Located on the slopes of Western Ghats, Coorg is one of the most spellbinding places in south India. Be it the sweeps of coffee and spice plantations or the hilly terrain carpeted with lush trees, the natural environs of the region are a sight to behold. The pristine mountain air only adds to the serene aura of Coorg—a perfect destination for a family holiday. There are umpteen places to visit in Coorg, out of which the following nine can be covered in a weekend.
1. Dubare Elephant Camp
Gigantic yet gentle elephants are trained by expert naturalists at Dubare Elephant Camp, which is open throughout the year. Your kids will jump in excitement as they splash in the water showered by the elephants.
Location: Kushalnagar Entry Fee: INR 670 for elephant camp activities
2. Cauvery Nisargadhama
The picturesque Cauvery Nisargadhama is a fascinating place for a picnic with family where you may enjoy boating and elephant rides. Boating here will cost you INR 100 per person while an elephant ride can be enjoyed by paying INR 25 per person.
Location: 30km from Madikeri; near Kushalnagar Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM Entry Fee: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children
3. Golden Temple
One of the top things to do in Coorg is to visit the famous Tibetan monastery here, called the Golden Temple.
Location: 34km from Madikeri; in Bylakuppe Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM
4. Abbey Falls
The scenic Abbey Falls rests in the midst of spice estates and coffee plantations. The water flows and eventually merges into the River Cauvery.
Location: 8km from Madikeri bus station Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM Entry Fee: INR 15
5. Raja's Seat
Raja’s Seat commands bewitching views over the region. Once a favorite spot of the King of Coorg, it is now a popular sunset point. Your kids will surely enjoy the toy train ride, here.
Location: 1.5km from Madikeri bus station Timing: 5:30 AM to 8 PM Entry Fee: INR 5
6. Bhagamandala Seated at the confluence of Cauvery and Kannike rivers, Bhagamandala is a famous South Indian pilgrimage site. It is popularly known as Dakshina Kashi.
Location: 36km from Madikeri Timing: 6 AM to 6 PM
7. Talacauvery Talacauvery can be visited with Bhagamandala, which is just 9km away. It is the origin of River Cauvery and located at the slopes of Brahmagiri mountain ranges.
Location: 44km from Madikeri Timing: 6 AM to 6 PM
8. Madikeri Fort Built in the last quarter of the 17th century, Madikeri Fort is a famous historical attraction. The fort is open for tourists on all days, except Monday.
Location: 1km from Madikeri bus station Timing: 10 AM to 5:30 PM
9. Omkareswara Temple Built in 1820 CE, this ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You may spend 30 minutes to an hour in this pilgrimage site.
Location: 1km from Madikeri bus station Timing: 6:30 AM to 12 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM
For a thrilling experience, you can go trekking in Coorg at Brahmagiri Peak, Mandalpatti and Nishani Betta peak. After a long day of exploring Coorg, you can enjoy a comfortable stay in the top resorts in Coorg—Club Mahindra Madikeri or Virajpet. Both resorts are built amidst lush coffee plantations. In order to see what else these resorts have to offer and what people love about them, you may go through Club Mahindra reviews.
Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a memorable and comfortable stay at Madikeri resort in Coorg with family.