Kodagu also known as Coorg is a hill station situated in the southern part of Karnataka state surrounded by the beautiful lush green Bramhagiri hills and Cauvery river. Geographically it is boundaried by the Mysore district in the east, Kannur district (Kerala) on the west and Dakshin kannada district on the north.
Coorg is well connected by roads through all surrounding major cities of Karnataka and Kerala (NH 48 & NH 209). Tourist buses are quite frequent from Mangalore and Bangalore both. The distance to Madikeri from Coorg is approximately 176 kms while from Bangalore it is 267 kms resp.
Coorg has always been a popular choice amongst the newly married and has also been declared as one of the Honeymoon destination of India.
This hill station offers natural beauty along with the essence of its coffee plantations. This place has always been the house of popular indian spices, home made chocolates and filter coffee. Apart from the pilgrims, the adventure seekers or ardent astronomy lovers can go for various trails present in the Bramhagiri hills for a day trek, biking & camping or watching stars resp.
We started for coorg on 3rd may early in the morning around 8 am. Around 9.30 am we stopped for breakfast in a small town which served us some authentic breakfast served in karnataka. After a comfortable journey through the ghats & valleys, we reached Madikeri about 12pm in the noon. Here we rested for half an hour & went for the first spot of the day i.e. Bhagmandala and carried out the rest of the journey one by one. It takes about 4 hours in a taxi to reach Madikeri from Mangalore. While returning we had our dinner from a resturant located in Madikeri at a pretty decent rate for 5 people and bought some coffee and chocolates from the local shops. We started from Madikeri around 9 pm and reached back to Mangalore around 12 am.
As it was just a day affair, we couldn't cover all the spots however i have tried to cover all the prime ones you may like to visit. The overall expenditure from mangalore including transport in a taxi shared by 5 adults and food was INR Rs.1500 per head.
Its a place for the nature lovers and sole wanderers.
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