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Best Places to Visit in Coorg in 2019

  • Places to visit in Coorg include attractions like Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Raja's Seat, Kumara Parvatha Trek, Dubare Elephant Camp, Chelavara Falls etc. With such great beauty lies in the hills of western ghats.

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    Also known as Scotland of India, there are spectacular
    places to visit 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.   

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    Tourist places 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:

  • 01 Abbey Falls

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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. To get a better view of these falls, you can walk over the hanging bridge.

    The falls is under a private supervision and is amid stretches of the long coffee plantation. The green backdrop and the white foamy fall combine together to attract hordes of tourists every year from all across the country. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Coorg.

    Height: Falls from a height of 70 feet

    Location: Abbey falls Madikeri, 571252, Hoskeri, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: October to February.

    Entry fee: INR 15 per head

    Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM on all seven days of the week.

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

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 10 KM

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  • 02 Iruppu Falls

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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.

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  • 03 Raja's Seat

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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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  • 04 Tadiandamol Peak

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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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  • 05 Barapole River

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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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  • 06 Dubare Elephant Camp

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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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  • 07 Brahmagiri Hill

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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



  • 08 Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe

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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.



  • 09 Nishani Motte

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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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    Height:
    4167 ft.

    Location:
    Nishanimotte, Bhagamandala Village, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit:
    Winter and Autumn

    Entry fee:
    No entry fee

    Timings:
    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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  • 10 Chelavara Falls

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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.

    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. 

    Height:
    150 feet

    Location:
    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.

    Timings:
    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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  • 11 Mallalli Falls

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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 comprising of 500 steep stone steps.

    Once you reach, you are rewarded with a magnificent sight of gushing milky white waters forming a mist against the lush green hills. Monsoon season is the best time to see the falls become even more gorgeous and voluminous. 

    Height:
    200 ft.

    Location:
    Somvarpet 573123, India

    Best Time to visit:
    October to February.

    Entry fee:
    Entry is free.

    Timings:
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on all the days of the week.

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

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
    Around 57 to 58 KM.

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  • 12 Coffee Plantation Visit

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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 must-do activities while in Coorg 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. 

    Location: 
    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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  • 13 Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.

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

    Location:
    Somwarpet, Kodagu, Coorg-571251

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

    Entry fee:
    INR 10 per head.

    Timings:
    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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  • 14 Kote Betta Hill

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    Kotebetta, also known as Fort Hill, is the third highest mountain peak and a popular tourist 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.

    Trekkers love to traverse through the beautiful and rugged trails enveloped in air thick with coffee fragrance from the nearby plantations. The summit offers beautiful views of the forested valleys and the surrounding landscape. It is located 15 kilometres from Madikeri. 

    Height:
    1748 Metres

    Location:
    Somvarpet, Coorg, Madikeri, India

    Best Time to visit:
    November to February.

    Entry fee:
    No entry fee

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

    Average time required to visit the place:
    A day.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
    Approximately 30 KM

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  • 15 Kumara Parvatha Hill

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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. 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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  • 16 Nagarhole National Park

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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 attraction in Coorg to see the interesting array of its inhabitants like Wild Boars, Sloth Bears, Antelopes, Barking Deer, Leopards, and birds. It also houses trees like sandalwood, golden shower, horse nettles, and silver oak.

    You can opt for one of the two safaris available- Zone A (forests) and Zone B (Kabini backwaters) on a 26-seater bus or a jeep. 

    Height:
    The altitude ranges from 680m to 1,454m.

    Location:
    Madikeri Road, Hunsur, Karnataka 571201

    Best Time to visit:
    From October to May, it is always better to avoid the monsoon season as the park is full of leech and surface becomes slippery and mushy during rains.

    Entry fee:
    INR 150 to 500

    Timings: Jeep safari
    : 5:30 AM to10:00 AM, and  from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
                    Bus safari: 6 AM to 9 AM, and from 3 PM to 5 PM
                    Coracle: 9 AM to 11 AM, and from 5 PM to 6 PM

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
    Approximately 90 KM.

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  • 17 Omkareshwara Temple

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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.

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

    Best Time to visit:
    November to March.

    Entry fee:
    There is no entry fee.

    Timings:
    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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  • 18 Burude Falls

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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

    Height:
    approximately 90 feet.

    Location:
    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:
    Free

    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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  • 19 Madikeri Fort

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    The fort is situated in the centre of Madikeri and is one of the famous places to visit in Coorg. The monument dates back to the 17th century when king Muddu Raja had constructed a mud structure as Madikeri Fort. 

    Since then, the fort has seen many changes and was captured by many rulers like Tipu Sultan, Dodda Virarajendra etc. In its proud walls, the fort hosts a temple, a prison, a museum and also an Anglican Church. 

    The fort is an architectural symbol of the bygone era where right at the entrance, there are two stone replicas of elephants standing huge at the corners, the grand clock tower, a tortoise sculpture, a small sone made a square mantapa etc are few of the prominent designs which draw visitors eyes.

    Height: 110 feet tall building.

    Location: Madikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201

    Best Time to visit: Any time of the day is a good time for visiting Madikeri Fort.

    Entry fee: No entry fee

    Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 pm on all days of the week except Monday.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 700 to 800 M.



  • 20 Nisargadhama

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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. 

    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.

    Location:
    Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka 571234, India

    Best Time to visit:
    From October to April.

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

    Timings:
    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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  • 21 Honnamana Kere Lake

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    Located in the Daddamalthe village, this is the largest lake in Coorg bestowed with stunning natural beauty and is a famous sightseeing 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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  • 22 Chettalli

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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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  • 23 Pushpagiri Hill

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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.

    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.


    Height:
    5626 feet

    Location:
    Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236

    Best Time to visit:
    November to March.

    Entry fee:
    No entry fee.

    Timings:
    6 AM to 6 PM

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
    Approximately 70 KM.

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  • 24 Gaddige

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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.




  • 25 Harangi Dam

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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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  • 26 Mandalpatti

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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. It is a great vantage point to see the skies take hues of golden-orange during sunset.

    Mandalpatti is reachable by two routes- Abbey Falls Route, which is shorter but rugged and the Makkandur route, which is longer but simple to trek. Mandalpatti Mountain is located 18 kilometres from Madikeri. 

    Height:
    4050 feet

    Location:
    Madikeri, India

    Best Time to visit:
    November to June. It is better to avoid monsoon as while climbing as to avoid slip-ups.

    Entry fee:
    Entry is free.

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

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
    Approximately 25 to 30 KM

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  • 27 Nalknad Palace

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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.

    Location:
    Tadiyandamol Hills, Kodagu District, Kakkabe, India

    Best Time to visit:
    Any time during the day.

    Entry fee:
    No entry fee

    Timings:
    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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  • 28 Kabbe Hills

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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.



  • 29 Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple

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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.



  • 30 Talacauvery & Bhagamandala

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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

    Timings: 
    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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