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Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is renowned as one of south India’s most beautiful areas and offers a rejuvenating natural environment away from the crowded cities. Trek through winding valleys filled with the scent of the coffee and cardamom plantations. Climb to the top of high peaks to enjoy sweeping views across lush rice paddies. Learn about local culture and visit one of the Tibetan settlements that have sprung up in this cool and tranquil climate.
Madikeri is the area’s main town and is a good place to base yourself. Discover the Madikeri Fort in the center of town and don’t miss Rajah’s Seat, located on a hill with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. It is said that the kings of Kodagu used to sit here and watch the sunset. Also nearby is the spectacular Abbey Falls, which gushes with water even during the drier summer months.
Leave the town and you will discover Coorg’s natural beauty. Trekkers will love the trails that lead you past coffee and cardamom plantations. Some of these are accessible to tourists. Stop in and sample a coffee or buy some spices. Plan your route through one of the many nature reserves such as Nagarahole or Pushpagir and you are likely to see deer, elephants, bison and exotic birds.
Coorg is also famous for being home to the Kodava people, a proud warrior race thought to have descended from travelling Persians or the armies of Alexander the Great. Tibetans also inhabit the area, most notably in the Bylankeppe settlement, nestled in the hills.
Fly into Mysore or Mangalore. The area is well connected by road, so buses and taxis are the best way to get around. The cool climate makes it a great place to visit any time of year. In March and April, the hills are covered with fragrant coffee and cardamom blossoms. Visit in December to see the towns and villages come alive with local festivals.
Loved the cottage in the midst of the forest making the experience very rustic. Staff and service was very good. Rainforest Walk, Nishani Trek is a must-do. Swimming pool and review is excellent. One thing that potentially could be improved is to have more frequent bus service to Madikeri town for ...
Situated in Madikeri, this resort is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Raja's Seat and within 6 miles (10 km) of Madikeri Fort and Gaddige - Raja's Tomb. Harangi Dam and Golden Temple are also within 25 miles (40 km).
Amazing location. The road before the resort is pretty bad for about 6 kms. But the property inside makes up for it ! Some upkeep required in the rooms but those are minor issues.
Food was simply superb. Too many varieties and every single item tasted good. People at the restaurant were very friendly. Hospitality from the entire resort staff was very welcoming. We felt like we were completely pampered during our whole stay. Kids had fun at the swimming pool and the spa services ...
Property just not worth the money . It is more a 2* 3-4k / night property
Situated in Somvarpet, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Harangi Dam, Golden Temple and Sera Jey Monastic University. Nisargadhama and Gaddige - Raja's Tomb are also within 16 miles (25 km).
Such a beautiful place.... tranquil and calm yet plenty to see and do. The cottages were stunning and I felt very spoilt by the staff who all went the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable. I asked for a later check out (usual is 11am) and was able to stay in my cottage until 3.30! I hadn’t realised ...
The facilities in the serviced apt are fairly good & the service staff ( actually a family staying in the compound ) are friendly . Good location , good open view around the building .