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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Jayesh Dugar

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"Peace between the Chaos." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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Jayesh Dugar

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"Peace between the Chaos." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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Varun Vashishtha

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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you are in banglore and still not visited Coorg than you pack your bag now and visit this place atleast once .. I reached there mid of january .. Awesome place .. We book cottage middle of the jungle .. Jungle is so dark and scary but most of cottage are like this only ... There is so many place for sightseeing you can see it from holiday iq sightseeing tab ... You can do trekking also. So many buses available from banglore you can easily get from redbus app ... Chocolate and wine of Coorg is also famous try them once also.
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Dilip  Agrawal

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"Excellent place to visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Started 8 am from Bangalore. Had breakfast at Kamat Restaurant Ramanagara. Very good south Indian delicacies. Reached bird sanctuary at 10:30. Worth a visit. Saw many rare birds and crocodile. Next to Kushalnagar Tibetan Monastery. Nisargadhama was a let down except for fishes we fed with popcorn. Over to Club Mahindra Resort, Madikeri. Early morning 5:30 am to Mandalpatti. Halfway own car, halfway jeep and some trekking to highest altitude of Coorg. Breathtaking view. Worth taking pain. Return to hotel via Abbey Falls. Afternoon rope adventure and swimming for kids at hotel. Evening to Raja Seat. Good place. Worth visit at sunset time. Took a ride on Toy Train. Next morning started at 10:30 am. Proceeded to Iruppu Falls via Virajpet. Nice place but had to climb good number of stairs. Then we proceeded to Kutta and Nagarhole forest. Entry allowed before 6 pm. Jungle safari by forest department starts at 3:00 pm. Worth it. Over to Bangalore. Enroute purchased some wooden toys from Channapatna, the city of toys. Since we had already taken a plantation tour in Munnar, we avoided it but it is highly recommended for others.
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Aditya Grover

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  • Aditya Grover
  • Lives in Phagwara
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"Good destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
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"Idiotic place with pathetic people"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
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"Enchanting greenery still abound"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
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"A good destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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"Nature lover's place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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"Weekend getaway with some adventure"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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