Places To Visit In Coorg

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Here are the top 35 tourist attractions to see in Coorg:

1. Abbey Falls

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4 km
from city center
1 out of 35
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. Talakaveri

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30 km
from city center
2 out of 35
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. 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. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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60 km
from city center
3 out of 35
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. It is also famous among the trekkers.

4. Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

4.5 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 35
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', it holds some excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artwork. The prayer rituals conducted by the monks are a unique sight that must not be missed.

5. Raja's Seat

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 35
places to visit in Coorg

Raja's Seat, a garden with beautiful flowering plants and skillfully designed artificial fountains, is located in Madikeri. It is popular for the breathtaking sunset. The delightful garden here is adorned with a multitude of flowers and is a treat to nature lovers, and the proximity of the location also makes it a preferred picnic spot for the locals.

6. River Rafting in Coorg

3.8 /5

49 km
from city center
6 out of 35
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.

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7. Nagarhole National Park

3.4 /5

63 km
from city center
7 out of 35
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.

8. Tadiandamol Peak

3.3 /5

21 km
from city center
8 out of 35
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.

9. Iruppu Falls

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58 km
from city center
9 out of 35
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.

10. Honnamana Kere Lake

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27 km
from city center
10 out of 35
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.

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11. Trekking in Coorg

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61 km
from city center
11 out of 35
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.

12. Omkareshwara Temple

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 35
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. Madikeri Fort

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0 km
from city center
13 out of 35
places to visit in Coorg

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

14. Somwarpet

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22 km
from city center
14 out of 35
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.

15. Honey Valley, Nilakandi Falls

3.5 /5

25 km
from city center
15 out of 35
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.

16. Ayurvedic Treatments in Coorg

3.3 /5

46 km
from city center
16 out of 35
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.

17. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

3.3 /5

30 km
from city center
17 out of 35
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.

18. Bhagamandala

3.8 /5

22 km
from city center
18 out of 35
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.

19. City Shopping

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0 km
from city center
19 out of 35
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.

20. Brahmagiri Trek

3.5 /5

28 km
from city center
20 out of 35
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.

21. Mallalli Falls

3.9 /5

29 km
from city center
21 out of 35
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.

22. Gaddige Raja's Tomb

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
22 out of 35
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.

23. Kutta

3.4 /5

61 km
from city center
23 out of 35
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.

24. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

3.3 /5

30 km
from city center
24 out of 35
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.

25. Angling (Fishing) in Coorg

3.3 /5

12 km
from city center
25 out of 35
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.

26. Kopatty Hills Trek

3.5 /5

16 km
from city center
26 out of 35
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.

27. Rameshwara Temple, Coorg

3.3 /5

221 km
from city center
27 out of 35
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.

28. Chettali

3.3 /5

12 km
from city center
28 out of 35
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.

29. Nalknad Palace

3.3 /5

21 km
from city center
29 out of 35
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.

30. Dubare Elephant Camp

3.0 /5

19 km
from city center
30 out of 35
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.

31. Bird Watching

3.3 /5

64 km
from city center
31 out of 35
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

14 km
from city center
32 out of 35
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. Coffee Plantations in Coorg

33 out of 35
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. Virajpet

26 km
from city center
34 out of 35
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.

35. Nishani Motte Trek

25 km
from city center
35 out of 35
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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