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District
Kodagu
State
Karnataka
Area
1595 square miles/ 4102.3 sq. km
Altitude
1200ft-3000ft above sea level.
Geographical Location
Latitude 12° 19' 45 North, Longitude 75° 53' 44 East
Population
Coorg's population as per 2001 Census1 is 5,48,561. Coorg is divided into 3 Talukas.
Virajpet taluk has a population of 2,00,628
Madikeri ( Mercara ) taluk has a population of 1,42,012
Somwarpet taluk has a population of 2,05,921
Population Density
548,561 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Total Literacy Rate
82.52%
Sex Ratio
1019 females for every 1000 males
Average Rainfall
Karnataka plays host to rainfall during June to September. Western coast receives 1500 mm of rainfall. The climate becomes humid during this period.
Temperature
Summer Temp: 35°C Max 25°C Min , Winter Temp: 20°C Max 15°C Min
Climate
Moderate climate- pleasant Winters, warm summers, heavy monsoons
Language
Kodava-Thak, Kannada, Maliyalam, Tamil, Hindi, English
Elevation
Lowest - Siddapur 900 m , Highest - Tadiandamol 1750 m
Important Festivals
Ugadi, celebrated in February
Shivarati, celebrated in March
Kailpodh, celebrated in September
Kaveri Shankaramana, celebrated in October
Puttari, celebrated in November/December
Major Tourist Attractions
Raja’s Seat, Omkareshwar Temple, Madikere Fort, Abbi Falls, Gaddige, Talacauvery, Cauvery Nisaragdham, Bylekuppe, Valnur Fishing Camp, Dubare Reserve Foresy and Dubare Elephant Camp, Harangi Dam, Nagarahole National Park, Iruppu Falls and Bhagamandala
Best time to Visit
October - April
STD Codes
08272(Madikeri), 08274 (Virajpet), 08276 (Somwarpet)
About Coorg

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a region in South-West of Karnataka known for its Coffee and Spice Plantations. Coorg is situated 2000 - 3500 ft above sea level and enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. The region received moderate rainfall all through the year and therefore visited even during monsoon. The region is known for its unique cuisine, culture and its plantation resorts and homestays. Madikeri (3500 ft) is a hill station and the main town here. Siddhapura (2300 ft) is a plantation town.

South Coorg (Kutta etc.) are now coming up as base for adventure oriented getaways for rafting, fishing and trekking. South Coorg lies closer to Nagarhole national park buffer area and 50 kms from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. From here guests can easily access Nagarhole park and Wayanad wildlife sanctuary of the neighboring North Kerala. This is off course is just an entry level wildlife trip and does not compare with the core area safaris conducted at Karapura / Hunsur Side gates.

Overseas (Inbound) guests love the plantation feel, bicycle ride in the plantation trails, walks, trekking, fishing, rafting are different possibilities. Guests love an elephant ride at the Dubare Elephant Sanctuary and a visit to the Tibaten monastery nearby at Kushalnagar.

Plantations homestays has made coorg famous for its plantation experience and therefore a favorite ex-Bangalore weekend getaway option.

When to Go
Now an all year round destination. Oct-May it certainly enjoys salubrious weather and on and off drizzle / shower. During Monsoon it enjoys a more consistent rainfall and misty weather making it green, serene and beautiful.
 
Access
Coorg to Mysore - 120 km
Coorg to Hassan - 115 km
Coorg to Mangalore - 135 km
Coorg to Bangalore - 250 km
 
Nearest Railway Stations
Rail: The nearest railheads are at Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan (146 kilometers).
 
Nearest Airport
 
•Air: The nearest airport are Mangalore (135 kms) and Bangalore (260 kms).
Tourism

Coorg is a district of Karnataka State in southern India. Famous Tourist Spot It is also known by its anglicised name of Coorg. It occupies about 4,100 square kilometers (1,580 mi²) of land in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka, It is a hilly district with the lowest elevation in the district at 900 meters (2,900 ft) above sea-level. The highest peak, Tadiandamol, rises to 1,750 meters (5,700 ft), with Pushpagiri, the second highest, at 1,715 meters (5,600 ft).
Coorg 252 kms from Bangalore and 1525 m above sea level lies Madikeri, the district headquarters of Kodagu. Coorg Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this town has a lot to offer to the tourism. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Madikeri / Coorg an unforgettable holiday destination. and Famous Tourism Spot.

The Coorg has Many Tourism Spots & Coorg people have always stood apart handsome, brave and hospitable hence Coorg Tourism is Very popular .Coorg has given many brave soldiers to Indian Army .Coorgi Females Known by their special variants of wearing the saree, the Kodagu women are graceful and beautiful. Coorg climate remains more or less pleasant throughout the year. Since coorg is a hill station, during the night he temperature falls November to April is the ideal time to visit Coorg

 
 
History

Coorg or Kodagu is a tiny district in the southwest of India’s Karnataka State in South India. The Western
Ghat mountains cleave the district into a series of hills, the highest rising over 1200 metres.

The earliest mention of Coorg is found in the Tamil Sangam literature of the 2nd century AD. Historians
have pondered over whether the origins of the Coorg were Greek, Arab or Roman but no evidence has
been conclusive.

Set apart by their features, culture and customs, the Coorgs or Kodavas earned renown as fearless
warriors of old, a handsome and hospitable race. Today, the Coorg have distinguished themselves in
the armed forces, producing two famous soldiers – late Field Marshall K.M. Cariappa and late General
K.S. Thimayya.

The land of Coorg is lush and verdant. Coffee, spices, oranges and a smaller measure of rice is grown
here, making agriculture the predominant occupation. Indeed, the British preferred these cooler climes,
opening coffee estates and occupying the area for over 100 years. They dubbed Coorg as ‘the Scotland
of India’. In olden times, wild animals would roam the thick jungles. Today, they are largely confined to the
Nagarhole Wild Life Sanctuary in the south of Coorg.

All of us should at some time enjoy the beauty of this land and the warmth and hospitality of its people.
There is a saying, ‘Though poor, be a Kodava’.

 
Culture
What strikes a first-time visitor to Coorg is probably its stunning beauty - both, of nature and of the people. Not only is Coorg beautiful to look at but its people are equally good looking. They are a fun-loving race, very friendly and pure of heart.Coorg has its own language known as “Kodava Tak”. It has no script. It is a combination of Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam with Kannada being the most influential of the three. Appaneravanda Appachakavi and Nadikeriyanda Chinnappa are two famous poets and writers of the Kodava language. The dowry system quite prevalent among most Hindu communities is almost unknown here. Marriage ceremonies although held in traditional dresses, are performed without a Brahmin or puja. The elders help in the rituals and bless the couples. Another exception among the Hindus is the serving of non-vegetarian dishes and liquor in the weddings of the Kodava community.
 
Cuisine
Kodagu Cuisine is a unique cuisine full of local spices. Kodagus eat a lot of non-veg (chicken, mutton and Pork) and that shows in their specialities. However kodagu cuisine has a very extensive Vegetarian Fare as well. Crystal Court is one who has a separate Veg. only dining for those who prefer that way.
 
Climate
Coorg enjoys a moderate climate. Winters are pleasantly cool at 15-20 degrees Celsius though during December to February the minimum temperature may go down to 9o C. Summers are only slightly warm at 25-35 degrees Celsius. June, July & August are the months with heavy rainfall. During this season the weather is cool, humid and wet.Coffee blossoms fill the air with an exhilarating fragrance in March-April. During May the cool and pure waters of the Cauvery are ideal for bathing in at the Dubare forest or Nisarga Dhama or for enjoying a dip near the Iruppu or Abbi Falls.
 
 
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