Things to do

Abby Falls
AbbyFalls, as remarkable and striking a sight as you would see anywhere. The narrow road to Abbi Falls is a combination of steep ups and downs, twists and turns, wriggling through the green and dense foliage of surrounding coffee plantations. Situated on private property, a narrow pathway leads you downward to where the waterfall can be seen.

As various streams congregate in the mountains above, they swell with the monsoon rains and force their way down the mountain slope. Splashing hard against the huge boulders of rock, unmindful of the crevices and hollows, the water drops at enormous speed accompanied by gushing sounds. This white wall of water creates a misty cloud with its moisture-like spray and descends into a flowing stream to perhaps join with the River Cauvery somewhere in the vicinity.
7 kms from mercara - trek , jeep & taxi regularly available .

After a visit to any of these detinations drop in to relax & relish at Raintree .

A place near to Somwarpet called Bidalli, It’s an wonderful experience around here, Water & Greenery covered Scenic beauty and the Stunning view point. The falls is formed from KUMARADHARA River passing by. Falls has a height of about 62m. This falls is in the foot of the Pushpagiri peak a trekking point. Ideal season to visit this place is anywhere between July to December.

Bhagamandala , Telecauvery & Brahmagiri .
At the convergence of the rivers Cauvery, the underground Sujyothi and the Kanike, the Bhangandeshwara temple here has a distinct Kerala touch. Because of the three rivers, it is also called Triveni Sangama. The serene temple has intricate carvings and a copper roof. A dip at the Triveni Sangam nearby is supposed to revive sagging spirits, but take prior permission at the temple. Every October 17, on Tulasankranama, thousands come here to swim and pray. For this is Telecauvery (meaning Head of the Cauvery), the origin of one of the seven sacred rivers. The source of this long river, which passes through two states, is on the top of the hill called Brahmagiri. It is 1535 metres above sea level. Steps lead up to the Brahmagiri peak, from where a panoramic view of Kodagu meets the visitor.

Bailkuppe : Golden Temple
Bailkuppe near Kushalnagar is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in south India. Most notable among them are the large educational monastic institution Sera, the smaller Tashilunpo monastery and Namdroling monastery .The Mahayana Buddhist University is at Sera. There are nearly 7,000+ monks and nuns. The gold-coated Buddhist statues in the monastery are imposing and unique, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetans. The statues are of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni and Amitayus.

Cauvery Nisargadhama
A great place to cuddle up for the night. This 2.5 sq. km. large island in the middle of the River Cauvery, is some place to romance.






Dubare - Elephant camp
Dubare - 18 kms from kushalnagar is a natural island . Situated on the banks of River Cauvery , sighting of wild Elephants are regular and so is spotting the sambhar and the spotted deer. . The fun part is that one gets to scrub the elephants yourself and feed them too apart from elephant ride, ( all under a supervision of a mahout ) There is also Water rafting in a small stream which has no hus-gush water flow. Visitors also get to notice many crocodiles in the waters of River Cauvery at Dubare.

Getting There
Bus & Taxi: There are daily buses that do it in about 90 minutes. You could also catch yourself a bus from Napoklu.

Getting There
Bus & Taxi: Buses leave Madikeri every hour, and take about 90 minutes to reach. The ride is very scenic.

Getting There
Bus & Taxi: Direct buses leave Madikeri every couple of hours.

Getting There
Bus & Taxi: Direct from Madikeri.

Irpu Falls
For those who like a water fall , trek , or trek across the falls.

 

 

 

 



Kakkabe
Famous for being the largest producer of honey in south east Asia . This is Coorg’s most important temple and the presiding deity of the Puthari Festival. You could also visit the honey farms.

Madikeri

The capital of Coorg formerly called Mercara, It has enchanted millions of travellers with its misty hills, lush forests, coffee plantations and breath taking views.

 

 

 


Madikeri Fort
The Palace of the erstwhile kings located inside the Fort. The brick and mortar Palace was built in 1814 by Lingarajendra Wodeyar II.The strong fort of Mercara explains the tale of bravery and battle. In the inner Fort, a temple of Virabhadra was removed by the British in 1855 and in its place built an Anglican Church. The Church, in Gothic style, with color stained glasses has now been converted into a museum. The museum, run by the state archaeology department, is a repository of many antiques of Coorg. The original mud fort was rebuilt in stone by Tipu Sultan. Two life-size elephants made of mortar, catch the eye of the visitor on entering the Fort. The other buildings inside the fort include the Mahatma Gandhi Public Library, the Kote Maha Ganapathi temple and the district prison. The two-storied lofty and spacious structure is 110 feet long.

Nagarhole National Park
Though the name literally means Snake River in Kannada, there aren’t too many snakes around. Created from a former raja’s hunting grounds, Nagarahole is one of the best game sanctuaries in South India, providing a natural living conditions to several wild animals like elephants, tigers, panthers, rhinos and wild elephants, but one is more likely to see smaller game like gaur, deer, wild dogs and langur.

Omkareshwara Temple
With a dome in the middle of a square lake and minarets at each corner, this is a catholic mix of Keralite, Gothic and Islamic architectural styles. Built in 1820 by King Lingarajendra.

 

 

 


Raja Seat : Madikeri
Raja Seat : Madikeri - Coorg
One of the most enchanting places in Madikeri is the Raja’s Seat, where one can have exquisite views of the sunrise and sunset. This is called raja’s seat because the Coorg Raja’s were known to visit spot together with their consorts to watch the beauty of nature. it’s an Amazing park now.To left of raja seat is the Gandhi Mantap , where the mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi is kept.

Somwarpet
If you can get off to an early start and if the sky is beautiful with the clouds, take the road to Somwarpet. This 42-kilometer, one-and-half hour drive will surely perk you up. This is the coffee heartland of Coorg. You will pass through some of the finest coffee estates you will ever see. Magnificent trees reaching up to the skies, casting much wanted masses of shade to the coffee plants. It's one great spread of continuous foliage very gloriously prepared in an extraordinary operation by Nature. Mingled with cardamom and pepper as well. Big, medium or small, they add to the already beautiful and fabulous landscape all around.

Tadiandamol - Highest Peak - Trekking
Tadiyandamol is the highest peak of the district at 5,724 ft about 1748m above sea level. The peak is located in the south-eastern part of Coorg and is 8 km from the town of Kakkabe which is 35 km from Madikeri. Two-thirds of it can be covered on a jeep. . The place of interest for Trekkers. The NALAKNAD PALACE, built by Dodda Veerarajendra in 1792, serves as the base camp for trekkers who can make an overnight stay before climbing the Tadiyandamol peak in the morning. Nalaknad Palace is a two-storied structure is situated on a precipitous ridge and not easily accessible. . A steep snake path from the Nalaknad Palace, leads to the Tadiandamol peak. The topmost position is rather difficult to ascent. But if one preserves and climbs to the top, their exertions are amply rewarded and there from the giddy top of the peak they can look all around towards west and east and feast their eyes on the majestic grandeurs of the slopes.