Among the many hill stations of India, the Timeless Beauty Coorg--also called Kodagu (earlier Kodaimalenadu) which means "dense forest on steep hill"--enjoys a special place. Called the "Scotland of India", for its topographical resemblance to the place, Coorg is situated in Karnataka, on the Western Ghats.
Coorg--the name at once conjures up the image of a beautiful hotspot with misty and imposing hills, lush teak wood forests, acres and acres of verdant tea & coffee plantations, amazing orange groves, luxuriant valleys, and, of course, breathtaking views. But Coorg is much more: it´s also a place of some of the finest lip-smacking South Indian cuisines.
Though the entire Coorg is a great destination, there are some stunning hotspots that must not be missed while on a visit to this amazing place. These include, among others, Madikeri, Abi Falls, Irpu Falls, Kakkabe, Nagarhole National Park, and Little Tibet.
Madikeri is the district capital of Coorg and a beautiful place with great views. The Abi Falls and Irpu Falls are scenic waterfalls and wonderful picnic spots. Kakkabe is the leading honey producer in the Southeast Asia and much famous for the holy Igguthappa Temple that inspires the visitors to visit the destination from far off places.
The Nagarhole National Park is a fantastic wildlife sanctuary of south India and much famous for its excellent flora and fauna. And, the Little Tibet is a great place much renowned for its Tibetan populations, and, of course, the jaw-clinching fantastic Golden Temple.
Trekking, golfing, angling, and white water rafting are some of the thrilling outdoor activities that the visitors enjoy at Coorg.
Day 01: Madkeri
Arrival at Madikeri. Check into the hotel. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Madikeri Sightseeing
Visit Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort, Raja's Seat, Abbey Falls. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. Talakaveri at 4,500 sq. ft is the sacred source of the river Kaveri, at the base of the Brahmagiri peak. The peak is believed to be the seat of a special yagna performed by the Sapta Maharshis.
Bhagamandala is the confluence of the Kaveri, Kanika and the Sujyothi. Is a popular picnic spot, and site of the Nisargdhama temple.
Day 03: Madikeri - Bhagamandala- Talakaveri
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Talakaveri, en route Bhagamandala to visit Nisargadhama temple. Reach Talakaveri shrine.
Climb Brahmagiri peak (optional) - temple and splendid view of hills. Return to Madikeri. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Iruppu is sacred to the Hindus, and its waters are believed to be therapeutic. The Nagarhole National Park is 640 sq kms of lush tropical evergreen forest, swamps and streams, and teeming with wild life.
Day 04: Madikeri - Iruppu Falls - Nagarhole National Park
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Iruppu in South Kodagu in the Brahmagiri hills. Proceed to Nagarhole Bio Reserve for jungle safari. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Madikeri - Onward destination
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for onward destination.