Coorg Tourism

Reasons to go to Coorg

1The beautiful scenery
The beautiful scenery

HolidayIQ reviewer Arundhati Banerjee says, “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.” 

HolidayIQ reviewer Dinesh says, "Coorg had that simple charm of a small hill station..good exposure to elephants, a good old fort in Madikeri, an awesome ride to Talacauvery, the origin of Cauvery."

Manoj Wankhade: "Awesome ...

2Places Where The Waterfalls Will Leave You in Awe
Places Where The Waterfalls Will Leave You in Awe

Coffee | Hill | Forest | Waterfall

HolidayIQ Reviewer Savio Thomas adds, “ Right from the hidden waterfall, mountains, hills, valleys, traditions, customs and of course the people. It will take at least a couple of months for one to experience this bliss....Gone to Coorg over 20 times and I have never got bored of this place. Too many special memories with regards to Coorg. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aranha Ag says, “A majestic waterfall hidden inside mountains Located at about 70 kms from Virajpet and 100 kms from M...

3South Indian Destinations That are Mesmerising in Winter
South Indian Destinations That are Mesmerising in Winter

HolidayIQ reviewer Dinesh says, "Coorg had that simple charm of a small hill station, and ticks most checkboxes of expectations. It has a decent water body in Nisargadam, good exposure to elephants, a 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."

4Breathtaking view of the rising sun from Thadiyandamol in Coorg
Breathtaking view of the rising sun from Thadiyandamol in Coorg

Stay with a local Coorgi family, learn how to pluck and process coffee while exploring pristine wilderness, this is what a weekend in Coorg looks like. 

Trekking the legendary Thadiyandamol is a must do. This is the highest peak in Coorg and is surrounded by stunning greenery of the Shola forests. A 2-day getaway is ideal for nature lovers, trekkers and backpackers. HolidayIQ reviewer Ashis Baliyarsingh says, "Terrific trek to the top. We started from Honey Valley &am...

5The Ultimate November Bucket List Is Out! Places You Must Visit Next Month
The Ultimate November Bucket List Is Out!  Places You Must Visit Next Month

Besides coffee and pepper, cardamom and oranges are the other mainstays of Coorg’s economy. Set amidst verdant valleys, misty hills and acres of coffee plantations, Coorg is a perfect getaway for travellers. Coorg is also a paradise for adventure junkies. Its hills are a perfect for adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing, biking and white water rafting. HolidayIQ Traveller Vardaraj says, "Coorg was a very good tourist place, every tourist would love that place. The right time to travel there is September and December and the places which must to be seen is...

Video Reviews

Awesome view of the Falls

Awesome view of the Falls  Video Review

Abbi Falls

Rahul Shankar
14th Aug 17

Nice hangout spot with a view

Nice hangout spot with a view  Video Review

Raja's Seat

Rahul Shankar
14th Aug 17

Must visit place in Coorg

Must visit place in Coorg  Video Review

Raja's Seat

Gaurav Verma
12th Aug 17

Good view & okay experience

Good view & okay experience  Video Review

Raja's Seat

Vikas Rana
30th Jan 17

Great architecture

Great architecture  Video Review

Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)

Vikas Rana
30th Jan 17

Shabby location

Shabby location  Video Review

Raja's Seat

Sonu Narayan
21st Dec 17

Nice waterfall in Coorg

Nice waterfall in Coorg  Video Review

Iruppu Falls

Ritvikkrai
20th Nov 17

HARANGI DAM, KUSHALNAGAR DAM ACROSS KAVERI RIVER

HARANGI DAM, KUSHALNAGAR DAM ACROSS KAVERI RIVER  Video Review

Harangi Dam

Anoop M
19th Nov 17

Namdroling Monastery

Namdroling Monastery  Video Review

Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)

Anoop M
19th Nov 17

Abbi falls at its full glory

Abbi falls at its full glory  Video Review

Abbi Falls

Gaurav Verma
12th Aug 17

I am heading to Coorg

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Sanjib Gope

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Reviews (811)

Sudhendra sk

Sudhendra sk2.9/5

2 reviews

Hotel was awesome, Coorg trip was disappointing.

Enjoyed staying in Brook Stone Villas in Coorg . The mistake was, we could stay in Kushalnagar where we had many things close by to visit . All the waterfalls in Coorg where closed to get in . Only you can see them like you see that in a big screen TV. Very disappointing.

Bhawana meena

Bhawana meena3.6/5

2 reviews

Close to nature

Coorg is hill station. Mainly coffee plantation is done in this area. Its a small hill station so 2-3 days trip to Coorg will be perfect. We have visited this plan in may this time the coffee fruits are very small, they will grow after rains and there flowers comes in February. So according to me best time to visit Coorg is after rain. (Oct- Feb)

Coorg Overview

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-Keilpolduand 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.


Photos of Coorg

Raja's Seat, Coorg

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N S

Road way to Raja's Seat
Tadiandamol Peak, Coorg

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Harishankkar Gk

tadiandamol hills!
Omkareshwara Temple, Coorg

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Madhu Srugavarapu

omkareshwar temple Coorg

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