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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Coorg Traveller Reviews

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Ajeet Singhaniya

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  • Ajeet Singhaniya
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 38 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
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"Coorg: "Scotland of India"" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is well said Scotland of India, its beautiful, elegance and greeny. The Coorg is treat to watch and feel. The beautiful nature, romantic nature, ethnicity, culture all together makes it a perfect destination for the travelers.
The place is very exciting, it is about 240 Km from Bangalore and well connected by Roadways Transport. The Kodagu is district and Coorg is mainly known.
The various activities are there to do like horse riding, river rafting, trekking, many more adventurous activities to do.
Food - Food is excellent, local foods are better. Dosa, idli etc are also nice to eat.
The place is covered with coffee plantations and tea plantations. The whole is green and looking stunning beautiful.
Keep warm clothes as it is a Hill station and becomes during night.
It is Perfect place to enjoy a break.
Incredible India!
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Amit Bhattar

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  • Amit Bhattar
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 21 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Nice city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is an hill station near to Bangalore. Many good hotels are available for overnight stay. This place is approx. 250 kms from Bangalore. Best time to visit is December winters with fantastic weather. Hotels also make the facility for camp fire for entertainment.
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Pankaj

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
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"Super place for outing from banglore" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its a great place approachable from banglore for weekend outing. I liked the monastery at most where one can see monks and their culture. Orher places are alsi fantastic. Waterfall and the view point has the most gathering. I recommend egery one to visit at least once. Specially people frim banglore can visit either in friend griuos or couple.
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Azzu Khan

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  • Azzu Khan
  • Lives in Mysore
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5258 readers

"Mandalpatti" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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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Nirban das

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  • Nirban das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews
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"All good, nothing bad in Coorg" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
My overall experience in Coorg was good but it can be better if I get a good driver who obey my orders & take me everywhere, wherever I want to go. Places you must visit is Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Nagarhole national park, Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Raja seat & Bandipur National Park.
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Pratik Mohapatra

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

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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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  •  4 helpful votes
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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  • Gaurav Patle
  • Lives in Balaghat
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Awesome place for a peaceful holiday in lap of nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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  • Pranav Raj
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  •  9 helpful votes
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"The new heaven on the earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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"Peace between the Chaos."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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