As soon as somebody hears this name in Karnataka, he gets the smell of coffee. The brand name, Coorg coffee is used by so many merchants. The place is situated in dense forest with hills of Western Ghats. Coorg is also famous for Orange orchards.
Also known as the Scotland of India, the district head quarters is at a distance of 255Kms from Bangalore.
Important visiting places in Coorg district
This district is also called Kodagu or Madikeri. There are two water falls called Abbey and Iruppu (60Kms from from Madikeri) located in this district.
Tadiyendamol is the peak point in Madikeri from where one can view the Arabian sea.
At a distance of 40Kms from Madikeri, situated at the Brahmagiri hills, is the birth place for the river Kaveri.
2 Kms away from Kushalanagar, there is an island called Nisargadhama. Harangi has a beautiful reservoir, 30Kms from Madikeri is a picnin spot.
(40Kms from Madikeri) is the Sangamam place for the rivers, Cauvery, Sujyothi and Kannika. Shiva temple (Bhagandeshwara) is situated here.
This is considered as one of the largest Tibetian camp in South India and famous for handicrafts and monesteries. Bylukuppe is situated at the border of Mysore district.
is the largest producer of Honey in Asia. On the banks of river Kaveri, the elephant training camp is situated where the Dubare Reserve Forest surrounds the entire area. Huge number of avian fauna is present in this location.
is a famous wild life sanctuary. Jungle safari available with jeep and elephant. Nagarhole is nearer and 40Kms to Hunsur (Mysore district).
Apart from the natural beauty Kodagu has got some historic monuments. Madikeri Fort was built during 19th century and Omkareshwara Temple was constructed during A.D.1820. The famous Raja Seat is located at hill top from where kings used to see the evening golden sun set.