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Coorg, Karnataka

Easily one of essentially the most appealing regions in India, Coorg or Kodagu is surely an enchanting expanse of organic tourist spot that nestles amid the hills and valleys of the picturesque Western Ghats. The Kodagu folks have constantly stood apart handsome, brave and hospitable. A distinguished martial custom has offered the Indian Army many Generals and Brigadiers. Identified by their particular variants of sporting the saree, the Kodagu girls are graceful and lovely. Kodagu district has numerous tourist spots of historic, epic and organic importance. Kodagu has 3 taluks- Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet. Steep hills, valleys and gorges with countless streams that gurgle via them, beckon intrepid trekkers and rock climbers. Coffee, the pause that refreshes is grown extensively in Kodagu on plantations that dot a lot of the hillsides, with espresso, orange, black pepper and cardamom in the bottom from the slopes, below canopies of huge trees. Properly taken care of with modern curing and irrigation, these plantations exude a heady fragrance in April, when the coffee bushes blossom. Espresso selecting time is from November to March.

Famous Tourist Attractions in Coorg
Coffee - Coffee, the pause that refreshes is grown extensively in Kodagu on plantations that dot most of the hillsides, with espresso, orange, black pepper and cardamom in the bottom with the slopes, below canopies of massive trees. Nicely taken care of with modern day curing and irrigation, these plantations exude a heady fragrance in April, when the coffee bushes blossom. Coffee selecting time is from November to March.

Cauvery - Lifeline from the south, Cauvery bubbles up from Talacauvery and reaches floor degree at Bhagamandala, 39 kms towards the west of Medikeri. One of the 7 main rivers of India, Cauvery is the 'Dakshina Ganga' or 'Ganga from the south'.

Bhagamandala - It is a shrine of Bhagandeshwara. It really is right here the Cauvery merges in joyous and divine type using the rivers Kannike and Sujyothi to type a 'Triveni Sangama'. The Bhangandeshwara Temple constructed in Kerala style on the financial institution from the Sangama.

Nagarahole National Park - One with the well-maintained video game sanctuaries within the country is situated closeby, 100kms from Madikeri, 64 kms from Virajpet & 94 kms from Mysore via Hunsur & Murkal. ItGaur, Chital, Sambhar & Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Langur, Crocodile and over a hundred species of birds and the elusive cats - the Leop is home to herds of Elephant, ard and the Tiger.

Madikeri - District headquarters of Kodagu, and a walker's delight, is situated at a height of 1,525 metres from your sea degree. Winding lanes disappearing into green mountains promise tall delight.

Raja's Seat - Hill ranges, clad in green, rising upto play with silken clouds of myriad hues that is the view from Raja's Seat, literally meaning the " Seat in the king. " It is here that the kings of Madikeri enjoyed nature and unforgettable sunsets. Feast your eyes on an endless expanse of sun-kissed greenery.

Omkareshwara Temple - Built by Lingaraja in 1820 AD and dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is actually a quaint mix of Islamic and Gothic styles. The gold leaf inscription atop, accessed via a narrow flight of interesting steps used by the king to survey his Kingdom, the fishes within the pond which leap in symphony to gobble food offered to them, are all worth noticing. The annual 'Teppothasava' or "Boat Festival" is a memorable event.

Madikeri Fort - A 19th century fort that witnessed several heroic battle, this Fort now houses a temple, a chapped and a small museum. The view of Madikeri is, quite basically, spectacular. The gorgeous now houses Govt. Offices in the District Administration

Nalkunadu Palace - Constructed in 1792 AD by Dodda Veerarajendra, this lovely palace is close to Tadiyendamol. To get right here, you have to travel 32 kms from Madikeri by way of Napoklu and Kakkabbe. Buses too, are available.

Abbey Falls - 7 kms from Madikeri amid a valley in a coffee- cardamom plantation, where water drops from 70 ft. You can have a great splash of a picnic.

Iruppu Falls - 48 kms from Virajpet around the banks with the pristine Lakshmanatirtha River, which descends in joyous leaps, to salute the Shiva Temple believed to have been consecrated by Lord Rama himself. A wonderful getaway spot, on the way to Kutta from Gonikoppal.

Nisargadhama- Harangi - An island surrounded by the Cauvery river, Nisargadhama is really a picturesque picnic sport that offers elephant rides, deer prancing about and boat rides. There are well equipped, thatched cottages, 3 kms from Kushalnagar. The nearby Buddhist refugee camps at Bylakuppe offer prayerful silence in expansive halls with beautiful 40 feet high idols with the Buddha and Padmasambhava, his disciple.

How to Reach Coorg
By Air : The nearest Airports are Bangalore (260 km), Mangalore (135 km)

By Rail : The nearest Railway Station is Mysore (146 km)

By Road : The Mysore - Mangalore highway (NH48) passes through Kodagu. The district headquarters Madikeri (Mercara), is 260 km from Bangalore and 120 km from Mysore. The distance from Mangalore is 136 km and from Cannanore and Tellicherry, it is about 115 km. There are regular buses plying from these places to Madikeri.