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About Coorg

About Coorg

Coorg or Kodagu is a tiny district nestling in the lap of mighty Western Ghats in the State of Karnataka, India. A district with unique culture of its own, this verdant landscape has been eulogised by many an acclaimed personality in vivid terms. The first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru during his visit to Coorg in the 1950âs had praised Coorg for offering to the nation greatest generals such as late Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa and General K.S. Thimayya and as a land known for its beautiful and comely women. Coorg is the âCoffee Bowlâ of the country as it accounts for nearly 40 per cent of the countryâs total coffee production. The land is also called by many as the âScotland of Indiaâ for its sheer natural beauty. Coorg has maintained its pristine nature intact amidst cries of environmental degradation. Kodava is the chiefly spoken language in Coorg. The district has maintained its secular culture by accommodating and assimilating all other cultures, resembling a âmini Indiaâ. River Cauvery, the lifeline of the State and neighbouring States, takes birth at the foothills of the awe-inspiring Brahmagiri Hills at Talacauvery. It was under the rule of the Lingayat rulers in the early 17th century till the British established control in the year 1834. According to inscriptions available, Coorg was administered by several southern dynasties such as Gangas, Pandyas, Cholas, Kadambas, Chengalvas, Kongalvas and Hoysals. The Vijayanagar Kings too are said to have extended their stranglehold after which it fell into the hands of local chieftains called as Nayakas and later the Lingayat Rajas. âPuthariâ or Hutri is one of the three main festivals of the people, apart from âCauvery Sankramanaâ and âKail Kailpodhâ. British are credited with popularising coffee cultivation in Coorg. Coorgâs merger with the then Mysore State, now Karnataka. For the connoisseurs of nature and adventure, the name of Coorg props up as a paradise. Numerous waterfalls come rollicking down the mountain cliffs at many locations in the district during monsoon propping up as natureâs beauty spots. Long and circuitous roads, undulating paddy fields, thick canopy of coffee plantations, ever gurgling brooks and rivulets, lashing rains in monsoon, provide relief to the visitors from the monotonous routines. Skyway International Travels Team is happy to bring out this 2017 calendar selective twelve tourist spots in the form of photographs and welcome you to this paradise !!!



Head quarters : Madikeri or Mercara
Populations : Approximately 8 lakhs
Main Rivers : Cauvery, Lakshmanathirtha
Main Crops : Coffee, Pepper, Cardamom, Orange, Paddy
Temperature : Min 10C Max 30C
Average Rainfall: 2700 mm
Sea level : 4000 ft
Monsoon : June to August
Ideal time to visit: 365 days
Nearest Airport : Mangalore - 155 kms, Bangalore - 310 kms
Nearest Railway Station : Mysore - 125 kms, Mangalore - 145 kms
Languages : Kodava, Kannada, Hindi, English & Malayalam
Local Dishes : Kadambuttu ( Rice Dumblings), Pandi Curry (Pork Curry), Noolputtu (Rice Noodles), Koli Curry (Chicken Curry), Votti (Rice Rotti), Bambale Curry (Bamboo shoot Curry)


Food in Coorg:

Kadambuttu (Rice Dumblings), Pandi Curry (Pork Curry), Noolputtu (Rice Noodles), Koli Curry(Chicken Curry), Votti (Rice Rotti), Bambale Curry(Bamboo Shoot Curry) as special dishes available.  Coorg is know for non-veg food.   Few vegetarian restaurants are available in Madikeri, Suntikoppa, Kushalnagar and Virajpet town.


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