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About Coorg

Coorg is located in the south-western part of Karnataka bordering Kerala. Its maximum length is 96 km (north-south) and breadth 64 km (east-west). The area of the district is 4102.3 sq. km. The population estimated is about 5 lakhs.

'Coorg Classic Home stay' is centrally located to most of the tourist places in Coorg.

Places to visit in Coorg

Sri Omkareshwara Temple

2kms from Home stay   

This beautiful Shiva temple was built by the King Lingaraja II in 1820 to appease the spirit of a Brahmin who was killed by the king. The structure is a quaint mix of Islamic and gothic styles of architecture with a dome and four turrets at the corners. The installed "Shivalinga" was specially brought from Kashi. The main attraction is the holy pond in front of the temple.


2kms from Home stay   

There are three structures in this complex containing royal tombs. The monument was built in Indo-Sarcenic style in 1820. Two main tombs, one of King Veera Rajendra and his wife, another of his brother Linga Rajendra, are located in the central structure. The tombs of the king's priest and the two army commanders are located in the surrounding structures. There is a plaque in the name of General Biddanda Bopu - the brave General who fought against Tipu Sultan.

Abbi Falls

8kms from Home stay   

A 70ft waterfall, formerly named as Jessee Falls in honor of the daughter of first the Chaplain of Mercara. A beautiful spot to visit. Bathing and swimming in the deep waters is unsafe here.

Tibetan Golden Temple

36kms from Madikeri   

A recently built Namdrolling Monastery in Bylakuppe is a world famous Tibetan temple, popularly known as Golden Temple, is a feast to the eyes. The Golden Temple adorned with a 60 ft Buddha statue and the recent addition of Zamdong Palri the copper coloured mountain is an exotic tourist attraction. Fascinating shopping marts selling ethnic Tibetan artefacts and modern fashion wares - is a place to be visited. Also it is the second largest Tibetan settlement in India.

Cauvery Nisargadama

27kms from Madikeri   

A beautiful picturesque picnic spot, where River Cauvery splits forming an island with a bamboo forest of 65 acres. A hanging bridge, Deer Park, Boating, Tree house, Elephant safari are worth enjoying with dwelling ecofriendly cottages around. A travel of 27 kms from Madikeri.

Harangi Dam

23kms from Madikeri   

The only reservoir in Kodagu built across the tributary of Cauvery with a height of 47 mtrs and 846 mtrs in length. One can access its beauty when the reservoir is fully filled with water during the monsoon period, primarily in the months August and September.

Dhubare Elephant Camp

37kms from Madikeri   

A natural island with the elephant training camp on the banks of river Cauvery. People visitng the place enjoy the unusual experience of bathing the elephants. Elephant safari is a wonderful experience here in Dhubare. A journey of about 15 kms from Kushalnagar.


40kms from Madikeri   

This is a shrine of Bhagandeshwara . It is named after Bhaganda Maharshi who installed a Shivalinga here.The "Thriveni Sangama" of the sacred rivers of Coorg - Cauvery, Kannike and sujyothi, a sub terrain stream. An important piligrimage centre called Bhagandeshwara Kshethra, where piligrims first take bath, offer oblations to their departed ancestors, then ascend the hills for a holy bath at Talacauvery. A distance of 40 kms from Madikeri.

Tala Cauvery

48kms from Madikeri and 8kms from Bhagamandala   

The worshipping deity of Kodagu, River Cauvery takes her origin as a spring in Talacauvery situated on the slopes of Brahmagiri Hills. On the auspicious day of "Tula Sankramana" which generally falls in October 17th every year, the holy Cauvery appears by sudden upsurge of water in the Kundike – The Pond. An ideal place for a visit by any tourist for its natural beauty. Lakhs of people throng every year for a 'holy dip'.

Irrupu Falls

78kms from Madikeri   

Water fall of 60 feet from the top of the Hills flow as " Lakshmana Theertha" situated in Kurchi Village of South Coorg. A shiva temple dedicated by Sri. Rama on the banks of the river where pilgrims congregate on "Mahashivarathri". The natural beauty – a treat to the eyes.

Nalknad Palace

45kms from Madikeri   

A two storeyed Palace built by King Dodda Veera Rajendra in 1792 at the feet of the highest peak of Kodagu "The Thadiyandamol". This peak is an irresistible challenge to the trekkers. Paadi Igguthappa temple is near Kakkabe on the way to this palace. The temple was built by Lingarajendra during 1810.


90kms from Madikeri   

Rajiv Gandhi National Park established in 1955, extends over 650 Sq.Mtrs is a well maintained game sanctuary. A large plantation of teak wood, rose wood and sandal wood is extensively grown here. An excellent opportunity to watch wild animals like elephants, tigers, deer, bison, and peacocks by a vehicle safari.