Often attributed as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is a remarkable hill station nestled amidst the sublime mountains of Karnataka. It is recognised for its misty panorama almost throughout the year. The exotic greenery, breathtaking landscapes, abundant coffee plantations as well as rich culture have significantly contributed towards thronging multitudes of crowds each year.
The gorgeous hill station of Coorg is ‘the place to be’ for every nature lover. Also, for those wanting to relax and unwind amid nature’s splendour. This is one destination that deserves a spot at the top of your bucket list.
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So, without further ado, let’s take a look at how you can make the most of your trip here.
Some of the popular places to visit in Coorg include the Namdroling Monastery, Tadiandamol Peak, Iruppu Falls, Talakaveri and Igguthappa Temple.
The Namdroling Monastery, also known as the Golden temple, belongs to the Sangha community. It is a formidable teaching centre of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a home to several gold-plated paintings, stunning replicas of Tibetan artwork and a gold-plated idol of Buddha. Not to forget, the monastery’s exquisite Tibetan architecture coupled with intricately adorned walls amplify the vibe of this place.
Tadiandamol Peak, another one of the many Coorg points of interest is the highest mountain peak elevated at a height of 1,748 metres. Offering unparalleled views from the top, the peak draws nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts alike.
The Iruppu Falls
The Iruppu Falls, cascading along the marvellous Brahmagiri mountain range is believed to be amongst the most alluring tourist spots in Coorg. Apart from enjoying its mesmerising greenery and beauty, you can also seek spiritual peace in the tranquil surroundings of the falls.
Talakaveri/Talacauvery is said to be the birthplace or the source of the sacred Cauvery River. Found amidst undulating Brahmagiri hills, the site attracts hordes of pilgrims wanting to witness the origin of the holy spring.
Lastly, the Iguthappa Temple is a divine Hindu temple at Kakkabe. It is considered to be amongst the most highly revered temples of the Kodavas. Lord Subramanya, also known as Lord Iguthappa, is the most prominent deity worshipped by the people of Coorg. Built by Linga Rajendra in 1810, you simply mustn’t miss visiting this temple.
So, on your upcoming sojourn to Coorg, you need to include these stunning locales as a part of your travel itinerary. And, while you wonder which Coorg resort may be ideal for your family stay, Club Mahindra’s coveted resorts in Coorg at Madikeri and Virajpet have got you covered.
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