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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Yogeshit

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  • Yogeshit
  • 1 Review
  •  209 readers

"Thadiyandamal trekking" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
First we are going to Madikeri. It's one of the hill station and natural scenarios. Raja seat view point, abbey falls, thala Kaveri, bylakuppe, etc thadaiyandamal peak trekking with my friends. It's amazing adventures and enjoying our each and every thrilling moments.
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Shyam Sundar

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  • Shyam Sundar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  453 readers

"Coorg is fine" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Coorg as a overall best place for the tourist persons. All the places are good. But the safety and restroom facilities should be maintained and improved in all the places. Proper sign boards should be placed in every possible spots to reach all the tourist spots
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Gaurav Patle

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  • Gaurav Patle
  • Lives in Balaghat
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3477 readers

"Awesome hilly getaway" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's a very beautiful place situated at 5-6 hrs road journey from Bangalore, we stayed in Madikeri. This place is almost centrally located for easily catching all tourist attractions in Coorg, as well as Mobile network is proper at the place. People understand Hindi as well, its an added advantage. We visited the place in month of June it was chilling atmosphere there. We didn't take warm clothes but enjoyed shivering there. We enjoyed quad biking, river rafting, trekking, sight seeing. Particularly we liked river Kaveri's origin place. It feels like more closer to our soul there. When we visited there was a strong wind current and rainfall, our clothes were wet fully but still we enjoyed a lot. Altogether it's a nice and wonderful place.
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Dinesh pancharath

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  • Dinesh pancharath
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Good for two days trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Coorg had that simple charm of a small hill station, and ticks most checkboxes of expectations. It has a decent water body in Nisargadama, good exposure to elephants, good old fort in Madikeri, an awesome ride to Talacauvery, the origin of Cauvery.
More than the falls, the walk to Abbey falls is exhilarating.
In October, it is warm in the afternoon, but turns cool in the evenings.
The climate is similar to Wayanad, but what Coorg misses is a decent sanctuary. There is Nagerhole, but it is at a distance of around 100kms from Madikeri.
Spices and chocolates are key to Coorg.
The food in Coorg is really good, especially in joints like Crown.
Most of the guys in Coorg speak malayalam, which is welcoming for Keralites.
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Shefali Goel

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  • Shefali Goel
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
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"Awesome place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
On Dusshera, I went to Coorg with my friends .. I stayed there only for 2days .. Really it was awesome place with friends .. Sexo place .. In Coorg, there are many places for tourists like raja seat, raja tomb, river rafting, elephant camp, golden temple, mandalpatti, abbey falls etc .. Even hotels are near by Madikeri bus stand .. It's cheap prices with good facilities and staff .. Had a wonderful and memorable trip ... Heaven place in south. I wanna go again with my parents ..
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Nagasuresh j

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  • Nagasuresh j
  • 4 Reviews
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"This place is a paradise"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place is a Green paradise & only issue is VEG hotels are very few!!

You don't need AC rooms in Coorg, it is very chilled in Oct'16!

Cab expenses for 4+driver=5 members, total 1500/- per day.

You might require minimum 2 days stay to see entire Coorg!

Cukki Subrahmanya is another temple located at 90 km distance, if you have 3 days time then it is a worth seeing place.

Avoid Cab booking from Bangalore or Mysore, you can book local cab to save money, several buses (VOLVO also) available, you can book through online.
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Sitangshu Nandy

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  • Sitangshu Nandy
  • Lives in Pune
  • 6 Reviews
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"Good place."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Had a good time at Coorg. Places near Coorg is good. However don't have great expectations. Dry fruit shopping is great. Food around in Coorg market is good (stay with veg cuisine). The tibetain temple on way to Coorg was one of the best attraction.
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Mahesh Suthar

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  • Mahesh Suthar
  • Lives in Jodhpur
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  • 27 Reviews
  •  315 helpful votes
  •  7218 readers

"Perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Coorg's serene hills and mystic waterfalls are make up for a lovely getaway to break the monotony of city life in Bangalore. It's a small, sleepy little hilltown that smells of coffee. Dubaare elephant reserve is a must-experience place for nature and wildlife lovers!
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Sunil pandey

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  • Sunil pandey
  • 2 Reviews
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"Very good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Really a very good place to visit specially during foggy season. A lot of greenery around and beautiful mountains are awesome. Also holly sights like Talacauvery the birth place of cauvery river is so charming.
Buddha golden temple, nisargdhama and dubare elephant reserve are worth watching. Good to see the misty city Madikeri.
Awesome trip from bangaluru to Coorg.
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Natarajan thulasidas

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"Golden Temple"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was a prayer time when my wife and I visited the Tibetan Golden Temple, Coorg, on 16th September. While the main temple was closed for renovation, we could see the prayer being performed by the Buddhist numbering about 400. The rhythm of the prayer and the sound generated by the drums and other instruments were fantastic. People who are visiting Coorg on holiday must visit this temple and it is worth spending some time there.
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