Here are the top 36 tourist attractions to see in Coorg:

1. Abbey Falls

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4 kms
from city center
1 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

Nestled within the lush greenery of the Western Ghats in Coorg is the spectacular Abbey Falls, with water cascading down from a height of 70 feet. The rugged terrain of the boulders of the waterfall is juxtaposed well by the neighbouring coffee and spice plantations, bringing new life to the aura of this mystical waterfall.

2. Talacauvery

4.3 / 5 View 7+ photos

30 kms
from city center
2 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

The place of origin of the Cauvery river from the Brahmagiri Hills, Talacauvery is extremely sacred and hence attracts many tourists and devotees.

3. Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

4.5 / 5

0 kms
from city center
3 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

Coorg is home to the famous Namdroling monastery. It is situated just 6 Kms from the town of Kushalnagar and 35 Kms from the Madikeri. It belongs to the Sangha community. The temple is termed "golden" because of the golden work done on every painting. It is a typical Tibetan monastery. The monastery is presided over by an 18m-high gold-plated Buddha. Children are also taught outside the temple. The paintings inside the temple describe the gods, demons, culture and also some of the phases of Buddha's life.

4. Raja's Seat

Must visit 3.7 / 5

1 kms
from city center
4 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

The relaxing venue for the Kings of Kodagu, the view from Raja's Seat is unparalleled.

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5. White River Rafting in Barapole River, Coorg

3.8 / 5

49 kms
from city center
5 out of 36
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.

6. Nagarhole National Park

3.4 / 5

63 kms
from city center
6 out of 36
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.

7. Tadiandamol Peak

3.3 / 5

21 kms
from city center
7 out of 36
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.

8. Iruppu Falls

3.9 / 5

58 kms
from city center
8 out of 36
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, the Lakshmana Tirtha river. A major tourist attraction, the falls attracts a large number of tourists every year because of their mesmerizing natural beauty.

9. Honnamana Kere Lake

3.3 / 5

27 kms
from city center
9 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

The biggest lake in Coorg, this one has spiritual as well as historical significance. Named after Goddess Honnamana, adjacent to this lake is a temple dedicated to the goddess.

10. Trekking in Coorg

3.3 / 5

61 kms
from city center
10 out of 36
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. Omkareshwara Temple

3.3 / 5

1 kms
from city center
11 out of 36
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.

12. Madikeri Fort

3.4 / 5

0 kms
from city center
12 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

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

13. Somwarpet

3.8 / 5

22 kms
from city center
13 out of 36
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.

14. Honey Valley - Nilakandi Falls

3.5 / 5

25 kms
from city center
14 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

The Nilakandi Falls are located the midst of the dense tropical forests of Coorg and trace their source somewhere in the Thadiyendamol range. It is a picturesque and serene waterfall that lends trekkers a wonderful waterfall shower experience

15. Ayurvedic treatments

3.3 / 5

46 kms
from city center
15 out of 36
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.

16. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

3.3 / 5

30 kms
from city center
16 out of 36
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.

17. Bhagamandala

3.8 / 5

22 kms
from city center
17 out of 36
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. Talacauvery is the source and origin of the River Kaveri, which is often referred to as 'Dakshin Ganga' which means 'Ganga of the South' and is one of the seven sacred rivers of the country. A bath in the holy waters of the Bhagamandala is not only sacred but also a very spiritually uplifting and cleansing experience. Immersing in the pure and thoroughly enchanting waters of the holy Triveni Sangam has an infinitely positive effect on the mind, body and soul.

18. City Shopping

3.0 / 5

0 kms
from city center
18 out of 36
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.

19. Brahmagiri Trek

3.5 / 5

28 kms
from city center
19 out of 36
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.

20. Mallalli Falls

3.9 / 5

29 kms
from city center
20 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

Mallalli Falls take place in the northern region of Kodagu District, Karnataka. The Kumaradhara River is the main watercourse for this waterfall. The Kumaradhara later on flows through Kukke Subrahmanya and merges with the Netravati River at Uppinangadi, which then empties into the Arabian Sea at Mangalore.

21. Gaddige Raja's Tomb

3.3 / 5

1 kms
from city center
21 out of 36
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.

22. Kutta

3.4 / 5

61 kms
from city center
22 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

Replete with misty mountains, undulating rivers and cascading waterfalls, Kutta is a great tourist attraction with its beautiful flora and fauna.

23. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

3.3 / 5

30 kms
from city center
23 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

A part of the Western Ghats, this sanctuary is named after its highest peak, Brahmagiri peak. Rare species of mammals, reptiles and birds can be spotted here.

24. Angling (Fishing) in Coorg

3.3 / 5

12 kms
from city center
24 out of 36
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.

25. Kopatty Hills

3.5 / 5

16 kms
from city center
25 out of 36
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 lends the trek its appeal.

26. Rameshwara Temple, Coorg

3.3 / 5

221 kms
from city center
26 out of 36
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.

27. Chettali

3.3 / 5

12 kms
from city center
27 out of 36
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.

28. Nalakunad Palace

3.3 / 5

21 kms
from city center
28 out of 36
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.

29. Dubare Elephant Camp

3.0 / 5

19 kms
from city center
29 out of 36
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.

30. Bird Watching

3.3 / 5

64 kms
from city center
30 out of 36
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.

31. Mandalpatti

14 kms
from city center
31 out of 36
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, Karnataka. Huddled at an altitude of 1800 m, this place mesmerises all those who visit it. Also known by the name of ‘Muguli-Peth’ (translated in English as the market of clouds), the place’s relentless tranquility will make you want to visit over and over.

32. Homestays in Coorg

32 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

Honestays and holiday homes are popular stay options when in Coorg. Huge coffee plantation estates and spice plantation areas have cottages and bungalows which can be rented by the vacationers. In addition to the surreal landscape and peaceful environments, these places offer home like comfort and you can relish homecooked meals. These places are preferred to conventional hotels and stay experiences here are one of the best things to do in Coorg.

33. Coffee Plantations in Coorg

33 out of 36
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 popular for several coffee, tea and spice plantations. It has acres and acres of green meadows where you can stroll and even help pick coffee and spices if the time is right. Besides mingling with the local culture, you will be astounded by the sheer beauty of the fields.

34. Food in Coorg

34 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

When in the hill town, you have to taste the delectable local food cuisine. It is one of the most exciting things to do in Coorg. It is predominantly non vegetarian and is made out of local flavours, spices and dried herbs. Some of the best dishes include Pandi curry, pork curry etc. There are also vegetarian options like akki rotti, nool puttu, koovaleputtu etc. One other thing that you should definitely try is coffee or filter kaapi as they call it.

35. Virajpet

26 kms
from city center
35 out of 36
places to visit in Coorg

Coorg is already known worldwide for its incomparable beauty and gorgeous natural environment, making it one of the best hill stations in all of the country. However, if you like to travel offbeat, you should visit Virajpet, situated at a distance of just 22 km from Coorg in the district of Kodagu. Also known as Virajpete which is derived from Virarajendrapete, after the name of the former ruler and founder of the place, the dainty little hill station is tucked in the heart of the district and is hidden from view. Other than mesmerising beauty and surreal environment, the place also hold significant historic importance. Besides, it is also known for its world class coffee and spice plantations, and top the list when it comes to weekend getaway destinations from the neighbouring cities.

36. Nishani Motte

25 kms
from city center
36 out of 36
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 amidst the avid trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. Although the initial trekking trail is not steep and is an easy climb but the pathway is laced with leeches, snakes and other animals. You will also spot elephant footprints and lots of dry twigs and plants.

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