Coorg is a beautiful hill station in the southern state of Karnataka. It is nestled in the Western Ghats like a shinning emerald. Coorg is not yet fully discovered by tourists. It is a leafy and hilly paradise in the southern part of India. This hilly paradise is geographically very different from the rest of the Karnataka state. Besides its natural beauty and historical attractions Coorg also has the largest number of golf courses in India. There are various attractions in Coorg besides the natural wonders that Coorg is. Coorg offers you the chance to experience nature at its best. You can hike through the lovely coffee plantations or the spice plantations. You can also trek to the beautiful Abbey falls. You could enjoy a peaceful time in the lush green hills. For those who are inclined to adventure Coorg offers trekking option to the Tadiandamol peak.
You can take a walk in the green forests surrounding Coorg or visit the Dubare forest in particular. Dubare forest is located on an island and it has the state run elephant training camp. Visit this place to view the daily routine of tamed elephants. Watch them being scrubbed and cleaned.
Tipu Sultan’s fort and various temples in Coorg ensure that the historically inclined and the religiously inclined are not disappointed in Coorg. You could try the Coorg cuisine cooked in fresh coconut and spices. You could also get a glimpse of Tibetan culture in nearby Bylakuppe.
There are plenty of sightseeing options in Coorg. Start your sightseeing tour with Madikeri. Visit the quaint Omkareshwara temple which is part Islamic, part Keralite and part Gothic. This temple was built in 1820. You can also view the lovely sunset by visiting the Raja’s seat. You could also view some ancient relics from the past at the St. Mark’s church museum. You could also see Buddhist monasteries dotting the landscape of Coorg near Bylakuppe. Coorg is also known as the Scotland of India.
I visited Coorg in August 2011. It is a beautiful place that is set amidst misty hills, lush teakwood and sandalwood forests and acres of tea and coffee plantations. Coorg is also known as the Scotland of India. It is situated on the Western ghats and is 252 Kms from Bangalore. Coorg is ideal for outdoor activities and trekking, angling and white water rafting are quite popular. The festival season starts in September and the major festivals include Keil Poldu - worship of weapons, Cauvery Sankramana day in October, the Huttari festival or the harvesting of the paddy crop in November or December. It rains heavily during the month of August, but we enjoyed our trip there. The beautiful Abbey falls are a lot of fun. I spent a whole day there having fun. The club Mahindra resort is located in a beautiful place. The rooms are well-maintained and neat. The rooms are relaxing and neatly kept. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. Food is delicious and worth tasting. I had one problem though the tap in my bathroom was leaking but after complaining to the hotel staff they fixed it. Friends don’t believe any club Mahindra complaints you might read about the resort. It is worth all the money you may spend there.ReplyDelete
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