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Destination Theme
Yoga Retreats, Waterfalls, Hill Stations, Wildlife Sanctuaries,
Best Suited For
Families, Honeymoon Couples and Travellers.
Recommended Duration
Two to Five days.

Quick Info

Coorg also known as Kodagu is one of the favourite hill station destinations for tourists who visit India. The hill station of Coorg is famous for its coffee plantations and the indigenous residents. The Kodava people are known for their unique traditional folk songs, costumes and festivals. The pristine rivers and scenic waterfalls in and around Coorg attract travellers to the place. The nearest airport to Coorg is Mangalore Airport which is 160 kilometres away.

Rankings & Ratings

A pleasant hill station that gives you a taste of tradition and nature.

Editor's Rankings

#18 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala

Editor's Review

The cool and pleasant hill station of Coorg is famous for its rare and unique traditional values. Most of the tourist attractions are nature-related. It can be difficult to reach the place but once you're there, the beautiful environment and the adventure activities it has to offer will certainly reinvigorate you. 

PROS

  • Breathtaking views of waterfalls and plantations throughout the place.
  • The weather is always cool and pleasant.
  • The place has a rich tradition.
  • Trekking, boating, fishing and even rafting and hiking are possible.

CONS

  • Food may be too spicy for foreign tourists.
  • The airport and the railway staion are too far.
  • You might find leeches on the grass when the weather is wet.
  • Travelling on the winding roads may cause nausea.

Itinerary Tips

  • If you are coming from Bangalore or Mysore, you can visit Tibetan Monestry on the way.
  • Abbey falls is picturesque even during the summers.
  • You can take a tour through Nagarhole Sanctuary to see many beauitful animals and birds early in the morning or evening.
  • Trekking can be done in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Stunning views of coffee plantations, lush green forests and misty hills can be seen in Madikeri.
  • Children would like to visit the elephant camp called Dubare.
  • You can also visit Madikeri Fort, Mandalpatti and Talakaveri.
  • Tourists prefer to buy traditional jewellery in Coorg. Coorg honey is also famous.
  • Boating or Fishing is possible in Honnamana Kere Lake.
  • You could also raft in Barapole River.

Detailed Info

Coorg or Kodagu is a popular hill station located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The hill station is famous for rice, coffee, timber and spices. The ethnic people of Coorg have unique attire and festivals. The place was previously occupied by a warrior community called Kodavas. Later, the British took over the place and named it Coorg. The economy of Coorg is mostly dependent on agriculture and tourism.

There is a place in Coorg called Talakaveri from which the famous river Kaveri originates. Coorg is also home to many beautiful and pristine rivers. Abbey Falls and Iruppu Falls are some of the scenic waterfalls in Coorg. Among the other tourist attractions in Coorg are Bhagamandala, Nisargadhama, Dubare, Nagarahole National Park and the Tibetan Buddhist Golden Temple. Coorg also has three wildlife sanctuaries with a good variety of flora and fauna.

 

Altitude

The altitude of Coorg is 1100 metres(3600 ft) above sea level.

Weather

The weather in Coorg is quite moderate and pleasant throughout the year.

Best Time to Visit?

During the winter months from December to February.

How to Get There?

By Air

The nearest airport to Coorg is Mangalore International Airport which is at a distance of about 160 kilometres. The airport is well-connected to major cities across the country and abroad. From the airport, you can book a cab to reach Coorg.

By Train

The nearest railway stations to Coorg are in Mysore and Mangalore. You can take a taxi from there to reach Coorg.

By Bus

Tourist buses are available to Coorg from nearby cities like Mysore, Mangalore, Hossur, Chennai and Bangalore. 

Local Cuisines

 Spicy pork, chicken and meat prepared with pepper and curry leaves are famous in Coorg. Vegetable and Meat Stew are also loved by many travellers.