Never estimate the beauty of the place without being there at least once. Later you will realize how low you have estimated it to be. Coorg is one such underrated beauty in South India. It is located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka. It is famous for its perpetually misty landscape, coffee-producing hill stations, and active streams. The journey from Bangalore to Coorg involves calm surroundings, lush green estates, cascading waterfalls will definitely steal your heart.
When to visit?
Coorg is a perfect year-round destination. However, the best time to travel from Bangalore to Coorg is from September to March. It’s the right time to enjoy pleasant weather and the high-speed wind of the place. This is also considered as the peak season for tourists. So there’s no surprise if you experience a slightly higher tariff. But, Coorg will never disappoint you! The trip is completely worth the money! Peep out of the window while travelling and feel the mild drizzle during this season. A fully packed one day trip to Coorg is indeed a bad idea. To have a relaxed leisure holiday, plan a trip for 3 to 4 days. Enjoy the best of nature with a combination of sightseeing and adventure activities in your itinerary.
How to reach Coorg from Bangalore
Since there are no direct flights or trains from Bangalore to Coorg, one can hit the road to reach the dream destination. It is the most convenient and economical option available. It takes around five hours to reach Coorg from Bangalore.
2. By Bus
You can opt for any private bus or Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus to reach Coorg in 6 hours of time.
3. By Train
There are no direct trains connecting Bangalore and Coorg. However, the Mysore Railway Station is the nearest you can get to if you plan to travel by train. The entire trip comprises a 3 hours train journey post which one can take a bus or taxi to reach Coorg.
Your backpack checklist:
- Comfortable cotton clothes
- Hiking shoes
- Umbrella or raincoat
- Insect repellent and flashlight
Food first: Places To Eat At Coorg
Here are some amazing restaurants for the foodie in you to dine at!
1. The Falls At The Tamara Coorg
This multi-cuisine restaurant is suitable for both couples and families. With delicious food and welcoming ambience, makes this place the best for a memorable dining experience.
Where: Kabbinakad Estate, Napoklu Nad, Kabbinakad Junction, Madikeri, Coorg
2. The Peppercorn Restaurant
The peppercorn Restaurant is the best place for a beautiful dinner date with a lake view. Make your candlelight dinner memorable with delicious Kebabs and grills.
Where: Orange County Resorts, Karadigodu Post, Siddapura Madikeri, Coorg
3. Atithi Restaurant
Give your tastebuds a flavour of authentic vegetarian food added with mouth-watering local cuisines as well. A vegetarian thali will fill your tummy and heart!
Where: Mysore Madikeri Main Road, Near City Police Station, Chickpet, Madikeri
Handpicked places To Stay In Coorg
Looking for the best place to stay? Here are some of Pickyourtrail’s suggestions.
1. Orange County Resort
Orange Country Resort offers you a fancy stay in Coorg with a scent of luxury and comfort. It provides accommodation options ranging from villas to bungalows. If you are looking for a peaceful and romantic stay with your loved one, then Orange Country Resort is the best place to choose!
Where: Karadigodu Post, Siddapura, Coorg
TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
2. Vivanta By Taj Resort
Get ready to enjoy your stay in lavish rooms and a luxurious villa with a balcony and a plunge pool. It is undoubtedly a couple’s paradise. Situated at a height of 4000 ft, this resort offers stunning views of the entire place
Where: 1st Monnangeri, Galibeedu Post, Madikeri
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
3. Coorg International Hotel
Coorg International hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Coorg and is also a budget resort. It offers good class and comfort. There’s a swimming pool, an ayurvedic massage centre, a game room and a restaurant to spend quality time with your loved one.
Where: Convent Road, Madikeri
TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5
Tips For Your Coorg Trip From Bangalore
- Plan a 3-day trip to enjoy the best of Coorg.
- Take a jacket to withstand the cold climate
- Do give Microlight flying a shot
- C for Coorg and C for Coffee. Taste Coorg’s coffee at least once.
It is certain that every moment of the journey will be filled with fun and memories. Start planning your trip from Bangalore to Coorg. Head to the Pickyourtrail to know more about your dream destinations. We are just a click away!