Coorg, also known as the Scotland of India, is the most charming hill station in Karnataka.
Coorg is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Coorg is the largest producer of Coffee in India and also one of the top destinations of Karnataka Tourism.
Coorg or Kodagu is an unforgettable holiday destination due to its misty hills, lush forest, tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views.
Raja’s Seat, Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Omkareshwara Temple, Bylakuppe, Talacauvery and Dubare are the top tourist places to visit in Coorg.
Talacauvery, Brahmagiri Sanctuary and Nagarhole National Park are other popular Coorg attractions. Coorg is also famous for trekking activities with peaks like Thandiyandamol, Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri.
Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Coorg
Raja’s Seat is a popular sunset point in Madikeri. It is a small pavilion built on a high elevation with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys.
This lovely spot was a favorite place of recreation for the Kings of Coorg. Today it is one of the famous Coorg tourist places and is visited by tourists throughout the year.
Madikeri Fort is a historical landmark and one of the most famous tourist attractions of Coorg.
The fort is situated in the center of Madikeri town and still preserves its old charm. The fort was first built by Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century CE.
There is mud palace inside the fort and it has a unique sculpture of a tortoise with the initials of King Vijayarajendra engraved on it.
Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant Camp is an elephant training center situated on the banks of the river Cauvery and is one of the most famous places to visit in Coorg. Dubare Camp is a project undertaken by forest department and jungle lodges & resorts.
The Elephants used for Mysore Dussehra are trained at this camp. Rafting at Dubare is one of the popular things to do in Coorg. Visitors can also participate in various activities involving Elephants which include elephant bath, feeding and safari.
Golden Temple or Namdroling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist Monastery situated at Bylakuppe.The complex is huge and it houses 40 feet high gilded images of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Sakyamuni and Amitayus.
It is one of the best places to experience Coorg Tourism.
Cauvery Nisargadhama is a man-made island formed by the River Cauvery and it spreads over a sprawling 35-acre land.
Machans (tree top shelters) and pargola (wall less shelters), pedal boating, elephant riding and a deer park are the major attractions here. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge.
Talacauvery is a beautiful place and the origin of the Cauvery River situated on the slopes of the Brahmagiri mountain range.
There is a small square tank called Cauvery Kundike or Brahma Kundike, which is considered to be the birth place of River Cauvery and is one of the top pilgrimage places to visit in Coorg.
This place also has a small temple dedicated to Goddess Cauvery and also consists of shrines dedicated to Lord Agastheeshwara and Lord Vinayaka.
Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India and also one of the top tourist attractions in Coorg.
The park has rich flora and covered with small streams, hills, valleys, and waterfalls.
The important animals in Nagarhole National Park are tiger, leopard, wild dog, sloth bear, the hyena, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer, four-horned antelope, gaur, wild boar and elephant.
Iruppu Falls is a magnificent waterfalls situated in the Brahmagiri Hills of Coorg. Also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, it is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka and also one of the well-known Coorg tourist places.
Cascading down from a height of 170 feet through several stages, the falls are situated amidst thick forest of western Ghats and offers great views of the nature.