Nestled amidst the lush green hills of Karnataka, Coorg, also known as the “Kodagu” is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike. From its mist-covered valleys and cascading waterfalls to its aromatic coffee plantations and rich cultural heritage, the hill station offers an immersive experience that is bound to leave a lasting impression.
So, are you planning a trip to Coorg with your family? Then, let’s together wander on a mesmerizing journey, unraveling the scenic beauty and unique experiences this hill station has to offer. But, before we start our journey, let’s first dive into various transportation available to reach this captivating paradise.
Arriving in Coorg
Kodagu is well-connected with the major cities in India. Hence, it is a perfect family getaway to escape from the chaos of city life. Driving to this hill station by the roads is so refreshing. The mesmerizing views and misty hills are so pleasing and delightful. Besides, you can reach Coorg by air, train or bus too.
For those who opt for air travel, the nearest airport to Coorg is Mangalore International Airport, positioned approximately 160 kilometers away. Once you land at the airport, you can opt for a taxi or a pre-booked private transfer to reach this hill station comfortably.
Coorg boasts excellent road connectivity, ensuring convenient accessibility from neighboring cities and towns. You can find both government and private buses to Coorg from cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, and even as far as Chennai and Hyderabad.
For those seeking a more immersive experience, Coorg is also accessible by train. Mysore Junction serves as the closest railway station to Coorg. Upon arriving at Mysore Junction, you have the option to hire a taxi or board a bus that will transport you to the captivating destination of Coorg.
A cozy stay in Coorg
When it comes to planning a trip with your family, finding safe and secure accommodation is crucial. And traveling with your kids can be daunting for many. We were also in a similar situation. Fortunately, we found the righthomestay in Coorgwith Bag2Bag, an online platform suggested by one of our friends. Their online booking process was smooth and easy, which had a wide range of hotels, resorts, homestays and more waiting for us in Coorg.
Situated in the scenic setting of this Karnataka hill station, Notting Hill, in Madikeriis an ideal place to seek solace in nature. And our kids enjoyed the stay at this charming homestay tucked away in the heart of the picturesque destination. The hosts, who were local residents themselves, shared fascinating stories on history, culture and also the top Coorg tourist places. So, now get ready to be captivated by Coorg’s charm along with us.
Top things to do in Coorg
From exploring sprawling coffee estates to immersing in its cultural heritage, the hill station offered a wide array of adventures that left us spellbound. As we embarked on the journey to this enchanting hill station, we couldn’t help but be captivated by the allure of this beautiful destination. Here are the highlights of my adventure trip to Coorg.
Well we decided to begin the day with a visit to the breathtaking Abbey Falls. The misty morning added a touch of enchantment as we stood mesmerizing by the sight of the cascading waters amidst lush greenery. When it comes to exploring the best places to visit in Coorg, Abbey Falls undoubtedly stands out as a natural gem that captivates visitors with its sheer beauty.
Exploring Coffee Plantations
Coorg is famous for its coffee plantations, and no visit to this region is complete without immersing oneself in the aroma and beauty of these plantations. So, it is impossible to miss out the chance to immerse ourselves in the aromatic world of coffee. With the help of our homestay staff, we went on a guided tour through one of the plantations. The highlight of the tour was sipping freshly brewed coffee while enjoying the stunning views of rolling hills blanketed with green coffee bushes.
Bathing Elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant Camp is one of the best places to visit in Coorg where you can feed, bathe and play with these giant creatures up close. One of the best times was our kids playing and bathing with the elephants at Dubare Elephant Camp. Leaving the camp, we carried memories of the tusked cuties, their playful splashes, and the joyous moments shared with them.
Trekking in Coorg’s Hills
Coorg’s hilly terrain provides ample opportunities for adventure seekers and families. As the day was drawing to a close, we embarked on a thrilling trek to Tadiandamol, which is the highest peak in Coorg. The breathtaking views of the valleys and hills left us in awe. The tranquility of the surroundings and the crisp mountain air rejuvenated our senses, making the trek an unforgettable experience.
Trying out Best Food in Coorg
To delve into Coorg’s culinary delights is like embarking on a tantalizing journey of flavors and aromas. The Coorgi pork curries infused with local spices was on the top of my Coorg food list. The Kodagu cuisine is a tantalizing blend of flavors and from which we tried a steaming plate of Akki roti and Kachumpuli curry.
Farewell to Nature’s Haven
By the evening, we visited the Raja’s Seat, a scenic garden known for its breathtaking sunset views. As the sun dipped below the horizon, no one could help but feel grateful for the serene beauty we had experienced throughout the journey. After the entire day in Coorg, we realized how this enchanting destination had left an indelible mark on our heart.
Its natural beauty, serene atmosphere, and cultural richness had made for an unforgettable experience. The hill station had effortlessly blended adventure, tranquility, and cultural exploration into a single day, leaving us with cherished memories that will linger for a lifetime. With a promise to return and delve deeper into the wonders of Kodagu, we bid farewell to this magical land.
Kodagu, with its rich cultural heritage, and picturesque landscape, has an irresistible charm that leaves a lasting impression on every traveler. By staying a homestay in Coorg, you can also explore this enchanting destination to its fullest. For those looking to take their travel experience to the next level, Bag2Bag provides accommodations that unlocks a world of convenience, flexibility, and affordability. So, pack your bags and embark on your own adventure to this southern hill station.
Ancy is a travel enthusiast and a lifelong learner writing thought-provoking content. With a Bachelor's degree in English and a knack for storytelling, she has worked with numerous clients across various niches, including travel, technology, construction, and more. As a content writer for Bag2Bag hotels, homes, and experiences, Ancy believes in creating unique and informative content that resonates with her true passion for travel and writing. Whether it's crafting engaging content for blogs, social media, or web pages, she uses creativity and data-driven insights to deliver top-notch content. She enjoys watching movies, reading books, exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends.
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