Coorg: The Scotland of India

Scotland is well known throughout the world for its vast stretches of lush greenery, beautiful rolling hills, and numerous fresh water bodies. Thousands of tourists are attracted to the constantly cool and pleasant climate, and the quaint architecture of the place. 

It comes as no surprise then that Coorg, with its misty climate and hill station environment, is known as the "Scotland of India". This city, with an area of about 4000 sq.km and situated at an elevation of 900m, is located in the state of Karnataka in India. 

Take a look at the amorous similarities between Coorg and Scotland, and you will see for yourself!

Coorg Hills (Source)
Surrounded on all sides by the Brahmagiri mountain range of the Western Ghats, Coorg is known to have a tropical wet climate. With this comes rolling green meadows and forests, low clouds and mist as seen in the image above.

Scottish Highlands (Source)
Scotland is known for its gloomy climate and the scenery above is a testament to the same. With a variation in the type of greenery seen above, it goes without a doubt that the rolling hills, meadows and forests of Coorg are glaringly similar to those of Scotland.

A cottage by a pond in rural Coorg (Source)
The landscape of Coorg and Scotland are similar all over. With streams and water bodies sprawling across the lands, the inhabitants have naturally adapted to the region. They've built houses and homestays by the burbling sounds of streams and rivers.

Loch Katrine, Scotland (Source)
Up next, we have the beautiful waterfalls of the regions. Coorg is famous for the Abbey Waterfalls of Madikeri, and the Scottish Loch Leathen Waterfall is their twin in many ways.

Abbey Falls, Coorg (Source)
Loch Leathen Waterfalls, Scotland (Source)
Apart from the various water bodies, foliage and highlands, the two also have similar architecture. It makes for the perfect winter-monsoon vacation photo-op!

A cottage in Coorg (Source)
A cottage in Scotland (Source)

So, what do you think?

How to Reach Coorg

By Air:
Nearest airport: Mangalore airport, 160km away from the city. You can easily avail the bus services or hire a cab to travel between Mangalore and Coorg. 

By Rail:
Nearest railway station: Mysore railway station, 100km away from Coorg. This has a convenient bus and road connectivity to the hill station. 

By Road:
Nearest cities: Mangalore - 160 km away. Mysore - 100 km away.

Best Time To Visit Coorg

  • October-January for hiking and trekking
  • March and April to witness spring
  • June-September to enjoy the heavy rainfall
The wonderful city of Coorg, with its quaint colonial estates, hospitable people, and a wide range of tourist activities, is definitely a place to add to your list of tourist destinations.

This post was published by Holidify.com

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