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 wonderful waterfalls near 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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Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package

Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package from Bangalore!! Kabini is one of the most sought after wildlife destination in Karnataka. Nagarhole Tiger Reserve close to Kabini holds a prominent place in the wildlife map of South India. The neighboring plantation hill stations Coorg and Wayanad are a great combination to have a feel of two states Kerala and Karnataka in a short span of time. Mysore, the palace city would add a lot of variety to the trip. The majestic Mysore Palace is one of the famous fascinations of Mysore.

Wildlife Safari, Palaces, Waterfalls, Trekking, Lakes, Boating are some of the attractions of the trip. Guests are picked up from Bangalore International Airport/Railway Station by our representative. You may choose a pick up from the hotel or your home as well. The distance between Bangalore and Mysore 150 km, covered in 3 h. Major tourist destinations of Mysore, Kabini, Coorg and Wayanad will be covered during the 6 days of the trip. On the final day, guest will be traveling from Wayanad to Bangalore. The distance between Wayanad and Bangalore is 280 km covered in 6 h. Guests are dropped back to Bangalore with fond memories of a wonderful holiday experience on completion of Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini tour package. Do click on our link South India Tour Packages to know other featured packages for South India.

Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package: 7 Days

Places to Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Coorg – 2 Nights | Wayanad – 2 Nights | Mysore – 1 Night

 

Wayanad Sightseeing:
  • Edakkal Caves (Good option for trekking, cleft between rock, good view from top).
  • Jain Temple (Ancient Jain Temple near Sultan Bathery).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (One of the famous earth dams in India, boating available).
  • Lakkidi viewpoint (Great view of the valley from the top of Ghat section).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Chain tree describes the story of Ghat section road).
  • Pookot Lake (Lake in the mountains with a great view and boating facilities ).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Wildlife sighting opportunity during Jungle Safari, available in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island (Cross over to the island in a raft, great place for unwinding and splash).

 

Coorg Sightseeing:
  • Abbey Falls (One of the famous waterfalls of Karnataka, falls from an elevation of 70 feet)
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat is a view point close to Madikeri, gives great view of valley)
  • Tala Cauvery (Origin of river Cauvery)
  • Nisargadhama (Great place for unwinding and refreshing, it is a chain of small islands)
  • Golden Temple (Accommodating around 7000 Tibetan monks in and around, this beautiful architecture reflects the Tibetan Style of Architecture)
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Dubare Forest is a natural island of about 11-12 acres with elephant camp, elephant rides available)

 

Places to Visit in Mysore:
  • Mysore Palace (Most famous attraction of the palace City Mysore)
  • Mysore Zoo (Also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, features a great variety of animals and birds)
  • Brindavan Garden (Brindavan Garden is famous for the light show in the evening, displays a beautiful garden)
  • Jaganmohan Palace (Presently Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, showcases unique paintings and artifacts).

 

Places to Visit in Kabini:
  • Jungle Safari (Famous wildlife experiences in South India)
  • Coracle Ride in Kabini (Kabini Resorts offer Coracle Rides in river Kabini)

 

Mysore Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package: How to reach

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Coorg Honeymoon Package

Coorg Honeymoon Package – Weekend Getaways from Bangalore for Couples or from other destinations such as Mysore, Chennai, Cochin could consider this 3 Day honeymoon trip to Coorg. Bangalore to Coorg distance is 237 km, covered in 5.5 hours. You would surely enjoy the experience of wonderful plantations and rolling hills on your first outing to this famous South India hill station. Groowynd Holidays, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awarding winning tour operator and a destination expert for Coorg on TripAdvisor can help you in planning this perfect weekend getaway away from Bangalore for a couple. Resorts and Plantation stays are chosen based on the ambiance, access, hospitality, and privacy. Some important places to visit in Coorg will be covered according to your stay in Coorg. There are quite a number of sightseeing places to be covered in Coorg, such as waterfalls, a chain of islands, view point, wildlife etc. Nearest railway station to Coorg is Mysore (Mysuru) and pick up can be arranged from Mysore as well. If you are looking for a Coorg honeymoon package from Mumbai, Mangalore (Mangaluru) will be more convenient arrival and departure for you. Mangalore also has an international airport and a railway station. Mangalore to Coorg distance is 151 km. Coorg honeymoon package from Chennai is organized starting from Mysore. There are overnight trains and buses from Chennai to Mysore. If the guests are planning to come from Hyderabad for Honeymoon Package to Coorg, you can arrive at Bangalore or Mysore.

Coorg Honeymoon Package: Weekend Getaway from Bangalore for Couples

If you have more days to add to Coorg honeymoon package, you may consider Wayanad (2 Nights), Kabini (1 Night) or Ooty (2 Nights). Places of Pick up for the customized package can be from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Mangalore, Coimbatore etc.

Extended Package Options:

You may write to info@groowynd.com or post a query on this page requesting for a complete itinerary of Coorg Wayanad honeymoon package and stay options or customized honeymoon packages of South India. Visit our page South India Honeymoon Packages if you are looking for honeymoon packages to other South Indian destinations. If you are looking specifically for  Orange County Coorg Package Price or Tamara Coorg Honeymoon Package, please write to us and we assure you the best price for the honeymoon Package with Luxury Resort in Coorg.

 

Coorg Honeymoon Package

Lily Pool Cottage – Orange County Coorg

Coorg Honeymoon Packages

Orange County Coorg

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Kabini Tour Package with Wayanad

4 Days Trip From Bangalore : Kabini Tour Package with Wayanad is a great tour option for wildlife and nature enthusiasts!! The Kabini River that borders the Nagarhole and Bandipur National Park is known for its wildlife and safari tours with almost assured wildlife sightings. An exquisite experience offered by our partner resorts on the banks of Kabini River could be another reason that will make you want to opt for this trip. Orange County Resort Kabini, Kaav Safari Lodge, Red Earth, The Serai are few of the amazing resorts to choose from. Kabini River Lodge, a Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR) property, a former hunting lodge is an another option, where you will want to come back again.

Kabini Tour Package

Kaav Safari Lodge Kabini

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.

4 Days Trip from Bangalore : Kabini Tour Package and Wayanad

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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