Coorg Tourism
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Coorg Tourism

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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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Sagar parmar

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  • Sagar parmar
  • 8 Reviews
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"Good"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I heard lot about coorg- the Scotland of india !!! And we decided to go their. It is nice place no doubt but don't expect for great sightseeing. There are very good resorts in Coorg and you can have great luxury. There are 4-5 good places to visit, but I don't personally feel that these places are so beautiful so you must visit. Abbey falls- small fall, nothing great about it, Omkareshwar temple, Raja seat- small garden but good veiw point, Madikeri fort- nothing but dilapidated walls, Nisarg dham- good picnic spot for locals and golden temple. I fount just golden temple a very nice tourist spot. Overall Coorg is good place for people who just want peace from busy life and wanna refresh .. There are not great sightseeing as I mentioned. Also Coorg takes 7 hours long journey from Bangalore airport and Virajpet and Madikeri are two small towns of Coorg. I would suggest to stay at Madikeri .. As sightseeing are nearer from their.
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Mehul Lakhani

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  • Mehul Lakhani
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Life Amidst Nature"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Coorg is blessed with Nature... Flora and Fauna... Enjoy the life full of nature... You will not have opportunity to have all of them together. Enjoy the gushing waters at Abbey and Iruppu waterfalls. Relax and watch the beautiful sunset at Raja's seat. Visit the holy temples Omkareshwar, Golden Temple and Namdroling Monastery. See the architectural beauty at the Madikeri Fort, Raja's tomb and Raja's Seat. Enjoy the nature at Dubare Elephant Camp and Nagarhole National Park and Do visit the coffee plantations. Wonders for nature lover..
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Bijoy Anupam

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  • Lives in Pune
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  • 16 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"A long weekend family get away place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
There is no place called Coorg anymore. It is now called Kodagu.

Almost everyone stays at Madikeri because it lies in the centre of all the location you would be visiting around Coorg/Kodagu.

You need atleast 3 days to enjoy your stay, else most of the time you would be driving.

Unlike other hill stations, the tourist attractions are located far away from each other.

Our trip was short and unplanned. And, all planning was done on the go. The itinerary we followed was:

Day 1: Bangalore to Madikeri. Takes approximately 5hrs. Checked in to hotel. Freshened up. Evening we spent time at Raja Seat, Madikeri Fort. If you have more time left, you can cover Omkareshwar Temple and Raja's Tomb. They are all near by Madikeri. By evening we were back in hotel.

Day 2: Start early. We checked out from Hotel. We visited Tala Kaveri. It's around 50 km. Away from Madikeri. After Tala Kaveri, we came back to Madikeri and moved towards Abbey Falls. Back to Madikeri. You can have lunch in Madikeri. We then started our journey back to Bangalore, and on the way is Nisargadhama, a river island. Golden Temple (Buddhist Temple).

Sounds hectic, right! Yes it was hectic but, we wanted to cover as many spots as much possible. At the same time having comfort of following a easy itinerary.

There are many spots in Coorg which we had to miss intentionally due to shortage of time. But, we believe that we should keep something for next visit. Isn't it?

Lovely time to visit in winters.
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Vinod Koli

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  • Vinod Koli
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  89 helpful votes
  •  6795 readers

"Nature at its best"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I went to Coorg last year. It was an awesome experience. We stayed in Club mahindra resort.
It's a huge resort with lot of activities.
The city is very cool city.
There are many different places to visit around.
The main thing about Coorg is the atmosphere and clean air for breathing.
You get lots of food items.
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Arundhati Banerjee

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  • Arundhati Banerjee
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Land Of Spices"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This beautiful price of land is a prized destination in southern India and is at a comfortable driving distance from Bangalore A weekend is enough to rejuvenate your stressed physical being and a longer stay will certainly enliven your soul.
Set in the midst of spice country and coffee estates, the rolling topography of the area will allow you to embrace the countryside with ease and comfort. Some stunning views from locations spread all around will bring you back to this location again and again. Don't forget to collect some spices as you meander around this region.
Choose a comfortable stay from the many options available and enjoy the heart of Coorgi land.
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Prateek arora

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  • Prateek arora
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very good place if you are planning to relax. But if you are planning to see places around then plan it at least for 3 days. Else you will be in your car most of the time. All the places are around 10 to 40 km range and in different directions Day time is very hot in a clear day but nights are cool. Luckily we enjoyed one day without clouds, bright sunny and hot. Next day it was cloudy.
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Yogeshit

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  • Yogeshit
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"Thadiyandamal trekking"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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"Coorg is fine"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
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"Awesome hilly getaway"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
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"Good for two days trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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