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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Coorg Hill Station (Madikeri)

Coorg, also known as Madikeri (Kodagu), is a Hill station in the Western Ghats, best known for it's Coffee Plantations and Tala Cauvery (the origin of the river Cauvery). The drive from Chennai to Coorg is around 590 Km thro' Vellore, Krishnagiri, Hosur, Bangalore, Mandya, Mysore. Tho' there is not much tourist sopts within Madikeri, there are some nice enjoyable places, worth a bit of driving in different directions around Madikeri.

Raja's Seat is the most famous tourist spot within Madikeri and an awesome place to spend the evenings enjoying the sunset and procastinating time, sitting at the lawn garden gazing the beauty of the Western Ghats, as the Raja did during the historical period.

Abbey Falls, a scenic, photogenic Falls not suitable for bathing is within Madikeri town limits. The view of the Western ghats en route to the Falls is amazing.
The Dubare Elephant Camp is a good place to go for a Elephant ride and get engaged in activities like bathing & feeding them. The camp is located on the banks of the river Cauvery, which also has river rafting activities (most enjoyable in June, July during monsoon, when the river is almost full).

Nisargradhama is an island formed by the river Cauvery, with a Hanging bridge, Deer Park & Elephant ride inside the park.For plant lovers, there is a good Nursery near the entrance selling different varieties of plants at reasonable price.

Bylakuppe is one of the largest Tibetian settlements in South India, known for its huge Golden Temple, housing the 3 photogenic Golden Buddha statues. The temple has a shopping square, where a collection of Chinese Feng Shui items & toys are sold.

The Iruppu Falls is en route, near to Nagarhole, with a pretty long and steep trek to the falls from the entry point. One should take the Hunsur / Virajpet route from Madikeri to this Falls and the Wild Life Sanctuary.

Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, a drive of around 100 Km from Madikeri, has a good number of fauna including Elephant, Deer, Sambhar Deer, Bison, Peacock, Wild Boar, Fox, Tiger & Cheetah. There is a high probability for sighting Deers, Elephants & Bisons and should be lucky to see the others. The last Safari vehicle leaves for the forest by 5:30 PM.

Coorg as a whole is a silent place to relax and enjoy at a mid level altitude, in the right season !!!
The places of interest, in and around Madikeri (the main town) would be:

Madikeri:
  • Raja's Seat 



  •  Abbey Falls 

Khushal Nagar Route:
  • The Golden Temple (Tibetian Monastry), Bylakuppe 


  • Nisargradhama




  • Dubare Elephant Camp





  • Harangi Reservoir


Virajpet Route:
  • Iruppu Falls
  • Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary












Mandalpatti Route:
  • Mallalli Falls
  • Pushpagiri Trekking
Tala Cauvery Route:
  • Tala Cauvery

Western Ghats Views



Mysore - Madikeri Road


Coffee Plantations



5 comments:

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  2. Very beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. Also known as Kodagu and nicknamed as the "Kashmir of South", Coorg (Kodagu) is one of the precious gems in Karnataka's crown. Located in the Western Ghats of south-western Karnataka, it can be pictured thus: miles of undulating topography carpeted in green covered with a misty veil, thickets of bamboo, sandalwood and rosewood forests. Check out all best places to visit in Coorg also.

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  3. Wow! very nice post about your trip to Madikeri. Loved reading this post. pictures were awesome and that inspires me to visit this place. Actually I was looking for best place to visit during vacation. Finally i found best place in your blog, thanks for sharing this wonderful blog. Want explore the same then book your bus tickets in Online Bus Ticket Booking portal.

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  4. Thanks for the blog. Alappuzha is best place to visit in india. Boat House Alleppey is the main attraction there. Must Vist. You will definitely like

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  5. Wonderful Photography. Appreciate the efforts. Really so good to watch. Thank you very much. Bangalore to Coorg Online Cab Booking

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