Coorg Weather

Coorg Weather

Best time to Visit: September to March
Altitude: 1,525 m above sea-level
Summer Temperature: Minimum: 25oC; Maximum: 35oC
Winter Temperature: Minimum: 9oC; Maximum: 20oCCoorg (Kodagu) is a famous hill station nestled in the Western Ghats of the Sahyadri mountain range, in the state of Karnataka. It enjoys a very moderate climate throughout the year, which makes it a highly preferable holiday getaway for tourists from all parts of the world. Winters in Coorg are chilly but very pleasant. The maximum temperature during the winters is 20oC and the minimum temperature goes down to 15oC.

However, during the months of December, January and February, the temperature may fall down to a minimum of 9oC also. During summer season, the temperature might rise to a maximum of 35oC and goes down to a minimum of 25oC. The summer months are comparatively warmer, but the heat is welcoming, as is the case with most hill-stations. Monsoon acts the harbinger of resplendent greenery. With its onset in June, the whole place blooms in all its vivacity and fervor.Coorg experiences heavy rainfall during the months of June, July and August and these incessant showers make the weather cool, wet and humid. The beauty of its seasonal waterfalls can be best experienced during the months of July to September. During the months of April-May, the whole place is filled with the refreshing aroma of the coffee blossoms, with the blossom shower in March. Though the beauty of this place is enjoyable throughout the year, the best time to visit it is however between the months of September and March.

About Coorg

About Coorg

Originally known as Kodaimalenadu, Coorg (or Kodagu) is a little hill-station that covers an area of 4102 sq km. It is located on the Western Ghats of Karnataka, bordering the state of Kerala. With its breathtaking beauty and virginal atmosphere, it is a much-favored destination from travel and tourism point of view. The martial race of Coorgs (Kodavas), the largest local tribe of the place, with the chivalrous streak in their nature and gallantry, add to the rich culture and indigenous history of the place. This beautiful land of the “Kodavas” is famous as “The Land of Warriors”.

With its verdant valleys, sleepy hills, serpentine streets, scintillating mountains and its mystic air, its unsurpassed beauty is also heightened by acres and acres of tea and coffee plantations that stretches across the place. Lofty teakwood and sandalwood trees abound the place and enhance its grandeur manifold. Coorg is even termed as the “Orange Country”, for its innumerable orange groves. With the rich and inviting aroma of coffee, sandalwood and oranges, Coorg provides a treat to your olfactory senses, coupled with its visual delights. In fact, its district capital, Madikeri, is popularly known as “the Scotland of India”.

Coorg has something or the other to offer to everyone who visits and explores its enticing and exciting little domain. With facilities for various adventure sports like golfing, trekking, angling etc amidst the rugged beauty of its majestic mountains, it is a perfect getaway for the adventure lovers. Its beauty is equally gripping for people who trot to hill stations to escape their tumultuous lives in the noisy metropolis. With the mellifluous chirping of birds, the gurgling waterfalls and the romantic mountain breeze, it is the perfect place to mingle with the placidness of nature’s wealth.

If you are someone who love pampering yourself, Coorg certainly has options for you. With its famous ayurvedic and therapeutic massages, you can rejuvenate your mind and just relax on its lap, enjoying the panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. You can even visit various religious sites in Coorg, to experience its mysticism and spiritual flavor. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for an unsullied experience in Coorg, with its mist-covered mountains, aromatic coffee bushes and spices, salubrious air, meandering waterfalls and rolling paddy-fields. And yes, don’t forget to go around and see some of the most exotic hamlets and villages around the city on your trip.

Tourist Attractions in Coorg

Tourist Attractions in Coorg

toorist-attractions-in-coorgOne of the most fascinating hill stations in India, Coorg is famous for its enchanting landscape and its natural bounty. A treasure trove for Karnataka’s Tourism Industry, it is one of the most frequented hill-stations in South India. An ideal abode of peace and resplendence, the place harbors some of the major tourist spots of the country. Find out more about its various tourist attractions that can be included in the sightseeing tours to the place.

The district headquarters of Coorg and a picturesque town atop the Sahyadri mountains, Madikeri is known as the Scotland of India. Formerly known as ‘Marcera’, it is located at a distance of 252 km from Bangalore and is placed at an altitude of 1525 m (5000 ft) above sea level.

Madikeri Fort
Madikeri Fort, located at Madeikeri, was built in the 19th century. The monument houses a chapel, a temple, a prison and a museum inside. One can have a breathtaking view of the whole Madikeri town from this fort.

Raja’s Seat
According to legends and folklore, the Kodagu Kings spent their evenings in this place, which is a spectacular garden in the town of Madekari. One can have an impressive view of the sunset from this place.

Nagarahole National Park
This wildlife sanctuary, which shelters elephants, tigers, spotted deer, leopards, bison, peacocks and other exotic wildlife, is a favorite among the tourists. There are lodging facilities inside the park, which makes it a much-visited tourist spot.

Iruppu Falls
The Iruppu Falls harbor a Hindu temple and serve as a place of pilgrimage for the various tourists visiting Coorg. The temple is believed to be dedicated by Lord Rama to Lord Shiva. Owing to its enchanting beauty, this waterfall is also a famous picnic spot.

Abbey Falls
Located amidst a valley in a coffee-cardamom plantation, 7 km from Madikeri, are the Abbery Falls. With water falling from a height of 70 ft, this is a famous waterfall and a much-visited picnic spot of Coorg.

Talacauvery is the birthplace of the river Cauvery and is located at a distance of 44 km from Madikeri. A major religious site, it is visited by local Coorgs and even people from Tamil Nadu and other nearby states. They visit the place to take a dip in its holy waters.

Omkareshwara Temple
Built in 1820 AD by Lingaraja, this is a well-known temple in Coorg. With its immaculate architecture, that blends Gothic and Islamic style, this temple is believed to be dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Bhagamandala is a famous shrine, where river Cauvery merges with the rivers Kannike and Sujyothi and forms the “Triveni Sangama”. It is located on the bank of the Sangama River and has been built in the Kerala style of architecture.

How to reach Coorg

How to reach Coorg

Reaching Coorg – the breathtaking land of the ‘Kodavas’, located atop the Sahyadri Mountain range, is not a problem at all. It is well-connected to all the major cities and states of India through an extensive communication network. If you plan a vacation to this place, there are various feasible options for you to choose from; according to your preference, convenience and budget. In the following lines, we have provided information on how to reach Coorg.

By Air
The nearest airport to Coorg is Mysore, which is 120 km from the hill station. The second nearest is in Mangalore, which is located at a distance of 135 km from it, followed by the Bangalore Airport, located about a distance of 250 km. You can easily fly from any place in India or abroad, to one of these airports, and then board a private taxi, bus, or car for reaching Coorg.

By Road
If you plan your tour by road, Coorg has a well-connected network of roads that connects it to most of the important cities in Karnataka. The roadways connect cities like Mysore (120 km), Hassan (115 km), Mangalore (135 km), Bangalore (250 km) to Coorg by a well-maintained system of roadways. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the place to the fullest, while traveling by road, either in a public carrier or in your own vehicle.

By Train
The railhead situated nearest to Coorg is in Mysore, at a distance of 55 kms, and is a drive of two and a half hours from the place. Mysore has an extensive network of railways that easily connects it to the rest of India. One can even avail trains, in the nearby cities of Mangalore or Hassan for getting to Coorg.

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