About Coorg

About Coorg

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Coorg (Kodagu), popularly addressed as "The Scotland of India" is rich in tourism with lush green forests, plenty of Flora and Fauna well manicured estates of Coffee, Cardamom, Pepper would be a treat to nature loving tourists.

Dubare Forest & Elephant Camp


35Kms from Madikeri and 15Km from Kushalnagar. The reserve forest is famed for its amazing variety of avian fauna, an elephant training camp and angling possibilities on the Cauvery. Elephant interaction in the morning time is the popular activity attracts hundreds of tourist daily. Best time to be there for elephant washing and interaction is at 08.00hrs in the morning.


Dubare Forest & River Rafting


The major attraction of Dubare is the river rafting which takes place in the waters of the river Kaveri. Rafting in the Kaveri is bound to be an intense adventure experience for the first timer. The place due to its sublime verdant beauty is also a preferred destination for nature lovers.There are two rafting options available for the rafters - 8.5 km run and 12 km run. The longer run depends on the water level. You pass through thick forests and scenic surroundings negotiating mostly the calm rapids. River rafting here allows you to rejuvenate yourself and enjoy the flow of the river. River rafting here is safe and its usually a smooth stretch.


Harangi Dam


It is located near Hudgur village, 9 Km away from Kushalnagar. The reservoir is formed by a masonry dam built across Harangi River, a tributary of Kaveri River.


Byle Kuppe-Buddhist Monastry's- Golden Temple


One of the largest Tibetan settlements in South India. It is known for its monasteries, handicrafts, carpet factories, and an incense factory. The landscape is dotted with several monasteries, the main ones amongst these are the Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey. The Mahayana Buddhist University is located at Sera. It also has an enormous prayer hall. The other important monastery in the neighboring settlement of Bylakuppe is Tashi Lhumpo Monastery, renowned as the seat of Panchen Lama. The Golden Temple in Bylakuppe is an impressive monastery setup besides number of other monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It is a must visit place in Coorg though it is in Mysore district. The place is very peaceful and charming a must visit place while in Coorg.


Abbi Falls


6 Kms away from Madikeri, tucked away between private coffee and spice estates. Abbey Falls offers a splendid backdrop for picnics. As you make your way past stocky coffee bushes and tall trees entwined with pepper vines, the falls make a sudden and dramatic appearance as they cascade their way down steps into limpid pools to join the river Cauvery.


Omkareshwara Temple


The temple is built in the Islamic and Gothic style of architecture with a dome in the centre, comprising four turrets in as many corners. The Raja got the history of the temple inscribed in a copper plate at the entrance of the temple. It was built by Lingaraja II, ruler of Coorg in the year 1820. The ‘Shiva Lingam’ installed here is said to have been brought from Kashi.


Gaddige


Located in the northern extremity of the Madikeri city, Gaddige has two identical square structures, which are the tombs of the Rajas and their queens. They are situated close to each other built in Indo-saracenic style.


Raja Seat


It is an enchanting picnic spot with a swathing in the nature’s lap. It is sure to enjoy the marvelous sight of Sun set and gorgeous valley and mountain ranges. The former Rajas of Kodagu along with their consorts used to visit the place to savour the beauty of the nature here. Musical fountain has been attracting a large number of visitors to the garden.


Madikeri Fort


The 19th century Madikeri Fort with its stone ramparts now houses the prison, a temple, a chapel, a small museum, and assorted government offices.


Talacauvery


48Km from Madikeri. Talacauvery also known as Dakshina Kashi is the famous birthplace of river Cauvery at the foot of the breathtaking Brahmagiri Hills in Coorg. The river flows down inconspicuously as ‘Guptagamini’ from here before re-emerging a small distance downward at Nagateerta. On Tulasankramana day (Oct.17th) thousands of pilgrims flock to the river's birth place to witness the miraculous rise of the fountainhead, when water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment. A Long flight of steps lead one upwards to the peak of the Brahmagiri Hills at Talacauvery from where a panoramic scene of nature unfolds.


Bhagamandala


40Km from Madikeri. This is the confluence of three rivers: Cauvery, Kanika and Sujyothi. Among many small shrines dedicated to various gods, the Bhagandeshwara temple, standing in a large courtyard surrounded by Kerala-style temples is the most impressive. Bhagamandala is known for its apiaries and Kodagu honey.


Chelavara Falls


Chelvara Falls is a natural waterfall formed by small stream, a tributary of Kaveri near Cheyyandane village which is on Virajpet - Talakaveri State Highway around 16 km from Virajpet, in the state of Karnataka, India.


Nalaknad Palace


Nalknad Palace or Nalkunadu, called Naalnaad Aremane in the local Kodava language, is a palace located in the Kodagu district of the Indian state of Karnataka


Trekking: Tadiyendamol


For those who have head for heights, Tadiyendamol, the tallest peak in Kodagu, is a paradise. On a clear day you can view the distant Arabian Sea and the enchanting beauty of the whole of Kodagu from here. Situated in the heart of the Tadiyendamol range, in the village of Yavakapadi, Naalkunaadu Palace was constructed by Dodda Raja Veerendra, the king of Kodagu, in1792. The palace, with beautiful carvings, tells many a tale of yore. It is now being used as a camping site for trekkers. Kakkabe, a small town 35 km from Madikeri, gives access to the highest peak in Kodagu. Nearby Padi Iggutappa is the most important temple in Kodagu.


Pushpagiri Hills/Mandalpatti


The Pushpagiri or Subramanya Hills (also referred as Kumaraparvatha) is the second-highest peak of Kodagu, and sixth highest peak in Karnataka.About 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Somwarpet and 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from Kumaralli, it is located amid the jungle. Trekking can be done from the base, Bhagati, which is a 10 km, three-hour walk. Otherwise, trekkers can cross Kukke Subramanya, located in Dakshina Kannada district of Pushpagiri Range. The trekking zone can be approached from Pushpagiri or from Kumaraparvata peaks.