Coorg Tour and Travel Guide - Visit Coorg or Kodagu in Karnataka. Coorg is one of Karnataka's most visited tourist places. It is a hill station with its own unique culture and also famous for the birthplace of the river Kaveri. Close to Mysore, Bangalore and Hassan, it is a perfect weekend getaway and holiday destination. So plan your trip to Kodagu now!
Kodagu (Coorg) is the smallest district of Karnataka.
But it is a lovely and wonderful place with enchanting natural settings with a blend of scenic hills, waterfalls, wildlife spots and more.
It is also famous for the birthplace of the river Kaveri (Cauvery) which is situated at Talakaveri. With its green coffee estates and lush greenery all around, it is sometimes referred to as the Scotland of India.
It is surrounded by Kerala State in the west and south, to the north by Dakshina Kannada District and Hassan District and in the east by Mysore District.
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Coorg isn't a straightforward destination to travel to. It is located around 256 kms from Bangalore, 120 kms from Mysore and 136 kms from Mangalore. You can fly either to Mangalore or you can fly to Bangalore (Bengaluru) or even take a train to Mysore.
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Tourism in Coorg is popular; It is one of Karnataka's popular tourist destinations after Mysore, Hampi and Belur & Halebid (source Wikipedia).
The popular tourist attractions of Coorg include Abbey Falls, Bhagamandala, Kushalnagar Tibetan Monastery, Talakaveri, Nagarhole National park, Nisargadhama, Harangi Dam, Madikeri fort to name a few. However there are also many interesting places you see in and around Kodagu.
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Kodagu (Coorg) has a chequered history. Kodagu (Coorg), as a whole, was never under any particular ruler. Many kingdoms have ruled Kodagu (Coorg).
The "Kiggattunadu" and other southern parts were in the hands of Gangas from 4th century to 11th century. Vira Raja and Linga Raja of the Changalva dynasty were the last great rulers of this town.
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The people of Coorg celebrate three main festivals known as Kaveri Sankramana, Kaliapolady and Huttari. Understand more about these festivals of Kodagu...
Kodagu has a pleasant climate. It is neither too hot, nor too cold. As it is situated on Western Ghats adjoining the west coast, the rainfall is more because of the monsoons. The density of rainfall will go on decreasing as one move from west to east.
That is why the western part is cooler than the eastern part. Bhagamandala situated in Western Ghats has heavy rainfall and Kushalnagar situated in the eastern border has average rainfall. Generally the rainfall will be more in the period of June to August, the South Western monsoon months. Best time to visit is between September and June