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Traveller Tales from Kushalnagar


Anjali Trivedi

18 December 2018

This was quite an affordable tour of Kushalnagar in Coorg, and that too for such an extensive tour. Though unfortunately there was no pick and drop, the place for the meet up for comparatively easy to ...

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Annapurna Gowda

13 December 2018

This was my second time travelling with Thrillophilia, and once again, I was delighted. Got to enjoy flying fox, archery, artificial wall climbing, and water activities for such a steal price! The care...


Atmananda Bharadwaj

10 December 2018

Crazy adventurous trip. Coorg is heaven. The places are extremely fabulous. A team of adventure lovers was guiding our team. All the activities were full of thrill and high energy. Full day of tiresome...


Dhruv Nayar

10 December 2018

Had a blast here with my family and kids, and loved the whole way the event was executed. Highly recommend families and big groups to visit this place.


Uttam Pandey

31 December 2015

The boat ride and river rafting here has its own uniqueness, We will surely come back to experience it


Rati Gill

12 April 2014

Well, I have two words for Dubare - enchantment incarnate! My batch mates and I had planned to go for Dubare river rafting last monsoon when the water levels of the river Kaveri rises making this pictu...

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Chidambaram Tandon

06 August 2014

The elephant camp is situated on the banks of river Cauvery.. The main attraction here is the river rafting .. you can go for a 30 minutes joyride or experience the real rafting on a 11 km stretch .. T...

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Hiranmaya Shah

13 September 2013

a beautiful place for the visitors who enjoy rafting. the rapids were easy . The best part was the journey....really nice. you are rafting right in the middle of the jungle. it was an amaizng experienc

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Chakravartee Butt

18 December 2018

I personally feel the tour took longer than it actually should have given the number of places we visited during the tour. I enjoyed visiting the places, though!

What You Should Know More About Kushalnagar

  • Q. Drinking laws

    The legal age for drinking in Kushalnagar is 18 years.

  • Q. Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford To Miss?

    Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery

    Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the biggest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of the Tibetan Buddhism from round the world. Nestled in the Mysuru district of Bylakuppe in the state of Karnataka, this monastery is a home to the sangha community of some 5 thousand lamas which includes both nuns and monks. There is a hospital and a religious college here. This monastery is a great place to see in Kushalnagar.

    Harangi Reservoir

    Located in a small village of Hudgur that lies in vicinity to Kushalnagar, Harangi Reservoir is a great tourist attraction here. The dam lies about 6 km from Kushalnagar town and is built across the River Harangi which is basically a tributary of river Cauvery. The beauty of the place can be very well accessed when the reservoir is brimming with water during the monsoon season of Coorg. Definitely, the best place for picnicking, you must visit the place with your friends or family. Abundant resorts and guest house facilities are available for the tourists here who wish to spend a night here. You can spend a night only on reservation from the public works department.  

    Chiklihole reservoir

    Lying in the midst of Kushalnagar and Madikeri, Coorg’s Chiklihole reservoir is only 15 km from Kushalnagar and Madikeri. The added advantage is that this reservoir is just in proximity to Dubare. Chicklihole is definitely not one of those ideal tourist spots but is indeed a very nice and a tranquil picnic spot. You can spend a long afternoon here until dawn to catch a glimpse of sunset. Avoid visiting during the noon as the place gets really hot during that time and you don’t have any shade here to keep you protected from the hot sun. Do carry your own snacks and food here as there are not many shops around. The best time to visit the Chicklihole reservoir is during the winter and the monsoon months largely from June to March as the water quantity is good then. Most significant thing about the reservoir is its sunset. Catching the greenery amidst the sunset is a great thing to do here.

  • Q. What you will like here?

    A trip to Nisargadhama nature park

    Situated about 23 km from Kushalnagar, Nisargadhama nature park is a home to a variety of animals and birds that live here in their natural habitat unperturbed by the human activity. It is a great tourist attraction and an ideal spot for picnic. Located in Coorg, the park can be reached via Madikeri as well. The best things to do here is taking elephant rides in this area. Feeding the dears of the woodland is another interesting activity of this region. Both children and adults can enjoy being in this place.

    Buddhism at Tibet Camp

    Tibet Camp also known as the Tibetan Monastery is located at a distance of 6 km from Kushalnagar and 400 km from Tamil Nadu, it is a vast area that is allotted by Indian Government for the monks of Tibet who escaped Tibet. You can find over 7000 monks residing in this camp. They study and practice Buddhism here. There are several universities also located here that attract a number of visitors from out of India too. Key attraction of the place is the giant 40 feet statue of Buddha plated in gold. Both the altar and the main temple are beautiful. They are impeccably fascinating and have intricate paintings of the Buddhist lore. In close proximity to the temple, you can find several shop that sell the traditional Tibetan items such as carpets, costumes, jewelry and statues. Do splurge in some shopping here.  

    Train elephants at Dubare

    Dubare lies amidst the Siddapur and Kushalnagar. It is a beautiful area that boasts of being the camp for capturing and training elephants. Situated on the banks of the River Cauvery, the elephants are initially caught by the local tribes who inhabit this region. After that, these tribes are trained and further they are handed over to the Dubare Training Camp. An important activity to partake in this region is elephant rides in the nearby jungles. Don’t forget to do some bird watching here. A number of rare birds and animals can be found here that are not seen in the urban areas. In the vicinity of the camp area, there are several resort cottages. So, if you decide to stay back for a few days, this can be a preferable pick. Besides all this, you can also enjoy water sports like river rafting and fishing. Trekking too is an important activity here.

    Fishing at Valnoor

    Situated at a distance of some 15 km from Kushalnagar, Dubare is a great fishing hub. The spot is situated at Valnoor that is in proximity to Dubare. Best time to visit Valnoor is early in the morning. Common fishes that most visitors catch here include Maral and Mahseer. Take note, you’ll have to get your own fishing equipment. You’ll need a permit from the local authorities before you get here.

  • Q. Recommended Reads For The Destination

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