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Welcome To Coorg

Welcome to Coorg! A land sailing with rich culture, Stunning landscapes of lush forests, majestic mountain ranges and a fascinating history.

When you visit Coorg you'll leave satisfied, educated and awestruck. It's friendly people inviting you wholeheartedly to share each moment of your precious life. will always make you feel at home…..relaxed amidst your own family. Bliss welcomes you at every step. The local traditional food is very delicious and unique.

Travel to Coorg and you'll be left amazed by the sheer perfection of its natural beauty in the soaring, misty mountains, lovely meadows, romantic water falls and the silent roads that takes you places. Treat yourself to a holiday in Coorg and be fascinated by historical palaces, natural beauties, diverse cultures and an interesting past. It is an ideal place for honeymooners.

Life is too short and every moment spent in it is worth treasuring. Let take you on a virtual tour of this amazing paradise. Plan your holiday to Coorg now!

You will never regret visiting a paradise would you???!!

Coorg or kodagu

Coorg or Kodagu as it officially known is one of the tiniest district in the southern part of Karnataka covering an area of 4,104 Sq Km.

Coorg was a state, before its merger with Karnataka in the year 1956, with an elected chief minister and The Legislative Assembly. At present it is a part of Mangalore Lok Sabha Parliament Constituencyand three MLAs [One each from Mercara, Virajpet and Somwarpet] are elected from Coorg to Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

Coorg consists of three taluks or administrative units viz Madikeri or Mercara, the District HeadQartres, Virajpet and Somvarpet. Coorg borders Mysore district to its east, Dakshina Kannada district on the west, Hassan district in the north and the sate of Kerala to the south.

The largest river here, River Cauvery, which the local people worship, rises on the eastern side of the Western Ghats. Its tributaries drain the greater part of Coorg. Besides these there are several large streams that take their rise in Coorg.

Coorg is the largest producer of Coffee in India. Pepper, Cardamom and oranges are grown extensively in this part. Coorg is one of the major places that get heavy rainfall in India. The yearly rainfall may exceed 160”. In the dense jungle tract it reaches from 120” to 150”; in. the bamboo district in the west from 60” to 100”. Coorg, which is blessed with thick forest shelters Sandal wood, Rose wood and numerous variety of trees.

The loftiest peak, Tadiandamol, has an altitude of 5729 ft.; Pushpagiri, another peak, is 5626 ft. high. Coorg has an average temperature of about 60 F; the extremes being 52 and 82.

Coorg holds a Guinness record for the largest family sports tournament in the world. Every year the kodava families play each other for the Family Cup and over 300 family teams participate in it. Some of the teams even include women players, who have the choice to play either for their husband or their father’ team. All the participants aging from 6 to 60 are related by blood.

Climatically, Coorg can be divided into three seasons,


Coorg Cities

Coorg being the tinest district of Karnataka consists of few majour cities or large towns viz, Mercara/Madikeri, Virajpet, Somwarpet, Kushalnagar, Gonicoppa and Ponnampet. Out of which Mercara, Virajpet and Somwarpet are the only 3 taluks/provinces of Coorg District.

Mercara is the district capital. It is also called as the 'Scotland of South' and ' The Kashmir of Karnataka'. It is blest with romantic earlymorning mist, lofty mountains, the picturesque serene, eye catching water falls. Mercara is one of the best place to relax. Mercara attracts lakhs of people from all over during Dushera festival.

Virajpet, Somwarpet, Gonicoppa and Ponnampet are the areas where coffee, cardamom, pepper, oranges and now vanila are grown in plenty. Virajpet, a small town, reputed to be the largest producer of honey in Asia. Virajpet is a hot spot especially during the Shivaratri festival.

Many Estate owners are willing to let people spend their holidays in Private Estate cottages and even taste typical local meal for a very nominal amount. The estate owners themselves play the host (Please remember, the people of Coorg are best known for their hospitality)

Kushalnagar is another major town of Somwarpet Province/Taluk. This is more modernised than the others as it is very close to Mysore, say about 45 Kms or approximately 1.30 hrs drive. Kushalnagar also houses one of the largest Buddist Temples and a Tibetian camp.

Coorg Weather and Climate

Coorg's climate is generally cool and wet. The climate is that of a highland's, with no extreme variations. Coorg receives heavy rainfall between June to September making it a paradise for all the honey-mooners who like to cuddle each other and watch raindrops trough the window! Thereforth the heavy raindrops gives way to the tender showers from of October to December during which time Coorg is covered with mist almost all the time.


The best time to see sunshine in Coorg is in the month of March, April and May. School children get a valid reason to holiday in Coorg as their academic year ends in the month of March.


Many people think that the whole of Coorg experiences high rainfall, in fact, the rainfall in Coorg varies extensively, ranging from 3500mm per year in the western Highlands and to under 1000mm per year near the eastern plateau. During rainy days roads are slippery and drivers usually loose their control. Hence, prevention is always better than cure.


November to January are generally the coldest months in Coorg, with the daytime maximum temperatures that ranges of an average of around 7° to 20°C. April and May are normally the warmest months in Coorg, with temperatures of an average 29°C. The temperatures in Mercara and Virajpet are generally a few degrees cooler than in Kushalnagar because of the hilly terrace.


Very sorry! No snow falls in Coorg. Nature is yet to bless few bags of snow over Coorg!


Coorg often enjoys great visibility, although hill fog sometimes restricts the visibility but noting to panic. Anyways, a good advice would be: "Drive safe during rainy days!" and always for that matter.




How To Reach Coorg

Where is Coorg Located ..?!
Where in the world? Asia
Where in Asia? India
Where in the India? South India
Where in South-India? Karnataka State
Where in Karnataka? South [ Coorg / Kodagu District ]

Distance from major Cities/Towns/Tourist Attractions ...
Bangalore 260 Kms
Mysore 120 Kms
Hassan 130 Kms
Chikmagalore 100 Kms
Beluru/Halebeedu 160 Kms
Kabini Reservoir 100 Kms
Mangalore 140 Kms
Kannor, kerala 130 Kms
Kasargod, kerala 85 Kms