Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kodagu

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kodagu

  • Kodagu
  • Karnataka
  • India

Kodagu Overview

Bestowed with the beauty of nature in abundance, Kodagu is an alluring district located in Karnataka. In the pre-independence era, Kodagu was known as Coorg but, in the year 1956 it was merged with the state of Mysore. Today, this beautiful township is promoted as a tourist destination by the government of Karnataka.


Resting in the enchanting Western Ghats, Kodagu cascades over 4000 sq. km. and is fed by the waters of the River Kaveri. The district of Kodagu is bordered by Mysore in East, Dakshina Kannada in South, Kasaragod in West and Hassan in North. Since Kodagu rests in the Western Ghats, its climate is tropical cool in nature. It encounters pleasant temperatures amid the year. The summers have the median temperature of 32°C and the winters witness the average mercury level at 12°C. The average rainfall received by Kodagu is 3700 mm annually.


Kodagu is nature's bounty and houses some amazing tourist destinations. The Iruppu Falls, Abbey Falls, Brahmagiri Hills, Omkareshwara Temple, Mercara Fort, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajiv Gandhi National Park etc. are the remarkable names in the list of tourist attractions in Kodagu.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Kodagu Trip?
    Plan for a minimum of 3-4 days to explore the beauty of Kodagu and experience its various attractions.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Kodagu?
    The nearest major airport is Mangalore International Airport, located approximately 160 km away. The nearest train station is Mysore Junction, around 120 km away.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Kodagu?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Kodagu are by road via private car or bus, as the nearest railway station and airport are located in Mysore or Mangalore.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Kodagu?
    Kodagu celebrates the famous Kodava festival called 'Kailpodh' in November, showcasing its unique traditions, cultural performances, and sports like hockey.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Kodagu?
    The top tourist attractions in Kodagu include Abbey Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Raja's Seat, Talakaveri, and Dubare Elephant Camp.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Kodagu?
    Must-try local dishes in Kodagu include Pandi Curry and Bamboo Shoot Curry. Popular restaurants serving authentic Kodava cuisine are East End Hotel and Coorg Cuisine.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Kodagu?
    Kodagu offers a range of accommodations, including hotels, resorts, homestays, and guesthouses, catering to different budgets and preferences.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Kodagu?
    Yes, public buses are available in Kodagu, but they may not be as frequent as in larger cities.
  • What are the transportation options available in Kodagu?
    Transportation options in Kodagu include private taxis, local buses, and renting a car or bike for self-exploration.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Kodagu?
    The primary language spoken in Kodagu is Kodava, but Kannada is widely understood and spoken as well.
  • What is the best time to visit Kodagu?
    The best time to visit Kodagu is during the winter season, from October to February, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing.
  • What activities can be done in Kodagu?
    In Kodagu, you can indulge in activities like trekking, river rafting, coffee plantation tours, wildlife safaris, visiting ancient temples, and exploring scenic viewpoints.
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