If you are looking to spend your weekend amidst the nature and its genuine beauty, plan a trip to Coorg, the most enchanting destination in the South Indian state Karnataka. Get surprised with the sudden change in the climate on your way to Coorg from the state capital Bengaluru. Coorg attracts the travellers and nature lovers from all the corners of the country and globe. The misty routes bordered with lush green ambience on both sides makes your journey to Coorg a unique experience.
Coorg is otherwise called as Kodagu district in Karnataka and is home for many sightseeing places for around 80 to 100 km radius. Many of the locations in this region are less explored and the nature’s beauty is untouched and lustrous. Kushalnagar and Madikeri are the most prominent towns with more choices for stay and food.
Very close to Kushalnagar is the Namdroling Monastery located at Bylakuppe, the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. Close to seven thousand monks and students are living in this settlement. The wonderful architecture and the tranquil ambience draws huge tourists from India and abroad besides the young Tibetans arriving here in search of spiritual training, education and enlightenment.
Dubare Elephant camp is the next location where you will not watch the elephants but also involve yourself with the trained mahouts in bathing and feeding the elephants. The Raja’s seat is the popular location where the stairs will take you to the Coorg viewpoint. The location is an ideal choice for the photo fanatics and nature lovers. Omkareshwarar temple, Baghamandaleswarar temple, Abbey Falls are the other major tourist attractions en-route.
Talacauvery, the birth place of the famous cauvery river is believed to be the most sacred place to worship. The tranquil atmosphere with the frequent drizzles and misty clouds paint a magical tint to the place and it is better to carry rain coats as the zone is prone to rains anytime especially during monsoons.
Coorg, the place where you can drench yourself in the elegance and silence and listen to the nature’s whisper. It is for sure, an experience for life time and people love to visit Coorg again and again owing to its glorious beauty.
Plan a trip to Coorg, acclaimed as the “Scotland of India” !
How To Reach Coorg
Mangalore is the nearest airport situated at a distance of 160km from Coorg. The major Indian cities are well connected by scheduled flights.
Mysuru junction, at a distance of 95km from Coorg is the major railhead from where you can hire a taxi to reach the destination.
The major cities in Karnataka are well connected by road with Coorg to reach the destination easily.
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