Coorg is one of most affluent hill stations of South India that holds a special place in the list of India’s holiday destinations. This place is renowned for its scenic beauty, lofty mountain peaks, dense green forest, teakwood forest, lush greenery, sprawling tea estates, coffee plantations and more. Due to its unmatched scenic splendor, this place is also often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ or ‘Kashmir of Karnataka’. Coorg tourism offers numerous tourist attractions, great accommodation facilities and warm hospitality to help you have a fabulous time while you are here. The diversity of attractions found in Coorg is what attracts people from all over the world. From historic, religious & cultural places to natural scenic splendors and wildlife tourist attractions – there are several places to visit in Coorg for any discerning traveler.
Following is the list of famous places, which has boosted Coorg Tourism in a big way. Famous places are categorized into the following sections:
Gaddige, a Raja’s Tomb is an impressive structure which is built in Indo-Sarcenic Style. There are two royal tombs in it. These tombs are of Lingarajendra II & Dodda Virarjendra. It is one of the most significant places to visit in Coorg.
- Abbey Falls is one of most famous places to visit in Coorg, as here you can witness the views of a breathtaking waterfall. The waters of River Kaveri gushes down a rockface from an impressive height of 70 feet and form limpid pools. Nestled between private spice and coffee plantations, Abbey Falls does is a perfect venue for a splendid picnic or a day out.
- Iruppu Falls is equally stunning and magnificent. This freshwater cascade is also known as Lakshmana Tritha Falls, which is the name given to a tributary of Kaveri. Located approximately at a distance of 45 km from Virajpet, Irrupu Falls is also a well-known pilgrimage spot as there is a famous Shiva temple enroute to the falls. Best time to visit this place is between October-November.
For wildlife enthusiasts, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is definitely worth a visit. It is a dense evergreen forest dominated with Shola grassland habitation. The sanctuary is inhabited by various creatures of the wild including leopard, elephants, deer etc.
- Coorg is emerging as a popular hub for adventure sports. White water rafting at River Barapole is one of them. There is a 3km long stretch offering five challenging rapids before the river flows through the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Best time for rafting is between the months of mid June to mid September.
- Another fast growing adventure sport is Rock climbing that dares to challenge adventure enthusiasts. Honnamana Kere is among the most famous places to visit in Coorg and one that guarantees fun and adventure.
- Trekking as an adventure activity challenges you to test your fitness levels. Coorg is a haven for trekkers. The picturesque village of Kakkabe offers 28 trek routes, the most famous being the trek to Thadiyendamol Peak.
All set to have a rocking time?
This guest post is submitted by Chandralekha. Chandralekha is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip to India. Apart from this she also writes to guide train travelers on irctc railway reservation, pnr status & all the Indian railways related stuff.