Coorg is a beautiful holiday destination located in the lap of the jade mountain ranges and the gorgeous valleys. It is covered with stunning landscapes, huge coffee plantations and lush greenery. The misty forests play hide and seek with the sun rays which gives the most serene feeling to the travelers as well as the nature lovers.
Coorg secures the top rated position among Karnataka tourism for being the most traveled destination. Whether you want a short romantic getaway or want to seek adventure or just want to spend some solitary time amidst nature, Coorg is your perfect choice. It offers solace to all kinds of travelers. 3 days might sound very less compared to what Coorg can offer you. But in reality, you can cover a lot of places in just 3 days and make the most out of it.
30 Places to Visit in Coorg
1. Abbey Falls
Located on the River Kaveri, Abbey or Abbi falls is the most picturesque waterfalls in Karnataka. During the monsoons, it is very high in current and density. It is located amidst sumptuous coffee plantations, coffee bushes and pepper vines. A hanging bridge is also there just in front of the falls. You can lavishly walk along the bridge and the lush region to get an experience of being amongst the trees. If you are in spiritual mood, visit the Kali Mata Temple located nearby.
Talacauvery is a small temple and beautiful place of worship of Kodavas. It is located on the high Brahmagiri hills. The holy river in Talacauvery temple is a popular pilgrimage spot. It is believed to have magical powers so people visiting ensure to take a bath or dip during the special or religious days. The rise of the fountainhead is considered to be special when even thousands of pilgrims visit this place.
3. Nagarhole National Park
With great diversity of flora and fauna, Nagarhole National Park is also a tiger reserve. It will take almost 3-4 hours to encircle this national park. It has a huge number of plants and shrubberies. You can even find some mammals and reptiles over here. It is one of the most popular wildlife reserves in India. Apart from tigers, it is also home to elephants, deer, gaur and wild dogs. It is not recommended to visit during rainy season since animals do not come out.
4. Namdroling Monastery
Located in Bylakuppe region, Namdroling Monastery is one of the fabulous temples with a huge number of golden work paintings. It is one of the most popular Tibetan monasteries. There’s an enormous gold-plated There are many paintings inside the monastery which describes cultures, Gods and demons. Some of them even show phases of Buddha’s life. This place is crowded with Tibetans all throughout the year. Ensure to taste delicious and authentic Tibetan food here.
5. Barapole River
Are you game for rafting? Well, Barapole River is a white and frothy waterway popular for river rafting. It flows through the most cascading landscapes and speedy rivers which gives you the most unforgettable experience. Rafting in Barapole River is the most thrilling experience that you can have in 5-6 km stretch of rapids.
6. Tadiandamol Peak
Renowned as the highest mountain peak in the entire Coorg, Tadiandamol Peak is the favorite location for trekkers. Although the journey would be a bit exhausting and difficult, what you get to see when you reach the top of the mountain is spectacular. It not only offers the perfect setting for trekkers but also offers unparalleled beauty to the nature lovers. If you have enough time, ensure to visit the Nalaknad Palace is located nearby.
7. Iruppu Falls
Locating in the Brahmagiri mountain range, Iruppu Falls is the most picturesque waterfalls in Coorg. It is also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls and one of the mistiest waterfalls in Coorg and also famous for its religious importance. It is the most blissful place where you can seek spirituality and tranquillity. In the midst of the verdant and lush forest, the magnificent waterfalls look busy in the entire part of the world.
8. Burude Falls
To reach this beautiful falls, you need to trek few kilometers. It is a little crowded since it is filled with tourists throughout the year. It offers beautiful scenic views and lush green landscapes all around are an added advantage to these falls. During winter and monsoon season, it is hard to reach the valley and fall. The place is covered by mist and that makes the place more scenic and beautiful. Tourists can access the waterfalls by air, rail and The locals in this region speak languages like Kannada, Kodava Takk and Tulu.
9. Honnamana Kere Lake
Being the biggest lake and popular sacred place in Coorg, Honnamana Kere Lake holds great historical importance. It is named after Goddess Honnamana. This spiritual place is located amidst coffee plantations, cliffs and It also has many manmade caves surrounding it. The Gowri Festival is celebrated in a grand manner every year and thousands of devotees gather here to honor Goddess Honnamana.
10. Omkareshwara Temple
Structured in the Gothic and Islamic architectural styles, Omkareshwara temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is open all days of the week and takes just an hour to view the entire temple. There is a huge water tank with fishes which makes the place even more beautiful. At the entrance, there is a copper plate that explains the temple’s history. The Shivalinga was originally from Kashi and it is worshipped ardently in the temple.
11. Raja’s Seat
Famous for full bloom flowers, artificial fountains and pleasant atmosphere, Raja’s Seat is the beautiful sight to be experienced. It is the most popular place offering the gorgeous The sunset amidst the mountains is the most mesmerizing sight. There is also a garden with loads of flowers which makes it even more beautiful. It is a delightful experience to sit lavishly on the park.
12. Madikeri Fort
Madikeri was first built by Muddu Raja by using mud. It was again reconstructed by Tipu Sultan in granite. At the entrance, you can see enormous stone elephants. Here you can even witness the panoramic view of the entire city. It was built during the 17th When you visit this palace, you will feel like entering a European palace. There are a public library and small museum in the palace. The museum displays numerous artifacts that were used during the Tipu Sultan and Muddu Raja period.
13. Nilakandi Falls
Situated in the middle of the Coorg’s tropical dense forests, Nilakandi Falls offers wonderful shower experience. It goes through the Thadiyendamol range and the most serene waterfalls in Coorg. It is also known as the Honey Valley and it is a great place for trekkers. Ensure to take quick refreshments and water along with you since it is a short trek and there is no source of water.
Being a small town in the Coorg district, Somwarpet town has many tourist attraction. It is mainly popular for coffee and spice crops. Here you can even try the famous Coorgie cuisine of which pork curry and kadubittu are most popular. Most of the residents in this region are Kannadigas. Wild fruits like unripe apple and ripe apple are available in the forest. Some famous tourist places in this region are Pushpagiri Peak, Mallalli Falls, Kotabetta, Chiklihole Reservoir, Dubare Elephant Camp and Tibetan Settlement.
15. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated in the North Coorg, Pushpagiri is a popular wildlife sanctuary in Coorg. It houses plenty of animals and birds. You can even spot many endangered species of birds over here. It is also a proposed World Heritage Site. You need to stay in groups since animals are seen walking casually in this dense forest. It is best to visit between November and March. Camping in this sanctuary is not allowed. If needed, you can stay in the jungle lodges after getting permission.
Located in the foothills of Talacauvery, Bhagamandala is popular and must visit site in Coorg. River Kaveri originates from here. Taking a bath here considers to be very sacred. It gives the best cleaning It provides a positive effect on the mind and soul. It is one of the most sacred rivers in India. The distance between Talacauvery and Bhagamandala is 8 km and you should definitely visit both the places.
17. Brahmagiri trek
Trekking is one of the most interesting activities that you can try in Coorg. It takes individuals deep inside the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. The route of Brahmagiri trek is a major attraction as it covers lush forests, many small rivers and green grasslands. It is located between Wayanad and Kodagu District in Karnataka. The forest region houses semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. While trekking, you can see exotic and rare species of birds. It is said to be the wildlife photographer’s famous spot since they can keep clicking plenty of pictures as they step ahead.
18. Kumar Parvatha
Do you want to trek around Coorg? Well, you can enjoy trekking to the nearby villages and find many trekking trails. Kumar Parvatha trek considers as the most challenging treks around the Western Ghats. Such treks are professionally arrange and guarantees you an enjoyable experience. It is perfect if you want to understand some local taste. You can even wander amidst the lush greenery on your own.
19. Gaddige Raja’s Tomb
Constructed in authentic Indo-Saracenic architecture, Gaddige tomb is a popular attraction with lot of historical connotations. It resides all the corporeal remains of the Kodava It is a gorgeous structure and attracts a huge number of tourists every year. As the tombs have dombs, it also slightly resembles Mohammedan architecture. In this region, cattle grazing is prominent activity.
20. Mallalli Falls
Looking for a fun-filled weekend? Mallalli Falls is a popular spot where you can witness amazing beauty of nature. It is located in the Northern Region. Mallalli Falls gets its water from the Kumaradhara River and empties into the Arabian Sea. It flows through Kukke Subrahmanya and even merges with the Netravati River. It is popular for its scenic beauty all around. By taking a bath, the natural water refreshes your mind, body, and It is 205 km from Bangalore.
21. Harangi Dam
Harangi Dam is another attraction and must visit place in Coorg. It fascinates the travelers by showcasing its scenic and picturesque beauty. Harangi Dam is the main dam over Kaveri River for water supply and delivers There is also a sculpture of Goddess Cauvery and a small garden near the dam. It is best to visit during monsoon season since gates remain open and water will also be releasing.
22. Kopatty Hills
It is a great trekking destination in Coorg and has a short trail which makes it even more attractive. Here you can seek an offbeat experience. It surrounds with coffee plantations and grasslands. It also has many dense forests.
Valnur is a small village near Coorg which is famous for fishing. There are many fishing camps near the banks. You need to have a fishing license before trying your hand at fishing. They follow the policy of ‘Catch and Release’ as this place is popular for its conservation strategies.
Chettalli is also a small village which is famous for its surrounding misty hills. It is located in the lap of lush greenery all around. There is also a temple which attracts a lot of tourists every year. It usually fills with devotees.
25. Rameshwara Temple
The Lakshman Tirtha River hosts this temple. It dedicates to Lord Shiva. This temple believes to have the power to clean the sins of the people. It recommends to visit during Shivaratri. You can witness hundreds of pilgrims visiting to offer prayers at this temple.
26. Nalknad Palace
Located at the bottom of the Tadiyendamol peak, Nalknad Palace is the best heritage site you should visit in Coorg. It uses as a hunting lodge and is now a popular tourist destination in Coorg. The palace is said to be an architectural wonder because of its crested dome, low draped conical roof, intricate wooden carvings and pillared façade. It is open from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM.
27. Anekad Reserve Forests
It offers the best bird watching experience ever. You can spot more than 300 different species of birds, exotic flora and fauna and also some of endangered species of birds over here.
28. Mandalpatti View Point
Mandalpatti View Point provides the best trekking experience because of its trails. You can witness the gorgeous Makkandur It is the best place to explore in Coorg.
Bylakuppe is a cultural delight and one of the biggest Tibetan settlement in India. The golden temple or the monastery is the most popular attraction over here. You should visit this place during the festival of Losar.
Nisargadhama is a beautiful island which surrounds by bamboo groves on all sides. Here you can find a number of sandalwood and teak trees. The two popular activities in this spot are boating and elephant rides.
Most people think whether it is possible to cover all these places in 3 days. It is easily possible where you can enjoy the gorgeous views of Coorg and cover most popular places as they are located nearby. Being a pristine hill station, Coorg offers more than traveler’s expectations. Plan a fabulous trip to Coorg this vacation and enjoy a delightful experience.