COORG, THE SCOTLAND OF INDIA
Coorg, also known as Kodagu or Kodaimalenadu and as Scotland of India is a peaceful highland town located on the Western Ghats. It is one of the most picturesque hill towns in Karnataka.
It’s a sheer bliss for all senses, surrounded by jawdropping scenic beauty with hazy valleys, steep hills, lush plantations, and beautiful waterfalls, and it’s a sight that no traveler forgets.
It is surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges, lush foliage, and the serene waters of the Cauvery River, which flows through the hilly terrain. Madikeri provides a refreshing experience for tourists every year.
How to Reach Coorg?
1.By Air: Nearest Airports are Mangalore and Mysore ,where Mangalore is 150km and Mysore is 115 km from Madikeri.One can hire a Cab . Also many state buses are available from Mysore to Coorg where fare starts from 150 rs only.
Coorg is well connected with NHs from Mysore Mangalore. One can get Karnataka state bus from Mysore.
Nearest Railway station is Mysore which is just 115 km from Coorg and is well connected with metro cities of India.
One can hire a cab or take a Bus from Mysore.
PLACES TO VISIT IN COORG
1: Tadiandamol Peak
It stands at a height of over 5700 feet and is Coorg’s tallest summit. The hike up Tadiandamol Peak trek is one of the most well-known among trekkers. With the exception of the monsoon season, any time of year is the best time to visit.
While visiting, the best places to stay are the camps around the top. You can also pitch a tent and spend a day or two at the top of the mountain.
TP where in India? Madikeri Taluk, Kodagu District, Karnataka.
Timings: 6 AM – 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20/- per head
Temperature in TP: ranges from 15° C-20°C throughout the year
2: Iruppu Falls
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. It sits at a height of around 50 metres above sea level. Because of its link to the Ramayana, a mythological tale, pilgrims regard this location as sacred.
The idyllic natural setting and unusual animals in the neighbourhood of the waterfalls make it a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts and vacationers from all over the country. Trekking, the Lakshmana Tirtha River, and water rafting are all popular activities.
Entry fee: Rs 50/-
Iruppu falls resorts: Taj Madikeri Resort and Spa-
Places to visit nearby: Nagarhole National Park, Brahmagiri peak, Srimangala
3: Dubare Elephant camp
If you’re a fan of elephants, you won’t hesitate to pay this area a visit. What’s more startling is that visitors may also observe, interact with, and feed newborn elephants.
This camp is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about these lovely creatures and have a deeper understanding of them. This camp also offers elephants a scrub bath, and after seeing this, your approach to caring for your pets will drastically change.
Dubare Elephant Camp booking:
Rs 20: entry ticket
Rs 100: You can also bath the elephant
4: Abbey Falls:
These waterfalls are located near Madikeri and are a section of the Kaveri river, where the water gushes down from a cliff with great force on the ground. Travelers will undoubtedly enjoy the magnificent scenery surrounded by lush foliage.
A hanging bridge is located just across from the waterfall and provides a beautiful view of the cascade.
Fees: Rs 15 per person
Time : 9 PM – 5 PM
5: RAJA’S SEAT
A public terraced garden is located on top of a hill and is a popular observation area. It is reported that the Kodagu monarchs used to spend their evenings here.
The breathtaking sunset and water musical fountain that can be observed from Raja’s vantage point, on the other hand, is unforgettable. Another alternative is to go early in the morning, around 7 a.m., in case one misses the sunset.
This tourist attraction should not be overlooked when organising your Coorg vacation, as it attracts hundreds of nature lovers each year.
Best time: 5:30PM – 7:00 PM
Best time to visit: Sunrise or sunset.
Entry fee: 5 rupees.
6: Tala Cauvery :
Origin of Cavuery river,on Brahmagiri hills
It is extensively regarded as Kaveriamma, a very sacred river in Southern India. Its sacredness has been documented in Tamil literature. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the two states through which it flows.
A spectacular succession of temple towns renowned for philosophy, art, and music can be found in her lower course, where she sweeps over into Tamil Nadu from Karnataka.
Tibetian Monastery /Golden temple Coorg is one of the Buddhist teaching centers in India. It is located 25 km from Coorg.Best example of Tibetan Architecture.
Coffee is heart of Coorg,also known as Coffee Cup of India. Do not miss visiting coffee plantation on your trip to Coorg.
Things to Buy in Coorg:
1.Coffee,Coorg is also called coffee cup of India,
Duration to Stay:
2-3 days of planned itinerary is enough to visit Coorg. Many peoples from Bangalore and Hyderabad plan weekend trip.
Best time to visit Coorg:
Best time to visit here is Nov to April, weather is pleasant these days ,also monsoon is also good to explore Coorg.
Coorg, Karnataka’s Kashmir, is haven to some of the state’s most stunning and beautiful waterfalls, coffee and spice plantations, tranquil environs, and much more, visiting all of them will make your Coorg tour even more unforgettable and memorable.
Therefore, a tour to Coorg will surely fulfill all of your travel goals, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a refreshing vacation, or a soul-searching trip.
COORG, THE SCOTLAND OF INDIA
“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
~ John Steinbeck.
And, that is exactly what trip to Coorg does.
V: Nearby places to visit:
Mysore, Sakleshpur, Virajpet, Dubare Elephant Camp, Chikmagalur, Belur, Wayanad, Kudremukh, and many more.