At the base of Brahmagiri Hills, Lakshmana Teertha River emerges from the hills and tumbles down a rock more than 150-feet high forming Irpu Waterfall. The beautiful two-step waterfall at Irpu is enveloped by dense forest.Madikeri town
Madikeri is the district headquarters of Coorg located on a high hill. The road to Madikeri is a steep climb fromm all around. The mornings tend to be misty and cozy for most of the year and the days are pleasant even in summers.Abbi Falls
At the center of Coorg, just fifteen minutes away from Madikeri is the most popular waterfall in the district. This view 70 feet high water fall may be savored from picterisque hanging bridge across the stream.Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery
The small village of Bylakuppe in Coorg boasts of the largest Tibetan settlement anywhere in India. The Tibetan people in exile have made Bylakuppe their home from nearly fifty years. Talakaveri
River Kaveri originates at Talakaveri in the slopes of Brahmagiri Hills. A shrine has been built around the small tank where a perennial spring marks the beginning of the river. A flight of 350 steps from the shrine takes you to the ridges of Brahmagiri Ranges, allowing you a peek into the vast expanse of rolling hills and grassy slopes.Bhagamandala
At the foot of the hill is the small village of Bhagamandala where Kaveri gains volumes with her confluence with Kannike River. The confluence is also believed to be the point where a mythical river Sujyoti emerges from the earth to form a Triveni Sangama - a confluence of three rivers. Also visit the well-known Bhagandeshwara Temple, symbolic of the spiritual grant of the river.
A small island formed by two channels of River Kaveri has an estuary styled recreation centre enveloped in lush greenery all around. Access to the island is through a beautiful narrow hanging bridge across Kaveri. Visit the deer park, go on an elephant ride, take a walk in the bamboo groves or play in the shallow waters of the river as you fall in love with the verdant nature.
Nagarahole National Park
Located at the edge of Coorg is the dry deciduous forest expanse of Nagarahole National Park, a project tiger reserve. The park is home to a large population of elephants, besides hosting several mammals like Gaur, samber deer, chitals and wild boar. Spot tigers and leopards may also be found.
Dubare Elephant Camp
There is a shelter for domesticated elephants in the small village of Dubare along the banks of River Kaveri belonging to the forest department .Visitors are welcome to watch the mahouts feed the elephants and assist them wash the pachyderms in the river. You may also experience an elephant ride.