A popular destination in Karnataka for a small trip, the peaceful Coorg, locally called as Kodagu or Madikeri is one among the several prime Coorg tourist places in Karnataka. Coorg is certainly a place which every traveler from across the state, country or even world likes the same. Satisfying a variety of likings, whether nature, wildlife or life experiences, it is a site one cannot miss if travelling to anywhere in Karnataka.
- Ideal Trip Duration : 3 Night 4 Days
- Nearest City Coorg: 118 KM’s from Mysore and 140 KM’s from Mangalore
- Best Time to Visit Coorg: October to May
- Peak Season: April to June
- Weather Info: Mostly chill or little warm during summer
- State: Karnataka
Major Attractions in Coorg
With the Kaveri river and abundant rainfall and coffee plantations covering the land area of Coorg, the city is a rich site for tourism. It is one of the key locations across the country when it comes to places to visit on honeymoon in India or even a family looking for peace along with leisure. With soothing weather, lush and foggy hills covered in coffee, Coorg becomes a memorable location for a lovely vacation.
Being the prime center of the place, Madikeri has been a sole site for all the transportation, fun activities and comparative luxuries. Waterfalls like the renowned Abbey and the sparkling Iruppu along with ancient temples and the popular historic site called the Raja’s Seat are key attractions here. The heart of the lush region has something for each kind of traveler alike.
For the Adventurer/Trek
The place has peaks like the high Brahmagiri and the renowned Thandiyandamole, along with the misty Pushpagiri which make it a paradise of Trek-lovers. The popular camps named as the Dubare Elephant offers exciting animal rides and the intense river-rafting the wild Barapole river.
For the Nature Lover
With the rich National Park of the calm and green Western Ghats named Nagarhole housing rare animals along with the 3 key wildlife sanctuaries of the country (namely the productive Brahmagiri, the renowned Pushpagiri, and the green Talakaveri (Talacauvery) Pushpagiri), Coorg becomes extremely rich in terms of its wildlife and vegetation. Tourists with an eye for memorable views may always enjoy a soothing sunset at the flower garden at the Raja’s Seat.
Apart from all this one can enjoy the local homestays at nearby spots falling in the small yet humble towns of Somawarpet and Kushalnagar. People welcome you with authentic homely feels providing you with the rare experience of life at the hills.
Major Facts about Coorg tourism
Mostly flooding with travellers between October and May, Coorg is famously known as the Country’s Scotland. The root of the name ‘Kodagu’ is claimed by many locals to be ‘Krodha’ (meaning anger) ‘Desa’ (land) as mentioned in the holy scriptures. The city premises is said to be inhabited by the local tribe of Kodava. A special attraction here is its peaceful stream coming from Talacauvery hills called the renowned ‘Cauvery (or Kaveri) River’. Another set of beliefs about its name suggests that it could have been taken by the local spelling of this famous sparkling river of the city. Kodagu becomes one of the few most loved places by monsoon lovers by the virtue of being one of the prime places with maximum rainfall across the nation.
History of Coorg
Presently combined with the Indian state of diverse Karnataka in 1956, Kodagu or Coorg was under the rule of British Colonizers before the eventual merging. The city’s establishment dates back to the ancient 9th century while Haleri Rajas has been a prominent owner of the city for a considerable period as well .