Blessed with stunning scenic views, undulating valleys and fresh air, Coorg is a popular tourist destination stretched across an area of 4,102 square kilometres in the state of Tamil Nadu.
It boasts of a myriad of reasons why Coorg tourism is at its best with an umpteen opportunities for tourists to indulge in lots of activities and sightseeing. This beautiful hill station is also known as Kodagu and is famous for its steep hills, luscious greenery, sprawling forests, rich flora and fauna, coffee plantations and countless streams.
There is no denying the fact that its alluring atmosphere will appeal to you immensely, but at the same time Coorg's historical and cultural aspects will hold your interests. This popular tourist spot was ruled by the Hoysalas, the Cholas and the Vijayanagara Kings until the 14th century. At a much later period in the 1950s, the destination was finally declared a district that united with the state of Karnataka.
Madikeri Dassera is a greatly recognized festival which is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm. Huthri and Podu are among the well-known festivals celebrated here during the months of September and November that pull a thick crowd every year.
The highlighting places to visit in Coorg are the Abbey Falls, Tadiyendamol, Gaddige, Madikeri Fort, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Rameshwara Temple, Omkareshwara Temple, The Irpu Falls, Padi Iggutappa Temple, etc. Tourism in Coorg opens a floodgate of opportunities for travellers to experience the culture and traditions of India.
Coorg does not have its own airport, but the nearest one is situated at 135 kilometres away at Mangalore. It is easy to reach Coorg from any part of the city owing to its well-connected network via rail, road and air. Although the place does not have a railway network, the closest ones are found in Mysore, Hassan and Mangalore.