If you love nature, adventure and solitude then Coorg is the place to be. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats, with its undulating rolling hills, acres of greens, thick forests, streams, waterfalls, and cool environs; Coorg is a honeymooner’s dream destination. What all you can think off in your romantic dream destination, Coorg will exceed all that. This small town is the centre for coffee and spice productions and the lush-green plantations impart a special character to this area. The region is also known for its unique Kodagu culture and its sumptuous cuisine.
There are a number of must-visit tourist attractions in Coorg that will take your breath away with their sheer beauty. Abbey Falls, located at 7 km from the main town Madikeri, are one of the most popular tourist spots in Coorg. The falls are located on River Kaveri, which plunges from a height of 21 meter and offers a splendid sight. Namdroling Monastery is another spectacular tourist spot of the town. The highlight of the monastery is the three 18m-high gold-plated Buddha statues. Dubare Reserve Forest is an excellent place to watch elephants in their natural habitat. You can go on wildlife safari or watch elephants in different states of bathing, eating, or just being themselves.
If you enjoy the rush of adrenaline and want to try your hands at adventure activities, then Coorg offers plenty of options. Experience MicroLight Flying that offers a ‘wind in your face’ adventure, in a two-seater open plane, that takes you to an altitude of 3500 ft. You can also do Kayaking and Canoeing in Kaveri River. If you are interested in biking then there are plenty of options, such as quad biking and mountain biking.
Abbey Falls in Coorg
Coorg is a trekker’s paradise. There are a number of treks, which pass through coffee plantations, lush green jungles, and offer breathtaking views. The most popular trekking options are the Thadiyandamol trek and the Kottabetta trek. Thadiyandamol, at 5730 ft, is the highest peak to Coorg. The way to the peak involves 3.5 hr trek through thick rainforest. Kottabetta is the third highest peak of Coorg and is located at an altitude of 5315 ft. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at the peak.
Coffee plantations are one of the USPs of Coorg and the best way to enjoy them is through homestays and resorts that are located amidst these plantations. These resorts offer guided treks, plantation tours, nature walks and bird watching experience.
While on a visit to Coorg don’t forget to try the authentic Coorgi cuisine. It will make you aware of the fact that the south Indian food is much more than idlis and dosas. Some of the must-try dishes are: pandi (pork) curry, appam and akki roti.
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