Located amidst the forest area, Coorg District in Karnataka, is my favorite destination to be in touch with the nature. It is a common tourist attraction, famous for coffee and ethnic warrior people. There’s a lovely temple near the river bank dedicated to Lord Brahma, which is worth a visit for it’s spiritual attraction.
For me this holiday was a special one as I finally took time off from my busy schedule to be with my family. My wife and I were always fond of exploring the forests. With Coorg Resort as an ideal destination, you can enjoy being in the forest as well as relax in a luxurious resort and get the free time to play with your kid and teach him about the wonders of the nature.
Interestingly, this vacation taught me a lot about being a responsible parent. Coorg district has plenty of resorts and we chose to stay at the Orange Country Coorg resort where you can isolate yourself from the society and indulge in the romantic getaway. My son wanted to go out and see the wildlife in the jungle. However, I was fearful for him getting affected by the diseases caused by the harmful mosquito bites. You can never say anything about the health and hygiene of a particular place, especially when the environment is new and open. Everday, the newspaper reports stories of people dying due to Malaria, Dengue, Chikungnya . My kid was insisting me to go and explore the natural vegetation in the forest, but I was unsure about the plan, but nevertheless, I also didn’t want to spoil his enthusiastic spirit. My wife suggested that I should go and ask the resort guy about the safety measures to undertake while exploring out in the open forest.
The resort guide was very polite and helpful. Looked like a well qualified individual from some Hotel Management course, he instructed us to spray an insect repellent before venturing out in the forest. Honestly, I had not used an insect repellent before, so I was unsure about its performance. I read the details on the repellent and the insect repellent factor indicated that the product gives the protection for up to 8 hours from mosquitos and it can be used by adults and children below the age of 3 years.
I became a little confident upon using the repellent which was named as Jungle Formula. After that my son and I went out to see what was stored in the jungle, whereas my wife wanted some time alone, as she was engrossed in reading a book on Human Psychology. I felt really proud as a father to take him out in the jungle. He was mesmerized to see dense wooden forest and we also spotted a deer from a distance. I was lucky enough to take a photograph of the deer.
When returning back to the resort, I inquired about the insect repellent which the resort guys were using. It was a Deet based mosquito repellent, meant for the purpose of lowering the risk of getting exposed to the harmful insect bite. I had immediately bought two bottles for the future.
We had sprayed the repellent to be protected in the outside area. The next day was spent in exploring the wonderful temple of the Coorg District. It gave me such positivity to be around with nature, family and among the old temples of India. But as they say all good things must come to an end. Our two-three days vacation also ended, on a simple and subtle note. My kid learnt so many things about the nature, wildlife and the history of India, which could be interesting to a kid only when he/she explores the beautiful world outside. He has also learnt to take care of himself. Now he understands the importance of carrying a first aid box and insect repellent on a vacation. It is simply the small and subtle things of life which can help us grow and realize that the ultimate wealth of life is – Good Health.
#FightAgainstMosquitoes and do your bit in saving yourself from the harmful diseases. Don’t take life for granted because prevention is always better than the cure. Enough said. Now I am back to work with a new energy and love for life.