Coorg - Scotland of India(2 Nights)

Bangalore, Coorg (Madikeri), Bangalore

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Omkareshwar Temple
Abbey Falls
Driving around in Coorg
Views from Galibeedu
Palace within the Fort (Photo Courtesy: Hitha Nanjappa)
Typical Coorg Homestay near Madikeri

Coorg - Scotland of Coorg break takes you to Coorg traditionally known as Kodagu to the locals and also called as the Scotland of India. Given the uneven terrain and cool climate, Coorg is an all season getaway and is where guests arrive for a rejuvenating experience.


Coorg (Madikeri)(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Travel to Coorg via Bylakuppe - Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Coorg
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Coorg (Madikeri) - Rajas Seat (1.00 kms), Dubare Elephant Camp (28.00 kms), Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple (40.00 kms), Talacauvery (48.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore Departure - Bangalore
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Wildlife Getaway of Nagarhole is a popular extension for travellers to Coorg.

  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bangalore -270 kms (6.5 hrs)

Bangalore - Coorg (Madikeri)(2) - Bangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Travel to Coorg via Bylakuppe - Dubare Elephant Camp Depart for Coorg, en route visit Bylakuppe; India’s second largest Tibetan settlement and monastery. And the Golden Temple in Namdorling Monastery (one of the biggest teaching centres of Tibetan Buddhism in the world). Next proceed to Dubare Elephant Camp and watch elephants of ages and sizes being fed and washed on the banks of River Cauvery. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day-2 Sightseeing in and around Coorg Proceed for a full day tour of Coorg. Get a bird’s eye view of Coorg district from Raja’s Seat, visit the source of River Cauvery – Talakaveri and drive through scenic coffee plantations.

Day-3 Departure  Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Coorg (Madikeri) :

  • Rajas Seat - Rajas Seat is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the popular tourist spots in Coorg

  • Dubare Elephant Camp - Dubare elephant camp is set across Cauvery river (A short boat ride required to access) near Kushalnagar. Here guests arrive for an elephant interaction (Bathing an elephant is most enjoyable for kids and adults) and enjoy elephant ride & coracle ride. There is a full day elephant interaction programme guest can opt for or just it can be just a visit.

  • Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple - Bylakuppe is a tibetan settlement where an impressive monastery has been setup besides number of other monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Bylakuppe also has many buddhist universities for advanced buddhist practices.

  • Talacauvery - Talacauveri is the the origin of the river Cauvery. There are several temples around here and is a popular pilgrimage centre visited by tourists and pilgrims all round the year. Actual river origin is only visible in Monsoon.

Destination Overview

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

Coorg (Madikeri) - Madikeri (3500 ft asl) is the district headquarters of the Coorg region and also the highest point in the area. Madikeri offers guests nature centric experience and is a base point to explore the area.

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  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bangalore -270 kms (6.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Coorg Getaway

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a region in South-West of Karnataka known for its Coffee and Spice more

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  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bangalore -270 kms (6.5 hrs)

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Coorg unlike many other popular destinations is not touristy and offers good experience for budget travellers, family travellers, experiential travellers, honeymooners and getaway seekers.

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