Last Updated on by Manmeet Kaur
Regarded as the Scotland of India due to its pristine beauty, Coorg is one of the top places you can visit in South India. Sprawling coffee plantations mostly hills alluring peaks, lush green valleys, and evergreen forests make Coorg worth a visit places.
Also, what adds to its popularity is its year-round destination offered with soothing weather and unique landscape. This stunning destination in Karnataka has preserved its old-world charm with superb attractions and adventurous terrain.
Running short on time? Worry not! You can explore the best attractions of Coorg in just 2 days. Yes, you read that right!
Plan a weekend getaway to Coorg and explore these 5 amazing attractions in Coorg.
Gushing waters are music to ears!
If you visit Coorg and do not hit Abbey Falls, then you missed one of the star attractions of Coorg. Catch the spectacle of Abbi Falls or Abbey Falls in Coorg pouring from a cliff from 70 feet height. This stunning waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery that takes you closer to nature and is a sight to behold. The scenic grandeur of Abbey Falls shoots up in monsoon. The stream becomes thicker and louder, which is pleasing to ears.
Location: 8 km, near RTO office, Madikeri, Karnataka
Best time to visit: October to December
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
Charges: INR 15 per person
INR 10 – INR 50 for vehicle parking (depends on the vehicle)
Mudduraja’s grand creation
Located atop Stuart Hill, Madikeri Fort in Coorg defines the beauty and culture of Coorg. This historical monument is probably what you need to see in Coorg for sure. The two-storied heritage property was built by the erstwhile ruler of Kodagu and has gone under several changes. As you pass through its grand entry gates, you will see two life-size statues of elephants, which are absolutely stunning. You will also find a tortoise sculpture, a museum, and a church in its premises.
Location: Madikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka
Best time to visit: October to May
Timings: 9 am to 5.30 pm, closed on Mondays
Charges: No entry fee is required.
Talakaveri in Coorg
Where Kaveri river was born
At a height of 1276 m above sea level, Talakaveri is situated near Coorg and is a must-visit on your quick trip to Coorg of 2 days. This location has a small temple that attracts many pilgrims. Not only this but you can also enjoy a small spring called the tirtha kundike or Brahma kundike. Want to know something interesting about it?
It is said that Takakaveri originated from this spring. Apparently, this spring flows underground and emerges after a short distance. Near the temple, there is a huge tank that has been built for pilgrims to take baths and offer prayers. One more thing, in the month of October on Sankramana day, it is believed that one can see sudden bubbles forming in the spring that is a symbol of the appearance of Goddess Cauvery.
Location: 48 km from Madikeri, Karnataka
Best time to visit: July to September
Timings: 6 am to 8.30 pm
Charges: No entry fee is required.
Sunset in royalty
Do you wish to experience the lifestyle of the royals? So, head to Raja’s Seat. It is one of the best places to visit in Coorg in two days. It is said to have been the favored spot of Kodava kings for their leisure time. It is situated on a hillock and has a beautiful garden full of colorful blossoming flowers. And you will know why this is one of the must-visit places in Coorg when you will watch the sunset from here. It is truly mesmerizing!
Location: Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka
Best time to visit: July to October
Timings: 5.30 am to 8 pm
Charges: INR 5 per person
Dubare Elephant Camp
Be best friends with the elephants
If you love cute and adorable elephants, then visit Dubare Elephant camp in Coorg. A project of Karnataka Forest Department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts, this eco-tourism attraction in Coorg is perfect to know more about ecology, biology, and history of elephants. But that is not all! You can also have a close-up experience with these mighty creatures. Participate in activities like riding and also feed and wash them.
Location: Nanjarayapatna, Coorg
Best time to visit: September to March
Timings: Mornings – 9 am to 11 am, evenings – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Charges: For an 8-hour trip, INR 1499 per person (advance)
For children (6 to 12 years of age) – INR 750 (advance)
Therefore, we have seen that there is no dearth of options when it comes to amazing attractions to visit in Coorg. These are the top places that you must see when visiting Coorg for a short trip with the family, friends, beloved, or even solo. The beauty of this South Indian destination is pristine and incomparable. So, are you ready to head out and explore the best of Coorg? Which attraction will you visit first?
NOTE: All prices mentioned are subject to change.