Nestled among the lush greeneries of the Western Ghats, Coorg is fondly referred to as the 'coffee cup of India' because of being home to some of the world’s best coffee plantations. With its natural beauty and exotic scenic surroundings, this picturesque hill station captivate travelers with its charm. The pristine trekking trails, ideal picnic spots and beautiful cascading waterfalls- everything about Coorg which is also called Kodagu by the locals, is just breathtaking. On you Coorg India Tour, here are some of the activities one must engage in while at Coorg.
Explore the lush green Plantations
Dense with plantations of coffee and spices, the landscape of Coorg is filled with lush greenery. Stroll through the plantation taking in the fresh aromatic air and enjoying the picturesque sceneries . You can even opt for a stay at the estate and learn all about important local spices and coffee making process from the property owner. Enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee made from the fresh beans harvested from the estate. Savor each sip of its deep flavored blend enjoying the breathtaking views across the plantation surrounded by the green hills of Coorg.
Visit the Largest Tibetan Settlement at Bylakuppe
On your trip to Coorg, visit the biggest Tibetan settlement in South India. About 90 kms away from Mysore on the Mysore-Madikeri highway, is located the largest Tibetan refugee camp of Bylakuppe. It is home to thousands of Tibetans in exile who came to India and get settled here over 45 years ago. Many monks pursue their monastic education in Bylakuppe’s monasteries, the famous being Namdroling Monastery. While at Bylakuppe you can indulge in shopping and buy local handicrafts and enjoy fried momos while witnessing the multi-faceted Tibetan culture.
Go Hiking in the hills
The green hills of the region offers exciting outdoor activities to the adventure enthusiasts. You can trek up to the highest Tadiandamol peak. Once you reach the top, enjoy the mesmerizing views of the lush green surrounding, the sloping hills and the cascading waterfalls. December to May is the best season to plan a trek in Coorg. Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri are the other mountain peaks for trekking.
Make a new elephant friend
Surrounded by water bodies, the Dubare forest is situated on an island and is maintained by the forest department who run the Elephant Training Camp. Take a bath with the elephants in the river. Scrub and clean them while enjoying the cool and refreshing waters of the Cauvery River. Enjoy splashing water on the elephants and witness the view of elephants throwing water on themselves by their trunks.
Head to the Abbey Falls
Enjoy a great time sitting by the lovely Abby Falls and listening to the sound of the gushing waterfall which would definitely rejuvenate your senses. Take a walk through the lush green hills taking in the scented unruffled breeze and visit the Kali Mata Temple cossing through the hanging bridge just opposite the fall.