Situated at about 900 m to 1715 m above sea level, Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is one of the famous hill stations and tourist places in Karnataka. It is a district near the Western Ghats in the southwest part of Karnataka.
Coorg is called the Scotland of India and is also known as the Kashmir of Karnataka. There are three taluks in Coorg - Madikeri, Somwarpet, and Virajapet. Madikeri is considered the headquarters of Coorg.
The place is full of greeneries, and is also famous for its beautiful valleys, mystical hills, large coffee plantations, tea gardens, orange trees, lofty peaks, and fast-flowing rivers that attract tourists.
It is a popular weekend getaway for the people of South India.
A large number of tourists come here from Hassan and Mysore. Tourists visiting Connor and Wayanad in Kerala also like to visit Coorg.
Coorg is reminiscent of an old-world, the charm of ancient times is seen in the places here. Tourists can come here to take advantage of the beauty of the eastern and western slopes and admire the breathtaking views.
Coorg is considered to be the most beautiful hill station in respect of culture and tradition. The festivals celebrated in Coorg are Huttri, Merkara Dasara, Kel Podu, Kaveri transition or Tula transition, etc.
Most of the non-veg dishes are made in the local cuisine here. Apart from this, the South Indian foods of this place is also tasty.
Coorg is known all over the world for its coffee production. It is the main center of coffee production in India. The British had started coffee cultivation in Coorg. Arabica and Robusta are the prime coffee species grown in Coorg.
Tourist Places around Coorg - There is an exceptional and scenic tourist place for tourists in Coorg. Tourists come here to get engrossed in the beauty of old temples, eco-parks, waterfalls, and sanctuaries.
If you come to Coorg, then do not forget to visit Abbe Falls, Irpu Falls, Madikeri Fort, Raja Seat, Nalkhand Palace, and Raja Ki Gumbad.
There are also many religious places in Coorg, in which Bhagamandala, Tibetan Golden Temple, Omkareshwar Temple, and Talakaveri are prominent.
The immense beauty of nature is also seen in many places here, such as Chilwara Falls, Harangi Dam, Kaveri Nisargadma, Dubare Elephant Camp, Honamana Kere, Mandalpatti, etc.
Tourists interested in wildlife can enjoy a lot by roaming here in the century.
Tourists can also enjoy adventure sports here, like trekking, golf, angling, river rafting, etc.
Most of Coorg's trekking trails are located on the Brahmagiri hills of the Western Ghats. The trekking destinations here are Pushpagiri Hills, Kotbetta, Igguthapa, Nishani Motte and Tadindamol etc.
The Upper Barapole River, flowing in the Brahmagiri hills, is located to the south of Coorg, the place is known for water sports activities similar to Valanur, which is situated on the backwaters of the river Kaveri. This place is special for water lovers.
The best season to visit Coorg is from September to June. Coorg has pleasant weather in all months of the year.