35 Places to Visit in Coorg, Tourist Places & Top Attractions
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Tourist Places in Coorg

Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Raja's Seat, Tadiandamol Peak, Barapole River, Kumara Parvatha Trek, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nishani Motte, Mallalli Falls, Kote Betta Hill, Burude Falls, Chelavara Falls,Coffee Plantation Visit, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumara Parvatha Hill and many more.

Also known as Scotland of India, there are spectacular tourist places in Coorg. Famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, diverse landscape, and variety of experiences that it offers to travellers, Coorg tops the charts when it comes to choosing a holiday destination in South India. What adds to its popularity is that it is a year-round destination bestowed with pleasant weather and every season reveals something unique about its landscape.

Places to see in Coorg
range from the sprawling & luxuriant coffee plantations, scenic waterfalls like Chelavara and Mallalli Falls, high peaks dotted with adventurous hiking trails to the likes of Tadiandamol and Kotebetta mountains, national parks, and serene lakes. Coorg also attracts tourists for its ancient mythic landmarks like the revered Omkareshwara Temple and Talacauvery.

Here are the best places to visit in Coorg:

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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.

1748 m

Tadiandamol, Yevakapadi, Karnataka, 571212, India

Best Time to visit:
December to May

Entry fee:
No entry fee.

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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During the monsoon, pools of clouds hover over the hill of Kumara Parvatha, during winter, the entire hill takes the shades of orange and summers are hot.  There are two trekking routes to reach the camping ground of Kumara Parvatha Hill- one being Somwarpet and other Kukke Subramanya.

Both the routes have plenty of waterfalls and an abundance of greenery and it is among the coorg attractions. Watching the sunrise from atop has been the favourite activity among people who hike up the hill. Camping is not allowed at the peak so while you visit the forest department to pay and enter the trek route, you have to leave your gears behind. 

You can camp near or next to the forest department or at Manscape. The hiking trail on the Somwarpet route goes around a 6 to 7 KM (one side) deep forest patch with multiple waterfalls. The 16 KM trail from Subramanya to Kumara Parvatha peak is filled with meadows and views of the western ghats making the long route exceptionally beautiful.

Height: 1712 Mts

Location: Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236

Best Time to visit: October to February.

Entry fee: INR 75 is paid at the forest office as a trekking fee and another 100 for Camera.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

Average time required to visit the place: It takes 8 to 10 hours to trek the hill.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 63 to 64 KM.

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Madikeri Fort has been a popular tourist attraction to witness the lives, rise and fall of several glorious rulers and dynasty. Founded by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century and constructed in mud, it finally took shape in granite and has stood testimony to several incidents. It is a coming together of several religions and an amalgamation of different cultures and traditions.

A Fort with a temple, Church, prison, Museum and library is pretty intriguing, especially to history lovers. Different rulers from majestic dynasties have constructed and reconstructed the Fort time and again and used it in a way they felt was justified. Located amidst rolling mountains and lush greenery, one can spend hours inside the Fort looking for artefacts mentioned in the pages of history.

Currently, the Madikeri Deputy Commissioner's Office is located inside the Fort premises. St. Mark’s Church built during the British regime houses a museum, which contains several interesting items related to history. It showcases a huge portrait of Coorg's eminent personality Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa, weapons and tools used by the different rulers and the British along with several other interesting objects.

It is one of the best places to visit in Coorg and the beauty and culture of Coorg have been defined in a historical monument, The Madikeri Fort. The two-storied heritage property built by the erstwhile ruler of Kodagu has undergone several changes both structurally and functionally. A Fort built-in mud housing a beautiful Palace, that too made in mud to a Church adorned with stained glass and done up in Gothic style built by the British.

Tipu Sultan further fortified the monument in granite and used it for official and leisurely activities. While the British made a museum adjoining the Church, made further changes and showcased various objects and artefacts used during the different transactions amongst the rulers.

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History of Madikeri Fort 

The history of Madikeri Fort dates back to the 17th century when the erstwhile king of Coorg, Mudduraja had made Madikeri the capital city of Kodagu. Initially, the fort was built with mud with along with a palace too made with mud inside the fort premises.

The fort has born the brunt of several rulers thus undergoing demolitions and reconstruction time and again over a few centuries. It was also rebuilt by Tipusultan in granite and named the site as Jaffarabad and renamed the fort as Meraca Fort. In 1790 Dodda Vira Rajendra added to the architectural beauty of the Fort and then again by the Britishers in 1834. St. Mark’s Church built in 1859 is housed inside the Fort and has a museum built inhouse.

The Architecture of Madikeri Fort

The colossal Fort built against the backdrop of verdant mountains and an open sky reminisces one of an era bygone. The Fort, constructed in granite has been built in European style with elaborate pillars and checkered floor patterns. The two life-size statues of elephants at the entrance must have stod testimony to several rivalry and wars.

St. Mark’s Church, in glass stained Gothic style replaced the old Vidarbha temple inside the fort also under the British rule. A grand clock tower was strategically placed to the exuberance of the fort in 1933. A sculpture of tortoise, with the name of King Vijayendra, engraved on it sits adorned upon to welcome the history aficionados.

The grand architecture of the fort is not only the pride of the Kodagu region but has also attracted visitors from several parts of the world. The secret labyrinth of alleys and passes inside the fort gives way to mysterious stories associated with them which too must have seen gory and secret stories hidden within the walls.

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This refreshing waterfall gushes and pounds on the rock with full force especially during the rains and the roars echoes in the valley. The entire set up is gorgeous and looks right out of a storybook. Abbey falls is a part of river Cauvery or Kaveri in Karnataka that falls from an elevation of 70 feet making an astounding natural scene fro the shutterbugs to capture in the lenses. Trekking trails of Coorg are littered around the falls region..

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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.

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

1,608 m

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.

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

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When you explore the lesser-known destination, it fills you with euphoria and Nishani Motte peak is one of those places to visit in Coorg. It is a trek of 15 kilometres that brings the uber joy of departing into an unknown land. 

The trail goes through forest research, long paddy stretches, aromatic coffee states and small rivulets and streams. The unadulterated sight of river Cauvery or Kaveri is so soul-altering that you can sit by the bank of the river and spend some alone time. You can book the
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4167 ft.

Nishanimotte, Bhagamandala Village, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:
Winter and Autumn

Entry fee:
No entry fee

6 AM to 6 PM.

Average time required to visit the place:
2 days (trek)

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Around 12 to 15 KM

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Originating from the river Kaveri, Chelavara falls are one of the most scenic falls in Coorg, famous for their unique appearance. Also known as Embepare (Tortoise) falls locally, the gushing columns of water crash down from a height of 150 ft. on a huge tortoise shaped rock and it is best Coorg sightseeing places.

It is a mesmerising sight to see the huge white curtains of water cascading down amidst lush green surroundings. The surroundings of the falls are enveloped in the intoxicating fragrance of coffee from the nearby plantations.

They are reachable after a 10-minute easy hike from the end of the Virajpet road. There is a 50 ft. deep plunge pool at the bottom of the fall for a cool refreshing dip. The best time to visit this famous Coorg tourist place is during the monsoons. 

150 feet

2 Km From Choma Kund Hill, Madikeri, India

Best Time to Visit:
Monsoon is the best time but is equally risky. Winter season is the safest one.

Entry fee:
No entry fee.

6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place:
More than 2 to 3 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Approximately 43 Km

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Located in the Pushpagiri Hills in the Western Ghats, Mallali Falls is one of the most beautiful falls and are counted amongst the top Coorg tourist places. Created by a 200 ft. plunge in River Kumaradhara before it carries on its route to the Arabian Sea, the waters of the falls crash into a huge gorge. It’s a great experience listening for the sounds of crashing waters amidst the quiet of nature as one gets closer to the falls through the rugged 2 kilometre long trail.

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Coorg is famous around the world for huge acres of charming coffee plantations, some of them dating back to the 18th century. Coffee plantation trails top the chart of Coorg sightseeing places since some plantation owners opened up their estates for tourists.

These trails let you luxuriate amongst the rich and lush gardens enveloped in the heady fragrance of the beans. Not only can one see the process of planting, plucking, roasting, and grinding the coffee but can also indulge in sampling sessions of the delicious brew.

Some estates have cafes where you can enjoy handcrafted coffees and artisanal cakes and pick up beans to take back with you. Some of the most popular trails are the Old Kent Estates, Coorg Express, and Ama Plantation trails. 

Virajpet, Coorg

Entry timings:
 Start around 10:00 AM

Best time to visit:
 November is the month of harvest in these plantations. It would be a great time to arrange a visit to enjoy the mist-covered plantations.

Average time required to visit the place:
 3 to 4 hours

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It is incredibly amazing to know that Karnataka boasts of 21 wildlife sanctuaries and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is one of them that adds more greenery to the state’s sizeable vegetation. 

Sprawled across an area of 102 KM, this wildlife sanctuary is world famous for its sustainable approach to endangered bird species. It is almost  290 KM from Bangalore and is situated in the Somwarpet taluk district in Coorg. 

Many small streams chisel down the steep terrain of the sanctuary which is caved by Bisle Reserve Forest on one side and Kukke Subramanya Forest range on the other. Around 70 % of the jungle is densely covered and many exotic bird species are found such as Malaria Grey Hornbill, Nilgiri Blue Pigeon, Blue-winged Parakeet and white-bellied blue flycatcher etc.

1712 meters above the sea level ( Pushpagiri- the highest peak in the Sanctuary).

Somwarpet, Kodagu, Coorg-571251

Best Time to Visit:
Winter season (November to February)

Entry fee:
INR 10 per head.

6:00 AM – 6:00 PM n all seven days of the week.

Average time required to visit this place:
3 to 4 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
64 Kms.

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Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park this park is named after the Nagarhole (Cobra) river passing through its rich tropical forest cover. Located in Kodagu and Mysore, it was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and converted into a national park in 1988. Wildlife enthusiasts love to visit this place in Coorg to see the interesting array of its inhabitants like Wild Boars, Sloth Bears, Antelopes, Barking Deer, Leopards, and birds.

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This 18th-century temple is an important religious pilgrimage site and amongst the most popular places to visit in Coorg. The legend goes that it was constructed by King Lingarajendra II to repent for his violent deeds and holds a Shivalingam from brought specially from Kashi.

The temple is famous for its extremely unique architecture that is a mix of Islamic and Gothic influences. It has a large central dome surrounded by four minarets like that of a dargah.

The ambience is peaceful and one can spend time besides the huge water tank full of colourful fish inside the premise.

Highway 88, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka, 571201, India

Best Time to visit:
November to March.

Entry fee:
There is no entry fee.

6:30 AM to 12:00 Noon and again from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM.

Average time required to visit the place:
Minimum 1 hour.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Approximately 1 KM.

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Taking a plunge down over a height of 90 ft., Burude falls are hidden in the green thickets on Siddapur-Kumta road in Sirsi district of Karnataka. 

Once reached the bottom of the waterfall, you will find a marvellous sight of milky white water pounding the rocks and making it impossible for you to fall in love with the view. Burude falls is also known as Illimane Fall that follows a course of five concrete steep steps.

This spectacular waterfall is one of the places to visit in Coorg which you can not afford to miss. During the monsoon, one has to pass through a small gurgling stream through the forest and

approximately 90 feet.

SH-489, Siddapura - Kumta Road, Sirsi 581355, India

Best Time to visit:
October to February, however, Monsoon is the time when the volume of water increases but the trail will be covered with swarms of leeches.

Entry fee:

Average time required to visit the place:
1 to 1.5 Hours (Gradually through easy and moderate trekking route)

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Approximately 20 KM

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Indulging in an island escape is always exciting and when the island is located in the middle of a river, it feels like ‘ a cherry on a cake.’ Nisargadhma is an unspoilt and naturally blessed island on the river Kaveri in Karnataka and one of the best Coorg attractions.

To reach this ultimate picnic spot you have to walk through a patch of bamboo groves, sandalwood trees and teak trees etc. One can even walk through the shallow beds of the river and enjoy the chilled rush of the water. 

Nisargadhama island is very close to Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement which is another incredible place to hit while in Coorg. Spend some hour of solitude at this island or enjoy the boat ride and elephant safaris. This is one of the offbeat places to visit in Coorg for a unique island escape.

Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka 571234, India

Entry fee: INR 10 per head (adults) and INR 5 per child.

6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place:
half a day or a day.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Approximately 28 KM.

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Located in the Daddamalthe village, this is the largest lake in Coorg bestowed with stunning natural beauty and is one of the best place in Coorg. This placid lake is surrounded by hills with thick vegetation, coffee plantations, and caves.

Since too many tourists do not visit the lake, it lets the visitors spend some time in the quietude of nature away from the noise of the city. You can spend time boating through the mangroves where you might even spot wild elephants. 

Named after goddess Honamma, the lake also a holy place for the locals. A temple is built on the riverbank, which adorns a colourful festival look during the yearly celebrations of Gowri festival. The lake can be visited between 8:00 am- 6:00 pm on any day of the week.

Location: Honnamana Kere, Somwarpet, Coorg, Karnataka, 571201, India

Best Time to Visit: Winter season

Entry fee: No entry fee

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM on all the days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 2.5 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 45 KM

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The place hangs in a sap sweet aroma of the coffee estates which are widespread in the endless stretches of this village makes it a favourite among the Coorg tourist places. 

The Chettalli waterfall must be in your bucket list as you have to cross two streams and walk a couple of kilometres through the rich shola forests and thick coffee plantation to reach the falls. 

The interesting fact about Chettali is that it is home to the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research and is one of a kind the entire country. The temple at Todikana is the landmark from where one starts hiking and walking towards the falls.

Location: Cherala Srimangala, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: Evening, morning, and day.

Entry fee: No entry fee

Timings: 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 Hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 17 KM

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Pushpagiri Hill, situated in the Kodagu District of Karnataka, is the second-highest hill in Coorg. Also known as Kumara Parvatha hill, it is set at an altitude of 5626 ft with the lovely Harangi River originating from its top.

Covered with lush green forests, misty grasslands, and jagged terrains, this hill is pretty famous among the trekking enthusiasts for a marvellous hiking experience. The moderate to difficult level trek usually starts from the forest checkpoint at the base of Pushpagiri Hill, 7 Km away from the peak and is one of the best Coorg attractions.

It takes around 3-4 hours to reach the top. Along with an astonishing view of the hovering clouds and the glorious sun, you can also find a temple dedicated to Kumara Swamy.

5626 feet

Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236

Best Time to visit:
November to March.

Entry fee:
No entry fee.

6 AM to 6 PM

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Approximately 70 KM.

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Raja's tomb aka Gaddige is an archaeological site in Coorg and is a protected monument, but however, the place needs a little more attention. 

The Indo- Sarcenic Muhammadan style monument has three tombs. On top of the corners, carvings of Nandi can be seen and Lord Shiva is worshipped inside the tomb. 

The intriguing factor of this monument is the confluence of Mohammadan style architecture and Hinduism based carvings and that labels it as one of the Coorg tourist places which are offbeat and something different to offer. 

Gaddige is situated in Mahadevpet which around one and a half kilometres away from Madikeri.  This is an ideal hilltop escape that is shrouded with stories from the past.

Location: Madikeri 571201, India

Best Time to visit: The winter season, between November and February.

Entry fee: INR 2 per head.

Timings: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: It is situated at a distance of around 1.5 to 2 KM from Madikeri.

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The dam is built against a small tributary of river Cauvery known as Harangue in the Hadgur village of Coorg and is mostly a combined visit with Cauvery Nishargadhama which is hardly 8 to 10 KM from the Dam. 

Harangi river originates from the Pushpagiri hills and runs through 50 kilometres of a distance before meeting the main river Kaveri or Cauvery. The water depends on the south-west monsoon and heavy rainfall as it is a seasonal fall. 

The dam is located at a distance of 9 KM Kushalnagar town in Coorg and is a marvellous example of civil engineering. The place is now becoming one of the main attractions in Coorg and gaining popularity with time.

Height: 47 meters.

Location: Harangi Dam, Hunger, Somwarpet, Kodagu, Karnataka, 571234, India

Best Time to visit: During the monsoon season.

Entry fee: INR 10 per person (adult), INR 5 for children below 12 Years of age and INR 10 for parking.

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM on all the seven days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: It is situated at a distance of around 34 to 35 KM from Madikeri Bus stand.

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Ranked amongst the top tourist places to visit in Coorg Mandalpatti is a mountain located at around 4050 ft. above sea level. It is situated in the luxuriant Pushpagiri Reserve Forest and is abundant with lush trails full of colourful birds, dragonflies, and butterflies. The hike is easy and the summiteers are welcomed by striking views of the forest, vast green plains, and the valleys.

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Kotebetta, also known as Fort Hill, is the third highest mountain peak and the best place in Coorg for trekking as well as for sightseeing. It is situated at an altitude of 5314 ft. above sea level. A great pull for the tourists to Kotebetta Hill is the folklore believed by the locals that the Pandavas once lived here and one can still see the stone houses by them. The hill also offers exciting opportunities to hike.

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Kakkabe is a hamlet in Coorg that is famous for many timeless splendours and some of which are Igguthappa Temple, Thadiyandamol Peak, and Nalnad Palace. Kodava king Dodda Veerarajendra constructed this palace after escaping from the attack of Tipu Sultan and invading Coorg.

There is a stunning mandapa in the centre of the palace which was built for the wedding ceremony of Dodda Veerarajendra with Mahadevammaji in the year 1796. This palace is believed to be the last abode of the King of Kodagu and is now a conserved monument under the supervision of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums of Karnataka. 

This palace has an underground tunnel that ends at Madikeri and it was built to dart enemies.

Tadiyandamol Hills, Kodagu District, Kakkabe, India

Best Time to visit:
Any time during the day.

Entry fee:
No entry fee

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on all the days of the week

Average time required to visit the place:
1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Around 35 KM.

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In the Southern part of India, Coorg is wedged at the conjunction of two majestically interesting states- Karnataka and Kerala. From the top of the Kabbe hills, you can peep into the forested region of the bordered state of Kerala on one side and a vast patch of coffee estates and chola forests of Karnataka on the other. 

The trek is easy and very relaxing, the view from the top of the peak is mind-blowing and it actually takes your breath away.  The beckoning hilly stretches and the muddy path towards the peak of the hill is an adventure worthy to be explored.

Height: 3800 ft.

Location: Chelavara Village | Cheyandane Post, 571212, India

Best Time to visit: Winter season (October to March)

Entry fee: INR 3000 for safaris.

Timings: Safari starts from 3 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 5 hours

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: 37 Kms.

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This Kerala style temple is situated at the confluence of three holy rivers - Cauvery, Sujyothi, and Kannike. The confluence is famous as Triveni Sangama and is a very significant pilgrimage sight. 

The temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya, Lord Narayana,  and Lord Bhagandeshwara and is said to be more than a thousand year old. Over the rule of various dynasties in the past, the temple has been renovated from time to time and presently, it is still a well-maintained temple proving the test of time and attracting flocks of devotees every day. 

If you attend the Pooja, the priests would explain the brief meaning behind every action and the historical story of idol installation. Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple is one of the ‘must-go’ places to visit in Coorg. 

The temple remains closed from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and the food is available to devotees and worshipers as well. As a visitor, it is our duty to maintain the peace and tranquillity of the place and let the positive aura reach to everyone who comes to worship.

Location: Bhagamandala, Karnataka 571201

Best Time to visit: October to April

Entry fee: Entry is free.

Timings: 6 Am to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: Not more than 30 minutes.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 36 KM.

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Located around 44 kilometres from Madikeri, Talacauvery is a popular sightseeing place in Coorg. Believed to be the birthplace of River Cauvery, the place is considered to be sacred amongst locals.

A small spring and a holy pond in a temple complex mark this origin and are visited by worshippers from all over. Another tourist attraction is the hilly Bhagamandala located on the banks of the River Cauvery. Also known as Triveni Sangam, it is a confluence of the river and its two tributaries Kannike and Sujyoti.

Don’t miss to take a dip in the cool waters of Cauvery while here. You must visit the ancient Bhagamandala Temple to spend some time in its serene environs and to see the beautiful colourful architecture. 

Height: 1,276 m above sea level

Location: Bhagamandala, Kodagu, Coorg, Karnataka, 571247, India

Entry fee: No entry fee

6:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours

Distance from Madikeri bus stand:
35.7 Km

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Brahmagiri Hills, nestled in the Western Ghats of India, offer serene trekking trails and breathtaking views of Coorg's lush landscape. This sacred mountain is believed to be the source of the river Cauvery, making it a spiritually significant and picturesque destination for nature enthusiasts and pilgrims alike.

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Raja's Seat in Coorg is a scenic garden offering breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. It's a perfect spot to witness stunning sunsets and enjoy a serene atmosphere. The garden features seasonal flowers and a musical fountain, adding to its charm. Visitors can relax on the stone benches while taking in the panoramic vistas of Coorg's lush landscapes. Raja's Seat is not just a tourist attraction; it's a place where nature's beauty and tranquility come together, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who visits.

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Padi Sri Igguthappa Devastana, located in the serene hills of Coorg (Kodagu) in Karnataka, India, is a revered temple dedicated to Igguthappa, the deity of rain and harvest. This ancient temple holds great significance for the Kodava community, who consider Igguthappa as one of their principal deities.

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Nestled in the lush landscapes of Coorg, Karnataka, Triveni Sangama is a serene and spiritually significant confluence where three rivers—Kaveri, Kanika, and Sujyoti—meet. This picturesque spot, surrounded by verdant forests and tranquil waters, is not just a visual delight but also holds great religious importance, attracting pilgrims and nature lovers alike.

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People Also Ask About Coorg

  1. What are the best places to visit in Coorg for couples?

    1. Abbey FallsThe famous Abbey Falls cascades down from an elevation of around 70 feet, amidst a lush spice and coffee plantation. The shimmering stream of gushing white water offers an incredibly beautiful sight to behold.
    2. Mandalpatti ViewpointPerched at an altitude of around 4050 feet inside the Pushpagiri Reserve Forest, Mandalpatti Viewpoint offers picturesque mountain views to bask in with your beloved.
    3. Honnamana Kere LakeMaking for the largest natural lake of Coorg, Honnamana Kere Lake is known for its spiritual and religious significance. You can visit Goddess Honnamana temple located at the banks to seek blessings for your relationship.
    4. Namdroling MonasteryNamdroling Monastery is a 3-storied shrine sheltering over 5,000 Buddhist nuns and monks. You can spend some peaceful time here, marveling at the gold-clad temple and relaxing in the meditative atmosphere.

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  2. Which are the best places to visit in Coorg in 2 days?

    1. Abbey FallsThis glittering waterfall is set amidst the coffee plantations and offers a sight to behold. The picturesque attraction is a must visit for photographers and nature lovers in Coorg. 
    2. Raja’s SeatThis is a beautiful garden which is a delight for nature lovers and among the top picnic spots for the tourists. It offers a wonderful view of the sunset and a panoramic glimpse of the curated gardens and an array of colourful flowers. 
    3. Iruppu FallsKnown for its religious significance, Iruppu Falls is a grand spectacle that attracts a number of visitors. It leads the trekking trail to Brahmagiri Peak and offers a peaceful respite for all nature lovers. 
    4. Namdroling Monastery: Also called Golden Temple, Namdroling Monastery boasts of an exquisite example of Tibetan architecture in Coorg. It is built from Bamboo and is known to be home for about 5000 members of the Sangha community in Coorg.

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  3. What are the best places to visit near Coorg?

    1. Brahmagiri Hill: Step into the lap of nature surrounded by lush greenery that will fill your heart with peace. Brahmagiri Hill offers enthralling views that will steal your heart.

    2. Chelavara Falls: One of the most stunning scenic attractions near Coorg, Chelavara Falls will woo you with its beauty. It is famous among people and one of the most gorgeous places for photoshoots. 

    3. Coffee Plantation: Known for its coffee plantations, Coorg provides you insights about the techniques of coffee picking and harvesting. A tour into these coffee estates is one of the most famous places to see and experience near Coorg.

    4. Omkareshwara Temple: Built by the King Lingarajendra, this temple allures the tourists with its lovely yet unique architecture. One of the best places, Omkareshwara Temple shows a blend of Gothic and Islamic architecture.

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  4. What are the famous places to visit in Coorg with friends?

    1. Pushpagiri Wildlife SanctuaryPushpagiri is home to umpteen varieties of rare and endangered bird species, such as the Hornbill, Malabar Grey, Gray-breasted Laughing Thrush, and Nilgiri Flycatcher. You can also spot a number of exotic animals here including the Brown Palm Civet, Indian Giant Squirrel, and Spotted Deer.  
    2. Harangi DamStanding against the beautiful Harangi river, the famous Harangi Dam offers the best camping and kayaking opportunities in the whole Kodagu district.
    3. Raja’s SeatNestled on an enchanting hillock, Raja’s Seat is a sprawling green garden, where the Kodava kings once spent their leisure hours. You can easily witness spellbinding sunset and valley views from this spot.
    4. Iruppu FallsTucked in the mighty Brahmagiri mountains, Iruppu Falls cascades in two different stages, from an elevation of around 170 feet. Travelers visiting this place enjoy soaking in the breathtaking views of the cascading waters and taking a bath in it.

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

    1. The Orange County: This is a popular themed resort which gives a glimpse of the ethnic lifestyle of Kadukuraba Hadis. The resort is a perfect retreat to enjoy a romantic date or spend some great time with your family members. 
    2. The Tamara Coorg: Offering luxury wooden cottages, the Tamara Coorg is a beautiful resort to enjoy a comfortable stay during your honeymoon. It is an ideal space to enjoy with your private decks and watch the sun rise from the mountains. 
    3. Amanvana Resort: A perfect retreat for family vacation, Amanvana Resort boasts of natural splendour and breathtaking scenes. The resort boasts of offering various activities and allows you a private courtyard to let you enjoy a memorable holiday. 
    4. Old Kent Estates and Spa Resort: Set on a coffee plantation, Old Kent Estates is a beautiful getaway from the hubbub of city life. It is a haven for nature lovers looking forward to spending a fascinating vacation in a luxurious resort in Coorg. 
    5. Windflower Resort and Spa: Known for their warm hospitality, Windflower Resort and Spa is a wonderful retreat amidst the dense forests of Coorg. One of the popular activities to be enjoyed from here is a trekking adventure to Brahmagiri hills. 

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  6. What are the best Coorg places to see at night?

    1. Hive Bar: Residing in Vivanta by Taj, the Hive Bar is known for its service and the splendid views it offers. With fine interiors, it offers a variety of exotic drinks including fruity wines and cocktails accompanied by some of the most scrumptious food. 

    2. The Falls Restaurant: Encapsulated by greenery, this restaurant offers multiple cuisines to choose from including Chinese, Corgi, Indian, Continental, Thai and South Indian. The ambience is beautiful and the outdoor seating provides an even better experience. 

    3. Virajpet Market: With plenty of shops open at night, Virajpet market is bustling with tourists at night. You can shop for aromatic oils, spices, coffee and honey or souvenirs to back home.

    4. The Lost Horizon Bar: With a rustic feel, The Lost Horizon Bar seems nothing less than a British Pub. Offering authentic local cuisine along with other cuisines, this place provides exotic drinks letting you have the best time.

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  7. What are the Coorg tourist places to visit with family?

    1. Madikeri Fort: One of the popular tourist attractions in Coorg, Madikeri Fort is a sight worth witnessing while traveling with family. Home to a temple, prison, church, museum and library, this fort is a blend of various cultures and traditions. 

    2. Abbey Falls: One of the most beautiful and fascinating sights to visit, Abbey Falls will provide you with a day replete with fun and adventure. Visit the falls with your family and take in the charming, tranquil views. 

    3. Raja’s Seat: Witness the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset from Raja’s Seat that offers you a panoramic view of the surroundings. Refresh yourselves and visit the place with your family for an enchanting experience. 

    4. Barapole River: Visit the Barapole River and indulge in the adventure water sports with your family. Take part in white water rafting and let the adrenaline rush take over you making it one of the best places to visit in Coorg.

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Newly Added Coorg Experience
08 January 2019
Keerthi sv Camping In Coorg
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.
Mallikarjun Devaramane Camping In Coorg
"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
Muthuvel Raman Camping In Coorg
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
Madhuri Prajapat Dubare Elephant Camp Coorg @
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.
10 February 2021
Located away from the noise and the crowded town of Virajpet- just 9 kms away. In middle of a plantation with quiet walks around. A place to chill. If you are looking for activities, you need to book outside of the place. Self sufficient within itself with a quaint cottages and deck rooms- clean bathrooms. Food was excellent made by Anand. As the caretaker -he was hospitality personified. chilled out place. Requires the approach road to be done up. And some touch ups getting done. Should have your own vehicle. But I recommend the place
04 February 2021
We had the best gateway!! It was very peaceful with mesmerising view. Add on was the stay and the staff was very kind and helpful. We also had camp fire which was cherry on the cake. Would recommend this stay to all and book through thrillophilia
28 January 2021
Rahul Sharma Exclusive Riverside Homestay Cottages in Coorg
It was wonderful experience we had here, this place was awesome, no disturbance from other people and there is no restrictions. Food is also superb and hospitality was also fantastic. We were five friends who wanted to party and we sat around bonfire and played songs and enjoyed a lot.
28 January 2021
It was wonderful experience we had here, we were five friends and wanted to have a peaceful and private place to talk and enjoy. and this place was awesome. Food is also superb and hospitality was also fantastic. The Site is in very peaceful area.
22 January 2021
Kamlesh Roy Camping In Gonikoppa
Very Good
We had spent a great time with friends and family. The Tour Guide Mr. Arun guided us well through the place.

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