Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Coorg
April 27, 2022, 12:51 p.m.
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Located in Karnataka, Coorg is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty, picturesque waterfalls, sprawling coffee plantations and mythical ancient monuments.
Also known as the Scotland of India, the small and beautiful hill station enjoys a pleasant climate all year round and is home to a stunning assortment of flora and fauna.
Here are five tourist spots in Coorg that you shouldn’t miss.
The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport, approximately 140 kilometers from Coorg. Mysore Railway Station is 107 kilometers from Coorg and you can get buses or taxis from here. You can also drive from Bangalore, 243 kilometers from Coorg.
Situated amidst aromatic coffee plantations and tea plantations, Abbey Falls is one of the most popular and beautiful waterfalls in South India.
The waterfall which originates from the Kaveri River gushes from a height of 70 feet.
The place is a delight for photography and nature lovers.
You can also get an amazing view of the suspension bridge from here.
Built by King Muddu Raja in the 17th century, Madikeri Fort was first built out of mud.
Then it underwent several modifications and was rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan.
The fort houses a temple, museum, church and prison, and is an amalgamation of different traditions and cultures.
Currently, the fort houses the Madikeri Deputy Commissioner’s office with huge elephant structures at the entrance.
Considered one of the highest mountain peaks in Coorg, Tadiandamol Peak is located at an elevation of 5,735 feet above sea level.
It is also the third highest peak in Karnataka and an ideal destination for trekkers for its moderate and difficult trekking routes.
The summit is adorned with the lush forests of Shola, grasslands of Western Ghats and stunning low rise mountains.
Meaning ‘Seat of Kings’, Raja’s Seat is a popular sunset spot in Coorg, known for its lush green surroundings and misty mountain ranges.
The place had been frequently visited by the kings of Coorg.
Raja’s Seat is surrounded by a beautiful garden which features seasonal flowers and musical fountains.
Visit here early in the morning or in the evening to get the best view.
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Located near Mandalpatti in the Somwarpet taluk of Coorg, the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is well known for harboring rare and exotic species of birds and other exclusive species of flora and fauna.
Pushpagiri Peak is the highest peak in this sanctuary. Covered in dense evergreen trees, the sanctuary is home to the Kadamakal Forest Reserve.
Here you can spot striped-necked mongooses, giant flying squirrels, otters and lion-tailed macaques.