Iruppu Falls

The Irupu Falls (also Iruppu Falls) ಇರ್ಪು ಜಲಪಾತ are located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River.…

Madikeri Fort

Madikeri Fort also called Mercara Fort was first founded by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt and restructured in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad. Madikeri Deputy Commissioner’s Office is located inside the Madikeri Fort premises. The…

Raja’s Seat

Raja’s Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in Madikeri of Coorg District. It is 270 km away from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden was a one-time-favorite of the…

Omkareshwara Temple

The Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in the town of Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka. The speciality of the temple is that its construction reflects a mix of Gothic and Islamic styles. It is a popular religious destination of Coorg. The temple draws a large number of tourists…

Abbi Falls

Abby Falls or the Abbi Water Falls is situated just 7-8 kilometers from Madikeri town [Galibeedu road]. ‘Abbi’ in coorgie means a waterfall . The British called it the Jessie waterfalls in memory of Jessie the daughter of Madikeri’s first captain. It is located in a private property and decently maintained. Abby cascades 70 ft…

Dubare Forest & Elephant Camp

Dubare is a picturesque forest area famous for its elephant training camp. It is located on the banks of the river Cauvery in between Siddapur and Kushalnagar. During the reign of erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore, this place was used to train elephants for the Mysore Dussehra festival. An elephant training camp of the Forest Department…

Tibetan settlements Around Bylakuppe

Tibetan settlements Around Bylakuppe : It is around 40 Kms from Madikeri, near Hunsur on Mangaluru – Mysore highway. Southwestern Karnataka is also home to the largest Tibetan settlement in India outside the HImalayan belt. The shiny Namdroling monastery even has gigantic gold – plated statues of Tibetan deities are very attractive to the tourist. The…

Nagarahole National Park

Nagarahole : Located 40 Kms from Hunsur. Situated in south Coorg is famous for wildlife. Thadiyendamol hill station, famous for trekking. Nalkanadu palace is another attraction, which once belonged to the Hindu King, Lingaraja.  It is one of India’s premier Tiger Reserves along with the adjoining Bandipur Tiger Reserve.This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger,…

Harangi Dam

Harangi : Locatetd 30 kms from Hunsur, a dam and picnic spot. The Harangi Reservoir is located near Hudgur village, Somwarpet taluk in Kodagu district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The reservoir is formed by a masonry dam built across the river Harangi, a tributary of the Kaveri. The Harangi originates in the Pushpagiri Hills of Western Ghats in Kodagu, Karnataka. Heavy rainfall from the south-west monson is the source of water in the catchment area of…

Nisargadhama

Nisargadhama : This place is located on the state highway, from Madikeri to Kushalnagar, are a few islets on the river cauvery. The cluster of huts built of wood and bamboo, this resort,blend with the thick forest around.Visitors are allowed to get into water at a few shallow and safe points along the river. Elephant rides…