Stunning greenery, undiluted landscape, and captivating waterfalls are the beauty of Coorg that can attract anybody in no time. Coorg is not limited to here, it has much more to explore and offer to visitors. While visiting attractions in Coorg, don’t skip wildlife sanctuaries as they are the most fascinating place to watch and capture the moments of nature with your family and friends. Just have a look on below attractions to explore Coorg from closely.
1- Abbey Falls
Abbey falls is also known as Abbi Falls, located at a 10 km distance from the Madikeri (itself a prominent tourist attraction under Coorg). A cliff at the height of 70 feet is a falling water cascade that provides a spectacular view to behold. The waterfall is nestled within the lush greenery in the Western Ghats offers a splendid view that holds thousands of visitors throughout the year. Especially, nature lovers and photographers can capture desired and spectacular photographs here. If you want to explore this waterfall then visit here during the time of monsoon and beginning of winter.
Talacauvery is located at 1,276 above the sea level on the Brahma Giri hills. Basically, this place is a pilgrimage dedicated to the goddess Kaveri amma and visited by the pilgrims throughout the years. The source of the river is Cauvery and it is believed that the river originates as a spring feeding a tank and then flows underground to re-emerge Kaveri some distance away. This tank of the temple allows bathing on some special occasions which is considered holy.
3- Raja’s Seat
Raja’s seat is a beautiful place quipped with flowers, plants and skillfully designed artificial fountains. Undoubtedly, this place has a unique name which is originated from an incident. King of Kodagu loved watching the sunsets sitting and spend a memorable time with their queens. Even today also, this point renders the same breathtaking view of sunset into the undulated mountains. If you are a photography lover then this seat is considered the most scenic place in order to render spectacular views for photography. The best time to visit this place is early morning and evening hours.
4- Nagarhole National Park
If you are interested in wildlife then this place is unmissable for you. It consists of several rare animals including 270 species of birds. Unlike other parks, this place has open sight-lines along the river. Besides other attractions in Coorg, this is the most visited place because of its natural and resplendent beauty. Located in the Mysore district, this park is enhancing the beauty of Coorg with its wildlife nature. Originally, it was once the hunting ground for the maharajas of Mysore. If you want to explore the entire park then visit here at peak time i.e. from April to May and November to February.
5- Dubare Elephant Camp
Coorg has gained immense popularity in the last few years due to its several eye-catching destinations. One of the attractions of Coorg that cannot be missed while touring is Dubare Elephant Camp. It is one of the interesting places in Coorg to visit as it takes you too close to the elephants. Equipped with more than 150 elephants, the camp gives a great chance to experience to know nature. You can here watch elephants taking a sunbath. Elephants are being trained by mahouts and they render a coracle ride on the River Cauvery and spot crocodile, gaur, the peacocks, and the wild dog. Tourists can also participate in various activities like watching elephants feeding with sugarcane, banana, coconuts, ragi, etc.
6- Golden Temple (Bylakuppe)
Bylakuppe is the Tibetan refugee settlement area situated in the west of Mysore district close to Banglore- Coorg route. Popularly known as the Golden Temple, it is fully cultural delights. The complex is 40 feet high gives an image of guru Padmasambhava, Amitayus and Buddha Sakyamuni. The outer walls and the doors of the temples are decorated with huge colorful murals. Doors of the temples are red in color accompanied by huge gold knockers and thick plaited rope with tassels hanging from it. This temple not only attracts Tibetans seeking enlightenment and educations but also draws a large number of tourists from all over the world with its charming beauty. Hundreds of Buddhist monks do religious rituals and offer prays loudly which is a panoramic sight.
7- Harangi Dam
Situated in Hadgur village near Kushal Nagar in Coorg district, Harangi Dam is the first dam that has been built across River Cauvery. The dam has 47 m in height and 846 m in length providing a marvelous view of forceful streams of water and also an alluring picnic spot. One can spend here quality time to unwind with friends and family. This is a fantastic place to catch a few seclusion and privacy moments with your loved one as it is the less crowded area. The dam attracts the large crowd during the monsoon season when the gates are open for the public and water gets released. So, if you are curious to know the facts behind the Dam then nothing can beat this place.
8- Madikeri Fort
If we talk about the attractions in Coorg then Mandekari fort is one that you can’t afford to miss. It was first built by the Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century later renovated by Tipu sultan with stones and bricks and named as Jaffarabad. The fort is rich in history as it has seen many battles and successions. If you are a person who is all time curious to know the history then this fort is perfect for you.
9- Mallalli Fort
Situated at the foot of Pushpa Giri hills, Mallalli falls are one of the enchanting waterfalls in Coorg. Mallalli falls are created when the river Kumaradhara drips down from a height of 200 feet. Trekkers love to come here to experience the interesting routes. You can hire a private taxi or public transport from the nearby falls to reach out to the mallalli falls. Monsoon season and the months of July to December are the best time if you want to experience the falls at its peak. The reason behind it is the water level of the falls gets high and greenery around it and makes it more beautiful and refreshing.
10- Omkareshwara Temple
Located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is to be said that Shivalinga installed in the temple brought from Kashi. Its serene ambiance and unique architecture captivate the traveler’s attention. The temple has a stupendous amalgamation of Gothic and Islamic architecture that renders a unique experience to the tourists while encounter holidaying in Coorg.