coorg travel guide

Tourist attraction

Madikeri

Capital town of this Paradise on earth. Madikeri is the place to be for mountains of mists, filled with enthralling bird’s eye views of slopes and plains, flourishing forests and other delightful concoctions of nature.

Madikeri in Coorg
Kakkabe

Kakkabe

Kakkabe is where the famous Padi Igudappa temple is located. The deity here is given special recognition during the Puthari festival. The Naland Palace which was originally supposed to be a hunting lodge is also worth a visit. Kakkabe is also the leading centre for production of honey in south East Asia.

Raja’s Seat

As the name implies Raja’s seat is where the mighty kings who used to rule the area sat and watched the soothing sunset and sunrise too if they managed to wakeup early. One view of the sunrise or sunset from here will provide perfect justification for why it is a preferred spot.

Raja’s seat
Omkareshwara temple

Omkareshwara Temple

The temple was built in 1820 by king Lingarajendra II. The temple is famous for its Mohammedan style architecture. Legend has it that the temple was built as an offering to calm the spirit of a Brahmin whom he had sentenced to death. The temple is built in the style of a Muslim mosque with a dome in the middle and tower like structures in four corners. A Shiva lingam is placed near the entrance.

Abbi Waterfalls

Drive 8Kms from the main town and you will find yourself the sight of the incredible spectacle of lashing and gushing body of water falling down quite a steep slope, known as the Abbi waterfalls. This is one of the main highlights of Coorg and must be placed under high priority list as far as tourists are concerned.

Abbi waterfalls
Somwarpet

Somwarpet

Take a 42 Km drive to the Coffee centre of Coorg. Taste a cup of original coffee and enjoy a Feast with your eyes on the vast plantations that provide the output satisfying millions all over the World. Visit the famous Bassapa club and have a game of Snooker or Ping pong with your mates.

Cauvery Nisargadhama

Take a break from your blissful endeavor and shack up for the night at a body surrounded by the waters of river Cauvery. The Island is located Kushalanagar 26 Kms from the capital Madikeri. Once you arrive here; take a walk across the hanging bridge into the abode of teaks, sandalwoods, Bamboos and other varieties of Greenery which are Scintillating for the sight and eventually the mind. There are cottages available here that can accommodate about 5 persons. Boating, Deer Park, elephant rides and a children’s park are other forms of entertainment Boasted by this Island.

Cauvery Nisargadhama
Bylekuppe

Bylakuppe

Visit the ‘little Tibet’ of Coorg.Bylakuppe is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in South India. Visit the prominent monasteries of Sera Jey, Sera May and Namdroling. Another important Monastery is the Tashi Lhumpo University also believed to be the seat of the Panchen Lama.

Valnur fishing camp

The Valnur fishing camp can be visited by obtaining a Permit from the Coorg wildlife Society. Once the formalities are completed get your gear and hook the river for some beauties. Avid birdwatchers can also hang about here to observe some unique specimen among birds.

Valnur fishing camp
Talacauvery

Talacauvery

Visit the pond gushing out a small stream of water which evolves on its way to become river Cauvery making the lands of the south fresh and Fertile. Located at the foothills of BrahmaGiri 44Kms of Madikeri, Talacauvery is also known for being a Pilgrimage center.

Harangi dam

Have a spell at this bewitching reservoir near Kushalanagar.

Harangi dam
Gaddige

Gaddige

The tombs of those of royal Blood are located in Gaddidge. The lingarajendra tomb here was built in 1820. A tablet has been etched here in the memory of General Biddanda Bopu. The whole place is constructed in Mohammedan style of architecture.

   

Trekking

Trekking in Coorg

Coorg might win as the Trekking centre of South India Hands down. There are a variety of Peaks here for you t try and scale according to your level of expertise.

Trekking in Coorg
Mountain treks

Mountain Treks

Trekking in the high mountain slopes of Coorg are recommended only to expert trekkers. There is the possibility of aggressive weather conditions and bad visibility.

Lowland Treks

A lot of lowland areas of Coorg are unexplored. Hence the desire among tourists to trudge along these isolated tracts of beauty is pretty high.

Lowland treks
Bylakuppe Buddhist Temple, Coorg

Bylakuppe Buddhist Temple

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Government Museum

Timing: 10:00AM - 05:00PM

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TREKKING PRECAUTIONS:

  • Carry lots of water
  • Stay out of the sun
  • First aid kits are advisable
  • Copious amounts of food are also recommended
  • Stay as a group to avoid provability of getting lost

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