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Best Places to Visit in Coorg for 2 Days

Coorg, also known as Kodagu is a popular and beautiful coffee-producing hill station located in Karnataka. Coorg is totally covered with beautiful landscapes, greenery, coffee plantations, waterfalls, hills with misty clouds, and wildlife sanctuaries. This is the perfect tourist place in Karnataka to spend your weekend with your family and friends. Kodagu is basically Scotland of India. You can wake up to a mesmerizing view with freshly brewed coffee, the best thing on a weekend trip. This is the best tourist place in south India.

Some major Coorg attractions and sightseeing places are Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Raja’s Seat, Tadiandamol Peak, Barapole River, Kumara Parvatha Trek, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nishani Motte, Mallalli Falls, Kote Betta Hill, Burundi Falls, Chelavara Falls, Coffee Plantation Visit, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumara Parvatha Hill and many more. Some of the places you can visit near Coorg are Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet.

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Top tourist places to visit in Coorg/Kodagu:

#1. Abbey Falls:

  • Abbey falls also known as Abbi falls is just located just 4km away from the city center of Coorg, the best place to explore in Coorg.
  • Water falls from a height of 70 feet and joins the Kaveri river.
  • For people who are adventurous and nature lovers, this is paradise. You can walk around 200 steps from the entrance to the falls.
  • The path will take you through all the coffee plantations,  cardamom, pepper, and other spice plantations.
  • You can enjoy the view from the hanging bridge which is opposite the falls. Bathing and swimming are prohibited in the falls. But you can picnic and relax in the realm of this greenery nature.
  • As the fall is non-perennial, the best time to visit Abbey falls is July to October.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fees: Rs 15
    Parking Fee: Rs 10-15
  • Location: Abbey Falls Rd, Hebbettageri, Karnataka

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#2. Namdroling Monastery, Golden temple of Coorg

  • Namdroling Monastery which is also known as the Golden Temple of Coorg is the largest teaching center of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • This temple is a perfect example of Tibetan architecture and one of the best places to visit in Coorg.
  • There are many auxiliary structures like hospitals and education institutes with almost 5000 sangha committee members.
  • Temple has golden statues of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Sakyamuni, and Amityaus, which are nearly 40 feet height surrounded by beautiful paintings.
  • You get a peaceful vibe in the temple. Calm your mind and relax for some time.

  • Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fees: No entry fees
  • Location: Arlikumari, Bylakuppe, Karnataka

#3. Raja’s Seat

  • Raja’s Seat which is just 1km away from the city center, is popularly known for sunrise and sunset.
  • This is truly a paradise with a panoramic view covered fully with colorful flowering plants and artificial fountains.
  • Proper picnic spot to spend some quality time with family and friends with beautiful nature.
  • During sunset and sunrise, there is a fascinating view of the green valleys.
  • There is also a toy train for the children to play on.

  • Timings: Garden: 5:30 AM – 7:30 PM,
    Musical Fountain: Weekdays – 7:00 PM onwards, Weekends – 6:45 PM – 7:20 PM
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fees: Garden: Rs 5
    Toy Train: Rs 20
  • Location:  Raja Seat Road, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka

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#4. Madikeri Fort:

  • Madikeri Fort which was built in the 17th century by Mudduraja is one of the best places to visit in Coorg and also a popular sightseeing place of Coorg.
  • The main highlight of this fort is that the fort contains different cultures and traditions together that is it has a temple, prison, church, museum, and also a library.
  • Madikeri depicts the whole history of the Coorg.

  • Timings: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fees: No Entry Fees
  • Location: Madikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Coorg, Karnataka

#5. Omkareshwar Temple:

  • Omkareshwar Temple which was built in the 18th century by the king Lingarajendra is just 1k away from the city center of Coorg. The most famous religious and must place to visit is Coorg.
  • The highlight of this temple is it depicts both Gothic and Islamic architecture. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • There is a water tank in the temple that has freshwater with many fishes, where you can sit and spend some time with family and kids.

  • Timings:  6:30 AM to 12:00 PM and  5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Time Required: 1 hour
  • Entry Fees: No Entry Fees
  • Location: State Highway 88, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka

#6. Gaddige Raja’s Tomb:

  • Gaddige Raja’s Tomb which was built in the 18th century is just 1km away from the city center. There are three tombs, the center tomb was built for Kodava King Doddaveerarajendra and his wife Mahadeviamma.
  • The Raja’s tomb is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. This Tomb is a protected historical monument and also an archaeological site.
  • The best Coorg sightseeing place to spend time with family, kids, and friends.
  • On the top of the tomb, you can see the carvings of Nandhi, and Lor Shiva is worshipped.

  • Timings:  9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 2 per person
  • Location: Mahadevpet, Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka

Things to do in Coorg: 

  1. Play and have fun in the Dubare Elephant Camp
  2. River Rafting in Barapole River
  3. Try and enjoy the flavors and local cuisines of the Coorg
  4. Camp in Tandiandamol Peak
  5. Must take a tour and pick some Coffee beans from the coffee plantation estates
  6. Take a trek in green valleys
  7. Treat with some ayurvedic treatment and massage
  8. Do Fishing in the Cauvery River
  9. Boating in the Honnamma Kere lake
  10. Stay in the beautiful homestays

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is Coorg a good place to visit in May?

  • Yes, the best time to visit Coorg is April to May

2. How far is Madikeri from Coorg?

  • Coorg is just 24km far from Madikeri

3. What is famous in Coorg?

  • Coorg is famous for its coffee plantations

 

 

 

 

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