Coorg Places of Intrest
Come Experience the Beauty !
Kodagu or Coorg called as the Scotland of India is a marvelous hill station located in the southern part of Karnataka. It is a small district of the state with distinct culture, unique customs and traditions. The people of Coorg are known as Kodavas or Coorgies. The misty hills, lush green valleys, evergreen forests, breath taking waterfalls will definitely lure oneís eyes. The region is surrounded by coffee plantations, orange groves, cardamom, pepper plants and dense forests. Cauvery one of the major rivers of South India takes birth at Talakaveri in Coorg. The people of Kodagu are known for their hospitality and bravery. Coorg is connected to the other parts of the state and the neighboring state of Kerala by road. One trip to Coorg and the memories will linger in you for the rest of your life.
What's Around Here ?
Madikeri is the district headquarters of Kodagu with about 28,729 population. Muddurajakeri named after the first ruler Mudduraja from this place since 1681 later became Madikeri. There are lots of picnic spots in and around madikeri. The Madikeri Palace or Fort, Omkareshwar Temple, Rajaís tomb, Rajaís seat, Abbey falls are some of the major attractions in Madikeri
A Kushalnagar is an amazing place to visit in Coorg. There are lots of picnic spots in and around Kushalnagar. Some of them are Veerabhoomi, Nisargadhama, Tibetian Monastery and Golden Temple at Bylukuppe and Harangi Dam. Bylekuppe is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, complete with a Tibetan monastery with 7,000 monks, a Tibetan village and a flea market. The Buddha Temple situated at the Tibetian Camp is 4kms from Kushalnagar and one of the biggest in the world
Virajpet, Somwarpet, Gonicoppa and Ponnampet are the areas where coffee, cardamom, pepper, oranges and now vanila are grown in plenty. Virajpet, a small town, reputed to be the largest producer of honey in Asia. Virajpet is a hot spot especially during the Shivaratri festival. Many Estate owners are willing to let people spend their holidays in Private Estate cottages and even taste typical local meal for a very nominal amount. The estate owners themselves play the host (Please remember, the people of Coorg are best known for their hospitality)
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A big attraction for tourists and filmdom alike is the Abbey Falls, 8 kms from Madikeri. Even during the summer there is plenty of water in these falls. The roar of the falls can be heard from the main road, from where a path goes through lovely coffee and cardamom plantations right up to them. The chirping of innumerable birds which are easier heard then seen, fill the air with sweet music. Do remember to take your cams when you go there as u get to see small falls above too.
Irpu falls ia a narrow water falls is extremely beautiful to see. You could begin from behind the Rameshwarna temple, and relax at a refreshing pond halfway up the falls. Then, if you are some strange sort of enthusiastic trekker simply carry on TOP. But be carefull.!!!
Kodagu has a few temples that are worth visiting. The Bagamandala Temple at the confluence of the Cauvery-Sujyothi Rivers is built in the multi-roofed Kerala style. The Omkareshwara Temple, dedicated to Shiva, is almost 200 years old and is a surprising blend of Islamic and Gothic styles.
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain of Coorg district, and the second highest in Karnataka. Located on the Western Ghats range, and reaches an elevation of 1,748 m this place is special interest for trekkers. The mountain, covered with thick forest, is flooded with leeches. This peak is situated near Virrajpet about a 30kms away on the way to Napoklu, Bhagamandala and it lies adjacent to the Makutta forest. On the way you can also have a glimpse of an old palace called 'Nalku Naadu Aramane'.
Boating in Coorg is truly exiting. Sailing through the nature amisdst the tossing green is bliss in itself. Small boats for two or four are available in Nisargadam. Boating is also available in Dubare forest (make sure before you go there as itís not for 365days a year!) these days few coffee farms also provide boating facility on a very nominal fee (however prior permission is to be taken). Boating is always a romantic experience especially for couples who need to spend some lonely time together far away from the crowd..!!
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