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     The most laidback individuals become converts to the life of high-energy adventure with river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking. Numerous walking trails in this region are a favourite with trekkers.
 
     Birds, bees and butterflies are there to give you company. Macaques, Malabar squirrels, langurs and slender loris keep a watchful eye from the tree canopy. I do, however, prefer to step aside for wild elephants.
Explanation:
 
The author discusses the distinctive features of the place Coorg and adds that this location can turn even the least active people into the most ardent explorers with more athletic activities like rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
 
Also, the author says the hills have various pathways that the previous trekkers formed; and the place is fully surrounded by birds, bees and butterflies, which seem to be a companion for people; Macaques, Malabar squirrels, langurs and slender loris keep a watchful eye from the tree canopy. If we talk about nature, it is not only about the beauty but also the wildlife that can be seen here.
 
Meaning of difficult words:
 
S.No
Words
Meaning
1.
Rafting Refers to a sport or activity of travelling down a river
2.
Rappelling The action of descending from a cliff or past an overhang using a double rope that is fastened above
3.
Trekker Traveller who undertakes a long, difficult journey
4.
Trail A path or route that is clearly marked, especially in a forest or mountainous area
5.
Canopy The uppermost branches or trees in a forest
Reference:
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). Glimpses of India - Coorg - Lokesh Abrol (pp 90-94). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.