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Coorg Travel Guide


  • Coorg view point in Karnataka
Coorg At a Glance
  • Average Climate:13°C - 34°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:08272

Introduction

Madikeri or Coorg is popularly known as the 'Scotland of India'. It is one of the most beautiful hill station towns located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The picturesque hill station is placed on an elevation of about 1000 meters above sea level. It is renowned for its world-class coffee, and the ethnic warrior, Kodavas tribes. Coorg tour allows you to enjoy its beauty, as it has hanging valleys, deep gorges and sloppy hills, and an abundance of vegetation.
 
If you are planning for a vacation at the hill station, make a tour plan to Coorg. A trip to Coorg offers a great opportunity to admire its beauty and several recreational activities hiking, camping, trekking, and river rafting. It presents picturesque beauty added with traditional dark tiled cottages and flowers. Coorg offers great opportunities for adventure loving people for trekking and rock climbing.

Why visit Coorg?

If you want to enjoy a relaxing holiday amidst greenery, then you must visit this town in Karnataka. The lush green surrounding of coffee plantations, breathtaking views of the rolling meadows allows you to unwind while taking a sip of aromatic coffee. Coorg is a slice of paradise for nature lovers. Apart from its beauty, activities like trekking, hiking, river rafting make Coorg an amazing destination for adventure enthusiasts.

Places to visit in Coorg

Located amidst panoramic landscapes, there is no dearth of places to visit in Coorg. Surrounded by natural beauty and misty landscapes, Coorg offers rich culture and unique places to explore. Plan a tour and visit attractions in Coorg like Madikeri Fort, Raja's Seat, Omkareshwara Temple, Abbey Falls, Mandalpatti Viewpoint, and Chiklihole Reservoir.

Things to do in Coorg

There are lots of unique experiences in Coorg. Camping, enjoying a jeep safari, relaxing at a coffee plantation homestay, landscape photography, strolling through coffee plantations, visiting Dubare elephant camp, and enjoying scenic views at Visit Iruppu falls are popular things to do in Coorg. Also, adventure activities in Coorg like trekking to Mount Tadiandamol, and Barapole River Rafting are popular among adrenaline junkies.

Best time to visit Coorg

Coorg can be visited throughout the year because of its picturesque appeal. Summers in Coorg are mild, offering greenery and crystal blue skies around. Winters are also a good time to visit Coorg as the weather during this time remains pleasant and is good for sightseeing.

How to reach Coorg

To reach Coorg, you can take a flight to Mangalore International Airport, the nearest airport to Coorg. It is located about 144 km away from Coorg. From here, you can hire a taxi to reach Bidar. Coorg has no railway station, so if you plan a trip to Coorg via rail, then Mysore Junction is the nearest railway station to Coorg, located about 117 km away. Coorg can also be reached by bus/car as it is well connected with cities like Mysore, Bangalore, and Mangalore.

How to get around Coorg

Buses are the easiest and cheapest mode of getting around Coorg. For traveling a longer distance, many local bus services are available. There are several taxi stands in Coorg from where you can hire a taxi and easily roam around the city. Auto rickshaws are the most affordable means of transport in Coorg and are easily available also.

Accommodation in Coorg

From luxurious resorts to pocket-friendly tent houses, there is no dearth of places to stay in Coorg. Coorg is a favorite tourist destination among honeymooners and backpackers, and therefore, you can easily find places to stay in Coorg with great amenities. Evolve Back, Coorg, The Ibnii, and Coorg Cliffs Resorts are some of the popular resorts among travelers for staying in Coorg.

Where to eat in Coorg

You can find several fancy restaurants and roadside food stalls in Coorg. You can relish delicious cuisines at some of the popular dining outlets of the resorts and the hotels. The local restaurants in Coorg mainly serve South Indian foods and some other Indian meals too. Some of the popular places to eat in Coorg are Beans and Brews Cafe, Zaffron by Le Coorg, Raintree, Coorg Cuisine, and Taste of Coorg.

Shopping in Coorg

Beyond the marvelous beauty, Coorg is also one of the best places for shopping. It is a small town yet has several shopping sites and local bazaars. You can find a lot of things to buy in Coorg, and some of the famous shopping markets in Coorg include The Flea Market, Kushal Nagar Market, Shop n Stop Store, and  Ph market.




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