Thursday, July 17, 2008

Coorg

Coorg or Kodagu(originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'.Coorg is one of the major tourist attraction in south india.Madikeri the district headquarters of kodagu is about 130kms from Mangalore and about 260kms from Bangalore.Coorg is on the Western Ghats. Set amidst verdant valleys, imposing mountains and teak wood forests, this is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can visit.For the adventurous at heart, it is an absolute treat. There are trekking, golfing and angling options available



Nisargadhama:

Cauvery Nisargadhama is situated about 36 kms from Madikeri. It is an island in the middle of the river connected by a rope bridge. You can do boating or go for elephant rides as well as visit the elephant training camp run by the Forest Department at Dubare


Abey falls:
One of the major attraction for the tourist who visit coorg is the abey falls which is about 8kms from madikkeri.Even during the summer there is plenty of water in these falls. The roar of the falls can be heard from the main road, from where a path goes through to the falls.The falls can be clearly observed from a hanging bridge.It is about 70 feet



Talakaveri: the place where the River Kaveri originates. The temple on the riverbanks here is dedicated to lord Brahma.

Nagarahole: which is a national park which can be seen on the way to kerala

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


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



How to reach Coorg:
Closest Airport: Bangalore (260 km), Mangalore (135 km)
Closest Railway Station: Mysore (146 km)
Road: The Mysore - Mangalore highway (NH48) passes through Kodagu. The district headquarters Madikeri (Mercara), is 260 km from Bangalore and 120 km from Mysore. The distance from Mangalore is 136 km and from Cannanore and Tellicherry, it is about 115 km