Quick Getaways near Coorg
Talacauvery - Talacauvery is 47 km from Madikeri and 9 km
from Bhagamandala. Located 145.7 metres above
sea level, it is the source of the River Cauvery.
National Park - The Nagarhole
National Park (93 km) provides wonderful
opportunities for wildlife viewing. Here,
you can see the swift-footed spotted deer,
bison, elephant, wild boar and jackal,
different species of monkey, and with
luck even the mighty tiger.
Harangi - Situated near
the Kushalnagar in North Coorg, Harangi
reservoir is a popular picnic spot. The
reservoir is located at a distance of
around 36 km from Madikeri and is famous
for its tree houses.
Centre - The Horticulture Research
Centre, 24 km from Madikeri, is on the Madikeri-Siddapur-Virajpet
road and is run by the government. The best
months to visit this centre are March and April
as it is coffee blossom time in Coorg.
Activities in Coorg
This region has some great treks, most of them
lasting two or three days. Overnight accommodation
is usually in schools or local houses as facilities
are limited. For some of the trails, you need
to get permission from the forest authorities
while the shorter hikes have no formalities
attached. Tadiyendamol, Pushpagiri and Kotebetta
are some of the more popular treks. The trekking
season begins in November and goes on till March.
The Friday Market at Madikeri
has a surplus of articles made by the local
tribal people. Shopping here could be a worthwhile
experience. The town also has a nine-hole golf
Festivals in Coorg
Kail Podu - This festival of
arms is held in September. The Kodavas gather
at the village green to test their marksmanship
with guns and pray for the blessings of the
gods upon their weapons.
Huthri - The
harvest festival is celebrated in November/December
with parakali or ceremonial stick fights and
Madikeri Dasara - Held in October, this is mainly a procession
of beautiful temple cars, each one carrying
a different idol, and the best decorated temple
winning the prize.
Sankaramana Day - This is celebrated in October.
The spring at Talacauvery (a concrete complex
near Madikeri) emits water at a particular and
foretold moment. A bath in the water here is
considered to be very auspicious.
There & Away to Coorg
airports to Coorg are Mysore, Mangalore
and Bangalore. From Mysore, Coorg is 120
kilometers away, the Mangalore airport
is 135 kilometer far and the airport at
Bangalore is 260 kilometers away.
railheads to Coorg are at Mysore, Mangalore
and Hassan (146 kilometers). These railheads
further link Coorg with all the major
cities of Karnataka and India.
road networks connect Coorg with Mysore,
Nagarhole, Tellicherry, Virajpet and Bangalore
(via Mysore). From Coorg, Tala Cauvery
is 47 kilometers and Nagarhole 93 kilometers
away via Virajpet by road.