Coorg is one of the most popular hill stations in the south. Popularly known as the Switzerland of India, the lovely hillscape in Coorg is such a bliss to escape to for a weekend trip from Bangalore just to unwind and relax. Also known as Kodagu, this place is known for its impeccably well maintained rich coffee estates and stunning hilltop views and adventure sports that attract tourists from all over the world. The small towns along the hills add charm to the lovely Kodagu.
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The Kodavas are the earliest inhabitants of Kodagu. As agriculturists and warriors, they’ve always maintained the development of Kodagu. In 1834, Kodagu became Coorg as a part of British India and saw through multiple changes on educational and agricultural sectors. Quickly developing into one of the best Coorg, the state was brought under the state of Karnataka a few years after Independence.
Coorg is rich not with just history but also with culture. Starting with their cuisines to the way of living they have a very unique and interesting approach. Their festivities include some of the best practices with families and towns coming together to celebrate.
With great tourist spots like Talakaveri, Nagarhole National Park, Dubare elephant camp, Abbey falls, the famous Buddhist Golden Temple and many more, Coorg is among the top tourist hill stations in India. Apart from these places to visit are the adventure sport that has been a part of tourist attractions. Adventure activities like River Rafting, Trekking and Camping are some out of the many fun activities Coorg offers.
Catering both to a relaxed holiday and adventure junkies who are on a spree, Coorg is proving to be the best pick for a getaway from Bangalore. The drive from Bangalore to Coorg is in itself a great experience. The roads to the tows stay well maintained.
The towns at Coorg, apart from being scenic charms perched amidst magnificent the hills, has a laid-back way of life, that would feel like, the time slowed down.
Things To Do
Try the delicious cuisines and local food.
Get your hands on some of the best Coffee and homemade wine in the country.
Be a part of one of the traditional festive celebrations in Coorg.
Try some of the adventure activities to rejuvenate the adventure junkie in you.
Enjoy a home-stay experience the lovely Coorg to the fullest.