Coorg / Kodagu

Coorg / Kodagu

Kodagu or Coorg is a district in Southern Karnataka state of India. This district is often referred to as ‘Scotland Of India’. This district is a tourist’s paradise. Misty hills, dense forests, coffee and tea plantations, scenic beauty, teak wood forests makes this place the first destination for any tourist who visits Karnataka. Madikeri or Mercara is the district headquarters of Coorg, and is approximately […]

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Nagarhole

Nagarhole

Nagarhole, also called as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is one of India’s largest protected forests. It is surrounded  by Bandipur, Madhumalai, Muthunga wild life sanctuaries. It is situated on the north of River Kabini. In fact, the name ‘Nagarhole’ is due to River Kabini that flows like a snake in this region. Nagarhole in Kannada translates to ‘a stream like a snake’. It always amazes […]

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Cauvery Nisargadhama

Cauvery Nisargadhama

Cauvery Nisargadhama is located near Kushalnagar (around 30 km from Madikeri on the State Highway towards Mysore/Bangalore). This is a small island that is surrounded by diverting River Cauvery. The access to this island is through a hanging bridge that is built over the river. Much of the landscape of the island is maintained as is, while a lot of eco-friendly things are developed in […]

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Raja’s Seat

Raja’s Seat

Raja’s Seat is a beautiful garden located at Madikeri, in the Kodagu (or more popularly known as Coorg) district of Karnataka. This garden is popular as it is located at a height, and gives a bird’s eye view of the beautiful town of Madikeri. During the bygone years, it was this place was where the king used to sit and admire the nature’s beauty. It […]

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Talakaveri

Talakaveri

Talakaveri (also spelled Talacauvery) is located on the slopes of Brahmagiri Hill in the Kodagu or Coorg district of Karnataka. It is situated at a height of 4200 feet, and offers some amazing views of the forests and valleys around. Talakaveri is also the birth place of River Cauvery. The origin of the river is a small spring, where water spurs out. A small tank […]

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Irpu Falls

Irpu Falls

Irpu Falls is yet another beautiful waterfalls in the Coorg or Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is located at about 14 km from Nagarhole National Park and about 84 km from Madikeri. The falls are formed as River Lakshmanthirta descends for over 65 meters. According to the legends, this place has its roots into the Ramayana era. It is believed that Lord Rama and Lakshmana […]

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Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam is around 35 km from Madikeri and 8 km from Kushalnagar. This dam is built over River Cauvery. Photography is not allowed over the dam due to security reasons. There is a nominal fee to enter the dam. Harangi Dam The dam is really beautiful if you visit it during the rainy season. If there is enough water stored in the dam, the […]

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Dubbare Elephant Camp

Dubbare Elephant Camp

Dubbare (Dubare) elephant training camp in the Coorg or Kodagu district of Karnataka was the place earlier where the elephants were trained for Mysore Dasara festival. Today, the place is open for visitors and they can learn a lot about elephants. The elephant camp is open from 8AM to 12 noon only. During this time, visitors can interact with elephants and learn about them. A […]

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Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe is a small village near Kushalnagar (about 50 km from Madikeri) in the state of Karnataka. This village is known because of its Tibetan settlement. Approximately 70,000 Tibetans live in this area. The area was provided by Karnataka State Government to establish the settlement when the Tibetans relocated in the 1960s. There are several Buddhist Monasteries and Buddhist study centres in this area. The […]

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Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls is located at about 7 km from Madikeri, the district headquarters of Coorg (locally called Kodagu) in Karnataka. This scenic waterfall is located in a private coffee estate and is accessible to public by a short walk inside the plantation. River Cauvery flows through dense forests and estates before forming the spectacular two-step waterfall. You will be fascinated by the sheer sight of […]

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