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Coorg, The Scotland of India

Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is a rural district in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. In the area’s north, Madikeri Fort has 2 life-size elephant statues at its entrance, plus a Gothic-style church with a museum on its grounds. Nearby, the Hindu Omkareshwara Temple dates back to the 19th century. Farther north are the domed Raja’s Tomb, a burial place of Kodava kings, and cascading Abbi Falls.

Having peace of intellectual and youth of spirituality, this place is ready to offer whatever it possesses by the grace of God and divine Nature. The dense forests covered with dew of early morning which mist has left behind as a tell-tale sign of her presence, coffee plantations on steep slopes, falling and flowing Cauvery River from a distant place refreshing and nurturing the flora and fauna and its harsh yet soothing noise, a golden yellow-orange ritually spread on the sheet of morning sky acting as backdrop to the contrasting green-brown small-big peaks, and many such vivid sceneries of Nature are a constant companion of those choosing to travel Coorg.

Hear the name Kodaimalenadu and it rarely strikes of Kodagu in Karnataka, if knowledge of places is limited. Coorg is the name with which masses remember this hill beauty of south which is nothing but the anglicized version of the local name of the place- Kodagu.

When a place is referred to as the Scotland of India, it needs no further introduction. Coorg is a tranquil, little town in Southern Karnataka, cradled in the Western Ghats. It is famous mainly for its austere sights, varied wildlife, world-class coffee and the Kodavas, the ethnic warrior people of Coorg.

In recent years, the place has been gaining popularity as one of the most-visited tourist destinations in India. If you haven’t visited Coorg already, here are 16 reasons why it should be the next place you visit:

1. Abbi Falls

It’s amazing how you can find peace and tranquillity in the middle of  the rapturous sounds of a waterfall.  Several streams combine on the steep slopes of the Western Ghats to form the Abbi Falls. From here, the water flows into the Cauvery river. The Kali Mata temple near the falls warrants a visit!

2. Puthari festival

Puthari literally means ‘new rice’ and is the name of the harvest festival in Coorg. Celebrated at the end of November or the start of December, Puthari features a lot of song and dance celebrations, and is indeed a memorable experience for tourists.

3. Madikeri

This hill station is called the Kashmir of South India and with a compliment like that, one does not need more reasons to visit the place. You don’t find too many places that are so pollution-free and serene. It is the perfect romantic getaway!

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