Coorg is a beautiful hill station in Karnataka, flaunting green carpeted hills and clear streams. Coorg was given the title of ’Scotland of India’ by the Brits because of its gentle slopes, paddy plains and beautiful rosewood forests. No wonder, it is the destination of choice for countless city people with frayed nerves. In short, the beauty and charm of Coorg just can’t be put into words and here are just some of the best things to do in Coorg.
The Barapole rafting is the pride of Coorg tourism, providing people with the best river rafting experience in the entire South India. The rafting experience in Barapole is made safe with the help of well trained program managers. Safety vests are provided before rafting and the knowledge of swimming is not necessary for you to enjoy this water sport. The adventure freaks can also opt for an exciting river crossing experience, which is a zip line feature of the Barapole rafting. This is one of the most exciting tourist places in Coorg that offers a special trekking opportunity for the adrenaline-rich people.
The Madikeri fort, which is situated in the capital of Coorg, houses the Madikeri Palace, which is now used as the office of the Deputy Commissioner. The palace is built in brick and mortar, and it’s a two-storied structure. Near the palace is the seat of Madikeri’s Raja. One can see the green fields canopying the blue misty mountains and the beautiful valleys. It is one of finest tourist places in Coorg.
Cauvery is one of the seven sacred rivers, according to the Hindu scriptures, and Talacauvery is the source of the river Cauvery. Talacauvery is situated in the Brahamagiri hills at an altitude of 4500 feet, and it is marked by a small spring known as Tirtha Kundike. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist places in Coorg. Bhagamandala is another attraction at Talacauvery, as it is the meeting point of three main rivers namely river Cauvery, Kanake and Sujyothi. There are many temples devoted to Lord Ganapathy, Subramanyan and Vishnu nearby Talacauvery. Visiting Talacauvery during the festival season when the temples are lit up with thousands of light is one of the best things to do in Coorg.
The Abbi Falls offer a staggering view of water cascading over the rocks into the serene pools through a course in the coffee plantations. A hanging bridge built over the gorge gives tranquil scenery of the falls, and it is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Coorg. The ideal time to visit the Abbi falls is the month of December, as the place looks heavenly in early winter.
Dubare is a historically important elephant camp and is the pride of Coorg tourism. It is an abode of mighty elephants, and one can spend hours watching how these animals are fed and bathed by the mahouts. Visitors at Dubare also have an option of going on a coracle boat ride over the river Cauvery.