Coorg is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Madikeri, the capital of the district is very beautiful. It’s filled with plenty of coffee and spice shops and surrounded by spectacular scenery of coffee and tea plantations, hills, jungle and valleys. With our Coorg Tour Packages, you will visit Abbey Falls, one of the loudest waterfalls you will ever see. Other Coorg tourist spots cover Talakaveri which is another holy place and is considered to be the source of the holy Kaveri river, Raja Tomb (Mausoleum), Raja Seat – a beautiful area in the center of Madikeri with a splendid view over the hills and also The Golden Temple – one of the biggest Tibetian settlements in India.
Exciting Dubare Elephant Camp visit with Coorg Tour Packages
Located near Madikeri in Coorg or Kodagu district of Karnataka, Dubare is a forest elephant camp situated on the banks of river Kaveri. Easily accessible from Bangalore, Dubare is mainly known for its Elephants. Reach here early in the morning and you can enjoy lots of activities with the elephants including elephant bathing, elephant grooming and feeding. Most of the activities are done early in the morning and hence it is best to become an early riser. Apart from elephant rides, there are many other activities as well which are reasonably priced including coracle rides, monsoon river rafting, still water river rafting, boat rides etc which will indulge the experience seeking traveler in you.
Coorg Packages covering Enchanting Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)
This monastery is located in Bylakuppe, Kushalnagar (Mysore District) and closer to Coorg. This is the sight which greets you the moment you step inside the monastery gates. The monastery is located at a distance of 35 km from Madikeri, 88 Kms from Mysore and 220 Kms from Bangalore. The monastery was established in 1963 by Drubwang Padma Norbu Rinpoche after his exit from Tibet following the annexation by China. The monastery was carved out of a jungle which the Indian government generously granted to the Tibetan exiles. Initial challenges included rampaging elephants and other tropical dangers. You will be enthralled by the celebrations which happen during the festival of the Tibetan New Year.
Have a picnic at Nisargadhama, Coorg
Nisargadhama is another one of the lovely places to visit in Coorg thorough our Coorg Tour Packages. Nisargdhama is located around 30 km from Madikeri. If you reach Kushal Nagar town, this place is hardly 2 Km from there. The entire forest is located on an island. You need to cross the river Kaveri through a hanging bridge to reach the place. The sprawling 64-acre forest has a deer park. Nisargadhama is a treat to your eyes with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees surrounded by river Kaveri. You will also get to spot rabbits and peacocks in the forest. This is a perfect picnic spot where you can get elephant ride, boat ride, bird watching, watching deer, peacock and rabbits, children parks and beautiful sight of bamboo trees along the banks of river Kaveri. If you want to stay in the forest and enjoy the nature, there are facilities of resorts inside the forest. Nisargadhama is known for its calm, serene beauty and hence this place is visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year.
Coorg Tour Packages with Sizzling Abbey Waterfalls
Abbey Falls is a beautiful waterfall about a 30-minute ride away from Madikeri. Mollyson’s Coorg Tour Packages enthralls tourists with its breathtaking Abbey Falls which is only 8 Km from Madikeri and is perhaps the best known among Karnataka hill stations. These falls cascade down in steps to flow as a small river. It is a great place for picnics. Nestled amidst private coffee plantations, the Abbey Falls provide a striking contrast to the sylvan surroundings of Coorg. A narrow road winding through the green and dense foliage of surrounding coffee plantations leads to Abbey Falls. The gushing waters of the Abbey falls, tumbling down a rocky ravine, results in a deafening sound that can be heard from a distance. During the monsoon season, the Abbey swells with abundant seasonal rains with water plunging down the mountain slope at enormous speed. The scenic locales around the Abbey falls make for an ideal picnic destination.
The Holy Kaveri River
Kaveri River (also spelled Cauvery in English) is one of the major rivers of India, which is considered sacred by Hindus. The river originates at Talakaveri in the Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka, flows generally south and east through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and across the southern Deccan plateau through the southeastern lowlands, emptying into the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths. After the river leaves the Kodagu hills and flows onto the Deccan plateau, it forms two islands, Srirangapatnam and Shivanasamudra. It also drops into the Hogenakal Falls just before it arrives in the towns of Hogenakal in the state of Karnataka and Srirangam in Tamil Nadu.
The Divine Lord Shiva’s Omkareshwara Temple in Coorg
Coorg also has few temples that one can visit. The Omkareshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva was constructed in 1820 by the ruling King of Coorg with impressive central dome and four minarets, surrounded by Basava or sacred bulls. The Shivalinga was specially brought from Kashi. The temple is known for the blend of architectural features of the Islamic and Gothic style. There is a gilded ball with a weathercock over the dome of the temple. Bhagamandala, which is 30 Km from Coorg, is known as the temple town of the region. The river Cauvery meets rivers Sujyothi and Kannike at this place. Located at the confluence of the Cauvery and Sujyothi, the Bagamandala Temple is built in traditional Kerala style.
The Adventurous Madikeri Fort in Coorg Tour Packages
Mollyson Holidays Coorg Tour Packages take you to a 19th-century fort which now houses a temple, a chapel, the prison, a small museum and assorted government offices. Golf courses Madikeri and Pollibetta have golf courses, Madikeri courses being a nine-hole one. Rajas seat A promontory with a breathtaking view, it is said that for centuries the Kodagu royals came here in the evenings to watch the spectacular sunsets.