India’s Scotland- Coorg

Imagine one day, when you wake up in the morning and you step out in the balcony, you look around and realize that you have reached a place which is wrapped up in the lap of Mother Nature.

The view of  lush green mountains sooths your eyes and the peaceful white noise of nature coming out from the waterfalls which when reach your ears, gives you the relaxation equivalent to a two hour long meditation session. The horns and honking of the city traffic is replaced by the chirps and songs of the birds. The occasional glimpses of peacock spreading its wings to dance and squirrels peeping outside the trunk of trees.

Would you ever want to leave this place?

And guess what, you don’t even have to spend all of your savings on such a trip. You can have the experience of Scotland, right here in India. It is none other than the Coorg!

Kodagu District in Karnataka, popularly known as Coorg, is blessed with sublime scenic beauty and calm atmosphere. The hills, the waterfalls, the greenery, this place has got everything you have got to experience at least once in your lifetime.

Coorg is located at a distance of 260 kms from Bengaluru, India. It is a perfect getaway for the city people to break the monotony of life and reveal the mysteries of nature.

You can either opt to stay in a hotel room or a much refreshing and new concept is to stay in a homestay. That way, you will get to know the place from the eyes of the locals as well. You can make the choice according to your pocket and the needed comforts and leisure. While in Coorg, you can do the various fun activities like fishing, sight-seeing, cultural tour, trekking, safari, cycling, camping, river rafting, bone fire and water sports are also facilitated for the guests.



There is something for everyone at Coorg.

Coorg’s rich fauna can be witnessed in Nagarhole national park, Brahmgiri wildlife sanctuary, Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. No matter,  if you are an animal person or not , you should definitely visit these places

As an wildlife explorer, you should definitely visit Dubare’s elephant camp and  spend time with these huge and enchanting creatures. You can make the childhood dream of yours of riding on an elephant like a Maharaja come true.

If you are a nature-lover, then it can’t get any more better than this.The scenic spots like Abbey, Mallali and Iruppu falls, Honamana Keri, Talakaveri and Mandalpatti view point are breathtakingly beautiful.




For experiencing the ultimate peace of  mind, there are various religious spots in Coorg such as Golden temple, Omkareshwar temple, Shri Shingeri Shankar math gives immense spiritual joy.  The architecture of these temples has influence of various cultures which allows having a sneak peek into the history of the place.

So if you are planning to go on a vacation, alone or with family or friends, Coorg is the place to go. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and set out on a journey to indulge in the beauty of Coorg.

Anjali Nair

Written by Anjali Nair

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