Things to do in Coorg

The surreal province of Coorg is frequented by tourists and holidaymakers for its amazing county estates, nature’s bliss, historic architectures, and unexplored wildlife experiences. Amongst the many things to do in Coorg is to walk through the meadows and canopy of trees to practically experience the abundance of nature.

There are quite a few points of interests around Coorg. You would be amazed to know that Coorg is the place for the famous Namdroling monastery, situated about 6 kms from the town of Kushalnagar. It is a Tibetan monastery and is famed as the Golden temple of Buddhists. The larger than life Buddha statues and the historically critical paintings make the monastery a sight to behold. It is worth spending some quality time in absolute silence.

Make a visit to the Abbey Falls, a part of the river Kaveri, and experience the rush of water especially during the monsoons. You would be amazed to know that the falls is located between a private coffee and spice estates with intertwined trees and pepper vines. The thicket of trees and the estate makes it a perfect picnic spot, but make it a point to carry your bags and leave no plastic. Next spot on your list of places to visit in Coorg can be Talacauvery, the place of origin for the Cauvery River and surrounded by Brahmagiri Hills is a true nature’s paradise and a sight to behold.

Unexplored but an absolute treat for wildlife lover is the Nagarhole National Park. While planning your Coorg holidays, one of the things to do is to plan a night at Kutta in Coorg district and visit the Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve. Except for the monsoons, the park is open throughout the year. So, plan a Safari and witness the expanse of nature – birds, animals, reptiles and if lucky Tigers too.

Irrupu Falls, Burude Falls, HonnamanaKere Lake, and Mallalli Falls are some amazing water spots to check out on your trip. Another key attraction is the MadikeriFort built by Muddu Raja and rebuilt by Tipu Sultan. It is an important site to visit and see the architecture. If birdlife interests you, take a trip to Pushpagiri Sanctuary to check out some endangered species of birds.

You can even plan a trip to Somwarpet, a town in the northeast of Coorg and a major tourist attraction with Mallalli Falls and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the vicinity. Architecture, nature, sprawling estates, and unexplored wildlife sanctuaries; makes Coorg a perfect getaway from the city life.

Coorg is known for its hiking trails. Plan a trek to the Brahmagiri ranges of southern Coorg or climb the Tadiyandamol peak, which is the highest peak in Coorg.

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