Kodagu or Coorg is called as the Scotland of India is a marvellous hill station located in the southern part of Karnataka. It is a small district of the state with distinct culture, unique customs and traditions. The people of Coorg are known as Kodavas or Coorgies. The misty hills, lush green valleys, evergreen forests, breathtaking waterfalls will definitely lure one’s eyes. The region is surrounded by coffee plantations, orange groves, cardamom, pepper plants and dense forests. Cauvery one of the major rivers of South India takes birth at Talakaveri in Coorg. The people of Kodagu are known for their hospitality and bravery. Coorg is connected to the other parts of the state and the neighbouring state of Kerala by road. One trip to Coorg and the memories will linger in you for the rest of your life.
Major tourist attractions of Coorg are categorised and listed in the grid below. Click on "Read more" to know more about that place.
Abbi Water Falls is situated just 7-8 kilometers from Madikeri town
Water & Greenery covered Scenic beauty and the Stunning view point.
Falls is around 16 kms from Virajpet Town.
Irpu Falls lies on the Brahmagiri side of Coorg. Falls is situated About 45 kms from Virajpet
A big attraction for tourists & filmdom alike is the Abbey Falls, 8 kms from Madikeri. Even during the summer there is plenty of water in these falls. The roar of the falls can be heard from the main road, from where a path goes through lovely coffee and cardamom plantations right up to them. The chirping of innumerable birds which are easier heard then seen, fill the air with sweet music. Do remember to take your cams when you go there as u get to see small falls above too. Irpu falls ia a narrow water falls is extremely beautiful to see. You could begin from behind the Rameshwarna temple, and relax at a refreshing pond halfway up the falls. Then, if you are some strange sort of enthusiastic trekker simply carry on TOP. But be carefull.!!!
Temple is in Madikeri, built in 1820 in the Mumammadan style of architecture
Pilgrimage place situated on the river Kaveri in its upstream stretches.
Talakaveri is the Birth Place of Kaveri River,A Pilgrimage Place
Bailkuppe near Kushalnagar is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in south India
Kodagu has a few temples that are worth visiting. The Bagamandala Temple at the confluence of the Cauvery-Sujyothi Rivers is built in the multi-roofed Kerala style architecture. The Omkareshwara Temple, dedicated to Shiva, is almost 200 years old and is a surprising blend of Islamic and Gothic styles.
Elephant Camp & a natural island, Just about 18 kms from kushalnagar.
Two royal Tombs Built in the indo-Sarcenic style,in Madikeri Town
First dam built across the tributary of river Kaveri near Kushalnagar.
The park has rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls, With healthy tiger-predator ratio.
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain of Coorg district, and the second highest in Karnataka. Located on the Western Ghats range, and reaches an elevation of 1,748 m this place is special interest for trekkers. The mountain, covered with thick forest, is flooded with leeches. This peak is situated near Virrajpet about a 30kms away on the way to Napoklu, Bhagamandala and it lies adjacent to the Makutta forest. On the way you can also have a glimpse of an old palace called 'Nalku Naadu Aramane'/ Palace
A breath taking and beautiful island off the state highway, Just 2 km from Kushalnagar town
One of the most enchanting places in Madikeri ,one can have exquisite views of the sunrise and sunset.
Palace of the erstwhile kings located inside the Fort, now houses the offices of the Deputy Commissioner.
The highest peak at 5,724 ft about 1748m above sea level.
Boating/Water Rafting in Coorg is truly exiting. Sailing through the nature amidst the tossing green is bliss in itself. Small boats for two or four are available in Nisargadam. Boating is also available in Dubare forest (make sure before you go there as it’s not for 365days a year!) these days few coffee farms also provide boating facility on a very nominal fee (however prior permission is to be taken). Boating is always a romantic experience especially for couples who need to spend some lonely time together far away from the crowd..!!
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Coorg/Kodagu is the district Name ; Madikeri is Its HeadQuarters. Madikeri is the main town and Has a very Good Connectivity from Bangalore,Mysore,Mangalore,Kerala,ooty,tamilnadu.
Homestay's is a Form of Tourism ,where visitors get to Rent a room from a local family to better experience/be with the local lifestyle ,Hospitality ,Culture of People of Coorg.
Homestay's Located in the Coffee Plantation. One gets to enjoy the morning mist, greenery,Estate walk,Enjoy the Nature.
Tourist's arrive throughout the year. Best time is from September to May.
Coorg has no Airport/Railway ; Nearest airport is @ Mangalore,Mysore,Bangalore,Kozhikode ; Nearest Railway station : Mysore, Mangalore, Kannur.