Travelers’ Guide to Coorg, The Scotland of India

January 22, 2014 | By More
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The State of Karnataka is the home of Coorg, one of the most happening tourist spots in south western India. Here is a brief guide to Coorg, a beautiful, picturesque location nestled amidst gentle hilly slopes. Planning a holiday here is one of the best thing you can do for yourself and your family. Coorg brings you close to nature with its mesmerizing scenery with cascading waterfalls, dense emerald forests and so much more that you just can’t help falling in love with the place. It’s time you planned a visit to this lovely area that sits encircled by tea & coffee plantations and orange orchards in a completely pollution.

Guide to Coorg India

Coorg especially touches the heart strings of wildlife aficionados and nature buffs.  The destination boasts a superb diversity of wild animals, flora and fauna and a unique collection of herbal and medicinal plants. The totality of Coorg in terms of natural beauty has earned it the well deserved nickname “Scotland of India”.

Wildlife tours seem to steal the top honors with adventurers. You get the chance to step right into the wild heartland of Coorg and experience its immense biodiversity. You get an amazing glimpse into the wildlife of this area including the Asian elephant, flying squirrel, sambhar (a large breed of antelope), spotted deer, and wild boars. Three of the top jungles here are Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri and the Nagarahole sanctuaries.

A Quick Snapshot of Coorg

When it comes to sightseeing, listing down Coorg’s attractions always proves to be a difficult task as there are so many of them. However, here are some of the most all time popular attractions from Coorg.

  • Visit Madikeri Fort, which is an ancient fort that was initially built in mud, but later rebuilt by the great Tipu Sultan. A must visit place for history buffs.
  • From here, you can go visit the, Raja’s Seat that was made famous by a king who sat here and gazed at the splendour of the snow clad hills far away. This is a true natural landscape where you can watch the captivating beauty of distant serpentine roads below and the star lit skies above.
  • Then you can visit Abbi Falls, a top picnic spot near this location, which will rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Forget the rigors of busy city life and watch the day turn into night while the mighty waterfall gushes on.
  • Those with a fondness for experiencing different cultures may want to check out the Tibetan Settlement at Bylakuppe complete with monasteries and other establishments reflecting the Tibetan way of life.

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About The Author:  This guest post is submitted by Chandralekha. Chandralekha is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide that helps to plan your trip. This time she has written on Coorg Tourism. Hope this information will help you to plan your trip to Coorg.
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