Best Places To Visit In Coorg

Coorg, officially called Kodagu is the district in Karnataka, South India, is the most popular hill station. It is well known for its beautiful scenery and lush green mountains. Coorg is known as the 'Scotland of India' for its natural scenery and well-known pleasant climate. It is one of the must-visit places in India. It is the best place for adventures like trekking, angling, and white water rafting. Once you reach there, you can explore it in 5 days.

Apart from hill stations, mountains, and temples, Coorg is famous for its coffee and spice estates. It is known for its coffee estates, pepper, and vanilla plantation with small cultivation of tea. The best time to visit Coorg is during the summer months between March and June. Monsoon in Kodagu is typically off-season since there is a steady rainfall with winds. During winters, the beauty of Coorg is at its peak. This is the ideal season to enjoy the scenery of the Kodagu district.

Here are some must-visit places in Coorg:

Abbey Falls, Coorg

Abbey Falls : famous tourist attraction in Coorg

Abbey Falls, one of the famous tourist attractions in Coorg is located around 10-kilometers away from Madikeri town. This waterfall along with greenery is a marvelous scene for natural lovers. This beautiful scenery can be captured from an overbridge, that is located opposite the falls. This overbridge adds more beauty to the falls. This water flows to join the River Kaveri is one of its tributaries. The small greenish mountain streams make this place a more attractive tourist place in South India. Bathing in the waterfall is strictly prohibited. But the view of the waterfall itself makes your day stunning. The best time to visit Abbey Falls is during the monsoon. July to October is the ideal time.

Timing- 9.00 AM- 5.00 PM

Entry Fee- INR 15

Talakaveri

Talakaveri,Coorg

Talakaveri is located on the Brahmagiri range near Bhagamandala in the Kodagu district, Karnataka. It is the source of the river Kaveri. There is a tank, which is believed that the river originates as a spring feeding a tank, and then flows underground to re-emerge as river Kaveri. The Temple near the tank dedicated to the Goddess Kaveriamma is one of the main attractions of the place. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims rush here on Cauvery Changrandi day to witness the rise of the spring's fountainhead.

Other things to do here climb the steps to the top of the hill and capture the evergreen beauty of the land and hills of Coorg. The rainy season (July- September) is the best time to visit here to witness the fantastic beauty of the origin of river Kaveri. During the winter season, the temperature may fall below 0 degrees.

Timings- 6.00 AM - 8.30 PM

Entry Fee- No entry fee

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary,Coorg

The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary consists of eye-catching evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, shoal forest patches in grasslands and bamboos. The area extends to 181 square km and is surrounded by plantations of coffee and cardamom. This place is best for trekking. During trekking, the visitors can witness beautiful places like Thirunnelai Temple, Pakshipathalam Cave, and Iruppu Falls.

The sanctuary is home to many animals and wide species of birds including, Macaques, Gaurs, Elephants, Tigers, Leopard, Cats, Wild pigs, Nilagiri langurs, Sloth bears, Black Bulbul, Malabar trogon, and Emerald Dove. Reptiles like Cobra, Python, and King Cobra can be easily spotted. This makes the trip adventurous. This place can be visited throughout the year.

Timing- 6.00 AM- 6.00 PM

Entry Fee- Adults: INR 50

Children: INR 25

Golden Temple ( Namdroling Monastery)

Golden Temple ( Namdroling Monastery)

Golden Temple, the largest teaching center of the school of Tibetan Buddhism, known as Nyingmapa, is located at a distance of 34 km from the Coorg. The temple covers an area of 80 square feet and was built by bamboos. Inside the Golden Temple, there are 40 feet high golden statues of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Sakyamuni, and Amatyaus, which are surrounded by paintings of Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The excellent Tibetan architecture, artworks, and decorated temple tower is a stunning view. The outside area is well-decorated with beautiful gardens. The prayer rituals conducted by the monks are very delightful to watch. This is an unmissable sight.

Timing- 9.00 AM- 6.00 PM

Entry Fee- No entry fee

White River Rafting in Coorg

White River Rafting in Coorg

White river rafting in Barapole river is a famous rafting destination in Coorg. White water rafting is organized in Upper Barapole, called Kithu-Kakkatu River. This place is amazing during the monsoon. This river surges through dense forests and offers an eye-catching view of Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. This place can surely give you a breathtaking rafting experience. The best time to visit here is June to December ideally.

Timing- 9. 00 AM - 3.00 PM

Entry Fee- INR 1200/-

Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Waterfalls are located in the northern region of the Kodagu district in Karnataka. This is one of the most popular waterfalls in Coorg. The falls originate from the river Kumaradhara. The thick green forest and milky white waters of River Kumaradhara is a beautiful sight that you never want to miss. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon. The melodious sounds of fall will make your mind relaxed. This lush green place is best for nature lovers. The way to reach here is by trekking. Visitors park their vehicles at Kalahali road and begin trekking. This gives you an adventurous experience.

Timing- 9.00 AM- 5.00 PM

Entry Fee- No entry fee

Iruppu Falls

Iruppu Falls,Coorg

Iruppu Falls is located in the Coorg district of South Karnataka. It is also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. This waterfall cascading along the Brahmagiri Mountain Range. People visit here to witness the eye-catching sight and for its religious significance. The famous Shiva Temple Rameshwara is situated en route to the falls. The water of the Iruppu Falls considered being holy. It is believed that it has the power to clean the past sins. During Navaratri, visitors are rushing here. The beautiful scenery of green mountain slope and thick forest attracts the visitors.

Timing- 6.00 AM- 6.00 PM

Entry Fee- INR 50

Final Thoughts

Coorg is a popular destination in Karnataka, South India. The climate of Coorg and its greenish scenery attracts people to visit here. There are many destinations to visit apart from the above-listed place such as Raja Seat, Omkareshwara Temple, Nagarhole National Park, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. Visitors can buy chocolates and fragrant coffee from here. The main things to do here is trekking, rafting, angling, hiking, coffee plantation tour, etc.

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