Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a hill station located in Karnataka famous for its coffee and tea plantations. Coorg is called the ‘Scotland of India’ and also ‘Kashmir of the South’ thanks to its majestic beauty and cool climate. It is situated at 3500 ft above sea level. Nestled among lush greenery of the Western Ghats, Coorg offers an unmatched beautiful vacation to tourists.
Several South Indian dynasties like the Kadambas, Gangas, Cholas, Chalukyas, Rastrakutas, Hoysalas and the Vijaynagar Rayas ruled over Kodagu. Despite the Kodavas being members of the Indian warrior caste and known in India as ‘brave warriors’, Kodagu did not have indigenous rulers, as the Kodavas failed to evolve political consensus. Many diverse ethnic communities can be found in Coorg, with Kodavas being the main ethnic group.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN COORG
Booking rooms in advance would be advisable because of the popularity of this tourist destination. Coorg has numerous hotels in the central city area, with enough options to choose from, to suit every budget. A budget room can cost about Rs 600. The tariff for deluxe rooms varies from anywhere between Rs 3,000 to Rs 8,000 depending on the rating of the room. Most of these hotels also organize trekking trips, safaris and sightseeing to tea and coffee plantations in and around Coorg.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN COORG
Popular dishes served in Coorg include the bamboo shoot curry, Kadumbuttu, Coorg pork curry. The restaurants in Coorg are serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Some restaurants even serve chilled beer.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Coorg is as given below. The best time to visit Coorg is also specified.