Best places to visit in Coorg Karnataka

Are you willing to spend your upcoming holidays in the company of nature? If you are looking for a picturesque place in India, full of greenery, waterfalls and eye-catching scenic views then Coorg is the best place for you. Here are the details on best places to visit in Coorg Karnataka.

This beautiful place is covered with hazy mountains and you can enjoy the view of coffee plantations everywhere in Coorg. Wildlife sanctuaries in can mesmerize you and your little ones. So sooth your eyes by visiting this amazing place and find out why this destination is called as 'The Scotland of India'! Here is a list of some 'Must to visit' places in Coorg which will help you to make your tour more comfortable.

How to reach Coorg

It is one of the important places in the Western Ghats in Karnataka state. If you prefer to go by rail then Mysore is the nearest railway station about 120 km's from Coorg. If you wish to fly to the destination then Mangalore International Airport is about 160 km's away from Coorg. You can also reach Coorg by KSRTC buses which start from Mysore, Mangalore, Bangalore and other important cities in Karnataka.

Best season to visit
Coorg is a wonderful place to visit and if you are planning to visit this hill station then November to March is the best time to go as the weather remains very fresh and pleasant. Also, this is the time of the harvest festival where you can enjoy the traditional and delicious recipes.

Best places to visit in Coorg

Abbey Falls

Abbey falls is one of the most famous places in Coorg. It is placed just 1 km away from the small town of Madikeri. This beautiful place is positioned between coffee plantations and Spice Estates. This is the place where the River Kaveri pours down on rocks and takes a face of an amazing waterfall. Every year number of tourists and nature lovers visit Abbey falls to enjoy the company of greenery and cool droplets of water. The place is more enjoyable and safe after monsoon in the
months of November and December.

Brahmagiri peak

If you love trekking, then this is the ideal place for you. Brahmagiri Peak is a wonderful spot full of woods and hazy hill tops. During your trek, you can enjoy the company of vibrant flowers and dazzling brooks of clean and cool water. The spot has a Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot Lion-tailed Macaque, Jungle cats, spotted deer, Nilgiri Langur, and Giant Flying Squirrel etc. if you are a true nature lover then this is the best option for you to visit in Coorg.

Iruppu falls

This beautiful place is loved by many tourists. The mesmerizing experience of the place is worth to remember for years. The river Lakshmana Tirtha flows through the beautiful green mountains and throws itself as waterfalls from nearly 60 feet. The surrounding greenery, pleasant weather and the garrulous sound of water will not allow to you stay away from this place.

Nagarhole National Park

The wildlife lovers will be amazed by the beauty of Nagarhole National Park. It is another famous place in oorg that attracts many tourists throughout the year. The place is actually a dense jungle but for the tourism purpose, open sight lines are made available along the river bank from where you can watch a variety of animals and nearly 270 different types of birds. The best time to visit this place which brings you close to wildlife is in the months of April and May or from the months between November to February.

Dubare Elephant Camp

This is another fantastic place for animal lovers where you can be friendly with the gigantic elephants at the Dubare Elephant Camp. Nearly 150 elephants are settled in the camp and you get a chance to know many things about this huge animal. The routine of the animal like how they are given a bath, how they are fed and how they are provided training by their trainers called Mahouts is an interesting part of watching. You can also take a ride on the Cauvery River and enjoy the view of Crocodiles, wild dogs, sloth bears, gaur and beautiful peacocks over there. Overall you spend a wonderful time with nature and animals.

Raja's seat

The place is located in Madikeri and famous as one of the most picturesque places in Coorg. It is the most eye-catching place where you can visit a sunset point. Reaching the place gifts you a spectacular view of magnificent valleys and neighboring hills. The tourists get hypnotize by the view of the wonderful garden of seasonal flowers and musical fountains. If you really wish to enjoy the beauty of the spot then reach there early in the morning or at the evening.


If you are fond of visiting cultural places then Bylakuppe is the best place to visit in Coorg. Here you can visit the second Biggest Tibetan Settlement in India. The major attraction of this place is the Goldern Temple or Namdroling Monastery connected to the rich Tibetan Style of Architecture. Tibetan New year, Losar is celebrated with huge pomp and show here. This festival season is the best time to visit the place in Coorg.

Mandalpatti view point

Another trekking spot for the nature lovers visiting Coorg is Mandalpatti! The scenic beauty of the spot wins the attention of the visitors at its best. If you are interested in adventurous activities then you must visit Mandalpatti viewpoint. While you climb up to the Mandalpatti viewpoint you can enjoy the beautiful view of Makkandur route. Just you need to remember is to carry your water bottles before you start.


Chettalli is a small and beautiful village in Madikeri – Siddapur Road. It is a beautiful place surrounded by hazy hills and eternal greenery everywhere. So if you are bored with the polluted city life then it is the best place to get relaxed and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Cauvery Nisargadhama

It is a breathtakingly beautiful island, just 28 km away from Madikeri encircled by bamboo groves along with sandalwood and teak trees. The most enjoyable thing you can do is to stay in the treetop bamboo cottages here. You can also enjoy the elephant rides and boat on the river side.


Guest Author: Danush19 Jul 2016

Abbey falls is a small, but beautiful places to visit in Coorg. Walking through coffee plantation towards Abbey is an awesome experience.

Guest Author: Satish19 Sep 2016

Coorg is the most exciting tourist place in Karnataka. Every time I go there, I feel like I am in a different world. If you are going with family, it is the best time to rebond with them. Try a group trip with your relatives. That will be an unforgettable experience in Coorg.

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