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Coorg Tour Package

Coorg, or Kodagu as it is now called, is situated in the southwestern ghats of Karnataka, South India. Comprising an area of 4,102 sq km, it is well known in the world for its coffee and also for its "brave warriors" like Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa and a host of others. Dubbed as the 'Scotland of India', Coorg has a gorgeous hilly landscape covered with abundant trees. The small town with its friendly people has become a popular choice for a secluded honeymoon as well. With Nagarahole and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuaries on its borders, there are several places you can go for long walks and looks over the valley. Kodagu is now rated as one of the top hill station destinations in India - some of its most popular attractions are:

Abbey Falls : a serene spot, hidden off the main road through fragrant coffee and cardamom plantations - it has a scenic waterfall 5 km from Madikeri.

Talakaveri: the spot where River Kaveri originates. The temple on the riverbanks is dedicated to Lord Brahma and is one of only two temples dedicated to Brahma in India and Southeast Asia.

Nisargadhama: A man made island and picnic spot near Kushalanagara, formed by the river Kaveri.

Iruppu Falls: A sacred spot in south Kodagu in the Brahmagiri hill range. The Lakshmana Tirtha River flows nearby.

Dubare: mainly an elephant capturing and training camp of the Forest Department at the edge of Dubare forest on the bank of the river Kaveri along the Kushalanagara - Siddapur road.

Nagarahole: a national park and wildlife resort .

Bhagamandala: situated at the confluence of two rivers, Kaveri and Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi, is said to join them from underground.

Dargah Sharief - Holy Tomb of Yemmemadu is a sacred shrine of Muslims in Kodagu district (35 km from Madikeri)

Mandalapatti - 28 km from Madikeri, on way to Abbey Falls, 3 km before Abbey Falls take right, from there 25 km.

Mallalli falls: 25 km from Somwarpet, downhill the Pushpagiri hills Omkareshwara Temple: A beautiful temple built by Lingrajendra II in 1820 CE. Legend has it that the king put to death a pious Brahmin who dared to protest against his misdeeds. The spirit of the dead man began to plague the king day and night. On the advice of wise men, the king built this temple and installed a Shivlinga procured from Kashi, North India

The nearest railway stations are Thalassery and Kannur in Kerala and Mangalore, Mysore and Hassan are the nearest in Karnataka.

The nearest airports are at Mysore and Mangalore. Mysore Airport is at a distance of 130 km from Madikeri . Mangalore International Airport is l40 km from Madikeri .

There are three Ghat roads reaching Kodagu from coastal regions of Kerala and Karnataka: the Sampaje-Madikeri Ghat road from Mangalore, the Panathur-Bhagamandala Ghat road from Kanhangad and Kasaragod and the Makutta-Perumbadi/Virajpet Ghat road from Kannur and Thalassery.

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