Coorg is famous of “Scotland of India”, it needs no further introduction. Coorg is a tranquil, little town in Southern Karnataka, cradled in the Western Ghats. It’s famous mainly for Diverse Wildlife, world-class coffee along with the Kodavas, the ethnic warrior people of Coorg.
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Madikeri hill station is called the Kashmir of South India and with a compliment like that, one does not need more reasons to visit the place.
2. Omkareshwara Temple
Built by Linga Rajendra II at 1820, this temple of Lord Shiva is a mixture of Gothic and Islamic structures. It is all the more fascinating because the temple has an Islamic architectural style. With its central dome and four minarets, it resembles a Muslim Dargah.
Know that Coorg has the biggest Tibetan settlement in South India. When you visit Bylakuppe, make sure to go to the Namdroling monastery, buy handicrafts and enjoy authentic Tibetan momos.
It is the best reasons to be grateful for British rule in India. They introduced the coffee plantations here and now, Coorg is one of the highest producers of coffee in the country. Coorg coffee is famous for its blue color, clean beans and fine liquoring qualities which makes it sought-after all over the world.
5. Madikeri Fort
A place for the history lovers, the first Madikeri Fort was constructed in the 17th century by Muddu Raja and has been rebuilt from granite by Tipu Sultan at 1790. Close to the fort is a museum that shows lots of Tipu Sultan’s possessions in addition to artifacts from the British era.
6. Abbi Falls
It's amazing how you can find peace and tranquillity in the middle of the rapturous sounds of a waterfall. From here, the water flows into the Cauvery river. The Kali Mata temple near the falls warrants a visit!
7. Puthari festival
Puthari literally means 'new rice' and is the name of the harvest festival in Coorg. Celebrated at the end of November or the start of December, Puthari features a lot of song and dance celebrations and is indeed a memorable experience for tourists.
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