The stunning Coorg officially known as Kodagu and is the pretty hill station and is located amidst imposing mountains in the state of Karnataka. Visit this hill station and add some fabulous places like- Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta and Somwarpet to explore in your Coorg tour.
What is Coorg famous for?
The pretty hill station is renowned for its coffee plantations, steep hills, countless streams, flora and fauna, green forests and tranquil views.
Places to visit
The Tadiandamol Peak is the highest mountain peak in beautiful Coorg at an elevation of 1748m. Travellers need to trek to this place. The place provides breathtaking views from the top.
The stunning Iruppu Falls or Lakshmana Tirtha Falls is a stunning water cascade situated in the Brahmagiri Mountain range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is indeed the most visited place in Coorg and truly spellbound one by its natural beauty.
Things to do
Planning a trip? Then the stunning Coorg will never disappoint you. Head towards this pretty destination to get indulge in some adventure. Enjoy camping here as this place offers numerous campsites. Enjoy angling and fishing at river Kaveri. Another thrilling activity is white river rafting during monsoon time at Barapole river that has grades that range from I to V. head towards the Virjapet town that beautifully flaunts its lush green environs and attracts the visitors towards it.
Jeep safari is another thrilling activity to indulge in Kabbe Hills that offers picturesque views of the landscape, Nishani Hills and Mallalli waterfalls. Plan a hike to Raja’s seat on your trip to Coorg and get a glimpse of the picturesque views. Enjoy sunset views here. Enjoy Quad Biking in the natural trails in Coorg. Water Rappelling is another loved adventure in Coorg. Indulge in this thrilling adventure at the Chelavara waterfalls. Enjoy Wildlife Safari at Nagarhole National Park surrounded by Brahamagiri mountains and the Kabini river flowing through it. Head towards Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy bird watching here. The Kadamakkal Forest Reserve is the part of this sanctuary. Take a Holy bath at Kaveri or Cauvery that flows through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Talacauvery is the starting point of this holy river. It is believed to be sacred. Pay a visit to the Golden Temple or Namdroling Monastery located at a distance of around 34kms from Coorg. It is the largest teaching centre of the school of Tibetan Buddhism called Nyingmapa. Head towards the Honnamana Kere Lake that is the biggest lake in Coorg. It has historical and spiritual significance. This pristine lake is surrounded by hills, coffee plantations, and man-made caves and is a must-visit place in Coorg. So plan a trip for a surreal experience as this destination offers one some other astounding places to explore.
Here is a list of some famous markets to shop from- Stop N Shop, Spice Palace, the Friday market, Madikeri market, Kuhalnagar market, and Tibetan Flea market.
Where to stay
Coorg is the aptest destination to escape for a rejuvenating vacation. One visiting can book hotels, resorts, and homestays on reaching the site of their visits. On other occasions, one can book online in advance which will make one escape from the anxiety of the travel tour.
How to reach
The nearest airport to Coorg is the Mangalore International airport that lies at a distance of around 165kms from Coorg.
The nearest railway station is at Mysore that is 95kms away from Coorg. After reaching one can hire a taxi to reach Coorg.
Coorg enjoys a good connection with the main cities of South India. One can avail KSRTC buses to Coorg from Mangalore, Bangalore, and Mysore.
Distance from Major cities
Distance from Delhi- 2418.4km
Distance from Mumbai- 1101km
Distance from Mysore- 117.8km
Distance from Bangalore- 242km
Best time to visit
The aptest time to visit Coorg is from October to June as the weather is quite salubrious and very apt for sightseeing.
March to May are the summer months with the temperature ranging between 20 to 35°C making the days hot and evening and night cooler.
July till October is witnessed with monsoon season with the temperature ranging between 28 to 35°C. though monsoon is humid, August to October provides a soothing climate to explore the places here as the temperature drops down during this time.
The months from December to February are considered to be the winter months and is the peak season for exploring Coorg. The temperature drops down to 10°C. Enjoy the adventure activities like- camping, wildlife safaris, bird-watching, and trekking here during this time.