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Surrounded by panoramic views of paddy fields and coffee estates fringed by hills all around, Coorg is a back-to-nature weekend par excellence. Coorg is a perfect place for weekend getaway planners from nearby cities of Karnataka. Coorg or Kodagu district is a wildly beautiful haven of high peaks and lush valleys, home to a hundred different kinds of flora and fauna, and mountain air so fragrant and pure, you wish you could pack some to take back home.
Coorg also called Kodagu is a district in the Malnad region in Karnataka which is currently occupying around 4,100 Square km of landscape in the Western Ghats belt of Karnataka. Madikeri is the district headquarters and capital of Coorg district in Karnataka.
Coorg is bordered by Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Mysore, Kannur, and Waynad of Kerala in different directions. There are magnificent mountains in Coorg that attract tourists every year traveling from within India and also from foreign countries who are seeking a relaxing experience.
In Kodagu, Tadiandamol rises to 1,750 meters and Pushpagiri at 1,715 meters which are the two popular peaks. River Kaveri starts at Talakaveri which is situated on the top of the Western Ghats and its tributaries flow across Kodagu.
Coorg is well known for its rich Flora and Fauna and also for wildlife tourism and Homestays & Resorts in the tourism industry. There are three Wildlife Sanctuaries such as Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary, and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nagarahole or Rajiv Gandhi National Park is another sanctuary situated in Kodagu. The less thick wooded bamboo forests can be found in the west of Coorg. The forests here consist of fauna like the Asian elephant, tiger, leopard, dhole, gaur, boar, and several species of deer.
Tourists will find panoramic stretches of Coffee and Tea Plantations during the visit. Eco-tourism, trekking, and Coorg Homestays are very popular among our domestic and overseas tourists visiting this beautiful destination. Connect with us for more info and holiday packages in Coorg.
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|Travel Seasons||Min/Max Temperature||Weather to Expect|
|March to June||22-36°C Summer Season||Hot and sunny but Green everywhere.|
|July to September||18-28°C Monsoon Season||Moderate rainfall with beautiful greenery|
|September to February||18-32°C Winter Season||Cold and pleasant and green everywhere.|
Misty mornings, chilled evenings, and cool breezes in the afternoons are typical climate conditions in Coorg that have for decades attracted tourists across the globe. This popular holiday destination in Karnataka is called by connoisseurs "Scotland of India". Homestays in Coorg is a feather added to the cap of the fame of the tourism industry in the Kodagu district.
Most Coorg homestays are located in hilly regions and green woods of Coorg and are closer to waterfalls and trekking points. Those who are planning for a perfect hill station getaway experience in Karnataka will stand spellbound when they visit our listed Coorg homestays. The top list of homestays in Coorg offers an ethnic experience of the Coorg lifestyle for visitors.
The resorts in Coorg are located at the exquisite grandeur of nature. Be it for adventure or for rejuvenation you can choose resorts in Coorg as your holiday destination. The resorts are situated amidst the lush greenery and typically in the plantation and coffee/tea estates.
Coorg Tourism has benefited twice fold as much as the number of resorts in this region is growing every year. Kodagu resorts have made a benchmark for its luxury and hospitality in the tourism industry. You can get tailor-made packages by resorts at Coorg from us and make an informed choice while spending your valuable leisure time and money at our top 50 homestays & resorts listing.
We have some of the best villas, cottages, homestays, and farm stays for your holiday in Kodagu District.
Holiday Packages to Coorg
Bangalore weekend travelers paradise in Coorg. A lot of guests we receive are from different walks of life but have a single passion for the holiday. The packages designed for the Coorg holidays are based on a continuous amalgamation of feedback from our patrons. This portal is for Coorg lovers who would like to book a genuine homestay service. We have a curated holiday itinerary for your trip planner to Coorg.
You might be overwhelmed by the list of homestays you would find online. We have curated a list of top stays in Coorg for your comfortable holiday experience. The homestays in the estates of Coorg are selected based on the best amenities and food served to the guests.
We have curated stays based on the professionalism of the hosts and their adherence to quality guidelines. The services are improved with guest feedback on a consistent basis. This gives you an assurance of quality hospitality services at Kodagu homestays.
Planning a trekking trip to Coorg? Excellent choice! Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is a beautiful hill station located in Karnataka, India, offering breathtaking landscapes, coffee plantations, and diverse trekking trails. Here's a suggested trekking planner for Coorg:
Choose the Trekking Trail:
Tadiandamol Trek: Scale the highest peak in Coorg, Tadiandamol, for stunning views of the Western Ghats. The trek takes you through lush green forests, streams, and meadows.
Brahmagiri Trek: Embark on a trek to Brahmagiri Peak, situated on the border of Karnataka and Kerala. The trail offers a mix of forests, grasslands, and panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.
Pushpagiri Trek: Explore the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary while trekking to Pushpagiri Peak. The trail is known for its rich biodiversity and offers beautiful vistas of Coorg's landscapes.
Tadiandamol Trek: The trek usually takes around 6-7 hours to complete, including ascent and descent.
Brahmagiri Trek: This trek can be completed in a day, usually taking 4-5 hours.
Pushpagiri Trek: The duration can vary, typically ranging from 5-7 hours, depending on the route and your pace.
The best time for trekking in Coorg is from October to March when the weather is pleasant. Avoid the monsoon season (June to September) as the trails can be slippery and challenging.
Permits and Guides:
Permits are required for trekking in Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, so it's advisable to obtain them in advance. Check with local authorities or trekking agencies for the necessary permits.
Hiring a local guide is recommended, especially if you're new to the area or unfamiliar with the trails. They can ensure your safety, provide valuable insights, and enhance your trekking experience.
Coorg offers various accommodation options, including resorts, homestays, and guesthouses. It's advisable to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.
Essential Packing List:
Comfortable trekking shoes with good grip
Lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for trekking
Raincoat/poncho (if trekking during the monsoon season)
Backpack with essentials (water, snacks, first aid kit)
Trekking poles (optional but helpful, especially for steep terrains)
Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
Camera or smartphone for capturing the scenic views
How to reach Coorg or Kodagu in Karnataka?
The nearest airport is at Mangalore (135 km), Bangalore (260 km).
The nearest railway station is Mysore (120 km). Mysore is well connected to the rest of with extensive rail network. You can also use the rail stations in Mangalore and Hassan for reaching Coorg.
Coorg is well connected by roadways with all major cities in Karnataka. Cities like Mysore (120 km), Mangalore (135 km), Bangalore (260 km) and Hassan (115 km) are linked by roadways with Coorg.
|Bangalore ||260 KMs|
|Mysore ||120 KMs|
|Kabini Reservoir||100 KMs|
|Kannur - Kerala||130 KMs|
|Kasaragodu - Kerala||85 KMs|
What to wear while visiting
Coorg or Kodagu is popular for its cold climate and remains cooler during evenings and early mornings. You should carry warm clothing and sweaters ready. Rainy seasons will attract a lot of rain and if you are traveling around that time carry umbrellas, gum boots, and rain coats.
How is the weather in Coorg?
The climate in Coorg is moderate and remains cool during most of the seasons. If you are allergic to cold climate then we recommend you carry warm clothing. The rainy season will be lovely to watch and nature lovers should not miss it.
Which is the best season to visit Coorg?
You can visit Coorg at any time in the year and you will like it. Most of the seasons are full of visitors and nature lovers. You can enjoy waterfalls and nature trails in Kodagu and laze in the estate stays.
Nisargadhama is nestled in the scenic island formed by river Cauvery in Coorg. This exotic destination is situated 25 km from Madikeri, 2 km from Kushalnagar, amidst the Western Ghats. The dense forest of Nisargadhama boasts flora like foliage, teak and rosewood, bamboo grooves.
Highlight: Tourists can visit a mini Zoo, the deer park, and an elephant camp in Nisargadhama.
TIBETAN GOLDEN TEMPLE
The Tibetan settlement in Kushalnagar is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in South India. This magnificent tourist destination has two adjacent Tibetan refugee settlements, as well as several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.
Highlight: Shopping, Visit the Monastery, Relax in the garden.
The Harangi Reservoir is located near Hudgur village, Somwarpet taluk in Coorg district, and is formed by a masonry dam built across Harangi River, a tributary of River Kaveri. The dam is located only 6 Km away from the heart of Kushalnagar town.
Highlight: Water, Nature trails, and Photography.
Abbi Falls is situated in the mountains of Western Ghats. Abbi falls comprise several streams and during monsoon season it flows jubilantly hitting the huge boulders hard and forcing through the stream and valley created by it.
Highlight: The beauty of the falls is the misty cloud hanging over the falls. Photography & Nature Trails.
Raja's seat is situated amidst the seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains and lush green. The chain of high and low raising mountains makes it spectacular. This was a one-time-favorites of Kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun and spend time with their queens here.
Highlight: In Madikeri town, Photography, Panoramic view around.
Talacauvery is generally considered to be the source of the Cauvery River. Talacauvery is situated in the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala in the Kodagu district. Brahmagiri is located 1,276 m above sea level.
Highlight: Water, Nature Trails, and Photography.
DUBARE ELEPHANT CAMP
Dubare is a forest camp for elephants and is popularly known as Dubare Elephant Camp. It is situated on the banks of river Kaveri in the district of Coorg. It is an important base for the Karnataka Forest Department's elephants. The elephants for the Mysore Dussehra were trained at the Dubare elephant camp.
Highlight: Elephant rides, boating, photography, Nature Trails, Water.
NAGARHOLE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Nagarhole National Park is also known as "Rajiv Gandhi National Park". It is located 94 kilometers from Mysore in Karnataka. Located in the northwest of Bandipur National Park, the Kabini reservoir separates the two.
Highlight: The exclusive hunting reserve of the former rulers of Mysore, the park has rich forest cover, small streams, valleys, and waterfalls.
Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage place in Kodagu. It is situated on the river Kaveri in its upstream stretches. At this place, the Kaveri is joined by two tributaries, the Kannike and the mythical Sujyoti river.
Highlight: Nature Trails, Trekking, Photography.
TADIANDEMOL: HIGHEST PEAK IN COORG
Tadiyandamol means the highest point in Kodava language, this peak is the highest one in the Coorg district situated near Virajpet about a 30kms away on the way to Napoklu, Bhagamandala. This peak is just adjacent to the Makuta forest.
Highlight: Trekking, Nature Trails, Photography, Water Falls.
The Irupu Falls is located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Coorg district. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River.
Highlight: Nature Trails, Photography, Water Falls.
Abbey Falls: 6.3 kms from Madikeri, accessible easily from Madikeri town, and need to walk half a mile to reach the spot.