There are some destinations which leave a lasting impression in the traveller’s heart, one such destination is Coorg. The picturesque landscapes, impressive mountains, and exotic coffee plantations, the Abbey falls are some of best places to visit in Coorg. Coorg is aptly termed the Scotland of India.
Cloudy hills, dense jungles, tea and coffee estates, orange orchards, rolling streets and breath-taking sights have made Coorg a memorable holiday destination. Madikeri is the core of Coorg region and was the seat of reigning family. Places like Raja’s seat Iruppu Falls, Abbey Falls, Talacauvery, Dubare, Omkareshwara Temple, and Bylakuppe, are the chief attractions. The well-known Cauvery River originated in the hills of Coorg at Talacauvery.
Best time to visit Coorg
Coorg is a timeless place and lies at a height of 1525m on the Western Ghats. No matter when you visit during the year this hilly abode has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Though, the weather changes during different seasons, the best time to visit Coorg is from October to March. The Storm Festival takes places in February. It is a camp-out music festival, though it’s best to look for dates and tickets in advance.
Here is Kesari Tours pick of best places to visit near Coorg.
Coffee plantations: If you are a coffee addict, then this is surely a heaven for you. One of the largest producers of coffee in India, Coorg is known the world over for its Green Coffee Plantations. Some of these coffee plantations have homestays within to give you a great feel of the coffee estate. You can learn how to make the best filter coffee and its history.
River rafting and adventure activities: With tourists mostly visiting Coorg to mainly relax and enjoy the scenic landscapes, the hill station has much more to offer. Coorg adventure packages include indulgence in the white-water rafting across the Kithu-Kakkatu river also known as the Barapole river. Apart from this, you can also enjoy paragliding to get a bird’s-eye view of this gorgeous hill station.
Trekking: The hill station is surrounded mountains of Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri, which offers excellent trekking trails to the tourists. The Tadiyendamol, second-highest peak in Karnataka offers amazing climbing trails and is one of the best places to visit in Coorg.
Abbey and Iruppu fall: One of the biggest falls within Coorg, stands as an escape from the mundane city life. It is a beautiful picnic spot and also one of the favourite spots for many Bollywood movies.
Nagarhole National Park and Dubare Elephant Camp: Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park it is a must to visit in any Coorg package. You can spot the mighty tiger, bison, sloth bear, and the Asian elephant to name a few. At the Dubare elephant reserve, you will witness bathing and other activities of grooming the giant herbivore.
Golden temple: Known as the Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, it holds a forty-feet high gold statue of Lord Buddha. The monastery holds the prominence of being amongst the top-ten monasteries in India. It is home to about 5000 monks. The quiet and peaceful environs and the magnificent Buddha idols leave you spellbound. Definitely, this is one of the best places to visit in Coorg.
Raja’s Seat: This is one of the most popular spots in Coorg tour packages. The beautiful rolling green pastures and gardens, with soothing sunsets, and a spectacular view of the valley with a charming pure breeze is every traveller’s delight. That’s why it is named as Raja’s seat as it was a favourite place for the King of Kodagu.
Coorg is a perfect mix of the old-world charm with modern hospitality. The simple pleasures of life like for example watching an elephant being groomed will keep you captivated away from busy city life. The scenic beauty together with a pleasant climate makes it an ideal holiday place not restricted to a specific season.
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