Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a hill station located in Karnataka. It is famous for its coffee and tea plantations. Coorg is renowned as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also ‘Kashmir of the South’ due to its majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station. It is situated at an altitude in the range of 3500 ft above sea level. Nestled among lush greeneries of the Western Ghats, Coorg offers 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.
WHERE TO STAY
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 depending on how much you can spend. A budget room can cost about Rs 600. Deluxe rooms vary from anywhere between Rs 3,000 and Rs 8,000 depending on the luxury rating of the room. Most of these hotels also organise trekking trips and sight-seeing to tea and coffee plantations in and around Coorg.
WHERE TO EAT
The food of Coorg is considered as appetizing food in South India. Some famous dishes which Coorg serves are Bamboo shoot curry, Kadumbuttu, Coorg pork curry and some restaurants even serve chilled beer. The restaurants in Coorg are brilliant in serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Coorg is as given below. The best time to visit Coorg is also specified.