Surrounded by mountains with a misty landscape, Coorg is a tourist place for nature lovers. It is also known as Kodagu, which means ‘dense forest on steep hill’. The countryside is known for coffee plantation, people and culture. The folks of Coorg are welcoming, which makes it more convenient for tourist to travel to such places and enjoy their leisure time. The coffee plantation with stunning greenery would allure anyone who visits the place.
Wakening up to cloudy peaks and freshly brewed coffee makes the trip all worthwhile. With its pure sceneries, high mountains, torrent waterfall and an incredible assortment of various flora and fauna, the place has so much to offer to its vacationers. Visitors come to relax here from the scorching heat and to revive in amazing panoramas and explorations. The excellent time to visit Coorg is during the monsoon season when the scenery is blooming green and the waterfalls gush heavily.
Visitors on reaching Coorg stay either at Madikeri or Kushalnagar. Madikeri is the central district and headquarter of Coorg, and also. Mainly people who come here or the local folks, stay at Madikeri town and enjoy the local mouth-watering delicacies like Pandi (pork) curry prepared with authentic spices. Also, the place is known for homemade wine of different flavour like chilli, grape, cranberry, coffee to name a few.
Talking about Coorg weather, well that’s what a complete ecstasy feels like.
Though it is always soothing, yet Coorg is at its best during the monsoons, i.e. the best time to visit Coorg is throughout the monsoons. The distance between Banglore to Coorg is approximately 650kms and takes around 6 hours to reach the destination from the source. Now, after knowing so much about Coorg, You would for sure want to know the best places to visit in Coorg, the list for the same is provided for every seeker who plans to visit this breathtaking scenic place.
These places are unique in their way for they embody the best of the shining countryside of South India.
Mark up your bucket list and make sure you enjoy every bit of the stay at Coorg and make the vacay unforgettable!
Abbey Falls- The roar echo
Located at 1km from the town of Madikeri, the waterfall is located between the coffee plantations and spices estates. The waterfall gushes through the rocks of Kaveri River and cascades down from a height of 70km. During the monsoon season, the flow of the river is massive, and one could get wet standing due to the shower water on the bridge built adjacent to the fall. To capture the torrential flow from the hills, escalate your shutter speed of the camera to shoot the running water!
Raja’s seat- Misty cotton clouds
Raja’s seat is a point for folks and tourist to welcome their mornings by glancing at the sunrise and revive the evening after a long, exciting day by beholding the sunset. The place enhances a kind of warmness and relaxation because of the green blooming background. Even if you miss on the sunrise or sunset, the place has more to offer for the people around. It is a garden full of colourful flora and mystical fountain shows. There is a toy train for both adults and children to enjoy the magnificent place all at once.
Iruppu Waterfall- Breathtaking bathing
This splendid gushing white-waterfall is located at the Brahmagiri Hills of Coorg. The most attractive thing about this fall is that it’s a bathing fall where people can take bathe under this cool waterfall. The bathe at such falls is mesmerising and adds tranquillity to your mind and soul. The folks come here to enjoy the heavenly vicinity of nature and also because of its religious importance. It is said that the cold water is pristine and conveys of holy significance. Those who bathe at this fall are supposed to clean their past sins. The 170m falls add beauty when it crosses the mountain at every step and cuts the rocks at a gushing speed. The soundest season to visit this fall is during the monsoons when the water spurts down heavily and soothes your soul!
Cauvery Nisargadhama- Paradise on Earth
Nisargadhama is an awe-inspiring place located 2 km from Kushalnagar and 30km from Madikeri. This little island is an epitome place for tourists and travellers who wish to spend their worthwhile time in the arms of nature. With the river Cauvery flowing down the watercourse, the cooling stream surrounded with rocks and pebbles makes the sight more amusing. Alongside the small picturesque island, this ecological park offers other attractions to its visitors like boating, elephant rides and a deer park.
Dubare Elephant Camp- Playful ivory giants
For those who love animals, especially elephants, here’s a place for you to spend your time as conservationist or photographers with these elephants and their cubs. One can play with the cubs in the shallow river water. The cool breeze with the sunset is the best time to play with these ivory giants. These elephants are trained under naturalist. Also, the visitors can see how they are scrubbed and applied oil on their forehead and tusk. One can enjoy the elephant rides, coracle rides and one must not forget to watch the crocodiles on the banks of the river while going for coracle rides.
An important reminder to all who visits this place, this place is closed on Sundays.
Mandalpatti- Adobe Of Clouds
In the local language, Mandalpatti is known as ‘Mugilu-Peth’ or ‘Mugilu-Pete’ which means “Market of Clouds”. Situated at a distance of 18km from Madikeri, crowned at the height of 1600m or 4050ft, this place is heaven above earth. To get to this place you will have to hire a jeep, they charge around 1500/- for the trip. It takes approximately 40 minutes to navigate to this place (one way) as the path is very uneven and rough and full of ditches. But once you get to the site, the view is jaw-dropping. You can genuinely feel, what heaven feels like; the fresh breeze justifies the phrase “Adobe of clouds”.
Golden Temple- Namdroling Monastery
Resided at a distance of 7 km from Cauvery Nisargdhama and 4.5 km from kushalnagar, this temple is ranked amongst Top 3 places in Coorg. It is a graceful Buddhist Monastery established in Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe is known to be the second largest Tibetans hamlet in India after Dharamshala. It is the largest teaching centre or school for Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery attracts not only a considerable number of young Tibetans seeking enlightenment and education but also draws a high number of tourists across India and abroad. Seeing hundreds of Buddhist monks performing religious rituals and offering prayer is an impressive scene.
This place has a peaceful and dignified sight and is surrounded by landscaped gardens. This temple offers a great pleasure when visited during festivals such as the Tibetan New Year (Losar), which is celebrated with much enthusiasm at the monastery. It is marked in February / March for fifteen days. During that time, the monastery hosts traditional colourful lama dances, and huge thangkas, a Tibetan silk painting with embroidery depict Buddhist deity.
We hope your vacay is wonderous!