The best time to visit Coorg is from October to June as the weather is pleasant with no rain and pleasant weather. However, if you want to go trekking, October to March is the best time to visit Coorg as this is the perfect weather if you wish to spend more time outdoors. During the monsoon months of late July and August, it is best to avoid visiting due to heavy rainfall and landslides.
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Coorg in Summers ( March-May)
As with any hill station, it is better to visit Coorg in the summer months, as the chill weather provides a cooling and soothing respite from the harsh summer sun of the Indian plains. At an altitude of 3840 feet above sea level, this hill station is the ideal summer locale to rejuvenate and relax! The Indian summer extends from March to May in the south, and the temperature at Coorg during this time ranges from 20°C to 35°C, making it perfect for the sweltering heat. Coorg tends to get a tad crowded in the summer as both local and international tourists flock to the hills to revel in the weather, so keep that in mind before you plan a trip here. The days get warm at best ? you may feel the heat in the afternoon due to unpredictable weather conditions, but the mornings and evenings are blissful.
The views of the towering Western Ghats are stunning ? as a thin layer of silvery mist covers the verdant green valley and peaks, sip on some Coorgi coffee and enjoy the views. This is the best time to travel to Coorg with children, as you can make the best of the local summer attractions like fairs, garden exhibitions and other family entertainment options. Abbey Falls and Madikeri Fort are two must-visit tourist destinations. You can trek with your family as well, and explore simple trails that are bound to be adventurous for children and parents alike.
Outdoor sightseeing is at its best in summer. Flowers are in full bloom in summer as well, so nature lovers can rejoice! The nights may get a bit cold, so remember to pack warm clothes. Since Coorg is located in the tropical region, you may experience some isolated rain as well, so don?t forget to take an umbrella along. The showers tend to increase as you move towards May.
Coorg in Monsoons ( June- September)
The lush, ravishing beauty of the Western Ghats is best enjoyed in the monsoon, as the entire region is bathed in the refreshing showers of the South-west monsoon. Coorg is at her most fertile, greenest version from June to September. While the rain may get a bit too intense for some ? you can expect more than 400 mm of rainfall as the season progresses ? you are in for some great adventures if you persist.
The valley is fresh and blooming as the monsoon is heralded in, and temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C ? a marked decrease from the summer. As the dense clouds surround the peaks, Coorg stands as a picture-perfect postcard that is sure to take your breath away. This is the off-season as well, which makes time the best pick for travellers on a budget. Flight tickets, accommodation, food and entry tickets are on the cheaper side during this time of the year. Whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing are popular in the gushing water of the many streams and rivers that flow through the hills, which makes the monsoon the best time for adventure junkies to explore the Scotland of India.
Solo travellers who are looking for places that won?t dent their wallet are sure to fall in love with Coorg during this season! Exercise caution if you plan on going to Kodagu during the monsoon ? some areas in the hills may be prone to landslides or sludge. Talk to the local authorities, and keep up with weather updates before you plan your trip. It is essential that you take an umbrella and insect repellant!
Coorg in Winters ( December- February)
Lovebirds unite ? winter is the best time for honeymooners to visit Coorg! The temperature goes down to a cosy 10°C, with a maximum temperature of 25°C. The air is electrified with romance as enticing weather, the comfortable warmth of a fireplace and a glass of wine play Cupid in Coorg! Starting from December and extending till February, winter brings a cool breeze, chill nights and comfortable afternoons. Don?t worry ? it does not get too cold for comfort.
Camping in the wild, wildlife safaris, bird-watching and trekking are best-enjoyed in the winter and make for fun bonding activities. While a lot of commercial outdoor activities are not accessible in the winter in Coorg, you can opt to relax in a resort or homestay and enjoy your time in this winter wonderland. Winter brings some unique food options you can sample as well ? from pork dishes to rice cakes. Pack warm for the winter, and don?t compromise on accessories as well - take mittens and mufflers to keep warm! Coorgi wine is a speciality you have to try out ? a bottle of fruit wine makes for a great gift too! Try to visit the Kushalnagar Golden Temple Monastery in February, to bring in the Tibetan New Year with the monks.
Coorg in October - November
This is one of the best times to visit Coorg. In the late monsoon months after the spate of rains, you can go hiking and trekking in the Western Ghats. The weather is perfect for both adrenaline junkies and relaxed vacationers. The valley is fresh from the monsoon, and teeming with life during this time. The coffee and rubber plantations look breathtakingly beautiful against the backdrop of the beautiful mist and clouds. The Puthari festival, which is a harvest celebration of the locals, is a sight to behold! The Kaveri Sankramana and Madikeri Dasara are two other festivals that are celebrated with pomp and joy, making this time the best time for cultural enthusiasts to visit Coorg.
Whatever season be it, the Scotland of India remains a tourist favourite for its stunning weather, magnificent views and charming locals. Discover Coorg on your next vacation, for an unforgettable experience!