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4N / 5D
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Mysore
 → 3N 
Coorg
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Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Mysore

Pick up from Bengaluru airport and proceed to Mysore. Enroute visit Srirangapatna (Dariya Daulat Bagh, Gumbaz, Tippu Fort and Ranganathaswamy Temple). Check in to Hotel on arrival. Evening proceed to Maharaja Palace, Brindavan Gardens. Overnight stay at Mysore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Mysore – Coorg (110 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs)

After Breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Ooty , on arrival check in to the hotel. Proceed for local Sightseeing (if time permits) else day at leisure or own activities and overnight stay at Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Coorg - Local sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave for the local sightseeing tour of Coorg. We will start our day tour by paying a visit to the holy Omkareshwar temple located at Talacauvery. After exploring the beauty of this ancient temple, enjoy delicious lunch. Thereafter, get yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city right in the lap of the nature at the stunning Abbey's fall and Raja's seat. Later in the evening, return back to the hotel for a stress bursting overnight stay.
Omkareshwar temple was built by Lingarajendra II in Madikeri in 1820. The temple is designed in the Mumammadan style of architecture and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Abbey Fall is about 9 kms away from the town of Madikeri in Coorg. Located amidst of lush spread of coffee plantation, it is counted among one of the most beautiful water falls in Karnataka state of India. Overnight stay at Coorg.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Coorg - Local sightseeing

After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to visit the Golden temple nestled near Kushalnagar in the region of Coorg. It is one of the biggest Tibetan monasteries of India and allows visitors to learn in depth about Tibetan religion and culture. After exploring the astonishing temple, return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Departure Coorg

After Breakfast, check out of the Hotel and transfer to Airport / Railway station for your onward/return journey with pleasant memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

4 Star Hotel included

Inclusions

  • 1 Night accommodation in Mysore
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Coorg
  • Buffet / Fixed Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary using A/c Vehicle
  • All Toll Taxes, Parking Charges, Driver Allowances

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare / Rail Fare and Travel Insurance
  • Any Entrance fees, Camera Fee, (other than specified)
  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature such as Laundry, Room Service, Mini Bar, Telephone etc.
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides or Local Political Conditions etc.
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Activity

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Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults travelling together on Twin sharing basis.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or rollaway mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the resort. This is mandatory.
  • Complimentary Arrival / departure transfers & sightseeing tours shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is subject to availability upon your request. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates, Govt. Taxes levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • All Tours & Transfers are outsourced facility and the hotel has no control on the profile and behavior of fellow passengers on board, moreover the hotel is not responsible for the safety and security of the in-house guests availing the same.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • In hotels for an extra Adult / Child either Rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon. Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Mini bar facility available in the hotels is on chargeable basis.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
  •         Timings: Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
  •         Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
  •         Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
  • These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.

Tour Destination

About City

Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood. 

The name Mysore brings the image of its royal foundation in one's mind. One of South India's famous tourist destinations, Mysore is known for its royal heritage and magnificient buildings and monuments. 

There are some notable heritage structures in Mysore like the famous Mysore Palace and the Jaganmohana Palace. Other significant tourist spots in Mysore include Somanthapura, Karanji Lake & Park, Chamundi Hill, Brindavan Garden and Rail Museum.

Mysore was one of the three largest Princely States in the erstwhile British Empire of India. To this day, the Mysore Palace stands tall as one of the most spectacular palaces in India. A very famous tourist spot that sees thousands of visitors milling in and around it every day, the Mysore Palace is a mesmerizing example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, every inch of the palace drips with opulence and intricate details, and every room that you visit stands out in terms of its elaborate architecture, beautiful paintings, rich colours and stained-glass windows. On every Sunday, and during the Dussehra celebrations, the palace is spectacularly lit up once dusk falls.

Another popular element in Mysore is the Ashtanga School of Yoga. This draws visitors and practitioners from around the world to participate in this style of yoga that originated in Mysore. 

Must Visit Places in Mysore

1. Mysore Palace
The former residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Mysore Palace is an extremely breath-taking example of the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. It was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty, and is till date one of the biggest palaces in the country. It's one of the most popular and well known tourist attractions in India.

2. Brindavan Gardens
Built across the Kaveri river, these beautiful gardens were constructed by Krishnaraja Wodeyar. These gardens spread over 60 acres of land and were modeled after the Shalimar gardens of Kashmir. The beauty of these gardens multiplies in the evenings when the fountains light up in various colors.

3. Mysore Zoo
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, also known as the Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India. Along with being home to various species of birds, mammals and reptiles, this zoo also engages in captive breeding of exotic and endangered species. The world's first caesarian section delivery performed on an elephant in Mysore zoo gave it global fame and recognition.

4. Somanathapura Temple
The village is named after Somnath, the commander of the Hoysala army who founded this place. It has a perfect natural setting for a family picnic. Also, the Somnathpur temple is a classic example of the stone carvings in Hoysala architecture.

5. Chamundeshwari Temple
Built atop the Chamundi Hills, this temple dates back to the 12th century. The idol of the main deity is made of gold. Also featured in this temple is a intricately engraved seven storey Gopuram and a silver plated entrance.

6. Shuka Vana
Home to over 2000 birds, the Shuka Vana in Mysore currently holds the record for most bird species in an aviary in the Guinness Book of World Records. This unique park, commonly known as parrot park, is a part of the Avadhoota Datta Peetham in the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram, and also serves as a rehabilitation centre for abused, injured and abandoned birds.

7. Jaganmohan Palace
The palace that housed the royals before the construction of The Mysore palace, this structure displays various paintings of the past kings of Mysore and is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

8. Bonsai Garden
The Bonsai Garden of Mysore is home to over a 100 different varieties of Bonsai trees spread across a vast estate of about 4 acres. It is a part of the Avadoota Datta Peetham of the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashrama.

9. Rail Museum
The Mysore Rail Museum is the second of its kind in India, right after the National Railways Museum of Delhi. The museum depicts the journey and development of the Indian railways through an opulent collection of photographs and various other exhibits, housing a plethora of information and insight into the intricacies of the railway engine.

10. Karanji lake
Karanji Lake, also known as the fountain lake, is a popular picnic spot. Visitors are allowed to bring packed food, and there is a coffee shop as well. It is a beautiful place to explore the different species of birds as the lake exhibits as many as 147 species including herons, Asian openbill storks, cormorant, grey pelican, etc.

11. St. Philomena's Church
Recognized as the second tallest church of Asia, St. Philomena's Church was constructed to pay tribute to the Catholic Saint and martyr of Roman Catholic Church, Saint Philomena. It is one of the most important historical sites in Mysore and is frequently visited by tourists from all over the country.

12. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Located in the picturesque state of Karnataka, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna is a haven for a wide array of bird species. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state and comprises of six small islands on the banks of the river Kaveri. The beauty that finds a place here in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a sight to sore eyes. The scenery of the local vegetation and landscape, coupled with the colourful variety of wildlife makes it a unique learning experience for everyone. This destination offers many activities to its tourists; the most popular ones include bird watching, boating, and some good old nature photography.

13. GRS fantasy park
GRS Fantasy Park is a theme based amusement park and one of the favorites among the locals of Mysore. It offers some really amusing rides and activities making it a perfect spot for friends and families to hangout.

14. Edmuri Falls
Located on the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Marg, 3 km from Mysore city, Edmuri Falls (also known as Yedmuri Falls) is a quaint waterfall that comes in pair with the adjoining Balmuri Falls. Originating from the River Cauvery, the waterfall is generated when it comes in contact with a 6 feet rocky steep slope on the path of the river. In the view of the lush green backdrop of the hills and the sparkling water in sight, the waterfall is a pure visual delight.

15. Talakadu
Nestled on the banks of River Cauvery, Talakadu is town known for its sand dunes. With a rich past and heritage, the town is also quite famous among the devotees who come here for a special worship.

16. City Shopping
While in Mysore, take home Mysore silk saris, Mysore sandalwood artifacts and handicrafts, incense sticks, and traditional Mysore paintings called Ganjifa paintings, that the town is known for.

17. Folklore Museum
A part of the Mysore University, the museum is home to one of the most elaborate collections of folk art, products and articles. Visit the museum to witness one of the most sprawling depictions of the state's folk art.

18. Trinesvaraswamy Temple
This ancient temple is located outside the Mysore Fort, the main deity being Trinesvara i.e. the three eyed Shiva. The gopura of this temple was destroyed in the 18th century, but the beauty of the Dravidian architecture is still on display here.

19. Nanjangud
This temple town is known as the Southern Kashi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built during the Ganga period but renovated by the Wodeyars. Shrines dedicated to various other Gods and Goddesses are there inside the temple.

20. Melukote Temples
The two temples in Melukote are Tirunarayana temple and Yoga Narasimha, both located at the foothills and top respectively of the Yadavgiri hills.

21. Srikanteswara Temple
This temple built in the Dravidian style is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is said to have healing powers. The 125 feet tall Gopura along with the 7 gold kalash are a must see on visiting this temple.

22. Lalitha Mahal Palace
Built in the year 1921, Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It was built at the orders of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore for stay of the then Viceroy of India. The architecture of the grand palace was inspired by St. Paul? Cathedral in London, making it one of the most remarkable structure to grace the landscape of the city.

23. Ashtanga Yoga Institute
The Ashtanga Yoga Institute based in the peaceful and tranquil environment of Mysore is a disciplined institute that provides comprehensive courses in Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. The institute has 200 hours, 300 hours & Yoga Vacation programmes which are residential in nature. Two hours of intensive asanas practice followed by two more hours of adjustments & teaching sessions are held every day.

24. Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala
Established in 2001, Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala is a Yoga and Cultural Centre, located in Lakshmipuram, Mysore City, in a Century Old Heritage House. The Yoga Shala mainly imparts Ashtanga Vinyas Yogasana, Mysore Style in a traditional way, as taught by Yogacharyas Krishnamachar and Pattabhi Jois of Mysore.

25. Kunti Betta
Nestled in the town of Pandavapura between two hills, Kunti Betta is a perfect place to get away from the helter skelter of the city. This place is surrounded by sugarcane fields, paddy fields and coconut trees that makes the place look beautiful and mesmerizing. Situated at an elevation of 2882 feet, the picturesque scenic views that this place comprises of will make you feel rejuvenated.

26. Masinagudi
Masinagudi is a serene and tranquil hill station located near Mysore in the Nilgiri district. A haven for animal and bird lovers, this place is a mesmerizing and spectacular place to be close to nature. This is a great place to get away from the monotony of daily life and enjoy some peaceful time relaxing. The variegated hills and verdant trees that surround the place makes it look magical and beautiful.

27. Chunchanakatte Falls
Chunchanakatte Falls are situated on River Kaveri in Chunchanakatte village of Mysore. The river fall off at a height of 20 metres divided as two different waterfalls, then at the base it continues as one river again.

28. Balmuri Waterfalls
Balmuri Falls is situated in the village of Balmuri, 16 kms away from Mysore. The 6-feet-tall waterfall is a man made stretch of cascading water formed by the check-dam on River Cauvery. It is a popular picnic spot for the people of Mysore and Bangalore.

29. Krishnarajasagar Dam
Located in Mandya in Karnataka, KrishnaRajaSagara Dam, also known as KRS Dam, is a huge gravity dam situated near the confluence of the rivers - Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshaman Tirtha. Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, the dam was initially built to provide water for Mandya and Mysore. But later, it eventually became a source of water supply for the city of Bangalore that was rapidly growing. Today it is a major tourist attraction and amongst the most scenic spots in the region.

30. Lingambudhi Lake
A hot spot of rich biodiversity and forever crowded by vibrant colored butterflies and exotic species of birdies, Lingambudhi Lake is a resplendent freshwater lake in Mysore. Considered to be a popular tourist spot in the city, the lake is exactly situated in Srirampura, around 8 km away from the city centre. Bustling with lush greenery and gorgeous surroundings, the spot is a popular picnic spot and offers the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind from the hustle bustle of the city.

Best Time to Visit Mysore

October to February: This is one of the best times of the year to visit Mysore because the weather is cool with temperature dipping to a minimum of 10°C.
March to May: Summers in Mysore are warm with the temperature varying between 22°C and 39°C.

Which food is special in Mysore?

Sambar, a fiery lentil soup, and coconut chutney are served alongside vada, just like with idli. The idli-vada combo (one idli and one vada) is highly well-liked for breakfast or as a teatime snack. Vada is one of the Mysore famous foods you should never miss.

Mysore is also famed for its exceptional quality of Mysore Silk and a unique tradition of painting known as Mysore Painting. This city offers quite a few mouthwatering delicacies like the Mysore Pak and Mysore Masala Dosa.

Mysore is a heritage city and pride of Karnataka. It is a beautiful city rich with history, legends, monuments, educational centers, kings, palaces, museums, lakes, parks, culture, literature, arts and abundant natural resources. 

About City

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is a popular coffee producing hill station. It is popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specializing in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Forest covered hills, spice and coffee plantations only add to the landscape. This enchantingly beautiful place is popularly called as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also ‘Kashmir of South’. Madikeri is the region's centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here. On a visit to Coorg, cover the beautiful towns like Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet, and experience the beautiful concept of "homestays" to make your experience more memorable! 

Places To Visit In Coorg

1. Abbey Falls
Abbey falls located between the natural greenery of coffee plantations and spice estates is blessed with stunning beauty and serene calm. The falls has a wild beauty. Water cascading over rocks into the pool. The roaring sound of the waterfalls can be heard from the road.

2. Talakaveri Temple & Waterfalls
Talakaveri is the source of the river Kaveri, located on the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala. Kodavas erected a tank which is now considered as its origin. It is believed that the river originates as a spring feeding a tank or a Kundike and then flows underground to re-emerge as Kaveri some distance away. The place has a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kaveriamma is located next to the tank and bathing in it on special occasions is considered holy.

3. Raja's Seat
Raja's Seat is a well-known tourist site in Coorg that is an elevated garden looking out onto the valley, believed to have been a favourite among the Kings of Kodagu; it is full of colourful flowers, fountains and plenty of spots to catch the sunrise or sunset. Moreover, boasting of impressive history, the 17th century Madikeri Fort was built by Muddu Raja and then reconstructed by Tipu Sultan.

4. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary covers 181 square km and has got its name from the Brahmagiri Park, which is the highest peak with a height of 1608 m. The primary vegetation of the sanctuary includes evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, shoal forest patches in grasslands and bamboos. The sanctuary was established in the year 1974 and is surrounded by plantations of coffee and cardamom.

5. Chiklihole Reservoir
On one of the tributaries of the River Cauvery, the reservoir offer tourists with seclusion and privacy unlike other tourist spots. The dense forest along with the rich flora and fauna add on to the charm of the place. It is a great picnic spot and thus perfect for family outing as well. The place with amazing scenic beauty is nothing less than paradise for photographers. Sunset view is mesmerizing from here and an experience in itself.

6. Dubare Elephant Camp
It presents tourists with an opportunity to be close to elephants and engage in various activities related to them. The trained naturalists assist tourists with details on Elephant history, ecology and biology. What makes this camp unique is the fact that tourists can participate in various activities with elephants which is three hour elephant interaction.

7. Harangi Dam
Built across the tributary of River Cauvery, Harangi dam is the first dam that has been built across River Cauvery. It has a height of 47 meters and length of 846 meters creating a marvelous view of forceful streams of water. A popular picnic spot, it is good even for family outing where one can relax and spend some calm moments with his or her loved ones.

8. Honnamana Kere Lake
Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) is a popular tourist spots in Coorg. Being the largest lake in the region of Coorg, Honnamana Kere has spiritual as well as historical significance. The lake is surrounded by hills, coffee plantations and man-made caves. Named after Goddess Honnamana, adjacent to this lake is a temple dedicated to the goddess.

9. Omkareswara Temple
Depicting both Islamic and Gothic architecture, Omkareshwara temple was built in 1820 by Lingarajendra as a dedication to Lord Shiva. There is a wonderful pool in front of the temple. There are four Minarets around and a dome in the centre of the temple. A footpath leads to the Mandap. Here the Sivalinga was named as Omkareswara. Regular rituals were performed here.

10. Kotebetta Trek / Peak
One of the popular tourist spots in Coorg, Kotebetta is third highest peak in Coorg region after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri. Kotebetta offers tourists with amazing trekking opportunities. It is 10 km away from Hattihole. Tourists start their trek from the Hattihole and ends at the peak. Along with lush greenery and especially huge expanse of coffee estates accompany you on your trekking.

11. Madikeri Fort
The fort has rich history and has seen many battles and successions. At ten entrance of the fort, you will see two life-sized elephants which are made of mortar. There was a temple as well inside the fort dedicated to Virabhadra which was later removed in the year of 1855 by the British. They built an Anglican Church in its place which is also a beautiful architectural work.

12. Mallalli Falls
Located at the foot of Pushpagiri Hill Ranges, Mallalli Falls are one of the best places in Coorg to spend some time. Mallalli Falls are created when River Kumaradhara drips down from the peak of Pushpagiri Peak, which is over a height of approximately 200 feet.

13. Mandalpatti Trek
Located 4 km before Abbey Falls, Mandalpatti Offering amazing scenic beauty and perfect opportunities to be amidst the best of natural settings is increasingly become popular amongst tourists. The trek presents trekkers with beautiful scenery and rich flora and fauna. 

14. Nalknad Aramane Palace
The palace is an impressive structure and thus makes for an interesting visit. Its roofs and walls have been adorned with many ancient paintings and carvings. There is a gigantic gateway at the place. Inside the palace, you will find a kalyana mandapa which is a platform to hold marriage ceremonies.

15. Nehru Mantap
Nehru Mantap is located in the town of Madikeri in the vicinity of Raja's Seat. The mantap presents amazing view as it overlooks the Madikeri Radio Station. You get view of the mountain located at a distance along with captivating view of the town.

16. Padi Iggutappa Temple
Dedicated to Lord Iguthappa which is another name for Lord Subramanya, the temple resembles to the Keralite temples in architectural design. The temple plays an important role in the culture and traditional practices of Kodavas. The temple according to Kodavas holds magical powers and fulfils wishes of devotees.

17. Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)
Popularly known as the 'Golden Temple', the Namdroling Monastery holds some excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artwork, as seen with the elaborately decorated temple tower and ornate outer walls, intricately adorned with beautiful murals.

18. Somwarpet
Somwarpet, a town in the north east of the Coorg district, has several tourist attractions, the main being Beelur Golf Club along with the Mallalli Falls and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

19. Tadiandamol Trek
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg, at an elevation of 1748m. Most tourists interested in trekking are drawn to this place as the journey is difficult, but the view from the top, unparalleled.

20. Iruppu Falls
Iruppu Falls is a fresh water cascade located in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. These are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, a name derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls. A major tourist attraction, it attracts a large number of tourists because of their mesmerizing natural beauty.

21. Barapole River
Barapole River is a famous white river rafting destination in Coorg. The white frothy river with speedy waters and rapids, flowing through beautiful landscapes, makes for an ideal river rafting experience. White water rafting is organized in Upper Barapole in Kithu-Kakkatu River which is a strong catchment area for the monsoons, thus providing some of the most challenging stretches of rapids. The Barapole River surges through dense forests and offers rafting participants a breathtaking view of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

22. Coffee Plantations in Coorg
A walk through the beautiful plantation estates is one of the most wonderful things to do in Coorg. The region is known for its coffee plantations that also have a variety of spice plants and vanilla trees. Most of these coffee estates provide a paid guided walking tour and have stores from where you can buy coffee and spices.

23. Gaddige Raja's Tomb
Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this beautiful structure of Gaddige Raja's tomb is the mortal remains of the Kodavad Royalty. These tombs date back to 1820.

24. Nagarhole National Park Safari
With its diversity of flora and fauna, the Nagarhole National Park is one of the best known wildlife reserves in India. It houses not just multiple species of plants and shrubbery but also mammals, reptiles, crawlers and rare birds.

25. Honey Valley-Nilakandi Falls
The Nilakandi Falls are located the midst of the dense tropical forests of Coorg. It is a picturesque and serene waterfall that lends trekkers a wonderful waterfall experience. Honey Valley is a private resort in which this beautiful waterfall is located.

26. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Pushpagiri is one of the 21 wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka and home to many rare and endangered species of birds. The Kumara Parvat peak lies here. This National Park is also a proposed World Heritage site.

27. Bhagamandala
Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage site situated in the scenic foothills of Talacauvery, at a distance of only 39 kms from Madikeri. A bath in the holy waters of the Bhagamandala is not only sacred but also a very spiritually uplifting and cleansing experience.

28. Kutta
Kutta is a small town in Karnataka that connects the several tourist attractions surrounding it. Replete with misty mountains, undulating rivers and cascading waterfalls, Kutta is mainly known for serving as a gateway to the Nagarhole National Park with a few options of a home stay, especially for tourists coming from the Kerala side.

29. Kopatty Hills
Kopatty Hills is one of the lesser-known trekking destinations in India. It is the myriad landscapes that such a short trail offers and lends the trek its appeal. Located in Coorg district it is a haven for those seeking an off-beat experience. It is a relatively simple route that traverses vast expanses of coffee plantations, rolling grasslands, peaceful streams and dense forests.

30. Rameshwara temple
Located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, Rameshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is famous for having the power to cleanse the sins of those devotees who visit here.

31. Chettali
Located on the Madikeri-Siddapur Road, Chettali is a small village blessed with lush greenery and misty hills surrounding it. The Cherala bhagavathy temple here also attracts tourists and devotees.

32. Nalakunad Palace
It was the hunting lodge of Kodagu king dating back to 18th century. It is situated at the bottom of Coorg's highest peak Tadiyendamol.

33. Virajpet
Virajpet is an offbeat hill station, situated at a distance of just 22 km from Coorg. Also known as Virajpete which is derived from Virarajendrapete, after the name of the former ruler and founder of the place, it is known for its world-class coffee and spice plantations.

34. Nishani Motte Trek
Located in the district of Galibeedu, 12 km from Madikeri near Coorg, Nishani Motte is a relatively unknown peak in Karnataka. Known for its scintillating views of misty mountains, green forest cover, lush green open meadows and rare species of flora and fauna, the place is also a popular trekking destination.

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit Coorg is from October to June as the weather is pleasant with no rain and pleasant weather. However, if you want to go trekking, October to March is the best time to visit Coorg as this is the perfect weather if you wish to spend more time outdoors. During the monsoon months of late July and August, it is best to avoid visiting due to heavy rainfall and landslides.

How to Reach Coorg

Coorg is only accessed by road. There are many government and private buses going to Coorg from the major cities in Karnataka. Coorg does not have its own railway station, and the nearest one is at Mysore (120 km). The closest airport is at Mangalore (152 km), from where the tourists can head to Coorg by bus or taxi.

You cannot visit Coorg without taking a tour of its expansive coffee, cardamom and pepper plantations; walk around the grounds, passing vanilla trees on your way, and make sure to buy some coffee and spices. An absolute sight to behold, the various waterfalls of Coorg like the Iruppu Falls, Mallalli Falls and Abbey Falls are a must-visit, especially since they make for excellent picnic spots and are often considered holy.

With so much greenery comes diverse wildlife that you can explore at the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarhole National Park etc. You also get to go on treks like the Pushpagiri Trek, Tadiandamol Peak Trek and Iruppu Falls Trek. In addition, there are several religious places that you can pay your respects at, like the Rameshwara Temple, Bhagamandala, Namdroling Monastery and Gaddige Raja's Tomb.

Some other fun activities offered by Coorg tour packages include shopping for coffee and Kodagu jewels, getting a rejuvenating ayurvedic treatment, river rafting, fishing at River Cauvery, visiting the Nalknad Palace etc. So you can experience Coorg at its best between October and June and explore destinations like Bangalore and Mysore that are often part of the packages.

Visit the metropolitan city of Bangalore, also called the "Garden City" or "Silicon Valley of India", to experience its botanical gardens of Lalbagh, numerous parks like Cubbon Park, the colonial Bangalore Palace, delicious street food and coffee and more! On the other hand, Mysore is known as the "City of Palaces" and enjoys a reputation as one of India's most historically significant cities.

Your visit to Mysore will leave you completely fascinated, what with its Indo-Saracenic style Mysore Palace, temples, Brindavan Gardens, lakes and sanctuaries, Rail Museum, yoga institutes, silk saris, sandalwood etc. Coorg travel packages are the perfect way to get the best out of the town, whether you are with family or friends.

  • Family

Royal Touch

1N 
Mysore
 → 3N 
Coorg
4 Nights / 5 Days
Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Tour Itinerary
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  • Inclusions
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Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Mysore

Pick up from Bengaluru airport and proceed to Mysore. Enroute visit Srirangapatna (Dariya Daulat Bagh, Gumbaz, Tippu Fort and Ranganathaswamy Temple). Check in to Hotel on arrival. Evening proceed to Maharaja Palace, Brindavan Gardens. Overnight stay at Mysore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Mysore – Coorg (110 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs)

After Breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Ooty , on arrival check in to the hotel. Proceed for local Sightseeing (if time permits) else day at leisure or own activities and overnight stay at Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Coorg - Local sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave for the local sightseeing tour of Coorg. We will start our day tour by paying a visit to the holy Omkareshwar temple located at Talacauvery. After exploring the beauty of this ancient temple, enjoy delicious lunch. Thereafter, get yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city right in the lap of the nature at the stunning Abbey's fall and Raja's seat. Later in the evening, return back to the hotel for a stress bursting overnight stay.
Omkareshwar temple was built by Lingarajendra II in Madikeri in 1820. The temple is designed in the Mumammadan style of architecture and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Abbey Fall is about 9 kms away from the town of Madikeri in Coorg. Located amidst of lush spread of coffee plantation, it is counted among one of the most beautiful water falls in Karnataka state of India. Overnight stay at Coorg.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Coorg - Local sightseeing

After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to visit the Golden temple nestled near Kushalnagar in the region of Coorg. It is one of the biggest Tibetan monasteries of India and allows visitors to learn in depth about Tibetan religion and culture. After exploring the astonishing temple, return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Departure Coorg

After Breakfast, check out of the Hotel and transfer to Airport / Railway station for your onward/return journey with pleasant memories.

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Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

4 Star Hotel included

Inclusions

  • 1 Night accommodation in Mysore
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Coorg
  • Buffet / Fixed Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary using A/c Vehicle
  • All Toll Taxes, Parking Charges, Driver Allowances

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare / Rail Fare and Travel Insurance
  • Any Entrance fees, Camera Fee, (other than specified)
  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature such as Laundry, Room Service, Mini Bar, Telephone etc.
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides or Local Political Conditions etc.
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

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Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults travelling together on Twin sharing basis.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or rollaway mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the resort. This is mandatory.
  • Complimentary Arrival / departure transfers & sightseeing tours shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is subject to availability upon your request. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates, Govt. Taxes levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • All Tours & Transfers are outsourced facility and the hotel has no control on the profile and behavior of fellow passengers on board, moreover the hotel is not responsible for the safety and security of the in-house guests availing the same.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • In hotels for an extra Adult / Child either Rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon. Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Mini bar facility available in the hotels is on chargeable basis.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
  •         Timings: Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
  •         Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
  •         Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
  • These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.

Tour Destination

About City

Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood. 

The name Mysore brings the image of its royal foundation in one's mind. One of South India's famous tourist destinations, Mysore is known for its royal heritage and magnificient buildings and monuments. 

There are some notable heritage structures in Mysore like the famous Mysore Palace and the Jaganmohana Palace. Other significant tourist spots in Mysore include Somanthapura, Karanji Lake & Park, Chamundi Hill, Brindavan Garden and Rail Museum.

Mysore was one of the three largest Princely States in the erstwhile British Empire of India. To this day, the Mysore Palace stands tall as one of the most spectacular palaces in India. A very famous tourist spot that sees thousands of visitors milling in and around it every day, the Mysore Palace is a mesmerizing example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, every inch of the palace drips with opulence and intricate details, and every room that you visit stands out in terms of its elaborate architecture, beautiful paintings, rich colours and stained-glass windows. On every Sunday, and during the Dussehra celebrations, the palace is spectacularly lit up once dusk falls.

Another popular element in Mysore is the Ashtanga School of Yoga. This draws visitors and practitioners from around the world to participate in this style of yoga that originated in Mysore. 

Must Visit Places in Mysore

1. Mysore Palace
The former residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Mysore Palace is an extremely breath-taking example of the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. It was built in the year 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty, and is till date one of the biggest palaces in the country. It's one of the most popular and well known tourist attractions in India.

2. Brindavan Gardens
Built across the Kaveri river, these beautiful gardens were constructed by Krishnaraja Wodeyar. These gardens spread over 60 acres of land and were modeled after the Shalimar gardens of Kashmir. The beauty of these gardens multiplies in the evenings when the fountains light up in various colors.

3. Mysore Zoo
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, also known as the Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India. Along with being home to various species of birds, mammals and reptiles, this zoo also engages in captive breeding of exotic and endangered species. The world's first caesarian section delivery performed on an elephant in Mysore zoo gave it global fame and recognition.

4. Somanathapura Temple
The village is named after Somnath, the commander of the Hoysala army who founded this place. It has a perfect natural setting for a family picnic. Also, the Somnathpur temple is a classic example of the stone carvings in Hoysala architecture.

5. Chamundeshwari Temple
Built atop the Chamundi Hills, this temple dates back to the 12th century. The idol of the main deity is made of gold. Also featured in this temple is a intricately engraved seven storey Gopuram and a silver plated entrance.

6. Shuka Vana
Home to over 2000 birds, the Shuka Vana in Mysore currently holds the record for most bird species in an aviary in the Guinness Book of World Records. This unique park, commonly known as parrot park, is a part of the Avadhoota Datta Peetham in the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram, and also serves as a rehabilitation centre for abused, injured and abandoned birds.

7. Jaganmohan Palace
The palace that housed the royals before the construction of The Mysore palace, this structure displays various paintings of the past kings of Mysore and is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

8. Bonsai Garden
The Bonsai Garden of Mysore is home to over a 100 different varieties of Bonsai trees spread across a vast estate of about 4 acres. It is a part of the Avadoota Datta Peetham of the Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashrama.

9. Rail Museum
The Mysore Rail Museum is the second of its kind in India, right after the National Railways Museum of Delhi. The museum depicts the journey and development of the Indian railways through an opulent collection of photographs and various other exhibits, housing a plethora of information and insight into the intricacies of the railway engine.

10. Karanji lake
Karanji Lake, also known as the fountain lake, is a popular picnic spot. Visitors are allowed to bring packed food, and there is a coffee shop as well. It is a beautiful place to explore the different species of birds as the lake exhibits as many as 147 species including herons, Asian openbill storks, cormorant, grey pelican, etc.

11. St. Philomena's Church
Recognized as the second tallest church of Asia, St. Philomena's Church was constructed to pay tribute to the Catholic Saint and martyr of Roman Catholic Church, Saint Philomena. It is one of the most important historical sites in Mysore and is frequently visited by tourists from all over the country.

12. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Located in the picturesque state of Karnataka, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna is a haven for a wide array of bird species. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state and comprises of six small islands on the banks of the river Kaveri. The beauty that finds a place here in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a sight to sore eyes. The scenery of the local vegetation and landscape, coupled with the colourful variety of wildlife makes it a unique learning experience for everyone. This destination offers many activities to its tourists; the most popular ones include bird watching, boating, and some good old nature photography.

13. GRS fantasy park
GRS Fantasy Park is a theme based amusement park and one of the favorites among the locals of Mysore. It offers some really amusing rides and activities making it a perfect spot for friends and families to hangout.

14. Edmuri Falls
Located on the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Marg, 3 km from Mysore city, Edmuri Falls (also known as Yedmuri Falls) is a quaint waterfall that comes in pair with the adjoining Balmuri Falls. Originating from the River Cauvery, the waterfall is generated when it comes in contact with a 6 feet rocky steep slope on the path of the river. In the view of the lush green backdrop of the hills and the sparkling water in sight, the waterfall is a pure visual delight.

15. Talakadu
Nestled on the banks of River Cauvery, Talakadu is town known for its sand dunes. With a rich past and heritage, the town is also quite famous among the devotees who come here for a special worship.

16. City Shopping
While in Mysore, take home Mysore silk saris, Mysore sandalwood artifacts and handicrafts, incense sticks, and traditional Mysore paintings called Ganjifa paintings, that the town is known for.

17. Folklore Museum
A part of the Mysore University, the museum is home to one of the most elaborate collections of folk art, products and articles. Visit the museum to witness one of the most sprawling depictions of the state's folk art.

18. Trinesvaraswamy Temple
This ancient temple is located outside the Mysore Fort, the main deity being Trinesvara i.e. the three eyed Shiva. The gopura of this temple was destroyed in the 18th century, but the beauty of the Dravidian architecture is still on display here.

19. Nanjangud
This temple town is known as the Southern Kashi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built during the Ganga period but renovated by the Wodeyars. Shrines dedicated to various other Gods and Goddesses are there inside the temple.

20. Melukote Temples
The two temples in Melukote are Tirunarayana temple and Yoga Narasimha, both located at the foothills and top respectively of the Yadavgiri hills.

21. Srikanteswara Temple
This temple built in the Dravidian style is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is said to have healing powers. The 125 feet tall Gopura along with the 7 gold kalash are a must see on visiting this temple.

22. Lalitha Mahal Palace
Built in the year 1921, Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It was built at the orders of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore for stay of the then Viceroy of India. The architecture of the grand palace was inspired by St. Paul? Cathedral in London, making it one of the most remarkable structure to grace the landscape of the city.

23. Ashtanga Yoga Institute
The Ashtanga Yoga Institute based in the peaceful and tranquil environment of Mysore is a disciplined institute that provides comprehensive courses in Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. The institute has 200 hours, 300 hours & Yoga Vacation programmes which are residential in nature. Two hours of intensive asanas practice followed by two more hours of adjustments & teaching sessions are held every day.

24. Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala
Established in 2001, Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala is a Yoga and Cultural Centre, located in Lakshmipuram, Mysore City, in a Century Old Heritage House. The Yoga Shala mainly imparts Ashtanga Vinyas Yogasana, Mysore Style in a traditional way, as taught by Yogacharyas Krishnamachar and Pattabhi Jois of Mysore.

25. Kunti Betta
Nestled in the town of Pandavapura between two hills, Kunti Betta is a perfect place to get away from the helter skelter of the city. This place is surrounded by sugarcane fields, paddy fields and coconut trees that makes the place look beautiful and mesmerizing. Situated at an elevation of 2882 feet, the picturesque scenic views that this place comprises of will make you feel rejuvenated.

26. Masinagudi
Masinagudi is a serene and tranquil hill station located near Mysore in the Nilgiri district. A haven for animal and bird lovers, this place is a mesmerizing and spectacular place to be close to nature. This is a great place to get away from the monotony of daily life and enjoy some peaceful time relaxing. The variegated hills and verdant trees that surround the place makes it look magical and beautiful.

27. Chunchanakatte Falls
Chunchanakatte Falls are situated on River Kaveri in Chunchanakatte village of Mysore. The river fall off at a height of 20 metres divided as two different waterfalls, then at the base it continues as one river again.

28. Balmuri Waterfalls
Balmuri Falls is situated in the village of Balmuri, 16 kms away from Mysore. The 6-feet-tall waterfall is a man made stretch of cascading water formed by the check-dam on River Cauvery. It is a popular picnic spot for the people of Mysore and Bangalore.

29. Krishnarajasagar Dam
Located in Mandya in Karnataka, KrishnaRajaSagara Dam, also known as KRS Dam, is a huge gravity dam situated near the confluence of the rivers - Cauvery, Hemavathi and Lakshaman Tirtha. Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, the dam was initially built to provide water for Mandya and Mysore. But later, it eventually became a source of water supply for the city of Bangalore that was rapidly growing. Today it is a major tourist attraction and amongst the most scenic spots in the region.

30. Lingambudhi Lake
A hot spot of rich biodiversity and forever crowded by vibrant colored butterflies and exotic species of birdies, Lingambudhi Lake is a resplendent freshwater lake in Mysore. Considered to be a popular tourist spot in the city, the lake is exactly situated in Srirampura, around 8 km away from the city centre. Bustling with lush greenery and gorgeous surroundings, the spot is a popular picnic spot and offers the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind from the hustle bustle of the city.

Best Time to Visit Mysore

October to February: This is one of the best times of the year to visit Mysore because the weather is cool with temperature dipping to a minimum of 10°C.
March to May: Summers in Mysore are warm with the temperature varying between 22°C and 39°C.

Which food is special in Mysore?

Sambar, a fiery lentil soup, and coconut chutney are served alongside vada, just like with idli. The idli-vada combo (one idli and one vada) is highly well-liked for breakfast or as a teatime snack. Vada is one of the Mysore famous foods you should never miss.

Mysore is also famed for its exceptional quality of Mysore Silk and a unique tradition of painting known as Mysore Painting. This city offers quite a few mouthwatering delicacies like the Mysore Pak and Mysore Masala Dosa.

Mysore is a heritage city and pride of Karnataka. It is a beautiful city rich with history, legends, monuments, educational centers, kings, palaces, museums, lakes, parks, culture, literature, arts and abundant natural resources. 

About City

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is a popular coffee producing hill station. It is popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specializing in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Forest covered hills, spice and coffee plantations only add to the landscape. This enchantingly beautiful place is popularly called as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also ‘Kashmir of South’. Madikeri is the region's centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here. On a visit to Coorg, cover the beautiful towns like Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet, and experience the beautiful concept of "homestays" to make your experience more memorable! 

Places To Visit In Coorg

1. Abbey Falls
Abbey falls located between the natural greenery of coffee plantations and spice estates is blessed with stunning beauty and serene calm. The falls has a wild beauty. Water cascading over rocks into the pool. The roaring sound of the waterfalls can be heard from the road.

2. Talakaveri Temple & Waterfalls
Talakaveri is the source of the river Kaveri, located on the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala. Kodavas erected a tank which is now considered as its origin. It is believed that the river originates as a spring feeding a tank or a Kundike and then flows underground to re-emerge as Kaveri some distance away. The place has a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kaveriamma is located next to the tank and bathing in it on special occasions is considered holy.

3. Raja's Seat
Raja's Seat is a well-known tourist site in Coorg that is an elevated garden looking out onto the valley, believed to have been a favourite among the Kings of Kodagu; it is full of colourful flowers, fountains and plenty of spots to catch the sunrise or sunset. Moreover, boasting of impressive history, the 17th century Madikeri Fort was built by Muddu Raja and then reconstructed by Tipu Sultan.

4. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary covers 181 square km and has got its name from the Brahmagiri Park, which is the highest peak with a height of 1608 m. The primary vegetation of the sanctuary includes evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, shoal forest patches in grasslands and bamboos. The sanctuary was established in the year 1974 and is surrounded by plantations of coffee and cardamom.

5. Chiklihole Reservoir
On one of the tributaries of the River Cauvery, the reservoir offer tourists with seclusion and privacy unlike other tourist spots. The dense forest along with the rich flora and fauna add on to the charm of the place. It is a great picnic spot and thus perfect for family outing as well. The place with amazing scenic beauty is nothing less than paradise for photographers. Sunset view is mesmerizing from here and an experience in itself.

6. Dubare Elephant Camp
It presents tourists with an opportunity to be close to elephants and engage in various activities related to them. The trained naturalists assist tourists with details on Elephant history, ecology and biology. What makes this camp unique is the fact that tourists can participate in various activities with elephants which is three hour elephant interaction.

7. Harangi Dam
Built across the tributary of River Cauvery, Harangi dam is the first dam that has been built across River Cauvery. It has a height of 47 meters and length of 846 meters creating a marvelous view of forceful streams of water. A popular picnic spot, it is good even for family outing where one can relax and spend some calm moments with his or her loved ones.

8. Honnamana Kere Lake
Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) is a popular tourist spots in Coorg. Being the largest lake in the region of Coorg, Honnamana Kere has spiritual as well as historical significance. The lake is surrounded by hills, coffee plantations and man-made caves. Named after Goddess Honnamana, adjacent to this lake is a temple dedicated to the goddess.

9. Omkareswara Temple
Depicting both Islamic and Gothic architecture, Omkareshwara temple was built in 1820 by Lingarajendra as a dedication to Lord Shiva. There is a wonderful pool in front of the temple. There are four Minarets around and a dome in the centre of the temple. A footpath leads to the Mandap. Here the Sivalinga was named as Omkareswara. Regular rituals were performed here.

10. Kotebetta Trek / Peak
One of the popular tourist spots in Coorg, Kotebetta is third highest peak in Coorg region after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri. Kotebetta offers tourists with amazing trekking opportunities. It is 10 km away from Hattihole. Tourists start their trek from the Hattihole and ends at the peak. Along with lush greenery and especially huge expanse of coffee estates accompany you on your trekking.

11. Madikeri Fort
The fort has rich history and has seen many battles and successions. At ten entrance of the fort, you will see two life-sized elephants which are made of mortar. There was a temple as well inside the fort dedicated to Virabhadra which was later removed in the year of 1855 by the British. They built an Anglican Church in its place which is also a beautiful architectural work.

12. Mallalli Falls
Located at the foot of Pushpagiri Hill Ranges, Mallalli Falls are one of the best places in Coorg to spend some time. Mallalli Falls are created when River Kumaradhara drips down from the peak of Pushpagiri Peak, which is over a height of approximately 200 feet.

13. Mandalpatti Trek
Located 4 km before Abbey Falls, Mandalpatti Offering amazing scenic beauty and perfect opportunities to be amidst the best of natural settings is increasingly become popular amongst tourists. The trek presents trekkers with beautiful scenery and rich flora and fauna. 

14. Nalknad Aramane Palace
The palace is an impressive structure and thus makes for an interesting visit. Its roofs and walls have been adorned with many ancient paintings and carvings. There is a gigantic gateway at the place. Inside the palace, you will find a kalyana mandapa which is a platform to hold marriage ceremonies.

15. Nehru Mantap
Nehru Mantap is located in the town of Madikeri in the vicinity of Raja's Seat. The mantap presents amazing view as it overlooks the Madikeri Radio Station. You get view of the mountain located at a distance along with captivating view of the town.

16. Padi Iggutappa Temple
Dedicated to Lord Iguthappa which is another name for Lord Subramanya, the temple resembles to the Keralite temples in architectural design. The temple plays an important role in the culture and traditional practices of Kodavas. The temple according to Kodavas holds magical powers and fulfils wishes of devotees.

17. Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)
Popularly known as the 'Golden Temple', the Namdroling Monastery holds some excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artwork, as seen with the elaborately decorated temple tower and ornate outer walls, intricately adorned with beautiful murals.

18. Somwarpet
Somwarpet, a town in the north east of the Coorg district, has several tourist attractions, the main being Beelur Golf Club along with the Mallalli Falls and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

19. Tadiandamol Trek
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg, at an elevation of 1748m. Most tourists interested in trekking are drawn to this place as the journey is difficult, but the view from the top, unparalleled.

20. Iruppu Falls
Iruppu Falls is a fresh water cascade located in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. These are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, a name derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls. A major tourist attraction, it attracts a large number of tourists because of their mesmerizing natural beauty.

21. Barapole River
Barapole River is a famous white river rafting destination in Coorg. The white frothy river with speedy waters and rapids, flowing through beautiful landscapes, makes for an ideal river rafting experience. White water rafting is organized in Upper Barapole in Kithu-Kakkatu River which is a strong catchment area for the monsoons, thus providing some of the most challenging stretches of rapids. The Barapole River surges through dense forests and offers rafting participants a breathtaking view of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

22. Coffee Plantations in Coorg
A walk through the beautiful plantation estates is one of the most wonderful things to do in Coorg. The region is known for its coffee plantations that also have a variety of spice plants and vanilla trees. Most of these coffee estates provide a paid guided walking tour and have stores from where you can buy coffee and spices.

23. Gaddige Raja's Tomb
Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this beautiful structure of Gaddige Raja's tomb is the mortal remains of the Kodavad Royalty. These tombs date back to 1820.

24. Nagarhole National Park Safari
With its diversity of flora and fauna, the Nagarhole National Park is one of the best known wildlife reserves in India. It houses not just multiple species of plants and shrubbery but also mammals, reptiles, crawlers and rare birds.

25. Honey Valley-Nilakandi Falls
The Nilakandi Falls are located the midst of the dense tropical forests of Coorg. It is a picturesque and serene waterfall that lends trekkers a wonderful waterfall experience. Honey Valley is a private resort in which this beautiful waterfall is located.

26. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Pushpagiri is one of the 21 wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka and home to many rare and endangered species of birds. The Kumara Parvat peak lies here. This National Park is also a proposed World Heritage site.

27. Bhagamandala
Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage site situated in the scenic foothills of Talacauvery, at a distance of only 39 kms from Madikeri. A bath in the holy waters of the Bhagamandala is not only sacred but also a very spiritually uplifting and cleansing experience.

28. Kutta
Kutta is a small town in Karnataka that connects the several tourist attractions surrounding it. Replete with misty mountains, undulating rivers and cascading waterfalls, Kutta is mainly known for serving as a gateway to the Nagarhole National Park with a few options of a home stay, especially for tourists coming from the Kerala side.

29. Kopatty Hills
Kopatty Hills is one of the lesser-known trekking destinations in India. It is the myriad landscapes that such a short trail offers and lends the trek its appeal. Located in Coorg district it is a haven for those seeking an off-beat experience. It is a relatively simple route that traverses vast expanses of coffee plantations, rolling grasslands, peaceful streams and dense forests.

30. Rameshwara temple
Located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, Rameshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is famous for having the power to cleanse the sins of those devotees who visit here.

31. Chettali
Located on the Madikeri-Siddapur Road, Chettali is a small village blessed with lush greenery and misty hills surrounding it. The Cherala bhagavathy temple here also attracts tourists and devotees.

32. Nalakunad Palace
It was the hunting lodge of Kodagu king dating back to 18th century. It is situated at the bottom of Coorg's highest peak Tadiyendamol.

33. Virajpet
Virajpet is an offbeat hill station, situated at a distance of just 22 km from Coorg. Also known as Virajpete which is derived from Virarajendrapete, after the name of the former ruler and founder of the place, it is known for its world-class coffee and spice plantations.

34. Nishani Motte Trek
Located in the district of Galibeedu, 12 km from Madikeri near Coorg, Nishani Motte is a relatively unknown peak in Karnataka. Known for its scintillating views of misty mountains, green forest cover, lush green open meadows and rare species of flora and fauna, the place is also a popular trekking destination.

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit Coorg is from October to June as the weather is pleasant with no rain and pleasant weather. However, if you want to go trekking, October to March is the best time to visit Coorg as this is the perfect weather if you wish to spend more time outdoors. During the monsoon months of late July and August, it is best to avoid visiting due to heavy rainfall and landslides.

How to Reach Coorg

Coorg is only accessed by road. There are many government and private buses going to Coorg from the major cities in Karnataka. Coorg does not have its own railway station, and the nearest one is at Mysore (120 km). The closest airport is at Mangalore (152 km), from where the tourists can head to Coorg by bus or taxi.

You cannot visit Coorg without taking a tour of its expansive coffee, cardamom and pepper plantations; walk around the grounds, passing vanilla trees on your way, and make sure to buy some coffee and spices. An absolute sight to behold, the various waterfalls of Coorg like the Iruppu Falls, Mallalli Falls and Abbey Falls are a must-visit, especially since they make for excellent picnic spots and are often considered holy.

With so much greenery comes diverse wildlife that you can explore at the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarhole National Park etc. You also get to go on treks like the Pushpagiri Trek, Tadiandamol Peak Trek and Iruppu Falls Trek. In addition, there are several religious places that you can pay your respects at, like the Rameshwara Temple, Bhagamandala, Namdroling Monastery and Gaddige Raja's Tomb.

Some other fun activities offered by Coorg tour packages include shopping for coffee and Kodagu jewels, getting a rejuvenating ayurvedic treatment, river rafting, fishing at River Cauvery, visiting the Nalknad Palace etc. So you can experience Coorg at its best between October and June and explore destinations like Bangalore and Mysore that are often part of the packages.

Visit the metropolitan city of Bangalore, also called the "Garden City" or "Silicon Valley of India", to experience its botanical gardens of Lalbagh, numerous parks like Cubbon Park, the colonial Bangalore Palace, delicious street food and coffee and more! On the other hand, Mysore is known as the "City of Palaces" and enjoys a reputation as one of India's most historically significant cities.

Your visit to Mysore will leave you completely fascinated, what with its Indo-Saracenic style Mysore Palace, temples, Brindavan Gardens, lakes and sanctuaries, Rail Museum, yoga institutes, silk saris, sandalwood etc. Coorg travel packages are the perfect way to get the best out of the town, whether you are with family or friends.

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