Did You Know You Get The World's Most Expensive Coffee In Coorg? 10 Incredible Things To Do There! | HolidayIQ Blog

Did You Know You Get The World's Most Expensive Coffee In Coorg? 10 Incredible Things To Do There!

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Coorg, also known as the Switzerland of India, is a treasure trove of fun activities. Follow this to enjoy guide and you'll come back a happy soul. HolidayIQ Travellers suggest great tips.

1. Visit Abbi Falls

Visit Abbi Fallssource: wikimedia

This should be the first place on your list when you visit Coorg. HolidayIQ Traveller Radhe Krishna says, "We can enjoy the drive to this place. The landscape is very good, the walk over the hanging bridge across the water course to go other side is enjoyable. We can go to the spot by vehicle, have to walk down for about 500 Mts through steps to see the fall and reach hanging bridge"

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2. Have The Most Expensive Brewed Coffee In The World - Civet Cat Coffee

Have The Most Expensive Brewed Coffee In The World  - Civet Cat Coffeesource: flickr

Most people don't know that the most expensive brewed coffee uses beans excreted by civet cats. The beans are undigested when excreted and then washed and processed before being brewed. The civet cat prowls the Biligiri Rangan Hills and has developed as taste for coffee cherries. It sounds adventerous but might be one memorable experience.

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3. Visit Dubare Elephant Camp

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Dubare Elephant Camp, which is located near Madikeri, is a famous elephant training camp. Asiatic Elephants, sambhar and the spotted deer are among some of the animals that can be easily spotted. HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh says, "We went there in afternoon time. The boat ride to the camp is quite interesting. The boat drivers made the ride eventful. Here you can see the natural habitat of Elephants. Elephants are taken good care of (I hope), there is also chargeable elephant ride but I do not suggest it. The caretakers are helpful, they can let you touch the elephants and click photos with elephants if you bribe them. I am sorry but it is the case."

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4. Experience The Wild Side Of Coorg At Nisargadhama Forest

Experience The Wild Side Of Coorg At Nisargadhama Forestsource: wikimedia

This is the place where you get elephant Safaris and watch deer. HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh says, "Worth visit place, you can enjoy and relax in the flowing waters of river Kaveri inside by which you won't realize how much time you have spent there. You can see deer park also where you can feed them also."

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5. Ever Been To The Gorgeous Raja's Seat?

Ever Been To The Gorgeous Raja's Seat?source: wikimedia

Raja's Seat is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains, which is one of the major tourist attractions in Coorg. Surrounded by several high and low-rise mountains, this garden was once the favourite place of the King of Kodagu. He used to spend time with his queen in the garden, watching the setting sun. HolidayIQ Traveller Vijaya says, "This spectacular viewpoint has people jostling for space to take photos everywhere. Being a very crowded place one cannot relax and take in the view for a long time. Its like a park also and and kids will enjoy a mini train around the park showcasing the nature's beauty and we also get lots of snack to munch on."

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6. Visit Orange County Resort

Visit Orange County Resortsource: orangecounty

HolidayIQ Traveller Tejal says, "The Orange County at Coorg is one of the best hospitality experiences that I have had in India. The hotel is great, the rooms are well maintained, spacious and luxurious. The staff is extraordinary. They make sure you feel pampered and taken care of. I would love to go there again."

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7. And Namdroling Monastery

And Namdroling Monasterysource: wikimedia

Namdroling Monastery belongs to Sangha Community, where Buddha’s preachings are preserved intact for worldwide propagation. This monastery was founded by His Holiness, Pema Norbu Rinpoche. Home to 5000 monks and nuns, this monastery is known as a centre for pure upholding of the teachings of Buddha. HolidayIQ Traveller VIjaya says, "The towering Buddha statues with monks hymning some divine chants in the huge hall gives one a serene atmosphere to just sit there and meditate. A very well maintained garden with a number of Tibetan monks going around their usual activities around the place. There is a small shop nearby where one can buy keychains, bracelets etc as something to carry back from this place."

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8. Explore The Omkareshwara Temple

Explore The Omkareshwara Templesource: wikimedia

Omkareshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva that was built by Linga Rajendra II in 1820. With central dome and four turrets at the corners, this temple reflects the Muhammadan style of architecture. According to the local belief, the king killed a Brahmin in order to fulfil his political ambitions. After the death of the Brahmin, the king built this temple to appease his spirit. HolidayIQ Traveller Preethi says, "This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is as old as 1820 built in Gothic cum Islamic style with a tomb structure. Very neat, calm temple. There is a big temple tank. Worth visiting."

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9. Great Time To Head To Nagarhole Park

Great Time To Head To Nagarhole Parksource: wikimedia

Nagarhole National Park, which is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is located between Coorg and Mysore district. Spread over an area of 643 square kilometres, this park protects the wildlife of Karnataka. HolidayIQ Traveller Giridhar says, "One drive through the forest refreshes you to the core specially during winter. Deers are common and also elephants, beware of elephants as they might harm you or your car don't even get out of your vehicle. If at all you get caught by the forest officials you would be asked to pay a hefty fine. Enjoy the scenery driving slowly."

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10. Ah! Bylakuppe's Distinct Culture & Momos

Ah! Bylakuppe's Distinct Culture & Momossource: wikimedia

Bylakuppe, which is situated on the state highway 88, is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. This settlement came up in 1960s, when a large number of Tibetan refugees settled here due to Chinese aggression. The area is dotted with monasteries, out of which Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey are the most significant. HolidayIQ Traveller Anju says, "Bylakuppe is the second largest Tibetan settlement in India. It is enroute to Coorg from Mysore. The main attraction is the Tibetan Golden Temple where monks live and perform religious duties. They have vast farmlands and the temple looms in the midst of the land with Tibetan flags fluttering in the wind."

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