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 located 252 km away from Bangalore of Kodagu. Kodagu originally called Kodaimalenadu, which means a ‘dense forest on steep hill’. Even It is between 3000 to 4000 feet high and the tallest mountain peak is around 6000 feet high and 1525 m above to the sea level. Though 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, tea and coffee plantation brings a lot of attraction and greenery to the hill station.
The scenery formed with the source of the river Kaveri. It situated at a height of 4,500 ft with a spectacular view. It is 45 km from Madikeri.
This situated 8 km from Madikeri, and also known as Jessey Falls. Abbi means ‘Falls’ in 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 water falls from far away to the place.
These waterfalls situated 48 km away from Virajpet on the way to Nagarhole. The people has the belief that once 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 and the style is a mix of Islamic and Gothic style. There the weather clock on the top of the dome of the temple.
Nagarhole National Park:
Nagarhole means ‘snake river’. The river flows through the park so the park has the name ‘Nagarhole National Park’. There are 250 varieties of birds, panthers, tigers and flying squirrels. The park also spreads with the 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 view point to view the surrounding forests and the view of the sunset. There is a story about the Raja’s seat, in a long time ago the kings of Kodagu came to this viewpoint to the view of their beauty of kingdom and spent their evenings.
Bhagamandala : This is the place of confluence of Cauvery, the Kanika and the Sujyothi rivers. The place is famous for temples and the temples were built in Kerala style and dedicated these temples to various Gods.
Madikeri Fort : This Fort is an important Historical fort constructed in 19 the century. The fort contains a museum, a prison, a chapel and a temple.
Best time to visit Coorg:The climate of Coorg is very pleasant, September and March are the best visiting time. The visitors visit Coorg during 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 at 114 km.
By Road : Coorg is well road connectivity with major cities like Mysore, Mangalore, and Bangalore.