With an abundance of places to visit in Coorg, it is considered as one of the top hill stations in South India. Coorg, or Kodagu is all about endless coffee plantations, majestic and mystic hills wearing blankets of clouds and mist, several vast tea estates, pretty tributaries of Cauvery river and a plethora of wildlife.
Coorg is a blessed land and is a treat to the eyes of the visitors; it is another spice garden of India after Kerala where most of the land is utilized in farming- mostly Cardamom, pepper, rubber, coffee, tea and rice etc. It is a land of cascading beauty, several waterfalls such as Abbey falls, Irupu falls, Mallali falls, Chelavara falls make up a major part of Coorg tourist places.The wildlife reserves and national parks such as Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole national park, Brahma Giri wildlife sanctuary etc are blessed with varied flora and exotic fauna.
The ultimate Dubare Elephant camp project is ‘one of a kind' sightseeing places in Coorg which offers a unique way of indulging into eco-tourism by participating in feeding and bathing the elephants in the river.
From tiger leopard to giant wild elephants, from crocodile, rock python to giant flying squirrel and porcupine etc; there is a plethora of wildlife and Coorg is a getaway to venture into a land of wilderness.
The food is Coorg is exceptionally delectable Kadumbuttu such as the famous Bamboo Shoot Curry, Rice Dumplings, Chicken curry which is known as Koli Curry etc. Coorg is around 250 KM from Bengaluru and is a great weekend spot for the people leaving in Mysore, Bangalore, Mangalore as it is in proximity and easily accessed hideaway from these towns in Karnataka.
Coorg is fondly known as the “Kashmir of Karnataka” and “Scotland of India” and the amazing natural beauty justifies the title. Coorg is blessed with a pleasant weather throughout the year and it is dotted with majestic landscapes, stunning waterfalls, ancient temples, royal forts, exotic fauna and flora, refreshing streams and free-flowing river.
The major attractions in Coorg are Bylakuppe (Monasteries and settlement) Raja seat, Omkareshwar temple, Madikeri fort, Gadduge, Abbey falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Golden Temple, Nisaragadham, Talacauvery, Iruppu falls, Bhagamandala etc.
There are ample of adventure and fun actives that one can indulge in, such as trekking, river rafting, wildlife safaris, camping etc. Coorg has flourishing landscapes and refreshing air to unwind, relax and rejuvenate.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Coorg: