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Top 11 places to visit in Coorg

Tripiwiki : 12 Apr 2021
Coorg district is also known as Kodagu ,It is covered with verdant cloud covered hills.Coorg district is a land associated with flawless backwood forests, cool climes and vibrant culture. Coorg is well known for Madikeri Virajpet , Abbey falls ,Nisargadhama ,Iruppu falls , Mandalpatti and Mallalli falls. Best time to visit Kodagu is between October to May and the peak season for this hill station is within February to May. Kodagu is the largest producer of Coffee in India. Also, it is one of the places with highest rainfall across the nation. Wavy hills covered in lush green forests and a landscape dotted with coffee plantations, tea gardens and orange groves, this hill station has breathtakingly stunning scenic beauty. It is located about 121km away from Mysore and Mysore domestic airport is the nearest airtport. It is located about 137 km from Mangalore and 257 km from Bangalore.

Following are the Top 11 places to visit in Coorg

Abbey Falls (1 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Abbey Falls is one of the amazing waterfall from Western Ghats, located in Coorg(Kodagu) district of Karnataka, India. in Karnataka. This waterfalls is one of the must visit places for coorg travelers. Water falling from height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene for the tourists. There is an hanging bridge across the gorge from which an exceptional view of this waterfall is a sight to remember. A trek through the greenery can leave you with a refreshed mind. Abbey falls is located at approx 5km from Madikeri, 51km from Tala Kaveri, 166km from Chikmagalur, 272km from Bengaluru, 122km from Mysore, 143km from Mangalore, 368km from Kochi.

Chelavara Falls (2 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Chelvara Falls is a beautiful natural waterfall located near Cheyyandane village of Virajpet in Coorg(Kodagu) district of Karnataka, India. Falls is formed by small stream, which is a tributary of Kaveri river. Chelavara falls is the perfect getaway for nature and adventure lovers and also escape from boredom city life. There is also a nearby viewpoint which is around 2 km from this place and worth a visit. The pool formed by the waterfall has a depth of more than 50 feet. Tourists are advised against taking a dip to avoid any kind of accident. his waterfall is seasonal and it offer wonderful views in rainy season. Chelavara Falls is located at approx 21km from Virajpet, 44km from Madikeri, 257km from Bengaluru, 127km from Mysore, 167km from Mangalore, 352km from Kochi, 208km from Chikmagalur.

Golden Temple Coorg, Namdroling Monastery, Coorg (3 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

The Golden Temple is a beautiful Buddhist Monastery located in Bylakuppe near Kushal Nagar is Coorg(Kodagu) district of Karnataka, India. Bylakuppe, along with Dharamsala, is the residing place for thousands of Tibetans, who have been living in exile since many decades and second largest Buddhist Monastery after Dharamsala. The Golden Temple complex is huge and it houses 40 feet high gilded images of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Sakyamuni and Amitayus. The walls of the temples and institutions are decorated with beautiful paintings depicting the characters from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. This Buddhist Monastery is one of the major tourist attraction to visit in Coorg. Golden Temple is located at approx 4km from Kushalnagar, 34km from Madikeri, 87km from Mysore, 219km from Bengaluru.

Harangi Reservoir (4 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Harangi Reservoir is located near Kushalnagar in Kodagu district of Karnataka, India. The dam has been built across the tributary of River Cauvery and has a height of 47 meters and length of 846 meters. The Harangi river originates in the Pushpagiri hills of the Western Ghats. Being the only reservoir in the region of Coorg, It is one of the popular picnic spot in the region with mesmerising natural setting. The best time to visit the dam is during the months of August to September. During this time, the reservoir is completely filled with water creating for a picture perfect setting. Harangi Reservoir is located at approx 11km from Kushalnagar, 33km from Madikeri, 99km from Mysore, 230km from Bengaluru, 132km from Chikmagalur.

Irupu Falls (5 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

The Irupu Falls (also Iruppu Falls) is located in the Brahmagiri Range[1] in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole.[2] 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

Kaveri Nisargadhama Island, Nisargadhama Reserve, Coorg (6 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island formed by river Kaveri near Kushalnagar in Kodagu district of Karnataka, India. Its a well-known tourist destination and well-known for its natural charms and lush green surroundings. The 64 acre island is covered with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. You can spot a variety of animals like deer,peacocks, rabbits etc. Kaveri Nisargadhama also has a forest department run guest house and treetop bamboo cottages. Kaveri Nisargadhama is an ideal place to spend vacations on the sandy beds of the river bank in Kodagu district. Kaveri Nisargadhama is located at approx 3km from Kushalnagar, 28km from Madikeri, 92km from Mysore, 241km from Bengaluru.

Kumara Parvatha Trek, Pushpagiri, Coorg (7 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Pushpagiri also know as Kumara Parvatha is one of the highest peak in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Located near Somwarpet on the borders between Dakshina Kannada , Kodagu and hassan districts. With 5,617 ft, It is 4th highest peak in Karnataka. Hill is part of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Pushpagiri is the second highest peak of Kodagu District or Coorg. This beautiful peak is surrounded by forests on all four sides, which makes it heaven for adventure and trekking lovers. Trekking is the major attractions here, one needs to register their names at the checkpoint before starting the trek, however, there is no entry fee, it is highly suggested to hire a guide at Bidahalli or Heggadamane villages for a smooth trekking experience. Kumara Parvatha is located at approx 27km from Somwarpet, 60km from Madikeri, 260km from Bengaluru, 140km from Mysore, 152km from Mangalore, 417km from Kochi, 491km from Goa, 609km from Chennai, 864km from Pune, 818km from Hyderabad.

Mallalli Falls (8 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Mallalli Falls is a mesmerising and breathtaking waterfall, situated in the foot of the Pushpagiri peak in the northern region of Kodagu District, Karnataka. The Kumaradhara River is the main watercourse for this waterfall. The Kumaradhara later flows through Kukke Subrahmanya and merges with the Netravati River at Uppinangadi, which then empties into the Arabian Sea at Mangalore. The fact that the falls are in the foot of the Pushpagiri peak makes the place a much adventurous trekking point. This waterfalls is in Somwarpet talluk of Coorg district. It's around 20 km from Somwarpet town.

Tadiandamol, Thadiyandamol , Coorg (9 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak of Coorg, located on Western Ghats ranges of Madikeri in Kodagu district, Karnataka, India. It is the third highest peak in Karnataka which attracts the major tourists across the region. The peak presents amazing opportunities for trekking lovers. The Nalaknad palace at the foothills is an important historical landmark and it's a starting point for the trek. It is a place of interest for trekkers and naturalists. The climb to the top and back can be completed as a day hike. This hill top provides the breathtaking views of the area around. The best season to visit the peak is during the months of December to May. Tadiandamol is located at approx 40km from Madikeri, 218km from Chikmagalur, 137km from Mysore, 267km from Bengaluru.

Tadiandamol Trek (10 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak of Coorg, located on Western Ghats ranges of Madikeri in Kodagu district, Karnataka, India. It is the third highest peak in Karnataka which attracts the major tourists across the region. The peak presents amazing opportunities for trekking lovers. The Nalaknad palace at the foothills is an important historical landmark and it's a starting point for the trek. A huge rock known as Big Rock is used by many as Camping ground. It is a place of interest for trekkers and naturalists. The climb to the top and back can be completed as a day hike. This hill top provides the breathtaking views of the area around. The best season to visit the peak is during the months of December to May. Tadiandamol is located at approx 40km from Madikeri, 218km from Chikmagalur, 137km from Mysore, 267km from Bengaluru.

Talakaveri (11 out of 11 places to visit in Coorg)

Talakaveri is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri. It is located by Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further south) near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka bordering Kasarkod district of Kerala. It stands at a height of 1,276 m. above sea level. However, there is not a permanent visible flow from this place to the main rivercourse except during the Monsoon. A tank or kundike has been erected on a hillside by kodavas, at the place that is said to be the origin. It is also marked by a small temple, and the area is frequented by pilgrims mainly it is the worship place of kodavas. The river originates as a spring feeding this tank, which is considered to be a holy place to bathe on special days. The waters are then said to flow underground to emerge as the Kaveri river some distance away. The temple has been renovated extensively by the state government recently [2007]. On Cauvery changrandi day (the first day of Tula Masa month , according to the Hindu calendar, which normally falls in mid October) thousands of pilgrims from neighboring flock to the river's birthplace to witness the rise of the fountainhead, when water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment. The cauvery changrandi (Sacred bath in the Tula month) is observed across pilgrim towns in Kaveri's banks.


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