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|Attractions||: Nature, Wildlife|
|Season||: January to December|
|Weather||: Summer (16 to 28°C), Winter (12 to 20°C)|
Kodagu is also known as Coorg. It occoupies a geographical area of 4102 km2 in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Kodagu is a hilly district with many mountain peaks prominent among them being Tadiandamol and Pushpagiri ( also known as Kumaraparvatha). The district is noted for its ethnic warrior people. There are numerous coffee plantations here along the hills. Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu. Kodagu harbors wildlife in its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. The months July to August has constant rainfall. There are numerous tourist attractions in Kodagu.
Kodavas are the prominent community which inhabit this region. They are the ethnic warrior group. Tourism has picked up very well in this region because of the surrounding nature, coffee plantations and weather. It is a nice getaway for people from cities like Mysore and Bengaluru.
Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu. It is a beautiful hill station. The enchanting beauty of the place and surroundings is a treat to watch.
Abbey falls is a picnic spot 5 km away from Madikeri. The Water falls from a height of 70 ft amidst huge boulders to offer a great view.
Mandalpatti is a scenic place. A walk in this place is mesmerising. The great view of the pushpagiri hill range amidst the dark and white cloulds provide a great experience of being with the nature. There are jeeps available to reach this place from Abbey falls. There are jeeps available from the Madikeri bus stand too.
Iruppu falls is located in the Brahmagiri range of Kodagu. Water plunges from a height of 170 ft in two distinct stages. This falls is also called as Lakshmanatheertha falls.
Talakaveri is place of origin of the river Kaveri which forms a water lifeline of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Nagarahole National Park, also known as Rajic Gandhi National Park is 94 km away from Mysore. It is spread across Kodagu and Mysore districts. It offers a great place to experience wildlife. Nagarahole, Kallahalla and Thitimathi are the forest ranges which form this park.
Brahmagiri Wildlife sanctuary sanctuary encompasses an area of 181 sq. km. It derives its name from Brahmagiri peak which is the tallest peak in this region with a height of 1607 m.
Talakaveri Wildlife sanctuary is located in Kodagu district and it occupies an area of 105 sq. km.
Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary is located in the Somwarpet taluk of Kodagu. Kadamakkal reserve forest is a part of this sanctuary. Pushpagiri or Kumaraparvatha is the highest peak in this sanctuary.
Pushpagiri popularly known as Kumaraparvatha, is one of the most popular trekking spots in Kodagu. It has two popular trekking trails, one which starts at Kukke and another which start from Somwarpet. There are wonderful views enroute this peak.
Kushalnagar is near to Madikeri and it is home to Tibetian refugees. The Tibetians have set up monasteries here. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery & Golden temple are popular tourist spots.
Kaveri Nisargadhama is situated near Kushalnagar and is accessible via a hanging bridge. It is beside the banks of the river Kaveri. Tree top shelters, Boating, deer park and Elephant safari are the main attractions.
Tadiandamol is the highest peak of Kodagu district with a height of 5724 ft. This is a popular trekking spot.
Omkareshwara is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The idol was brought from Kashi. The temple is constructed in Indo Saracenic style of Architecture.
Bagamandala is a popular pilgrim centre. Pilgrims visit this place to take a holy dip before proceeding to Talakaveri. It is popular known as Triveni Sangama meaning Confluence of three rivers. The rivers Kaveri, Kannike and the Sujyoti rivers meet here. The Bhagandeshwara temple is situated here.
Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu district.
Madikeri has good connectivity by bus from many places in Karnataka.
Nearest railway stations are Hassan, Kasargod in Karnataka.
Mangalore International Airport is 140 km away from Madikeri.