Kodagu Travel Guide and Tourism

About 100kms west of Mysore, the hilly hamlet of Kodagu (also known as Coorg) is located in the evergreen highlands of the Western Ghats. This charming district beckons tourists with its spice gardens, cardamom forests and a sea of coffee plantations. Coorg tour package contains the wide array of adventure activities. Raft through the white rapids of the Barapole river, trek across the grasslands of the Kopatty-Kalugundi trail or quad biking through the Chevalara falls. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, fishing at the Valnoor and Bheemeshwari fishing camps or simply wandering through coffee plantations are some of the most sought after things to do in Coorg. The 17th century Madikeri Fort where the revered Tipu Sultan once held court, and the Omkareshwar temple are among the best tourist places in Kodagu. While you are here, also visit Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement of south India. Go here for a pleasant evening intermittent with monastic hymns, prayer bells and a motley of Tibetan handicrafts.
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Best Time To Visit Kodagu

Peak Season is from October to April with temperatures going as high as 20 degrees celsius, though Coorg is a year-round destination.

Shoulder Season: In May, Coorg’s temperature reaches a high of 35 degrees celsius. This is also the month to see the coffee blossoms in full bloom.

Off-season: Monsoons last from June to September in Coorg. Though these months see heavy rainfall, Coorg is the most beautiful during this time of the year.

Budget For Kodagu

For Budget Travellers: INR 1000 - 2000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic hotel rooms: INR 700-800
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 100-250
  • Public Transport in buses: INR 20 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 850 - 1500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 300 - 500
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws and local taxis: INR 150 - 400

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 800 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 300 and upwards
  • Sightseeing: INR 2200 and upwards