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Affluent hill station down south, lush greenery, breath-taking verdant rolling hills, mist cloaked hill tops, winding roads where sun-rays play tag with the dusty roads below; vast carpets of viridescent paddy fields, aromas of coffee and spices… that’s Coorg. The natural beauty at its best.

A ‘just in time’ plan to visit Coorg last Diwali, turned out to be short yet the best family outing. I was super jealous of the Coorgi denizens, when we were about bid adieu to it and return to maximum city. I wished to carry essence of Coorg back with me. Though there aren’t many retail therapy outlets (read shopping avenues) to soothe parting pains, there are a handful of local stores to put a band-aid to your woebegone heart!

One such local grocery store had huddled up the spices in such a way that it appeared as a spice box of some Brobdingnagian! The mixed aromas of the black and green pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, coffee beans along with the sight of the golden-brown hues of the packed honey jars left a sweet, savoury signature of Coorg in my mind. I have preserved it as the most aromatic page in the album of my memories! Coincidentally the shop next to it had the name “Memories”

Sweet Savoury Signature

Linking this post to #WordlessWednesday by Esha and Natasha


neerajme · January 23, 2019 at 7:17 pm

Just feels awesome to experience the Coorg and the shop through this post.

Esha M Dutta · January 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm

Your picture brought back memories of my trip to Coorg, from two years back, Anagha. I can relate to your feelings because like you, I too brought back those lovely aromatic spices from quaint shops by the roadside and some from a local market, as a keepsake which I then shared with some of my close family and friends too. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely story with us and linking up for #WW this week, Anagha. Look forward to more such stories from you. 🙂

Sajid Akhter · January 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Hi Anagha,

Beautifully written post. Your post are very descriptive and engaging. I can myself feel the essence of Coorg through this post of yours.

thanks for sharing this lovely post. Have a good day.

    Anagha Yatin · January 24, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks Sajid.
    Do visit Coorg, if not already done. Its worth visiting atleast once.

Sachin Baikar · January 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm

Nice one ? Anagha. Short and sweet memories ☺ Thanks for sharing ?

    Anagha Yatin · January 24, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks Sachin

Natasha · January 31, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Coorg is one of my favourite destinations. Though our last trip was a mild wash out due to the rains. I know these spice stores are so fascinating. I carry armloads of spices for friends and family from there.

So glad to have you link up with us on #WW, Anagha.

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