Tourist Attractions Coorg
A land of scattered villages and hamlets, with a few townships scattered here and there, Coorg in Karnataka is a picture perfect destination that entices tourists with its scenic locales. The red tiled cottages and purple flowering plants in the towns of Coorg have an old world charm about them. Tourist Attractions in Coorg lie in its un-spoilt natural splendor that can be best enjoyed in laidback languor.
Coorg is a must-visit place on any tour to Karnataka, and the numerous Tourist attractions in Coorg will surely captivate you no ends during your enchanting trip. The major destinations to be visited on Tour to Coorg include the peak at Tadevendamol, the beautiful Abbey Falls and some other popular picnic spots, Raja's Seat and Nagarhole National Park among others. Some of the famous temples in Coorg are Bagamandala Temple - built in traditional Kerala style, and the Omkareshwara Temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Tourist attractions in Coorg also comprise the sprawling spice estates - namely those of pepper and cardamom that are abundantly grown here.
Most major among Coorg Tourist Attractions are:
Madikeri Fort - Located at the heart of Madikeri, this 19th century Fort is a major site and forms the main Tourist Attraction in Coorg. It offers an enchanting view of the entire town and houses a small museum displaying historical paintings, and memorabilia of the ancient kings.
Sri Omkareshwara Temple - Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this ancient temple was built in 1820 by the erstwhile King of Coorg. Omkareshwara Temple boasts of a unique architectural style that blends the best of Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture.
Abbey Falls - Previously known as Jessey Falls, this beautiful waterfall lies about 5 km from Coorg.
Raja's Seat - This is the point from where the ancient Kings of Kodagu viewed some unforgettable scenes of the setting sun. It also offers scenic views of valleys, lush green fields and Western Ghats.
Bhagamandala - Located 30 km from Coorg, Bhagamandala is known as the temple town of the region. The place marks the confluence of River Cauvery with rivers Sujyothi and Kannike.
Irupu Falls - It is a famous fresh-water fall located at a distance of 48 kms from Virajpet on the way to Nagarhole.
Nagarhole National Park - Sprawled over 640 sq km of gently undulating landscape on the Brahmagiri hills, Nagerhole is replete with thick tropical forests, grassy swamps and rivers. The untamed wildlife makes the park an ideal place for wildlife enthusiasts.