Popularly called “The Scotland of India” in terms of its amazing beauty, Coorg is a famous hill resort situated in the state of Karnataka. Coorg is located amongst the Western Ghats at an altitude of 1525 m above sea level. Also called Kodagu, Coorg is famous for coffee plantations. The picture perfect landscape and the refreshing climate welcome the tourists from all over India.
The main tourist spots in Coorg are Elephant Training Camp, Madikeri Fort, Nalnad Palace, Nisargadhama, Iruppu falls and Abbey falls among others. Nalnad Palace is situated at the foothills of a peak and is famous for its old paintings and architectural caliber. Trekking, rafting and biking are some of the entertainments for adventure lovers. Horse riding and jungle safari can also be enjoyed in Coorg. If you have a hobby in photography, Coorg is a haven for you to explore.
There are several hotels in various ranges available in Coorg for a relaxed accommodation for nature lovers and adventurists. As the climate is fine in Coorg, the air conditioner is not a necessity throughout the year. But the rooms are crowded all round the year. So it is recommended to book the hotels of your choice in advance.Coorg Hotels include luxury hotels, medium luxury hotels, cheap rated hotels and home stays. The luxury star hotels in Coorg are Club Mahindra Resort, Amanvana Spa Resort, Orange County Resort, Kadkani River Resort, Heritage Resort and Ambatty Greens Resort. These hotels are in good locations in the middle of coffee plantations and overlook the scenic landscape. They provide all modern amenities like telephone, television, refrigerator, room heater and microwave with utensils. They also provide Coffee shop, Bar service, Swimming pool, Multi-cuisine restaurant, Gym and Massage parlor. Ayurvedic centre with spa treatment is provided by these high-end hotels. The tariff of these hotels range between 6500/- and 25,000/- per day depending on the facilities available.
The Budget Hotels of Coorg are comparatively cheaper and provide the minimum facilities for the travelers. Some of these hotels are Honey Valley Estate, Valley View Resort, Capitol Village Resort, Chrystal Cottage, Hotel Maurya Kaveri Hotel Resort, Kings Cottage, House on the Rock and Hotel Alath Cad. The room rent of these hotels starts from around Rs. 600/-.
Apart from these, Coorg provides home stays for a relaxed sleep. These home stays provide all amenities with comfortable neat rooms. Multi-cuisine restaurant with vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available here.
The closest airport to Coorg is Mangalore which is at a distance of about 160 km. Coorg is well connected by Karnataka State Transport Corporation buses to Mysore, Bangalore and Mangalore by road. The best time to visit Coorg is from September to March.
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