The Scotland Of India
Dear to Mother nature and popular with tourists, Coorg is a bewitching hill station located in the state of Karnataka, South India. Offering peaceful, romantic and interesting ambiance for an entertaining vacation, Coorg is visited by tourists from far and wide. Coorg is also famous for its coffee plantations sprawling across acres of land, leaving the onlookers mesmerized. Maderi, a beautiful town, is the district headquarter of Coorg which attracts many a tourist. Coorg was earlier know as Kodaimalenadu, which in the local language Kannada, means ' dense forest on a steep hill'.
Attractions Of Coorg
Home to a temple, a museum, a prison and a chapel, Madikeri Fort is a fabulous fort. Having great historic importance, the fort was built in the 19th century. The fort was initially constructed with mud but was later rebuilt in stone by the great king Tipu Sultan.
Raja's Seat is a hilltop in Coorg which leaves its visitors spell bound by offering them panoramic views. This tourist spot is located amidst forests and is famous for the enchanting views of sunsets. It is believed that once the king of Coorg came to this point to see the beautiful views of his kingdom.
Ideally located in the Brahmagiri Hills, Talakaveri River is the source of the river Kaveri.
It is a captivating waterfall located on the Lakshmanatirtha River. This waterfall is considered holy and it is believed that a bath in the waterfall rids one of all his/her sins. During the festival of Shivratri, devotees come here in large numbers.
Abbey waterfall is a must-see attraction of Coorg located 8 km from Madikeri. It is surrounded by cardamom and coffee plantations, which adds beauty to its awesome ambiance. It is also a popular shooting location for the filmmakers of Karnataka.
Showcasing perfect amalgamation of Keralite, Gothic and Islamic architectural styles, Omkareshwara Temple was built by King Lingarajendra almost 200 years ago. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
Coorg is an abode of a wide variety of wildlife species found in the following wildlife destinations: Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and Nagarahole or Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
Shopping In Coorg
Coorg is known for its natural shopping products such as cardamom, coffee, pepper, honey and oranges.
How To Reach Coorg
Mangalore is the nearest airport located 135 km from Coorg which connects it to the important cities of South India.
Mysore is the nearest railway station from Coorg, and is well connected to the major cities of the country.
Coorg is well connected to the important cities of Karnataka by road.
Accommodation In Coorg
There is no dearth of good accommodation options in Coorg as it a famous tourist destination. Some of the renowned hotels in Coorg are Hotel Orange Country Resort, Coorg International, Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley and Kannika International.