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Coorg

Kodagu or Coorg lies on the eastern slope of the western Ghats . It is a hilly district , the lowest elevation is 900 m above sea level. The highest peak, Thadiyandamol, has an altitude of 1750m: Pushpagiri is 1715m high. The principal river is the Kaveri ( Cauvery), which rises at Thalakaveri on the eastern side of the Western Ghats, and with its tributories drains the greater part of Kodagu. In the rainy season, particularly the south west monsoon from June to the end of September,the rivers flow violently and with great rapidity.

In July and August the rainfall is high, and the month of November is often showery. The yearly rainfall may exceed 4000mm. In the dense jungle tract it reaches 3000 to 3800mm, in the bamboo district in the west it reaches from 1500 to 2500 mm.

Kodagu has an average temperature of about 15o C , the extremes being 11o C and 28 oC. The hottest season is in April and May.




Attractive Landscape

Coorg is a region with scattered villages and hamlets, with a few townships. Standing out Coorg hallimane is surrounded by recreational and pilgrimages such as Cauvery Nisarga Dhama, Harangi Dam, Elephant camp & Golden temple.

  • Kavery Nisargadhama : Only a River Island Forest. Hanging Bridge, Feeding to a large fishes in a River Cauvery, Boating, Elephant Riding and some wild animals vision is amazing.
  • Golden Temple : Second largest Buddhist Monastery in Asia. Tibetian colony, one experience, culture of a country called Nepal or Tibet. Lhamas/Tibetian university for studies is situated.
  • Abbey Falls : A big attraction for the tourists and filmdom alike is Abbey Falls (formerly known as Jesse falls), 8 km from Madikeri. Its a breath taking scenery even during the summer season. A journey to the fall is also an eye candy as the way to the falls is through Cardamum and Coffee plantations.
  • Irpu Falls(Natural Bathing place) : On Brahmagiri hills , this place is beleived to posses the power to cleanse ones sins and is visited by thousands of devotees from different corners of the world on Shivarathri day. There is a temple dedicated to Sri Ram.
  • Elephant Camp : Feels like a going on safari. This is mainly an elephant capturing and training camp of the forest department, as the edge of the Kushalnagar - Siddapur road.
  • Thalakaveri : River Kaveri originated from Thalakaveri in Brahmagiri Hills. The place has legends and is an important pilgrimage center.