Flanked by expansive coffee plantations, orange groves and cardamom and pepper plantations, Coorg is located in the south-western part of Karnataka bordering Kerala.Located on the slopes of the Western Ghats, Coorg is also famous for its dense forest cover and heavy rainfall.
Coorg has breath-taking waterfalls and islands especially along the Cauvery River with Abbey falls being the most remarkable. This is located in Madikeri the district headquarters of Coorg.While trekking up the narrow road to the waterfall can keep you occupied during the day; the evening can be spent watching the sunset at Raja’s seat.
Another popular area in the coffee district is Talacauvery the place from where the river Cauvery originates in the Brahmagiri hills. From here the steps lead up to the Brahmagiri peak which offers a fantastic view of the landscape.
Visit the Dubare Elephant Camp across the Cauvery where one can bathe and feed the elephants.Bylekuppe in Coorg is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. Located near Kushalnagar this settlement is complete with a Tibetan Monastery called Namdroling which is home to over 5000 monks a Tibetan village and flea market.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Bangalore, 250km away
The nearest railway station is Mysore 120 km away
Regular buses ply from Bangalore and Mysore to Coorg
Where to stay
Orange County Resort
Coorg International Club
Mahindra Kodagu Valley
Alath-Cad Estate Holiday Homes
Silent Valley Cottages at Madikeri