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Coorg (Kodagu) was a state in its own right until 1956. The market town of Madekeri is the capital of the region and is surrounded by picturesque hills filled with spice plantations and coffee estates.

The Huthri festival

Wall painting, Golden Temple, BylekuppeThe Huthri festival, held on a full moon night during November or December celebrates the season's harvests with ceremony, music and feasting.

Trekking

This is a remote region and an ideal area for trekking through tropical forest and plantations, along riverbanks and beside paddy fields.

Fishing or golf

It is also possible to arrange fishing or a round of golf at the 18 hole par 70 course situated in the heart of the country’s coffee gardens. The course boasts challenging fairways reaching the tops of the hills and lush green lawns.

Tibetan villages

Young monks outside the Golden Temple, Namdroling Monastery, near Bylakuppe, KarnatakaA number of Tibetan villages, initially settled by refugees in the 1960s, are scattered around Bylekuppe and the Buddhist Monastery of Sera Je, 3 miles (5 km) off the main highway is worth a visit.

The 'Scotland of India'

Dubbed the Scotland of India, the misty hills, lush forest, tea and coffee plantation, orange groves and breathtaking views make Madikeri an interesting addition for the adventurous traveler.

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    Accommodation choices for Coorg

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Coorg. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Taj Madikeri, Coorg

      Taj Madikeri

      First Class

      The Taj Madikeri is nestled on the side of the rugged mountains 5000 feet above sea level, surrounded by the rainforest, streams, cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations of Coorg.

    • Standard, School Estate, Coorg

      School Estate

      Medium

      School Estate is a homestay run by Rani and KK Aiyapa. This estate bungalow is surrounded by flower-filled and manicured gardens situated amid 200 acres of coffee estate.