Coorg Tourism

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Awesome view of the Falls

Awesome view of the Falls  Video Review
00:51

Abbi Falls

Rahul Shankar
14th Aug 17

Nice hangout spot with a view

Nice hangout spot with a view  Video Review
01:24

Raja's Seat

Rahul Shankar
14th Aug 17

Must visit place in Coorg

Must visit place in Coorg  Video Review
01:12

Raja's Seat

Gaurav Verma
12th Aug 17

Good view & okay experience

Good view & okay experience  Video Review
01:13

Raja's Seat

Vikas Rana
30th Jan 17

Great architecture

Great architecture  Video Review
01:31

Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)

Vikas Rana
30th Jan 17

Shabby location

Shabby location  Video Review
00:45

Raja's Seat

Sonu Narayan
21st Dec 17

Nice waterfall in Coorg

Nice waterfall in Coorg  Video Review
01:11

Iruppu Falls

Ritvikkrai
20th Nov 17

HARANGI DAM, KUSHALNAGAR DAM ACROSS KAVERI RIVER

HARANGI DAM, KUSHALNAGAR DAM ACROSS KAVERI RIVER  Video Review
01:07

Harangi Dam

Anoop M
19th Nov 17

Namdroling Monastery

Namdroling Monastery  Video Review
01:15

Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet)

Anoop M
19th Nov 17

Abbi falls at its full glory

Abbi falls at its full glory  Video Review
01:15

Abbi Falls

Gaurav Verma
12th Aug 17

I am heading to Coorg

Photo by

Ritesh Singhsiddharth

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Reasons to go to Coorg

1Breathtaking 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 & enjoyed the scenic path & muddy roads. Its worth to spend hours because on the top you will see real beauty of nature." 

Distance from Bangalore: 270 km

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2Coffee, culture and great food in Coorg
Coffee, culture and great food in Coorg

A favourite among many Bangaloreans, if you have not visited Coorg, you ought to, right now! Coffee plantations, the origins of the divine Kaveri, a unique cultural heritage and white water rafting are only a few of the many things to give you a fun filled weekend. Add a trip to the Nagarhole National Park and you have had a long weekend getaway to die for! 

Mahesh tells HolidayIQ, "Coorg's serene hills and mystic waterfalls are make up for a lovely getaway to break the monotony of city life in Bangalore. It's a small, sleepy little hilltown that smells of coffee. Dubaare elephant reserve is a must-experience place for nature and wildlife lovers!" 

Distance from Bangalore: 260 km 

Route: National Highway 275

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3Evergreen As Ever- Coorg
Evergreen As Ever- Coorg

Lush and gorgeous,Coorg is enchanting to say the least.HolidayIQ traveller Mallik says, "I went to central area of Coorg district Madikeri for a honeymoon. It was a nice experience for both of us to make it wonderful and memorable. We went to many places and the view is very amazing. We feel we are above the clouds. We went to birth place of kavery river, Omkareshwar temple, fort, waterfalls, elephant safari and more. Everyone should experience it to have some amazing feeling."

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4Gemini
Gemini

They get bored easily. Keep the novelty running. This sign loves to explore and experience new things. A road trip is something these guys would really love.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ambarish Das shares about the drive from Bangalore to Coorg, "The drive from Bangalore to Coorg is 250 km of pure bliss. Roads where you can drive without clutch. There are road signs everywhere, with well marked hill roads, comfortable yet exciting bends and inclines, crisp air and coffee plantations hugging the route. That is in a nutshell the drive to Coorg."

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5Tamara Coorg
Tamara Coorg

HolidayIQ traveller Anjana says, "We stayed 2 nights as a couple on my birthday weekend. Tamara is located at an elevation and the last 10 kms are bit steep. The cottages are awesome and, comparable, to Taj, Coorg. But what makes them stand apart is excellent hospitality.Thanks for my Birthday cake! Yoga session in the morning, was just out, of the world."

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Reviews (812)

Prashant dani

Prashant dani5.0/5

1 review

Coorg

Pleasant atmosphere & good sightseeing.
Food and Shopping: GOOD food no shopping.
Highlight of the trip: Good trip & good time with family in this hard-working life enjoyed the most with family, unforgettable trip.

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.
  • Hotel was awesome, Coorg trip was disappointing.

Recommended Duration in Coorg

Number of days to spend in Coorg as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

2.63%

2 days

26.32%

3 days

55.26%

4 days

10.53%

5+ days

5.26%

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

Photo by

N S

Road way to Raja's Seat
Tadiandamol Peak, Coorg

Photo by

Harishankkar Gk

tadiandamol hills!
Omkareshwara Temple, Coorg

Photo by

Madhu Srugavarapu

omkareshwar temple Coorg

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