Planning to visit Coorg in weekends?. Won’t it be a dream weekend if you get a chance to stay in traditional luxury, indulge in nature and wildlife of Western Ghats.
Coorg known as “Scotland of India” or coffee country is one of the popular arch from Bangalore. Coorg known as Kodagu derived from local version kadavu and the people of kadagu, located in the south west part of Karnataka bordering Kerala. Madikere is the head quarters of Kodagu. The Kodagu district comprises of different communities such as Kadavu, Tulu, Gowda, Moplah. The economy of Coorg depends upon agriculture, forestry, coffee plantations and tourism. Coorg Climate is pleasant all year around. The arrival of monsoon is from June to September.
Coorg Holiday itineraries are about exploring the attractions of Coorg. The lushy majestic beauty of teak wood forests, valleys, undulated challenging mountain ranges with exquisite location for the tourists. Monsoon is the best season to visit this hill station.
Coorg trekking packages between varies from Rs 3000 to 4000. There are many trekking spots which can be covered in long weekends in Coorg. Coorg tourism offers good homestays in Coorg for long weekends stay, so that proper planning for trekking activities can be done.
Brahmagiri Trekking is a popular trekking spot in Coorg with its peak elevated 1608 m above sea level . The peak is situated on the border between Wayanad District of Kerala state and Kodagu District in Karnataka on the north side. Brahmagiri famous temple Thirunelli Temple lies on the kerela side. Permission for this trekking has to be taken from Srimangala Forest range Officer. The peak is just 270 kms from Bangalore. The presence of green lands in higher altitude has a very scenic beauty.
Pakshipathalam is another major attraction on the Kerala side of Brahmagiri range which is at a altitude of 1740 metres. The cave of Pakshipathalam was used by Gurus and Rishis also known as Minikal cave in Karnataka. Irrupu falls is very wonderful place to visit. Lord Rama and Lakshmana were in search of Sita when they are thirsty. Lord Lakshmana shot an arrow to Brahmagiri Hill from where Lakshmana Thirtha River flows into Kaveri River.
Brahmagiri Hill top is full of greenery and wildlife. You can visit this hill station by bus or can choose vehicles.
Tandiandamol Trek is one of the exciting trekking spot in Karnataka just 35 kms from Madikere. Nalaknad Palace is a must visit place around Tandiandamol. Padi Igguthappa temple is located in hill top forest of Kakkabe is another historical temple to visit. Tandiandamol trekking is best fro nature lovers, families, couples, alpinist and corporates.
Pushpagiri Trek is surrounded by hills, riveting curves, lushy green surroundings attracts a large number of visitors. Pushpagiri is also known as Kumaraparvata is the second largest peak of kodagu district. The wildlife also welcome visitors to enjoy various rare species of birds and butterflies.
Nishani Motte Trek is one of the panoramic trekking spot located away in Talacauvery i.e. Brahmagiri range of coorg. The latitude of this peak is about 60 degrees which makes it a adventurous fun trek. You can enjoy timeless beauty of nature and coffee gardens for hours and hours. Nishani Motte trek is adventurous along with water rafting and other sports activities.
Abylu Trek is one of the best off beat route of Coorg. The spectacular view of hills, greenery and wildlife tempts a person to walk on the pathways and enjoy its feat in weekends.
Kakkabe Trek is a picturesque trekking trail which is just 50 km from Coorg. Along with trekking activities in the rain forest you can enjoy the local culture of people and enjoy Honey farms.
Other exciting activities like Kayaking and Canoeing off Kakkabe in river Kauvery. Quad Biking is most exciting as you take a 250 cc quad bike off road trough forests supervised by special instructors with safety instructions.
Prerequisite for trekking activities
While trekking don’t forget to take plenty of water, food, a flashlight, hat, sunscreens in summer and warm clothing’s in winter and rainy season.
Avoid trek hours between 10 am to 2 pm as the sun rays are stronger during these hours.
Early morning trek is really enjoyable and then you can take rest in the shade in the afternoon.
Eat healthy and Nutritious food and do not skip food.
Coorg tourism encourages its visitors to go for Fishing and Angling in the back waters of river Kaveri at the Valnoor Fishing Camp. Species like Mahseer, Eels and Catfish are found in fresh water. Kodagu receives good amount of rainfall in monsoons which gives an opportunity to explore long water rafting in Barapole River.
Dubare Elephant Camp encourages visitors to experience and participate in activities like feeding elephants, taking them to bath, enjoy rides and enjoying their fun activities.
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
DM VillaMarch 10, 2016
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