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Coorg in Karnataka in South India is a beautiful hill resort. Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is famous for coffee plantations and the brave Kodava or Coorgi people who are a martial community. You can enjoy a holiday in the cool environs of Coorg in Karnataka, India, with Incredible India Holiday.
The district headquartes of Coorg is Maderi, a scenic town and very popular as a holiday destination with urban residents of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, who want to spend a pleasant weekend in a scenic hill resort. Madikeri is 252 kms from Bangalore and is situated at a height of 1525 m. Coorg was earlier known as Kodaimalenadu, which in the local language Kannada, means 'dense forest on a steep hill. You can enjoy seeing the dense forests and beautiful coffee plantations of Coorg with Incredible India Holiday.
Coorg is also known as the Scotland of India because of its hills, picturesque towns and mist-covered slopes. See the scenic beauty of the hill station of Coorg and its tourist attractions on your Incredible India Holiday.
Holiday Attractions in Coorg:
Madikeri Fort: Situated in the middle of Madikeri, this historic fort which was built in the 19th century, contains a museum, a prison, a chapel and a temple.
Raja's Seat: A beautiful viewpoint in Coorg, this hilltop offers stunning views of the surrounding forests and the view of the sunset is not to be missed. It is said that the kings of Coorg came to this viewpoint to see the panoramic view of their kingdom.
Nagarhole National Park: Located in Coorg, Nagarhole National Park is a Project Tiger reserve and is linked to Bandipur National Park. This wildlife sanctuary has a number of Gaur (Indian Bison) tigers, leopards, elephants and deer.
Talakaveri: Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri Hills, is the source of the river Kaveri. A perennial spring situated at a height of 4,500 ft is the beginning of this mighty river.
Iruppu Falls: These scenic waterfalls are situated on the Lakshmanatirtha River. The people of Coorg believe that bathing in the Iruppu Falls will wash ones sins away. On the Holy day of Shivarati, devotees come in large numbers to bathe in these falls.
Abbey Falls: Situated 8 Km from Madikeri, the beautiful Abbey Falls are a popular tourist attraction in the hill resort of Coorg. The surrounding cardamom and coffee plantations make the Abbey Falls locale a scenic locale, which has been featured in many movies made in Karnataka.
Enjoy seeing the scenic attractions of Coorg on holidays in Coorg with Incredible India Holiday.