Kodagu (Coorg)


Kodagu is located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Mysore district, Kannur district of Kerala, and Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a hilly district, the lowest elevation of which is 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea-level. The main river in Kodagu is the Kaveri (Cauvery), which originates at Talakaveri. It is placed on the eastern side of the Western Ghats, and with its tributaries, irrigates most of Kodagu. The district capital is Madikeri or Mercara.

In July and August, rainfall is intense and there are regular showers till November. Yearly rainfall may surpass 4,000 millimetres. Main languages spoken in Coorg are Kodava, Kannada, Malayalam, English and Hindi. Kodagu was rich in common assets which combined coffee, timber and spices. The coffee and the spices make Kodagu one of the richest districts on India. Coorg was assaulted a few times by both Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan. In light of their capability in guerrilla warfare and military abilities, the Kodavas avoided the catch of Kodagu by Tippu Sultan on a number of occasions.

Kodagu is one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Beautifully positioned paddy fields on the hill slopes and the coffee plantations are attractions by themselves. Must see attractions - Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuaries, Abbe falls and Talakaveri are located at close distances from the capital Madikeri

Rivers: Kaveri

 

 

kodagu district map

 

Madikeri, Virajpet, Somavarapet, Kushalanagara, Gonikoppal

NamePlaceContact
Highton HotelMadikeri08272 222323
Hilltown HotelMadikeri08272 223801
Hotel RajdarshanMadikeri08272 229142
Crystal CourtMadikeri08272 221543
Club MahindraMadikeri08272 221114
Coorg InternMadikeri08272 228071
 
NamePlaceContact
Quality HolidaysMysore0821 4000416
Safe Wheels ToursMysore0821 2547543
City CarsMysore0821 6533333
Rajeshwari TravelsMadikeri9845045416
Vinayaka TravelsVirajpet0821 4255292
 
 

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