The Kodagu region, often referred to as Coorg (the English version of its name), is an extremely picturesque and alluring mountainous area in southern Karnataka, not far from Bangalore and Mysore. It’s separated from Kerala by the Brahmagiri range. Coorg is one of the top travel destinations in Karnataka, and has particular appeal for nature lovers and those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.
Once the favorite hangout place of the Rajas who visited here with their queens, because of its unsurpassable scenic beauty and pleasant climate, is now a charming garden adorned with an array of colorful flowers, artificial fountains and a concrete arc overlooking the green hills looming with cottony clouds. As for your holidays, this place gives a kick start to your one day sightseeing pursuit in Coorg.
Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant Camp is situated on the banks of River Kaveri in Coorg district of Karnataka state. A popular tourist spots, the camp attracts tourists, especially wildlife enthusiast from all over the world. It presents tourists with an opportunity to be close to elephants and engage in various activities related to them. Elephant Camp at Dubare is the project undertaken by forest department and jungle lodges and resorts.
Gushing between the aromatic coffee plantations and spice estates; the charming Abbey Falls is one of the best place to see in Coorg. The hanging bridge constructed right opposite to the falls, offers the enchanting views of cascading waters of river Kaveri, and also serve as the perfect spot to capture a memorable moment with the nature. Located just 8 km away from the Madikeri, Abbey Falls is an inviting summer getaway for your kids vacations.
Honnamana Kere Lake
Honnamana Kere is a popular tourist spots in Coorg. Being the largest lake in the region of Coorg, Honnamana Kere attracts hordes of tourists every year. It is located in Daddamalthe, near to the village of Sulimalthe which is at a distance of 6 km from Somwarpet town. Somwarpet is one of the taluks of Coorg. The lake doesn’t attract just nature lovers but also religious tourists. It has religious importance and is named after the after Goddess Honnamma.
Coorg is renowned for its coffee plantations, which contribute around 60% of India’s coffee production. It also has plentiful teak, rosewood, and sandalwood forests. The best way to experience the coffee plantations is to stay at one of the many homestays and resorts that are situated on coffee estates. Alternatively, join this coffee plantation tour. You’ll be able to walk through the plantations, as well as sample fresh coffee and learn about the coffee making process. It’s fascinating!