Located amidst of the clouds and misty landscape on the eastern slopes of Western Ghats - Visit Coorg to get the green therapy, sip the freshly brewed coffees and live like Kodavas. The district of Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is known for its picture perfect beauty, coffee and spice plantations. It earns the moniker, "Scotland of India", due to the striking resemblance between the terrains and cultures of the two regions.
Best Time to Visit
Coorg is a year-round destination. That said, October to March is the best time for adventure activities especially trekking.
Types of car suited
We will recommend you to drive Mahindra XUV or Toyota Fortuner . If you want to travel hassle free, then you can check out self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you the best price along with exciting deals. Opt for freedom and flexibility to self-drive the car of your choice.
Important Places to Visit
Abbey Falls - You can self drive in Coorg as the falls are located only 8 kms from Madekeri and one of the most popular tourist spot in Coorg. The river Kaveri makes a downward slope here forming the Abbey falls from a height of about 21 m from sea level, offering a picturesque sight. The crystal clear waterfall in the midst of thick coffee bushes and wild vines is something you will see only in Coorg.
Namdroling Monastery - Namdroling monastery is situated just 6km from the town of Kushalnagar and 35km from Madikeri. It belongs to the Sangha community. It is a typical Tibetan monastery, presided over by the 18m-high gold plated Buddha. The paintings inside the temple describe the Gods, demons, culture and also some phases of Buddha's life.
Nagarhole National Park - Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park is located in two district of Karnataka (Kodagu district and Mysore district). The national park has a rich forest cover which includes small stream, hills, valleys and waterfalls. It's a must visit for wild life lovers with many tigers, Indian bison and elephants.
Talacauvery - Talacauvery is the source of the river Kaveri, located on the Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further south) near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka. It is located at 1,276 m. Thousands of pilgrims visit this place on the Cauvery Changrandi day to witness the rise of the fountainhead, where the water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment. During Tulam Sankrama, special rites are conducted in the temple adjoining the pond which attracts many devotees.