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Known as Kodagu traditionally, Coorg is the anglicized name of the beautiful district found in Karnataka State in southern India. Occupying 4100 square kilometer on the Western Ghats of south-western Karnataka, it is referred to as the ?Scotland of India? because of its vast and lush green terrain.


With Madikeri as its capital, Coorg is flanked by Dakshina Kannada District to the northwest, Mysore to its east, Hassan District to the north, the Kannur District of Kerala to the southwest and Wayanad District of Kerala to the south.


A hilly district, Coorg boats of high peaks such as the Tadiandamol (5,740 ft) and Pushpagiri (5,627 ft). Thr main river Kaveri and her tributeries drain the land of Coorg making it rich and fertile. With a good amount of rainfall in July and August and light showers in November, Coorg enjoys thick and dense forests rich with flora and fauna. Virajpet, Kushalnagar and Somwarpet are the important towns of Coorg besides Madikeri.


Most of the district is cultivated with Coffee plantation being the prominent cultivation. Paddy fields are also found in abundance. Crops like spices, rubber, teak and cocoa are also found in rich variety in Coorg. Coorg is also famous for its forest honey.

Coorg is also known for its rich wildlife and has three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park: Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuaryand Nagarahole or Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Asian Elephants, Leopards, Tigers, Boar, Gaur, Dhole and several species of deer are what is most acclaimed of the region. Rare species of fauna is also an aspect Coorg boats about.

Home to many ethnic communities of diverse origin, Coorg is a potpourri of rich culture. Different religions, practices all co-exist and reflect on the architecture, cuisine etc. The perfect place to get-away for a holiday and enjoy aspects of nature, tradition and geography. Come to Coorg for your next vacation.


Coorg has India's largest Tibetan settlement. Bylakuppe has the Namdroling Monastery which is a famous tourist spot with its gilded roofs and 40 feet tall statues. Get authentic Tibetan wares and crafts at the settlement too!