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  • When it comes to places to visit in Coorg, there is simply just one word that comes out of everyone’s mouth, and that is W-O-W. The coffee heaven of India, also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg, or as it is administratively known as, Kodagu is a district in the state of Karnataka, India, with a popularity that reaches far and wide, even across borders.This naturally beautiful region in the Western Ghats has no shortage of attractions that leave many a people with their mouth wide open. 

    Coorg tourist places mostly are famous for being gifted with the nature’s bounty. As far the eyes can go, you will see lush green landscapes, coffee plantations and long lines of hills that sometime penetrate the clouds. In fact, there are some places in Coorg where you can trek to the top and find yourself standing amidst the clouds, sometimes even above, like the Kumara Parvatha. With the temperature being pleasant throughout the year here, Coorg point of interest for tourists are not only limited to being worthy of attention in the rainy and winter seasons. 

    People often flock here to get away from the scorching heat of their places, apart from finding an escape from the bustling city life in the comforts of places like Abbey falls and the Cauvery Nisargdhama. A feast for the eyes here is the Raja’s Seat, soothing its visitors with its sprawling gardens and flowerbeds. Taking the next step us is also equally easy, with Karnataka’s second highest peak, Tadiandamool peak, also being in Coorg, where you can trek for breathtaking experiences

    And keeping in mind this, Coorg sightseeing begins as soon as you set foot in this small town tucked away in the valleys and cliff sides of western ghats. Apart from coffee plantations and slopes lined with every possible shade of green, Coorg also has a rich wildlife diversity. Out of the many places to see in Coorg, what will excite you the most is witnessing animals like buffalos and elephants in their natural habitats, alongside many birds singing in the trees on many of the small hills here. 

    And if you are really lucky, you might even catch a slight glimpse of the lord of these forests, the Panther. Or you can also visit Nagarhole National Park, a tiger reserve. So if you have landed anywhere near Coorg (Like Bangalore), Coorg must be on your to-do list and here is every reason why.

    Some of the best Places to Visit in Coorg are:

    - Tadiandamol Peak

    - Kumara Parvatha 

    - Abbey Falls

    - Chelavara Falls

    - Brahmagiri Hill

    - Barapole River

    - Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe

    - Nishani Motte

    - Mallalli water Falls

    - Raja's Seat

    Pristine, tranquil and delightful, Coorg is the ideal destination to loosen up and revive or enjoy indulge in an amazing adventure. Make your vacation a memorable one as you check out these lists of amazing places in Coorg and get ready for the fun and adventure.

  • Popular Places to Visit in Coorg

  • 01Abbey Falls

    Abbey Falls
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    The Abbi or Abbey falls is one of the most scenic waterfalls in this part of the world. This cascade is located amongst lush coffee plantations. You have to travel 10 km from Madikere to get here. All around this place, there are enough sights to behold. 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 monsoon season is the best time to arrive at such places to visit in Coorg. The waterfalls run down to capacity. You need to be careful of leeches in this area. The falls are located in the high mountains of the Western Ghats. The waters join the Cauvery River. There is a Kali Mata Temple nearby. You can trek up to this temple and back.

    Black pepper trees dot the sides of the waterfalls. You can casually stroll in these regions to get a sense of how it feels to be amongst these trees. Over the falls, there is always the backdrop of misty clouds. During the monsoon season this spectacle is more prominent. The water volume is high. Several streams combine to form a swell of cascading water. The waters plunge down the slope at incredible speeds. The water makes a thunderous roar when it hits on the rocks.

    Huge boulders located at the base of the waterfalls receive these thunderous splashes. The water forces itself through crevices and comes gushing out.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 5.6 Km

  • 02Tadiandamol

    The Tadiandamol peak is the second highest in Karnataka. This place is an active location for trekkers. The surrounding regions offer plenty of scenic delights and is one of the best Coorg tourist places to visit. Located in the Western Ghats, the Tadiandamol peak is 35 km from Madikere. Climbing to the top of the peak is considered difficult but is possible and has been done many times before.

    There are many places to visit in and around this place. One such place amongst places to see in Coorg is the Nalaknad Palace. This place is often used as a camping location in Coorg. The palace is a two-storeyed structure. It is located high on a ridge and getting there requires quite a trek.

    The palace is also a place where a thriving bee population is maintained. The bee-keeping centre can be visited. A serpentine path leads you to the Tadiandamol peak from the palace. There is also the Padi Igguthappa temple here. You can visit this temple along the way. This temple is considered to be a very sacred place in Kodagu.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 40.5 Km

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  • 03Chelavara Falls

    Chelavara Falls

    The Chelavara Falls is known to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this region and consider as one of the finest Coorg tourist places. Also known as Embepare, the sight of the cascading water amidst the verdant coffee plantations is a sight to behold. The Chomakund hill is located a couple of kilometres from these falls. Atop this hill, you get an eagle’s eye view of the plains beneath. The hill is foggy at most times. You can even see the Arabian Sea from this hill.

    The regions adjoining the falls are good for trekking and hiking. You can camp at a good open space for about a day. There are people who camp here for days. The water formed by the falls is shallow at certain points. The bed of this water body is rocky. Some areas could be slippery. It is important to exercise discretion when entering into the water.

    The falls seem to be a figment of divine architectural imagination – rightfully placing it amongst the top Coorg sightseeing places. The very sight of the falls essays this fact. You may wonder what makes this cascade of water so beautiful. It is a combination of everything. The lush green foliage the envelopes this cascade.

    The black rocks on which the water slopes down. The sight is a combination of majestic ambience and inviting character. Together they give you the impression that the falls are receptive to your audience.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 39.7 Km

  • 04Kumara Parvatha

    Kumara Parvatha

    For the ones who are looking for some trekking expedition in Coorg than Kumar Parvatha Trek is the perfect option for you. This is another of best places to visit in Coorg. Kumara Parvatha trek is one of the hardest treks in the Western Ghats, South India situated in Pushpagiri hold timberland close Kukke Subramanya town. Additionally called Pushpagiri Kumara Parvatha is one of the energising trek areas in Karnataka.

    Prominent among the trekking fans as KP, the Kumara Parvatha Trek trail is well trodden yet similarly difficult, regularly takes an overnight remain in the mountains to finish. The trekking course is decently in an east-west introduction over the Western Ghats. At the end of the day, you'll be trekking over the Western Ghats, scaling the third most elevated crest in Karnakata.  The eastern end of the trek is a Beedehalli, a small town around 22km from Somwarpet town in Coorg.

    The western end is for all intents and purposes the auto road of Kukke Subrahmaniya Temple. Between these two focuses lies, a changing extends of territories with, similarly shifting trouble to trek. Around at the halfway point is the Kumara Parvatha crest, floating more than 5,600 feet above ocean level.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 81.7 Km

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  • 05Barapole River

    Barapole River
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    The Barapole River is the location for rafting activities in Coorg. The white water experience here is one of the finest in the country. The river is picturesque and a treasure trove of scenic delights. On either side of the river are forested areas. The Barapole River has rapids between 02 and 04. The length of the rapid is generally 5 to 6 km. Even though this is a short distance, it is a thrilling ride. The river is a natural water body to play a range of water sports.

    There are two sections of rapids – upper and lower sections. There are some rapids for first time rafters and some are suitable for seasoned white water rafters. Even before venturing into the waters, it is expected that you do not have any serious health problems.

    Sometimes the thrilling experience could overwhelm you. Those with weak hearts, high blood pressure, fear of water and such conditions are requested to consult a doctor before indulging in this adventure activity.

    You don’t need to be an expert swimmer. But basic swimming knowledge would be helpful although you have water jackets to help you stay afloat. On the Barapole River, river crossing is yet another exciting adventure activity. Although not as thrilling as white water rafting, it is an experience nevertheless. You can also try the zip line activity here if it is part of the adventure plan.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 70.8 Km

    Where to stay: Best resorts and places to stay in Coorg.

  • 06Dubare Elephant Camp

    Undertaken as a project by the forest department, Dubare Elephant Camp is a popular Coorg tourist place to visit. The highlight of this camp is that plenty of elephants are bred here. They are not only bred, but trained. Naturalists undertake the responsibility of managing these elephants. When you visit the elephant camp, a naturalist can explain to you the ways of an elephant. They generally have first-hand information on the lifestyle and psychology of these gigantic creatures.

    There are about 150 elephants at the camp. These elephants are used in the Dussehra Festival. Apart from the elephant camp, you can visit the deciduous forests to see wild animals. You can see Sambhars, deer, and other such fauna in their natural habitat. On venue are also Asiatic elephants. Unlike African elephants these are smaller creatures. There is a river that runs through this area. Wild animals frequent the banks of this river at various spots.

    Dubare is also a bird lover’s paradise. You can see exotic birds in this region. Even the sight of some common birds can delight you. There is an abundance of partridges, woodpeckers, and kingfishers in this area. Not to forget the magnificent peacocks strutting around in their colourful feathers. If you can visit the forest reserve during twilight, you can see a mass exodus of birds and that makes it a wonderful Coorg sightseeing location.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 28.8 Km

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  • 07Brahmagiri Hill

    Brahmagiri Hill
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    Trekking on the Brahmagiri Hill is trekking at an altitude of more than 1600 metres. This range is situated in the Western Ghats. Located at the border between the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, this place is 270 km from Bangalore. The best way to reach this trekking region is through Coorg. From Coorg, the Brahmagiri Hill trekking range is just 60 km.

    The trekking trails here are known to be one of the best in the country. They take you through amazing biodiversity. Some of these trails navigate through the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is the natural habitat to a large of numbers of elephants. The trekking trails pass through dense forests. Along the way you can see rivers. You can rest along their banks and take a dip in shallow waters. The Iruppu Falls are in this hill region.

    In the forest region there are evergreen and semi-evergreen trees. These trees attract exotic species of birds. You can also see a variety of animals and mammals in these lush green forests. A photographer’s muse spot, there is no dearth of photograph-worthy places here.

    In fact the entire region looks like a slice of paradise. Trekking through these serene and verdant forests rejuvenates your mind and body and instills fresh energy in you. It appeases your cravings for adventure.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 43.8 Km

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  • 08Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe

    Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe
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    The region of Bylakuppe has a large concentration of Buddhists. There are many impressive Buddhist monasteries that have been set up here. The practice of Buddhism is taught here at the numerous Buddhist monasteries. The Namdroling Monastery is located at Bylakuppe. As with other Coorg tourist places, this monastery is a well-known tourist destination as well. The monastery has an interesting architecture. It is quite different from the architecture of a majority of monasteries found in India.

    When you reach here, for a moment it could seem that you have visited Sikkim! There are so many Tibetan flags that fly high here. These multicoloured flags have a distinct identity. Many homes have monastery shrines too. In fact, these are small shrines. But nevertheless, it is an unusual sight.

    You can see Tibetans in and around this place. There are plenty of them here. Around this place there are many restaurants that serve Tibetan food. If you have never had Tibetan food before, this is a good opportunity for you to do so. There are miscellaneous shops that sell Tibetan items. Among the well-known restaurants here, Malaya is one.

    Just looking at the Namdroling Monastery is a unique experience. The extravagance of the architecture is enchanting. There seem to be very less people administering the monastery. So people are all over the place. It could become noisy.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 34.3 Km

  • 09Nishani Motte

    Nishani Motte
    Nishani Motte, the lesser known mountain peak of Talacauvery/Branhmagiri run living in Coorg, also called the Scotland of India, is an unadulterated treat to the eye. Get a chance to explore the beauty of the vast region while you head out for this trek.  This approx. 15 km direct trek begins from Bhagamandala forest range and after that treading through the paddy fields, to the coffee plantation, and into the Wildlife Reserve and then to the summit of the mountain top.

    The storm raises the trouble level, as the pathway gets loaded with bloodsuckers and makes it hard to climb. The pathway towards the end is extremely steep, practically vertical in this way, adding a tinge of adventure to make it up to the peak. What's more, there the view clears your feet off the ground. The sublime perspective of mountain scopes of Coorg and Kerala can be seen from here, with the waterway Cauvery streaming, culminating the view Nishani Motte trek is sure to inundate you with nature's euphoric interest.

    The relieving cool atmosphere of Madikeri, Coorg makes it all more majestic.  Coorg is additionally celebrated for Coffee creation, second biggest place for coffee production after Sakleshpur in Karnataka.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 39.3 Km
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  • 10Raja’s Seat

    Raja’s Seat
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    Nowhere will you see flowers in full bloom as much as you see them at Raja’s Seat. Over here, a sprawling seasonal garden exists. Artificial fountains sprinkle water on them. This place is like a refreshing round of greenery despite Coorg being a green place. Even then, you are not saturated with the greenness. Frequented by the Kodagu kings once as a place of leisure, Raja’s Seat is a great place to watch sunsets.

    There is a small structure constructed amidst the verdant greenery. Made of brick and mortar, the structure is pillared. These pillars are connected to each other by arches. The architecture is sublime. It is a fantastic spot for recreational activities in Coorg. Merely sitting on the park benches is a delightful experience. As you see the vast assortment of some of the most beautiful creations of nature, your mind is uplifted. It is like a mood lightener. These simple things give so much happiness.

    The garden resides on an elevated stretch of land. From here you can view the adjoining cliffs. To the West of Raja’s Seat are vast valleys. You have to come here early in the morning. At this time, the valley is covered with mist. It is like the valley has been dressed with a flowing white wedding gown. This beautiful sight has to be seen to be experienced.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 1.4 Km

  • 11Mallalli Falls

    Mallalli Falls
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    If you are looking for a fun-filled weekend this time than head out to one of the very famous places to visit in Coorg i.e Mallalli Falls. Once you have planned a tour to Coorg you must visit Mallalli Falls, which is arranged in the foothills of Pushpagiri, is known as a standout amongst the most delightful waterfalls in Coorg. The source of the fall lies at the point where Kumaradhara River takes a plunge more than 200 feet. Monsoon is the best time to visit the fall when water ascends high and streams with full speed.

    Mallali Falls attracts a lot of tourist from around the world to witness its amazing beauty. The surroundings of this place will cure you to deepest of your soul and revive you back. There is never-ending debate regarding the magnificence of Abbey Falls and Mallali Falls. Since they are occasional falls, the water practically vanishes immediately and inexplicably while tumbling from a stature of only 60 meters in two levels.

    The waterway streams down towards Mangalore going through Kukke Subrahmanya. The place is perfect for a bold adventure getaway as one can set out on a trek to the close-by Pushpagiri Peak, surely understood to trekkers in the Western Ghats district.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 59.4 Km

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  • 12Coffee Plantation Visit

    Coffee Plantation Visit
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    There are numerous coffee plantations in Coorg. This region has acquired worldwide fame for its coffee plantations. There are government owned and private coffee plantations here. When you visit a plantation, you can join hands with expert coffee pickers. They entertain you with never-heard-before information on the techniques of coffee picking. Most harvesting activities are manual in these coffee plantations and only rarely are machines used.

    You can get guided tours through these plantations if you are a first time visitor. Otherwise, you can venture into these verdant regions and breathe in the pure air. There are innumerable thriving estates. The vast expanses of coffee plants beckon you to explore them.

    The winding paths leading through them are enchanting. Coffee estate owners provide these tours. More than recreational, these visits are informative. You are informed and educated on the various methodologies and processes followed to grow coffee. You get information on the entire process – from the coffee picking to the refinement procedure.

    Companies such as Tata and Bombay Burmah have their coffee plantations here. Even they provide coffee estate tours. You can check with their PR office on these details. If you want to have a coffee plantation stay expereince in Coorg, then there are plenty of homestays in Coorg that provide such stays in adjoining regions.

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  • 13Pushpagiri


    Trekking has been one of the most favourite activities of the thrill seekers around the world. And this is also the best way to explore the amazing beauty of nature. Get a chance to witness the beauty of nature while you head out for this amazing trek in Coorg. At a separation of 70 km from Madikeri, and 33 km from Somvarpet, Pushpagiri is a mountain peak arranged in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Pushpagiri is a standout amongst other spots for trekking in Coorg and is visited by a lot of people who are looking for some fun filled adventure.

    Pushpagiri is the most elevated peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Arranged at a height of 5626 feet, Pushpagiri is the sixth most astounding peak in Karnataka and furthermore second most noteworthy peak in Coorg after Thadiyandamol. The Harangi River begins from the highest point of this hill. Enclosed by rich green forest, valleys, and hills the region is ideal for hiking and trekking.

    The Pushpagiri hill range is known for the scenic delights it provides trekkers. As the climate remains serene all round the year people from far and wide come to explore this place. Pushpagiri Trek is considered to be a difficult mountain to climb. The entire region is covered with dense forests. There is a little temple at the pinnacle devoted to Kumara Swamy. While you are heading out for this trek your duration of the treks is generally in the range of 3 to 4 hours. September and October are the best months to visit the Pushpagiri range.

    Most trekkers come here to scale the Kumara Parvatha peak. This peak has caught the fancy of the urban populace. Some consider scaling this peak as their personal milestone. Trekking in these regions satiates your appetite for experiencing something out of the ordinary.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 64.1 Km
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  • 14Talacauvery & Bhagamandala

    Talacauvery & Bhagamandala

    The temples of Talacauvery are located in Bhagamandala. These are important sites of culture and heritage. Located in the Brahmagiri Hill, Talacauvery is about 1200 metres above sea level. This place offers panoramic scenery. It is popular amongst tourists and locals alike. You can see many international tourists come for a holiday. In fact, many of them are repeat visitors. Such is the magnificence of the place. Don't forget to include this place in your sightseeing in Coorg bucket list.

    The temples of Talacauvery are the most frequented in the country amongst places to see in Coorg. They belong to a glorious era when this area was ruled by kingdoms. The holy river here is a pilgrimage spot for those who want to take a holy dip. It is said that the river here possesses magical powers. Taking a holy dip is said to assist you in ridding yourself of mental and physical afflictions.

    The triveni sangam is located at Bhagamandala. This is the place where the three rivers flowing through this region confluence. Although Talacauvery is located 8 km from Bhagamandala, they are always referred to together. If you visit Talacauvery, you ought to visit the other place and vice versa.

    Talacauvery simply means the tributary or the starting point of the Cauvery River. This river is accorded religious significance in India and the state of Karnataka. At the river located here, the locals pray to the Goddess Cauveramma, who has potent healing powers.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 35.7 Km

  • 15Iruppu Falls

    Iruppu Falls
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    A magnificent waterfall in Coorg, Iruppu Falls also has religious connotations amongst places to visit in Coorg. The cascade is located in the Brahmagiri hill range. As per the Hindus, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana passed by this region. They were in search for Lord Rama’s wife Sita. Lord Rama was thirsty and was looking for water. Lakshamana shot an arrow that struck the ground and oozed the river water. Hence, this river was discovered. It is this river that creates the Iruppu Falls by descending down a 60 metre slope.

    The otherwise silent forest is pleasantly noisy given the beautiful resonating sound that the gushing waters make. Amidst the lush and verdant forest, the majestic waterfalls seem the only busy place in this part of the world.

    You can hear the sonorous sounds of water hitting the ground kilometres away. Also known as Lakshmana Teertha, there is a temple named Rameshwara Temple close by. You have to visit this place during Shivaratri. Accompanying you will be hundreds of pilgrims from all parts of the country offering their prayers at the temple.

    Iruppu Falls are sacred. It is believed that taking a dip in the waters here cleanses ones sins. This belief is very prominent in many pilgrims who take a dip here every year. The fact that the legendary Lord Rama passed through this region is one of the reasons.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 74.8 Km

  • 16Nagarhole National Park

    Nagarhole National Park
    Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, this is a famous wildlife sanctuary located in Coorg. A Tiger Reserve, the Nagarhole National Park is also a place to see wild elephants. Apart from tigers and elephants, this national park is home to wild dogs, gaur and deer. The park is essentially a dense tropical forest. Through the jungle, there are streams that run through. The spots in and around these streams have wildlife activity. This place is famous Coorg point of interest where visitors around the world come to explore the wildlife.

    The best season to visit the park is during the summer. Wild animals are seen resting beside water bodies. Tigers are almost always seen near water bodies. Visiting Nagarhole National Park during the rainy season is a damp experience. The rain creates muddy roads. And animals are not seen out in the open.

    Inside the forest, there are jungle lodges. Living in the jungle is a thrilling experience. These accommodations are generally safe. They have all the security in place. The best time to see wildlife in their natural habitat would be dawn or dusk. Tigers can be seen during daytime but they are generally resting during this time.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 82.3 Km

    Where to Stay: Best places to stay in Nagarhole

  • 17Omkareshwara Temple

    Omkareshwara Temple
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    This temple was constructed in 1820. The architectural design is based on the Mumammadan method. Turrets flank the corners of the temple. The centre of the structure is dominated by a dome. Lingarajendra II built this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

    The Omkareshwara Temple is built incorporating Islamic and Gothic styles. As per legend there is an interesting story behind the building of this temple. A Brahmin was killed by the king. So this temple was built to console the spirit of this Brahmin.

    It is said that in order to banish the spirit, the king installed a linga in the temple. The linga was brought specially for this purpose from Kashi. A water body exists in front of the temple. There are plenty of fish in them. On first impressions, this temple could look like a Muslim dargah.

    To know more about the history of the temple, read the copper plate installed at the front of the temple. On this copper plate is inscribed a chronological history of the temple.

    The Shivalinga is worshipped fervently in the temple. Given that this religious idol has its origins in Kashi makes it all the more holy. Kashi is considered to be a holy place. In between the bars of the temple windows the alphabet ‘lim’ is positioned. This is an interesting piece of design that exists here.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 0.52 Km

  • 18Burude Falls

    Burude Falls
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    Burude in Kannada or Karnataka local language means skull. Burude Falls is a waterfall that is located approximately twenty kilometers from Siddapur and about 55 kilometers from Sirsi on the road adjoining Siddapur and Kumta. One certainly needs to trek here through the tiny creeks so as to reach the Burude falls in the summer. During the monsoon or winter season, it is almost next to impossible to access the fall and valley. In summer Burude falls is considered as one of the best places to see in Coorg.

    There are hundreds and hundreds of people who visit the Burude Fall to witness the enthralling view of the waterfalls. Also, the mist around the place adds to the scenery, making the place enormously beautiful. The waterfall on the other side requires some serious effort as the tourist is required to climb through. The tourist can catch captivating scenes of the place if they visit the place during the winter time or decide on exploring the place during the early summertime. Tourist can reach Burude Falls by road, rail or air. 

    The locals in Burude Fall speak three major languages, namely Tulu, Kodava Takk and Kannada. Therefore, Burude Fall is a must visit place for the tourist who is visiting Coorg so as to explore the wonders of cardamom cultivation, spectacular scenes, and the fall.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 370 Km

  • 19Madikeri Fort

    Madikeri Fort

    Built in the 17th century, the Madikeri Fort was restructured by Tipu Sultan. During the second re-construction the fort was augmented with granite. So from a mud fort it became a granite fort. The fort is situated atop a hill.

    When Muddu Raja built the fort initially, the king also built a palace inside the fort. Also called Jaffarabad, the fort has changed hands. It was administered by many prominent kings and administrators throughout its illustrious history.

    Although the fort is not, the palace inside it is built using European architecture. The palace is said to house clandestine underground routes, and is one of the intriguing places to visit in Coorg. Visiting this palace is like visiting a European palace. Horse statues flank the entrance to the palace. Some parts of the fort were reserved for prisons. You can visit these forbidden places that once housed trespassers, traitors and enemies.

    There is a small museum here. The British built a chapel here in 1834. The museum is located in this chapel. The museum displays weaponry used during the era of Tipu Sultan. On display are various artifacts that could give you an insight into what elapsed during the time of Muddu Raja and Tipu Sultan.

    A public library on location houses interesting historical books. There are also government offices in the venue. Visiting the Madikeri Fort is an eye-opener. It portrays the rich cultural heritage of the Kodagu region.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 0.8 Km

    Where to stay in Coorg: Best Homestays in Coorg

  • 20Cauvery Nisargadhama

    Cauvery Nisargadhama
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    This is an island formed by the Cauvery River. Cauvery Nisargadhama is a popular picnic spot amongst locals and international visitors looking for places to visit in Coorg. Located near Kushalnagar, this place is an island that spans an area of 64 km. The foliage on this island is varied. Bamboo groves are packed densely in certain pockets of the island.

    There is a large population of sandalwood and teak trees on the island. You reach the island traversing a hanging rope bridge. Not just flora, there is fauna on the island as well. On location you can see plenty of deer. As they gallop in leaps and bounds, you are amazed at their agility. Rabbits are found here as well. These creatures add so much grace to the surroundings.

    Adding colour to the naturalistic ambience are the peacocks. These birds are found in abundance here. You are amazed at how nature has dressed these birds in bright hues. Not just for the adults, Cauvery Nisargadhama is for kids as well. There is a children’s playground and orchidarium on location. Boating is conducted here. Elephant rides are a popular activity here as well.

    The Cauvery River envelopes the island. There are a few shallow points where you are allowed to get into the waters. Overall, the experience here is scintillating. You have a hearty experience of naturalistic delights. Your appetite for adventure and leisure is fulfilled.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 27.3 Km

  • 21Honnamana Kere Lake

    Honnamana Kere Lake

    A sacred tourist place situated in Dodda Malthe close to Sulima The hamlet at a distance of six kilometers from the town of Sowcarpet, Honnamana Kere Lake is amongst the best Coorg tourist places. Surmounted by the wonderful landscape that includes the cliffs and coffee estates, Honnamana Kere is a place worth visiting by the tourist. Every year during the Gowri festival, a special kind of puja is offered to Honnamana, the Goddess. 

    At this event, thousands and thousands of devotees visit the sacred house to pay respect to Goddess Honnamana. The devotees leave behind Bagina, a sacred belonging of Honnamana in the lake of Honnamana Kere. Dating centuries back, the ancient history of Honnamana is subject to a gripping tale. The temple is constructed in the remembrance of Honnamana who immolated her life for people’s welfare.  Honnamana Kere temple is exceedingly captivating that is surrounded by cliffs, coffee plantations, mountains on all side. 

    Here in Honnamana Kere coffee plantation is a common thing. The tourist also gets the chance to witness wild cats, elephants, and many other animals. The climate at Honnamana Kere is moderate as the temperature witnessed around the year is in between 16 to 27 Degree Celsius. 

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 45.7 Km

  • 22Chettalli

    Chettalli considered to be one of the captivating places to visit in Coorg in one day which is situated in between the road of Madikeri and Siddapur. Chettalli, a small, gripping, enthralling hamlet fostered with lush and greenery around, attracts devotees and tourists to the temple of Cherala Bhagavathy that is located in Chettalli. A small, adorable, captivating village in Karnataka, Chettalli with its fresh and radiant greenery bestows the place with tranquillity and happiness aspiring and inspiring the tourist from within.

    The invincible pinnacles, coffee plantation and many such enthralling scenes hunt the tourist down endeavouring them with the thought of visiting the place again. There are many things that tourist can do on their visit to Chettalli. Bike riding is one of the many things that the tourist visiting Chettalli can try because the climate here is pleasant and the hills are majestically beautiful. The other thing that the tourist can do on their visit to Chettalli is that they can visit the wildlife sanctuary named Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

    On the visit to this sanctuary, the tourist can spot many kinds of species of birds and animals swinging and swaying themselves in this tranquil place fostering peace, beauty, and greenery around. Therefore, Chettalli is one of the places which the tourist must explore on visiting Coorg. 

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 16.6 Km
  • 23Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

    Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

    This wildlife sanctuary is located in the Northern part of Coorg district. Situated near Mandalpatty, the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Western Ghats. Over here there is an abundance of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, making it one of the pristine places to visit in Coorg.

    The sanctuary reaches a maximum elevation of 1700 metres above sea level. The highest peak here is the Pushpagiri Peak. In this region lies another favourite trekking spot and peak. Called the Kumaraparvatha, hundreds of trekkers negotiate the difficulties of this mountain and make their way to the top.

    You don’t need to be intimidated by wild animals. They are used to human beings trekking through their natural habitat. You have to ensure that you stay in a group. Apart from elephants, there are plenty of leopards, wild cats, pigs, spotted deer, barking deer, sambhar, and jackals here. You might see them on the way. It is an exciting experience walking in the heart of the jungle. At no point of time will you feel like an uninvited visitor in a jungle.

    The best time to visit the wildlife sanctuary would be between November and March. You cannot camp in the sanctuary as it is dangerous. You can only visit this place during broad daylight. There is no provision to enter the sanctuary alone. There are jungle lodges within the sanctuary. You can at best have a one-day trek here.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 64.1 Km

  • 24Gaddige

    The tomb of the Raja of Gaddige is a historical structure. Built in the Indo-Sarcenic style, this site is a popular attraction with history buffs looking for places to visit with historical connotations. The tomb houses the mortal remains of prominent royal members.

    On location there are tombs of well-known and acclaimed historical personalities. Some of them are the tombs of Lingarajendra, priest Rudrappa, and Tipu Sultan’s warrior Biddanda Bopu. These tombs are protected and administered by the Karnataka Ancient and Historical Monuments.

    The tombs of administrators were called Sirkarekars by the ruling kings during that time. These tombs were distinguished from the others given that on them were engravings of basavas or bulls. The tombs have domes at their centre.

    This is reminiscent of the Mohammedan style of architecture. The area around this structure is vast and verdant. There are open fields everywhere. On some open fields outdoor sporting activities are conducted. Cattle grazing is prominent in these regions. People also come here to learn driving.

    Gaddige is known as the place where the tombs of Virarajendra and Lingarajendra exist. The two people were kings in the erstwhile Wodeyar dynasty. They ruled Madikeri and the adjoining regions for many years. An interesting observation is that though these kings were Hindus, their tombs are built in the Mohammedan style. You can stroll around this place to get a sense of the glory that existed in this region in those times.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 1.5 Km

  • 25Harangi Dam

    Harangi Dam
    Another attraction which is a must visit for you in Coorg is Harangi Dam. Harangi Dam is situated close to the little town of Hudgur in Koduku. It is found 32 km from Coorg and is a fascination for the travelers who love to explore the scenic beauty. The dam is built over the stream Harangi, which is a tributary of River Kaveri which courses through the significant parts of Karnataka. It is the principal dam over River Kaveri to deliver hydropower and for water supply.

    The development of Harangi Dam began in 1970's and was opened for operation in the year 1982. Standing tall at a height of 53 m the limit of the dam extends for 845 m. It is a substantial dam; the supply of the dam is spread over the range of 420
    sq km. It is a hydroelectric and water system extend, which was worked to deliver hydropower and it is additionally utilized for water system purposes in the adjacent ranges. One can also find a small garden near the dam and a stone statue of Goddess Cauvery.

    The best part comes during the monsoon season when the gates are opened and the water is released. You will see a lot of people gathering here to witness the amazing sight of the dam.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 32.6 Km

  • Outdoor and Fun Experiences in Coorg

  • 26Sunset Jeep Drive at Mandalpatti

    Sunset Jeep Drive at Mandalpatti
    • h1 Hour
    • lNorth Coorg
    • NNNNN425 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 3593520

    About the Activity:

    • Mandalpatti, crowned at a height of 1600m, is situated at around 18 km from Madikeri, Coorg. Gradually evolving as one of the best tourist spots in Coorg, this fascinating trail is located en route to Abbey Falls. A serene and a wonderful place, jeep drive to view sunset or sunrise at Mandalpatti provides you obstacle free panoramic views!
    • The surrounding thickets are home to some of the most beautiful and rare birds and animals. Delight in the hilly natural beauty of this heaven on earth. An amazing trail to a perfectly fascinating place, everything here strives for a pleasant experience.
    • Away from the bustling city life, this 5 hours’ jeep drive to view sunrise or sunset at Mandalpatti is one experience that promises you spectacular views with abundant natural beauty without any worries! An otherwise unknown trail, this drive will introduce you to the enchanting facets of Coorg and its tryst with the bountiful nature!
    • Select any time slot at 07:00 AM or 03:00 PM and prep up your wits for this enthralling jeep drive to view sunset at Mandalpatti. Situated on the way to Abbey Falls, you might have to endure a bumpy road ride, but when it comes to a true adventurists, these things are just some added perks.
    • Get ready for an amazing amphitheatre view of the sunset or sunrise from the top! Enthrall in the fascinating hilly beauty, mesmerize with the stunning forests surrounding your throughout your trek. While here, prep up for a complete rural experience as there is no settlement within 2 0km radius from the peak. Enthrall in an adventure experience that you have always dreamed of, make some good memories with other group members. The calmness of this entire land will surely help you forget all the buzzing of the city life!
  • 27Off Road Jeep Drive To Nishani Hills

    Off Road Jeep Drive To Nishani Hills
    • h2 Hours
    • lMadikeri
    • NNNNN372 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 3593520

    About the activity:

    • An exciting and adrenaline inducing drive to Nishani could propel your thrill for a power packed adventure to the extreme.
    • Explore the different terrains on this intimidating peak in the comfort of an off road jeep vehicle! During the 2 hour long heart pumping drive, you will be steered along lush, forested greenery with the help and expertise of a professional designated, licensed driver.
    • A drive along the steep plains of the mountains is just what you need for an amazing and quick getaway from the busy city life.
    • During the drive, you can take in the thick, deciduous sights of the forests atop the hills and enjoy the 10 km drive up the steep, rugged slopes for added fun! In between, you could stop to click amazing pictures of the scenic landscape around you, and witness the tranquil skies touch the tips of the magnificent Western Ghats. 
    • This 2 hour guided tour can be selected for any time slot between 09:00 AM and 03:00 PM.

  • 28Trekking And Camping In Madikeri, Coorg

    Trekking And Camping In Madikeri, Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lMadikeri
    • NNNNN790 ratings
    • Sai Muthanna
      Sai Muthanna

    About the Destination:

    • Whether you are adventure lover, traveller or nature lovers, Kodagu or Coorg will lay a claim to your hearts as soon as you get here. Nestled peacefully on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, the terrains of Coorg are hilly and green. The wooded slopes, the scenic vantage points and a rich and colourful local life captivates the imagination of every tourist who comes here. A heaven of sorts for coffee lovers, the drink is locally grown and if stories are to be believed is best tasted in the hills of this dreamy town.
    • The northern region of Coorg is bedecked with hills and valleys such as the Nishani Betta, a hill in the Talacauvery ranges. Camping in Coorg is truly an experience that can only be felt and not described.

    About the Activity with Details:

    Nourish that adrenaline junky in you and Stay in campsites and North Coorg to get a taste of adventure in the bounty of best that nature has to offer! Breathe the fresh air and marvel at the picturesque Nishani Hills that accompany you all the way to the Coorg camping site. Challenge yourself to various sports such as zip lining, rappelling, trekking and unwind around a campfire to take back an experience that will revitalize you from the inside!

  • 29Camping in Coorg

    Camping in Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN1480 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Verified Local Operator

    About the activity: 

    • Witness whirling trails, picturesque tea and coffee plantations, numerous trekking routes and the hilly environs of the Scotland of India; Coorg and enjoy a fun and exciting two day tented camping experience here.
    • Embark on a guided waterfall tour and discover the fascinating cascades situated in one of the private estates in Bettigeri.
    • Enjoy camping at night and relax by the bonfire and enjoy delicious barbequed snacks.
    • Explore the wilderness of Coorg and take a nature walk around the landscape of the beautiful southern hill station before you leave camp towards home.
    • You can explore the attractions nearby namely, the Rajas Seat, Omkareshwara Temple, Abbi Falls, Talacauvery and Bhagamandala. 

  • 30Camping in Gonikoppa in Coorg

    Camping in Gonikoppa in Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lSouth Coorg
    • NNNNN559 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 3593520

    Coorg is one of the best places to see the result of the coming together of beauty and wilderness. Lined with coffee plantations, occupied by forests and surrounded by hills, Coorg definitely is one of the finest choices when it comes to adventure and camping in nature in the outdoors, as you will sure find out in this campsite.

    Factual information:

    This Campsite is in the middle of coffee plantations and to reach the stay, one has to cover a 2 KM off road drive. There is a narrow road surrounded by clusters of long Silver Oak Trees and dense jungle all around taking you towards the campsite. The camp is spread in an area of about 10 acres and is built with natural materials gathered from the surroundings. The main attraction of the campsite is that it is located at the foothills of Brahmagiri hills. The main attraction of the campsite is that the camps are river facing natural streams where people can enjoy slush games. There are 6 common washrooms on the property are fully hygienic and equipped with all the necessary requirements, and to make it more special, 3 of them are dedicated specially for the females. You can explore the attractions nearby namely Iruppu falls and Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary.

    The maximum capacity of the campsite is 50 pax and Minimum no. of people required to book is 4.


    Tented accommodation on double and triple sharing basis.


    Enjoy the fresh aroma of unplucked leaves of coffee as you enjoy a walk in the midst of a coffee plantation nearby. And if the walk in nature entices you, then the stream walk near the homestay is another thing you must give a try too. The homestay also maintains a number of slush and outdoor games to enjoy and keep the guests always in the mood of enjoyment during their stay here. The evenings, however, turn out to be the most fun as all the guests enjoy together around a campfire and under the stars.

    How to reach the stay?

    Home stay is in the interior regions of South Coorg amidst nature. Public Transportation is not easily available. The distance from the nearest City (Gonikoppa) is 22 KMS. Guests should come in their own vehicles or hired vehicles to the place. Once you book, detail directions guide will be shared to reach the place.

  • 31Adventure Activities In Coorg

    Adventure Activities In Coorg
    • h4 Hours
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN97 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 3657415

    About the Destination:

    Coorg or Kodagu, as it is locally known is one the best hill stations in the western region of Karnataka. Blessed with amazing natural scenery and wonders, adventure activities in Coorg are a boon to enjoy!  It is indeed a perfect destination for all those who want to just let go in the beautiful envelop of greens.

    However, even apart from the stunning landscapes, Coorg is famous for the legendary hospitality and friendliness of the Kodava people, who are the original natives of this land. Decorated with unending hills, mountains, lakes and streams, it is indeed a destination whose heavenly abodes have to be seen to be believed!

    About the Activity:

    Feel like a child once again as you treat yourself to the excitement of adventure activities in Coorg! Set in the Western Ghats, the thickly wooded slopes and rising hills and dales offer much scope for adventure in Coorg.

    Nestled amongst the plush environs, the campsite is surely a blessing to get away for a spurt of adrenaline. Arrive at the campsite where you can thrill yourself with an adventurous Zip Line roping, where you will be tied to a harness to zoom from the scenic mountain fronts over river valleys and thick forests.

    Let the exciting adventures thrill you to a level of unparalleled exhilaration, which is hard to achieve from anything else. Zip line, hipezipe, loop walk, Burma bucket, river crossing, Swimming in the river are all the activities that are included in the 

    Challenge yourself with an adventurous day in Coorg and carry back memories of your time being fruitfully and happily spent!

    NOTE: The above activities can be availed at any time as per the convenience of the participants

  • 32Trek to Kopatty, Coorg

    Trek to Kopatty, Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN28 ratings
    • Habeeb Ul Haq
      Habeeb Ul Haq
    About the Activity:
    • Be a part of the exciting tour to Kopatty Hills, one of the beautiful hills in Coorg and a lesser explored site in Karnataka. 
    • The two day trip starts from Bangalore on Friday evening. The location is 295 kms away from the city.
    • A magnificent trail that leads up to the hill goes through jeep trails, dense forests, small streams, green meadows and fresh grasslands. For trekking enthusiasts, Koppady would definitely be a blind choice. 
    • The hills are tucked amidst unbeatable serenity prevailing in Talacaveri range, 3 kms away from Cherambane.
    • In the beginning of the trail, one can relish the beauty of a tarred road flanked by paddy fields on both sides. After 2 kms long tarred road comes the real challenge. The trail goes through muddy jeep track for 20 minutes until the first stream appears.
    • Take left at the Y-intersection and after ten minutes you reach two abandoned houses that take you into the forest. Walk through the forest for 2 kms and reach an open region again.
    • Now you are on the top of a flat table range of Mandalpatti that overlooks Erullivana, a scintillating valley. Kopatty Hills are visible from here.
    • Continue for next ten minutes to climb the ascent up to reach the peak from where the panoramic view of the Western Ghats is quite alluring.

    • The altitude is 4300 ft (1375 mt) above sea level. 
    • Grade – Moderate
    • Trek Distance – 14 KM in total
  • 33Thadiyandamol Peak Trek, Coorg

    Thadiyandamol Peak Trek, Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN310 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 1981963

    About the Activity:

    Located at an altitude of 5,472 ft, Thadiyandamol is the highest peak in Coorg and the second highest in Karnataka. This guided trek that covers 15 kms within 7 hours over two days consists of easy accessible terrains and is ideal for both amateur and expert trekkers.

    Starting at 10 pm from Bangalore and completing an overnight journey, arrive in Coorg and check-in into the basecamp near Nalaknandu Palace. After freshening up, have breakfast and attend a briefing session by the trek facilitators. Post lunch, start trekking towards the Thadiyandamol peak at around 1:00 PM. 

    Following the arrival, enjoy the panoramic views and behold the mesmeric beauty of the vicinity from the peak. Hereafter, follow the trekking guide and make it to the overnight stay point around the peak. Pitch tents in the vicinity and laze around a lovely bonfire till dinner served at the tent; the day ends with the completion of your meal.

    Next morning,around 7 am, trek back to the basecamp and have breakfast at the camp. Post breakfast, visit the nearby Chelavara Falls and after this visit, start your return journey to Bangalore.

  • 34Foothill Camping in Kushalnagar, Coorg

    Foothill Camping in Kushalnagar, Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN23 ratings
    • Ashith Achappa
      Ashith Achappa
    About the Activity:
    • If your are seeking for a change in your routines, here, is a one day camping amidst the coffee plantations of Kushalnagar in Coorg.
    • The bountiful estate tucked away by lush green coffee plants is located 34 kms away from Madikeri town, which can be easily found out.
    • Don't think it is just a camping with the view of million stars, but you can get a bundle of adventurous activities as well at an additional cost.
    • Cycling, trekking, rope activities and much more fun elements will deliver a nice time to you in the wilderness; sightseeing as well can also be done on prior request since the major landmarks of Coorg are existing in close proximity.
    • The package includes food and accommodation in tents.
  • 35Rapelling At Nishani In Coorg

    Rapelling At Nishani In Coorg
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN48 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 3593520

    About the Activity:

    Get ready for a fun filled waterfall rappelling at Nishani, Coorg with friends and family! Mesmerize in the tea and coffee estates of this beautiful paradise lying in the southern end of Karanataka.

    Give your adrenaline the required boost as you indulge in an exciting adventure session. Rappelling involves downward climbing through a cliff while focusing on your step as well as the rope through which you are tied down. Test your limits as you carefully descend through beautiful Nishani ranges while rappelling at a quick pace with your adventure buddies around! 

    Watch your step as you carefully descend from the waterfall while clinging to the rope. Enthral in this stunning mountaineering adventure that will keep your heart longing for more and more. Rivet in the mesmerizing landscapes of Coorg while participating in this thrilling rappelling at Nishani, Coorg with friends and family.

  • 36Coorg Camping Experience

    Coorg Camping Experience
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lVirajpet
    • NNNNN447 ratings
    • Kote Kaad Dreams
      Kote Kaad Dreams

    About the Activity:

    • Spread across two days, this camping experience in Coorg is set amid heavenly beauty, and provides ample opportunities to explore the exciting outdoors.
    • On offer are several indoor and outdoor activities, where guests partake in trekking, rifle shooting, campfire, and many more frolicking experiences.
    • Savour the celebrated Coorgi cuisine, and while away in leisure amidst lush coffee and areca nut plantations!
    • Group together and participate in a game of Cricket, Badminton or even Volleyball to soak in the excitement further.
    • The bonfire in the night is bound to transform a regular weekend into a magical experience. 
    • Check-in at 11:00 AM and check-out at 11:00 AM, the following day.

  • 37Trek to Nishani Motte Hills in Coorg

    Trek to Nishani Motte Hills in Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN172 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 6006189
    About the Activity:
    • An ideal weekend getaway experience is here before your eyes. It is nothing else but the Nishani Motte trek for 2 days.
    • Start the trip from Bangalore, Nishani Motte / Betta lies in the range of Bhagamandala (Talacauvery) range, Coorg. It is about 335 Km from Bangalore and the trek distance from the base point Talacauvery is around 13 – 14 KM.
    • Commence conquering the trails covered by rich shola forests and lush meadows and later follow the ridge to the summit. From the top, you will be able to capture the spectacular beauty of the Brahmagiri range.
    • There would be an expert guide from Tala Cauveri Forest Department to help you know the wild life and routes better.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Bangalore and return.

  • 38Multi Adventure Package in Coorg

    Multi Adventure Package in Coorg
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lSouth Coorg
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 3593520
    About the Activity:
    • It is a call for all the adventure freaks out there. Partake in this new set of adventure activities specially built for monsoon. It houses trek to Tadiandamol peak, adrenaline rushing water rappelling, hill top stay overlooking the mountains and much more.
    • Check in at the base by 07:00 AM, get yourself ready for the trek to one of the highest peaks in the western ghats that is Thadiandamol. Marvel at the virtuous beauty of the mountains from the hilltop where you will have lunch.
    • Spend rest of the day relaxing on the top with a nourishing barbecuing and bonfire, afterwhich you will camp under the stars.
    • After having your breakfast the next morning, head to engage in an exhilarating waterfall rappelling at Chelavara falls which will be followed by a jeep drive to Kabbe hills.
    • Following it, head back to the base camp and have your lunch. This marks the end of your trip.
  • 39Night Mountain Drive In Coorg

    Night Mountain Drive In Coorg
    • h1 Hour
    • lMadikeri
    • NNNNN290 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 7125978

    About the Activity with Details:

    A night mountain drive in Coorg is all you need to feel like you are up in the heavens, with the stars and clouds above appearing larger than ever! You could hire a jeep or any vehicle of your choice and head to the hills for an enthralling night drive!

    Arrive at the decided spot; Kabbe, late in the evening, and board a jeep for this 1.5 hours of exhilarating journey. Drive through the craggy trails and witness the nocturnal beauty of Coorg along with a tranquil experience of star gazing. By the time you finish this exciting drive, you will surely find yourself falling for the charm and appeal, this picturesque hill station holds in its couch!

    A haven for nature lovers and coffee enthusiasts, Coorg has also earned the fame of being a hub for those who see unlimited thrill and adventure! With wide, sprawling acres of coffee plantations, this exotic hill station in the south west region of Karnataka is nestled between rolling hills, fascinating mountain peaks and evergreen plantations.

    This hill station is blessed with gigantic, grass covered peaks, laden with thick, luscious green fields all around it. For the mountain lover, they can explore every nook and cranny of the different hill ranges here; from Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri to the Thadiyandamol peaks.

  • 40Temple Tour Of Coorg

    Temple Tour Of Coorg
    • h6 Hours
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN48 ratings
    • supplier
      Code: 3593520

    About the Activity: 

    By availing Coorg temple tour, you not only open doors to a perfect spiritual trip but also give yourself an opportunity to admire and appreciate the ancient Indian architecture.

    Begin this amazing excursion by seeking blessings at the prominent Hindu pilgrimage centre in Coorg – Talacauvery, which is believed to be the birth place of Cauvery River.

    Pay a visit to the local deity residing in the Temple of Igguthappa. Locally believed as the Lord of rain and crops, spend some silent moments in his beautiful abode. Take a walk to the holy temple of Lord Shiva, Omkareshwar. Admire the awe-inspiring architecture of this temple that showcases both gothic and Islamic style of construction.

    De-stress your mind and body in this mystifying spiritual abode by this Coorg temple tour.

    Temples Visited: Talacauvery, Igguthappa, Omkareshwar and Golden Temple

Trekking in Coorg

Camping in Coorg

Homestays in Coorg

Jeep safari in Coorg



Tadiandamol Peak

This is the highest peak in Kadakke and this moderate trekking route can be taken by even amateur hikers as the path is a decent climb except after Rock Point, from where the trail becomes a little narrower. 

The view from the top can take your breath away, incredibly surreal especially if you encounter clouds, see them engulfing the apex portion of the hills. 

This small square like design built of mortar and bricks where The king used to come with her queen to sit and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises in the distant horizon of high and low-rise mountains engulfed by white creamy mist. 

Tadiandamol Peak counts as one of isolated places to visit in Coorg which is a pretty getaway in the lap of mountains and greenery.

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


Kumara Parvatha Hill

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 abundance of greenery. Watching 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 Mantape. 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.


Pushpagiri Hill

One needs to register their names at the check point before starting the trek, however, there is no entry fee, it is highly suggested to hire a guide at Bidahalli or Heggadamane villages for a smooth trekking experience. 

Pushpagiri is the second highest Peak in Coorg, first in the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary and sixth in the entire Karnataka state. It is one of the best Coorg tourist places to wander around. 

The trekking route gradually changes into difficult from moderate as you near the peak, the 7 KM route from the check post is usually covered in 3 to 4 hours one way.

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.


Dubare Elephant Camp

This river camp have 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


Kote Betta Hill

Kote Better Hill is one of the sightseeing places in Coorg which is also the third highest peak in Coorg. It is definitely a place for the sore eyes, a slice of heaven and a maze of greenery. 

Take a bumpy jeep ride crossing the twisty and muddy narrow lanes until you reach the foothills of Kote Betta. Start you climb to reach the peak, you will find temples and lakes such as Ardhanarishwara temple and a couple of lakes nearby the temple en route. 

Once reached the top you will find an extraordinary view of the valley that falls beneath, a distant view of the Harangi dam and the silhouettes in the sky followed by a beautiful sunset. A day at Kota Betta hill is always a day well spent.

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


Nishani Motte

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 kilometers 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 lone time.

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


Mallalli Falls

Mallali falls take abode at the base of the Pushpagiri hills at a distance of 26 KM from Somvarpet village. Originating from River Kumaradhara, the falls takes a dive from more than 1000 meters and gradually drains in Arabian Sea. 

It is always better to visit this waterfall during rainy season as it is a seasonal waterfall and is boasted along the Abbey falls.  

After a 10 KM drive from Somwarpet to Kalahali Road, the trekking routes for Mallali falls starts which is around 2 to 3 KM and there are wide steps for visitors to climb up to the falls. 

The best way to enjoy the drizzle and cool breeze at the fall is to trek through the gorgeous trails of the western ghats.

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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