Kodagu or coorg is the most beautiful place to be visited by the persons who are fond of nature. Tourists will never go home without visiting this place. For me, it is the place to be visited by all persons in India to know the real beauty of nature and many places, where I am ready to share the majestic places that should be visited in coorg. The beautiful nature just accomplished the coorg. If you wish to spend your holiday in a most beautiful place then I would recommend coorg as the first preference. Because it has all the things that relaxes a person mind and gives a calm feeling. The weather and green bed makes you feel that you are living in the middle of the forest. The fresh air and cool water makes you forget yourself and time too. Family members will love this place as it is covered with mountains and rivers. It can also be called as an educational tour to children. By visiting coorg, they came to know the culture, the beautiful ecological parks and awesome temples.
Geographical and climatic view
Coorg is exactly located on the highest peaks of eastern slopes of Western Ghats. Tadiandamol and Pushpagiri are the popular highest peaks. Coorg is the place where scenery, tradition as well as people love are coincided at one location. This is a rare spot and most wonderful tourism place too. Hassan district is in the north boundary, Dakshin Kannada district is in northwest, Mysore is in the east, Kannur in Kerala is located in the south west and Wayanad in south. Cauvery river is the major supply of water to Coorg. The branches of Cauvery takes the major portion of water supply to Coorg. The temperature in Coorg is always low some times it reaches during the summer season. The minimum temperature is 15°c and maximum temperature is 28°c during April and May. The coolest and rainy period in Coorg is July and August. Rainy season starts from June to November, Summer season duration commences from March to May and winter starts from December to February.
Coorg's eye catching nature and festivals
Coorg or Kodangu covers 4,104 sq. km filled with green lands and good people. It was a state till 1956, after that it was considered as a district of Karnataka. The most famous, largest and sacred river Cauvery originates from eastern side of Western Ghats. Eco tourism has been given more importance and protection of animals too. The thick forest is filled with different variety of trees that includes teak, sandal etc. The wildlife sanctuaries situated in Coorg are pushpagiri, Rajiv Gandhi National park, Brahmagiri and Talacauvery. The largest family tournament which has more than 300 family members from Kodava family and this event entered the Guinness World book of Records. Coorg's economy is mainly consists of forestry, eco-tourism, plantations and agriculture. Coffee is the most popular drink and coorg's coffee is the famous drink in many countries and more states in our country. Oranges, cocoa, rubber, pepper, cardamom are grown in Coorg.
History and People
Coorg was ruled by various kingdoms. South Indian Dynasties like The Cholas, The Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Kadambas, the Ganges, the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar Rayas. It were ruled by Mysore sultans in 18 th century and the Haleri King was taken place till coorg got the independence. After many struggle, A district place is given to Coorg. Kodavas are the major portion of the people living in Coorg. The other categories are Bhase Gowda, Keralites, Beary muslims, tribal groups like Kudiya, Airies, Kurubas and Yeravas. Kodavas are experts in martial arts and most of them are Hindu community, named Kodava Kshathriyas. Poleyas are workers and Kudavas are the land owners. More than one lakh people are under Kodava community.
Kodagu or Coorg's capital city is Madikeri. This place is fully filled with green beds and nature's beautiful landscapes with mountains and cool weather. The most pleasant place with fog surrounded on the top of the mountains. This place is called as the Scotland for the fantastic and unbelievable landscapes. In 1681, Muddu Raja, the King of the Haleri Dynasty established Madikeri.
The place where the most sacred river Cauvery is originated. The flow of this river can be seen in rainy season. People who visit Talacauveri takes a bath in the river during special occasions. Tourist take the holy water is taken from there to the residential places to protect the family members from ill circumstances. Talacauvery is exactly located near the Brahmagiri in Bhagamandala.
Tibetan Gold Temple
The second largest Tibetan temple is situated in Bylakoppa which is six kms away from Kushalnagar. The most famous budha vihar is present in this temple. The 40 ft height Gold coated Buddha statue attracts the tourist to visit this temple.
Nagarhole National Park
Rajiv Gandhi National Park is the other name of Nagarhole National Park. The wild animals and reptiles that are living in the national park are tiger, Jackel, Cheetah, elephant, deer, rock python, crocodiles etc. The waterfalls, enriched forest, and wonderful valleys are located in the park. The park covers 575 sq.kms of Coorg.
Nisargadhama is the heaven place that is filled with bamboo trees, sandal tress and teak trees. This place is a biological park in Kushalnagar which is located 95 kms from Mysore. Forest department provides many facilities to the tourist by providing cottages on the top of the bamboo trees or staying in the cottages near the place where a person enjoys the nature views. The Elephant ride gives a chance to see peacocks, rabbits, and deer. The boating ride inside the forest fulfils the dream of getting an adventure ride. A playground for the children makes them to forget the time and enjoy each and every moment of nature presence. A beautiful island that was made by the Cauvery branch where the nature enriched trees are grown. A rope bride interest more tourist to take a trip to that island. The dangerous streams are highly restricted and safe places are allowed for both elephant and boat rides.
Bamboo tree cottages
Dubare is the place that should be visited by the nature lovers. The adventurous trekking trail that covers most o the places that are near to the Dubare and the surrounding Islands. It is one the best locations for seeing the nature beauty. Dubare covers 11 acres and it is 18 kms away from Kushalnagar. The tourist attraction are elephant training camp for Dussehra festival, Harangi Dam, Nisargadhama, Veerabhoomi, Irrupa falls, and backwaters with tiny Isalnds are seen when a tourist takes a trekking trail.