Coorg

  • Coffee Plantation Hill Station of Karnataka!!

Coorg

Coorg, a popular hill station in Karnataka also known as ‘Kodagu’, is situated on the Eastern slope of the Western Ghats. Thanks to the agrarian population that lives here, it is among one of those few places that still has unblemished natural belongings.  Madikeri (Also called Mercara), one among the many places to visit in Coorg, is the capital of District Coorg (Kodagu). Blessed with large estates of Coffee plantations blended with Pepper veined trees and orange bushes, Coorg is also rich in Honey production and Ginger cultivation. Coorg is colored with many communities like Kodavas (being main community), Gowdas, Brahmins, Christians and Jains, and Tribes such as Yeravas, Kurubas, Airies and Kudiyas.  Kodava takk, a pure Dravidian language, is the Mother Tongue. Coorg also has other languages like Kannada, Tulu and Malayalam also being widely used.  Another best thing to experience at Coorg is its wildlife. This small district has three Wildife Sanctuaries (Brahmagiri, Talacuavery, and Pushpagiri) and one National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National park, Nagarhole).  Coorg celebrates three major festivals- Kailpoldhu, Kavery Sankaramana, and Puthari. This Green hub is honoured with the divine River Cauvery (Kavery) and number of small rivers, a handful of chirpy waterfalls and water reservoirs.

Places to Visit in Coorg

There are many Places to visit in Coorg in 2-3 days. We have listed some of these Coorg tourist places with photos that can be of help to you:

  • Madikeri Fort : Madikeri fort (Mercara fort) and Palace were built in the 17th century by King Mudduraja. Tipu Sulthan of Mysore captured and rebuilt it in granite who named the site as Jaffarabad. King Lingarajendra Wodeyar II in 1812-1814 took over the fort and renovated it. The Veerabhadra Temple inside it was abolished by the British who built an Anglian Church, which has now been converted in to a Museum. Two life size masonry elephants in the north-east corner at the entrance and a church in the south-east corner can be sighted there. (Distance from Madikeri Town – Less than 1 Km)
  • Abbey waterfalls : It is a small, magnificent water fall near to Madikeri town, and is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates.  Flow of water is moderate throughout the year but swell during Monsoon when the flow is much higher.  An early morning visit is advised when crowd is less and you can hear the whispering water in silence and the colourless water looks white like snow. (Distance from Madikeri – 6 km)

    Abbey Falls

    Abbey Falls. Pic Courtsey: Arvind Balaraman

  • Raja’s Tomb : One of the important monuments in Coorg. The royal tombs provide a commanding view of Madikeri town & are built in the Islamic style with the domes in center and turrets at the angles. (Distance from Madikeri – 1 km)

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    Raja’s Tomb in Madikeri (Coorg). Image Credit: Deep Goswami

  • Raja’s seat : Kings of Coorg use to spent their evenings with their consorts here.  Picturesque view of lofty mountains, grassy meadows, steep dale and wide spread paddy fields can be enjoyed from Raja’s Seat. A romantic atmosphere is created in Sunset here, that gratifies every aching heart. A walk through the pergola at dawn makes you feel perfect with the freshness of heavenly air and a spectacular view of the mesmerizing misty mountains.  A beautiful park, the toy train and children’s  amusements area makes Raja’s Seat worth for children too. (Distance from Madikeri – Less than half  km).
  • Omkareshwara Temple : Built by  Lingarajendra II in 1820 in the combination of Catholic, Keralite, Gothic and Islamic styles of Architecture.  The Shivalinga here is believed to be brought from Kashi by the King himself. The King named the Shivalinga as Omkareshwara and performed regular rituals. The annual Teppothsava or Boat Festival is a memorable event (Distance from Madikeri -1 km).
  • Talacauvery (Talakaveri) : Talakaveri is marked with Brahma Kundike or Tirth Kundike. A small spring of water originates from this place which becomes the River Cauvery and hence it is referred to as Talakaveri (Origin of Cauvery). The River Cauvery (Kavery) is one of the most sacred rivers in India as per Hindu mythology. Talakavery is on the Brahmagiri hill slopes at an altitude of 1276 mtr above sea level. The immediate surroundings of Talakaveri is declared and protected as Wild Life Sanctuary also. (Distance from Madikeri- 44 km, from Bhagamandala – 8 km).
  • Bhagamandala : Bhagamandala is the meeting of three rivers , Cauvery River, Kanika and Sujyothi (from underground and is also referred to as Triveni Sangam. It is believed that the holy river at this point can heal various physical and psychological miseries. (Distance from Madikeri – 36km).
  • Golden Temple : Second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet is at Bylakoppa, in Kushalnagar.  With over 7000 Monks and students today, it has a number of small camps close to each other, and has a lot of monasteries, nunneries. Sera (educational institution), the smaller Tashilunpo monastery and Namdroling monastery are famous among them. The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statue and other statues of Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are amazingly beautiful. Colorful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology creates a marvelous experience. Traditional Tibetan items like costumes, statues, carpets, jewelry etc can be shopped at the shopping complex outside. (Distance from Kushalnagar – 5 km)
  • Harangi Reservoir : A dam near Kushalnagar built across Harangi River, a tributary of Kaveri River. It is a traveler’s delight when the reservoir is fully filled with water during monsoon in Coorg. Harangi is an ideal place for picnic in Coorg. (Distance from Kushalnagar – 6 km)
  • Cauvery Nisargadhama : Amidst river Kaveri, naturally formed an island, full of bamboos, teak, sandalwood trees, streams and wild life covering it. Visitors can find deer, elephants, peacocks etc at Nisargadhama. Elephant ride around resort is an unforgettable experience. A hanging bridge connects land to Nisargadhama and helps travelers to cross the Cauvery River. Boating and swimming are other activities one can enjoy apart from just watching Nisargadhama’s natural beauty.(Distance from Kushal Nagar – 3.5 km)
  • Valnoor Fishing Camp : Situated near Dubare Reserve, Valnoor fishing camp is an ideal place to go fishing and to check your fishing skills. Mornings would be the ideal time for fishing. There are variety of fishes around and Mahsheer & Marals are main .  (Distance from Kushalnagar – 15 km)
  • Dubare Forest Reserve & Elephant Camp : An elephant capturing and training camp under Coorg Forest Department, Dubare is located between Kushalnagar and Siddapur on the banks of river Kaveri. Wild elephants are captured , tamed and trained with the help of other tamed elephants and local tribes. Deers, Bisons, Peacocks, woodpeckers, kingfishers etc are also can be spotted at Dubare forest range. Tourists can also take part in various activities involving Elephants. Adventure activities like trekking, river rafting, fun fishing etc are also organized here. To watch the tamed elephants bath in the river and to be scrubbed clean by their mahouts, may be an experience of lifetime for many people. The beauty of sunset is just awesome, from the camp. (Distance from Kushalnagar – 15 km)

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    Dubare Elephant Camp at Coorg. Image Credit: Sankar

  • Chicklihole Dam : It is a nice and calm picnic spot located between Madikeri and Kushalnagar. Spending the afternoon until dusk here would be a better idea as it gets too hot till noon and there is no shade to protect you from the sun. Moreover, the best time to visit would be during monsoon and winter i.e from June to March as there will be more water in the dam. (Distance from Kushalnagar – 15 km)
  • Nagarhole National Park : Kabani Nagarhole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) is spread between Kodagu and Mysore Districts, and is separated from Bandipur National Park by Kabini River. Encompassing thick green forest, tiny streams, small valleys and waterfalls, the National park is home to tigers, Indian bison, elephants, four-horned antelopes, sloth bears, porcupine, jackals, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears, hyenas, spotted deer, sambars, barking deer, gaurs and wild boars etc.  Kabini  Reserve is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Nagarhole National Park is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. There is more than 250 species of, some of the rarest birds in India and variety snakes available at National Park. (Distance from Madikeri – 93 km)
  • Mandalpatti : Mandalpatti is a viewpoint, located at a distance of about 35 km from Madikeri town. Tourists can reach the 600 m high point through the coffee plantations. The beauty of Mandalpatti is unwrapped when we reach the top, with stretching green mountains and the cool breeze. (Distance from Madikeri – 18 km)
  • Tadiandamol Peak : Tadiandamol is the highest mountain of Coorg district. Located on the Western Ghats range, and reaches an elevation of 1,748 m (5,734 Ft) this place is the best for trekkers. The mountain, covered with thick forest, has plenty of leeches. It is about 30 kms away from Virajpet on the way to Napoklu, Bhagamandala and it lies adjacent to the Makutta forest. (Distance from Madikeri – 40 km)
  • Irupu Waterfalls : Irpu falls (Irupu Falls) runs down from Bhramagiri hills, located in Kutta village of Coorg. It is a stream of Lakshmana-Theertha river and also a sacred place. The crystal water jets from about 60m high and finally joins river Cauvery. The famous temple of Lord Shiva, known as the Rameshwara Temple, is situated in the vicinity. This narrow waterfall, soothing with lush green mountains around, is strikingly beautiful. (Distance from Madikeri – 80 km)
  • Chelavara Waterfalls : This majestic stream-falls is an ideal place for budding trekkers and nature lovers. Cruise through the countryside crossroads all along itself is adventurous. Required to walk for about a kilometer from the parking area to reach the falls. (Distance from Madikeri – 40 km)
  • Mallalli Waterfalls : Drops down from over 200 feet, the Mallalli falls (Mallali Falls) is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Coorg. Nestled within the thick forest, River Kumaradhara drops and scattered along the stream to create an incredibly misty waterfall. A shimmering falls flowing through rocks and outlined by brilliant green flora creates a calming atmosphere. Situated on the foothills of Pushpagiri hill-ranges, Mallalli falls  assure truly magical experience. (Distance from Madikeri – 58 km)

 

Packages for Coorg

How to Reach Coorg

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Mangalore to Coorg Route:Mangalore-Kalladka-Madikeri. MMangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) distance is 138 km, covered in 3 h.

Mysore to Coorg Route:Mysore to Coorg (Madikeri) distance is 120 km, covered in 2 h 45 min.

Bangalore to Coorg Route:Bangalore-Mandya-Mysore-Kushalnagar-Madikeri. Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) distance is 255 km, covered in 5 h 15 min.

Calicut to Coorg Route:Calicut-Thalassery-Mahe-Iritty-Virajpet-Madikeri. Calicut to Coorg (Madikeri) distance is 180 km, covered in 4 h 45 min.

Nearest Railway Station to Coorg is Mysore Railway Station. Mysore Railway Station to Madikeri (Coorg) distance is 120 km, covered in 2 h 45 min. Mangalore Railway Station to Madikeri (Coorg) is 138 km, covered in 3 h.

Nearest airport to Coorg is at Mangalore, at 145 km covered in 3h 15 min. Bangalore Airport to Madikeri(Coorg) is 294 km, covered in 5 h 30 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

Best Time to Visit Coorg

Coorg can be visited throughout the year, but September to March is the best time to visit Coorg. If you like to visit Coorg during rainy season which itself is a delightful experience, then June - September is the good time to experience monsoon.

Distance to Coorg

From Place Distance (in Km)
Mangalore 138 km
Bangalore 255 km
Mysore 120 km
Calicut 180 km

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Going on a Kabini wildlife safari along with a visit to Wayanad, a hill station located in North Kerala is a great combination for any nature/wildlife lover. Wayanad has lot of varied attractions like waterfalls, lakes, dams, view points, wildlife sanctuaries etc. Guests can be picked up from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Kochi, Coimbatore or Mangalore for this Wayanad Kabini tour package. If you have an additional day to spare, Coorg or Mysore can also be included in this trip. Click on the link Mysore Kabini Coorg Wayanad Package to know more about the package that includes Mysore and Coorg as well. Drops also can be customized as per the guest requirement.

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Places of Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Wayanad Sightseeing:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for inscriptions on the cave walls).
  • Jain Temple (Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (Wild Animal Sighting in Jungle safari conducted in morning and evening).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (One of the famous places in Wayanad, being the biggest earth dam).
  • Lakkidi view point (From the top you can view the wonderful valley and ghat section).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Chain tree describes a story behind ghat section road).
  • Pookot Lake (Lake at the rendezvous of valley on three sides, boating available, nice place for family and couples).
  • Kuruva Island (Chain of Islands, cross over in raft, great place for unwinding).

 

Places to Visit in Kabini:
  • Jungle Safari (one of the most sought after wildlife experiences in south India)
  • Coracle Ride in Kabini (offered by most of the resorts in Kabini)

 

Kabini Tour Package and Wayanad: Tourist Map

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2 Days Trip to Coorg

Coorg Tourism Package: is a 2 days trip to Coorg offered by Groowynd Holidays, a Destination Expert for Coorg on TripAdvisor. If you are wondering ‘How to plan a Coorg trip’ or ‘What are the important places to visit in Coorg’, then you can let go of the worry and allow us to organize for you, a pleasant 2 days trip to Coorg. Guest will be picked up from Bangalore/Mysore and can proceed to Coorg for a memorable stay with family and friends. A Coorg tourism package also includes a trip to tourist places in Kushalnagar and Madikeri, which are the two major towns in Coorg. There are enough tourist places in Madikeri, that itself might require a Madikeri trip plan for 2 Days.

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a coffee plantation hill station near Bangalore. Guest who would like to go on a Coorg trip from Bangalore by car can be picked up from the Bangalore Airport / Railway Station / their home or hotel doorstep in Bangalore. Alternatively, pickup can also be arranged from Mysore, Mangalore or Kozhikode (Calicut). For guests arriving at Mysore, the customized arrangements of a Mysore to Coorg cab transfers and sightseeing with a one night stay at a Coorg Resort/Homestay can be done, as needed. The distance from Mysore to Coorg is approx. 107 km and the journey time is well below 3 hours. Bangalore to Coorg distance is 243 km, covered in 5.5 hours. Mangalore and Calicut (Kozhikode) are 151 km and 167 km away from Coorg, respectively. If you are based out of Chennai and have been planning for a short trip to Coorg from Chennai, the nearest arrival or departure point is Mysore. There are no direct trains or buses available from Chennai to Coorg, but you can arrive at Mysore by train or a KSRTC bus playing on the route from Chennai to Mysore. For those who would like to go an extended holiday trip and have few more days to spare, one can surely include other South Indian tourist destinations such as Mysore, Wayanad, Kabini, Ooty, and Kodaikanal along with this Coorg Tourism Package. You may search for South India Tour Packages and itineraries by clicking on the hyperlink, for different available tour package combinations or write to us at info@groowynd.com for a customized trip to South India.

Extended Coorg tourism packages are:

Coorg Tourism Package: 2 Days Trip to Coorg

Sightseeing Places in Coorg:
  • Abbey Falls (Waterfall of Karnataka, close from Madikeri, elevation of 70 feet,  provides a great view from hanging bridge ).
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat means  – Seat of the King, View point near Madikeri, visit in evening).
  • Nisargadhama (Chain of islands, the best place for soft trekking, reachable through a dangling bridge).
  • Golden Temple (Also known as Namdroling Monastery, Monastery reflecting the Tibetan Style of Architecture, situated near Kushalnagar).
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Watch Elephants very closely and give a bath to Elephant, elephant rides available).
  • Mandalpatti Drive (Mandalpatti trek would be a great experience for the evening, go to the top in an adventurous drive in a jeep).
  • River Rafting in Coorg (River rafting can be done in Coorg, if you are visiting in right season).
Coorg Tourism Package

Dubare Elephant Camp

2 Days Trip to Coorg

Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Coorg Tourism Package: Places of Pick Up

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Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package

In our customized Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package, the couple is picked up from their city of arrival or home. Pick up is available from Calicut, Bangalore, Mysore, Cochin, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Thrissur etc by exclusive cab. Guests dropped back home or at the place of departure, based on their convenience. Also, if you are arriving at Wayanad on your own by early morning, early morning pick up and fresh up can be arranged on prior request. If the guests are picked up from Bangalore to Vythiri Resort route covered will be Bangalore – Mysore – Gundlupete – Sulthan Bathery – Kalpetta – Vythiri. The drive through the forest after reaching Gundlupete enables you to have an opportunity for wildlife sighting. If picked up from Calicut, the journey through the ghat section would be amazing. Wayanad Sightseeing can be customized for 3 days, based on your taste. Wayanad has been blessed with natural beauty and has a right blend of trekking, leisure, and nature.

Vythiri Resort features 3 or 4 Nights honeymoon package in room categories viz Vythiri Haven, Honeymoon Villa, Pool Villa, Honeymoon Pool Villa. 1 Night in Luxury Tree House can be added in a Special honeymoon package. Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package can be combined with Ibnii Coorg or Kaav Safari Lodge Kabini, which is in the same category. Or if you are looking for any other option in South India for Honeymoon, you may click on South India Honeymoon Packages to see an array of Honeymoon Packages.

Write to info@groowynd.com for best rates including Vythiri Package and Cab. Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package without transportation also can be booked through us @ best rates. If you are looking for regular packages to other resorts/destinations of South India featured on our website, you may visit our page South India Tour Packages.

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