The Western Ghats outlining the western coastline of peninsular India is one of the world’s most beautiful places ever in terms of landscape beauty and natural delight. And one of its crown jewels is the southern Karnatic district of Kodagu, popularly known as Coorg. Coorg is a well known and well-visited hill station in the Western Ghats, located in the surroundings of some of India’s most ravishing natural beauties that can leave you enchanted to your core. Madikeri, the capital of the district of Coorg is known as ‘Scotland of India’ and is a widely travelled tourist destination with natural beauty of unprecedented heights.
The place has many tourist attractions making traveling to this part of the country one of the best experiences one can get in the country. The Coorg people, fondly known as Coorgi are very warm and hospitable and the culture and heritage of the place is very nice. ‘Rajas Seat’ is one of the most prominent attractions of South India, which is a nearby attraction known for its beautiful panoramic view of the sunset and sunrise over the green valleys. Another major tourist attraction near Coorg is the ‘Omkareshwara temple’, built by King Lingarajendra II. The temple is built in the Muhammedan style of architecture and is dedicated to Lord Shiva; it is frequented by both Hindus and Muslims.
Abbey Falls located in the Western Ghats near the Coorg district is a water fall, known for its pristine beauty which has captivated travelers to this part of the country for centuries. Besides these natural beauties, there are the two monuments of the Royal family; the first is the Rajas Tomb which houses the earthly remains of Kodavad royal family and court nobles. Second is the Madikeri Fort which was initially built in mud and later in stone by Tipu Sultan, the Anglican Church inside the fort is a major attraction.
There is no doubt that Coorg is one of the most amazing destinations to travel to if one is looking for natural beauty and earthly charms but traveling in the old sense is no more fun, Coorg has a lot more to offer than that. Homestays in Coorg is a new trend that has got the tourism industry there buzzing, homestays are considered to be a wholesome way of travelling. Staying at a homestay in Coorg allows you to blend with the local people, their culture and understand their lifestyle. It also gives you the leisure of staying at a home and discovering some interesting places of attraction not available to traditional tourists. It really enhances the whole experience of travelling to a destination where you can get the opportunity to understand the soul of the place.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF COORG