Coorg is one of the most popular tourist places in southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is a hill station blessed with natural waterfalls, towering hills, scenic views, sprawling coffee plantations and lot of opportunities to indulge in adventure sports. It is officially called ‘Kodagu’ and a enjoys a distinct reputation of being a cultural hub.
The town has earned a distinct reputation as ‘the Scotland of India,’.
It is located amidst paradisiacal surroundings, offering endless opportunities for tourists to get closer to nature and its wonders.
It is home to Bylakuppe, India’s second-largest Tibetan settlement. Coorg is a must-visit destination in Karnataka. Some of the most popular tourist places in this pristine town are –
- Abbey Falls
- Dubare Elephant Camp
- The Barapole river
The best time to visit Kodagu is between October to May and the peak season for this hill station is within February to May.
It is the largest producer of Coffee in India and gets substantial rainfall across the nation. Undulating hills covered in lush green forests and a landscape dotted with coffee plantations, tea gardens and orange groves, this hill station has breathtakingly stunning scenic beauty.
How to reach Coorg?
Mangalore Airport, located about 160 km away, is the nearest airport to Coorg. The airport has scheduled flights to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) provide deluxe buses to Coorg, on a regular basis from cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.
Mysore Junction, located around 95 km away is the nearest railway station to Coorg.