In the Land of Kodavas…A Road Trip To Coorg

Coorg / Kodagu is situated in southwestern Karnataka INDIA and is home to the native speakers of Kodava language.Madikeri /Mercara is the headquarters of the Kodagu/ Coorg District.Coorg district is famous for its coffee estates and its misty mountains.

The places covered in this video are Dubare – Elephant Camp- Coorg ,Kaveri Nisargadhama, Raja’s seat Madikeri, Mandalpatti hills,Golden temple Bylakuppe etc

Dubare – Elephant Camp- Coorg :- This is 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.The main attraction here is the river rafting or White Water Rafting. We can experience the real White Water Rafting on a 7 km stretch .

Kaveri Nisargadhama: is a 64-acreisland with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees island formed and surrounded by river Kaveri. It is approximately 3 km from Kushalanagara town in coorg. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge.Its a must place to visit in coorg trip.

Raja’s seat offers a panoramic view of the whole of Coorg hills. Apparently, erstwhile kings of Mysore would come to this place to rest and view the Coorg hills. Every evening, musical fountain is played to the tunes of popular kannada and hindi numbers.

Bhagmandala is a confluence of three rivers and is considered a sacred place. It is at a distance of 38km from Madikeri.

The Mandalpatti hills in coorg are one of the best trekking spots in Coorg. Mandalpatti hills are located around 30 km from Madikeri town in Coorg.Its an absolutely scenic place in Coorg.

Buddhist Namdroling Monastery and Golden Temple at Bylakuppe near Coorg. Bylakuppe is a Tibetian Refugee settlement in Kodagu

Talakaveri / Talacauvery : River Kaveri which is one of the 7 sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus of the Hindu scriptures, originated at a place is called Talakaveri (head of Cauvery) in the Brahmagiri hills, at about 4,500 ft above sea level. This place is marked by a tirtha kundike or Brahma kundike (small spring/pond) from where the river emerges as a small perennial spring, but flows underground again to emerge a short distance away. It is about 48 km from Madikeri, Coorg.

Major Resorts and Hotels in Coorg are :Orange County Coorg ,Misty Mercara , Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley Resort etc . There are also very good homestays in coorg situated away from the main town (Madikeri) and are best suited to people who prefer nature over traditional sightseeing . Bangalore Coorg distance is around 250 km