Waterfall

#1 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 8 km from Madikeri Bus Station, Abbey Falls or Abbi Falls is a wonderful waterfall situated amidst the mountains of Western Ghats in Coorg. This falls is one of the best places to visit in Coorg and also one of the most visited waterfalls in Karnataka and among the best waterfalls near Bangalore. It is one of the top tourist places to visit in Coorg and is another popular attraction not to miss in a Coorg tour Package.

British called Abbey Waterfalls as Jessy waterfalls in memory of Jessy, the daughter of Madikeri's first British Captain Chaplain. Abbey Falls is situated in the middle of a private coffee plantations and spice estates. Numerous small streams and abundant rainfall combine to form the Abbey Waterfalls. It is one of the .....

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Wildlife | Backwaters

#2 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 29 km from Madikeri and 15 km from Kushalnagar, Dubare Elephant Camp is an elephant training center situated on the banks of the river Cauvery in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Dubare is a natural island formed by Cauvery River. Dubare is one of the most famous places to visit in Coorg and also one of the top attractions you must include in Coorg packages.

Dubare is an important base for the Karnataka Forest Department's elephants and among the must include places in India wildlife tour packages. Dubare Elephant Camp is a project undertaken by forest department and jungle lodges & resorts. This camp has plenty of elephants which are trained under naturalists. The elephants used for Mysore Dussehra are trained at this camp. The trainers explain .....

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Heritage

#3 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 34 km from Madikeri, 4.5 km from Kushalnagar, 7 km from Cauvery Nisargadhama & 87 km from Mysore, the Golden Temple or Namdroling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist Monastery situated in Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe is the second largest Tibetans settlement in India after Dharamshala. This Buddhist Monastery is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Coorg.

Bylakuppe is a Tibetan refugee settlement area established by Lugsum Samdupling in 1961 and Dickyi Larsoe in 1969 and is situated to the west of Mysore district close to Bangalore - Coorg route. The main tourist attraction here is the magnificent Namdroling Monastery. Popularly called as Golden Temple, the Namdroling Monastery was established by Drubwang Padma Norbu Rinpoche in 1963. This .....

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Pilgrimage | Nature

#4 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 9 km from Bhagamandala & 44 km from Madikeri, Talacauvery is the origin of the Cauvery River in Karnataka. It is situated on the slopes of the Brahmagiri mountain ranges near Bhagamandala at an altitude of 1276 m. It is one of the best places to visit in Coorg and is among prime place to visit on a Coorg trip.

At Talacauvery, there is a square tank called Cauvery Kundike or Brahma Kundike, which is considered to be the birth place of River Cauvery. Here, River Cauvery emerges as a perennial spring and disappears underground. River Cauvery again emerges at Nagathirtha near Bhagamandala and joins with Kannike and Sujyoti at Triveni Sangam. Bhagamandala is the meeting of three rivers and is also referred to as Triveni Sangam.

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Nature | Park

#5 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 1.5 km from Madikeri Bus Station, Raja's Seat is a popular viewpoint towards the south of Madikeri Fort in the picturesque hill town of Madikeri, Coorg. This is one of the top tourist places to visit in Coorg and also a famous sunset point in Madikeri.

The Raja's Seat, which means the Seat of Kings, is a brick and mortar structure with four pillars connected by arches. It is built on a high elevation with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys. This lovely spot was once a favorite place of recreation for the King of Coorg. He used to spend time with his queen in the garden and watching the setting sun. The spot offers a breathtaking view of towering hills, green valleys studded with paddy fields. It is fascinating to watch the road to Mangalore like a curved ribbon lying in the valley.

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Waterfall

#6 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 248 km from Bangalore, 110 km from Mysore, 75 km from Madikeri, 48 km from Virajpet, 32 km from Gonikoppal, 20 km from Nagarhole National Park, 10 km from Kutta & 10 km from Srimangala, Iruppu Falls is a magnificent waterfalls situated in Brahmagiri Hills between Srimangala & Kutta in Coorg district of Karnataka State, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka and also one of the well-known Coorg tourist places. It can be visited as part of 2 day trip from Bangalore.

Also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls locally, Irupu Falls or Iruppu Falls is another popular attraction not to .....

Distance (From Coorg): 75 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coorg - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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Wildlife

#7 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 10 km from Kutta, 20 km from Iruppu Falls, 62 km from Kalpetta, 88 km from Mysore, 88 km from Madikeri and 218 km from Bangalore, Nagarhole National Park is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India and also one of the top places to visit in Coorg. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, it is spread across Mysore and Kodagu districts in Karnataka. Nagarhole National Park is one of the top attractions you must include in Coorg tour packages.

Originally the forest area was the private hunting ground for the Maharajas of Mysore. Nagarhole was converted into a sanctuary in the year 1955 covering an area of 258 sq. km and subsequently enlarged to include the adjoining areas of Mysore district and now extends over an area of 643 .....

Distance (From Coorg): 88 Kms
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Backwaters

#8 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 29 km from Madikeri, 3 km from Kushalnagar, 7 km from Bylakuppe & 12 km from Dubare Elephant Camp (close to the main road between Madikeri - Kushalnagar), Cauvery Nisargadhama is an island formed by the River Cauvery in Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is one of the most scenic Coorg tourist places and also a famous picnic spot for people of Coorg.

This island was developed as tourist spot in 1988 by the Forest Department. Spread over a sprawling 64-acre land, the island is filled with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. This island also features deer park, Rabbit Park, Peacock Park and Orchidarium. The Island is perfect for a picnic with the children. It is also an ideal destination for those who love nature and spend time by themselves. It is very good site .....

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Pilgrimage

#9 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 1 km from Madikeri Bus Station, Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient and magnificent temple situated near Madikeri Fort in Madikeri. It is one of the top places of pilgrimage in Madikeri and also one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Coorg.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Omkareshwara Temple was built by Lingarajendra in 1820 CE. The Shivalinga installed inside the temple is believed to be brought from Kashi. According to the legend, the king had killed a pious Brahmin to fulfill his political ambitions. However, the king started to have nightmares for his cruel deed. In order to free himself from the nightmares, the King sought the advice of a few wise men and they told the king to build a temple of Lord Shiva to regain his mental peace. The king followed their advice and brought a Shiva lingam from the holy town of Kashi and installed it at a newly constructed temple. The Shivalinga was named as Omkareshwara and regular .....

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Heritage

#10 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 1 km from Madikeri Bus Station, Madikeri Fort is a historical fort situated in the heart of Madikeri town in Coorg district of Karnataka. Still preserving its old charm, Madikeri Fort is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Coorg.

Madikeri Fort was first built by Mudduraja, the then king of Coorg, in the last quarter of the 17th century AD. The king had also constructed a mud palace inside the fort premises. The fort was built as a mud structure and was rebuilt in stone by Tipu Sultan in 1781 AD and named the site as Jaffarabad. In 1790 AD, Dodda Veerarajendra took control of the fort. The fort faced further changes and renovations during the period 1812 - 1814 AD when it came under the rule of Lingarajendra Wodeyar II. In 1834 AD the fort was captured by the British.

The Madikeri Fort showcases beautiful architectural designs. The two storeyed palace in the fort complex is a huge and spacious one which .....

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Waterfall

#11 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 54 km from Madikeri & 23 km from Somvarpet, Mallali Falls is a magnificent waterfalls situated in the foothills of Pushpagiri Mountains in Coorg district of Karnataka. It is one of the most scenic waterfalls in Karnataka and also one of the popular Coorg tourist places.

Formed by Kumaradhara River, Mallali Falls drops down from a height of 200 feet and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Coorg. The Kumaradhara River later flows through Kukke Subrahmanya and merges with the Netravati River at Uppinangadi, which then empties into the Arabian Sea at Mangalore. The surroundings of the waterfall provide a spectacular view of green forest, valleys and mountain ranges.

Mallali Falls is about 5 km from Kumaralli. There is a motor able road up to 3 km from Kumaralli to Chiguru Homestay. From Chiguru, Mallalli Falls is a 2 km walk on newly laid concrete road or one can hire a jeep to .....

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Pilgrimage

#12 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 9 km from Talacauvery and 36 km from Madikeri, Bhagamandala is a sacred place situated in Coorg district of Karnataka. Also known as Bhagundeshwara Kshetra, Bhagamandala is one of the famous pilgrimage sites in Karnataka and also one of the top places to experince Coorg Tourism.

Bhagamandala is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Cauvery and the Kannike. A third river, the Sujyothi is said to join from underground. It is well known as Triveni Sangama and also considered as Dakshina Kashi. It is a common practice for pilgrims to take a dip in the sangama and perform rituals to their ancestors before proceeding to Talacauvery, the birthplace of Kaveri River. During 1785-1790, the area was occupied by Tipu Sultan and he renamed it as Afesalabad. Then in 1790 King Dodda Veerarajendra took Bhagamandala back into an independent Kodagu.

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Adventure

#13 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 27 km from Gonikoppal and 78 km from Madikeri, Barapole River is a famous spot for white river rafting in Coorg, Karnataka. The white water rafting in Barapole River is one of the most popular things to do as part of Coorg Tour Packages.

The Barapole River is a turbulent river that originates from the Kithu Kakathu River further extending to Brahmagiri hills to the Arabian Sea. White water rafting is one recreational activity that Barapole River is famous for and is considered as one of the most challenging rafting experiences in South India. This stretch of river has more than nine Class 2‑Class 4 rapids. The rapids have some fascinating names like Morning Coffee, Grass Hopper, Ramba Samba, Wicked Witch and Big Bang. The real length of this run is between 3 - 4 km and the whole rafting session keeps going around 3 hours.

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Backwaters

#14 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 7 km from Somwarpet and 46 km from Madikeri, Honnamana Kere is a lake situated at Doddamalthe village in Coorg district of Karnataka. It is the biggest lake in the region of Coorg and among the must-visit places while on your Coorg Trip.

Honnamana Kere Lake is the biggest natural lake and one of the sought after Coorg destinations. The lake is surrounded by mountains, cliffs and a huge expanse of coffee plantations along with two hills named Gavi Betta and Mori Betta. The still and calm lake looks absolutely stunning and presents tourists with amazing photographic opportunities. The calm and relaxing environment around the lake is just perfect for those who want to spend some quality moments with their loved ones amid Mother Nature. Along with sightseeing, visitors can also engage themselves in various kinds of outdoor activities such as boating and fishing.

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Waterfall | Nature

#15 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 7 km from Kakkabe, 27 km from Virajpet and 48 km from Madikeri, Nilakandi Falls is a beautiful waterfall located near Kabbinkadu village in Coorg district of Karnataka. Well-known as Honey Valley, it is one of the stunning waterfalls in Coorg and among the must include places in Karnataka Tour Packages.

The Nilakandi Falls is set amidst the dense tropical forests of Coorg and starts somewhere in the Thadiyandamol range. Cascading down from a height of about 50 feet, it is a picturesque and serene waterfall that lends trekkers a wonderful waterfall shower experience. This place is definitely one of the few tourist places in Coorg that portray the enchanting beauty of this lovely destination. Do plan a visit to this waterfall if you want to plunge in the natural beauty of Coorg.

Honey Valley is a private resort owned and run by Mr. Suresh Chengappa and is situated 4 kilometers from the Kabbinkadu bus stop. The estate is spread over 75 acres of coffee, cardamom .....

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Waterfall | Nature

#16 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 12 km from Siddapura and 15 km from Madikeri, Chettalli is a small village located on Madikeri - Siddapura Road in Karnataka, India. It is one of the popular Coorg Tourist Places to visit as part of Karnataka Packages.

Situated at an altitude of 609 m, Chettalli attracts many visitors because of the undulating nature of the hills. The place hangs in a sap sweet aroma of the coffee estates which are widespread in the endless stretches of this village. With the misty hills being perfectly complemented by the unending greenery it provides a great place to enjoy the serenity and relax.

The Chettalli waterfall is the must-visit attraction at Chettalli. One has to cross two streams and walk a couple of kilometers through the rich shola forests and thick coffee plantation to reach the falls. Another interesting fact about Chettalli is that it is home to the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research and is one of a kind the entire country. The Cherala Bhagavathy temple .....

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Backwaters

#17 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 7 km from Dubare, 15 km from Kushalnagar and 24 km from Madikeri, Chiklihole dam is a small reservoir located near the town of Nanjarayapattana. It is one of the popular places to visit in Coorg.

The Chiklihole Reservoir is built across the river Chiklihole flowing through the Cauvery basin of Karnataka. It was built in the year 1985 for the purpose of irrigating the nearby villages. The reservoir is used to fulfill the water demands of 865 hectares of land. With a length of 464.8 m and a height of 25.3 meters, the dam has a gross storage capacity of 5.097 mcm.

The unique shape of the dam in itself is a great attraction for visitors. The dam has a semi-circular structure without any crest gates. With the increase in inflow, the water overflows like foam on a curved structure and offers a breathtaking sight to visitors. The area around Chiklihole reservoir is bestowed with lush greenery and rich fauna and flora of the forest around creating a pleasing setting .....

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Adventure | Nature

#18 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 25 km from Madikeri, Mandalpatti is a spectacular vantage point situated at Mandalpatti, Karnataka. It is one of the popular viewpoints in Coorg and among the must visit places for nature lover during their Coorg Trip.

Amidst the lap of nature, Mandalpatti has recently become popular amongst tourists as the place is way from the hustle bustle of city life and offers some seclusion and calmness. The viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding plains. Colors of sunrays during sunset were magnificent with sprinklers of rain fall in sky. Trekking is an easy available option for adventure seekers at this point. The name Mandalpatti translates into head amidst the clouds or head touching the clouds owing to its elevation.

As bus facility is not available yet taking a cab or own vehicle is advised from Madikeri to Mandalpatti. One can drive till a certain check-point within the forest and cover the rest 3 km by trekking. It takes only 30 minutes .....

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Adventure

#19 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 9 km from Bhagamandala and 40 km from Madikeri, Nishani Motte is a mountain peak in Karnataka. It is an ideal weekend trekking trail for the people living in Bangalore and one of the lesser-known places to visit in Coorg.

Situated at an altitude of 4167 feet, the peak of Nishani Motte is a part of Tala Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to many wildlife animals like elephants and leopards. The place is best known for its scintillating views of misty mountains, green forest cover, lush green open meadows and rare species of flora and fauna. It is also a popular trekking destination amidst the avid trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

This approximately 15 km moderate-trek starts from Bhagamandala forest range right after the jeep trail amidst the Shola forest. The trail is not a well-trodden pathway so it is necessary to have a trained guide accompany you. The trail goes through soft ridges, sprawling meadows, aromatic coffee estates, and small rivulets .....

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Adventure

#20 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg


At a distance of 10 km from Bhagamandala and 35 km from Madikeri, Kopatty Hills is a mesmerizing hill range situated at Kopatty village near Cherambane on Madikeri - Bhagamandala Road. It is one of the lesser-known trekking destinations in the Western Ghats and among the must include places in Coorg Tour Packages.

At an altitude of 4300 feet, Kopatty is one of the tallest peaks in the Talacauvery Range adjoining to Bhagamandala town. The hills are tucked amidst unbeatable serenity prevailing in Talacauvery range which is home to a variety of flora, especially the wild herbs that are endemic to this region. Since this place is situated away from the hustle & bustle of the metropolitan cities, it is endowed with a soul-calming ambiance.

Kopatty Hills Trek is one of the best weekend treks around Bangalore where you can experience the bliss of the Coorg lifestyle and the endless tropical trails of the Western Ghats in the Coorg district of Karnataka. This beautiful trekking .....

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Adventure

#21 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 33 km from Somwarpet and 52 km from Madikeri, Kote Betta is a mountain peak in Karnataka. Located in between Somwarpet and Madikeri, it is one of the popular places for trekking in Coorg.

Situated at an altitude of 5,400 feet, Kotebetta is the third highest peak in Coorg after Tadiandamol and Brahmagiri. The word Kote Betta means Fort Hill. It has been named because of its appearance which resembles a fort. Locals believe that the famous Pandava brothers spent a significant period of their exile here. This is a classic hill and jungle trek passing through different terrains.

This trek of moderate difficulty begins at a point close to the Hattihole Bridge. From there, the peak is at a distance of 10 km. The trail is truly magical as it is passing through rows of coffee plantations on one side and green hills on the other. As the footsteps proceed further, the trail goes through a dense jungle and then to a wide-open plain. There is a temple dedicated to Lord .....

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Adventure | Nature

#22 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 1 km from Barapole River Rafting Point, 20 km from Gonikoppal, 21 km from Kutta and 76 km from Madikeri, Glenlorna is a tea estate situated near Hudikeri town in Coorg district of Karnataka. Owned by Tata Plantations, this is the only tea estate in the center of the coffee-dominated Coorg and among the must-visit places for nature lovers while holidaying in this region of Karnataka.

Tucked away in the hills, the Glenlorna Tea Plantation Estate lies at an impressive elevation of 808 m, surrounded by the famed fauna and flora of the Western Ghats. Apparently, tea was grown here since 1914 and like many other estates, this was a part of the British legacy too. Spread over an area of about 1200 acres, Glenlorna is well- renowned for its impressive tea production averaging to roughly around 3,845 kilograms of tea per hectare, post-harvest. There is a tea processing factory here and is the only tea estate with a processing unit in the Coorg district.

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Hill Station

#23 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 55 km from Kasaragod, 50 km from Bekal, 45 km from Kanhangad, 195 km from Kozhikode, 100 km from Mangalore & 80 km from Madikeri, Ranipuram is a hill station of Kerala located in Kasaragod district. It lies at an altitude of 750 m adjacent to Kottancheri-Talacauvery mountain range and sharing the border with Karnataka.

Ranipuram was formerly known as Madathumala. The extensive forests of Madathumala merge with the forests of Karnataka. It is a beautiful mountain terrain covered with evergreen shola woods, rain forests and grasslands.

The prime attraction of Ranipuram is Ranipuram National Park. The 50 sq.km sanctuary is bordered with Talacauvery in Karnataka. The national park is home to a substantial population of elephants and many fauna like deer, leopard, porcupine, butterflies and giant Malabar squirrels. There are more than 200 species of birds. Safaris can be arranged in the park and this is the best way to explore the sanctuary.

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Backwaters

#24 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 28 km from Madikeri, Valanoor, also known as Vaalnuru is a small and pleasant hamlet situated near Dubare in Coorg, Karnataka. The place is a picturesque location with the forest on one side and the river Cauvery flowing through it.

Valanoor is a popular fishing destination on the backwaters of Cauvery and is one of the most popular angling sites in Karnataka. The Kaveri River is shallow and slow moving at many places and that helps in the growth of abundant aquatic life in the water. It is a popular place among angling enthusiasts as a wide variety of fish are available here including golden mahaseer and maral which are found in plenty. Angling at Valanoor is one of the top things to do in Coorg and it draws fishing lovers from all over Karnataka.

Valanoor fishing camp is the best place for the enthusiasts to check their fishing skills. Mornings would be the ideal time for fishing. Apart from fishing the view of the sunset is just awesome. Valanoor is also .....

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Backwaters

#25 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 34 Kms from Madikeri & 10 Kms from Kushalnagar, Harangi Dam is built against a small stream, a tributary of river Cauvery at Hadgur village. The dam is 846 meters long with a height of 47 meters. The dam attracts large crowd during the monsoon season when the gates are opened and the water is released. It is one of the popular sightseeing places in Coorg. The backwaters are spread across several acres with small islands in the middle and thick forest on the banks.

There is a small garden near the dam and a stone statue of Goddess Cauvery. Just around the reservoir there is Chamundeshwari Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvathi.

August to October is the best time to visit the dam. Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM.

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Heritage

#26 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 35 km from Madikeri, Nalaknad or Nalknad Palace is situated near Kakkabe in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Located at the bottom of Thadiyandamol Peak, the highest mountain of Coorg, is one of the best heritage places to visit in Coorg.

Also called as Naalnaad Aremane, the Nalaknad Palace was built by Kodava king Dodda Veerarajendra in 1792 CE after escaping from the attack of Tippu Sultan during his invasion of Coorg. This double storied building served as a hunting lodge for the Kodava kings. In the front of the palace, there is beautiful mantapa, built in 1796 for marriage ceremony of Dodda Veerarajendra with Mahadevammaji. This palace is believed to be the last refuge of the final king of Kodagu, Chikka Veerarajendra before the British deposed him.

With intricate wooden carvings, low slung conical roof, crested dome and pillared facade, the palace is an architectural wonder. The courtyard of the palace is decorated .....

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Adventure

#27 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 7 km from Nalaknad Palace and 41 km from Madikeri, Tadiyandamol Peak near Kakkabe is a tallest mountain peak in Kodagu. Tadiyandamol is one of the top things to do in Coorg and also a well-known destination for trekking in Karnataka. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Coorg package

Lies at an altitude of 5730 feet, Tadiyandamol is the second highest peak in Karnataka after Mulliyangiri in the Baba Budan Range. The name Tadiyandamol literally means tallest mount in Kodava. With gentle, velvety green slopes, Tadiyandamol is one of the most exquisite treks in Karnataka and one which is also known to a few.

It is a 14 km trek both ways, takes you through the vast expanse of the Shola forests, endless lush green grasslands and streams. The peak can be .....

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Pilgrimage

#28 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 3 km from Kakkabe & 35 km from Madikeri, the Paadi Iguthappa Temple is a sacred Hindu temple situated at Kakkabe in Coorg district of Karnataka. It is considered to be the most important temple of the Kodavas and also one of the best places of Pilgrimage in Coorg.

Paadi Iguthappa Temple is a famous temple in Kakkabe that was built in 1810 by Linga Rajendra. The temple became a prominent place of worship during Linga Rajendra's reign. Dewan Apparanda Bopu renovated the temple after Chikka Veerarajendra, the son of Linga Rajendra, deposed by the British. The temple was reconstructed by Karnataka Government in 2008. Descendants of Apparanda Bopu along with other devotees have provided silver cladding for the entrance door.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya, also known as Iguthappa by the Kodavas. Lord Iguthappa is an important deity for the people of Kodagu, especially Kodavas. He is known as their Lord of rains and crops. The temple resembles Kerala .....

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Waterfall

#29 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 43 km from Madikeri, 23 km from Virajpet & 13 km from Kakkabe, Chelavara Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated near Cheyyandane village on Virajpet - Talacauvery road in Coorg. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Karnataka and also one of the best places to visit in Coorg.

Chelvara Falls is a natural waterfall formed by small stream, a tributary of Kaveri River. It drops from a height of about 150 feet into a big pool. The pool has a depth of more than 50 feet. The waterfall is locally known as Embepare, which means tortoise in local Kodava language. The rock over which the water cascades is shaped like a tortoise and hence the name Embepare.

The water fall is really a wonderful site as the water gushes from the rocks amidst the green coffee plantations. The enchanting natural beauty and the tranquility of the place attract tourists and nature lovers. This waterfall is seasonal and it offer wonderful views in rainy season. Entering the water is .....

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Adventure

#30 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 85 km from Madikeri and 10 km from Irupu Falls, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular wildlife sanctuary situated in Kodagu district of Karnataka state and is part of the Western Ghats. It is situated on the border of Wayanad district of Kerala and Kodagu district in Karnataka. It is one of the famous sites for trekking in Karnataka and also one of the popular places of trekking in Coorg.

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1974. Situated at an altitude of 5357 feet, the sanctuary is spread across 181 Sq. km. The sanctuary derives its name from the highest point, the Brahmagiri Peak, which lies at an altitude of about 1607 m. The vegetation in the low-lying areas is predominantly evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, while shola grasslands cover the higher altitudes. The undulating terrain is dotted with several steep valleys and hillocks.

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Adventure

#31 of 31 Places to Visit in Coorg

At a distance of 70 km from Madikeri, and 33 km from Somvarpet, Pushpagiri is a mountain peak situated in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Pushpagiri is one of the best places for trekking in Coorg and among the top Karnataka trekking places.

Pushpagiri is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Situated at an altitude of 5626 feet, Pushpagiri is the 6th highest peak in Karnataka and also 2nd highest peak in Coorg after Thadiyandamol. The Harangi River originates from the top of this hill. Covered by lush green forests, valleys, and hills, the area is perfect for hiking expeditions and it is one of the best places for trekking.

The trekking starts from the forest checkpoint at the base of Pushpagiri Hills, after Heggadamane village. The Pushpagiri peak is about 7 km from the Check Post and takes about 3-4 hours one way (moderate to difficult level) through thick forest, wet grasslands .....

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Most Asked Questions on Coorg


  • What is the best season to visit Coorg?

    Coorg can be visited through out the year, however, post monsoon and winter are best seasons to visit Coorg to witness its great beauty. This is also the time when adventure activities like Rafting will be available in the beautiful hill station of Coorg. Summer is the busiest season in Coorg and often hotels run full and tourist places are crowded.

  • How many days are required to visit Coorg?

    Coorg usually requires around 3 days to visit the most important attractions. However, there are several wonderful places to visit around Coorg like Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu Falls which usually take additional one day. One can also mixed their Coorg trip with some of the popular places to visit near Bangalore like Mysore, Ooty, Wayanad, Kannur by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Coorg?

    Budget of Coorg trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Coorg tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5000 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 7500 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Coorg?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Coorg like Dubare Elephant Camp, Abbey Falls, Bylakuppe Golden Temple, Talakaveri, Raja's Seat and Nisargadama. If you have time, you can dedicate a day to visit near by places like Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole, Mallali Falls.

    Coorg is very famous for Coffee and the hill resort is spread with hundreds of coffee estates. Ensure to local coffee and also try the popular local cuisine like Pandi Curry.

  • What are the things to buy in Coorg?

    As mentioned, Coorg is very famous for Coffee and buying local made of Coffee powder is a great idea. Coorg is also well know for spices like cardamom, cloves, pepper, etc, You can get these spices at low prices in Coorg if you bargain a bit. Ensure to check the quality.


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