Coorg Tourism
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Coorg Tourism

Coorg Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1525 m
  • Pincode: 571201
  • District: Madikeri
  • 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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Mumtaz Nabiuddin

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  • Mumtaz Nabiuddin
  • Lives in Howrah
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  7734 readers

"Weekend getaway with some adventure" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 days 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
  • 7 photos
  • 12 Reviews
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"Beautiness of Talakaveri" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 7 days 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
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Good destination - must visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
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"A superb destination" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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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Kaustuv Dutta

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  • Kaustuv Dutta
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"Tranquil and serene!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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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Tinu Dalal

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  • Tinu Dalal
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  •  6 helpful votes
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"Perfect place to Rejunvate" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I along with my cousins went to Coorg on the Ugadi long weekend, and I must say it was a great trip. Coorg, is a peaceful and serene place, there are lot of places to see, but you need to plan well, as most of the tourist spots are very far from each other and from the city as well.

We covered at least 150 km to visit 3-4 places i.e Talakaveri- the origin place of river Cauvery and Golden Temple - the Tibetan village, Raja Seat- viewpoint for the valley, and Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, though the travel was very tiring but worth it. On the way to Talakaveri, you will come across coffee estates and sandalwood estates, also you can stop by some roadside coffee shop for an energizing cup of coffee, totally worth it. One thing to remember while visiting Talakaveri is pls make sure that you wear full pants/jeans both for men and women, else you will have to buy a lungi from the shop outside the entrance to step in.

Usually its hot in Coorg at this time of the year (April) but we were in luck, as it was slightly drizzling during the morning and evening times, which made the weather cooler than expected.

We planned just a couple of days before Ugadi, and had a tough time booking hotels/homestays as most of them were already booked, but luckily we got a homestay in Madikeri. I would suggest that anyone travelling to Coorg books their hotel well in advance and in or around Madikeri, as its the most central part of Coorg.

Do buy the local good coffee beans/powder, homemade chocolates and homemade fresh wines which are also very famous, on your way back home.
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Vamsi Krishna

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  • Vamsi Krishna
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Coorg - very good for nature lovers" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's a nice place to visit, very good for nature lovers. But plan in the session for better views, as I have visited the Coorg in unseasoned I couldn't find much scenic views. Overall, its a good place to visit.
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Sanjay Krishna

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  • Sanjay Krishna
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
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"Scotland of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Usually we go here every year with family and our friends families also join we go in a group of 3-4 its total relaxation for all children get together and share experience and feel out the world experience when they come here year after year

Coorg famous for its traditional food rice pancakes and chicken or pork curry its the fantastic breakfast, coffee will add extra energy to go around and relax in this beautiful land of Kodavas.

Don't miss to be here in your life.

Best season October to March.
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Mithun Pai

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  • Mithun Pai
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 11 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Nature Beckons"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
My favorite destination for a few days of peace, keep going back for more. A place where you can relax amidst nature, the peace and quietness is amazing. If you like to go to places when on vacation, there a few options to do that too. I personally like to go to a peaceful place and just hang.
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Sahana Sullia

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  • Sahana Sullia
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  • 22 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Scotland in the India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very near to my native, blessed to be so proximate to this pristine place. Offers a variety of experiences and activities to cherish forever, from exotic spas & resorts, homemade cookies, wines, honey, coffee, oranges, ayurvedic services to adventure activities, wildlife, diverse culture. Home to most of the army men, hockey players, models, celebrities, pride of Karnataka and India.
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