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


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