South IndiaDriving through the verdant forests of any of the four sanctuaries of Coorg on a misty morning with the calls of the resident wildlife and birdlife in full song, is an experience unlike any other. The region is ornamented with grassy downs, paddy fields, sloping glades, waterfalls and deep ravines giving you endless and glorious surprises at every turn. The Coorg region is also known by its local name Kodagu and the region spans about 4,100 square kilometres on the eastern slopes of the rich diversity of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It is a hilly region with its highest peak, Tadiandamol, rising to 1,750 meters above sea level. According to ancient Indian treatises this land was called Krodadesa, which later became Kodagu. It is derived from kod, which means give and avva meaning mother, in reference to River Cauvery that sustains life in this region. The British started coffee cultivation on a large scale in the region and soon the local residents followed suit. Providing ...the largest contribution of coffee in the country, Coorg is renowned for its monsoon-fed coffee, shade-grown under giant rosewood, wild fig, and jackfruit trees that not only nurture but also infuse the bean with their unique aroma and flavour. Coorg is also an important wildlife destination with its own distinct identity as a major travel attraction with its coffee and spice plantations and exotic flora and fauna. It also has its own unique long-standing social and cultural heritage. Its proximity to lesser known sanctuaries and National Parks like Nagarhole and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary make it an exciting destination for nature and adventure junkies
Getting Around the Park
You can hire a car or get around in your own vehicle
By Air: Mangalore (135 km) is the closest airport. From here you can hire transport for your lodge. By Rail / Road: Mysore (118 km), Bengaluru (255 km) and Mangalore (135 km) are the nearest railheads and major towns. Coorg is within driving distance either in a hired car or in your own vehicle.
Eco-friendly properties in the area
Heritage Resort Coorg
Offering panoramic views of the Madikeri hills, Heritage Resort Coorg overlooks deep valleys and gurgling streams. The resort has comfortable cottages and suites for those seeking to experience traditional Kodagu hospitality and soak in the sweet-smelling air of the coffee estates nearby.
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Often called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, Bengaluru is the capital of the state of Karnataka
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