Coorg
Coorg in Karnataka offers visitors breathtaking views over misty hills, teak wood forests and lush green coffee plantations. On the Western Ghats this beautiful hill station is an ideal base for trekking, rafting or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings. The local cuisine is famous and not to be missed! Plan your Coorg trip with our destination guide.

Coorg Location

Coorg is in southern India in the south west of Karnataka. It is 252 kms from Banglaore (the capital of Karnataka) and is perched at a height of 1525 m above sea level. It is nestled in the Western Ghats mountain range. You can combine your trip to Coorg with a number of destinations in South India.

Coorg Attractions

Coorg is called the "Scotland of the East" due to its natural beauty. But this little hill station has a lot to offer other than placid hills and pristine landscapes. An important remnant of the region's history is the beautiful Madekeri Fort which was rebuilt under the great warrior king Tipu Sultan. Near the Fort is the Abbey Falls, which along with the Iruppu Falls is one of the two important waterfalls of the area. Raja's Seat is the finest local viewpoint and a highlight of any Coorg trip. The Omkareshwara Temple is an important holy place although it gets crowded during the festival of Mahashivratri.

Coorg Cuisine

The Kodavas pride themselves on being foodies and the local cuisine is a highlight of any Coorg trip. It is famous for unique non-vegetarians dishes particularly based on game meats, pork (pandhi), chicken (koli) and lamb (yarchi). Spices like pepper, red chilly and ingredients like bamboo shoot, bembla curry, kadumbuttu, noolputu and voti are a big part of every dish. Coffee produced in Coorg is absolutely unforgettable.

Coorg History

Coorg is also known as Kodagu its history dates back to as early as 888 AD. The kingdom was ruled by many dynasties, starting with Gangas of Talakad, Kadambas, Cholas, Kongalvas, Changalvas, Hoysalas and Nayakas. Information on its early history has come primarily from the various inscriptions on stone and copper plates of 9th - 10th century. According to the Puranas, "Kodava" is dervied from a word which means 'Land of Anger' but others suggest the place derives its name from the River Cauveri. Coorgies, though small in number, are a brave population and contribute heavily to the Indian military service. Planning a trip to Coorg? Browse our Coorg homestay collection or check our list of what to see in Coorg. Read more
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Eco cottages with private plunge pools

Homestay Sleeps: 4 Reviews (4): 9.97
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Home in 100 acre coffee and pepper plantation

Homestay Sleeps: 4 Reviews (2): 9.77
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Estate bungalow in coffee plantation

Homestay Sleeps: 8 Reviews (2): 9.27
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Homestay next to wild elephant corridor

Homestay Sleeps: 6 Reviews (4): 8.02
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Legendary Kodava house

Homestay Sleeps: 6 Reviews (1): 8.00
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1920s Estate Bungalow

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A luxury home in a coffee estate

Homestay Sleeps: 16 No reviews
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A perfect place to shut away from the world

Homestay Sleeps: 8 No reviews
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Best and neat homestay in Coorg

Homestay Sleeps: 4 No reviews
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Cottage amidst the coffee estate

Homestay Sleeps: 4 No reviews
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Cottages overlooking the scenic hills

Homestay Sleeps: 10 No reviews
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Estate amidst the coffee estate and brook

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Estate cottage amidst lush coffee plantations

Homestay Sleeps: 4 No reviews
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Homestay Sleeps: 6 No reviews
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Estate stay amidst a green coffee plantation

Homestay Sleeps: 8 No reviews
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Feel at home and savour the delicacy

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Fresh air and laid back ambience

Homestay Sleeps: 10 No reviews
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Home overlooking the hills

Homestay Sleeps: 6 No reviews
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Home surrounded by hills and greenery view

Homestay Sleeps: 16 No reviews
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Homestay amidst the plantation

Homestay Sleeps: 8 No reviews
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Homestay in the seven acre estate

Homestay Sleeps: 10 No reviews
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Homestay nestled in the plantation

Homestay Sleeps: 22 No reviews
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Located in the heart of Madikeri town

Homestay Sleeps: 4 No reviews
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Quaint and elegant home situated on a hill

Homestay Sleeps: 6 No reviews
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Quintessential Coorgi home with tasty food

Homestay Sleeps: 4 No reviews
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Rejuvenating stay in Coorg

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Royal estate stay in coorg

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Sparkling 150 year Homestay

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The weather is at its best from April to November.

For trekking, Coorg is best visited from October to February. To fish for the Mahaseer the right season is between October to May. The best time for rafting is from mid-June to mid-September.

Festivals: It's a good idea to schedule one's visit to coincide with one of Coorg's many festivals. These festivals are usually based around agriculture and military activities. Prime amongst festivals specific to Coorg are The Festival of Arms, which is held between June to September and the Cauvery Shankaramana is held in October and focuses on the River Cauvery. Puthar, the harvest festival is celebrated in November or December with songs and dances.