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What You Should Know More About Sightseeing in Coorg
It's easy to reach Coorg from Bangalore and the distance is approximately 250 km by road. There are many ways of reaching Coorg from Bangalore.
Air: To reach Coorg from Bangalore by air, you need to board the flight for Mangalore, which is the nearest airport to Coorg. But, Mangalore is about 164 Km from Coorg and Bangalore is about 250 km from Coorg by road. So, instead of taking the hassle of first going to Mangalore and then Coorg, it’s better to go to Coorg directly from Bangalore by road.
Road: Coorg can be reached from Bangalore through bus. One can easily find A/C and Volvo coaches to reach Coorg comfortably.
Train: If you want to travel by train, then you can easily find a train from Bangalore to Mysore, as Mysore is the nearest railway station to Coorg. It is 95 km away from Coorg.
The climate is pleasant throughout the year, so you can plan your visit anytime except the monsoon season. Though Coorg looks incredibly beautiful during the monsoon, some treks and waterfalls become a little risky to visit.
The best time to visit Coorg is March and April when the weather is pleasant and is not too hot neither too cold. During summers, the weather is also good and it does not exceed 40oC, and in winters it never goes below 10oC.
Here are the important things which you must carry with you if you are planning a Coorg trip:
Known as one of the most beautiful and picturesque hill stations of Karnataka, Coorg's beauty is exquisitely breathtaking. Popularly regarded as the "Scotland of India", there are many good places for sightseeing in Coorg. These include:
Madikeri is one of the hill towns located in Southern India near Coorg. Known for lush green forests and picturesque locations, Madikeri is one of the best places to spend your holidays and unwind yourself. The places that one can see in Madikeri include:
There are various treks that one can do while in Coorg. These treks have been segregated into different categories like easy, moderate and difficult depending on the skills and effort required to complete the treks.
The easy treks in Coorg are:
The medium to difficult treks in Coorg include:
The couples can visit the various waterfalls in Coorg including:
Though, you can visit the Coorg during monsoon, the place looks breathtakingly beautiful and mind blowing in this season, but most of the tourist spots are open and natural like the treks, peaks, waterfalls etc. Due to heavy rain, these places become a little risky to visit.
Also, in monsoon you might not be able to enjoy some of the adventure activities like camping, trekking, rafting, microlight flying, etc. So, if you just want to visit the place to spend some relaxing time and to unwind yourself, you can come here in the monsoon, but if you want to enjoy all the tourist spots in Coorg, then planning a holiday during July and August might not be a good idea.
The places where children will enjoy the most in Coorg include:
There are many waterfalls which you can visit in Coorg. These include:
Yes, you can visit the Namdroling Monastery in Coorg. It is one of the biggest Tibetan Settlements in India and is famous for its representation of Tibetan culture.
It is located in Kushalnagar and the specialty of the monastery are the three colossal 40 feet high Lord Buddha's statues which are known as Amitayus, Buddha. Padmasambhava.
The walls of the monastery have been festooned with paintings which depict the diverse phases of Lord Buddha's life. Some paintings also display the Tibetan Gods and demons. It is also famous for its Losar festival celebrations.
The most famous temples in Coorg include:
Yes, one can stay at the Coffee plantations in Coorg. There are many resorts and homestays located inside coffee plantation farms. The average cost of a coffee plantation stay per night is between INR 3000 - 5000.
Some of the best resorts for a stay in Coorg include:
The famous homestays in Coorg include:
While it's safe for solo female travelers to visit Coorg and negligible crime incidents have been reported in this hill station, but whether it is Coorg or any other place, it’s important that you stay attentive to the surroundings, avoid late night outings alone and don't carry too many valuables with you to avoid any unpleasant happenings
The best time for river rafting in Coorg is between June and September during the monsoon season when the river is in full flow and the challenging currents make rafting even more exciting.
Yes, certainly it's worth visiting and if you have come for a family vacation with your kids, then you must visit the Dubare Elephant camp.
The Dubare Elephant Camp is the training camp for elephants and it is located on the bank of the Kaveri river. Here one can see as many as 150 elephants getting trained by the mahouts. You can also see the elephants getting bathed, and the tourists are also given the opportunity to give a bath to the elephant. The elephants are trained for the Mysore Dasara festival. You can also see the rich wildlife in this camp and it is an excellent destination for bird watching.
The Nagarhole National park is located at a distance of approx 90 km from Coorg and yes, you can go for the wildlife safari in this national park.
The safari timings are 6 am or 6.30 am - 8 am or 8.30 am in the morning and from 3 pm or 3.30 pm to 5 pm or 5.30 pm in the evening. These timings are subject to change and completely depend on the National park authorities. The entry fee for Indians is 200 INR per person, and is 1000 INR per person for foreigners.
Tadiandamol trek is the highest trek in Coorg and is located at an elevation of 5,735 feet above the sea level. The distance that one needs to cover to reach the top of the peak is 8 km on one side. But, the trek is not very tough. The terrain is easier to cover and one can easily walk on the trekking path. This trek in Coorg is relatively easy to do and anyone can do it.
A lot of adventure activities can be done in Coorg. These include:
Traveller Tales from Coorg
17 August 2017
First of all I would like to thank Coorg local team for wonderful arrangements and management. Special thanks to Mr Pavan and Mr Arun Anna. Votecad Nature camp : If you want to feel the nature really surrounded by Rain forest, this is the place. a nutshell this place has- coffee gardens, tea garden, river rafting, trek to brahmagiri, camping, irrupu falls. you can easily reach their by public transportation. Food is really awesome including breakfast, lunch, dinner. Barbeque and Coorg wine is served by the Votecad nature camp. overall I would say that if you are planning for a short trip in South Coorg, this place is perfect.
11 September 2015
This was my first ever river rafting expeirence and it was adamn thrilling feelingfor me ! Our trainners were really so experienced that didi not let us feel uncomfortable while executing this trekking.
06 September 2017
gather the beans....collect memories and cherish your experience as one soaks into the realm of nature in Kushi's coffee plantation as well as farmhouse . Her hospitality and engrossing talks was an education with unlimited fun . The journey starts when you are taken around the coffee plantation and explained the processes to invading her beautiful farmhouse where one can play around and feed her ducks, cows and other pets. Then one gets a chance to taste yummy passion fruit juice from her farm till the final ride back to the starting point on her muscular mahindra jeep. thanks kushi for making it all such a wonderful and adventurous experience.
09 September 2015
We had an awesome experience in Mandaa reasonable rate, guys dont miss the chance if you are with your friends. Yea it just took around 700Rs each for the amazing jeep ride, and we had so much fun. At times we rested at some point just to capture the beauty of the place, but the real elegance lies in sunset time.
20 November 2015
My adernaline was pumping out, while i was rafting along the fast blowing river.Our base camp was at Ponya Devarakad which is a very beautiful point.A wonderful experience for me!!1
21 August 2017
"Awesome place, host n food in the midst of nature. \nThe hosts were cool n amazing. They helped in every bit we asked. But, yes, it can be overcrowded on long weekends. \nPS: It would be better if you have our own vehicle.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\n.\nDo not look for more reviews just book it and enjoy ????"
09 November 2015
Wao it a great greaperience at Mandalpat!!!! we had gone in a group of five friends ina jeep, it was so much fun. The place is so beautiful and the journey was too adventurous. We were singing and riding the jeep... Wao it was the best ride of my life with my riends.!!!!!!!!
11 November 2013
i had heared a lot about this site rafting in coorg and finally got the chance to go with my buddies in vacations after exams, and i must tell you gus i never had so much thrill in my entire life it was absolute magical experience .
29 February 2016
Coorg is just surprising every time I visit. It has everything from leisure to fun, laid back to adventurous. The coffee plantation thing in Coorg is by far the best thing that I have ever had. The smell of coffee beans, the long walks, and the beautiful nature: it was just the best. I am so in love with Coorg. The trip was well organized and I totally love this. It was not that costly too. Also, if one gets an estate or plantation stay too, it’s like the best laid back weekend in the hands of nature.
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