Distances of Tourist Places from Main Towns

Tourists always finding an easy way to access nearest tourist places in Coorg. Here, we gathered information of distance of tourist places from main towns. The Main towns are Madikeri, Somwarpet, Virajpet, Kushalnagar, and Gonikoppal of Coorg district.

Distance from Main Towns

AttractionsSomwarpetVirajpetMadikeriKushalnagarGonikoppal
Raja Seat40 km32 km0 km30 km48 km
Madikeri Fort40 km32 km0.5 km31 km49 km
Omkareshwara Temple41 km33 km1 km31 km50 km
Gaddige42 km34 km1.5 km31.5 km50 km
Abbey Falls48 km41 km8 km38 km54 km
Mandalpatti54 km56 km24 km54 km72.5 km
Kaveri Nisargadhama29 km42 km28 km3 km46 km
Harangi Dam18 km48 km32 km6 km57 km
Dubare Forest45 km32 km34 km15 km35 km
Golden Temple29 km48 km35 km3 km52 km
Igguthappa Temple70 km26 km35 km62 km42 km
Bhagamandala74 km50 km40 km65 km66 km
Talakaveri81 km58 km48 km73 km41 km
Nalkunadu Palace73 km25 km55 km69 km41 km
Irupu Falls105 km47 km85 km79 km31 km
Nagarahole112 km54 km92.5 km86 km38 km

Note: The Distances are accurate which calculated using google map. The travel time is depending on the vehicle you travel.

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List of Tourist Places to Visit in Madikeri

Madikeri, also known as Misty town, cool and misty mountains range can be seen from this town as it located at 1,170 meters above sea level. Madikeri is the town and center of the Coorg district where business and political activities engaged, there are many attractions in the town and even many tourist places around the town. It is located a center of the district and can be visited easily to the tourist places from Madikeri town. There are several luxury hotels to stay, and resorts found around the town. Madikeri has considerable attraction within the town.

Tourist Places within Madikeri town

The tourists who visit Coorg, 90% of them visit Madikeri and keen to see every attraction within the town. Madikeri is the headquarter of the district and old town from king’s era, many tourist interest structures built in Raja’s period.

  • Raja’s Seat: A Garden on the top of the peak, best scenery visible from here, a famous attraction in Madikeri.
  • Madikeri Fort and Palace: An old structure, this fort was used by kings, and now home to government offices.
  • Omkareshwara Temple: A temple belongs to God Shiva on the large space with large water tank from of it, the tank filled by Fishes which maintained by temple authority.
  • Gaddige – Raja’s Tomb: A Tomb of king Lingarajendra, Rudrappa (A royal priest), a historical structure which built in Indo-scenic style, and is the visited by many tourists.

Tourist Places to Visit around Madikeri Town

  • Mandalpatti: Located about 24 km from Madikeri through Abbey falls road, is the mountain range, awesome scenery visible here in summer, not good visibility in Rainy and winter season.
  • Nalknad Palace: It was a refuge of Kings, now managed by the government of Karnataka, good tourist attraction who loves history.
  • Igguthappa Temple: A famous temple of Kodava people, located within the beautiful surrounding, it is one of the major temples in Coorg district.
  • Bhagamandala: Famous temple and Pilgrimage site, located about 35 km’s from Madikeri, is must visit places.
  • Talakaveri: A temple located on highland within beautiful surroundings, You can see beautiful mountains ranges from Brahmagiri Peak (A peak adjacent to Talakaveri Temple).

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.

Trekking

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.

Trekking Destination Coorg
Photo by sandeepachetan via Flickr

Rafting

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.
River rafting Coorg

Shopping

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.
Spices Wine Coorg

Pilgrimage

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.
Talakaveri - A Pilgrimage Site

Plantations

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.
Coffee Plant

View Points

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.

Raja's seat View Point
Photo by harry thevi via Flickr

Wildlife

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.
Wildlife Coorg

Waterfalls

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.
Irupu waterfalls

How to Reach – Road, Train, Airline

Location: Coorg District, Karnataka State, India, Asia
Coordinates: 12°25′15″N 75°44′23″E

By Road

Coorg is well connected by KSRTC and Private Buses from all over Karnataka and neighbor states, below given distances are measured from the border of Coorg district.

  • 255 kms (158 miles) or 5 hours drive from Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka state of India
  • 118 kms (73 miles) or 2 hours drive from Mysore (Mysuru), the heritage city of South India
  • 108 kms from Mangalore or 2 h 17 min drive
  • 109 kms from Hassan or 2 hour 38 min drive via Hassan-periyapatna road and SH 91
  • 592 kms (368 miles) or 10 hours drive from Chennai, the gateway city of South India
  • 2324 kms (1444 miles) from New Delhi, the capital city of India

KSRTC Bus Timings of Coorg

By Air

Kodagu does not have Airport or Air transportation facility, tourists should choose nearest Airport to visit Coorg.

Nearest Airports:

  • Mangalore international Airport, 108 kms (2.5 hours drive)
  • Bangalore International Airport, 255 kms (5 hours drive)

By Train

Kodagu is not connected with Train, there are many train stations around the district particularly from Mangalore, Mysore, Bangalore, and Hassan.
Nearest Railway Stations:

  • Subramanya Road Railway Station (12 kms from Sumbramanya), Subramanya approximately 60 kms from Coorg.
  • Other train stations in Mysore, Hassan, Mangalore & Tellicheri (In Kerala)

List of Waterfalls in Coorg District

Coorg is the Hill Station and part of Western Ghats ranges, everyone knows what kind of climate is there and nature embrace the land in Coorg that’s why this place is visited by millions of tourists. Many of the waterfalls in Coorg district originates by the small streams and local rivers. Enjoy the waterfalls when enough water flows commonly in the season of monsoon. In Coorg, few waterfalls are famous and reachable easily, rest of the waterfalls are located in the remote areas that need to walk within the narrow and slippery ways. The list of waterfalls below are located in Coorg district and details of respective waterfalls are explained.

There are many tiny rivers and streams which create waterfalls naturally in remote places of Coorg district. There are many streams and small rivers which originates from highlands of the Western Ghats ranges. The Waterfalls here are not easily accessible by vehicle and even by walk as many waterfalls located within dense forest, valleys, peaks range. Interestingly, many waterfalls flow throughout the year and to experience the waterfalls beauty better to visit during the rainy season.

Main Waterfalls

  • Abbey Falls: 6.3 kms from Madikeri, accessible easily from Madikeri town, and need to walk a half mile to reach there.
  • Irupu Falls: 48 kms from Virajpet, the falls originate from Lakshmana thirtha river which flows from the Brahma Giri range.
  • Mallalli Falls: 22 kms from Somwarpet, waterfalls in the Pushpagiri range, a largest and highest waterfall in Coorg.
  • Chelavara Falls: 22 kms from Madikeri, within the plantation, need to trek to reach there, best to visit in monsoon.

Other small Waterfalls

  • Burude falls
  • Napandapole Falls
  • Devarakoli Falls
  • Todikana Falls
  • Kabbe falls
  • Unchalli falls

St Anne’s Church Virajpet

One of the oldest Church in India which was built in 1792 and stands as a symbol of Coorg’s secular tradition, the church is in the European and Gothic style architect, interiors and statues decorated from the bible.

Photo by Bishancm via wikipedia

Once the church was entirely destroyed in 1811 and completely reconstructed in 1868, it is 180 feet high which resembles a giant candle, Father Gullivan was took supervision for the whole construction of the Church. The Church has two ancient massive bells still working and in use till date, the church was renovated recently in the year 2014.

KSRTC Bus Timings from Madikeri to Puttur

Puttur is the town in Dakshina Kannada District which can be accessible via Mangalore to Madikeri Road, it is located 87 km from Madikeri Town which on NH275, roughly 1 hour and 47 minutes ride, there are some Buses offered through this route, the list given below to refer the route.

1 h 47 min (87.2 km) via NH275

Madikeri to Puttur

Madikeri to Puttur
(via Sulya)
8 Express
8.15 Express
9.45 Express
10 Express
12 Express
13.3 Express
14 Express
14.15 Express
14.45 Express
16.15 Express
16.45 Express
17.15 Express
17.15 Express

KSRTC Bus Timings from Madikeri to Mysore

Mysore is one of the nearest main city to Madikeri, it is around 117 km and around 2 h 30 min journey through Kushalnagar, Piriyapatna and Hunsoor. Road between Madikeri and Mysore completely well maintained and pass through Mangalore and Mysore Highway.

2 h 31 min (117.9 km) via Kushalnagar, Piriyapatna, Hunsoor

Madikeri to Mysore
Source: Google Map
Madikeri to Mysore
(via Kushalnagar, Piriyapatna, Hunsoor)
5.00 Express
5.30 Express
6.00 Express
6.15 Express
6.30 Express
6.45 Express
7.00 Airavath
7.15 Express
7.30 Express
7.45 Express
8.00 Express
8.15 Express
8.30 Express
9.00 Express
9.15 Rajahamsa
9.45 Express
10.00 Rajahamsa
10.15 Express
10.30 Express
10.45 Express
11.00 Express
11.15 Express
11.30 Express
11.45 Express
12.15 Express
12.30 Rajahamsa
12.45 Express
13.00 Airavath
13.30-14.01 Rajahamsa
13.45 Rajahamasa
14.15 Express
15.00 Express
15.15 Airavath
15.45 Express
16.00 Express
16.00 Airavath
16.15 Express
16.45 Express
17.15 Express
17.45 Express
18.00 Express
18.15 Express
18.30 Rajahamsa
19.00 Express
19.45 Airavath
20.15 Express
20.45 Express
21.15 Express
22.30 Express
23.00 Rajahamsa

KSRTC Bus Timings from Madikeri to Mangalore

Mangalore is around 137 km from Madikeri via Sullia and Puttur, it is about 3 hour journey to reach there, the road between Mangalore and Madikeri well maintained and some road construction around Sullia and Puttur still in progress. There are many buses to Mangalore on the time which prepared by the KSRTC professionals. The Bus Timings are given below.

3 h 52 (137.9 km) via Sullia, Puttur)

Madikeri to Mangalore
Source: Google Map
Madikeri to Mangalore
(via Sullia, Puttur)
5.30 Express
6.00 Express
6.15 Express
6.30 Express
6.45 Express
7.00 Express
7.45 Airavath
8.15 Express
8.30 Express
8.45 Express
9.00 Express
9.15 Rajahamsa
10.30 Express
11.00 Express
11.30. Express
12.00 Express
12.45 Airavata
13.45 Rajahamasa
14.15 Rajahamsa
15.15 Rajahamsa
15.45 Rajahamasa
16.00 Airavata
17.30 Express
18.45 Airavath
19.00 Express
20.30 Express
21.45 Express
23.30 Rajahamasa
23.55 Rajahamsa

KSRTC Bus Timing from Madikeri to Bangalore

Bangalore center and main of city is 267 km from Madikeri and roughly 5 hours ride by car and around 7 hours journey by Bus, the below list to get the information of timing of KSRTC buses to Bangalore City from Madikeri.

4 h 53 min (by Car, Driving own), 267.9 km via NH 48

Madikeri to Bangalore
Source: Google Map
Madikeri – Bangalore
(via Mysore)
5.00 Express
5.30 Express
6.00 Express
6.15 Express
6.30 Express
6.45 Express
7.00 Express
7.00 Airavath
7.45 Express
8.00 Express
8.30 Express
9.00 Express
10.00 Express
10.00 Rajahamsa
10.15 Express
10.30 Express
10.45 Express
10.45 Express
11.30 Express
12.30 Rajahamsa
13.00 Airavath
13.30 Rajahamsa
14.01 Rajahamsa
14.15 Express
14.30 Express
15.00 Express
15.45 Express
16.00 Airavath
20.15 Express
21.00 Express
21.15 Express
21.30 Express
22.00 Rajahamsa
23.00 Rajahamsa
Madikeri – Bangalore
(via Virajpet)
5.30 Margodu Express
6.00 Express
6.30 Express
9.45 Express
13.35 Express
19.00 Napoklu Express
21.30 Express
21.50 Airavath
Madikeri – Bangalore
(via Somwarpet)
5.15 Express
6.00 Express
7.45 Express
8.00 Express
8.30 Express
9.30 Express
11.15 Rajahamsa
20.01 Rajahamsa
Madikeri – Bangalore
(via-konnanoor, Chennarayapatna)
9.00 Express
21.01 Express