About Coorg in Karnataka
Coorg is a quaint little hill station located in the state of Karnataka. Located amidst lush green, flourishing valleys, compelling mountains, and dense teakwood forests, Coorg in Karnataka is a must visit place. Coorg in Karnataka is spread over an area of around 4102 km, enclosing the Cauvery River that originates and flows through it. Coorg in Karnataka is famous for its coffee plantations, forests and the great sightseeing it has to offer. Due to the presence of lush green forests, tapering slopes with dense tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, panoramic beauty and scenic view, Coorg in Karnataka has been one of the popular tourist place among tourists visiting Coorg from India and abroad. Coorg in Karnataka is also been referred as the Scotland of India. Coorg in India is situated on the Western Ghats of India. Coorg in Karnataka is also famous for the adventure sports that one can indulge in, which includes Trekking options, Golf, Angling and White Water Rafting. Trekking options are available due to the presence of the lush green hill ranges with tall peaks, like the Pushapagiri and the Tadiandamol in Coorg. Coorg also referred as Kodagu, provides many Angling options along with the White Water Rafting in the Cauvery River.
Best Time to Visit Coorg in Karnataka
Coorg in Karnataka enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. Winters are cold yet not very harsh. Same is with summer and monsoons. Yet the best time to visit Coorg in Karnataka from the month of April to November, since apart from plenty of sightseeing, one can also enjoy the adventure sport activities which are made available for tourists from April to November.
How to reach Coorg in Karnataka
The nearest airport is Bangalore, around 260 km from Coorg in Karnataka. Bangalore is very well connected to all the major cities by regular flights. The other nearest airport is Mangalore around 135 km from Coorg in Karanataka and Mysore Airport around 120 km from Coorg in Karanataka. The nearest rail road is Mysore, around 130 km from Coorg in Karnataka. By Road, Coorg is accessible from the Mysore – Mangalore Highway i.e. the NH48, which passes through Coorg. Madikeri, the capital city of Coorg in Karnataka, has regular bus services from all the major cities including Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore.
Festivals Celebrated at Coorg in Karnataka
Coorg or Kodagu in Karnataka celebrate many festivals including the Festival of Arms, held during June –September. During this festival, weapons are cleaned, polished and worshipped for reuse. Festival of Arms holds a great importance at Coorg in Karnataka. Cauvery Festival is celebrated with great spirits in October. Puthar, the harvest Festival is celebrated with great jest during mid November/December. Various local art performances are held during this period to celebrate the harvest in this period. The performances are done by the locals in their temples.
Places of Interest in and around Coorg in Karnataka
Raja's Seat in Madikeri, around 19 kms from Coorg
Nagarhole National Park, around 94 km from Coorg
Iruppu Falls, around 50 km from Coorg
Talakaveri: Talakaveri is a sacred place located in the Brahmagiri Hills at Coorg in Karnataka. Talakaveri is said to be the origin of the Cauvery River and hence is considered and worshipped as a sacred place. There are many legendary tales associated with Talakaveri and is located around 1267 meters above sea level.
Apart from these panoramic and popular points one can also visit many other places when at Coorg in Karnatak which includes the Madikeri, The Tibetan Golden Temple, the Harangi Dam, The Mallali Falls, and Bhagamandala.
Accommodation Facilities offered at Coorg in Karnataka
Ashish Estate Valnoor
50/3, 1st Monnangeri Village,
Galibeedu, Madikeri - 571201,
Amavna Spa Resort
Post box no.21 Guddehosur,
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