Coorg also known as Kodagu is a place said to haunt you forever with its timeless beauty. It is popularly dubbed as "Southern Kashmir" and "Scotland of India".

Coorg is located in the south-western part of Karnataka bordering Kerala. Its spread over a length of 96 km (north-south) and breadth of 64 km (east-west). The area of the district is 4102.3 sq. km.The population is an estimated 5 lakhs.

The prominent peaks in Coorg are Kote Betta, Pushpagiri, Nishani Motte, Tumbe Male. Tadiyandamol (1750 m), Soma Male and Brahmagiri. The main crops being Coffee, Pepper, Cardamom, Orange, Paddy, Tea and Anthurium flowers.

Places to visit in other parts of coorg

Irrupu water falls [20 kms from Jungle Side]
The river Lakshmana Theertha runs down 60 feet from a hill to form this waterfall. This waterfall is situated in Kurchi village of South Coorg. There is also a shiva temple dedicated by Lord Sri Rama on the banks of this river where pilgrims congregate on “Mahashivarathri”. The natural beauty is a treat to the eyes..

Tea Estate Walk [Birunani 7 kms]

The ever cool climate Coorg and the refreshing smell of tea plants will offer you a beautiful experience. A walk along the tea plantations near Birunani will refresh your mind, body and soul. 

Kuruva Dweep [Kerala]
Thick green forest of about 955 acres along the banks of the tributaries of east flowing Kabani river forms Kuruwa Dweep or island. This island is totally uninhabited. This isolated area is an ideal picnic spot. Kuruwa dweep is a paradise for exotic birds.

Pookot Lake [Vythari - Kerala]
Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake, surrounded with evergreen rain forest. There is a fresh water aquarium & a green house here. Boating facilities are available here. Pookot Lake is one of the most sought after tourist spots in Wayanad.

Raja's Seat [Madikeri- 80kms from Jungle Side]
This small pavilion at the western end of Madikeri has breathtaking views of the valley through which the road descends to Mangalore. It was one of the most favorite spots of the Raja's for enjoying the panoramic beauty of the mist-covered blue hills and valleys with green fields. It is this place where the kings used to relish the sunset and beauty of Coorg.

Omkareshwara Temple [Madikeri - 80kms]
Just 1 km from Madikeri town is this beautiful Shiva temple built by the King Lingaraja II in 1820 to appease the spirit of a Brahmin who was killed by the king. The structure is a quaint mix of Islamic and gothic styles of architecture with a dome and four turrets at the corners. The installed “Shivalinga” is specially brought from Kashi. The main attraction is the holy pond in front of the temple.

Madikeri Fort & Palace [Madikeri - 80kms]
The fort crowning the town built in 1681, with an imposing structure built in European style. Inside is an English church in plain gothic style. The palace within the fort rebuilt by Tippu Sultan in 1790 and again Lingaraja during 1820. Two life size Elephant, made of mortar with majesty, catches one’s eye on entering. Presently houses few Government offices, public library and a Museum of historical relics which is not to be missed.Distance is less than 1 km from Madikeri town

Gaddige [Madikeri - 81kms]
The tombs of Raja’s dynasty with high Domes, built in Islamic style and minarets with gold coating built in Indo Sarsenic style. The memorable grave is a tribute the King Virarajendra and his wife Mahadevi Amma. The other two are the graves of Lingarajendra and of Rudrappa, Guru to Virarajendra.

Abbi Falls [Madikeri - 86kms]
A 70ft waterfall, formerly named as Jessee Falls in honor of the daughter of first Chaplain of Mercara. An admiring beauty spot for picnic. Bathing and swimming in the deep waters is unsafe here.

Tibetan Golden Temple [Kushalnagar- 75kms]
A recently built “Namdrolling Monastry” a world famous Tibetan Golden Temple a toast to the eyes in Bylukuppe. The Golden Temple adorned with a 60 ft Buddha statue and the recent addition of Zamdong Palri the copper coloured mountain is an exotic tourist attraction. Fascinating shopping marts selling ethnic Tibetan artefacts and modern fashion wares - is the place to be visited. Also it is the second largest Tibetan settlement in India.

Cauvery Nisargadama [Kushalnagar - 73kms]
A beautiful picturesque picnic spot, where River Cauvery splits forming an island with a bamboo forest of 65 acres. A hanging bridge, Deer Park, Boating, Tree House, Elephant safari are worth to enjoy with dwelling ecofriendly cottages around.

Harangi Dam [Kushalnagar - 80kms]
The only reservoir in Kodagu built across the tributary of Cauvery with a height of 47 mtrs and 846 mtrs in length. A real Picnic spot to admire the gushing backwaters and natural beauty.

Dubare Elephant Camp [Kushalnagar - 65kms]
A natural island with the elephant training camp on the banks of river Cauvery. People visitng the place enjoy the unusual experince of bathing, feeding and taming the elephants. Fishing and elephant safari is an wonderful experience here in Dhubare. A journey of about 15 kms from Kushalnagar.

Bagandeshwara Temple [Bagamandala - 102kms]
This is a shrine of Bhagandeshwara . The name got by Bhaganda Maharshi who installed a Shivalinga here.The “Thriveni Sangama” of the sacred rivers of Coorg Cauvery, Kannike and sujyothi, a sub terrain stream. An important piligrimage centre called Bhagandeshwarea Kshethra, where piligrims first take bath, offer oblations to their departed ancestors, then ascend the hills for a holy bath at Talacauvery. A distance of 40 kms from Madikeri.

Tala Cauvery [Bagamandala - 110kms]
The worshipping deity of Kodagu, River Cauvery takes her origin as a spring in Talacauvery situated on the slopes of Brahmagiri Hills. On the auspicious day of “Tula Sankramana” which generally falls in October 17th every year, the holy Cauvery appears by sudden upsurge of water in the Kundike – The Pond. An ideal place for a visit by any tourist for its natural beauty. Lakhs of people throng every year for a ‘holy dip’.

Nalknad Palace [Napoklu - 70kms]
A two storeyed Palace built by King Dodda Veera Rajendra in 1792 at the feet of the highest peak of Kodagu “The Thadiyandamol”. This peak is an irresistible challenge to the trekkers. Paadi Igguthappa temple is a deviation from Kakkabe on the way to this palace. The temple was built by Lingarajendra during 1810.


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