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Travel Guide To Coorg

Coorg
  • India
  • Coorg
  • 4,102 km2
  • 900 meters
  • 11-29 °C
  • +5:30 GMT
  • INR
  • Kannada
  • 554,519 (2011)
  • coorg is located in karnataka near mysore. Its a great weekend getaway for people from bangalore and mysore. The road from mysore to coorg is really smooth and confortable.

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    Jimmy
  • The misty hills, lush teakwood and sandalwood forests, and acres of tea and coffee plantations of Kodagu are, in a word, stunning. Also known as Coorg and dubbed "The Scotland of India, " Kodagu is a postcard-perfect region of scattered villages and hamlets, which are the epitome of old-world charm.

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    Akarsh
  • Very few places are worth visiting in monsoon. Coorg is one of them. The lovely landscapes, plush green sideways and walks, and the beautiful foggy view from the hills is what makes this place heavenly when visited in rains.

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    Pooja

General Information About Coorg

The misty hills, lush teakwood and sandalwood forests, and acres of tea and coffee plantations of Kodagu are, in a word, stunning. Also known as Coorg and dubbed "The Scotland of India," Kodagu is a postcard-perfect region of scattered villages and hamlets, which are the epitome of old-world charm. Kodagu is ideal for outdoor activities such as trekking, angling and white-water rafting, and major festivals like Keil Poldu (worship of weapons), Cauvery Shankaramana (return of the river goddess) and the Huttari (harvest) festival are a huge draw.Popular places in Coorg include Kakkabe, which is also the largest producer of honey in south Asia. One of the main religious sites here is the ancient Omkareshwara Temple. Nagarhole National Park is another popular tourist attraction that is home to a variety of wildlife such as elephants and panthers.With its economy dependent on agriculture, plantations and forestry, Coorg is considered to be one of the most prosperous districts in Karnataka. Known as the ‘Coffee Bowl of India’, Coorg contributes 30% to the total coffee production in India.Besides coffee and pepper, cardamom and oranges are the other mainstays of Coorg’s economy. Set amidst verdant valleys, misty hills and acres of coffee plantations, Coorg is a perfect getaway for travelers.Coorg is also a paradise for adventure junkies. Its hills are a perfect for adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing, biking and white water rafting.December to May is the best time to trek in Coorg. Tourists can contact local organizations like the Coorg Adventure Club, which organises regular trekking expeditions for interested travellers to prominent peaks like Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri, Mandalpatti and Tadiandamol. For white water rafting, holidaymakers can visit Barapole in Coorg.
Coorg Sports and Activities

Coorg Tourism

Located amidst imposing mountains, dense forests, mist kissed coffee plantations, verdant valleys and challenging treks, Coorg (Kodagu) is the place to be for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike. And yes, this place is true to all those Coorg (Kodagu) tourism postcards. Also known as Kodagu and nicknamed as the "Kashmir of South", Coorg (Kodagu) is one of the precious gems in Karnataka's crown. Located in the Western Ghats of south-western Karnataka, it can be pictured thus: miles of undulating topography carpeted in green covered with a misty veil, thickets of bamboo, sandalwood and rosewood forests. You will also see many stunning waterfalls and ravines, numerous streams and rivulets winding their way through the landscape, sectors of paddy fields and coffee bushes interspersed with grassy downs and intriguing spice farms full of pepper, cardamom, oranges, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, etc. Coorg (Kodagu) a dreamland beyond belief.Coorg offers a unique blend of adventure and tranquillity. The hill station has some interesting treks such as Pushpagiri, Tadiandamol and Brahmagiri Peaks which are quite challenging and blessed with oodles of natural beauty. However, outdoor activities go beyond trekking here. You can try angling in Kaveri River and golfing at Coorg Golf Links (Bittangala), Golf Course (Pollibetta) and Mercara Downs (Mercara). An ideal summer retreat, Coorg (Kodagu) tourism offers some wonderful moments of relaxation and rejuvenation. You could plan your trip in monsoon as the place looks its best during rains.
Coorg Culture and History

Coorg Culture and History

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Culture

Some of the popular festivals feted here include the festival of Arms-Keilpoldu celebrated in the month of June. As part of the celebrations of this ancient festival, weapons are polished and worshipped before using them again. The festival celebrated around the Cauvery River is known as Cauvery Shankaramana. In the months of November and December, the harvest festival Puthar is celebrated by singing to folk songs and performing traditional dance forms.

History

The northern part of Coorg district was under the reign of Kadambas between the 2nd and 6th century. However, after a war between the Kadambas and the Gangas in the 11th century, the Cholas were the sole rulers of this province. After the 12th century, the Hoysalas, who were ruling Hassan district, defeated the Cholas and in the 14th century, the Vijayanagara kings took over and ruled the province. After their downfall, the local Nayaks took over different parts of Coorg. The war between different rulers of the province and the Haleri kings made the latter the new rulers of Coorg from the year 1600 to 1834, and after their reign ended, the region of Coorg was under colonial rule.Coorg was declared as an independent state in the year 1950 by the Indian Constitution and when many Indian states were reorganised in the year 1956, Coorg was merged with the state of Karnataka and declared a district. Coorg has three taluks which include Madikeri, Somavarapete and Veerajapete.
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Landscape

It might seem surprising that while the landscape of Coorg is contrasting, its people are fused in their love of farming. Whilst the taller ranges are at the 4000 feet level, the lower ranges are at mid-2000 feet levels. While higher elevations are suitable for the Arabica variety of coffee, the lower regions are right for the selection termed Robusta. The hills are a melange of native indigenous trees, shrubs, and natural undergrowth. Planting of coffee in the hills involves clearing a certain amount of the undergrowth, whilst maintaining most of the upper shade cover, which comprises mostly native forest trees. The list of native trees growing and thriving in the landscape is large, diverse and eye-catching.

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Ame Kola Resort 21

Āme Kola Resort
Coorg India

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A resort with five cottages and a dining hall beside a pond is best resort for reading and to relax. Escape to the new world of resort architecture of rural Estonia and northern Russia.

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Biddanta Estate Homestay 8
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Located in the midst of a coffee, pepper, and orange haven, Biddanta Estate Homestay is a stimulating experience that even the Elephants themselves cannot resist as one can sometimes see them drinking water from the garden pool nonchalantly.

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Coffee Estate Homestay 1
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Tucked away in a secluded atmosphere, encompassed by coffee plantations and alpine silver oak trees, this coffee estate homestay is a homely country house owned by Brigadier and Mrs. Cheppudira Ponappa.

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Bungalow invites guests to experience a wide range of activities such as a Wildlife Safari, Rafting down the Cauvery and Sightseeing in Madikeri.

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Dormitory Homestay 1
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Homestay can accommodate a total of 23 guests. We have 3 spacious cottages with different configurations. Apart from rooms, we have a full service kitchen, ample vehicle parking area and lot of open space overlooking the gorgeous mountains.

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Estate Homestay in Coorg
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Estate Stay Coorg is a peaceful location set amidst the misty forests of Coorg. Elegantly created and decorated, the property seems breathtaking with a fresh look. Bearing a peaceful and peaceful atmosphere, this resort is a perfect refuge for a great soothing holiday.

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Hanchikad Resort 13 5% Discount

Hanchikad Resort
Coorg India

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Perched right on top of a 300 acre coffee plantation surrounded by unending valleys and hills, Hanchikad Resort is the perfect place to stay in Coorg.

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Lakeside Cottages in Coorg 18
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This cottage located 13 Km from Gonikoppal Town, is a perfect getaway, a perfect bliss, a perfect place where you

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Lakshmi Nivasa Homestay 11

Lakshmi Nivasa
Coorg India

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A Kodava home which has been opened to those looking for a vacation in luxury within an affordable budget, situated at the heart of Madikeri the capital of Coorg, you have the luxury and comfort of home. Coorg district, the birthplace of river Cauvery, lies in the picturesque Western Ghats of Karnataka and is home to the Kodavas. The people of Coorg live close to nature and have a great love for the land.

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Nidugane Homestay 18

Nidugane Homestay
Coorg India

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Plenty of updated amenities and a thoroughly modern bungalow with five guest rooms is designed in a circular shape, each room having a coffee theme. The color scheme of each room depicts the transformation of a blossom to a coffee bean.

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Organic Ecofriendly Homestay 8
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Organic Ecofriendly Homestay is in the process of providing a total organic ecofriendly experience. It is our goal as far as possible to the self sustaining entity by growing our food on the premises using local resources and alternate form of energy.

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Organic Eco Retreat in Coorg 1
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Staying at Organic Eco Retreat in Coorg Farm is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the real everything organic experience in a fascinating location, with a caring people to look after you. It is a special place, as it provides something different, especially for those who prefer Eco friendly places, and it is the perfect hideaway for the bespoke traveler.

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Coorg Monsoon Package 1 5% Discount
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  • Climb Misty Hills for sightseeing
  • Trekking in Western Ghats
  • Enjoy World Famous Western Ghats rain
  • Photography