Coorg or Kodagu is one of the districts in Karnataka State in India. It consists of several towns and hundreds of villages. This place is blessed by beautiful nature with mountain ranges and wildlife. The awesome landscape attracts hundreds of thousands of people from 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’ and also called frequently by its Anglicized name ‘Coorg’. It is also misspelled as ‘Kurg’, and ‘Koorg’ in online search.
Apart from the forest reserve, most part of the land in Coorg is utilized for farming mainly for Coffee, Cardamom, Pepper, and Rice. Primary income sources are from Coffee and Pepper also from Tourism nowadays. Coorg district has rich natural diversity due to western ghat range merged to it. This district is loaded with thick forest and wildlife. The interesting historical elements are still can be seen 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’ locally for its chilly 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, rare flora and fauna
Kodagu is bordered by six districts, three districts of Karnataka (Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, and Mysore), and three of Kerala (Kasaragod, Kannur, and Kasaragod). Thadiyandamol (height: 1,750m) is the highest peak in Kodagu. Kaveri is the main river of Kodagu which originates in Talakaveri a sacred place for pilgrims. Read more on Geography.
Kodagu the name descended from Kodavu or Kodaga furthermore earliest inscriptions found in Kodagu dated 800 – 900 AD. This district ruled by many south Indian dynasties and British (1834 – 1947). This district once a separate state later merged with Mysore state in 1956.
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- Tourist Places and Attraction
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- List of Waterfalls
- List of Villages