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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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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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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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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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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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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
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.
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 Nishani Motte Trek Tour from our platform at the best deals.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Explore the spectacular places to visit in Coorg.
1. Abbey Falls - Known for the most attractive waterfall in South India
2. Tadiandamol Peak - Known for the third highest peak in Karnataka.
3. Barapole River - Known for white water rafting on the different level of rapids
4. Iruppu Falls - Known for blissful natural surrounding and exotic wildlife
5. Dubare Elephant Camp - Known for interactions of the tourists with different Elephant species.
6. Raja's Seat - Known for a panoramic view of the surrounding.