About Coorg

This land of brave warriors and wild forests, tucked away in the mist-topped hills of the Western Ghats is known locally as Kodagu. Coorg is home to thriving coffee plantations and beautiful vistas that will take your breath away.

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Sight Seeing

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Madikeri Fort

Once a stronghold of Tipu Sultan, the erstwhile ruler of Mysore, Madikeri Fort now houses the city’s municipal headquarters. Step inside, and discover a unique hexagonal palace, a Colonial-era church and so much more. Don’t miss marvelling at the life-sized masonry elephants near the entrance.
Time : 10:00 AM
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Raja’s Tombs

Built in the beautiful Indo-Saracenic style, the Raja’s Tombs hold the remains of the local Kodava royalty. Tread the pretty gravel path and travel back in time to another area where beautiful carvings line the entrance of the tomb.
Time : 9:30 AM
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Raja’s Seat

The Raja’s Seat is undeniably the most popular spot in Coorg from where spectacular vistas of the quaint town can be enjoyed. The observation deck, concealed between lush gardens might, on a good day, give you a glimpse of the valley below, cocooned in thick fog.
Time : 5:30 AM

Activities To Do

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Discover a slice of Tibet

Visit Bylakuppe’s beautiful Namdroling Monastery, the main teaching centre of the Nyingma line of Tibetan Buddhism. Serenity abounds at the feet of the three 60ft gold-plated statues, of the Buddha of Long Life, Guru Rinpoche, and Lord Buddha Shakyamuni.
Time : 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Bathe the pachyderms

The elephants at the Dubare Elephant Camp are much enjoyed by tourists especially during their bathing time down by the river. Young tourists enjoy playing in the water with these gentle giants while also feeding them or going on an exciting elephant, ride.
Time : 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Sample some coffee

A coffee-plantation tour is an immersive experience where you can see young coffee beans, smell freshly-plucked pepper straight off the vines and taste a fresh pod of cardamom.

Shopping

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Bring home your favourite brew

Coffee plantations flourish in this region, making it the perfect destination from where to bring back coffee beans or aromatic coffee powder so you can savour that perfect brew back home. You can choose from roasted beans, freshly ground coffee and packaged coffee powder at any of the stores in town.
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Indulge in some sweetness

Unadulterated, organic honey, is one of Coorg’s well-kept secrets. All this nourishing sweet goodness is easily found at the Coorg Progressive Bee-keeper’s Co-operative Society’s store.
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Get under Coorg’s skin: Start with a history lesson at a fort and a royal tomb and follow it up with a plantation tour. Stop to buy local honey and watch the sunset from Raja’s Seat.
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Explore Madikeri Fort
Spend Some Time at the Raja’s Tombs
Pick up the Finer Nuances of Farming
Find a Sweet Surprise
Take in a Lovely Sunset
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