coorg travel guide

Would you like to visit a paradise on earth? Then, just book a trip to Coorg! The sight is enchanting. The magic of Coorg will make you want to settle down permanently at this calm quiet and green atmosphere. The magic is such that when a tourist enters the domains of Coorg he enters a state of trance and is convinced never to leave the place again. The vast expanses of coffee estates, deep and dense forests, the lofty mountains around, the silver lines of water falls and the crossings of clean water streams bound to have a joyful spell on us.

Beauty is bound to spawn low level human traits such as greed, jealousy and envy. So naturally Kudagu seems to have a history of different wars ranging back to centuries with a lot of dynasties fighting for its control. It is believed that Kadambas ruled the region from 2nd to the 6th century. Then came the Ganga dynasty. After them came the Chola Dominance. In the 12th century the Hoyshyalas drove out the Cholas. The Vijayanagara Empire sprang in the 14th century to establish its supremacy over the region. The Haleri Kings came in the 1600’s and stayed for a couple of centuries. The climax to the horde of invaders came with the British who converted Kudagu into Coorg.

Coorg was brought into the Indian Union in 1947 and given statehood in 1956. Later on, it became a district of the state of Karnataka with the Taluks of Madikeri, Somwarpet and Veerarajapet.

About Coorg:

Sea level 120 m above Best time to Go April To November
Area 4,102 Summer March to May
Coordinates 12.4208°N 75.7397°E Winter December to February
Population (2001 census) 5,48,561 Monsoon June to September
Population Density 347 per Railway Station Managlore, Mysore
Country India Bus Station Coorg
State Karnataka Nearest Airport Mangalore, Kozhikode, Bangalore
No. of Taluks
  • Madikeri
  • Virajpet
  • Somwarpet
Languages Kannada, Kodava, English
River Kaveri (Cauvery) Temperature Mean Min: 28.6°C Mean Max: 14.2°C is Powered by Cybergeek solutionTM  Google+