Coorg – Guide to the District and Travel

Coorg or Kodagu is one of the districts in Karnataka State in India, consist of several towns and hundreds of villages. This place is blessed by beautiful nature. Its awesome landscape attracts hundreds of thousands of people around the country. In a decade, Kodagu district became the No.1 Hill station in South India surpass other top hill stations. The beauty of nature transcends Coorg as one of the top Hill stations in India. The official name of the district is ‘Kodagu’, is also called by its Anglicized name ‘Coorg’. It is also misspelled as ‘Kurg’, and ‘Koorg’ in online search.

Coorg Panorama

3 Talukas of Coorg District: MadikeriVirajpetSomwarpet

Most part of the land in Coorg is utilized for agriculture mainly for Coffee, Cardamom, Pepper, Rice, and other Spices. Primary income sources is from Coffee and Pepper, even from Tourism nowadays. Coorg district has rich natural diversity as Western ghat range merged to it. This district is filled by thick forest and wildlife. The Interesting History elements from Kings of Yore that still can be found through Forts, Temples, and Monuments.

With its natural beauty, enjoy Waterfalls, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Temples, Holy Places, Peaks, and Plantations. The Hilly terrain of Coorg that inspired British to occupy this place and called it as ‘Scotland of India’. Also called as ‘Kashmir of Karnataka’ for its cool climate.

Where is Coorg located?: Western Ghats of Southwestern of Karnataka state in India

What to see?: lush green valleys, vast coffee plantations, beautiful tea estates, majestic waterfalls, magnificent temples, evergreen forests, misty hills and for rare flora and fauna

Coorg Geography

Kodagu is bordered by the total of six districts, three districts of Karnataka (Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Mysore), and three of Kerala (Kasaragod, Kannur and Kasaragod). Thadiyandamol also knows as “Tadiandamol” is the highest peak in Kodagu at the height of 1,750 meters above sea level. Kaveri is the main river of Kodagu that originates in Talakaveri a sacred place for pilgrims. read more on Geography of Coorg.

Coorg History

Kodagu the name derived from Kodavu or Kodaga, the earliest inscriptions found in Kodagu dated 800 – 900 AD. Kodagu ruled by many south Indian dynasties and British (1834 – 1947). Kodagu was a separate state and merged with Mysore state in 1956 then now Karnataka state.

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