If you’re looking for a lovely holiday or an adventure trip, Coorg is a place that can provide everything for you, regardless of what it is. Spend a quiet holiday in the peaceful resorts by the Cauvery River or in the Nagarhole Nature Reserve. If you fancy challenging activities like trekking or white water rafting, try taking them up at Coorg.
A Quick Overview of Kodagu
Kodagu or Coorg in Karnataka is an enchanting and fascinating place. The river Cauvery originates here, at Talakaveri. This fertile land, with its streams and rivers and high hills and verdant valleys, and dense forests has a varied terrain and provides widely varied places that you can explore. You can climb mountains, ford streams, cross rivers, trek through jungles – the possibilities are endless.
Activities in Coorg
Get ready for unique experiences in this fascinating land of the Kodavas. Here is a sample of the things you can do in Coorg:
Plantation Experience: With its many coffee and spice estates, Coorg is a nice destination for those who’re looking to experience life in a plantation. Camp in the middle of a huge coffee estate and then explore the surrounding lush greenery. Trek through the farm trails, do some bird-watching, go cycling, observe and gain some hands-on experience of living and working in a plantation.
Trekking: Coorg, with its varied terrain, presents a wide variety of trekking experiences. Trek through jungle trails in the Nature Reserves, trek up the Brahmagiri Hills to reach the Iruppa Falls, and trek up the high peaks of Kodagu – Tadiandamol and Pushpagiri.
Fishing and Angling: The backwaters of the Kaveri River at the Valnoor Fishing Camp sport an abundance of freshwater species like Mahseer, Eels, and Catfish. Try your hand at netting any of these fish and add to your store of fisherman’s tales.
River Rafting: Coorg experiences good monsoon rains, and the rainwater feeds the various streams and rivers here, which swell after this time. The Barapole River in Southern Coorg is an ideal destination for those seeking the thrill of river rafting.
This region receives a huge amount of rainfall and so, supports a rather long rafting season. At its full-flowing best, the upper Barapole River can give you an opportunity to enjoy the best white water rafting experience in South India.
Dubare Elephant Camp: This is a unique option in wildlife experiences. The elephant camp here offers visitors a hands-on experience with the giants of the jungle. Observe and even participate in caring for and feeding the elephants, give them baths, take rides on them, and observe how these wonderful creatures interact with each other and with their human handlers.
How to Reach Coorg
- By Air: Mysore is the nearest airport.
- By Train: The nearest Railway Station is located in Mysore.
- By Road: Coorg is well connected by roads to all major cities. From Mysore, the distance is 120 km, from Hassan it is 115 km, from Mangalore 135 km and from Bangalore the distance is 250 km.
Best Time To Visit: April to November
Places to Stay
Coorg is a hugely popular destination and there a number of star hotels to Home Stays to Plantation Destinations and Jungle Resorts to choose from.
It is a destination for all people and for all seasons. The land of misty hills and flowing rivers and dense jungles that can offer many adventurous experiences will surely not disappoint you.