Nature’s Land (Coorg)
Coorg is a lovely hill station in Karnataka and is a great choice to spend a vacation. You can check out some of the places below on a holiday here:
The Kaveri River falling over huge rocks as Abbey Falls is an admirable sight especially after the monsoons. Surrounded by coffee and spice plantations and miles of green lands, the Abbey Falls caters to the nature lover in you.
Perfectly cut out for a trek, the Brahmagiri Hills beckon with their lush landscape and heady mountain air. As you trek up you pass by sparkling waters and rich flora. If you are lucky you may spot wild life like NilgiriLangur, Giant Flying Squirrel and Spotted Deer.
Dubare Elephant Camp:
At Dubare Elephant Camp, get a chance to see elephants in their natural habitat. You can treat yourself further by watching them being fed, trained and being given baths. There are plenty of other wildlife too at the park like peacocks, wild dog, crocodiles and sloth bear.
The Iruppu waterfalls are formed by River LakshmanaThirtha and fall from a height of 60 feet. As the water gushes down, the spray creates a magical atmosphere. The trek up the beautiful green hills to the falls adds to the magical experience.
A village set in the middle of Madikeri and Siddapur, Chettalli is a good cultural tourism spot. Enjoy a tryst with the native culture of Coorg at this peaceful retreat.
Nagarhole National Park:
A visit to the Nagarhole National Park brings you closer to the wildlife that is already rampant in the natural surroundings of Coorg. With over 270 species of birds and other animals present, the moments get exciting as you spot one exotic creature after another.
Tibetian Settlement, Bylakuppe:
Bylakuppe has the Namdroling Monastery which is the second biggest Tibetian settlement in India. Especially festive during the Tibetan New Year celebrations called Losar, tourists can have a peek into the rich Tibetan culture and architecture at the monastery.
The best among several sunset view-points in Coorg, The Raja’s Seat offers unmatched views of the hills and valley of the place. Additionally there is a musical fountain and an exquisite garden at the point that tourists will enjoy.
When you look at the sprawling green landscapes, hilly terrains, cloudy mountain tops and the expanse of beautiful flora and fauna, you may as well ask yourself the question, ‘Shouldn’t Scotland be called as the Coorg of UK?’