Set amidst the enchanting hills, deep valleys and huge coffee plantations, Coorg is one of the perfect getaway places for a micro vacation to take a quick escape from
hustle and bustle of urban life. Coorg can be described as a complete travel destination for a nature lover and for the ones residing in the Southern parts of India,
it offers a pleasant escape from the hot and humid climate of the region which in itself is a change to enjoy. Today, we are going to provide a complete travel guide
for Coorg with tips to getting best tour package for Coorg and furthermore, we will list out some of the activities and Best places to visit in Coorg that you should definitely not miss out on. So, let us get right onto the main
What to pack?
Are you wondering what to pack in your travel bag for a Coorg trip? Well, it all comes down to the fact that after all coorg is a hill station and you should pack
expecting a bit of cold but definitely no hot sun rather a pleasant and soothing weather. Your luggage will differ depending upon what kind of traveler you are, like
you will surely try to pack a lot less if you plan for a quick trip or a trip with lots of activity involved but you will pack relatively more if you are travelling
with a family or a group or might be your trip is a bit long. But don’t worry we got you covered in either of the cases and below, we have mentioned every bit of
detail for what to carry on your trip to coorg.
If you want to keep your luggage light and easy to carry on the go, then apart from the essentials like tickets and itinerary and their print outs, Travel insurance
docs and relevant stuff, pack in a leather jacket (you can always look cool in a leather jacket even if it goes against the weather which will probably not be the case
in Coorg), a set of thermals, boots. Comfortable cotton clothing will definitely go with the climate of coorg and will also keep the weight less. A pair of sports
joggers and T-shirt will be handy if you plan to go for adventure sports.
For those of you for whom the weight is not a concern but missing out on anything is, start with increasing the quantity of everything we mentioned earlier until it
satisfies your mind. Then you can add up essentials you always take along with you on a trip like a mp3 player, DVD player, a fridge etc. No, definitely you’re not
gonna pack any of these things or are you? For Sure, we would recommend you to keep your luggage light and if you still want to add somethings then keep electronic
essentials like a portable battery pack and some cables. Also, do not forget to keep some toiletries and a first aid kit.
How to Reach?
You can reach Coorg via the nearest cities which are Mysore, Mangalore and Bengaluru. Below we have put up the information for how to reach coorg via different modes
Mangalore international airport is the nearest domestic airport to coorg
which is about 160km from it. If you are from abroad, then nearest international airport is located in Bengaluru and is approximately 260km from coorg.
About 95kms away, the Railway Station in Mysore is the nearest railway station to coorg.
You can take the bus route if you feel like and can choose K.S.R.T.C bus services which has its daily trip from Bengaluru, Mangalore and Mysore.
Just open google maps and get on the road in a 4 wheeler or a 2 wheeler with a helmet.
Well, in my opinion the best tour package for Coorg out of all coorg tour packages is the one done of road with best partners.
About the Place
One of the unique attraction about the Coorg holiday packages is its coffee
plantation tours. You can get a complete insight right from the seed stage upto the processing of coffee that ends up in your house. These types of tours can last upto
4 hours and will offer a great one of a kind experience to any person who loves their coffee. You get to learn about techniques like picking, drying and pruning which
are the part of complete process. You should definitely add a visit to one coffee estate in things to do on your coorg tour package.
● Best places to Visit
Like e mentioned in our introduction that coorg is a complete destination for a nature lover and we really meant it and to show it to you, below, we have mentioned a
few places, each with its own set of experiences and fun.
● Abbey Falls
In any collection of best places to visit in coorg, you will certainly come across the name of Abbey falls which is surely the best place to visit in the coorg. The
waterfall is formed by the combination of multiple small streams and heavy rainfall which finally ends up in the River Kaveri. A 30 minutes’ drive from the main town
Madikeri located 10kms away will get you at the Abbey Falls. After this you will have to take down a 10minutes trek from a coffee plantation and a spice estate to
finally reach at the destination. The sound of waterfalls will provide you a calm and you can enjoy the majestic views of the falls from a hanging bridge. Cross the
bridge and you will get to a kali Mata Mandir where a lot of tourists gathers.
If you happen to travel during monsoon, then you will have a totally amazing experience on the waterfalls.
● Golden temple
Situated at a distance of 34km from Madikeri, The Golden temple is a Budhust Monastery also known as the Namdroling Monastery. The place is decorated with beautiful
paintings of Gods and demons, attractive designs and inscriptions.
This Monastery is second only to Dharamshala Monastery when it comes to Tibetan settlements and is home to around 6000 monks, students and nuns. Not only this, Golden
temple is the largest Nyingmapa Teaching center. You should visit this place during the Tibetan new year for the best experience which lasts for 15 days in the month
of February or March. The place is decorated with Lights, colors and culture lama dances are also very great to enjoy.
Being the highest peak of Coorg at 5735 feet, Tadiandamol Trek is a nature’s haven surrounded by scenic greenery. Nalkhand palace marks the start of trek and then
progresses into dense forest with beautiful flowers, streams, trees and exotic birds and creatures. The final destination of this trek is the Big Rock which serves as
a camping ground for a lot of travelers. This trek is a part of coorg tour package for many people.
● Coorg White water rafting
With waterfalls and hills in Coorg, you can expect a river rafting experience too. Coorg river rafting is one of the best amongst all south Indian tour package. The
rafting is set in kithu Kakathu river and ends in the Arabian sea. One of the interesting aspect of Rafting is the way they name the rapids and Coorg white water
rafting is not different. Morning Coffee, Wicked witch, Milky Churn, Grasshopper, Big Bang and frame head are the names of dangerous rapids that you will have to cross
during rafting session of 4kms. The rapids are rated as a class 4 rapids.
Popular with the name of Raja’s Tomb, this place will definitely be perfect for both History ad nature lovers. This place contains the tombs of famous rulers from
Kodava Dynasty both Hindu and Muslims. You can easily notice the difference between a Hindu tomb and a Muslim tomb by the Shaivite Depictions. The place is built with
a Indo-Saracenic architectural style.
When to visit?
The climate of Coorg is calm and pleasant with average temperature ranging between the values of 15oC and 20oC. if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature and watch
beautiful flowers and vegetation in the valley, then March and April are the best months to plan your coorg holiday package while otherwise, the best time to visit coorg is between the months of October and March.
All in all, Coorg in one of the best destinations in South India with nice climate and majestic sceneries to enjoy. Even though, we haven’t mentioned it yet but Coorg
is also one of the best Indian destination for Honeymoon. Coffee and Spice plantation tours are really different places to visit than traditional sightseeing. For
South Indians, this place is a great spot for a quick getaway trip while rest of the people can definitely plan their longer coorg tour package. So, I hope you gather
only the happy memories during your stay in Coorg and Bon Voyage.