Coorg Tourism
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Coorg Tourism

Coorg Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1525 m
  • Pincode: 571201
  • District: Kodagu
  • Language: Kannada
  • STD code: 08272
  • Weather: Summer 19 to 34°C, Winter 14 to 29°C

History of Coorg

Nestled amongst the lush green hills of Western Ghats, Coorg in Karnataka is the major hub for coffee and spice production. Initially, Coorg (Kodagu) region was ruled by Kadambas. After their rule, Coorg was home to many other dynasties such as the Gangas, Cholas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara.

Much later, the region of Coorg fell under the colonial rule. In 1950, Coorg was declared as an independent state but later in 1956, Coorg was merged with Karnataka and was made a district.

People and Culture of Coorg

Because of its pleasant climate and enthralling landscape, Coorg is famous among travellers and is swarming with tourists from all over the country. Its large expanse of coffee and spice plantation calls people from the adjoining villages in search of employment. It has good cosmopolitan mix in terms of population and culture with Kodavas being the highest in residents. Kodava lingo, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam are the main languages spoken here. The main festivals include Arms-Keilpoldu and Cauvery Shankaramana.

Things to Do in Coorg

Referred to as ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is rich in greenery and alluring countryside. There are many places to visit in Coorg that interest tourists all year round. Abbi Falls is one of the major Coorg attractions. The waterfall is between coffee and spice estates and thus this offers a mesmerizing view. The water from the fall goes down to the Cauvery River.

From the list of Coorg places to visit, Raja’s Seat is another popular tourist point. This place was the favourite place of the King of Kodagu and one can catch a view of the surrounding backdrop and sunset and sunrise from this point. Mandalpatti is another famous sightseeing in Coorg. This viewpoint is 35 km from the main town and offers an enticing sight of the landscape. Dubare Elephant Camp and Omkareshwara Temple are two other Coorg tourist places. For those who are searching for other fun things to do in Coorg can opt for trekking, rock climbing and white water rafting.

Food and Shopping in Coorg

Besides Coorg sightseeing, tourists can indulge in munching on some local delicacies and shopping. One can try local cuisine like pandi curry, pork pepper curry, kolli saaru and Akki roti. There is a list of upscale and pocket friendly restaurants that serve a variety of other cuisines.

One must not depart from Coorg without buying coffee, spices and homemade chocolates. There are many shops in the main market of Coorg which sells these items.

Accommodation in Coorg

How to reach Coorg is an easy question to answer because one can choose to reach Coorg by bus, by taxi, by flight or by train. Though Coorg does not have an airport and a railway station, the closest city is Mysore and Bangalore which have railway stations and airports. Coorg is rich in terms of accommodation. From home stays to resorts to hotels, tourists can opt to stay in any one according to one’s budget and preference. There are many resorts in Coorg which are in the vicinity of major places to see in Coorg. Book a hotel or a resort well in advance and go for Coorg tour with your family or friends.


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Azzu Khan

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  • Azzu Khan
  • Lives in Mysore
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  • 4 Reviews
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"Mandalpatti" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Today
Coorg is my all time fauvrite. Coorg weather is awesome. So many places there. Lodges, home stays are available. From our budget. From low to high. There is destination that name mandalapatti. It is beautiful. Mandalpatti is away from Madikeri 21km away. Roads are not good for own vehicle. It is suitable for 4 ×4 jeep. Jeepalsofoe rent towards mandalpatty. No hotels are available there. Take water, snacks with you.
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Pratik Mohapatra

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  • Lives in Pune
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"Lovely hill station, coffee plantations, good people" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This is the land of coffee, a superb hill station and has a few historic temples, scenic waterfalls, a thriving monastery and adventure activities in Cauvery river so there's something for everyone.
There is lush greenery all around. See the Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Cauvery River, play with the elephants, visit the Namedropping Monastery, Raja's Seat, Raja's Tomb, Omkareshwar Temple, Talakaveri temple and go to a coffee plantation for a new experience.
Have the fish fry and coffee (almost all plantations offer you coffee after the visit) Look for silk sarees they have nice ones.
You can visit the hill station for a family trip, or a trip with friends, or a couple's trip. It has amenities for everyone. Lovely homestays and good hospitality make sure you have a good trip. If you like adventure, you can do rafting, kayaking and rope activities near the river Cauvery. There's boating and nature walks too.
Monsoon is the best time to visit Coorg. Have umbrellas or rain coats. Have good shoes, and have the heart of a explorer. Buses and cabs ply from Bangalore and its just a overnight's drive.
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Pritam Jain

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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I visited Coorg in December 2015 and my experience was good, I had my stay for 5 days in the Ambatty Greens resort and it's a wonderful place. I see that weather at Coorg is awesome but I find the tourist destinations there to be quite amazing. I generally prefer adventures over tourist places and there is not a lot to do in Coorg. . So I would say that Coorg is a place where you be going to relax.
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Gaurav Patle

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  • Lives in Balaghat
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"Awesome place for a peaceful holiday in lap of nature" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
We enjoyed a lot there, very peaceful place, awesome scenery, lush green coffee plantation all around. We have not expected but people know Hindi there also to a good level, so you can survive without English as well there. We enjoyed quad biking, river rafting and trekking there. We have visited Kaveri river origin place, Kaveri sangam very peaceful place. Also we visited raja's seat and raja's tomb not large but beautiful gardens at both places
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Pranav Raj

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  • Lives in New Delhi
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"The new heaven on the earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I visited this place last month and I was literally moved by the nature's beauty and the greenery. The place is full of excitement every where and you will find all the excitement with natural energy. I had opportunity to travel from Bangalore to this place with my friends and enjoyed the complete journey. The Nestle farm house, the waterfalls and many more beautiful natural scene will come across the way. One of the Amazing place was talkaveri ( origin of Kaveri river). You will feel the fog throughout the way to this place. I will recommend you to visit the place and you will remember the place throughout your life.
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Jayesh Dugar

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"Peace between the Chaos."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Coorg also known as the Scotland of Asia is a Must visit in a Lifetime Place. This pristine hill resort offers you the best of Hill Station experience. Situated in the Sahyadri Ranges in the southern peninsula, this hill town has a variety of options to explore. Coffee plantations is one among many for which it is known for. There are number of homestays available with coffee plantations in their backyard. Also the Golden temple nearby is worth a visit. Tibetans in exile have made this place their home. Dubhare eleplant Camp, River rafting, Mud race and some other amazing sightseeing is what makes Coorg a happening place.
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Jayesh Dugar

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"Peace between the Chaos."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Coorg also known as the Scotland of Asia is a Must visit in a Lifetime Place. This pristine hill resort offers you the best of Hill Station experience. Situated in the Sahyadri Ranges in the southern peninsula, this hill town has a variety of options to explore. Coffee plantations is one among many for which it is known for. There are number of homestays available with coffee plantations in their backyard. Also the Golden temple nearby is worth a visit. Tibetans in exile have made this place their home. Dubhare eleplant Camp, River rafting, Mud race and some other amazing sightseeing is what makes Coorg a happening place.
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Varun Vashishtha

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  • Varun Vashishtha
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If you are in banglore and still not visited Coorg than you pack your bag now and visit this place atleast once .. I reached there mid of january .. Awesome place .. We book cottage middle of the jungle .. Jungle is so dark and scary but most of cottage are like this only ... There is so many place for sightseeing you can see it from holiday iq sightseeing tab ... You can do trekking also. So many buses available from banglore you can easily get from redbus app ... Chocolate and wine of Coorg is also famous try them once also.
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Dilip  Agrawal

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"Excellent place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Started 8 am from Bangalore. Had breakfast at Kamat Restaurant Ramanagara. Very good south Indian delicacies. Reached bird sanctuary at 10:30. Worth a visit. Saw many rare birds and crocodile. Next to Kushalnagar Tibetan Monastery. Nisargadhama was a let down except for fishes we fed with popcorn. Over to Club Mahindra Resort, Madikeri. Early morning 5:30 am to Mandalpatti. Halfway own car, halfway jeep and some trekking to highest altitude of Coorg. Breathtaking view. Worth taking pain. Return to hotel via Abbey Falls. Afternoon rope adventure and swimming for kids at hotel. Evening to Raja Seat. Good place. Worth visit at sunset time. Took a ride on Toy Train. Next morning started at 10:30 am. Proceeded to Iruppu Falls via Virajpet. Nice place but had to climb good number of stairs. Then we proceeded to Kutta and Nagarhole forest. Entry allowed before 6 pm. Jungle safari by forest department starts at 3:00 pm. Worth it. Over to Bangalore. Enroute purchased some wooden toys from Channapatna, the city of toys. Since we had already taken a plantation tour in Munnar, we avoided it but it is highly recommended for others.
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Aditya Grover

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  • Lives in Phagwara
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"Good destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Local hand made wines are good enough. Place to visit while returning from Talakaveri was Coffee Hub. As coorg's Arabica coffee is the best coffee being Exported to other Countries. Overall this trip was full on enjoyable.
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