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This stunning waterfall does not only captivates the beholder’s eyes but makes one fall in love with its unparalleled beauty. Falling along the Brahmagiri Mountain range of a tributary originating from river Cauvery.
Irupu falls is also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls and this is the hidden splendour of Coorg, a very famous and picturesque spot. While on your route to Brahmagiri peak, Iruppu fall is one of the major attraction en route along with the trekking routes to Narimale forest camp.
Height: 170 Feet.
Location: Kurchi, Karnataka 571250
Best Time to Visit: Monsoon season and winter season.
Entry fee: INR 50 per head.
Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 75 KM.
Suggested Read: Coorg to Bangalore Travel Guide
The place has a history of having the king of Coorg to spend his time witnessing the scenic and panoramic vistas of the place. Raja’s Seat is one of the best attractions in Coorg to watch the majestic sunrise or the fiery sunset. It is a fantastic spot for recreational activities in Coorg.
Raja’s seat sets in a glorious garden of seasonal colourful flowers and musical fountain shows. There is also a toy train that runs through the garden entertaining both adults and children. Raja’s Seat has such an unerring location that it overlooks a valley bathing in green and a horizon doused in all shades of blue and orange.
Height: Approximately 160 ft above sea level.
Location: Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201
Best Time to visit: November to March (winter season)
Entry fee: INR 5 per person. INR 20 per head for Toy train ride and INR 40 for parking.
Timings: 6 PM to 8 PM on Monday to Friday and 6 PM to 7:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The musical fountain show starts at 7:00 PM on weekdays and 6:45 AM to 7:20 PM on weekends.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 1 KM from Madikeri bus stand.
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This highest peak in Coorg, standing at an elevation of over 5,700 feet, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Coorg. The mountain is popular amongst trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The trek to the summit is moderate with sharp slopes but these challenges are compensated by the breathtaking trails dotted with some parts of the lush Shola forests, fragrant coffee plantations, waterfalls, and streams that accompany you on the hike.
The trails are full of colourful snails, butterflies, birds, and flower patches. Gorgeous views, enveloped in the crisp mountain air, of vast meadows and valleys backdropped by clear blue skies, welcome you at the summit.
The trek starts from the 17th century Nalakand Palace and half of the route is accessible by a vehicle, but only reachable by foot from the ‘Big Rock’ point. The mountain is located 37 kilometres from Madikeri.
Height: 1748 m
Location: Tadiandamol, Yevakapadi, Karnataka, 571212, India
Best Time to visit: December to May
Entry fee: No entry fee.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all seven days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: The trek takes around 5 to 6 hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 37 KM
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Barapole is turbulent river full of class 2 and class 4 rapids originating from Kithu Kakathu River further extending to Brahmagiri hills to the Arabian Sea. Whitewater rafting is one recreational activity that Barpole river is famous for.
One of the most challenging rafting experience on a different level of rapids. The adrenaline rushing activity is best done in Monsoon. Launch you rafts high in the rapids and click the most adventurous pictures on your trip to Coorg or Kodagu.
Barapole is one of the adventurous Coorg tourist places in Karnataka and the best place to try rafting in Coorg. Venture into an off the beaten adventure and indulge in this heart-pumping activity.
Location: Barapole River, Coorg, Karnataka 571201, India
Best Time to Visit: Monsoon (July to September)
Entry fee: An average cost of rafting may range from INR 1200 to 1500.
Timings: Best done before 2 to 3 PM
Average time required to visit the place: Rafting is a 1.5 to 2 hours activity.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 80 KM.
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This river camp has trained Elephants and their mahout who bathe them and feed them. The Dubare Elephant Camp is a project which is run together by the forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd.
There are naturalists who elucidate the biology, ecology and the history of Elephants to the visitors and you can not only see them but even participate in the river bath, and feeding. There are about 150 Elephants in every such camp of the Karnataka Forest Department and is a great way of promoting eco-tourism in the state.
The project mainly started for the cause of conserving and understanding Elephants in India which is now becoming one of the major attractions in Coorg.
One can hear the gurgling sound of the river Cauvery as it is situated on the banks of the river and also indulge in various activities which enable a close encounter with these beautiful mammals.
Dubare Elephant camp is one of the amazing places to visit in Coorg for a wild adventure.
Location: Dubare Reserve Forest, India
Best Time to visit: Take an evening jeep safari along with a trained naturalist.
Entry fee: If you want to feed the Elephants, the kit will cost INR 20, if you want to bathe the Elephants then the fee is INR 100 per head.
Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: More than 3 hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 30 KM
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Between Wayanad and Kannur districts in Kerala in the north and the east and Coorg in Karnataka in the south, lies the trekker’s paradise- Brahmagiri hills, the highest peak in the sanctuary that covers an area of 181 KM and derives its name from the Brahmagiri hill.
The celestial presence of Thirunelli temple and the adorable Iruppu falls amid the green groves en route makes the trekking experience a lifetime event that states with you for long.
It is suggested that you take a guide which will charge around INR 200 but will make your journey informative and more fun.
Height: 1,608 m
Location: Border of Mananthavady Taluk, Wayanad district, Kerala and Virajpet Taluk, Kodak district, Karnataka India.
Best Time to visit: December to March
Entry fee: A single charge of around INR 200 for the guide which is mandatory to take on the hike.
Timings: Daytime, an evening trek can be tricky.
Average time required to visit the place: The trek can be of 6 to 8 hours depending on the route opted.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 60 KM
Most of the people do not think of Southern India when monastery hits their brains, but this information is incredibly intriguing that the Tibetan-Buddhism influence had reached the southern part of India ages ago.
Mandroling Monastery in Bylakuppe is also known as the Golden temple. Around 5000 nuns and monks live together in Harmony at Namdroling and It is the second largest Buddhism settlement in India.
You can even spend some time in the bookstore and the cafe that is inside the Monastery premises. Namdroling is also called Golden temple because of the golden paintings etched on the monastery and the three golden statutes named Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus.
Photography is allowed inside the monastery and one can even light some incense sticks and sit for some time to soak in the piousness of the place.
Location: Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe, Mysore, Karnataka 571104
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year.
Entry fee: No entry fee.
Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM on all the days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 35 KM.
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Traveller Tales From Coorg
19 November 2019
"IT was a good experience DANY the coordinator did very well the way he coordinate is superb hats off Dany"
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...
25 October 2019
Wonderful experience in kumaraparvatha. Really it's a challenging trek for beginners. Personally I want to thank Danny and Abishek for pushing everyone and making it an awesome trek. Thank you t
29 December 2015
Coorg is totally made for trekking,,,,with the green surroundings and trails...it is always peaceful and amazing to trek here....our trek was perfect and the best part..is that i got to meet alots of n
08 October 2014
Hi everyone,this is my 2nd trip with you people and am as happy as the first one. The journey started with unknown place and unknown people,but during the course of the journey we all became friends a...
06 December 2019
Kumara Pravatha Trek is one of my bucket list. I have never done any trekking before KP. This was my first trek with group of know and unknown people . The difficulty level of Trek is difficult if you ...
20 July 2019
"great experience. well planned by organisers"
19 April 2015
One of the best experiences of my life, hope to do it again. When we took off on the plane, the sky was cloudy but while in air the clouds dispersed and I had a breathtaking view of Ponnampet. -- My ...
27 September 2019
It was one of the best experiences I have had. Two of us went for it and it was amazing. Adventurous and at the same time peaceful. Also, we had great instructors who were fun to be around and who made...
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Located in the western ghats, Coorg is an evergreen hill station and no matter which time of the year you visit this place, you will always enjoy your holidays. The climate stays pleasant throughout the year.
Summers can be a little hot and the maximum temperature during summer days may reach 40oC but it never goes any higher than this. So, if you want to beat the summer heat by visiting this hill station, you can avoid visiting it during May and June. Rest of the year, the temperature will be quite pleasant. In winters, the temperature will not go below 10oC, and it's also a good time to visit the place. However, if you want to avoid too much rain, as the trekking becomes a little risky due to rain, you must not go during the monsoon season, that is July and August.
Of all, March and April are the best time to visit the place.
Yes, you can certainly plan a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg. The distance is approximately 255 kms, and it takes around 6 - 7 hours to reach Coorg from Bangalore when you are heading towards it from the road. The road quality is average at some places and good at other places, but not bad.
When you are in Coorg, you can indulge in the following adventure activities:
The best places for sightseeing in Coorg include:
Coorg is quite a popular destination for trekking in southern India and some of the breathtakingly beautiful places for trekking in Coorg include:
White water rafting is one of the best experiences that one can indulge in while visiting Coorg. It would be an enthralling and exciting experience for you. Barapole river is one of the most adventurous rafting sites in the entire state of Karnataka, and when you are in Coorg, you must not miss it.
The rafting in Coorg is a thrilling experience as there are a plethora of menacing and rousing rapids, but depending on your rafting skills, you can choose the rafting route. Though, the rapids are not very challenging, they certainly are risky. The Barapole river has 9 ferocious class 2 rapids. There are some level 3 and level 4 rapids as well.
In Coorg, children will enjoy activities like a visit to the Dubare Elephant camp where they can see as many as 150 elephants, and can see the mahouts giving bath to the elephants and training the Mysore Dasara festival. Here children can learn everything about the elephants.
Apart from this, they can enjoy the jeep safari to the various waterfalls and can have fun in Raja's Seat park. Children can also visit the various wildlife sanctuaries in Coorg and can witness the animals in their natural habitat.
Yes, Coorg is an amazing place for camping and one can enjoy overnight camping with family & friends here. The most famous camping sites in Coorg include:
No, you cannot drink or smoke at the campsite. It is advised that people should not consume alcohols just before trekking or other camp activities like rafting, microlight flying etc. However, people from different cultures and traditions come for camping at Coorg, so there are provisions for drinking and smoking outside the camp.
As it is a popular tourist destination, there are many resorts located in the Coorg. You will choose resorts from all price ranges. Some of the most affordable resorts are mentioned below with the charges applicable per night:
Parampara Resort & Spa – Coorg – (Approx INR 3500 per night)
Palm Era Resorts – (Approx INR 2000 - 2200 per night)
La Flora Jungle Hill Resort (Approx INR 2000 - 2200 per night)
Some of the best homestays in Coorg with double occupancies are as follows with the charges applicable per night:
Sky Larc Homestay – (Approx INR 5000 per night)
Balakrishna Homestay – (Approx INR 3500 per night)
Spring Dale – (Approx INR 5000 per night)
Karada Cottage – (Approx INR 3500 per night)
Hillock Homestay – (Approx INR 2500 per night)
Coorg is a land so rich in beauty and greenery, during the monsoons apart from its lush green carpet is the sound of numerous streams and waterfalls nearby that form a picturesque sight. Some of the must visit waterfalls in their whole gush and splendour are:
The following wildlife parks and sanctuaries can be best discovered with a Safari:
Known basically for its tourist attraction, Coorg is also a center for devotion and pilgrimage. The following are some of the famous Temples of Coorg:
Bylakuppe in Coorg is an area which is known as home to several Tibetan settlements. It gives the visitors an opportunity to explore the Tibetan culture. The Golden Temple with its humongous 40 ft statues and 7000 monks is what attracts people to view this unique vista.
Tadiandamol Trek is one of the most famous trekking destinations in India. There are different difficulty levels ranging from easy to moderate to advanced. The Tadiandamol trek involves a trek of approximately 15 km and it is certainly not an easy one. Only physically fit people should take this trek. The price of Tadiandamol Trek starts from 3, 000 INR.
Yes, you can go for a jeep safari in Coorg. There are many places like waterfalls, forests, wildlife parks and sanctuaries that can be best visited by a jeep safari.
Jeep safari offers a unique way to explore the different tourists' spots in Coorg, and especially the waterfalls. It is an enthralling ride and would become one of the most memorable experiences of Coorg for your lifetime.
Nishani Motte trek is another prominent trekking destination in Coorg. This is one of the easiest trekking destination. Yes, anyone in good health and at least a bit physically fit can do it.
Kumara Parvatha trek is one of the most difficult treks in Coorg and an ideal place for you if you are looking forward to explore the adventurous side in you. Only well trained and experienced people do trekking here, as it is 6 - 7 km trek on one side through the lush green forests, green meadows and beautiful landscapes.
The peak of Kumara Parvatha is 1712 meters high from the sea level and lies in the Pushpagiri range.
Coorg is a city filled with scenic beauty and adventures. Couples and newlyweds can spend quality time here capturing memorable photos and rejuvenating themselves in the lap of nature. They can also experience the adventurous life near the campsite enjoying with each other. There are various honeymoon packages of Coorg that are just perfect for a romantic outing with your partner.
The overnight camps with a bonfire are an incredible way to spend a romantic evening right under the stars. Apart from this, couples can visit the aromatic coffee plantations and the serene waterfalls with pristine natural beauty. All the waterfalls in Coorg are splendidly beautiful and the atmosphere near the waterfalls is quite tranquil. Couples can also experience thrilling white water rafting together and indulge in sightseeing across the various picturesque hills in Coorg.
Yes, Coorg is a good destination for a distinguished family vacation. There are so many places to explore in Coorg right from scenic beauties to divine temples and pilgrimages. There are many enthralling activities like rafting, camping, trekking, visiting natural waterfalls, and visiting wildlife parks and sanctuaries.
There are many places where one can enjoy with the family, like the wildlife sanctuaries where children can see the animals living in their natural habitats. One of the most unique experiences that one can have in Coorg with family is a visit to the Dubare Elephant training camp. Here you can see the elephants getting trained, getting the food served and getting bathed by the mahouts. In fact, the tourists can also help in bathing the elephants on the banks of the river kaveri in this elephant training camp.
If you want your children to learn about a different culture, then you can visit the Namdroling Monastery in Coorg. Here, you can explore the Tibetan culture as it is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in India.
Monsoon adds some of its flavors to Coorg. During this season, roads become wet and there is a time to time drizzle happening at irregular intervals. The best part is that Coorg looks greener than ever which is pleasing to watch as a tourist. But, at the same time, the rain might make the trekking destinations and some waterfalls little risky to visit.
Thus, one must avoid visiting Coorg in monsoon, if you want to visit all the tourist destinations. But, if you want to enjoy the rain and get mesmerized by the natural beauty, you can plan a trip to Coorg during the monsoon.