SouthEast has equally exquisite hill stations, one such is Coorg - #notinnorth

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2nd Oct 2015

Coorg - One level down to Heaven

Photo of SouthEast has equally exquisite hill stations, one such is Coorg - #notinnorth by Siva Ilankumaran

Coorg is a hill station located in the slope of western ghats. Other nearby famous places are Mysore, Wayanad and Kannur. Coorg is one of the famous destination for south Indian travelers.

Things to Do

1. Historical Reminiscence

Coorg has some unassailable manifestations of their rulers, they remain to be one of the top attractions of the place.

Raja built a garden to experience this view

Photo of Raja's Seat, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Imagine how the view would have been in 17th, 18th Century

Photo of Raja's Seat, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Walk down the path and could never able get over with the spot

Photo of Raja's Seat, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Fort and adobe of Raja

Photo of Madikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Madikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Madikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Ganddige Raja's Tomb

Photo of Raja's Tomb, Mahadevpet, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Kodavad Royalty's mortal remains rest there

Photo of Raja's Tomb, Mahadevpet, Madikeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

2. Falls & River Origin

Coorg has some wonderful falls of South. It also homes birth place of Cauvery river, which local considered as sacred.

Beautiful Abbey Falls

Photo of Abbey Falls Madkeri, Abbey falls, madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Abbey Falls Madkeri, Abbey falls, madkeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Corrg also has other falls : Iruppu Falls, Mallalli Falls and others.

Talacauvery entrance

Photo of Tala Kaveri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Stairways to the 'haven' Talacauvery peak through the clouds

Photo of Tala Kaveri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

One get this view from the Talacauvery peak

Photo of Tala Kaveri, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran


This view from a view point on the way to Talacauvery

Photo of Talacauvery Road, Jakkur Layout, Amrutahalli, Byatarayanapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

There is a lake -Honnamana Kere Lake in Corrg as well famous for spending silent evening or fishing.

3. Wild life & Family getaway

Through the boat to the elephant camp

Photo of Dubare Elephant Camp, Nanjarayapatna, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Camp Entrance

Photo of Dubare Elephant Camp, Nanjarayapatna, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Dubare Camp

Photo of Dubare Elephant Camp, Nanjarayapatna, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Cauvery Nisargadhama

Nisargadhama is a beautiful island, 28 km from Madikeri, surrounded by thick foliage of bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. It also has dears, rabbits, parrots and other few birds. The island is naturally formed by the river Cauvery, offers a magnificent view

Photo of Nisargadhama, Karnataka by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Nisargadhama, Karnataka by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Nisargadhama, Karnataka by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Nisargadhama, Karnataka by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Nisargadhama, Karnataka by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Nisargadhama, Karnataka by Siva Ilankumaran

The other famous wild life spots in and around Coorg are Nagarhole National Park, Pushpagiri Wild Life Sanctuary, Bragmagiri Wild Life Sanctuary

4. Water Sports & Trekking

Adventurous ride

Photo of Coorg River Rafting, Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Scenic as well

Photo of Coorg River Rafting, Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Though Coorg isn't as popular as Chikmangalore or Wayanad in trekking, it has few peaks, Tadaindamol Peak and Brahmagiri Trek, for trek lovers.

5. Temples

A rare Buddhist Monastery in South India is in Bylakuppe Village, Coorg.

Photo of Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Bhagamandala, Karnataka, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Other temple to go in Madikeri, Coorg is Omkareshwara Temple

6.Coffee & Wine

One can experience the fresh Coffee and home made wines firsthand in Coorg.

Photo of SouthEast has equally exquisite hill stations, one such is Coorg - #notinnorth by Siva Ilankumaran

Reaching There

Coorg is 265 kms away from Bangalore and 118 kms away from Mysore.

So Fly over to Bangalore or through road or rail to Mysore to Coorg.

Best Time to Visit

October to March is the Ideal time to enjoy the beauty of Coorg.

P.S: Post trip I found myself repeating few words like Bylakuppe, Gaddige to myself. The sound of the word made an everlasting impression just like the place.

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