Coorg, a place that will make you stand still, struck with awe over the beauty of this quaint and quiet hill station. It is one of India’s famous travel destinations and has been called the Scotland of India and also called the Kashmir of South India. Coorg has become the latest hot spot of India and people all over the world visit Coorg. If you haven’t heard of Coorg before let me tell you its charming beauty, the landscapes, the people, the weather and the food is just the perfect place for a monsoon holiday. The monsoon is in fact the best time to visit Coorg because all its beauty is magnified in this season. The grass grows greener, the rain flowing down the streets, the fog hovering over the hills is just a sight we could pay for.
The history of Coorg or Kadagu is very amusing, it is believed to date back to as early as 888 AD. According to the Puranas, Kodava is the redifned name of Krodhadesa, meaning ‘Land of Anger’. Some believe the name has been originated from the Kannada kudu which means ‘dense forest’ on a steep hill. Coorg has an array of sightseeing spots for you to enjoy and a variety of activities as well. There is the Madikeri fort which was built in the 19th century which consists of a palace, chapel and prison. The fort overlooks the town, and the view is spectacular in the night. There is even the Raja’s Seat. It is believed that all the Kings in the Kodagu vicinity would come and spend their free time here. It is a beautiful sight visited mostly by the tourists to watch the sunset in the evening.
Another sight worth visiting at Coorg is the Abbey falls, it’s about 8 km from Madikeri. It is the perfect place to spend an entire day, have a picnic, and laze around. Bhagamandala is a temple that is built at the junction of the Cauvery, Kanika, and Sujyothi rivers. It has a number of shrines all built under one roof. There is also the auspicious Talacauvery spot, as it is the site of the origin of the river Cauvery. Nisargadhama is a very serene picnic spot, where you can enjoy the view with some appetizing delicacies. Trekking is one of the prime activities at Madikeri. Some of the other famous trekking spots are Thadiyandamole, Pushpagiri, brahmagiriand Nishanimotte.
Coorg is a very popular hill station with the tourists, and it is just the place if you want to get away from your everyday routine. Its mesmerizing mountains, range all over with luscious greenery and the tranquil waters of the Cauvery River flowing through the hilly area. This beautiful hill station will welcome you within its midst with all its glory and will send you back rejuvenated and calm.