Coorg , Karnataka

Description

Coorg is a mountaineous district located in south of india, known for its beautiful scenery and hospitable people. 

The forests open up to acres upon acres of lush green coffee plants and carefully manicured hedges. The road continue to wind up the hills, providing with brief glances at the paddy fields nested in the valleys that are abundant with trees. Vibrantly colored roses, bougainvilleas and marigolds surround the clusters of red- tiled and white washed houses.

Places to visit

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Raja's Seat

Raja’s Seat in the town of Madikeri is where the kings would sit and watch the sunsets with their consorts. This is considered one of South India’s most scenic locations. The view from Raja’s Seat is breathtaking as you gaze upon the green valleys and towering hills. 


Abbey Falls

Coorg’s most popular waterfall is a 5  km drive from the main town.


Gaddige

Gaddige,  Rajas’ tombs or the tombs of Dodda Virarjendra & Lingarajendra II  is a significant historical monument in Coorg. The royal tombs provide a commanding view of the entire town. In 1820, the tomb of Lingarajendra was built. Even the bars of the windows are made of fine brass and adorned with beautiful engravings.


Talacauvery & Bhagamandala

Every year, at a predetermined time, water gushes out from a small pond at Talacauvery, the birthplace of river Cauvery. Talacauvery is located 44 km from Madikeri, on the slopes of Brahmagiri Hill. Besides being a pilgrimage center, Talacauvery is known for its natural beauty.


Cauvery Nisargadhama

Nisargadhama is a beautiful island off the state highway, two km from Kushalanagar town and 28 km from Madikeri. The 64-acre island, surrounded by the Cauvery river, can be accessed by walking across a hanging bridge. Its breathtaking beautiful surrounding are lush with thick foliage of bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees.


Byle Kuppe

Bylekuppe near Kushalanagar is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in south India. It has several monasteries and the prominent among these are the Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey and the Namdroling monastery.

The gold-coated Buddhist statues in the monastery are imposing and unique, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetans.


Dubare Reserve Forest & Elphant Camp

This is another scenic spot located 15 km from Kushalnagar famous for its elephant training camp.   It is also an ideal place for angling in the swirling waters of the Cauvery. 


Omkareshwara Temple

The Omkareshwara Temple was established in 1820 by Lingarajendra II with Mumammadan style architecture, which featured a center dome and four corners with turrets.

The Omkareshwara Temple has a Linga near the door of the entrance. The history of the temple was inscribed by the king on a plate made of copper that is hanging at the frame of the door to the temple entrance.


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