Coorg, the land of Kodavas, is a district town in Karnataka famous for its coffee estates. This hill station is well known for its rich culture and traditions. Coorg, also known as Kodagu, lies on the border of Mysore, Wayanad and Kannur. There are many popular tourist attractions around this area such as the Raja Seat and Nisargadhama. You can also visit the Buddhist Golden Temple in Bylakuppe and watch elephants bathing in Dubare Elephant Camp. The first thing any visitor would notice about Coorg is the pleasant weather with little bouts of rain and picturesque surroundings. You can try many outdoor activities like angling, trekking and bird watching in the nearby forests like Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
Places to Stay
There are good accommodation facilities in Coorg. These hotels are Hotel Maharaja Inn (Tariff – Rs.499), Aarven Retreat Homestay (Tariff – Rs.993), Hotel Rajdarshan (Tariff – Rs.868) and The Lodge (Tariff – Rs.828).
The languages spoken in Coorg are Kannada and Kodava.
Maha Shivratri celebrated in February, Ugadi in March, Kailpold in September, Kaveri Shankaramana in October and Puttari during November-December are some of the important festivals in Coorg.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Coorg that draws visitors from all over the world. Some of these are Golden Temple (45 km), Abbi Falls (24 km), Madikeri Fort (18 km), Stuart Hill (18 km), Dubare Elephant Camp (29 km) and Nisargadhama (38 km) away from Coorg.
How to Get There
Mysore Airport is the nearest airport, being 139 km away from Coorg.
The nearest railway station is the Subramanya Road Railway Station, which is 112 km away from Coorg.
There are many state-run and private buses that connect Coorg with other nearby cities and towns. Private bus operators such as Ashwini Tours & Travels, Poornima Tours and Hebron Travels run buses from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and Chennai to Coorg. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.