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
Note: The Distances are accurate which calculated using google map. The travel time is depending on the vehicle you travel.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(via Kushalnagar, Piriyapatna, Hunsoor)
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.
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