Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, Coorg was called as Scotland of India by the Britishers during their visit in the 19th century to this quaint little town of Karnatakais the most affluent hill station in Karnataka.It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery.Forest covered hills, spice and coffee plantations only add to the landscape. Madikeri is the region's centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here.
As you approach Abbey Falls, you will be greeted with the roar of water cascading their way down from 70 feet into limpid pools to join the river Cauvery. Tucked away between private coffee and spice estates, Abbey Falls offers a splendid backdrop for picnics. It is Coorg’s favourite landmark and rightly so.
You can click perfect shots from the bridge near the fall where many Bollywood movies have been filmed. Afterwards, take a leisure walk to the coffee and cinnamon plantations nearby.
Madikeri Fort was first founded by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad. In 1790, Dodda Vira Rajendra took control of the fort. The British who added to the fort in 1834.The secret explorable passageways add to the mystery of the fort. We recommend a visit during the evening to witness the glorious sunset.
Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park (also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park), is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka state in South India.Nagarhole in Kannada means ‘snake river’ and the park derives this name from the winding course of the river that flows through the forests.Along with the neighbouring Bandipur National Park, the Nagarhole National Park is under consideration to be declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant camp is a project undertaken by forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. This camp has plenty of elephants which are trained under naturalists A trained Naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. The visitor can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving Elephants.The camp is open to exploration by curious visitors and you’ll be lucky to get a free elephant ride!
Iruppu Falls is a fresh water cascade located in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. These are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, a name derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha river. A major tourist attraction, the falls attracts a large number of tourists every year because of their mesmerizing natural beauty.
Somwarpet is a panchayat town in Kodagu district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the main town of the Somwarpet taluk, in the north-east of the district.The main crops grown in the area are coffee and spice crops such as cardamom, peppers, oranges, ginger, and vegetables.
Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage place in Kodagu district of South Indian state of Karnataka.Bhagamandala is situated on the river Kaveri in its upstream stretches.Sri Bhagandeshwara temple is a Famous temple near triveni sangama, where Bhagandeshwara (Ishwara), Subramanya, Mahavishnu and Ganapati temples are there.. its also called as Bhagandeshwara Kshetra.
White River Rafting
Coorg, located in a mountainous region is one of the sought out places for Whitewater Rafting, as the gradient offers the best conditions for speedy waters flowing over rocks causing drops in the river known as rapids in rafting, running through these rapids is what makes rafting an adventure to remember.
You get a whole range of rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage and spa packages in Coorg. Ayurjeevan is one of the most famous Ayurvedic therapy center.