A trip to Scotland of India: Coorg

Do you wish to visit beautiful places abroad, but miss to do so? India has all you want to explore!

Coorg, the Scotland of India is one of the best places to visit in the entire South India. Known for its wonderful climate, natural beauty and coffee estates.

Today in this Guest article by a banjara friend Ekta, she would like to share her travel story about this awesome trip to Coorg she made, with you guys. Hope this would excite you to pack for bags and go for it!

So, ending my intro session and letting her article speak about the special journey…

Coorg (Madikeri), Karnataka is a beautiful hill station and a popular weekend tour option for many residents of Bangalore & other parts of Karnataka. Also Known as Kodagu, and is famous for its spice plantations.Nearest Airport:  Mangalore 136 km

By Road:  well connected with major cities i.e. Mysore, Bangalore and Mangalore; from Bangalore 260 km : 6-7 hrs journey

By Rail: nearest railway station Mysore

Tourist Attractions in Coorg:

  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Brahmagiri sanctuary
  • Iruppu falls
  • Abbey falls
  • Omkareshwara Temple
  • The Raja’s Seat
  • Madikeri Fort
  • Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery
  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Harangi Dam
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Things to Do:

One should visit Abbey Falls, Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu falls along with sacred temple Omkareswara Temple. A visit to the famous Golden Temple in Kushal Nagar being the most patronised tourist destination in Coorg.

Climate: Very pleasant can be visited during any time of the year. Though the best time would be between the months of October to March

Shopping: Coorg is famous for its natural beauty and spice plantations. Although not exactly a shoppers spot.

The best-enjoyed part is the road journey.

  • You can freely drive at a good speed, the roads are excellent.
  • Beautiful scenery all the way
  • Avoid traffic in Bangalore by starting early.
  • There were well-maintained dhabas/food joints on the way as well.
  • It will be an awesome journey if you go by own car or book cab as the cab person has more idea on the places and locations and also regarding the timings of Temple.
  • Preferably one should go via booked cab/hire car.  OR Hire a zoom car for this purpose.
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I stayed in Madikeri for a one night at Ferine Valley. It is advised to make bookings at home stay, cheap and best option!

We started our journey early morning from Bangalore via road and reached my destination (Ferine Valley) at noon. As they do not have lunch facility, decided to have lunch in Madikeri before proceeding further. Location, view everything was alluring. While returning on we visited Abbey Falls and Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery.

Most noteworthy, the location, view everything was alluring. While returning we visited Abbey Falls and Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery.

Enjoy the harmony and peace Coorg has to offer! Go Banjare! :)

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