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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Aditya Grover

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  • Aditya Grover
  • Lives in Phagwara
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3557 readers

"Good destination" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 days 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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Karthik

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  • Karthik
  • Lives in Goa Velha
  • 6 Reviews
  •  10374 readers

"Idiotic place with pathetic people" new review

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Coorg has nothing great nor exiting. It's an average place. Munnar is a far more better than this one. Especially the attitude of hotels, drivers and people are so damn bad and will piss even the modest and silent people.

They included all stupid places as tourist attractions.

Only plus is river rafting, except that nothing was exiting out there.

And the worst part was people eat up females with their God damn eyes over there and have a bloody desperate look always when they see a woman. Did not expect such behaviour from people.

The worst part was the local feeling was so damn high that if you don't know the local language, you are an alien out there with people mocking you and your partner. Even though the other person has fault in them, they say we are only wrong.

Best advice is - Couples stay away.
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Nisheeth Sinha

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  • Nisheeth Sinha
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
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"Enchanting greenery still abound" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The most enchanting part was the greenery still abound. But the year 2016 breaking all records of high temperatures, the climate was not as expected. I think a different season would have been better. Visited with family. The places like Abbey falls are a disappointment with no access to the water. Dubare Elephant Camp was the highlight but the access is not well organised. A board there says 'Crocodiles are present' but people were happily taking bath. Nisargadhama is a good place but all the places need lot of improvement. The Government just does not seem to care about the Tourist spots.
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Maruthi

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  • Maruthi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  18065 readers

"A good destination" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall a nice experience and getaway from routine but time to travel should be after june as weather was too hot in April and we had to miss certain sites like abbey falls as there was no water. Stay was good. Good food. Could not take part in activities like kayaking etc as water was shallow.
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Mr.. Nitesh

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  • Mr.. Nitesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  22538 readers

"Nature lover's place to visit" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Coorg as said 'Scotland of India' is true but this place is not for a person who visits as as a mindset of fun and enjoy like other places.

Those who loves nature and looking for a relax zone, this is an awesome and must place to be visit.

Sight scenes are mostly maintained as sight scenes but that is not something which makes you feel good when you visit.

You can enjoy weather at this place. Peace in life is most important and Coorg is one of the place in India.
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Mumtaz Nabiuddin

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  • Mumtaz Nabiuddin
  • Lives in Howrah
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  • 11 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Weekend getaway with some adventure" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Coorg is famous for coffee and it has lot of coffee plantation farms. It is around 6-7 hours drive from Bangalore and you will enjoy the views at every turn of the road and you will carry this memory throughout your lifetime.

You can stay in any hotel or choose to stay in any home stay. Don't expect so much when it comes to Food. Eat to Survive because you won't get tasty food in many restaurants.

While you are in Coorg, you must try the adventure sports from the jungles, to trekking to water boats, all this in Dubare Forest.

You will remember the time spent here.
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Saravana Prakash

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  • Saravana Prakash
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  32657 readers

"Beautiness of Talakaveri"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Coorg is one of the coolest hill station located in Karnataka. Where the talakaveri starts from it and flows over karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The abhi falls and raja parks are the nice place to visit and relax over. The camp fire over the winter days is such an enjoyment over there.
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Nimish shah

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  • Nimish shah
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  43628 readers

"Good destination - must visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Raja seat good place which was near to stay, so visited every day and enjoy musical fountain in evening, sunset also and whole valley-view. Talakaveri-birthplace of River Cauvery, Bhagamandala, Omkareshwara temple, Golden Temple are beautiful religious places. River crossing to reach Dubare Elephant camp was adventurous. Giving bath to elephant, and feeding them was refreshing. Star attraction of the trip was the Baby elephants. Children would really have good fun, touching the baby elephants. Overall, Coorg is a superb three-four day trip destination.
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Kumar

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  • Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  46034 readers

"A superb destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visited in March 2016 with family. Talakaveri-birthplace of River Cauvery, Bhagamandala, Omkareshwara temple, Golden Temple are beautiful religious places. The drive to Bhagamandala-talacauvery amidst coffee plantations, and thick vegetation is very thrilling. River crossing to reach Dubare Elephant camp was adventurous. Giving bath to elephant, and feeding them was refreshing. Star attraction of the trip was the Baby elephants. Children would really have good fun, touching the baby elephants. Kaveri Nisargadhama could be even better maintained. Water force at Abbey falls was a bit slow due to summer, still worth visiting. The pathway could be redone to make walk through even more comfortable. Upkeep of Coorg town is very neat and well maintained. Overall, Coorg is a superb Two day trip destination.
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Tranquil and serene!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A visit to the golden temple and the monastery was perhaps the best part of our maiden trip to Coorg! Although we reached the place in the evening around 6. 30 pm, we were pleasantly surprised to see that temple was still open for visitors. The atmosphere around the place was calm and tranquil; The shops around the premises selling handicrafts and sweets was an added attraction, especially for my wife! Don't miss the juicy chicken momo's at aunty's place outside the monastery! Highly recommended!!
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