Coorg is not just a place to watch and enjoy it’s also an ideal place for outdoor activities, adventure sports, games, food and shopping too. Kodagu or Coorg in Karnataka is an enchanting and fascinating place. The river Cauvery originates here, at Talakaveri. This fertile land, with its streams and rivers and high hills and verdant valleys, and dense forests has a varied terrain and provides widely varied places that you can explore. You can climb mountains, ford streams, cross rivers, trek through jungles – the possibilities are endless.
Plantation Experience: With its many coffee and spice estates, Coorg is a nice destination for those who’re looking to experience life in a plantation. Camp in the middle of a huge coffee estate and then explore the surrounding lush greenery. Trek through the farm trails, do some bird-watching, go cycling, observe and gain some hands-on experience of living and working in a plantation.
Trekking: Coorg, with its varied terrain, presents a wide variety of trekking experiences. Trek through jungle trails in the Nature Reserves, trek up the Brahmagiri Hills to reach the Iruppa Falls, and trek up the high peaks of Kodagu – Tadiandamol and Pushpagiri.
Fishing and Angling: The backwaters of the Kaveri River at the Valnoor Fishing Camp sport an abundance of freshwater species like Mahseer, Eels, and Catfish. Try your hand at netting any of these fish and add to your store of fisherman’s tales.
River Rafting: Coorg experiences good monsoon rains, and the rainwater feeds the various streams and rivers here, which swell after this time. The Barapole River in Southern Coorg is an ideal destination for those seeking the thrill of river rafting.
This region receives a huge amount of rainfall and so, supports a rather long rafting season. At its full-flowing best, the upper Barapole River can give you an opportunity to enjoy the best white water rafting experience in South India.
Dubare Elephant Camp: This is a unique option in wildlife experiences. The elephant camp here offers visitors a hands-on experience with the giants of the jungle. Observe and even participate in caring for and feeding the elephants, give them baths, take rides on them, and observe how these wonderful creatures interact with each other and with their human handlers.