Exploring The Meritorious Coorg Attractions

3rd Aug 2018
Photo of Exploring The Meritorious Coorg Attractions by Priyanka RP

Coorg is full of murky hills, luxuriant sandalwood forests and tea/coffee plantations, spread across across acres of land - this is the reason why it is also known as "The Scotland of India." The view all over definitely reminded us of all those picture-perfect postcard images, which I have seen growing up. After exploring various Coorg attractions, I can firmly state that this destination has a lot to offer if you love outdoor activities like me!

Day 1
Photo of Abbey Falls Madkeri, Abbey falls, madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

The Abbey Falls are located 10 kilometers away from Madikeri and considered to be the major tourist attraction of Coorg. The view of water splashing from a 70 feet high cliff amidst the lush greenery is bound to provide a visual treat to your eyes. Trust me, I felt a sense of relief in a scorching heat as soon as we witnessed this beautiful scenario of nature!

Photo of Triveni Sangama, Madikeri-Tala Kaveri Road, Bhagamandala, Coorg, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

Triveni Sangama is a conflux of 3 rivers namely Kaveri, Kannike and Sujyoti. It is considered to be the most holy spot of Coorg and must say, the positive vibes all around here are bound to detox your soul to the core.

Photo of Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, Bhagamandala, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple was built in the early 11th century by the Cholas. It is extremely sacred because it was built by them in lieu of the holy Triveni Sangam. The temple represents an architectural masterpiece and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his sons - Ganesha and Subrahmanya. We were simply mesmerized with it's roofs with copper-tiles, sculpted murals painted with a vegetable dye, wooden idols and carved ceilings and walls. One got to visit this temple in order to feel the power of divinity in true sense.

Photo of Talakaveri, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

Talakaveri is considered to be the source of river Kaveri. It is situated amidst the picturesque Brahmagiri hill in Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is located at a height of 1276 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a landscape full of greenery which instantly brightened up my mood, being a photography addict! This place looks even more beautiful in monsoons when a blanket of clouds covers the scenario with its dominance.

Photo of Raja's Tomb, State Highway 27, Mahadevpet, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

Raja's Tomb a.k.a Gaddige features the tombs of Virarajendra, Lingarajendra as well as their court priest. This monument perfectly represents the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture, which brings back the memories of vintage days. These tombs stand tall and high on the landscape surrounded by grass lawns, which definitely makes it a photographer's paradise.

Photo of Government Museum, Stuart Hill, Coorg, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

The Government Museum - Madikeri is located within the premises of Madikeri fort and allows free entry for all. Though the things preserved here aren't accompanied with much information but they are worth a watch if you love exploring the historic sight of a destination you are traveling.

Photo of Raja's Seat, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

Raja's Seat is also considered to be one of the major tourist spot in Madikeri as it delivers you a visual treat of witnessing an eye-catching sunset view in between the awesomeness of seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. I was thrilled to see the mountain views from Raja's Seat and the cool breeze flowing throughout made our experience even more pleasurable!

Day 2
Photo of Dubare Elephant Camp, Nanjarayapatna, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

If you are an elephant lover like me, then you will surely fall in love with this project undertaken by the forest department and Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd. You will get to see many elephants here, which are specially trained by experienced naturalists. The best thing about Dubare Elephant Camp is that you not only get to see elephants in their natural habitat here but also get to participate in various activities with them!

Photo of Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Priyanka RP

Just when I thought I have seen enough of Coorg, it surprised me with a simply blissful experience in the form of Tibetan Monastery a.k.a. The Golden Temple Coorg. Away from all the hustle and bustle of the city life and near about 6 km from Kushalnagar, lies a tiny Tibetan colony blooming with calm and spiritual ambiance which will certainly assist you in seeking the piece of mind. This place is considered to be one of the largest Tibetan settlement in India and consists of around 16000 refugees as well as 6000 monks and nuns. The beautiful architecture with catchy colours and shimmery sculptures will surely provide you the visuals to treasure for lifetime!


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