Imagine the most beautiful landscape like the ones you may have heard of in fairy tales, you may probably be imagining the beautiful vistas of Coorg. Misty hills, alluring peaks, lush green valleys, sprawling coffee plantations, evergreen timber forests and a perpetual stretch of serenity and tranquillity define the abode of Coorg.  

Popularly referred to as Kodagu by the local residents, Coorg is one of the most picturesque hill towns in Karnataka. Located on the southern end of the mighty Western Ghats, the striking natural beauty and postcard-perfect sceneries of Coorg has rightfully earned its moniker as ‘Scotland of India. 

No matter, if you are travelling with your spouse for a honeymoon or extended family members, you will surely fall in love with the city’s old-world charm and peaceful ambiance. It is a perfect place to escape to and be away from the city conundrum. The cool climate and the scenic attractions only elevate your holiday experience to the next level.  

If you are planning to visit Coorg, you must be careful about the timing of your trip. So, here is a complete guide on the best time to visit Coorg. The guide also gives you valuable information about – 

  • Visiting Coorg in Summer (March to May)
  • Visiting Coorg in Monsoon (June to September)
  • Visiting Coorg in Winter (December to February)
  • Best places to visit in Coorg
  • Things to do in Coorg
  • Resorts in Coorg



Visiting Coorg in Summer (March to May) 

Like any other hill stations in India, summer is the best season to visit Coorg as the cool weather provides a soothing respite from the extreme heat in the rest of India. Located at about 3840 feet above sea level, Coorg is an ideal place to cool off and rejuvenate.  

You may feel the heat in the afternoons, but the mornings and evenings are pleasant and the conditions are just perfect for sightseeing and indulging in various activities. The summer is a peak tourist season; you may find visitors all around. So, make sure to get your booking done early to avoid any last minute hassles.  

Visiting Coorg in Monsoon (June to September) 

The monsoon in Coorg lasts for about four months and the region receives a good amount of rainfall. The pleasant showers bathes the entire town in a refreshing cover of green all around and decorates the hills with postcard-worthy waterfalls.  

June to September are the best months to visit Coorg if you want to enjoy the real, ravishing beauty of Western Ghats. It is the best time to feel close to nature and also participate in adventurous activities.  

Visiting Coorg in Winter (December to February) 

Winter is undoubtedly the best time to visit Madikeri and Coorg, especially for honeymoon goers. The weather gets chill and the whole region has a pleasant and ambient setting to cosy up and snuggle with your partner. The temperature tends to drop to 10 degrees Celsius and fresh air scented with the smell of Coffee plantations invokes the romantic side.  

In the cool weather, you can find your warmth snuggling up with your loved one and sit by the fireplace, sipping a cup of freshly brewed coffee or wine.

Best Places to Visit in Coorg 

Coorg has some of the most astonishing and awe-inspiring landscapes that you may have seen anywhere in India. The dense forests, cascading waterfalls, verdant mountains there are many beautiful places to visit in Coorg. Here are some of the best attractions that you must not miss.  

  •     Abbey Falls
  •     Brahmagiri Hills
  •     Madikeri Fort
  •     Namdroling Monastery
  •     Raja’s Seat
  •     Dubare Elephant Camp
  •     Harangi Dam
  •     Talacauvery
  •     Nagarhole National Park
  •     Honnamana Kere Lake 

Things to do in Coorg 

The hypnotic natural beauty of Coorg is enough to make you fall in love with the town almost instantly, there are many things to do in Coorg that would compel you to extend your holiday. If you don’t have an itinerary, here are some of the best things you must do in Coorg.  

  •     Bathe the Elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
  •     Go fishing in Kaveri River
  •     Take a tour of the coffee plantations
  •     Enjoy trekking on the various trekking trails
  •     Learn about the rich history of the Madikeri Fort and take a heritage tour
  •     Go on a jeep safari and get up close and personal with the exotic flora and fauna of Coorg at Nagarhole National Park
  •     Experience the thrill of river rafting at Barapole
  •     Take a holy dip in the Talacauvery, the point of origin of Cauvery river

Resorts in Coorg 

If you look at any travel guide to Coorg online, it would have a list of many accommodation options; from inexpensive hotels to plush homestays. But, if you are looking for a premium stay, you can get your bookings done at Club Mahindra Virajpet or Club Mahindra Madikeri, which are rated as the best resorts in Coorg. 

Both the resorts boast of modern amenities and the ideal location of the resorts in the hills allow you to easily explore the nearby places comfortably. It is here where nature and luxury merge to give you a myriad of magical moments and make your holiday the best ever!

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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