Coorg – Scotland of India
Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is a rural district in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. . It is famous for its scenic beauty and coffee plantations. The climate and meadows earned it the name Scotland of India
- The Kodavas were the earliest inhabitants and agriculturists in Kodagu, having lived there for centuries.
- The Haleri dynasty, ruled Kodagu between 1600 and 1834.
- In 1770 a disputed succession led to the intervention of Hyder Ali of Mysore in favour of Linga Raja, who had fled to him for justice, and whom he placed on the throne benevolently.
- In 1834, the East India Company annexed Kodagu into British India
- In 1956, when India’s state boundaries were reorganized along linguistic lines, it became a district of the then Mysore state.
Activities for tourists
- Jeep ride through off beat trails
- Visit Abbey falls
- Visit Talakauvery
- Trek through forrest or coffee palntation
- Visit Namdroling monastery
How to reach there
Mangalore Airport, located about 160 km away, is the nearest airport to Coorg. The airport has scheduled flights to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Mysore Junction, located around 95 km away is the nearest railway station to Coorg. It is connected to major India cities through trains
Coorg is connected to Mysore and Bengaluru through road network
Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents
- Mysuru ( 118 kms away)
- Manglore ( 138 kms away)
- Bengaluru ( 270 kms away)
- Wayanad (132 kms away)
- Kannur ( 112 kms away)
Some hotels in Coorg for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night
Holidayincoorg Shady fern http://www.shadyferncoorg.com/
Hotel Madikeri Heritage http://www.madikeriheritage.com/
Hotel Mayura Valley Viewhttps://www.kstdc.co/hotels/hotel-mayura-valley-view-madikeri/
Young Island Resorthttps://www.youngislandhotelsandresorts.com/resorts-madikeri-coorg/
Holidayincoorg Orchid villahttp://www.orchidvillacoorg.com/