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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Sunil pandey

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  • Sunil pandey
  • 2 Reviews

"Very good" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Today
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" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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Chaitanya

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  • Chaitanya
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"Good during moonsoon season and summer" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Good place to relax not much there for sightseeing. Roads are good. We stayes for 2 days. If you have been hillstations like Mahabaleshwar upu wont be surprised. Abby falls is only place we liked rest were okey. Driver suggest we should visit place during monsoon place is covered with fog.
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Krishna mohan Vojjala

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  • Krishna mohan Vojjala
  • Lives in Adilabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"One of the finest places in India" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Coorg is one of the finest places in India. Language is not at all a problem over here and places are simply superb.

Hotels, food, places, hilly areas, climate are simply superb.

One should try the homemade Coorg chocolates and homemade products.
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Ananya gupta

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  • Ananya gupta
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"Coorg: scotland of india" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Kodagu, commonly known as Coorg is a district in Karnataka. Framed by the western ghats mountain range, this place is mainly known for its picturesque beauty and other attractions as well. It was a 2 day trip and fortunately very well executed one.
Day 1:
We reached Coorg at approx 6 am in the morning. There was greenery all around and so pleasant weather. The temperature was cold and it was kind of drizzling at that time. We checked in to our hotel and after having idli as breakfast, we headed to the tour of Coorg. From the bus stop Madikeri, we boarded a bus to Kushalnagar. Kushalnagar is a small town like Madikeri and some of the major attractions are in that area. We booked an auto for the whole visit. He took us to Namedropping Monastery in Bylakuppe. It is a huge monastery and the largest Tibet settlement in south India. It has various temples and golden temple is the centre of attraction. There you can buy handicrafts and enjoy authentic momos. The place was very peaceful.
Then we headed to Harangi reservoir. It is a kind of big garden and Harangi written in Hollywood style A good place for clicking pictures. Next was the Dubare elephant camp. It starts at 4. 30 pm and there was a big queue, we had to wait for approx half an hour to reach to the camp through boat. Elephant bathing and feeding could be enjoyed here. Nisargadhama was the next and we headed back to Madikeri.
Day 2:
We checked out of the hotel at 9 am in the morning and our day's aim was to visit places near Madikeri only. Bhagmanadala and Talakaveri were also on the list but as they were very far and those were temples only, we dropped the plan. We then went to Abbi falls. Ithad a very good flow and we were totally fascinated by the view❤
Then the best of the lot Mandalpatti view point. It was at a peak and the view in between was crazy. The mist and the clouds. It was all so good. At the top, winds were flowing heavily and you could see only the clouds .. Amazing !!
Then we went back to Madikeri, Madikeri fort was okayish, two elephant statues were there at the entrance.
Omkareshwara temple was closed at that time. Lastly, it was Raja's seat, famous for its sun set view. The view from there was awesome, rice **** fields, greenery and clouds .. It was so **** perfect. The place to relax with the beauty of the nature .. :) We had our returning bus at 10. 30 pm .. So with this came an end to our most awaited trip.
The trip was with 2 of my best friends .. Like style .. ;) The place and the people were perfect .. :) Mist, greenery and the clouds add to the beauty of the place. The winds will sweep away all the stress and the inner peace will take hold of you .. :) A journey to the mist and the fresh air flowing through .. A wonderful place to rewind yourself.
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Tata Ramcharan

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  • Tata Ramcharan
  • Lives in Ongole
  • 1 Review
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"Wonderful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Coorg valley in karnataka must ne visited, tha tea and coffee plantations on the hills- will mesmerize you, must taste the home made chocolates and drinks in Coorg. Also involve yourselves in adventure sports that are available and have a camp fire to light the night.
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Urvesh Bhatt

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  • Urvesh Bhatt
  • Group tripper
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 62 photos
  • 33 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
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"Coorg - The Beautiful Green Paradise"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was very tough for me to decided which place shall I visit. I had a very long list of places to decided from. After an intense research of a month only one place remained in my list & it was Coorg.
I have never come across such a beautiful, scenic & serene place before. Coorg has everything for everyone, from adventure to peace & from tasty food to refreshing drinks. Its a perfect package.
Coorg also qualifies for a road trip. It has a pleasant climate and good road which makes riding or driving fun.
Travel and food goes hand in hand for the traveler but this is a place which has more of south indian variety. There are not much options which get when you are visiting north India. Those who can adapt to south Indian taste nothing better than that. But there are some restaurant which serves decent food.
All the places to visit in Coorg are all within the radius of 50 - 60 km. It a perfect long weekend destination & if you can add a day or two in you schedule than you can also cover other places like Mysore & Ooty.
If you plan your trip well and in advance than it would not cost more and 8k / person if you are travelling in group.
Best time to visit Coorg is between July - September.
Recommended for all. Happy tripping.
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Ajeet Singhaniya

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  • Ajeet Singhaniya
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 38 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
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"Coorg: "Scotland of India""

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is well said Scotland of India, its beautiful, elegance and greeny. The Coorg is treat to watch and feel. The beautiful nature, romantic nature, ethnicity, culture all together makes it a perfect destination for the travelers.
The place is very exciting, it is about 240 Km from Bangalore and well connected by Roadways Transport. The Kodagu is district and Coorg is mainly known.
The various activities are there to do like horse riding, river rafting, trekking, many more adventurous activities to do.
Food - Food is excellent, local foods are better. Dosa, idli etc are also nice to eat.
The place is covered with coffee plantations and tea plantations. The whole is green and looking stunning beautiful.
Keep warm clothes as it is a Hill station and becomes during night.
It is Perfect place to enjoy a break.
Incredible India!
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Amit Bhattar

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  • Amit Bhattar
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 26 Reviews
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"Nice city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is an hill station near to Bangalore. Many good hotels are available for overnight stay. This place is approx. 250 kms from Bangalore. Best time to visit is December winters with fantastic weather. Hotels also make the facility for camp fire for entertainment.
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Pankaj

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  • Pankaj
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
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"Super place for outing from banglore"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its a great place approachable from banglore for weekend outing. I liked the monastery at most where one can see monks and their culture. Orher places are alsi fantastic. Waterfall and the view point has the most gathering. I recommend egery one to visit at least once. Specially people frim banglore can visit either in friend griuos or couple.
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