Coorg Tourism, India 2020 (278 Tours & Activities)

Wake up to the smell of tranquilizing coffee, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this misty land of hills and streams. Popularly known as the Scotland of India, Coorg lives up to its name with luring amalgamation of history, luxury, adventure, mouth-watering cuisine. Located along the western ghats, this famous coffee-producing hill station is well-known for its jaw-dropping ravishing scenery and opulence.

Not just the scintillating beauty, this misty landscape has a rich culture and a unique local clan - Kodavas specialised in martial arts, widely known for their hospitality. Ranging from admiring the beauty of this heavenly destination to a challenging trek or deep insight into the culture at the Madikeri Fort to the enthralling adventure at Abbey falls or the spicy curries to the sweet heart-melting handmade truffles, Coorg will make you oscillate to the extremes in everything.

With so many activities in the house, this is indeed an ideal destination for everyone, whether you are a foodie, an explorer, an adventurer, or a tranquility seeker. Not to forget the popular festivals -  Keil Poldu (worship of weapons), Cauvery Shankaramana (return of the river goddess) and the Huttari (harvest).

Stunning mountains, the cascade of falling waters, and eye-feasting view of the flora and fauna, this place is indeed a perfect holiday destination for people who need an escape from their monotonous 9-5 hectic life. Much-acclaimed to be the preferred destination for trekking sports and white water rafting, Coorg qualifies to be the perfect location for the thrill-seekers.

Quench your thirst for adventure as you drive along the misty roads in the winter afternoons around the hills. Though the tinge of excitement is unnerving enough to boost your enthusiasm, do take care of the safety measures while you enjoy your exhilarating journey to Coorg.

Make sure you do not miss out the mesmerising towns including Gonikoppal, Somwarpet, Kushalnagar, Pollibetta, and Virajpet to add rewarding experiences to your itinerary. 

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08 January 2019
Hi this is keerthi vaasan, We are of 14 members for the trip. We reached at afternoon. The climate was really awesome. We started playing volleyball ball after long time. We played like this while we are in college. After some time we went for a trek on water falls. Really a fantastic ride. We took bath the water is nearly to freezing stage. I first really scared to go on. But after sometime my soul got sticked there. While returning from there only my body returned but my soul sticked out there. Food was really more delicious. They served with good respect. They are maintaining it in good way. The best palce to visit with frnds.
"One of the best places for camping. You will love the drive to reach this place, those roads!! so beautiful.\nCan't forget the hospitality of the host. Bahaddur, who is working over there and his kids are so much fun to talk. They served delicious authentic madikeri food. walk around the estate, don't worry Bahadur kids can take you there and be such a wonderful company. Bonfire, you get to meet different people from different places, share a drink, exchange of thoughts, what not. Overall its one of the affordable best packages in madikeri."
03 January 2017
It was an stunning experience for me as solo traveler. Location is in 16 km cut from Madikeri towards Talakaveri and last 3 km pathway is very much into the forest and you will be enjoying that. Location is untapped by many and road in the last stretch is not so comfortable and that is the beauty of the place. The place is very much into the forest and you wont here any sound other than birds,leaves and wind. No Wifi and Network is very weak and that's exactly what we need when we are in holidays. Temperature is damn low at night and camp fire sets the mood for it to enjoy. Tent sleep is a different experience for me and i am sure it would be the same for all. Water stream flows nearby and we can go and pass time there. Morning, we walked around 2 Km into the forest to see a jungle falls which is icing on the cake. Trekking path is also untouched by many i believe. Also you can coffee estate to walk around. No need to mention that food is very delicious and so are services. On a whole, I am sure it would be a complete package for a camp day or two. if it is Coorg, this should be your stay place. I landed at thrillophilia accidentally and it is a needed one. If i want to say in Rajini style, "Magizhchi"
10 April 2016
Coorg is indeed a lovely place and the perfect place to take your spouse and kids. If you are planning a Coorg trip then you should go to this amazing elephant camp for a quick and amazing vacation! There are whole lot of activities and specially elephants. My kids loved it a lot.
15 October 2015
The term 'Gentle Giant' might have been coined especially for elephants! This was a very offbeat and enchanting experience. Totally loved our stay and activities like jeep safari, bird watching, elephant interaction for best part of the whole trip.
11 December 2019
We visited Coorg on family tour from Mumbai last year and it was a perfect holiday for us. My kids enjoyed a lot during this trip and my parents were enjoying with them. We visited all the major attractions of Coorg and then Ooty with Coonoor. We covered two of the most famous hill station of South and Thanks to THrillophilia for planning this out for us. Also, thanks to our driver for showing us all the beautiful places and taking our family photos.
We went to Coorg for a small vacation and we had a great time there. The weather was so pleasant. Everything was so well organized, the stay was comfortable and the food was also nice. We had so much fun at the elephant camp it was a nice experience, We even went to see the coffee estates and tasted the best coffee ever, The view from Raja's Seat is so mesmerizing. Thank you Thrillophilia for the memorable experience.
28 January 2020
I booked the camping experience from Thrillophilia. This was the best camping experience I ever had. The camps were clean and hygienic and the staff here is friendly approachable. We stayed here for one nice and it went fantastic because of the food they served, totally worth the visiting as per the price. Highly Recommended .
09 February 2020
It was my first camping experience and it turned out to be the best. We enjoyed the various activities they offered near the camp area. The food was perfect in taste and had quality and quantity both. The place looks so beautiful right from the entrance, our stay was comfortable and we had an awesome trip.
The moment the raft entered into Wicked Witch and Big Bang the adrenaline rush in our body was at its highest and we had so much fun during the entire time. It was the best thrilling experience we had till date and we are definitely doing this again with all our friends and looking forward not to be scared so much the next time.

How to Reach

  • How to reach Coorg by Air: Mangaluru International Airport is the closest airport to Coorg located at a distance of 135 kilometers. However, its international flights operate only in the Middle East. The Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru) is the most well connected international airport, which is located at a distance of 260 kilometers from Coorg.
  • How to reach Coorg by Rail : The railway station located at Mysore, at a distance of approximately 95 kilometers is the nearest to Coorg. However, the distance between Mysore and Coorg is a little over 100 kms which you can cover with a 2 ½ to 3 hour drive.
  • There are frequent buses by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) that ply in frequent intervals that you can avail of to reach your destination.
  • How to reach Coorg by Car/Bike: From Bangalore - Distance: 255 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: Approximately 5 ½ hours
  • Route Map: Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg/ Bangalore-Channarayapatna-Coorg
  • From Mysore - Distance: 107 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: 2-3 hours
  • Route Map: Mysore-SH 88-diversions Piriyapatna/ Kushalnagar /Hunsur -Coorg
  • From Mangalore - Distance: 138 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: Approximately 3 hours
  • Route Map: Mangalore- NH 73- Mani Bus Stop- NH 275- Coorg
  • How to reach Coorg by Bus: From Bangalore - Total Distance: 255 kilometres
  • Travelling Time: Approximately 6 ½ hours.
  • Ticket Price Volvo: Approximately INR 750
  • Ticket Price Non AC (KSRTC buses): Approximately INR 250-INR 450
  • Starting Bus Stand: Majestic Bus Stand
  • Ending Bus Stop: Madikeri
  • Route Map: Bangalore-Mysore-Coorg
  • From Mysore - Total Distance: 97 kilometers
  • Travelling Time: Approximately 3 hours.
  • Ticket Price Volvo: Not easily available
  • Ticket Price Non AC (KSRTC buses): Approximately INR 118 to INR 200
  • Starting Bus Stand: Mysuru Bus Stand
  • Ending Bus Stop: Mercara Madikeri
  • Route Map: Mysore Highway-Madikeri (Coorg)
  • From Mangalore - Total Distance: 138 kilometers
  • Travelling Time: Approximately 4 hours.
  • Ticket Price Volvo: Approximately INR 450
  • Ticket Price Non AC (KSRTC buses): Approximately INR 150- INR 300
  • Starting Bus Stand: Managluru Bus Stand
  • Ending Bus Stop: Mercara Madikeri
  • Route Map: Mangalore-Mysore-Coorg

Best Time To Visit

  • Coorg is one of those places in India where the climate remains pleasant all through the year. Each season has its own charm and will give you a special reason to visit. Be it summer, winter or monsoon, Coorg always welcomes its visitors and enthrals them with its spectacular beauty.
  • 1) March to May (Summer) – Coorg is an ideal escape for many during the scorching summer heat of the cities as the temperature here hovers between 22 ? C to 35? C. There is a pleasant wind blowing that helps you lay back relax and enjoy the clear sight of the hills. You can plan all your activities to the various places of interest like the Golden Temple, the beautiful Madikeri Fort flaunting its beautiful 17th-century architecture, the vast floral and faunal diversity that Nagarhole National Park promises, the Abbey Falls or the majestic Raja’s Seat without having to worry about the rain playing spoilsport.
  • 2) June to Sep (Monsoon) - Coorg experiences heavy rainfall, which might make it unsuitable for trekking and upset your schedule. However, many people consider monsoon to be the best time to visit Coorg as the lush green of the hills come to life and a dreamy mist envelope you. Most importantly, the place that is synonymous with a visit in Coorg, the coffee plantations are also a sight you should not miss in the monsoons as the rolling hills create an unforgettable experience.
  • This is also the best time to go for river rafting, canoeing and other water sports. The many waterfalls that the region boasts of also come alive during monsoon and are a spectacle to behold.
  • 3) December to February (Winter) - Winter is the season that completely justifies the idea of Coorg as a true hill station. January is the coldest in Coorg and does justice to its tag of being a hill station. January to February is a great time to travel around and visit the many places of interest, especially the coffee plantations. You are likely to get a whiff of the famous and aromatic Robusta and Arabica varieties of coffee in February and in fact, buy some of that fresh harvest.

People Also Ask About Coorg

  1. Where is Coorg located? How far is Coorg from Bangalore?

    Coorg is a rural district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Situated on the slopes of the Western Ghats, Coorg is an astonishing land and also the biggest producer of coffee in Karnataka.

    Coorg is located at a distance of 260 kilometres from Bangalore which takes about a 5-hour drive between the two places.

  2. What are the different activities one can do in Coorg?

    There are so many activities which you will love to try in Coorg like trekking, camping for having a memorable vacation. Some of these different activities are:

    - River rafting at Barapole river
    - Camping in Coorg
    Cycling Tour To Kote Betta
    Tadiandamol Trek
    Mullayanagiri Trek
    - Zip lining
    - Archery
    - Air rifle shooting
    Kodachadri Trek
    Kumara Parvatha Trek
    - Microlight flying
    - Rock Climbing at HonnamanaKere
    - Mountain Biking in Chelavara
    - Quad Biking in Chelavara
    - Plantation Walk in Coorg
    - Sunset Jeep Drive at Mandalpatti
  3. What are some famous tourist attractions in Coorg?

    The unspoiled, serene and beautiful landscape of Coorg is one of the top tourist attractions in India. You will witness here the most magical hills, cool breeze, amazing climate, and the rich aroma of coffee and cardamom plantations which will enchant you.

    In Coorg, we would like to recommend the following tourist attractions for a wonderful visit:

    - Abbey Falls
    - Brahmagiri Peak
    - Dubare Elephant Camp
    - Iruppu Falls
    - Nagarhole National Park
    - Golden Temple, Bylakuppe
    - Raja’s Seat
    - Talacauvery&Bhagamandala
    Pushpagiri Trek
    - Chelavara Falls
    - Omkareshwara Temple
    - Madikeri Fort
    - Cauvery Nisargadhama
  4. What trekking options can we find in Coorg? Is it a safe destination for trekkers?

    There are various options available for trekkers in Coorg. From gentle to challenging terrains, Coorg has got amazing hilltops with breathtaking views to fulfill every trekker’s dream. Some of the famous treks are:

    - Nishani Motte
    - Tadiandamol trek
    - Pushpagiri Trek
    Kumara Parvatha Trek
    - Brahmagiri Trek
    - Kotebetta Trek
    - Kopatty Hills Trek 
    - Galibeedu Trek
    - Kakkabe Trek

    Yes, it is a very safe destination for trekkers. But we suggest you be accompanied by a professional guide before going on your trek.

  5. Which are the best places to stay in Coorg?

    Coorg has an amazing range of accommodation to offer to its visitors. You can choose from an array of places to stay in Coorg like homestays, campstays, treehouses, cottages, coffee plantations and of course the luxury resorts.

    1. Homestays:
    Engulfed and dominated by flavours of natural beauty, Home Stays are undoubtedly one of the ideal places to stay in Coorg. These Homestays offer a touch of wilderness clubbed with the elements of the local culture, lifestyle, and cuisine of the place. The best options are The Jade, Serene Woods and Casa Coorg Homestay.

    2. Camp Stays:
    Camping amidst the lush greenery of the Sahyadri Hills gives a golden opportunity to unite with nature. Since the Campsites are located right in the heart of the phenomenal Coorg trails, backpackers get the chance to witness an unforgettable camping experience bundled with recreational and adventurous activities. The best options are Civet Creek Camp, Dubare Elephant Camp, The Foot Hill Camp and Gonikoppal Campsite.

    3. Tree Houses:
    TreeHouse offers a rustic blend of thrill and serenity and is one of the best places to stay in Coorg. Perched atop in the middle of a panoramic landscape and far from the maddening crowds, Tree House accommodations are also one of the most idyllic romantic places to stay in Coorg for couples. The best options are Porcupine Castle and Coorg Treehouse.

    4. Cottages:
    Independent Cottages are one of the best places to stay in Coorg for couples and honeymooners for it offers seclusion and enough personal space. Besides, the Independent Cottages in Coorg provide a homelike comfort along with modern amenities and conviviality. The best options are The Copper Edge, Tropical Rain Farmstay, Eco Habitat and Notting Hill.

    5. Coffee Plantation Stays:
    Mesmerizingly snuggled amidst the vast acres of coffee plantations, Coffee Plantation Stays are one of the marvellous places to stay in Coorg. Unwind and indulge in a soulful experience as you inhale the exotic fragrance of coffee blossoms while appreciating the peripheral charm. The best options are  Old Kent Estates & Spa, Thaneerhulla Cottage, Misty Woods Resort and Silver Brook Estate. The Tamara Resorts, The Windflower Resorts, The Evolve Back Resort and Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa.

    6. Luxury Stays:
    If you are looking for a blend of opulence and unsurpassable natural beauty, Luxury Resorts are the best places to stay in Coorg. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, these Luxury Resorts boast of majestic architecture, grand interiors, world-class amenities, exquisite delicacies, and warm hospitality. The best options are.

  6. What are the various ways by which I can reach Coorg?

    Coorg does not have an airport or a railway station therefore the best way to reach Coorg is via road because of its excellent road connectivity. However the nearest airport is Mangalore and the nearest railway station is Mysore from where you can hire a cab to reach Coorg.

  7. What is the best time to visit Coorg for a vacation?

    The temperature in Coorg ranges between 15-20 degrees Celsius throughout the year with its pristine valleys and mesmerizing landscapes.

    The months of October to March are the most recommended for tourists planning a vacation in Coorg. It is a great time for adventure activities like Camping, trekking, etc as well as for the 
    sightseeing in Coorg.

  8. What should I carry while visiting Coorg for vacation?

    Though it is advisable to pack less while you travel to make sure do not miss out the following essentials to make your Coorg trip a smooth excursion

    Pack a medical kit with extra medications to be on the safer side.
    - A Torch
    - A Bottle of Water 
    - Packed food or energy bars
    Light cotton clothes and a jacket or sweater as it gets chilly in the early morning and night.
    - Sports shoes  (Make sure you check your sports shoes twice before if you’re planning to trek or indulge in biking.)

  9. Is it safe to travel to Coorg?

    Yes, Coorg is one of the most popular as well as safest tourist attractions of India. The crime rate here is comparatively low as compared to other cities. It is a peaceful and safe area where you can stay at homestays and good hotels for an excellent vacation.

     But it is always advisable to take caution while travelling, especially when you are going on adventure activities like trekking, camping, river rafting etc.

  10. I am woman visiting Coorg alone? Will I be safe?

    Yes, Coorg is a safe city and there should not be any issues if you are travelling alone. It is one of the safest places in India and extremely hospitable for women.

    The locals here are friendly and you should not face any hassles while travelling alone in Coorg.  However we advise you to take caution while going to secluded places or travelling at night by yourself.

  11. Is Coorg a good weekend getaway option from Bangalore?

    Yes. Stealing a weekend from the fast-paced life of Bangalore to the tranquilizing serenity of this coffee producing hill station is like breaking free from the prison. Feel the cold breeze in your hair while you drive 238 kms from Bangalore to Coorg, witnessing the eye-feasting journey. 

    Counting as the perfect escapade, this short weekend trip will bring you rejuvenation like never before. Dive into the lap of nature and enjoy an enticing and adventurous encounter ahead as this hill station promises more than mere sightseeing to its visitors. Go on and enjoy a great weekend ahead!

  12. Is it worth visiting Coorg for honeymoon?

    Coorg is becoming a popular honeymoon destination because of its tranquil landscapes, secluded homestays and a diverse range of holiday activities. Coorg promises an irresistible combination of adventure and fun for couples on a honeymoon.

    The exotic locations of Coorg will definitely kindle the romance in you when you are on your romantic retreat. Popularly called the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg has won the hearts of many couples looking for a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of life.

  13. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Coorg?

    The ideal duration for visiting Coorg is two days. Most of the Coorg packages range from 1-4 days. However, you can lengthen your visits depending upon how much time you wish to spend exploring the different places.

    Also, your budget is a deciding factor for the duration of your trip. We advise you to check online holiday packages for Coorg for a good deal in advance.

  14. Can we do river rafting in Coorg? How much it will cost us?

    River rafting is one of the most sought activities which you can do in Coorg in the Barapoleriver with its roaring currents. The speedy waters of the river with rapids provide the most favorable location for white water rafting. The best months for rafting in Coorg is from June to September when the South West Monsoon enters the city.

    River rafting in Coorg will cost you about Rs 1,000 per person approximately. 

  15. Are there any famous monasteries in Coorg?

    Coorg has many impressive monasteries established by the Buddhists who practiced here. The most famous monastery in Coorg is Namdroling Monastery. This Buddhist Monastery is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It is a home to more than 7000 monks and nuns. This place is also called the Golden temple on account of the gold work done on every painting.

  16. Can we visit Dubare Elephant Camp? What is special there?

    Yes, visiting the Dubare Elephant Camp offers you a chance to engage in some fun-filled activities like wildlife safari and coracle rides. This camp hosts the majestic and friendly elephants that you get to meet up close and learn about the complexities of elephant history, ecology, and biology. Your whole trip to Dubare Elephant Camp will last for about 7 hours, but will be an exhilarating experience for you and your folks.

  17. Which places are for camping in Coorg?

    The mesmerizing topography of the city with hilltops, coffee plantations, thick forests, and gushing rivers make camping in Coorg an extraordinary experience. Coorg has a number of excellent locations where you can pitch your tent and gaze at the stars beyond a majestic landscape. Some places where you can go camping in Coorg are:

    - Gonikoppal
    - Nangala Village
    - Virajpet
    - Kushalnagar
    - Madikeri
    - Bettigeri Post 

  18. Which waterfalls are famous in Coorg?

    Waterfalls in Coorg is its star attraction that teases you with their splendid sights and awesome adventure activities. The best time to visit Coorg for witnessing these breathtaking waterfalls is during the South West Monsoon season from the months of June to September. The most famous waterfalls which you can discover around Coorg are:

    - Abbey Falls
    - Irpu Falls
    - Kabbe Waterfalls
    - Chelavara Waterfalls
    - Devarakolli Waterfalls
    - Mallalli Falls
  19. Can we do waterfall rappelling in Coorg? Is it safe to do so?

    Waterfall rappelling which is also known as abseiling is a famous adventure activity for which Coorg is known for. The wonderful waterfalls in Coorg are the best places in India to enjoy this amazing and adventurous activity. It is safe to do as you are guided by trained experts and held by thick tight ropes wearing a protective gear. So you just need to follow the safety instructions carefully for your benefit. Children under the age of fourteen are not allowed to do this.

  20. Which are some famous resorts to stay in Coorg?

    If you are planning a vacation to Coorg, there are a number of resorts, ranging from luxury to budget offering all the modern amenities. These resorts are amazing places for a quiet weekend retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Also, there is no dearth of adventure activities which you can engage in while staying at one of these resorts in Coorg.

    Some famous resorts which you should check out are:

    Porcupine Castle
    Coorg Cliffs Resort
    - Meriyanda 
    Coorg Jungle Camp Resort
    Kadkani Resort
    The Tamara-
    Evolve Back Resort
    Tata Coffee Plantation Trails in Coorg
    - Coorg Evergreen County
    - Old Kent Estates and Spa Resort

  21. Which are some good homestays options in Coorg?

    Coorg has got some excellent homestays which allow you to cherish the natural richness of this exotic tourist destination. Most of these are located in spectacular locations and offer a plethora of adventure activities. Otherwise, these homestays are just the perfect places to relax your mind and body on your holidays in Coorg.

    Some good homestays in Coorg are:

    Coffee Trails
    Cottage Stay near Dubare Elephant Camp
    Plantation Stay Experience near Virajpet
    - Silver Brook
    - Honey Pot
    - Chilipili Estate
    Farm Stay in Virajpet
    - Cottage Stay in the Valley
    - Rustic Wooden Cottage Stay
    - Cottage in the Valley near Somwarpet

    Also Check: 10 Best Homestays in Coorg for Couples
  22. Which are some famous estates in Coorg to stay?

    Coorg has a number of estates amidst the coffee plantations where you will enjoy the sweet aroma of coffee day and night. They are secluded from the main city and a wonderful retreat for those looking for a serene and tranquil time either by yourself or with your loved ones. They also allow you to engage in activities like boating, trekking, plantation walk, river rafting, etc.

    If you are looking to spend your vacation in seclusion on an estate to explore the city, then we have the following popular Coffee estates in Coorg listed out as follows:

    - Estate Bungalow Stay in Madikeri
    - Abbydhama Estate Homestay
    - Silver Brook Estate
    - Sadalkad Estate
    - Chilipili Estate
    - Maracad Estate
  23. Where can we do shopping in Coorg? Which thing is a must buy in Coorg?

    The most popular products to buy in Coorg are coffee, spices, dry fruits, honey, oranges, and chocolates. For shopping in Coorg, the best places to go to are:

    - Kushalnagar Market
    - Stop n Shop Coorg
    - Friday Market

  24. Which restaurants are must to visit to taste the local cuisines of Coorg?

    When you are in Coorg, we advise you to eat like the locals. The South Indian Cuisine is popular in Coorg and you will love the spicy flavors in your food which you eat in Coorg. The local cuisine offers many fantastic dishes, the taste of which will last in your memories for a long time in the future. To enjoy the local cuisine, the most popular restaurants in Coorg are:

    - Coorg Cuisine
    - Taste of Coorg
    - Udipi the Veg
    - Tiger Tiger Ethnic Kodava Dining
    - Fish Curry Rice etc.
  25. How to deal with any medical emergency we might face in Coorg? Is there any good hospital?

    There are many medical institutions in Coorg with expertly trained doctors in case you face any medical emergency when in Coorg. There are Vivus Hospitals and Sri Raja Rajeswari Hospital in case you face any medical emergency.

  26. Is smoking/drinking legal in Coorg?

    If you are more than 18 years of age, there is no problem for smoking/drinking in Coorg at the resorts.

  27. Can we go for a wildlife safari in Coorg? Which national parks are famous?

    Yes, you can go for a wildlife safari in Coorg to enjoy exploring the wildlife. It is an amazing way to have a closer look at these wild animals and make for a fun-filled activity. It is a great learning experience too when you are with friends and family. The national park which is most famous is Nagarhole National Park for undertaking wildlife safaris.

  28. Is Coorg and Madikeri same?

    Madikeri is a part of the district of Coorg. Madikeri is an important spot for visiting popular tourist attractions like Raja’s Seat, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, St Mark’s Church and Omkareshwar Temple in Coorg.

  29. What are the basic Travel Advice you should know before traveling to Coorg?

    - Do not carry any plastic bag along as it is strictly prohibited in the proximity. Do not litter anywhere while travelling, it is considered extremely intolerable in Coorg.

    - Keep enough cash with yourself or try to pre-pay on everything possible as the telephone lines and the mobile networks go down most of the time. Though there are few ATMs and Banks in Madikeri and other towns, it is better to stay on the safer side. 

    - Carry ample packed food and water along, so that you do not run out of the same anywhere in the midst of a secluded region. There are not many things available around the roadside in Coorg.

    - Carrying a fog lamp in your vehicle and drive slowly along the road. The visibility becomes difficult after 3 pm in winter due mist all over.

  30. What you will like there?

    Puthari Festival
    Puthari means ‘new rice.’ It is the name that is given to the harvest festival of Coorg. Usually celebrated towards November end or at the start of December, Puthari brings with it a lot of singing and dancing celebrations. It can be a memorable festival for the tourists.

    Omkareshwara Temple
    Built in 1820 by Lingarajendra II, the Omkareshwara Temple is a potpourri of Islamic and Gothic architecture.  The Shiv Linga that is placed in this temple was brought all the way from Kashi. What makes the temple fascinating is its Islamic style of architecture. It resembles a Muslim Dargah with its four minarets and central dome.  

    Coffee in itself is a huge reason to be grateful for the British Rule in India. It was in Raj era that coffee plantations were introduced and today Coorg is one of the biggest coffee producers in India. The coffee from Coorg is particularly famous for its clean beans, blue color and incredible liquoring qualities which makes it the most sought after coffee all across the globe. A visit to the plantations and the coffee estates during the season will give your olfactory organs utmost pleasure. You can also try some coffee plantation stays in Coorg and experience the destination at its best.

    Coorgi Cuisines
    Legends say that Coorgis are the descendants of Alexander the Great. They are staunch non vegetarians. The meat that they eat is cooked with a lot of curry leaves, spices and coconuts. Some of the most prominent Coorg dishes are Baimbale, Pandi Curry, Kadubu and Atti Payasa.

    Kodava Hockey Festival
    Amongst the Kodava community, Hockey is the most cherished sport. One of the families from the community hosts a hockey tournament on annual basis. This festival is also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest field hockey events across the globe. More than 50 Kodavas have represented India in the sport. Of these, 7 of them have even played hockey in the Olympics.

    Mahseet fish is a magnet for the professional anglers from across the globe. To enjoy angling, you can make a visit from November to March which is the angling season.

    At Ponnampet near Coorg, one can enjoy single or two-seater gliders. You can learn the basics from an educated and well equipped instructor before you take off. Hand gliders here reach a height of 5000 feet and run at a speed of 100 km/hour. The overall view from down is simply majestic.