Top Things to do in Coorg

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1. Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls
Must visit 4.6 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Abbey Falls, also known as Abbi Falls, is located around 10 kilometres away from the town of Madikeri and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in and around Coorg. The water cascade coming down from the cliff from a height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene to behold.

2. Talakaveri

Talakaveri
Must visit 4.3 /5

30 km
from city center
2 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Talakaveri is the source of the river Kaveri, located on the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala. Kodavas erected a tank which is now considered as its origin. It is believed that the river originates as a spring feeding a tank or a Kundike and then flows underground to re-emerge as Kaveri some distance away. The place has a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kaveriamma is located next to the tank and bathing in it on special occasions is considered holy.

3. Raja's Seat

Raja's Seat
Must visit 3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Raja's Seat is a garden built on an elevated ground overseeing the valleys that lie to the west, making it a popular viewpoint to watch sunrise and sunset. Dotted with flowering plants and skillfully designed artificial fountains, the garden was a favourite venue to rejuvenate for the Kings of Kodagu, and they loved watching the sunsets sitting here as they spent some memorable time with their Queens. The garden here is a preferred picnic spot for the locals.

4. Coffee Plantations in Coorg

Coffee Plantations in Coorg

4 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

A walk through the beautiful plantation estates is one of the most wonderful things to do in Coorg. The region is known for its coffee plantations that also have a variety of spice plants and vanilla trees. Most of these coffee estates provide a paid guided walking tour and have stores from where you can buy coffee and spices.

5. Madikeri Fort

Madikeri Fort
3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Built in the 17th century by Muddu Raja using mud, the structure was rebuilt by Tipu Sultan in granite.

6. River Rafting in Coorg

River Rafting in Coorg
3.8 /5

49 km
from city center
6 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Barapole River is a famous white river rafting destination in Coorg. The white frothy river with speedy waters and rapids, flowing through beautiful landscapes, makes for an ideal river rafting experience. White water rafting is organized in Upper Barapole in Kithu-Kakkatu River which is a strong catchment area for the monsoons, thus providing some of the most challenging stretches of rapids. The Barapole River surges through dense forests and offers rafting participants a breathtaking view of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

7. Honnamana Kere Lake

Honnamana Kere Lake
3.3 /5

27 km
from city center
7 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Known to be the biggest lake in Coorg, Honnamana Kere Lake has spiritual as well as historical significance. The lake is surrounded by hills, coffee plantations and man-made caves. Named after Goddess Honnamana, adjacent to this lake is a temple dedicated to the goddess.

8. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Must visit 4.2 /5

60 km
from city center
8 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary covers 181 square km and has got its name from the Brahmagiri Park, which is the highest peak with a height of 1608 m. The primary vegetation of the sanctuary includes evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, shoal forest patches in grasslands and bamboos. The sanctuary was established in the year 1974 and is surrounded by plantations of coffee and cardamom.

9. Gaddige Raja's Tomb

Gaddige Raja's Tomb
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this beautiful structure of Gaddige Raja's tomb is the mortal remains of the Kodavad Royalty. These tombs date back to 1820.

10. Trekking in Coorg

Trekking in Coorg
3.3 /5

61 km
from city center
10 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

You could go for a professionally arranged trek or if you just want to wander in the greens on your own, that too would be an equally enjoyable experience.

11. Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)
Must visit 4.5 /5

0 km
from city center
11 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Namdroling Monastery, situated at a distance of 34 km from the Coorg, is the largest teaching centre of the school of Tibetan Buddhism known as Nyingmapa. Popularly known as the 'Golden Temple', the Namdroling Monastery holds some excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artwork, as seen with the elaborately decorated temple tower and ornate outer walls, intricately adorned with beautiful murals.

12. Omkareshwara Temple

Omkareshwara Temple
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Depicting both Islamic and Gothic architecture, Omkareshwara temple was built in 1820 by Lingarajendra as a dedication to Lord Shiva.

13. Dubare Elephant Camp

Dubare Elephant Camp
3.0 /5

19 km
from city center
13 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Once a training site for elephants of the famous Dasara procession in Mysore, the Dubare Elephant camp offers a unique adventure to visitors by allowing them the experience of living in coexistence with the trained elephants on-site.

14. Tadiandamol Peak

Tadiandamol Peak
3.3 /5

21 km
from city center
14 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg, at an elevation of 1748m. Most tourists interested in trekking are drawn to this place as the journey is difficult, but the view from the top, unparalleled.

15. Iruppu Falls

Iruppu Falls
3.9 /5

58 km
from city center
15 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Iruppu Falls is a fresh water cascade located in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. These are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, a name derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls. A major tourist attraction, it attracts a large number of tourists because of their mesmerizing natural beauty.

16. Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park
3.4 /5

63 km
from city center
16 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

With its diversity of flora and fauna, the Nagarhole National Park is one of the best known wildlife reserves in India. It houses not just multiple species of plants and shrubbery but also mammals, reptiles, crawlers and rare birds.

17. Somwarpet

Somwarpet
3.8 /5

22 km
from city center
17 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Somwarpet, a town in the north east of the Coorg district, has several tourist attractions, the main being Beelur Golf Club along with the Mallalli Falls and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

18. Honey Valley, Nilakandi Falls

Honey Valley, Nilakandi Falls
3.5 /5

25 km
from city center
18 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

The Nilakandi Falls are located the midst of the dense tropical forests of Coorg. It is a picturesque and serene waterfall that lends trekkers a wonderful waterfall experience. Honey Valley is a private resort in which this beautiful waterfall is located.

19. Ayurvedic Treatments in Coorg

Ayurvedic Treatments in Coorg
3.3 /5

46 km
from city center
19 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

You get a whole range of rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage and spa packages in Coorg. Ayurjeevan is one of the most famous Ayurvedic therapy center.

20. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
3.3 /5

30 km
from city center
20 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Pushpagiri is one of the 21 wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka and home to many rare and endangered species of birds. The Kumara Parvat peak lies here. This National Park is also a proposed World Heritage site.

21. Bhagamandala

Bhagamandala
3.8 /5

22 km
from city center
21 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage site situated in the scenic foothills of Talacauvery, at a distance of only 39 kms from Madikeri. A bath in the holy waters of the Bhagamandala is not only sacred but also a very spiritually uplifting and cleansing experience.

22. City Shopping

City Shopping
3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
22 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Coorg is well known for its traditional Kodagu jewels and the made-in-Coorg honey. You can also buy Coorg coffee, straight from the coffee plantations.

23. Brahmagiri Trek

Brahmagiri Trek
3.5 /5

28 km
from city center
23 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Taking individuals deep inside the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, the Brahmagiri trek is a delight with its myriad offerings. The route traverses lush forests, green grasslands and countless small streams and rivers.

24. Mallalli Falls

Mallalli Falls
3.9 /5

29 km
from city center
24 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Mallalli Falls is a stunning milky white waterfall that lies in the northern region of the Kodagu district in Karnataka. The best way to reach the location of the Mallalli Falls is by trekking. It's a pleasant route and has wide concrete steps that lead to the waterfall. The Government has taken efforts to make the waterfalls easily accessible and convenient for visitors.  The falls originate from River Kumaradhara and takes a deep plunge of over 1000 metres in two tiers.  It's a pleasant route and has wide concrete steps that lead to the waterfall.

25. Kutta

Kutta
3.4 /5

61 km
from city center
25 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Kutta is a small town in Karnataka that connects the several tourist attractions surrounding it. Replete with misty mountains, undulating rivers and cascading waterfalls, Kutta is mainly known for serving as a gateway to the Nagarhole National Park with a few options of a home stay, especially for tourists coming from the Kerala side.

26. Angling (Fishing) in Coorg

Angling (Fishing) in Coorg
3.3 /5

12 km
from city center
26 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

River Cauvery has lots of fishing camps located on the banks. Valnur, a village near Coorg, is famous for its fishing camps.

27. Kopatty Hills Trek

Kopatty Hills Trek
3.5 /5

16 km
from city center
27 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Kopatty Hills is one of the lesser-known trekking destinations in India. It is the myriad landscapes that such a short trail offers and lends the trek its appeal. Located in Coorg district it is a haven for those seeking an off-beat experience. It is a relatively simple route that traverses vast expanses of coffee plantations, rolling grasslands, peaceful streams and dense forests.

28. Rameshwara Temple, Coorg

Rameshwara Temple, Coorg
3.3 /5

221 km
from city center
28 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, Rameshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is famous for having the power to cleanse the sins of those devotees who visit here.

29. Chettali

Chettali
3.3 /5

12 km
from city center
29 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Located on the Madikeri-Siddapur Road, Chettali is a small village blessed with lush greenery and misty hills surrounding it. The Cherala bhagavathy temple here also attracts tourists and devotees.

30. Nalknad Palace

Nalknad Palace
3.3 /5

21 km
from city center
30 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

It was the hunting lodge of Kodagu king dating back to 18th century. It is situated at the bottom of Coorg's highest peak Tadiyendamol.

31. Bird Watching

Bird Watching
3.3 /5

64 km
from city center
31 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Coffee and spice plantations and lush greens are home to a variety of exotic flora and fauna. The vegetation is ideal for native, rare, endangered - all sorts of birds.

32. Mandalpatti

Mandalpatti

14 km
from city center
32 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Overlooking the grassy knolls of Pushpagiri forests in the Western Ghats, Mandalpatti is a spectacular and unique vantage point in Coorg. Huddled at an altitude of 1800 m, this place mesmerises all those who visit it. It is also known by the name of ‘Muguli-Peth’ (translated in English as the market of clouds).

33. Virajpet

Virajpet

26 km
from city center
33 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Virajpet is an offbeat hill station, situated at a distance of just 22 km from Coorg. Also known as Virajpete which is derived from Virarajendrapete, after the name of the former ruler and founder of the place, it is known for its world-class coffee and spice plantations.

34. Nishani Motte Trek

Nishani Motte Trek

25 km
from city center
34 out of 34
places to visit in Coorg

Located in the district of Galibeedu, 12 km from Madikeri near Coorg, Nishani Motte is a relatively unknown peak in Karnataka. Known for its scintillating views of misty mountains, green forest cover, lush green open meadows and rare species of flora and fauna, the place is also a popular trekking destination.

FAQs on Coorg

How can I commute within Coorg?

Public transport in Coorg is not very efficient, and it is preferable for tourists to hire rickshaws or cars. Cycling is also a common means of transportation for the sports enthusiasts.
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How much does a package cost for Coorg?

The packages for Coorg start at INR 7500 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Coorg?

The top sightseeing places in Coorg are Abbey Falls, Talakaveri, Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery), Raja's Seat, White River Rafting in Barapole River, Coorg, Nagarhole National Park.

What are the top hotels in Coorg?

There are 402 Hotels in Coorg which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Coorg are Coorgee Family Homestay, BB Estate Homestay - A Wandertrails Showcase, Agasthya Homestay - With Kitchenette, Shree Vigneshwara Silent Homestay, OYO 17311 Alaka Rester Home Stay, Nova Woods Coorg. You can see all the hotels in Coorg here
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