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Kodagu, popularly known as Coorg, is one of the most frequented weekend hotspots in Karnataka. This anglicized name -Coorg- came into existence after the East India Company took over Kodagu in 1834. Madikeri being the district capital and the main town is located at an altitude of 1067 meters above sea level. Often referred to as the Scotland of the East, Coorg is famous for its coffee plantations and Pork Pandi Curry.
Apart from the chicory free coffee, Coorg is also known for spices such as black pepper and cardamom. What makes Coorg unique is that it is not yet connected by rail or air. Tucked away in the scenic Western Ghats, it is 260 kms from Bangalore, 120 kms from Mangalore and 120 kms from Mysore.
Its forests are also home to the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarahole National Park,
Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary and the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
According to the local language, Kodava means 'blessed by Mother Kaveri'. Their Huthri festival which is celebrated during the months of November to December is unique as it marks the end of the rice planting tenure in September and commemorates the Kodava warrior tradition.
The Kodavas (Coorgis) are a martial race, and hence exempt by the Indian Arms Act from possessing a license for a firearm within the district. It has produced many famous personalities in the Indian armed forces like Field Marshal Cariappa, who was one of the two Indian armed forces officers to hold the highest rank of Field Marshal, and General K.
S. Thimayya who was the Chief of Army Staff.
Pandit Nehru had once aptly stated about the region, "Coorg has given great Generals to the Indian Army. It is noted for its choicest coffee and if I am permitted to add one more to these specialties, I can mention that Coorg is famous for its beautiful and comely women."
Travel to a land of absolute beauty and pleasure. Wayanad in Kerala is full of lush paddy fields that impart a perpetual emerald colour to the landscape. It also has breathtaking views from valleys, much like Coorg in Karnataka. Coorg is another hill station in the south known for its unusual beauty and cool climate.
Make a trip to Coorg and Wayanad for a blissful vacation amidst natural beauty and tranquillity. However, start the tour with a visit to the cosmopolitan city of Bangalore. Thereafter, proceed towards Coorg, a hill station that is abundant in flora and natural vistas. Also, visit the picturesque district of Wayanad and explore its scenic beauty, along with its attractions, like the Ambalavayal Heritage Museum.
To make some special lifetime memories, pay a visit to the southern part of India. From exploring the metropolitan city of Bangalore to a stroll in the coffee plantations of Coorg, this region offers many delightful experiences to visitors. The serene environment of Ooty attracts tourists from all around the world. Also, witness Munnar's evergreen beauty, followed by a trip to the spice plantations in Thekkady.
This is a the ideal beach and hill station combo holiday package. Your trip starts in Calicut, the city in Kerala known for its trade relations with other countries since ancient times. After a day's sightseeing in Calicut, you will proceed to Wayanad, the land of lush paddy fields and hills covered in dense forests. Local attractions here include the Chembra Peak, the highest in the region. Cross over to Karnataka next and reach Coorg, the hill station of gushing waterfalls and breathtaking views. Experience the magic of the Western Ghats during this holiday.
This honeymoon package is designed to allow you some relaxing time amidst paradise-like beauty. Both Coorg and Wayanad boast of pleasant weather and emerald-like greenery, soothing your senses. We have also added a trip to the Brindavan Gardens at your first stop, Mysore.
What a lovely way to spend your honeymoon! Coorg is the quiet paradise of Karnataka, hidden in the depths of lovely forests. Ooty is a popular hill station that offers excellent views of the surrounding valleys and a chance to boat on Ooty Lake.
In the upcoming holiday season, take a tour to some of the enchanting destinations of South India like Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty and Kodaikanal. Tour to this part of the country is not complete without exploring Coorg, which awes its visitors with the lush green environs and serene environs. Enjoy an awe-inspiring view of Ooty from the majestic Doddabetta Peak and admire the natural beauty of Sim's Park. End this journey by exploring Kodaikanal with visit to Kodai Lake, Bryant's Park and Pillar Rocks.
If a holiday amidst lush foliage, tea and coffee plantations, orange orchards and paddy fields is what you are looking for, then Coorg is the place for you. Admire its natural bounties from Raja's Seat in Mercara, that not only offers panoramic vistas of the town but a captivating sunset view as well. Next on the list are holy places, such as Omkareshwara Temple and Talakaveri that are considered important pilgrimages among Hindus. The Picturesque Panorama of Coorg package gives you the opportunity to discover the beauty as well as divinity of this hill station. Enjoy a memorable Coorg vacation with Yatra’s professional tour managers, who ensure your itinerary is carefully planned out to provide a seamless holiday experience.
Begin your life together with this Karnataka honeymoon package. From sightseeing in the cities of Bangalore and Mysore, you will head to the romantic getaway of Coorg. This hill station is full of lush greenery and splendid views. The beauty of nature follows you to Bandipur, a national park that is home to the tiger. You will also visit neighbouring Ooty, a popular hill station with a charm of its own.
Don?t miss out on this six-day trip, in which you experience India's IT capital, Bangalore, the lush forests and unique culture of Coorg and the misty hills of Wayanad. Enjoy the delightful weather as you walk through Bangalore's Lalbagh and admire the cultural diversity of this city, through its temples and churches. Visit the Madikeri Fort, a testimonial to Coorg's martial tradition. Engage with nature at Wayanad as you revel in the abundant wildlife at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and the majestic Chembra Peak. This journey is sure to provide many serene, awe-inspiring and happy memories.
Tour around 'The Palace City of India', Mysore and 'Queen of Hill Stations', Ooty. Feel refreshed, while you delve in the grandeur of Mysore and the chill, misty winds of Ooty. This four-day tour includes a visit to picturesque gardens and spectacular viewpoints. Walk around the corridors of the extravagant Mysore Palace. Also, visit Brindavan Gardens in the evening, to witness the beautiful musical fountain. In Ooty, visit Kaveri Nisargadhama, Golden Temple, Abbey Falls, Raja Seat, Madikeri Fort and Dubare Elephant Camp.
Enjoy a beautiful tour to the Cosmopolitan City- Bangalore, City of Palaces- Mysore and the Queen of Hill Stations- Ooty. This six-day tour includes a visit to majestic palaces, temples, scenic viewpoints and beautiful gardens. In this tour, you will be visiting Lalbagh, ISKON, Cubbon Park, Bull Temple and Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore. Delve in the misty mountains of Ooty, and visit places like Doddabetta Peak. Also, get a royal vibe while you walk along the corridors of Mysore Palace.
Enjoy a six-day sojourn in the lap of nature, in South India. Start your holiday at the royal city of Mysore, where you visit the famous Mysore Palace. Admire the beautifully designed Brindavan Gardens, with its myriad fountains. Drive to scenic Coorg where the sight of vast coffee and orange plantations greet you. Gaze at the calm waters of Pookode lake, in Wayanad and enjoy the many wonders of unfettered nature. Stroll along the pathways of Ambalavayal Heritage Museum and learn about the various tribal people in Wayanad.
Take a break and go a seven-day tour to Bangalore, Ooty and Mysore, to go back home feeling rejuvenated. Bangalore, which is known as the City of Gardens, has an admirable number majestic buildings and gardens. In this tour, you will be visiting Ooty, where you may set yourself free while you sit cuddled by the hills around you. Also visit Mysore, which is known as the City of Palaces, to soothe your eyes while you admire the beautiful architecture of Mysore Palace.
South India is known for its vibrant culture and rich colours. Embark upon this eight-day tour, covering Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, and Bangalore. In Mysore, you will be visiting St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hills, Zoo, Mysore Palace, Rail Museum, Karanji Lake and Jaganmohan Palace. Later, enjoy the view of Ooty town and lush greenery in the city with a visit to Doddabetta Peak. Don't miss watching elephants bathe in the Cauvery basin. Relax in the beautiful gardens of Bangalore, including Lalbagh and Cubbon Park.
Enjoy delving in the enriching environment of South India. Beat the heat with an exotic vacation to Ooty, 'Queen of Hill Stations', Mysore, 'Palace City of India', Coorg, 'Scotland of India', Kodaikanal, 'Princess of Hill Stations' and Tirupati. In this nine-day tour, you will be visiting spectacular viewpoints, scenic lakes and picturesque gardens. In Ooty, visit Govt. Botanical Garden, St. Stephen's Church, Ooty Deer Park and Wax World, in Ooty. In Tirupati, visit Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Silathoranam, Vontimitta Temple and Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park.
South India beckons you with its abundant natural beauty. Take a break from the stress of life, and come on a relaxing 5-day vacation. Explore the metropolitan city of Bangalore and relive its history at Bengaluru Palace. Revel in the soothing panorama, seen from the top of Nandi Hills. Be spellbound by the intricate and beautiful architecture of Mysore Palace. Enchant yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Coorg. Visit the Golden Temple in Coorg and stop by Talakaveri, which is supposed to be the origin of the river, Kaveri.
Set off for this 6-day vacation to South India. As the former elite summer town resort of British India, Munnar is an austerely beautiful place with an enticing appeal and a traditional colonial touch. Dotted with the rolling hills and expansive tea plantations, it is a paradisiac place to be in and spend a marvellous holiday. Besides the engrossing beauty of Munnar, the other place that will attract you is the lush green Coorg with its panoramic coffee estates. And last but not the least, Mysore will definitely bewitch you with its princely grandeur.
Take a break from your routine and enjoy touring around the scenic locations in South India. This tour includes a visit to Bangalore, 'Garden City of India', Coorg, 'Scotland of India' and Mysore, 'Palace City of India'. Go on this six-day sojourn and visit famous temples, tourist destinations of historical importance and scenic viewpoints. In Bangalore, visit Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Museum, Vidhana Soudha and ISKON Temple. Visit Talacauveri, Omkareshwar Temple, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort and Bhagamandala, in Coorg. Enjoy witnessing the musical fountain at Brindavan Gardens, in Mysore.
Shopping in Coorg is quite a different experience, its not like a regular tourist spot where you pick up decorative souvenirs. A trip to Coorg is incomplete without Chicory free coffee, honey and spices such as Cardamom and Pepper, oranges during season and home made candles. Visit the local shops in the market area selling pure ground coffee, while you relish a steaming hot cupper, pick up some coffee to take back home.
Restaurant - Madikeri has a few options but most of them are in hotels. Amritha on Jr. College Road, Hotel Coorg International near Raja's Seat and Hotel Rajdharshan on M.G.Road are some options. While traveling through Coorg look out for local specialties like pork and mutton preparations. Homemade wine and toddy are also commonly available.
There are a few Plantation Hikes that are conducted regularly in and around Coorg. These hikes take you through coffee territory, and visitors can feel the plants and the coffee beans. One of the popular ones being the Mojo Rainforest Trek that takes you on a trek to the 1,100 meter rain slope on the Western Ghats. You can contact the Coorg Wildlife Society regarding trekking options, guides and campsites to plan your treks or contact the Coorg Adventure Club to know more.
Surface - The only way that you can access Coorg is by road. The nearest railheads are in Mysore, Hassan, Mangalore and Kannur, while the nearest airports are Mangalore and Bangalore.
The best way to reach Coorg is by road on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, which should take you about five to six hours by car. By bus, it is almost seven hours. You can hop on to a bus from the KSRTC bus depot near the Bangalore railway station. Buses head to Coorg every half an hour. Once you reach Coorg, you can hire auto-rickshaws to take you to your hotel. There are regular KSRTC buses plying from Mangalore to Madikeri. You can check with your hotel and hire a private vehicle to travel in and around Coorg.
Though not connected with direct railhead or by air, Coorg is well connected with by roads. Karnatakas state transport buses - the K.S.R.T.C ply from all over the state, offering good connectivity.
Coorg is located close to the Kerala border, in southern Karnataka. The climate in Coorg is pleasant throughout the year. It owes its lush green hills and forests to the southwest monsoon from June to September.
Coorg is a hilly region with an expanse of 4,102 square kilometers. The Brahmagiri range of the Western Ghats, separate Coorg from Kerala from the south-western and southern borders.
The Kodavas consider the river Kaveri sacred that springs from the Brahmagiri range at Talakaveri. A lot of trekkers and adventure seekers visit Coorg for the famous Tadiandamol range with its highest peak of 1746 m above sea level. The other being, the Pushpagiri or Subrahmanya Hills at a height of 1715 meters above sea level.
Coorg is a blend of hilly areas in the south with cluttered mountains and deep ravines to the north. The unremitting long stretch of jungle that runs between the two main Rivers Kaveri and Lakshamantirtha, is home to the Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Sanctuary.
A year round destination, Coorg experiences the south-west monsoon from June to September, winters from January to February and summers from March to May. The peak season in Coorg is between October to May.