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Written by Vengatesh on June 26, 2020 Share on

28 Best Things To Do In Coorg For an Amazing vacation In 2021

Coorg has some of the most extraordinary landscapes spanning green mountains, strong rivers, dense forests, and rocky waterfalls, as well as adventure sports in Coorg. These locations are the best spots for different adventure activities in Coorg. There is also a range of attractions to explore, which are also among the best things to do in Coorg. We’ve compiled a list of the most unmissable activities you’ve experienced here. And like all good things in life, some of the best things to do in Coorg are completely free of cost!

1. Dubare Elephant Camp

Dubare Elephant Camp
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Playing and taking care of elephants is the most fun activity in Coorg. The elephant camp in Dubare which is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Coorg has a large herd of elephants that you can feed, bathe and ride. Located on the riverbank, it’s the perfect place to cool off in summer and is among the best things to do in Coorg in May.

Location: Kushalnagar, Coorg District, Nanjarayapatna

Entrance Fee: INR 670 per person

2. Golden Temple

Golden Temple in Coorg
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Playing and caring for elephants is the funniest activity in Coorg. The elephant camp in Dubare, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Coorg, has a huge herd of elephants that you can feed, bathe and ride. Located on the bank of the river, this is the ideal place to cool off in summer and one of the best things to do in Coorg in May.

Location: Kushalnagar, District of Coorg, Nanjarayapatna
Entrance Fee: INR 670 per person

3. Dropping of Abbey

Dropping of Abbey
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Coorg is blessed with the bounty of nature and photographing it is one of the best things to do in Coorg. The milky waterfall in the scenic coffee and spice plantation offers a great view of the perfect Instagram snap. So don’t think about knowing what to do in Coorg, just head to the fall of the Abbey! It’s one of the most popular waterfalls in Coorg.
Location: Close to Madikeri
Entrance Fee: INR 15 per person

4. Trekking

For Trekking
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The green Western Ghats dot Coorg offers ample opportunities for hiking and trekking. Some of these excursions include Tadiandamol, Kodachadri, Kumara Parvatha, Mullayanagiri and Brahmagiri. Trekking is perfect during the winters when the forests are dry yet green, which is why it is one of the most common activities to do in Coorg in December.

Location: Western Ghats

Entrance Fee: for different treks

5.Tour of Food

Tour of food in Coorg
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The cuisine of Coorg is special and distinct from the rest of Karnataka. It is mainly non-vegetarian and uses local ingredients such as forest products, meat, sugar and beans. Eating their popular pork or pandi curry is one of the most important things to do in Coorg India. There are akki rotti, nool puttu, and koovaleputtu for vegetarians. If you’re looking for things to do in Coorg at night, then enjoy one of those dinner dishes on your trip there.

Location: The Coorg Taste

Entrance Fee: INR 1000 for 2 persons

6. Tour of Coffee Plantation

Tour of Coffee Plantation
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Coffee bean harvesting is one of the best things to do in Coorg. The region is the largest producer of coffee and you’ll find coffee and spice plantations all over the country. The season of coffee harvesting is usually between November and January. You can also explore the plantations by nature walks on a one-day trip to Coorg!

Place: Coorg

Average cost: INR 200 (approximate)

7.Camping

Camping
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Camping in Coorg has become popular over the last few years with a number of campsites to choose from. In fact, you don’t have to worry about what to do in Coorg with a camping trip. You can just pick, book, and relax in your tent with a cup of coffee during the day and count the stars at night! Star watching is one of the best things to do at night in Coorg.
Place: Coorg
Average cost: INR 2000 onward

8. River Kaveri 

River Kaveri
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Coorg has a lot of lakes and rivers. In reality, the Kaveri River originates in Talacauvery, near Madikeri, and is rich in aquatic life and ideal for fishing. Angling and fishing are some of the most common things to be done in Coorg. The plentiful rivers with food for these fish during the monsoons make fishing into one of the best activities in Coorg in June. 

Location: Caveri 

Average cost: INR 1500.

9. Homestays

Homestays are a popular option to stay in Coorg. Most coffee and spicy estates have colonial bungalows that have been converted into homes by their owners. Here you can explore Coorgi ‘s lifestyle and enjoy home-cooked meals. If you’re lucky, you can attend the Coorgi wedding, which is certainly one of the best things to do in Coorg.

Location: Coorg, Karnataka

Average cost: INR 600 onward

10. Barapole

River Rafting
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One of the most underrated activities in Coorg is river rafting. In reality, Coorg is a great place for whitewater rafting, particularly during the monsoons. The Barapole River has grades from I to V offering travellers the ultimate adventure experience. River rafting in Coorg is an experience you need to add to your list of things to do in Coorg in August. 

Location: Taluk Virajpet

 Average cost: INR 1200 per person;

11. Day Trip to Virajpet 

Virajpet Church
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If you’re done visiting the tourist attractions of Coorg, then you can also schedule a half-day sightseeing tour of Virajpet. It’s a town situated at a distance of around 22 km from Coorg. The lush green surroundings of the city make it a great place to drive. You can hire a car or a taxi and enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of this beautiful place. 

Place: Virajpet 

Average cost: NA

12. Safari Jeep 

Jeep Safari
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If you want to ride, then one of Coorg’s top things to do is enjoy the Jeep Safari. There are different jeep safari tours available and you can select the best one to match your preferences. Some of the best places to explore on a jeep safari in Coorg are the Kabbe Hills, which provides spectacular views of the mountains, the Nishani Hills, which is an off-road jeep ride, and the Mallalli waterfalls, which take you to the Coorg Falls. 

Location: Kabbe Hills and Nishani Hills, Coorg Hills.

 Average cost: for different locations.

13. Hiking tours

hiking
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Another of Coorg’s adventure activities for those who love outdoors and explore is hiking. Plan a hike to Raja ‘s seat on a trip to Coorg and have a great time watching the panoramic views. The spot is famous for its glittering sunset views, but you can also head here in the morning hours.

Place: Madikeri

Average cost: NA

14. Madikeri Fort

Madikeri Fort
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Madikeri Fort is an interesting heritage building in Coorg which dates back to the later half of the 17th century. The fort had a palace inside its wall. Today the fort boasts of a clock tower, a museum, and a park in its premises. If you are planning a trip with your folks, then taking a tour of this fort is one of the best things to do in Coorg with family.

Location: Madikeri Fort

Average cost: Free entry

15. Quad Bike

Quad Bike
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If you love adventurous things, then one of the things you have to do in Coorg is quad riding. The best part of this activity is that the trails in Coorg are natural and one can travel on the natural landscape of Coorg. There are steep slopes and paddy lands for manoeuvre when riding a quad in Coorg, which adds to the fun and thrill.

Location: Elephant Camp Dubare

Average cost: 600 INR per person

16. Safari Species 

Safari Species
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Coorg is blessed with nature and wildlife. So experiencing a wildlife safari is one of the best things to do in Coorg. And Nagarhole National Park is one of the perfect places to do that. Also popular as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, this park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is surrounded by the Brahmagiri Mountains, and the Kabini River flows through it. The safari can bring you face to face with wild beasts such as tigers and Asian elephants. 

Location: Mysore, Madikeri Road 

Average cost: INR 400 – INR 1500 per person;

17. Birds Watching

Pushpagiri Sanctuary
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The Pushpagiri Sanctuary is named after the peak here, which happens to be the highest peak in the country. The sanctuary is one of the 21 recognized sanctuaries of India. The Kadamakal Forest Reserve is also part of the sanctuary. The green and forested mountains of the area are home to a number of rare and endangered bird species. Take a birdwatching tour of this region to see some winged creatures you’ve never seen before.

Location: Subramanya Road

Average cost: INR 10 (entry fee to the sanctuary)


18.Holy Baths

Cauvery
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Kaveri or Cauvery is one of the most prominent rivers in India, which flows through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Talacauvery is considered to be the source or point of departure of this holy river. This place is believed to be holy and is therefore visited by Hindu devotees. They ‘re coming here to take a plunge in the common bath. The uniqueness of this location also draws a variety of visitors from all over the world.

Location: Brahmagiri Hills

Average cost: NA

19. Rappelling  

Waterfall Recalling
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Waterfall Recalling is one of the most adventurous things to do in Coorg. Enjoy this exciting sport at one of the most stunning locations – the Chelavara Waterfalls. During this operation, with the aid of a belt, you can come down the rocky surface of the waterfall. Although safety precautions will be taken, this one is not for the weak hearts.


Location: Chelavara Waterfall
Average costs: INR 500 – INR 1000

20. Microlight Flying 

Microlight Flying
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Coorg ‘s dramatic landscape is perfect for a microlight flying experience. Fly about 5000 feet above the ground to feel the rush of adrenaline. Soar over the green mountains and the rushing Cavalry River to enjoy the enchanting views. The flight departs from Ponnampet to the south of Coorg. The length is normally between 10 and 30 minutes.

Location: No.

Average cost: starting with INR 2,500

21. Camp at Civet Creek

Camping in the lap of nature is what most people have dreamed of. Imagine how it will feel to sleep under the stars shining in the night, the tranquillity of the hills in Coorg? The experience is indeed going to be amazing in itself. You ‘re going to trek in the middle of forests, hills, plantations and streams. Capture some spectacular scenic beauty by choosing to camp at Civet Creek Camp.

Location: Madikeri, Coorg

Average cost: INR 3000 to INR 3300 per person;

22. Irupu Falls 

Irupu falls
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Do you want to experience one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Coorg? Then you must visit Iruppu Falls, which will give you greenery and serenity in the lap of Mother Nature. Travellers visit the falls in huge numbers as the falls are famous for the Rameshwara Shiva Temple, which is derived from the epic Ramayana. You have to add Iruppu Falls to your itinerary, as it will totally mesmerize you and your senses. 


Place: Kurchi, Karnataka 
Entrance Fee: INR 50 per person

23.  The Misty Rainforest Activities Near Coorg

Misty Rainforest
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The four main activities that you will find in Misty rainforests are walking in the tropical wildlife known as Rainforest, a flora-and fauna-filled stroll, enjoying the spectacular views of Coorg ‘s beaches, a treetop adventure like swimming pool walking, twirling bridge walking, scaling the giant hammock, riding on the tires and ziplining at a pace of 40 km / h. Come here and experience the fun.

Location: Misty Rainforest, Coorg

Average cost: starting at INR 750 per person.

24. Cycling Tour of Kote Betta

Kote Betta
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Cycling tour of the Kote betta hill will turn out to be the best experience for you, as it adds to all the exciting elements and adventure. There will be a number of terrains on the way, and riding a bike will astound you by watching the incredible Kote Betta. You ‘re going to cycle and reach Kote Abbi’s waterfalls, Harangi’s backwaters that will enhance your overall experience.

Location: Cote Betta, Coorg

Average cost: starting with INR 4000 per person.

25. Kushalagar

Waterfalls near by Kushalnagar
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Kushalnagar is a beautiful town surrounded by greenery, exotic wildlife, waterfalls and monasteries. Travellers generally visit Cauvery Nisargadhama, which is an island along the Kaveri River, where you can see hanging bridges, deer parks, tree houses and bamboo forests. You can also visit various monasteries, such as the Tibetan monastery, which is a must-see for you.

Place: Kushalnagar

Average cost: NA

 26. Night Mountain Drive

Mountain Drive
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The night is set with the beauty of the stars and the clouds, and the mountain drive in Coorg is everything you want, as it is indeed a beautiful experience. It’s your choice to hire a jeep or any vehicle for a night drive. The starting point is Kabbe, where you need to get there in the evening, and the overall ride is about 1 hour and 30 minutes, where you can see the beautiful sky and the stunning hill station.

Location: Madikeri, Coorg

Average cost: starting at INR 350/-per adult.

27. Talacauvery

Talacauvery Mountain view
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Talacauvery is the most beautiful experience you will witness in Coorg, which is recognized as the source of the Kaveri River. You ‘re going to experience spirituality and a friendly environment here that will help you be happy. Talacauvery is dedicated to the goddess of Kaveri and has now become a centre for travellers during the Tulasankaramma festival.

Location: 44 km from Madikeri, on the hills of Brahmagiri.

Average cost: NA

28. Nisargadhama

Nisargadhama
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Nisargadhama is going to give you natural beauty, and the place is also a beautiful place to visit while you’re on a holiday in Coorg. The Nisargadhama Delta is spread over 64 acres, offering an enriching experience of stunning views. You ‘re coming to this place by a hanging bridge and you’re going to see bamboo groves, sandalwood trees and other teak trees.

Location: Near Kushalnagar, Kodagu district of Karnataka.

Average cost: NA

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