Popularly known as the "Scotland of South India", Coorg ranks among the popular hill stations in India. It is located in the state of Karnataka and is surrounded by beautiful mountains and rambling greenery. The scenic beauty and the natural surroundings draw hundreds of tourists.
In addition to it scenic beauty, Coorg in Karnataka is also known for its rich ancient heritage and played and was a major settlement in the Kadamba, Ganga, Chola, Hoysala, and Vijayanagara dynasties. The place is full of historical and religious monuments.
The weather in Coorg, Karnataka remains pleasant throughout the year. The summer months are pleasant while the winter months are cool and dry. Rainfall is moderate. The ideal time to come to Coorg is in the period between October and March. The weather in this time of the year is ideal for holidaying.
Hundreds of tourists come to Coorg to spend some days in the lap of nature. The town is full of lovely tea and coffee plantations, valleys and waterfalls. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Coorg are:
- Nagarhole National Park
- Bagamandala Temple
- Omkareshwara Temple.
There are plenty of hotels in Coorg which offer accommodation of high standards at reasonable rates. There are luxury hotels, middle range hotels and also budget and economy hotels. One can also visit the rural areas to get a feel of the local lifestyle. Tourists can buy local artifacts from the markets and shops.
Coorg in Karnataka is easily accessible as well. The nearest airport is located in the city of Bangalore. Rail and road network also links the town with various other parts of the state like Mumbai, Nagpur, Mysore and other places.