Coorg, also famous as Kodagu is a rural district in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. It is the most affluent and beautiful hill station in Karnataka. Coorg is also popular as the Scotland of India and is mainly known for its hospitality of people and beautiful scenery. Coorg attracts travelers from all over the world with its verdant landscapes, the blanket of coffee plantations and the blanket of peace which covers the entire town. Trekking in Coorg is an ultimate experience and Kumara Parvatha trek is the most challenging and toughest treks in South India. But it will definitely find the adventure at its best. | Best Sightseeing Places in Coorg | Popular Attractions of Coorg County |
Best Sightseeing Places in Coorg
The Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is located in the heart of the city of Madikeri town. This temple was built in 1741 by the king Lingarajendra II. The temple has a Mumammadan style of architecture with a dome in the center and four turrets at four corners. The specialty of the temple is that its unique construction reflects a mix of Gothic and Islamic styles. This temple is easily accessible from Madikeri town.
Raja’s Seat is a famous tourist attraction in the town of Madikeri. It is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. This garden is popular as it is located at a height which gives a bird’s eye view of the beautiful town of Madikeri. During ancient time, this place was used by the king to sit and admire nature’s beauty. Raja’s Seat also has a Gandhi Mantap to the left, that contains the remains of Mahatma Gandhi. It is an ideal tourist attraction for families to enjoy a serene environment and offers panoramic views of the surroundings.
Abbey Falls also known as Abbi Falls is located just 10 km away from the nearest town of Madikeri. This scenic waterfall is set in the private coffee estate and is only accessible to tourists and travelers for a short walk inside the plantation. Abbey waterfall has two observation points. One is a broad platform to the side and the other is a hanging bridge which crosses a river that the cascade flows into. The water cascade coming down from the cliff comes from a height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene to behold.
Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park is a wildlife reserve situated in between two districts of Mysore and Kodagu in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The park was accorded the status of a National Park in 1983 and it encompasses the area of the Western Ghats and Deccan Plateau. The Brahmagiri hill range provides an enchanting backdrop to the park. Further, the Nagarhole ecosystem supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in south-east Asia.
Bylakuppe is a Tibetian settlement in India which was established in the year 1960 due to the political situation in Tibet and China. Bylakuppe houses are the second largest Tibetian settlement in India after Dharamshala which also have a charming compound with gardens all around it. There is also a Buddhist monastery in the region which was built up by refugees and people visit this monastery to worship the 40 ft long statues of Padmasambhava, Buddha, and Amitayus. Further, there are small stalls near the monasteries selling local souvenirs and handicrafts.