Kodagu Tourism & Travel Guide

About 100kms west of Mysore, the hilly hamlet of Kodagu (formerly 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. Travel to Coorg for 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 most famous attractions of the district’s headquarters in Madikeri. 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.
Best time to visit

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

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Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 1000 - 2000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2000 to INR 3000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
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Trips and Itineraries for Kodagu

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Tiger Tiger - serves authentic Kodava cuisine Last November, Azal, Sammy and I took a short vacation in Coorg or Kodagu - the land of the valiant Kodavas....

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Top Places To Visit in Kodagu 139 Spots

Subramanya
Trek from Bhagati the route envelops a challenge that includes swamps, waterfalls, rugged trails, endangered species and dense forests, not to mention a stunning environment. The view from the ridge especially is the sharpest.
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Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe Mysore District, Karnataka State India, Kushalnagar 571104
The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the biggest showing focus of the Nyingma ancestry of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The cloister was set up by throne-holder Kyabje Penor Rinpoche in 1963, after his 1959 way out from Tibet as the second seat of the Palyul Monastery, one of the six awesome Nyingmapa Mother religious communities of Tibet preceding addition. Every day Namdroling religious community invites many guests, both from India and abroad to encounter the teachings and make the most of our grounds, sanctuaries and thoughtful environment. For travelers wishing to see their grounds and sanctuaries, it is conceivable to stay in inns in the neighborhood town of Kushalnagar without license and make day excursions to the monastery. Tourists and different guests with non-Indian international IDs for the most part stay in inns in Kushalnagar, a short auto Rickshaw ride from the cloister (10 rupees for every individual, 30 rupees if more individuals). Amid extraordinary occasions, the religious community may book the spaces for uncommon visitors so check close before your entry to protect accessibility.
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Weekend Getaways from Kodagu  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Bangalore or Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion melodies, a signature breakfast of masala dosa and filter coffee, and notorious traffic. Bangalore serves as a comfortable cohabitation of tradition and modernisation that can be seen throughout the places to visit in the city, with throngs of vibrant Kannada temples coexisting with budding start-ups. Travel to Bangalore city for the lively cafes, quirky shops and a fascinating contemporary culture. Visit classic attractions such as the Bangalore castle known for its Tudor-style architecture and Tipu Sultan’s summer palace that dates back to the 17th century. To get your art fix in Bengaluru, you could head to the fascinating Venkatappa Art Gallery. One of the more popular things to do in Bangalore city is to take a walk through the green spaces of the 19th century old Cubbon Park, that were once the reason why Bangalore was known as the Garden City. Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha, the Neo-Dravidian granite palace is also must visit places for the architecture aficionados. Tourists can head to Bengaluru’s much revered Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), for authentic south Indian food and Toit’s, the brick-walled microbrewery for a cold beer.

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


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