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  • With a wide array of mesmerizing waterfalls in Coorg, it is toured by a remarkable count of revelers from all over the map. Ranging from the sparkling waterfalls tucked amidst the greens to the ones lying close to the cliffs, here you can have all the variants.

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    Coorg righteously famed as the Scotland of India owns an exclusive range of cascading falls contrasting with trails of lush greens. They extend beguiling views, which are worth-witnessing if you are touring the region, be it refreshment or recreation, these waterfalls cater to all of it.

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    Coorg waterfalls encircle Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Chelavara Falls, Burude falls, and several others which are an excellent epitome of absolute serenity and tranquility. All of them are surrounded by the lush greens and fresh breeze, which is worth a whiff.

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    The environs are just ideal for rejuvenating each and every corner of the mind and soul. Escape the bustle of the city and unwind along the wondrous falls plunging from high above.

    Here are some of the best waterfalls in Coorg:

  • 01Abbey Falls

    Abbey Falls
    Explore the magical views at the alluring fall, where the sparkling water bullets fall down, enhancing the realm of nature. Overlooked by the mighty pepper vines, this picturesque site is one of the major attractions in the region.

    This slice of Western Ghats is a choice with no regrets and could be toured anytime.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 6.7 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: Is seated at an elevation of approximately 70 feet.

    Best time to visit: The beauty of the waterfalls multiplies in monsoons, though it can be visited anytime, but the months from July to October are favorable.
  • 02Iruppu Falls

    Iruppu Falls
    Of all the waterfalls in Coorg, Iruppu Falls is undeniably a scenic wonder which is a treat to the eyes. Seated elegantly along the border of Wayanad district, this segment of Brahmagiri range cascades down the rocky terrains.

    One can jump-off from one rock to another, to get close to the gushing water. The suburbs of the falls are truly magical and extend a surrounding which is absolutely soothing.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 80.6 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: The altitude of the fall is about 170 feet with two drops.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Iruppu falls is from September to December.
  • 03Mallalli Falls

    Mallalli Falls

    Dive in a state of elation with the magical view at Mallalli falls, which is unquestionably one of the most enticing waterfalls in Coorg. Oozing out from the Kumaradhara River, this place is just perfect to unlax and unwind away from the chaotic world, and let the freshness of the quarter bind you.

    If you are traversing the region with your partner, then missing out on this place is just out of question, as the environs are apt for strengthening the bonds.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 65.2 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: The elevation of the waterfall is about 200 feet.

    Best time to visit: Mark the calendar from June and September, if you are planning to witness this fall.

  • 04Chelavara Falls

    Chelavara Falls
    Next in the list of waterfalls in Coorg is Chelavara Falls. Formed by a stream of Kaveri, this waterfall displays a milky white appearance of water, descending down from atop.

    When we hear the word waterfall, all we look for is refreshing air and cool water, and this waterfall is an excellent combination of both of these.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 45 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: Seated at an elevation of 150 feet, this is a natural fall.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from June to August when the monsoons outbreak.
  • 05Burude Falls

    Burude Falls
    Let the natural wonders bewitch you! Burude falls in indeed one of such wonders and is also a remarkable site, in the array of Coorg waterfalls. This vigorous fall plunges down on the rugged terrains, and extend a paradisiacal view, which is worth witnessing.

    Being the most prominent site in Sirsi province, this waterfall adds up to the charm of the destination.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 28 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: The waterfall descends down from a height of approximately 90 feet.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from November to February.
  • 06Napandapole Falls

    Napandapole Falls

    When it comes to listing the waterfalls in Coorg, Napandapole Falls is an inescapable one. Keep up the spark of exploration alive, as this falls holds a number of unexploited corners. Lying in the foot of Kote Betta peak, it is enveloped by three subway falls and is a spectacular setting.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 58 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: Thi waterfall is seated at an altitude of almost 120 feet.

    Best time to visit: When the monsoons outbreak, the beauty of the falls increases which makes it the best time to visit the fall, that id from July to September.

  • 07Devarakolli Falls

    Devarakolli Falls

    Marking its place in one of the most striking Coorg waterfalls, Devarakolli falls showcases a splendor which will put you under a spell with its realm.

    This is something which you cannot afford to miss if you are tracing the region with your friends or family. The image of the waterfall is absolutely splendid and you can witness the tiny brooklets peeking from the greens.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 16 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: Though, the height is too low that is, 75 feet but still this waterfall showcases breathtakingly beautiful views.

    Best time to visit: With the onset of monsoons, the charm of the zone multiplies and months from July to September are well-suited.

  • 08Devaragundi waterfalls

    Devaragundi waterfalls

    When it comes to tracing the list of waterfalls in Coorg, Devaragundi waterfalls is an unmissable part, as it extends picture-perfect views and it just one-of-its-kind. With the literal meaning “God’s pool”, it is a creation of streams of Thodikana.

    Something which sets this apart is it can be reached by taking a small stroll through the jungles, where you can feel close to nature and experience the wilderness it owns.

    Distance from Coorg: It is located at a distance of almost 43.3 km from Coorg bus stand.

    Height: The elevation of the waterfall is about 70 feet.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit this waterfall is from August to December, right after the monsoons.

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Abbey Falls

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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Iruppu Falls

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.

Suggested Read: Coorg to Bangalore Travel Guide

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Raja's Seat

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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Tadiandamol Peak

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 River

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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Dubare Elephant Camp

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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Brahmagiri Hill

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

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Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe

Most of the people do not think of Southern India when monastery hits their brains, but this information is incredibly intriguing that the Tibetan-Buddhism influence had reached the southern part of India ages ago. 

Mandroling Monastery in Bylakuppe is also known as the Golden temple. Around 5000 nuns and monks live together in Harmony at Namdroling and It is the second largest Buddhism settlement in India. 

You can even spend some time in the bookstore and the cafe that is inside the Monastery premises. Namdroling is also called Golden temple because of the golden paintings etched on the monastery and the three golden statutes named Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus.

Photography is allowed inside the monastery and one can even light some incense sticks and sit for some time to soak in the piousness of the place.

Location: Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe, Mysore, Karnataka 571104

Best Time to visit: Any time of the year.

Entry fee: No entry fee.

Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM on all the days of the week.

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

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 35 KM.

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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 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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Chelavara Falls

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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Mallalli Falls

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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Coffee Plantation Visit

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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Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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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Kote Betta Hill

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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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 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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Nagarhole National Park

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.

Where to Stay:
 Best places to stay in Nagarhole

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