Coorg is one of the most popular hillstations near Bangalore. Coorg is a district with several towns of which Madikeri is the most important from a tourists perspective. It also should be noted that there is no town by the name Coorg and it is only the name of the district. Madikeri is the head quarters of Coorg.
Coorg is one of the most popular hill stations near Bangalore. Misty hills, lush green forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Coorg an unforgettable holiday destination. The river Cauvery orginates in Coorg at Talacauvery. Valanoor, the backwater of the river Cauvery is famous as an angling destination in Coorg. Valanoor draws fishing lovers from all over India and you could try catching the famous mahaseer here.
Madikeri the head quarters of Coorg district is the primary destination in Coorg with almost all the major tourist attractions just a few kilometers away. Abbey falls the famous water falls of the region is just 10 kms away from Madikeri. Raja's seat the view point famous as the sunset point is the most frequented spot in Madikeri and also visit the Omkareshwara temple (Opens after 5pm). In Madikeri you could also visit the fort and the museum.
Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement
Bylakuppe in Kushalnagar is home to one of the largest Tibetan settlement. Namdroling Monastery or the Golden Temple is the major attraction in Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe has the typical Tibetan flavour with prayer flags strewn all around.
Cauvery Nisargadhama is an island in the Cauvery river 2 km off the State Highway from Kushalanagar. The 64 acre island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. Cauvery Nisargadhama is a popular picnic spot and a must visit during a Coorg holiday. Nisargadhama has a forest department run guest house and also treetop bamboo cottages for tourists.