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Things to do in Coorg- The Gateway for Nature Lovers

Coorg, nicknamed as Scotland of South India is the most ideal place for a trip from Bangalore. It is a dream destination for all nature lovers and passionate photographers. Lush greenery, breathtaking waterfalls, dense forests, and spectacular landscapes are meant just for you! 

Amazing view of Coorg
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One can reach Coorg from Bangalore by road. It is at a distance of 267.9 km and takes around 5 hours 20 minutes to cover.

Must-Do Activities in Coorg

Here are some of the many exciting activities that you can experience on your trip to Coorg!

1. Brahmagiri Peak Trekking: Feel the most alive!

Have you ever fancied of experiencing lush greeneries, ice-cold climate, and a blissful view all at the same time? Trekking at the Brahmagiri Peak will definitely turn your dream into reality! It is undoubtedly one of the best places to do trekking and experience unlimited adventure. Hills covered with green blankets, sparkling streams of water and spectacular views will pay for your efforts of climbing. 

Location: Brahmagiri, Talacauvery Hills.
When: The best time to trek is during sunrise.

Snow covered Brahmagiri peak
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2. Mandalpatti Sunset drive: Strictly for fun lovers

A jeep drive with friends and family has always been there in everyone’s bucket list from the time of vintage movies. It is probably one of the best things to do in Coorg. A 5-hour drive in the jeep that could hold 7 members at a time is indeed a fun-filled experience. The drive covers beautiful grasslands and mist-topped rolling hills. Watch the sunset at Mandalpatti, which is at a height of 1600m. Mandalpatti is an absolutely fascinating place to get an obstacle-free panoramic view!

Location: Mandalpatti, North Coorg
When: Any time from 7 AM to 3 PM is the best time to take the activity.

3. Quad Biking- Accelerate, brake, clutch, DARE

Shout out to all the adventure seekers! When in Coorg, Quad Biking is one of the best things to do. Drive through the uneven roads with rubble and stones in the midway. The peak in this hill station is a perfect place not only for Quad biking but also for cycling, biking, or any other road activity. Explore the greeny forest and spot migratory birds during your bike adventure at Coorg.

Location: Kushal Nagar, Coorg
When: This 15-minute ride is open all day.

Quad biking at Coorg
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4. River Rafting- Fight the current

Raft along the high-speed splashing water of the Barapole river. It is a worthwhile adventure to experience. Make sure you book a slot before you reach there. Get ready with your bunch of friends to experience the most thrilling activity that Coorg offers and do not forget to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Location: Barapole, Coorg
When: This two hours activity can be done from any time between 9 AM to 3 PM.

5. Microlight Flying- Birds of a feather

This peculiar activity which you may not have heard of is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed experiences in Coorg. Get a bird’s eye view flying from a height of 5000 ft. If this excites you, then make sure to add this to your itinerary!  

Location: Ponnampet, Coorg
When: One can take either 10 minutes or 30 minutes ride at anytime between 10 AM- 5:00 PM

Top Places to Visit

1. Abbey Falls

Located at 10 km away from Madikeri, Abbey falls is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Coorg. The cascading falls from the mountains of western ghats are simply a treat to eyes. Click some romantic pictures in a dreamy backdrop and cherish it for a lifetime! Pay a visit to Abbey falls and enjoy the sightseeing experience and leisure walk amidst the flora and fauna.

Where: Abbey falls, Madikeri, Hoskeri, Karnataka 571252

Cascading abbey falls
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2. Nagarhole National Park

Are you a wildlife lover? Do you love exploring reserves? Then make your way to the Nagarhole National Park without any second thought. Despite the dense forest, one can also enjoy different animals walking by. There are about 270 species of birds from the open sight-lines across the river bank as well. Nagarhole National park is a mandatory addition to your trip!

Where: Kodagu, Karnataka

3. Cauvery Nisargadhama

Cauvery Nisargadhama is a spectacular island formed by river Cauvery. It stretches across 64 km amidst beautiful bamboo groves and sandalwood trees. Reach the place using a hanging rope bridge and feel the richness of nature. Do not miss to experience boating swimming and elephant rides here!

Location: Kushalnagar, Kodagu, Karnataka

Deer park of Cauvery Nisargadhama
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4. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery 

Located in Bylakuppe, Namdroling Nyingamapa Monastery is home for 3000 monks. It is one of the top 10 must-visit Buddhist Monasteries in India. Do not miss visiting the traditional and handicraft stores which are famous for shawls and other kinds of artefacts. 

Location: Arlikumari, Bylakuppe, Karnataka 571104

Coorg is an amazing hill station in South India and one of the best places to spend time with your loved ones. Take a short trip to Coorg and experience a cocktail of nature, climate, and adventure. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your trip to Coorg!

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