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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3A lifetime of memorable experience
A lifetime of memorable experience

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ratnakar Reddy Vallem says, “Good place for kids and rafting for nature lovers :) We started in the vehicle in the morning 8:30 and reached there after traveling along in Mysore highway and 18 km after diversion from it. It's located on the bank of River Kaveri, I suggest to reach early in the morning to avoid long stretches of the queue and it will be closed after 1 pm.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Esther Chandran shares, “A must place to visit when you are on a holiday in Coorg Rajas Seat it is a place that you should definitely visit when you visit Coorg, the Scotland of India. The best time to visit this place is in the month of September / October just a little before sunset. The fog and mist will be so nice that you can't even see the person near you.” 

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4Hill Chill At Coorg
Hill Chill At Coorg

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mahuya Paul says, “Great view of the sunset but super crowded. We ought to thank the designer who thought of the gallery from where we can sit and watch the setting sun against the chain of high and low-rise-mountains. Raja's Seat is best known for the sunset view..”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Esther Chandran says, “A must place to visit when you are on a holiday in Coorg, the Scotland of India. The best time to visit this place is in the month of September / October just a little before sunset. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tejaswi G adds, “Great view. The place is a garden at the tip of one of a plateau in Madikeri town and you can see the mountain ranges beyond it from here. Great sight, normally visited for sunset.” 

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5A perfect sunset point
A perfect sunset point

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mahuya Paul adds, “Great view of the sunset but super crowded We ought to thank the designer who thought of the gallery from where we can sit and watch the setting sun against the chain of high and low-rise-mountains.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Esther Chandran says, “A must place to visit when you are on a holiday in Coorg; Rajas Seat. it is a place that you should definitely visit when you visit Coorg, the Scotland of India. The best time to visit this place is in the month of September / October just a little before sunset. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ratnakar Reddy Vallem adds, “Beautiful and scenic sunset view. Located very near to LE Coorg Restaurant and near to district court” 

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Reviews (1014)

Prasad

Prasad5.0/5

1 review

Breathtakingly beau peaceful, namma Kodagu

Breathtaking place! A kannadiga staying in Pune, so used to travel around Karnataka during my off-days . The hospitality of the people and the beauty of this place is just mesmerizing. I have been to a few places, and would definitely recommend Coorg . The last day we went to Mugilupete and man, was one of the best experiences of my life

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.

Recommended Duration in Coorg

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

1 day

2.6%

2 days

26.3%

3 days

55.3%

4 days

10.5%

5+ days

5.3%

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

Photo by

Harishankkar Gk

tadiandamol hills!
Omkareshwara Temple, Coorg

Photo by

Madhu Srugavarapu

omkareshwar temple Coorg

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