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One of the most affluent hill stations in the Indian state of Karnataka, Coorg is also recognized as Kodagu and is sprawled over an area of 4,102 sq km, flanked by the Western Ghats. It is an administrative district and stands at the southern side of the state.

Initially this timeless beauty was known by the name Kodaimalenadu which means “dense forest on steep hill” and exactly lies in Dakshina Kannada in its north-west side, in the district of Hassan in its north, touches Mysore from its eastern direction and the district of Kannur from Kerala touches its borders at the south-western side. The headquarters of the district of Coorg is at Madikeri.

Acknowledged as the “Scotland of India”, this quaint city is erected at an altitude of 1100 m above the sea level. The place is spotted with gorgeous coffee and tea plantations, fascinating tracks covered with the shadows of nature and magnificent cascades; making this place to visit over and over again.

An unlimited gem for the adventure buffs, Coorg is swathed with the natural splendor and show with the lush greenery enveloping the place. The place has got a sobriquet Kashmir of the South for its majestic beauty and breezy ambience in the region and that is because of its altitude.

Here you will witness dense woods, lush green valleys, awe-inspiring coffee plantations and surging mountain ranges, all making Coorg an exquisite spot for the tourist, especially the adventure seekers and the nature lovers.

Coorg travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Coorg tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Coorg
Location: South West India
Area: 4,102 sq km
Language: English, Hindi, Kannad, Malayalam and Tamil
Climate: pleasant and moderate
Major Attractions: Omkareshwara Temple, Nagarhole National Park
Ideal Time to Visit: September to March

Tourist sightseeing in Coorg
The hill station of Coorg holds many religious as well as adventurous sites like it has a renowned ancient temple known as Omkareshwara Temple. It also houses a national park which is home to many wild life species known as Nagarhole National Park.

The city is also popular as being the host of the place Kakkabe, which makes it the largest producer of honey. Then another attraction of the place is that it contributes to the economy of the nation while producing adds much as 30% of coffee, which gave the city another sobriquet the ‘Coffee Bowl of India’. It is a paradise for adventure seekers as the place offers opportunities like trekking, rock climbing, biking and white water rafting.

Climate of Coorg
Coorg is quite a pleasant city and its height maintains its weather a pleasant and a moderate one all through the year. Generally, the city can be visited throughout the year, yet the best months happen to be from September till March as this season stands to be the coolest season of the city making it quite pleasant to roam about and explore the city. Here summers are also quite comfortable with mild heat, which further evaporates with the upcoming of monsoons in the month of June and remains the till the end of August.

How to reach Coorg

Coorg by Air: The nearest airport is at Mangalore, at about 135 km from Coorg.

Coorg by Rail: The nearest railway station is Mysore which is just at a drive of 55 km from the city. Mysore is well connected to the rest of country.

Coorg by Road: Coorg is well connected by roadways with all major cities in Karnataka.

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