If you’re the type who likes to mingle with nature, romance in the mountains, feel the tingle of the cool breeze, watch leaves flutter in dance like movements and hear sounds of birds fill the air, then Coorg is just the place for you! That’s Coorg (Kodagu) - Incomparable scenic beauty, lush green valleys, coffee plantations, teak wood forests & majestic mountain ranges. Add to that a strong, brave martial race of Coorgis that reveres tradition, has a distinct culture and lives life to its fullest.A friendly warning to all concerned: One trip to Coorg and it’ll haunt you for the rest of your life. Madikeri, the district capital of Coorg is 1525m above sea level. The Dubare forest, situated in the south of Coorg is an Elephant haven. It was here that originally elephants were trained for Dasara celebrations held in Mysore every year in the month of October.
Sightseeing & Activities at Coorg: Sightseeing includes Talakaveri, Bhagamandala Temple, Raja Seat, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, Omakareshwara Temple, Gaddige, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nisargadhama, Golden Temple, etc., Major activities in Coorg include Trekking, rafting during the monsoon, plantation visit, camping, etc., The major trekking points in Coorg are Thadiyandamol, Pushpagiri, Kote Betta, Nishanimotte.
How to reach Coorg:
By Air: The nearest airports to Madikeri are Mangalore at 140 km and Bangalore at 270 km.
By Rail: The nearest rail junctions are Mysore at 120 km and Mangalore at 140 km.
By Road: Madikeri is well connected by road. Distance from Madikeri to Mysore 120 km, Mangalore 140 km, Hassan 115 km, Chikmagaluru 185 km, Wayanad 100 km, Ooty 260 km, Bangalore 260 km.
Climate & Best time to visit Coorg: Climate is cool throughout the year in Coorg. Long rains during monsoon from June to September. Summers are generally cool and winters are chilly. Best time to visit Coorg is through out the year except during monsoon.