Coorg : Cultured Nature
Nestled amidst timeless emerald hills and deep jade valleys, Coorg is a natural wonder. An enchanting atmosphere lies over the scenic city. This is a place of picturesque views.The awesome natural wonders of Coorg are just the icing on a very rich cake. After all, the place is possessed a rich cultural background and deep history. The story of Coorg dates back to the 2nd century. It has been the witness to bloody wars and glorious empires and dynasties. Your attention will be constantly attracted to the various places of interest dotting the landscape of this beautiful hill station.The hills of Coorg are famed around the world for the plantations of spice and coffee. As your travel around this emerald land, you will be intoxicated by the fragrance that rises from these places. As you languidly wander around, you are going to come face to face with some amazing birds. At the end of the day, the area will rejuvenate you with its refreshing beauty.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearest airport is Mangalore, which is 135 km from city.
By Rail :
The stations closest to this hill station are Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan.
By Road :
Coorg is well connected with the cities like Mysore: 130 km, Bangalore: 270 km, Mangalore: 152 km, Hassan: 127 km, Hampi: 450 km
Surrounded by the splendor of nature, the Raja’s seat was once frequented by royalty. Kings and their queens used to visit the place to enjoy the enchanting sight of watching the sun set. As the sun sets, it creates an entrancing sight as the jade forests seemingly catch fire with the golden red rays of the sun. The endless view of the hills and forests is beautiful even at other times.
The ancient Omkareshwara Temple was built by Linga Rajendra II in the year 1820. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is a charming sight with its colored facades. Although a Hindu temple, the architecture shows influences of Gothic and Islamic styles. This makes the temple look really amazing. In fact, the temple has a remarkably original look and feel to in the world of Indian architecture.
The Madikeri Fort is notable for the innumerable times that it changed hands. Over the course of its history, the fort has had different owners. Even the great Tipu Sultan was in possession of the fort for a time. The fort is quite ancient but it has been rebuilt over the years. Now, the fort contains a museum displaying a variety of quirky and interesting exhibits. The architecture of the museum is also quite fascinating with its hexagonal shape.
Surrounded by a glorious landscape, the Abbey Falls is one of the most enchanting sights in Coorg. The sight of the pristine water ferociously tumbling down can take away your breath. If you visit after the monsoon rains, you will find that the fierce falls have become more savage. Its wild untamed beauty is a picturesque sight indeed. There is a hanging bridge here that crosses the gorge. From this bridge, you can command an even more spectacular view of the fantastic Abbey Falls.