on my agenda:
1. To explore the resorts of Coorg
2. To travel by Qatar Airways.
Hope it happens soon.

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