Coorg The Beautiful Hill Station:
Coorg is one of the best Hill stations in India. It is in Karnataka in South India and is a beautiful hill resort. Coorg is located 252 km away from Bangalore of Kodagu. Kodagu was originally called Kodaimalenadu, a ‘dense forest on a steep hill’. It is between 3000 to 4000 feet high, and the tallest mountain peak is around 6000 feet high and 1525 m above sea level. However, the hills spread with coffee plantations. The hill station has steep hills, valleys, and gorges with countless streams that gurgle through them. There are rock climbers for the trekkers to enjoy their trip. The Misty hills, lush forests, and tea and coffee plantations bring a lot of attraction and greenery to the hill station.
The scenery formed with the source of the river Kaveri. It is situated at a height of 4,500 ft with a spectacular view. It is 45 km from Madikeri.
This is situated 8 km from Madikeri, also known as Jessey Falls. Abbi means ‘Falls’ in the local language, Kodagu. The Abbi falls are a popular tourist attraction place in Coorg Hill Stations. We can see the water in the falls during the summer also. We can hear the sound of the waterfalls from far away to the place.
These waterfalls are situated 48 km away from Virajpet on the way to Nagarhole. The people believe bathing in the Iruppu Falls will wash the sins of the bather.
It is a very sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture seems very beautiful, combining Islamic and Gothic styles. The weather clock is on the top of the temple dome.
Nagarhole National Park:
Nagarhole means ‘snake river’. The river flows through the park named ‘Nagarhole National Park’. There are 250 varieties of birds, panthers, tigers and flying squirrels. The park also spreads with trees of teak, rosewood etc. There are transport facilities from Mysore, Hunsur and Merkel to reach the park.
The Raja’s Seat :
This is a stunning viewpoint to view the surrounding forests and the sunset. There is a story about Raja’s seat; a long time ago, the kings of Kodagu came to this viewpoint to view the kingdom’s beauty and spent their evenings.
Bhagamandala: This is the confluence of the Cauvery, the Kanika and the Sujyothi rivers. The site is famous for temples, and temples were built in Kerala style and dedicated these temples to various Gods.
Madikeri Fort: This Fort is a crucial historical fort constructed in 19 the century. The defence contains a museum, a prison, a chapel and a temple.
Best time to visit Coorg: The climate of Coorg is delightful; September and March are the best. The visitors visit Coorg at any time of the year.
How to reach Coorg:
By Air: The nearest airports are Mangalore, 136 km, and Bangalore, 260 km.
By Rail: The nearest Railway Station to Coorg is Mysore is 114 km.
By Road: Coorg is healthy road connectivity with major cities like Mysore, Mangalore, and Bangalore.