Witness the mesmerizing charm of ‘The Scotland of India’.
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About Coorg Destinations
Witness the charm of Coorg tourism with this elaborate guide that includes the best Coorg tourist places, top things to do, how to reach, the best time to visit, and other important information about the hill town.
Titled as, “The Scotland of India”, the district of Coorg or Kodagu, is one of the most popular hill stations of South India. Adorned with charming landscapes, mesmerising mountains, captivating natural bounties, alluring tourist attractions, thrilling things to do, and a pleasant weather all year around, the beauty of Coorg does not seem to have an end. The quaint and tranquil environment of the hill station lure numerous tourists from all parts of the country, specially the neighbouring cities, who flock to this place to take a break from the hectic and bustling city life.
The heavenly Coorg tourist places, and their enticing charm attract a large number to this hill station. From historical to religious sites, and from tranquil retreats to thrilling adventure spots, the variety of places to visit in Coorg satisfy the needs of all sorts of travelers ranging from solo travelers to families, and honeymooners as well. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Coorg are Talacauvery, Madikeri Fort, Raja’s Seat, Nagarhole National Park, Namdroling Monastery, and Sri Omkareshwara Temple. Due to their fierce flow, and lush green surroundings, falls in Coorg like Abbey Falls, and Iruppu Falls are also some of the most important tourist attractions of the city.
One of the most exciting aspects of Coorg holidays are the plethora of adventure activities that this hill station offer to its tourists. These activities add a dash of thrill to tranquil vacations in Coorg, and also let the travelers come close to nature. Activities like camping, hiking, trekking, jeep safari, quad biking and river rafting are some of the best Coorg adventure activities. With a plethora of trekking places in Coorg, this hill station is a paradise for backpackers. Apart from these activities, the popular Coorg waterfalls have given birth to exhilarating activities like zip lining, and rappelling.
Apart from the the thrilling activities, the hill station of Coorg is also provides an opportunity to the travelers to indulge in the exciting activity of shopping. Even though Coorg does not have much to offer to its tourists when it comes to shopping but travelers can enjoy a decent shopping experience at some of the most popular markets of the city. Virajpet Market, Kushalnagar Market, and the popular market opposite the K.S.R.T.C Coorg bus stand are some of the best markets in the city where one can buy exclusive items like sarees, souvenirs, imitation jewellery, coffee, dry fruits, chocolates, spices, oranges, and honey. When it comes to places to stay in Coorg, one can never fall short of options. From luxury to budget, Coorg offers a variety of accommodations suitable for all types of travelers. Some of the most popular hotels and resorts in city include places like Windflower Coorg, Tamara Coorg, Hotel Le Coorg, and Hotel Madikeri Heritage. Traveling from one place to another within the city is also not a hassle because of the well established local transport system of Coorg. Numerous buses, cabs, and private taxis are available for transfers from one place to another. So, wait no more! Plan a trip to Coorg to explore abundant natural beauty of South India’s most popular hill station.
When it comes to places to stay in Coorg, one can never fall short of options. From luxury to budget, Coorg offers a variety of accommodations suitable for all types of travelers. Some of the most popular hotels and resorts in city include places like Windflower Coorg, Tamara Coorg, Hotel Le Coorg, and Hotel Madikeri Heritage. Traveling from one place to another within the city is also not a hassle because of the well established local transport system of Coorg. Numerous buses, cabs, and private taxis are available for transfers from one place to another.
So, wait no more! Plan a trip to Coorg to explore abundant natural beauty of South India’s most popular hill station.
How To Reach Coorg
Read about the best & quickest routes to save time & money, as suggested by our travelers
Even though Coorg does not have its own airport, traveling to Coorg by air is one of the most convenient ways to reach this hill station, if traveling from far-off places. There are a number of airports which are quite close to Coorg. Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport to Coorg which is around 140 kilometers away from the city centre. Also, Mysore airport is the nearest domestic airport (120 kilometers) to Coorg. Tourists traveling by air can easily reach Coorg from these airports via road. A number of buses, taxis, and private cabs are available at these airports which ensure hassle-free transfers to Coorg.
Since, Coorg does not have its own railway station, therefore, tourists might wonder how to reach Coorg by train. There are a number of railway stations in neighbouring cities like Mysore, Bangalore, and more, which connect Coorg to different parts of the country via railways. The nearest railway station to Coorg is Mysore station which is approximately 120 kilometers away from the city centre. Mysore railway station is well connected to other railway stations of the country. As far as transfers from Mysore to Coorg are concerned, there are a number of transportation options available. One can take a bus, or hire a taxi to reach Coorg from Mysore.
Traveling to Coorg by road is one of a kind experience. The majestic landscapes, lush green mountains, and pleasant weather make up to an ecstatic road trip. If a person is traveling from cities like Bangalore, Ooty, Mysore, Coimbatore, Mangalore, or other nearby cities, these road trips become even more enjoyable as the short distances ensure that the drive is not tiring. To explore the tourist attractions, travelers should keep a Coorg tourist places map handy, which will make it easier for them to reach those places. Here’s a list of some places and their respective distance from Coorg:
Distance between Mysore and Coorg: 107 kilometers
Distance between Ooty and Coorg: 236 kilometers
Distance between Mangalore and Coorg: 138 kilometers
Distance between Bangalore and Coorg: 265 kilometers
Coorg to Coonoor distance: 267 kilometers
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FAQ's of Coorg
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Kadambattu, Panda Curry, Akki Roti, Koli Curry, Dosa, Idli Vada, and Sambar, are some of the best authentic dishes of Coorg.
Trekking, camping, quad biking, jungle safari, hiking, and ziplining are some of the best things to do in Coorg.
Coorg Cuisine, Raintree Restaurant, and Taste of Coorg are some of the best restaurants in Coorg.
Sarees, imitation jewellery, souvenirs, chocolates, coffee, spices, honey, and oranges are some of the best things to buy in Coorg.
October to February is the best time to visit Coorg. Both summers and winters are the best seasons to enjoy sightseeing, and outdoor activities in Coorg.
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