Nestled in the lush Western Ghats mountains of Karnataka, Coorg, often called the “Scotland of India,” is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With its beautiful hills, coffee plantations, and interesting culture, Coorg is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.
Day 1: Exploring Coorg’s Natural Beauty
Start your Coorg adventure with a delicious breakfast at Red Berry’s, enjoying the aroma of Coorg’s famous coffee.
Hike to Abbey Falls, one of Coorg’s most beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy the scenery and listen to the sound of the water cascading down the rocks.
Try some local Coorgi food at a restaurant. Be sure to try Pandi Curry, a spicy pork curry, and Kadumbuttu, steamed rice dumplings.
Go to Raja’s Seat for a stunning sunset view of the Western Ghats mountains. Watch the sky turn into a canvas of fiery oranges and soft pinks as the sun sets.
Enjoy a delicious dinner at a Coorgi-style restaurant. Try Noolputtu, delicate string hoppers, and the flavorful Coorg-style Chicken Curry.
Day 2: Learning About Coorg’s Culture
Take a tour of a local coffee plantation to learn how coffee is made. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee amidst the fragrant coffee plants.
Visit the Namdroling Monastery, the largest Tibetan settlement in India. Take in the peaceful atmosphere and admire the colorful architecture of the Golden Temple.
Have lunch at a local café. Then, go to the Dubare Elephant Camp to see elephants and learn about them. You can even participate in elephant bathing and feeding.
Relax at your hotel or explore the local markets for souvenirs.
Enjoy a variety of cuisines, from traditional Kodava fare to international flavors, at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Adventure and Farewell
For the adventurous, hike to Tadiandamol Peak, the highest peak in Coorg. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
After your hike, have a delicious lunch at a nearby café.
If you have time, visit the historic Madikeri Fort or the revered Omkareshwara Temple to learn about Coorg’s rich history.
As you leave Coorg, take with you the memories you’ve created. Whether you explored nature’s wonders, learned about Coorg’s culture, or sought adventure, Coorg’s charm will stay with you long after you’ve gone.