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Madikeri - Coorg Hill Station

Coorg was previous name of the Kodagu district. Madikeri is head quarters of the Coorg distric. It is one of the most affluent hill stations in Karnataka. Located among the lush greeneries of the Western Ghats, Coorg offers unequal luxurious vacation period to its guests with its natural splendor and exotic scenic environment. Coorg is praised as the 'Scotland of India' because of the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station at an altitude in the range of 3500 ft above sea level. Dense teak wood forests, lush green valleys, breathtaking coffee plantations, undulated challenging mountain ranges and gushing waterfalls to make Coorg an exquisite location for the tourist seeking natural scenic spots and challenging treks.

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Tourist Attractions

  • A beautiful coffee town, hill station, spiritual centre
  • Attractive for tourist with its cool and misty weather
  • The hills, mist, valleys, streams... everything exites a visitor
  • The waterfalls, coffee plantations, rare flora and fauna

Sightseeing in Coorg

  • At Madikeri Town-
    1. Raja's seat
    2. Raja's palace
    3. Omkareshwara temple
  • Madikeri to Tala Cavery Direction
    1. Bhagamandala Temple - 36km
    2. Talacauvery - 44 km
    3. Brahmagiri hills - 45 km
  • Madikeri to Bylakuppe Direction
    1. Kaveri Nisargadhama - 28 km
    2. Dubare Elephant Camp - 36 km
    3. Golden Temple - 34 km
    4. Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement - 35 km
  • Madikeri to Irrupu waterfalls Direction-
    1. Polibetta peak - 40km
    2. Irpu waterfalls - 80 km
  • Madikeri to Pushpagiri Direction
    1. Abbi Waterfalls - 6 km
    2. Mandalapatti Hills - 18 km
    3. Mallalli Waterfalls - 60
    4. Pushpagiri Peak - 63 km
    5. Kumara Parvatha peak - 64 km
    6. Harangi Dam - 33 km
    7. Somvarpet Coffee Plantations - 39 km
  • Madikeri to Chelavara falls Direction
    1. Nalknad Palace - 35 km
    2. Thadiyandamol Betta - 41 km
    3. Chelavara Waterfalls - 40 km

Where is Coorg

Coorg hill town is located in Madikeri Taluk, Kodagu district of Karnataka state, India - 571201

How to Reach

  • Distance From: Mysuru - 118 km, Hassan - 103 km, Mangaluru - 138 km, Bengaluru - 250 km, Iritty - 73 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore, Bangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Madikeri
  • Nearest Railway Station: Hassan, Mysore
  • Transport: Coorg is well connected by road. Frequent buses are available from different parts within the state as well as neighbouring states.

Where to Stay

Hotels and Resorts in Coorg range from budget to 5 star with all the facilities.

What to Eat

  • Akki Rotti is a rice based roti item. Is made of rice flour salt and water. Akki rotti is most popular breakfast item used in Karnataka State. But the Akki Rotti preparation in coorg is the unique one.
  • Noolu Puttu is the popular noodles kind of rice based breakfast item used in coorg. Noolu in South Indian languages means a thread.
  • Kadumbuttu is also the round shaped rice based breakfast item.
  • Pandi Kari (Pork Gravy) is the traditional gravy in Madikeri. Kodava's are specialist in preparing the Pandi Kari. It is the most frequently and widely prepared gravy throughout the Coorg. Non-Vegetarians should not miss the taste of the Pandi Kari here.
  • And local fresh Coffee...!!


  • locally grown coffee is a must buy here
  • The Friday Market at Madikeri is a place to head out to. Here is where you can get your hands on some fresh local spices such as pepper, nutmeg and cardamom.
  • The shopping center at Kushal Nagar is another excellent place for browsing and bargaining for Tibetan artifacts. Known for its unique drape with pleats at the back.
  • the Coorg silk sari is an item of clothing you can find at almost all sari shops in the region.

Best Season & Time to Visit

There will be a high rainfall in Coorg during monsoon. It becomes tough to cover all the places and river rafting. So be prepared the rain if you are a monsoon time tourist.

Things to Take Care

It is better to hire cabs on tour basis rather than per km basis.

Guide is must for most of the trekkings.

Visiting Places nearby Coorg

Coorg Tourist Map

Here is the tourist map of Madikeri hill station and Coorg District. You will get complete picture of tourist places explained above so that you can have a perfect plan to visit.