Fast Facts About Coorg
When to visit
Best season to visit Coorg is from November to April. It rains heavily during July-August and the Cauvery gets flooded. Avoid a Coorg tour during monsoons.
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Coorg is one of the most beautiful and exotic hill stations of south India. It is located at an altitude of about 1100 m above the sea level and at a distance of about 120 km from Mysore and 195 km from the capital city Bangalore. Lush green vegetation, Steep hills, hanging valleys and deep gorges with countless streams make Coorg a wonderful place to visit. The region is rich in trek routes and offers great opportunities for trekkers and rock climbers .The birthplace of Cauvery River and home of thickly coffee-covered hills, cardamom fields covered with white and purple blossoms, the exotic smells of sandalwood tress and green pepper, all this make the region a perfect holiday destination. The region as a whole appears like a natural paradise.
In the morning the hills here provide you some heart rendering views. A pleasant misty climate, a clear blue sky, morning mist rolling down from hill slopes, melodic and heart touching songs of mynas give enchanting experiences of nature.
The Coorg region comprises of numerous beautiful hill destinations and wildlife sanctuaries. The famous Nagarhole National Park here is the home of a variety of flora and fauna. You can spot hundreds and hundreds of elephants moving in herds in the Kabini region. Other beautiful and not to be missed destinations in Coorg region include Madikeri, Kakkabe, Dubare, and Siddapur.
If you love archeological and historical sites, Coorg provides you with many options. Madikeri Fort, located in the heart of Madikeri is a famous spot to visit here. In the museum located inside the fort you can spot arms, armour, paintings and other articles of the previous rulers of the region.
Another place worth visiting here is the Omkareshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Siva. It is a blend of architectural features of Islamic and Gothic style. A gilded ball with a weather clock over the dome of the temple adds to the attraction of the temple.
The Coorg region also posses some of the beautiful and heart throbbing waterfall sights. Abbi Falls and Irpu falls are famous tourist spots in and around Coorg. The region as a whole never fails to enchant your senses and soul.
How to Reach There
The nearest Airport to Coorg is at Mangalore at a distance of about 130 km. The Bangalore airport is about 200 km from here.
The nearest Railway Station to Coorg is Mysore, about 120 km.
Coorg is well connected by roads with major cities like Mysore, Mangalore and Bangalore.
Hotels in Coorg
Numerous accommodation options are available in Coorg depending upon the choice of sites you choose to visit. In Dubare Dubare Elephants Camp
and Coorg Dale
are famous. Kabini River Lodge
is the best option for you in Kabini. In Nagarhole Jungle Inn
is famous while in Madikeri you can choose from Coorg International
, Mayura Valley View
and various Eco-farms and cottages.
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