Destination Details
Destination:   Coorg
Destination Type:   Hill Station
City:   Coorg
Country:   India
Hotels in Coorg

A hedonist's paradise by all means, Coorg is a dream you'll never forget. Hills, old-world charm, coffee, amazing food, vivid cultures and warm hospitality - there's something in the air of Coorg that makes all things beautiful. The people are tall and fair. Its hills, scenic and unforgettable. Its food, wholesome and tantalising. Its pools, pristine and clear. Its cultures, vibrant and exclusive.
Coorg is an aristocrat, through and through. The stronghold of the Kodava community, who are believed to be descendants of the Aryans, Coorg keeps its traditions and as warm as your reception might be, you're reminded constantly that you are a guest - and a certain decorum is expected out of you. A certain joie-de-vivre!
Madikeri is a cornucopia of the times passed. The green, hilly capital of the Kodagu region has remnants of its past like the Madikeri Fort, the Raja's seat - where you can catch a sunset just like the rajas once did - acres of coffee estates and the Raja's tomb where the Kodagu king Veerarajendra and his family sleep their eternal sleep. About 9km away from Madikeri's giddy heights are the Abbey Falls, which falls daintily in steps, looking like a pretty curtain of the finest lace. The Talacauvery where the Cauvery originates is the hotbed of a phenomenon every year - on the 17th of October, at a predetermined moment, the water gushes up at the fountainhead from a spring.
Bylekuppe, about 40 km away from Madikeri, opens doors to an entirely different world. The Buddhist colony here is a piece of Tibet in itself, and the ubiquitous maroon and yellow robes will have you double-checking if you're still in South India or not. Along with Buddhist monks, Coorg also has some really big cats for neighbours. Nagarahole or the Rajiv Gandhi National Park has some impressive residents - tigers, leopards, elephants, bison, crocodiles, pythons, what have you.
With so many experiences on the platter, welcome to nature!

  • By Air : The Nearest Airport is Mangalore International Airport 150 kms away from Coorg
  • By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Mysore 110 kms away from Coorg
  • By Road : State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect various centres 
  • Kote Betta :  This is the third highest peak in Kodagu District (5400 ft above sea level) Trekking distance 14 kms to and fro; 22 kms from Madikeri (Near Madapura) Kotebetta which measures 5400 ft is the third highest peak in Coorg. kotebetta is about 22 from Kms Madikeri and is located in Madapur which is in between Somwarpet & Madikeri. Kotebetta ranks third after Thadiyandamol and Bramhagiri peaks in Coorg. Kotebetta is a perfect place for trekking in Coorg. The best season for trekking is from October to March. A guide will definitely be of help during trekking. No permission is required to trek Kotebetta, any one can go trekking with proper trekking equipments and gadgets. The most important thing to carry is a torch, wear proper shoes, insect repellants, and a fist aid kid without fail.
  • The Fort : The fort is situated in the center of the town, on top of a hillock. Built by Lingaraja during the 19th century, now it houses the state government offices, the law courts and the public library. The ancient Ganesha temple, the statue of two elephants, the stone turtle in the courtyard is reminiscent of history. A chapel built by the British after the accession in 1834 houses a museum. A visit to this museum will give an insight into the history of Kodagu.
  • Raja Seat : Perched atop a hill, overlooking a wide valley is the placewhere the kings of yore spent their evenings, watching the spectacular sunset and mesmerizing view of the valley around. An early morning visit, bracing the chilly breeze gives a glimpse of the hilltops rising above the mist-covered valley to kiss the sky. Next to this beautiful park is the 300year old temple of Kundurumotte Chowti Mariamma.
  • Gandhi Mantap : A memorial to the father of the nation built at the site where Mahatma Gandhi sat and addressed the people of Madikeri during his visit in 1932.
  • Omkareshwara Temple : This temple built by Lingaraja in 1820 is a perfect blend of Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Siva, and the Siva Linga brought from Kashi (Varanasi) has been installed here. Legend has it that the king built the temple to absolve himself of his wrong doings.
  • Gaddige : Gaddige or the tombs of Virarajendra and Lingarajendra at Madikeri is one of the important monuments of Coorg. The royal tombs on a hillock to the north of Madikeri provides a commanding view of the town. Lingarajendra's tomb was built in 1820. There are also the tombs of a Raja's priest and that of two army commanders. A commemorative plaque, eulogizing the bravery of General Biddanda Bopu who fought.Tipu Sultan has been recorded by Dodda Veerarajendra in an inscription. The tombs are in the style of Muhammadan edifices with domes in the center and turrets at the angles. The bars of windows made of brass have fine engravings.
  • Abby Falls : About 8 Kms from Madikeri is the beautiful waterfall and picnic spot, where the Abbey cascades 70 ft down to flow as a small river. A path through coffee and cardamom plantation off the main road adds to the attraction of the perennial waterfall. Enjoy the gushing, roaring beauty but a desire to take a dip in the cool waters may prove to be risky.
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  • Namdroling Monastery, Talakaveri (Bhagamandala)
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