Coorg – A Beautiful Hill Station
Located in the Kodagu district in the south Indian state of Karnataka, Coorg is a beautiful hill station that as on today makes it to the least one India’s least populated tourism site that gives one the perfect feeling of embracing the nature and also having a great time with their near and dear ones. Located in the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, the major languages of this place are Kannada, Kodaga, and English.
It was the British during the rule in India who introduced the art of coffee cultivation in the district of Kodagu and soon after, people started taking it up as a hobby, which later went on to become their source of income.
As of today, Coorg is known for its vast landscapes of coffee plantations alongside its natural beauty due to the hilly essence.
The cuisine here is known as Malnad cuisine, locally referred to as Malenadu cuisine, and is very famous both locally and nationally, as it gives the people the perfect blend of traditional spices served on an urban palette. The entire district of Kodagu is known for its rich culture and folk traditions.
The area is decked with rich flora and fauna, wherein it houses the popular sanctuaries and a national park, which are the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, the Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary, the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Nagarhole National Park—also known as the Rajeev Gandhi National Park.
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Coming to the vegetation, the place hosts some of the rarest species of plants including the black dammar, the Indian mahogany, the poon spar, ironwood, and many more.
There are many beautiful places here that make perfect tourist attraction sites. These are:
- Talakaveri—this is the spot from where the holy and popular river Kaveri originates.
- The Tibetan Buddhist Golden Temple—Located near Kushalnagar in the Kodagu district; this is a popular Buddhist temple in the Tibetan refugee settlement.
- The Abbey Falls—a beautiful waterfall located around 5 KMs away from the headquarters of Madikeri.
- Iruppu Falls
- Omkareshwara Temple
- The St. Mark’s Church