9 famous places to visit in Coorg , Karnataka
Coorg, the most opulent hill station of Kodagu district, is popularly known as the Scotland of India. The reason which made Coorg one of the best luxurious holiday destinations in Karnataka is the presence of many beautiful places which one can visit, almost all around the year.
In fact, among all the hill stations present in the country, Coorg is the first choice of tourists from all over the country and abroad because of its unparalleled natural beauty and pleasant climate.
Apart from offering spectacular scenery, Coorg also lets its visitors enjoy the enriching experience of staying at Coorg Resorts in-between nature. Cottages in Coorg provide an enthralling experience of the place and its local life.
Moreover, Coorg is not only about visiting an awe-inspiring holiday destination, but it also offers plenty of fun activities like trekking, camping, bike adventures, river rafting, and much more.
Here is a list of few different tourist spots that one must visit, while in Coorg.
- Nagarhole National Park
The Nagarhole National Park is among the renowned wildlife sanctuaries in our country with its wide range of flora and fauna. Apart from several animal species present there, it is also home to 270 recorded species of birds.
It is among those national parks of India that one can visit at any time of the year because of the lovely weather of Coorg. Many budget-friendly luxurious homestays in Coorg make it tremendously favorable and truly dreamy to stay in the lively forest area and visit the park conveniently.
- Abbey Falls
Abbey or Abbi in Coorg is the mesmerizing waterfall located between the scores of coffee plantations. Due to the existence of much more fascinating sightseeing around, there is a tremendous increase in the number of tourists visiting the Abbey Falls over the years. Coorg’s pleasant temperature and cool breeze make the trip to this attractive place even more pleasurable.
- Whitewater Rafting
White River Rafting in Barapole River is a must to do activity in Coorg. The river surrounding the lovely landscapes and its white-water rapids makes the river rafting experience more thrilling and exciting. The river also offers a scenic view of the exotic Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, as a boon.
- Namdroling Monastery
Namdroling Monastery is one of the extraordinary unmatched experiences among the Coorg Tourist Places. Namdroling is also known as the Golden Temple because of the detailed gold paintings adorning the monastery walls.
In this Tibetan monastery, one can find a wide array of collections of a canvas depicting certain phases of Buddha’s life, demons, gods, and culture. This beautiful monastery is quite famous for its stunning architecture that reflects the beauty and significance of this art form.
- Raja’s Seat
Raja’s Seat used to be the popular leisure place for the Kings of Kodagu, where they love to spend time with their queens.
It is always flocked with large numbers of tourists, either visiting from distant parts of the country or Bengaluru because of its beautiful mountain ranges, seasonal garden flowers, and artificial musical fountains. Here, you can also enjoy beautiful sunrise and sunsets, while a toy train safari will keep your kids busy.
- Tadiandamol Peak
Tadiandamol is a trekker’s paradise which is the second-highest peak in Karnataka and the highest in the Coorg region. The Tadiandamol Peak sited at an elevation of 1748m above sea level makes it the best spot for nature photography.
The presence of grassy terrain and gentle slopes lures the visitors with its scenic charm. The Tadiandamol trekking trail is the popular adventurous activity in Kodagu.
The coffee plantations surround the Chettalli square, which attracts tourists with its sweet aroma. Chettalli Waterfall is the favorite tourist spot there as one has to cross two streams and walk a few miles through the coffee plantations and rich Shola Forests to reach the Falls. Chettalli is home to a unique Indian Institute of Horticultural Research. The Todikana temple here is a point of reference, from where one can start the walk towards the fall and the hike.
Talacauvery or Talakaveri, a holy place for Hindus, is among the admired tourist spots in Coorg. It has high religious importance and thus attracts devotees in large numbers.
River Kaveri is known to be the source for Talakaveri, as it is among one of the seven sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus. It is believed that the river originates from a small spring called a Brahma Kundike and Tirtha Kundike. Often pilgrims visit a temple here that is located at 1276 m above sea level.
Somwarpet, a panchayat town, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Coorg District. There are many tourist spots present in this region which keep the visitors engaged in various activities.
A village called, Doddamalthe is situated at a distance of 6 km from Somwarpet, where a beautiful lake Honnamana Kere is present. This lake is known to be one of the largest lakes in the Coorg region.