If you are an avid birdwatcher or if you want to unearth the mysteries of coorg, must visit Kadanga.
You must meet Sheroo Subbiah at Kadanga who identifies birds not by sight but by their call, which offers a room to stay in and home cooked food, is in arapattu a short way off the Virajpet Kakkabe road 2 kms from Kadanga.
The town serves as a vital link to Kodagu’s feudal past. Kadangas are said to be the most ancient species of war trenches known to the world and are supposed to have existed long before the use of fortification.
These trenches were 20-40 feet deep and about 10 feet wide and are mentioned in stone inscriptions dating from 888 AD.
In Soma Male you can admire the beautiful sunset. And also visit the Balamuri Ganesh Temple or visit the Bhagavathi Temple which is 2 Kms from the town.
Kadanga is 7 kms from Virajpet town towards Madikeri.
Gonikoppal is bustling township and might have been named after goni (gunny sack ) used by traders.It is at a distance of 17 Kms from Virajpet. It is a prominent trading out post. Agriculturists might find Krishi Vigyan Kendra interesting.
Gonikoppal is headquarters of Coorg Adventure Club. The club is run by retired army officers and adventure sports enthusiasts. They offer activities such as paragliding, windsurfing, para sailing and water sports. They have great equipment and can customize the activities as per season and according to your requirements. Only groups of 6 to 8 are entertained.
A: No 4/2 Bittangala Village, Virajpet taluk, Kodagu 571218
Best time to visit: All year round. Festival season between June and mid-December.