Top Things to Do in Coorg
Coorg, a place where you meet nature, scenery, and pleasant climate. Here we listed What to do in Coorg on your trip to Coorg, If you have time and interest, do all things we mentioned below to experience the nature and culture of the Coorg district.
Coorg is one of the best places for trekking, and also called as trekker’s paradise. There are many well-known trekking trails include Sanivarshanthe to Subramanya, Kundha Hills (near Virajpet) to Nagarahole National Park, Thadiyandamol, Kottebetta, Talakaveri and many are not popular and tough to reach the target. The trails between lush forest, waterfalls, rare birds, and awesome scenery are the main things to experience.
Rafting is the recent development, you can see rafting throughout Kaveri River which operated by the professional clubs approved by the government. Best time for rafting to get real experience is during the monsoon period. There are many rafting points surrounding Dubare Elephant Camp and many options available in the Coorg region.
There are lots of local shops which sell Coorg Spices including Coffee beans, Cardamom, Pepper, Pickle, traditional dresses and jewels. Apart from Coorg tradition Tibetan artifacts are available in Bylakuppe near Kushalnagar. Madikeri is the best place to buy Original Coorg Products as most kind of products available in the town. Coorg wine also famous nowadays.
Coorg is one of the famous Pilgrimage sites in Karnataka. Talakaveri is considered as a sacred site for Hindus and the Origin of the river Kaveri, Bhagamandala is the home to Treveni Sangam and Bhagandeshwara Temple and very popular site for Hindus. The Tibetan Golden Temple at Bylakuppe is most important Tibetan Monasteries in India.
Coorg is best places to grow Coffee, Tea, Pepper and Rice. There many large Estates you could visit in this region, many of the homestays and resorts are built within Coffee Plantation and they can offer you plantation watch and let you experience the plantation life. Visit in February for coffee and September to November for Cardamom to know plantation life.
There are several viewpoints to watch the scenery from a height, you can see Viewpoints in Madikeri town, Talakaveri and some part in Virajpet. Coorg is located in highland and the scenery is awesome if you see it from high altitude places, better to choose some location in Madikeri because is stand on top of the mountain ranges and is the perfect place for enjoying the scenery.
There are many wildlife sanctuaries in Coorg, and home for rare fauna, you can see some animals like deer, wild pig, rare birds, Malabar squirrels if you are lucky. The Nagarahole national park is located in the south Coorg with rare animals including leopards and Tigers, it has fair elephant population. Take a visit to Nagarahole national park and some sanctuary if possible.
If you know something about Coorg, first you think about waterfalls, there are many waterfalls, but some of them accessible by road including Abbey falls, Irupu Falls and Mallalli falls (takes 15 minutes to down and climb up), Chelavara falls. There are many waterfalls hidden in the valleys and remote areas which not possible to get there by vehicle or even hard by trek.