Coorg Packages – Exploring the Hills
Coorg, known for the extensive coffee and tea plantations, dense forests, orange groves, paddy fields, rich heritage and traditions, brave and good looking people and the sacred Cauvery River, is a district in the state of Karnataka.
Coorg packages offered to the tourists come with attractive offers and ensure that the traveller would not miss out on anything.
Madikeri is the district headquarters of Coorg. The Mercara Fort, Omkareshwara Temple, Raja’s Seat, Gaddige and Abbi Falls are some of the sightseeing options around Madikeri.
Coorg has been ruled by the Kadambas, Gangas, Cholas, Chalukyas, Hoysala and the Vijayanagara Empire. The Wodeyars of Kodagu ruled from the 17th to the 19th century till the British took control. After independence, Coorg was merged with Karnataka.
If spirituality interests you select a Coorg package that will take you to Bylakuppe. Situated about 5 km from Kushalnagar, Bylakuppe is where thousands of Tibetan refugees have settled since 1959 following the Tibetan exodus. The Tibetans have set up numerous settlements, monasteries, schools and market areas.Namdroling Monastery has a beautiful 18 m high golden Buddha, painted frescoes and Thangkas. The Zangdogpalri Temple and the Tibetan arts and crafts center are also worth a visit.
The village of Kakkabe is where Coorg’s highest peak, Thadiyendamol is. If you are an avid trekker, pack your trekking gear and choose a Coorg package where you can explore all the trekking trails around this mountainous town.
Head to the Dubare Forest Reserve, on the banks of the Cauvery River, where one can enjoy a vacation so close to nature.