Coorg Travel Guide

TRAVEL GUIDE, COORG

OVERVIEW

Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is an administrative district in Karnataka known for its natural splendour. Located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, Coorg is the ultimate place for hiking, bird-watching, or simply getting lost amidst nature. As shades of nature envelope the magnificent Coorg, its cool weather complements all its enchantments. There are rivers, falls, national park, wildlife resort, Buddhist monasteries and more. It is everything you wish to find in a serene location. The tourists coming here are mostly enamoured by its scenic beauty, and opt to go for treks. Coorg is just the right place for you to go to during the summer months in order to escape the heat of the summers in plains. Perhaps the best possible thing you can do here is enjoy the weather, and lazily drift into the heart of this magnificent place. Coorg is a must-visit for soul-searchers, and nature lovers.

FAST FACTS

  • Nearest Airport: Mysore Airport
  • Best Time to Visit Coorg: October to March
  • Currency: Rupee
  • Languages: Kodava and Kannada

One of the most beautiful hill stations in the southern part of the country, Coorg in Karnataka has been known to attract travellers from all parts of the world, be it domestic or international. And the hotels in Coorg are good enough to host these travellers and cater to their varied needs in terms of quality of accommodation and the kind of hospitality services provided by the staff. The best hotels in Coorg, through their strategic location, make sure that travellers can stay closest to the lush green natural beauty that the region is known for, while at the same time are not too far from the major tourist attractions and important spots of the city. The budget hotels in Coorg are also in plenty and make sure that travellers from all parts and with all kinds of budget can enjoy a comfortable stay at prices that are suitable for their pockets.

Places to visit in Coorg are a mixed bag of different sights. Imagine viewpoints in hill stations designated for royalty when it comes to places to visit in Coorg! Kings of Kodagu (anglicized version of Coorg) from as early as the 17th century AD had earmarked a vantage point (Raja’s Seat) in Madikeri (Coorg District) to watch the Sun perform its daily ritual. The view of the picturesque and breathtaking sunsets with the silhouette of Western Ghats was the reason why the kings sought to romance their queens in the backdrop of twilight sky. Situated in the south-western Karnataka bordering Kerala, Coorg is a major centre for coffee and spice production. With Talacauvery, a revered Hindu pilgrimage at one end and Bylakuppe, an obscure Tibetan settlement on the other, it provides a perfect diversity for the quintessential traveller.

  • Nature’s bouquet—prominent places to visit in Coorg

    Coorg, also known as the Scotland of India, is a stunning hill station with misty hills, lush green valleys, evergreen forests and breathtaking waterfalls. Located in the southern part of Karnataka, it is a small district in the state with distinct culture and tradition. The zigzag roads wander over forested hills and past spice and coffee plantations, which burst into aromatic white blossoms in March and April. The geography and cool climate of Coorg together makes it an incredible place for trekking, bird-watching and rejuvenating the soul. There are myriad places to visit in Coorg in one day that will leave you awe-stuck! Here is our best pick. Check them out.

  • Southern journey – weekend getaways from Coorg

    Exploring South India is a much coveted dre¬¬ams of any traveller, and when you get a single window of opportunity you should grasp it in its entirety. Travelling to Coorg is definitely a great experience, but weekend getaways from Coorg can be equally rewarding.

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