Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a region in South-West of Karnataka known for its Coffee and Spice Plantations. Coorg is situated 2000 - 3500 ft above sea level and enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. The region received moderate rainfall all through the year and therefore visited even during monsoon. The region is known for its unique cuisine, culture and its plantation resorts and homestays. Madikeri (3500 ft) is a hill station and the main town here. Siddhapura (2300 ft) is a plantation town.
South Coorg (Kutta etc.) are now coming up as base for adventure oriented getaways for rafting, fishing and trekking. South Coorg lies closer to Nagarhole national park buffer area and 50 kms from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. From here guests can easily access Nagarhole park and Wayanad wildlife sanctuary of the neighboring North Kerala.
Overseas (Inbound) guests love the plantation feel, bicycle ride in the plantation trails, walks, trekking, fishing, rafting are different possibilities. Guests love an elephant ride at the Dubare Elephant Sanctuary and a visit to the Tibaten monastery nearby at Kushalnagar.
Cuisine - Kodagu Cuisine is a unique cuisine full of local spices. Kodagus eat a lot of non-veg (chicken, mutton and pork) and that shows in their specialities. However Kodagu cuisine has a very extensive Vegetarian Fare as well. Crystal Court has a separate Veg. only dining for those who prefer that way.
Plantations homestays has made coorg renowned for its plantation experience and therefore a favorite ex-Bangalore weekend getaway option.
Typical Stay: 2 nights for a getaway and 3-4 nights otherwise Seasonality: All round the year