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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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    Places to Visit in Coorg

    Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple

    Places to Visit in Coorg

    Dubare Elephant Camp

     

  • 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)
  • 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).

 

Luxury Resort in Coorg

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Coorg Luxury Resorts

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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

RECOMMENDED PACKAGES

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Orange County Coorg Package

Orange County Coorg Package – 3 Days : Orange County Coorg (It has been renamed as Evolve Back Coorg) is a Luxury Resort in Coorg, with an area of 300 acres has an irresistible aroma of spices and coffee and makes a perfect place for your honeymoon. Stay in elegantly luxurious Lily Pool villas or Kodava styled Heritage Pool Villas, that are amazingly spacious and has a blend of ethnic architecture with modern amenities. Each villa has a separate living and en-suite bedroom with a courtyard and private pool. Go for a nature walk, spend time leisurely in the private pool, enjoy the lavish spread of cuisines are among some of the few highlights.. There are much more in store!! If you are looking for a package featuring Orange County Coorg and Kabini (Evolve Back Resorts at Coorg and Kabini), you may visit our page Orange County Resorts Package.

Orange County Coorg Package : Customized

Orange County Coorg package includes airport transfers and local sightseeing by an exclusive AC cab with pick up that can be arranged from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Mangalore or Coimbatore. The package can be combined with the other Orange County Resort at Kabini for a 5/6 Day period, which is an another sought after luxury experience on the Kabini backwaters. The combination of Orange County Resorts at Coorg and Kabini is one of the most sought after luxury honeymoon experiences in South India. The package can also be combined with other luxury resorts at Wayanad, Bandipur, Mysore, Bekal, Ooty etc.

Orange County Coorg Package

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Orange County Coorg Package

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Write to us at info@groowynd.com or post a query on this page (under Contact Us) for an Orange County Coorg Package with the best price and great offers. You also inquire with us if you require Car rental services for this package. To find out more about Luxury Honeymoon Packages for South India, you may visit our page South India Tour Packages.

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Wayanad Budget Honeymoon Package

Wayanad Budget Honeymoon Package for 3 Days!! If you are looking for a cheap and best honeymoon package from Bangalore or any other metropolitan city in South India, then this Wayanad budget honeymoon package could be the right option for you. Good standard Budget hotels and resorts, Deluxe (3-star category) homestays/tree houses/cottages are featured in this package. Guests can be picked up from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi etc. Doorstep pickups can also be arranged, based on our reach and availability. If you plan to reach Wayanad on your own, transportation including pickup and drop from the bus stand/resort and local sightseeing will be provided by our vehicle. This Wayanad budget honeymoon package will take care of your entire sightseeing by an exclusive cab and accommodation along with honeymoon inclusions. If you are looking for a Wayanad Tree House Honeymoon Package or Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package, you may visit the links attached or request a separate quote from us.

Write to us info@groowynd.com or post a query on this page, requesting for a customized honeymoon package of Wayanad, or even if you are looking for a cheap and economical tour package to Coorg, Mysore, Ooty from Bangalore Chennai Hyderabad, or Cochin etc. If you are searching for honeymoon packages for other destinations of South India do visit our link South India Honeymoon Packages. The general honeymoon inclusions are mentioned below, which may vary based on the resort you choose.

Honeymoon Package: Specific Inclusions

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • 2 Nights accommodation in chosen category of hotel/resort
  • Candle Light Dinner for the couple for one night
  • Honeymoon Cake for the newly married couple
  • Simple Flower Arrangement once during the stay

Wayanad Budget Honeymoon Package: Places of Pick Up

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Orange County Kabini Package

Orange County Kabini Package – 3 Days : Evolve Back Resort Kabini (Orange County has been renamed) is a luxury wildlife resort in Kabini. Set on the banks of the Kabini River, the resort provides an amazing opportunity to view wildlife from close quarters. The Orange County resort experience is one of the most sought after Honeymoon Resorts in South India. Luxurious stay, high-end services, wonderful ambiance and the panoramic location will tempt you to come back to Orange County again. The coracle ride in the evening, Elephant Safari and proximity to Nagarhole Wildlife are some of the key highlights of this luxury resort in Kabini. Infinity pool with a view to the Kabini is breathtaking, especially in the evening. Cultural programs are conducted in the evening. If you are willing you extend your South India holidays by a few more days, a stay at Kabini for 4-5 days would be an amazing experience !!.

Orange County Kabini Package: Customized

For Evolve Back Kabini package, guests will be picked up by an exclusive AC Cab from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Mangalore, or Coimbatore. Orange County Kabini Package can be combined with the other Orange County resort at Coorg, a luxury resort located within a 300-acre plantation, or luxury resorts at nearby destinations (such as Coorg, Wayanad, Bandipur, Mysore, Bekal, Ooty etc). The Orange County luxury experience can also be felt at the heritage city of Hampi. If you are looking for an extensive trip in this sector with luxury hotels and a hassle free holiday, you may write to us or send us a query.

 

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Write to us at info@groowynd.com or enquire with us for the best prices of Orange County Kabini Package or a customized Luxury Honeymoon Package for South India. If you may require airport transfers or a cab for local sightseeing by an exclusive cab, we do provide car rental services at Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Calicut, Coimbatore etc. You may also visit our link  South India Honeymoon Packages if you are looking for honeymoon package to other South Indian destinations.

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