Coorg

Coorg

Coorg

Facts About Coorg:

  • Area 4102 Km2 (1580 Sq mi)
  • Average summer temperature 28.6 °C (83.5 °F)
  • Average winter temperature 14.2 °C (57.6 °F)
  • Best time to visit – March to July and September to December
  • Peak season – May till July
  • Total population as per 2011 cencus 554762
  • Nearest airport Mysore (130 kms from Madikeri) and Mangalore (140 kms from Madikeri)
  • Nearest railway stations – Kannur and Thalassery
  • Western Ghats

How to reach Coorg

Coorg is very well connected by all means of transport rail, road and airways. Kannur in Mangalore, Thalassery in Kerala and Mysore and Hassan in Karnataka are the closest railway stations from Coorg.

Mysore approx 130 kms and Mangalore approx 140 kms are the nearest airport from Coorg.

Coorg (Kodagu) is situated on the eastern slopes of the Indian Western Ghats in the southwest direction of Karnataka. Coorg has been rules by many dynasties of South India like Pandyas, Hoysalas, Gangas, Cholas, Changalvas and Kadambas.

Coorg (Kodagu) district shares its borders with Kerala to the south, Hassan district to the north, Mysore to the east and Dakshina Kannada to northwest, Kasargod to the west.

Coorg is considered to be one of the best hills stations in India, its one of the closest hill station from Bangalore approx. 260 kms.

Coorg is famous for its dense forests and rich wildlife, as a reason Coorg has 3 wildlife sanctuaries and a national park.

  • Nagarhole National Park also know as Rajiv Gandhi National Park
  • Pushapagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Brahmagiri Wildlife Sancturay
  • Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary

Coorg also hosts some of the exiting and adventurous tourists spots for travellers, some of the famous tourist destinations in Coorg are :

  • Mandalpatti
  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Abbey falls
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Talacauvery
  • Bhagmandala
  • Byle Kuppe
  • Nisagradhama
  • Tibetian Golden Temple
  • Kushalnagar
  • Chelavara Water Falls
  • Iruppu Falls
  • Madikeri

Coorg is also famous for its rich cultivation of Coffee and Spices including Coffea Robusta, Vanilla, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Green pepper, White Cardamom, Green Cardamom, Cloves, Smoke Dried Pork, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Forest Honey, Home Made Chocolates and Home Made Wines (Grape Wine, Betel Nut Wine, Pineapple Wine)

Coffea Arabica one of the finest quality of coffee in the world is also cultivated in some parts of Western and Southern Coorg.

 

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