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Monday, April 6, 2015

Coorg Attractions

Often referred as the Scotland of India, Coorg or Kodagu is a stunning hill station in the southern part of the beautiful Karnataka state at a distance of 252 km from Bangalore and 120 km from Mysore.

 This hill beauty is place at an elevation of 4000 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats and is bordered by verdant hills and splendid coffee plantations. 

The culture of this place is different from South Indian culture which makes it distinct from other places of India. The Coorgs are known to be the bravest and are the only community in India to own and carry a gun in any parts of India.

 The wandering natural beauty and the several magnetisms of this place draw large number of tourists from India and other countries. A nature walk along the flourishing coffee plantation is sure to give you an immense pleasure and relief from your stressed life. 

Major Places of Interests:

Madikeri Fort: Constructed around 19th Century, this historical fort is a double-storey building located in Madikeri housing a chapel, museum, temple and a prison. It is originally built of mud but was replaced by stone by Tipu Sultan who briefly ruled this place. The sculptural brilliance of 2 elephants standing outside the compound is truly masterpiece and on the whole the fort is worth paying a visit. 

Omkareshwar Temple: This 194 years old temple devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is an amazing fusion of Gothic and Islamic architecture. According to a legend, king LIngarajendra II put a Brahmin to death unfairly hence the Brahmin began to anguish him. 

So, in the counsel of his Dewan he built this temple in 1820 to gratify the spirit of Brahmin that used to distress him. While on your visit you can see the history of this temple which is inscribed on a copper plate by the king. One can also see a Linga near to the opening of this temple. 
Raja Seat: It is supposed to be the place where the kings used to spend their evenings having an enjoyable and spectacular view of their kingdom and surroundings. Even today, one can have a same majestic view and charm of the emerald surroundings relishing the fresh air.

Harangi: It is a site of the Harangi reservoir and is famed for its tree houses and picnicking. Large number of people visits this place in order to spend their time amidst nature which can be fulfilled in this place. 

Abbi Falls: Positioned at a distance of 5 km from the main town of Coorg it is one of the major attractions of this place. One has to rent a taxi or cab or any private transportation to reach the main road and from there one has to walk through an integrated cardamom and coffee plantations to reach this wonderful falls. 

Large number of people visits this place for picnicking and relishing an imposing view of the vicinity. The giant roar of this falls which can be heard from the main road itself will captivate any of the passing by visitors to attend this place. 

Coorg has lots of other beautiful spots where you can spend your time including Bagamandala Temple, Talacauvery, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole Park, Nisardaghama Forest and many more. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Talk about the hill stations of Karnataka and the first

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Raja Seat

Raja Seat, (Seat of the King) is the actual meaning of these words in Hindi. It is one of the most important tourist spots

Friday, February 6, 2015

Abbi Falls

Abbi Falls also spelled as Abbey or Abbe is one of the most popular tourist spot in Coorg. The charming beauty waterfall is a must visit site. Earlier during the British Raj this breathtaking