Nestled amidst the hills and valleys of the Western Ghats in Karnataka, Coorg or Kodagu is a picture perfect destination that entices tourists with an abundance of scenic locales. One of the most attractive tourist destinations in India, Coorg is also dubbed as the 'Scotland of India'. The Tourist Attractions in Coorg Karnataka lie primarily in its un-spoilt natural splendor that can be best enjoyed in laidback languor.
A land of scattered villages and hamlets, with a few townships scattered here and there, Coorg is a must-visit place on any tour to Karnataka. Any Tour to Coorg in Karnataka will introduce you to the breathtaking natural beauty of the town, which is a scenic delight for the weary eyes of the city dwellers. Apart from the scenic splendor and soothing environs all around, there are several Tourist Attractions in Coorg Karnataka that can be visited on your Coorg trip.
Madikeri - located 252 km from Bangalore, is the district headquarters of Coorg. The beautiful hill station of Coorg has a profusion of misty hills, lush forests, sprawling tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views. Coorg tourist attractions also comprise the red tiled cottages and purple flowering plants found everywhere, which have an old world charm about them.
The numerous tourist attractions in Coorg Karnataka will surely captivate you no ends during your enchanting trip. Some of the prominent places of interest in Coorg in Karnataka include the peak at Tadevendamol, Abbey Falls, Raja's Seat, Nagarhole National Park, Bagamandala, and Omkareshwara Temple besides others. Also among the Tourist attractions in Coorg Karnataka are the sprawling spice estates of pepper and cardamom that are abundantly grown here.
Most popular among Tourist attractions in Coorg Karnataka are:
Madikeri Fort - Located at the heart of Madikeri, this 19th century Fort offers an enchanting view of the entire town. The small museum within the fort displays historical paintings and memorabilia of the ancient kings.
Sri Omkareshwara Temple - An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Omkareshwara was built in 1820 in a unique architectural style that is a fine blend of Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture.
Abbey Falls - Formerly known as Jessey Falls, this beautiful waterfall lies about 5 km from Coorg.
Raja's Seat - One of the hottest tourist attractions in Coorg Karnataka, Raja's Seat is the point from where the ancient Kings of Kodagu viewed some unforgettable scenes of the setting sun.
Bhagamandala - Located about 30 km from Coorg - at the confluence of River Cauvery with rivers Sujyothi and Kannike - Bhagamandala is known as the temple town of the region.
Irupu Falls - A famous fresh-water fall located at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the way to Nagarhole.
Nagarhole National Park - Spread over 640 sq km of undulating landscape on the Brahmagiri hills, Nagerhole is replete with thick tropical forests, grassy swamps and rivers. The rich and diverse wildlife makes the park an ideal place for wildlife enthusiasts.