Kodagu or Coorg is one of the most idyllic hill stations in Karnataka. Coorg has it all! The lush green spice and coffee plantations dotted throughout the forest-covered terrains. Exotic scenery mesmerizes the travelers. Madikeri is one of the centers for tourism.
We had stayed in Sannidhi enclave homestay. We were greeted with warm welcome however there is no kitchen facilities so it is better to carry dinner from town. Most of the places close by 7 PM so kindly plan accordingly.
This spot was a favorite place of recreation for the Rajas where Raja used to spend time with his queens and consorts. The place offers beautiful view of the horizon and the play of clouds in early morning. It is one of the most important tourist spots in entire Madikeri.
Raja’s tomb is located in Mahadevpet, which is just 1.5 km from Madikeri. The campus has three tombs which were built for the royal dynasty. The largest central tomb belongs to the Kodava king Doddaveerarajendra and his wife Mahadeviamma.
The falls is located around 8 km from the Madikeri town centre and 122 km from Mysore. The road from the Raja’s towb take to Abbi falls. there is ample space to park vehicle as there is paid parking.
The Namdroling Nyingmapa monastery which is also known popularly as the Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargye Ling. the moastery is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. There are lot of good spices shop near the monastery. The monstery was closed for visitors due to Corona spread.
Glen Lorna Tea Estate
The lush green tea estate overlooks the lofty step hills. Glen Lorna is the only tea plantation in Coorg. there are stay options in the tea estate or you can travel to Madikeri for over night stay.
Another 12 km from Glen Lorna tea estate, Mrityunajay temple is located in very remote part of Coorg and one must reach by car. Google maps shows teh correct way but one has to be extra cautious while driving through private coffee plantations on the way to reach it.
How to reach :
By road: Tourists can reach Coorg via SH27 by road. Frequent buses,both Government and private, ply from Bengaluru.
By air: Nearest airports are Mysore, Mangalore and Bengaluru. Manglore and Bengaluru are international airports located 135kilometer and 260 kilometer away respectively. Taxis are available from airports to Madikeri.
By train: The main train junction stations close to Coorg are Mysore, Hassan and Manglore.
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