Beautiful Coorg :
The land of Coorg is carpeted with every possible shade of green and the mornings are adorned with a gossamer of transparent white mist. Coorg is more than a dream travel destination; it is a dream come true. The topography of Coorg is ornamented with grassy downs, rice fields, sloping glades, waterfalls and deep ravines spread over more than 1,590 square miles of beautiful terrain.
The entire region is at an altitude of 3000 to 5500 feet. The highest peak is Thadiyanda Mol at 5729 feet. Coorg is bordered by Tulu speaking Dakshina Kannada to its Northwest, Kannada speaking Hassan District to the North and Mysore to the Northeast. To the South and Southwest are the Malayalam speaking Kannur and Kozhikode districts of Kerala. Kodagu which is a part of Western Ghats is an environmental "hot spot" because of its fragile environment. An awareness program called "Coorg - An Alternative Model" has been initiated to teach the locals about the fragile ecosystem and ways to manage and sustain development without damaging the environment.
The rain drenched forests and mountain ranges provide a unique ecosystem in which many species of birds, animals and plants find sustenance.
The average temperature during the winter in Coorg is around 68°F.
Summers in Coorg, are pleasant.
Between the months of June and August, Coorg experiences the Indian southwest monsoon that leaves Coorg cool and green. The average annual rainfall in Coorg is between 2,500 and 3,500 millimeters.
In the months of April and May, the entire district of Coorg is scented with the stimulating aroma of coffee blossoms from the blossom showers. Even though the beauty is there in abundance for you to enjoy all year long, the perfect time to travel to Coorg is between September and March.
Virajpet - Coordinates :
Peaks in Coorg :
|| - 1750m
|| - 1610m
12.2000° N, 75.8000° E Altitude 1525 m above sea level
Also referred to as Veerarajendrapet, named after the local King. It is a taluk headquarter and is well connected by road.
Tourist attraction :
Talakaveri : The origin of river Kaveri.
Nagarahole : A Tiger Sanctuary that is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, is under consideration by the UNSECO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World
Lakshmana Thirtha River
Dubare Elephant Camp
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Coorg :
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary 92.65 km2
Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary 181.29 km2
Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary105.01 km2
National Park in Coorg
Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park 644 km2
White water rafting
Rock climbing / rappling
Wild life safari
|Mysore to Coorg
||Mangalore to Coorg
|| 159 km
|Bangalore to Coorg
|| 259 km
||Coimbatore to Coorg
|Kochi to Coorg
|| 372 km
|| Chennai to Coorg
|| 595 km
|Cannanore to Coorg
Nearest Railway station: Mysore/ Mangalore
Nearest Domestic airport: Mysore/ Mangalore
Nearest International airport: Bangalore/ Mangalore
Recommended places to stay
The simple pleasures of country living is the"Home of the Ayyapas" set in the picture perfect setting Coorg. The scenic Kummae river borders "Country Home Treats" which is camouflaged amidst lush coffee estates. Just the perfect place to put up your feet and unwind. Everything you ever wanted to do....fishing, cookery, golfing, walking, bird watching, trekking or visits to the clan temple and the clan house which reminds you of Coorg ancestry.
Or just cuddle up on a hammock and savor the fresh air and the blue sky above you. Well manicured hedges, vibrant poinsettias, lush coffee and pepper wines ... known for its warm hospitality that gratifies not just your soul but also your palate with delicious ethnic and western cuisine.
The old estate home with well laid out lawns and gardens at different levels offers three bedrooms with attached baths and one family room.
Springdale is a charming bungalow situated amidst a 100 Acre coffee and spice plantation in the South of Coorg.
The house offers one of the finest country side luxury accommodations in Coorg.
At Springdale, you can stroll along meandering streams and inhale the fragrance of the coffee blossom, listen to a live symphony of bees, enjoy the dance of sunlight and shade on the myriad evergreen trees. Come back to the dwelling for a freshly brewed coffee and a meal mildly spiced with home grown pepper, vanilla and cardamom.
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