Coorg is situated on
the Western Ghats of Karnataka in South India. For the
adventurous at heart, it is an absolute treat. There are
trekking, golfing and angling options available. Religious trips
could be conducted on Hindu and Buddhist circuits. Family
getaways could also be easily arranged. One could also relax the
body and mind with special Ayurvedic massages. Coorg is also as
trendy and happening as its close neighbor Bangalore. Coorg is
like the dreamland of the philosopher.
There are several
tourist attractions in Coorg. The Abbey Falls
is at a distance from Madikeri Town. It takes a drive along the
ups and downs; turns and twists to reach majestic Abbey Falls.
Water plunging down creates a hazy cloud and garrulous noise.
Somwarpet is the sprawling coffee plantation
with towering trees, which is a fabulous treat to the eyes.
Heady smell of cardamom and pepper creates a wonderful feeling.
Nagarhole National Park is just like many
national parks in India, this one was also created out of the
hunting reserve of the royals of Coorg. One can always take an
elephant safari to watch tigers, panthers, rhinos and wild
elephants, gaur, deer, wild dogs and langur. Madikeri
is the biggest tourist attraction in Coorg. Fondly
referred as the 'Scotland of the East', the land has
unparalleled natural splendor. Apart from the misty hills, lush
forests and rambling coffee plantations, Madikeri Fort (19th
Century) is also worth a visit. Omkareshwara Temple
was built in 19th century by King Lingarajendra, the
temple sport a unique mix of Keralite, Gothic and Islamic
The nearest airport
from Coorg is Mangalore (135 kms). A number of airlines connect
the city with the cities like Bangalore. Mysore is the most
convenient railhead from Coorg. The city is only less than 2½
hours drive from Coorg and is also connected to the rest of
India with extensive rail network. One can also use the rail
stations in Mangalore and Hassan to access to Coorg. There is a
well connected network of roads connecting the city with
important cities like Karnataka, Mysore, Mangalore and