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Coorg Travel Guide
Coorg, or as the locals call it Kodagu, it is located in south-western Karnataka on the slopes of Western Ghats. Rightly called the "Scotland of India" it  is one of the most picturesque districts in South India and  well-known for its coffee plantations, lush green forests, birthplace of the cauvery river and the Kodava people. Be it trekking,sight-seeing, adventure activities or new cuisines, Coorg has it all.
There are numerous homestays and luxury resorts in Coorg to cater to different travellers. One could have a indulgent and pampering stay at the resorts or have a wonderful local experience at the hospitable homestays.
    • For Whom: Nature lovers, Families, Couples, Coffee Lovers and Groups.
    • The Highest Peak Tadiandamol is ideal for those who love trek.
    • Best time to visit would be April to November but those who can brave the monsoons are rewarded with unforgettable and breathtaking sights!!
    • Coorgi cuisine is famous and unique, they offer both vegan and non vegan yummy food while the excellent coffee is for everyone.
    • Coorg is home to an indigenous and strikingly different culture of the natives, Coorgis (Kodavas) known for their bravery and hospitality.
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Raja's Seat
Raja's Seat in the town of Madikeri is where the kings would sit and watch the sunsets with their consorts. This is considered one of South India's most scenic locations. The view from Raja's Seat is breathtaking as you gaze upon the green valleys and towering hills.
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Abbey Falls
The most popular falls in Coorg is situated at a 5 minutes drive from the main town. Its scenic picturesque beauty will take your breath away.
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Namdroling Monastery
This is one of the biggest Tibetan Monastries in India and the foundation was laid by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche shortly after he came to India from Tibet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the spot and named it "Namdroling Monastery."
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Coorg Cuisine
This place makes an effort to serve regional dishes, cooking up unique Kodava specialities such as pandhi barthadh (pork dry fry) and kadambuttu (rice dumplings). It's above a shop on the 1st floor on the main road in Madikeri.
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Malaya Restaurant
In a shopping centre opposite the Golden Temple in Bylakuppe is Malaya Restaurant , offering a decent range of Indian meals and Tibetan dishes such as momos (dumplings) and thukpa (noodle soup).
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Friday Market
Friday Market, located at Madikeri, is the place to buy ethnic jewellery. The intricately designed jewellery, bidri ware and metal ware items are available in this market.
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Tibetan Market
Tibetan Market in Bylekuppe is by far the most peaceful and colorful market in the town and has a lot to offer.
Fly Away: Mysore and Mangalore airports are the closest ones to Coorg. 
De-Railed: The nearest railway stations to Coorg are Mangalore, Mysore and Hassan in Karnataka and Thalassery and Kannur in Kerala. Through these stations Coorg is connected to all major cities of India. 
Hit The Road: Coorg is well connected to the other districts of Karnataka and the neighboring state Kerala by road. Places like Mangalore, Hassan, Bangalore, Kannur, Thalassery, and also Wayanad have well connecting roads to Coorg.
Fly Away: Mysore and Mangalore airports are the closest ones to Coorg. 
De-Railed: The nearest railway stations to Coorg are Mangalore, Mysore and Hassan in Karnataka and Thalassery and Kannur in Kerala. Through these stations Coorg is connected to all major cities of India. 
Hit The Road: Coorg is well connected to the other districts of Karnataka and the neighboring state Kerala by road. Places like Mangalore, Hassan, Bangalore, Kannur, Thalassery, and also Wayanad have well connecting roads to Coorg.
Getting About: Most people prefer to drive down to Coorg and use their own vehicles to get around. Getting a taxi or public transport is not that easy. For the adventurous, cycling is an option as long you can discern between the identical looking roads!!
Languages Spoken: Kodava, Kannada, Malayalam. English and Hindi are spoken but not too widely.
Trivia: Coorg is also known as the "Scotland Of India"

Coorg Resorts & Packages

4800 /person
Imagine the picture perfect backdrop of Coorg heightened by the soothing flow of majestic Cauvery, interspersed with myriad songs of birds, whistling winds and whispering palms. Now, combine that with a coffee plantation experience! Hard to miss, isn't it?
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Coorg
1715 /person
From the comforts of a cozy homestay, enjoy the perfect blend of wild outdoors, coffee plantations and nature trails.The cool breeze whistling, birds with their early morning chatter and the pleasant roar of the river as it breaks through the rocks gives a feel of the heartbeat of nature.
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Coorg
3922 /person
Dubare Elephant camp is a unique project in the whole of India. At the Dubare Elephant Camp, you can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving these elephants. A trained naturalist/expert takes you through the various aspects of elephant history, ecology and biology.
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Coorg
5557 /person
The Windflower Resort in Coorg is a very private retreat with all contemporary luxuries nestled amidst a sprawling coffee plantation. You will find the misty slopes, the eucalyptus forests, the aroma of coffee and spices welcoming you as you enter a world of gourmet cuisines, exciting adventure and a choice of wellness therapies that will make you forget the mundane.
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Coorg
7060 /person
One of the greatest impressions that this place makes is on the eye. Come experience Amanvana, the luxury spa resort to reflect, rejuvenate and commune with nature.
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Coorg
2674 /person
Lose yourself in the idyllic plantations of Tata Coffee. Absorb the vibrant spirit of this evergreen land. Wallow in the lap of nature so luxurious that it has drawn royalty, artists and dreamers for centuries. A verdant land of hills, mists and plantations that you'll never want to leave.
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Coorg
14879 /person
When you step through the portals of Orange County, Coorg, you leave one world behind, and step seamlessly into another: the bygone era of the Gentleman Planter, ensconced in the cocooned comforts of a lush plantation paradise, perfumed with the subtly intoxicating aroma of coffee and spice.
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Coorg
5118 /person
Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend alone, a holiday with your kin, an out of office workshop or a corporate outing, Heritage resort has something for everyone.
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Coorg
1715 /person
How awesome would it be to stay on a 1920s coffee estate? Find out for yourself now! Surrounded by a river on one side and coffee estates all around, Polaycad Bungalow is set to give the harried city dweller a true taste of estate life, not to mention a traditional Coorg cuisine.
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Coorg
1723 /person
Unspoilt and spectacularly beautiful, the hills are truly alive with the sounds of nature. Breathtaking waterfalls crash down into the valley and the air is so pure and always fresh. Summer, monsoon or winter, Kabbe Holidays enjoys a beautiful locale.
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Coorg
1723 /person
Coffee trails is a dream home nestled amidst the thickly carpeted green hills laced with the exotic, wild fragrances of the surrounding plantations and the resounding silence of the valley. It brings to life the quintessential homestay experience.
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Coorg
2193 /person
Perched right on top of a 300 acre coffee plantation surrounded by enormous valleys and hills, Porcupine Castle is an experience best felt. Take in its serenity, breathe in fresh air with the accompanying aroma and find yourself lost in the bosom of the valley.
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Coorg
1600 /person
A delightful experience as one gets to see a wide spectrum of landscape camping. Experience your very own tropical getaway surrounded by verdant hills and forests. Some things are best left unsaid, for discovering them yourself adds to eternal pleasure.
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Coorg
1231 /person
Rejuvenate your soul and rekindle your love with nature. At Berry Lane, you can spend your day walking through the wooded coffee plantations and hike your way through the lush green valleys and paddy fields. Enjoy nature at its pristine best.
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Coorg
4037 /person
Tucked away in the hills of Coorg, Ambatty is a perfect hideaway to rejuvenate your mind and soul. It may be a lotus-eater looking for a quiet holiday or an avid golfer trying to hit the elusive birdie or the serious outdoor enthusiasts looking for some white water fun or a dedicated birder looking for the rare Black-nape Monarch Fly Catcher! Ambatty has something for every visitor.
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Coorg
2500 /person
Eco Habitat is a luxury home stay set in a beautiful coconut farm inter-cropped with Vanilla & Cardamom. The unusual mix of beauty, indulgence and adventure that you will find here is sure to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, leaving you with ever lasting memories.
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Coorg
2276 /person
Nestled amidst vast coffee plantations of Coorg, The Silver Brook Estate is a haven for birds, butterflies and the discerning traveler. It is an idyllic setting for a peaceful getaway.
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Coorg
1231 /person
Silver oaks is a beautiful holiday destination situated 2500 ft above sea level and surrounded by the picturesque Kunda hills around. Unwind from your daily life by truly experiencing being one with nature and enjoying warm hospitality from the hosts.
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Coorg
8000 /person
A 100 years old Heritage Bungalow, Spice Village Bungalow is located in a Coffee estate. The surroundings are lush green and tranquil and the air is fragrant with the lovely aroma of fresh coffee.
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Coorg
1723 /person
Silent Valley Cottages are located in a Coffee estate with a panoramic view of Western Ghats. The cottages are self contained and an ideal place for families/groups to relax and enjoy nature.
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Coorg
1723 /person
Nestled in an organic coffee estate in one of the lush green valleys of Coorg, Casa Coorg Homestay is a place where you can wake up to the songs and chatter of birds, while away your time amidst nature sipping endless cups of home-grown coffee, indulge yourself in sinfully tasty food and let your body and mind relax and recuperate from the stress of city life.
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Coorg
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