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A quaint and not so well-known hill station, Coorg is apropos called ‘Scotland of India’. Its dreamlike beauty makes it a standout amongst the most appealing places to visit in Karnataka in summer. Supplied with coffee estates loaded with fragrance, lush greenery dabbing the mountains, and marvelous waterfalls diving down the hazy mountains, Coorg charms the attention of its all visitors. Exciting treks along the twisting trails of the coffee and spice plantations, visit the elephant camp, coracle rides in the river, wildlife sanctuaries, monasteries, and Madikeri local market – all together makes an enchanting and breathtaking experience for every tourist who visits Coorg.

Attractions: Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Tibetan Monastery – Bylakuppe, Talacauvery / Talakaveri, Raja’s Seat, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole National Park, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort.

For adventure lovers and nature lovers, trek up to Brahmagiri Peak, Chettalli, and an exciting coracle ride in the adjacent river are the draws.

Nearby places: Mysore, Wayanad (kalpetta), Mangalore, Nagarhole National Park, Chikmagalur, Sakleshpur

Best Time to visit: October to May

Peak Season: March to May

How to Reach

  • By Air: Mangalore Airport 135 km away from Coorg.
  • By Rail: The nearest railways station is  Mangalore which is 151 km.  
  • By Road: You may find both government and private bus transportation in the city. The State-run Government buses primarily work from the major cities and villages, while most private transports cover each edge of Coorg. All the major districts in Coorg will have a taxi stand from where you can hire a taxi or cab.
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