Coorg and Sightseeing


About Coorg

252 kms from Bangalore and 1525 m above sea level lies Madikeri,the district headquarters of Kodagu. Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this town has a lot to offer to the tourist. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Madikeri an unforgettable holiday destination.

Sight Seeing

Nalkanad Palace

Nalkanad Palace

Build by Dodda Veera Raja in 1794 famous for its painting and carvings.

Padi Igguthappa Temple

Padi Igguthappa Temple

Built in Kerala style, governs an important role in the traditional and cultural life of Coorgs.

Talakaveri

Talakaveri

River Kaveri which is one of the 7 sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus of the Hindu scriptures, originated at a place is called Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills, at about 4,500 ft above sea level. This place is marked by a 'kundike' from where the river emerges as a small perennial spring, but flows underground again to emerge a short distance away.

Raja's Seat

Raja's Seat

According to legend, the kings of Kodagu spent their evenings here. But what's unforgettable about Raja's seat is the spectacular sunset that one can enjoy from here

Iruppu Falls

Iruppu Falls

River Kaveri which is one of the 7 sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus of the Hindu scriptures, originated at a place is called Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills, at about 4,500 ft above sea level. This place is marked by a 'kundike' from where the river emerges as a small perennial spring, but flows underground again to emerge a short distance away.

Golden Temple

Golden Temple

Golden temple is in the Tibetan colony, where Tibetans keep their culture and heritage intact. Dalai Lama visits this temple to offer prayers occasionally.

Madikkeri Fort

Madikeri Fort

Originally built by Muddu Raja in 17 th Century. The British renovated the Palace inside the Fort.A church built in 1855 in fort premises now houses a museum.

Abbey Falls

Abbey Falls

70 feet height eye catching falls near Madikeri

Dubare

Dubare

This is mainly an elephant capturing and training camp of the Forest Department, at the edge of Dubare forest, on the bank of river Kaveri, on the Kushalnagar - Siddapur road.

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park

The place derives its name from the winding river - Nagarhole meaning "snake river" - which flows through the park. The 640 sq km of gently undulating terrain at the foothills of the Brahmagiri hills is covered with thick tropical forest, grassy swamps and numerous rivers and streams. The park and animal life is part of the country's first "bio-sphere reserve". One can be sure of seeing the bison, elephant, tiger, spotted deer, sambhar, barking deer, wild boar, mongoose, peakcock, jungle fowl and many other birds and animals.

Nisargadhama

Nisargadhama

Known for its calm, serene beauty, this place is an ideal picnic spot visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year.

Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam

Harangi Dam is a great picnic spot 36 kms from Madikeri.