ABOUT COORG:- Kodagu or Coorg as it is popularly called is a nature lover’s paradise. Located in the Western Ghats, right on the border between the southern states of Kerala and Karnataka, it is popularly called as a nature lover’s paradise.With pleasant climate lasting throughout the year (average temperature 15°, maximum temperature 28° in May), dense tropical greenery, scattered hamlets among rugged mountains, extensive Coffee and Cardamom plantations, Coorg provides for one of the most beautiful settings for a vacation anywhere in India.
For those seeking to escape the rigors of city life, Coorg has fresh air, pleasant climate, relaxed atmosphere and lush greenery to soothe the senses.For the nature lover, Coorg boasts of a wide variety of flora and fauna. From of over 350 species of birds to the two tonne "White Socks" Bison in the famous Nagarhole forest reserve, you can see them all in Coorg. Alternatively you can enjoy the water falls, streams and trek routes the abound in the area.
Coorg is also the only place in South India where White Water Rafting on class 1 to 5 rapids is possible(On the Barapole river, South Coorg). Professionally organized and run, rafting in Coorg happens from June to October and is very often booked months in advance. (Please note knowledge of swimming is not a requirement for this adventure sport.)
Madikeri, the district head quarters of Coorg, is at a height of 1170 meters above sea level. It is a very popular hill station. Attractions at Madikeri are the Abbey falls, where the river Cauvery crashes down a steep rock face and the Raja's Seat. The Raja's seat is a small pavilion located at the western end of the city. It offers a spectacular view of the valley below particularly at sunset.
Tourists can visit Bylakuppe, one of the biggest
Tibetean settlements in India which is known for its handicrafts and
monasteries. The 40 feet idols of the Namdroling Monastery (also called the
Golden Monastery) is a popular attraction.