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Coorg

karnataka destination Coorg

Also known as Kodagu, the landscape of Coorg is composed of mist draped rolling hills, sparkling waterfals, lush coffee and spice plantations. Together with its hospitable people, their unique culture, traditions, and tantalizing cuisine, make travelling in Coorg an unforgettable experience. Located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, Coorg (Kodagu as it was originally known), is bordered by the southern districts of Karnataka in the north and Kerala in the West.

The Kodavas, the native people of Coorg, were the earliest agriculturists in Kodagu, having lived there for centuries. Being a warrior community as well, both men and woman wore traditional Kodava costumes, bore arms during times of war and had their own chieftains, and all along evolved a distinctive culture.

Memories that visitors will carry for a lifetime – the enchanting fragrance of coffee, the seduction of fresh cardamom and black pepper and the characteristic bouquet of Coorg honey- the majesty of the river Cauvery- mountain slopes laden with lush forests rising to the sky, a bracing chill in the air – give Coorg its unique & irreplaceable character. Perhaps they also inspired the British to occupy this area for over 100 years often referring to the area as the ‘Scotland of India.’