Perched beautifully in the hills and valleys of the Western Ghats in Karnataka, Coorg or Kodagu is one of the most attractive tourist spots in South India . The district headquarters of Coorg is Madikeri - located 252 kms from Bangalore , and lying at 1525 m above sea level. Popularly referred as the Scotland of India, Coorg is an unforgettable holiday destination, and a tour to Coorg will introduce you to the misty hills, lush forests, extensive tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking locales dotting the land.
While visiting Coorg, bask in the picture-perfect natural beauty of this idyllic hill station, which is further enhanced by the traditionally beautiful dark tiled cottages and the lovely flowers and shrubs found everywhere. Your tour to Coorg will also introduce you to the spice estates of Coorg namely those of pepper and cardamom - the spices grown in abundance here.
Birthplace of the River Cauvery and home of some of s bravest soldiers, Kodagu is noted for its scenic beauty. Hiking, cross-country, or simply motoring down mountain trails in Coorg, the visitor encounters panoramic views of the morning mist rolling down thickly wooded hill slopes and the undulating paddy fields and neat rows of coffee bushes resplendent under the blue skies.
Now a flourishing agricultural center, Kodagu produces cash crops of coffee, rice, orange, pepper and cardamoms.