The most popular and affluent hill station of Karnataka. It is expressed as ‘Scotland of India’ which offers an unequal enticing and luxurious vacation. It is also renowned as ‘Kashmir of South’ for its extra ordinary salubrious climate. This majestic beauty is amazingly located among the lush greeneries of Western Ghats at an altitude of 3500 feet from sea level. Gorgeous coffee plantations, alluring green valleys, deciduous teak wood forest and challenging highland ranges are making Coorg as an outstanding and exquisite destination for picnickers. The eye feasting peaks and scenic surroundings are offering a mind blowing trekking experience. It is an enticing summer retreat to stay away from scorching heat. Besides its nature splendors, it offers an exciting outdoor activities like golfing, angling and trekking. It is an invaluable place for bird watching. The pure fresh air, unpolluted environment and majestic landscapes are the inviting features to tourists.
Places to visit
Elephant Training Camp
Wild elephants are trained here. It is amazing to watch the elephant bath in the river. The trainer or Mahouts exhibits various commands for elephants to comply. Elephant ride is free within the camp. Scrubbing and feeding elephants are most enchanting features here.
It was built by Dodda Viraraja in 1792. It amuses visitors by its enthralling architecture and marvelous paintings.
It was originally buily with mud and rebuilt with granites by Tipu Sultan. This is an excellent place to get a glimpse of panoramic views of entire city.
It is a wildlife sanctuary and a most favored spot for newly married couples to celebrate honey moon. The serene atmosphere is certainly will rejuvenate the tangled nerves. The adventurous place offers to see peacocks, elephants, deers and many more. An elephant ride is the top attraction here.
Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, Raja Seat, Fishing Dubare, Karada, Tadiyendamol, Ammathi, Siddhapur and Burude falls are other attractions in Coorg.
How to reach Coorg
Mangalore domestic airport is 160 km from Coorg. This well connected with Chennai and Bangalore.
Mangalore, Thalassery, Hassan and Mysore railway stations are nearest to Coorg.
Coorg is well connected to all over Karnataka. Good road transportation is provided by state and private buses.
In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. Coorg is best viewed in the month of April to November.