Photograph courtesy: Anthony Pratap/Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Anthony Pratap/Creative Commons

There’s absolutely nothing that should keep you from traveling to a destination as stunning as Coorg over the weekend! This beautiful hill station is located in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. Coorg is known for producing some of the world’s best coffee, making it home to lush green coffee plantations are that a total bliss to visit all round the year. So if you’re looking forward to spend a weekend in Coorg this monsoon, you’re signing up for a hot cuppa coffee and a view of green landscapes and dreamy clouds. Here are some of the places to visit in Coorg to make your trip memorable. Also Read - Plan a Trek to Bhramagiri Hills: One of The Highest in Western Ghats

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Places to visit in Coorg:

1. Coffee Plantations

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Photograph courtesy: Babitha George/Creative Commons

Coorg is home to several coffee plantations and estates. Most estate owners, big or small will readily give you a tour of the plantations and give you insights on the production of coffee. Some of the most famous and lavish coffee plantation tours are operated by Orange County, Tata and Bombay Burmah who also offer personalised tours. Also Read - These Plantations in South India Produce The Best Coffee Beans

2. Abbey Falls

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Photograph courtesy: Joseph D’Mello/Creative Commons

Coorg is a place most people visit to escape mundane metropolitan lives. And Abbey Falls is one such place that helps to get closer to nature. It is one of the biggest waterfalls in Coorg and a fantastic and pretty picturesque picnic spot.

3. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery

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Photograph courtesy: Aprajit/Creative Commons

Then Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is one of the Buddhist monasteries you must visit in India. The huge gold-coated Buddha idols, the murals and all the artefacts will leave you spellbound. Namdroling Monastery is the world’s largest teaching monastery in the Nyingma lineage and is home to over 5,000 Buddhist monks.

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4. Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park is one of the biggest national parks in the Kodagu region. There are various tours organised in the park enable you to spot various wildlife species such as the elephant, bison, spotted deer, wild boar, barking deer, peacock, jungle fowl among many others. It’s a fantastic place for people who’re interested in spotting birds.

5. Madikeri Fort

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Though you’ll have to trek up to the Madikeri Fort, it’d totally worth the effort considering the jaw-dropping views of the vast greenery you’ll be treated with. The 17th century palace is home to a beautiful church which is now converted to a museum which is worth a visit.

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Here is our Coorg itinerary in 60 seconds that will help you plan your trip better!

While planning the trip is pretty important, finding cheap yet comfortable accommodation options can be a tedious process. Here’s some help with five of the best budget accommodation options in Coorg.

Best places to stay in Coorg

1. Hilltown Hotel

Address: Near Private Bus Station,Behind Vivus Hospital | Behind Jedi Hospital, Madikeri

Contact: 082722 23801

Approximate tariff: Rs 900

2. The Coorg Chalet-A Family Homestay

the coporg chalet

Address: Keethianda Home, Canara Bank West Road, ITI Junction, Coorg

Contact: 094807 88503

Approximate tariff: Rs 1,000

3. Coorg Sun Valley

coorg sun valley

Address: Mekeri, Virajpet Road, Coorg

Contact: 08272-223782

Approximate tariff: Rs 1,000

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4. Misty Villa Estate Stay

misty villa

Address: Kumbaldal road, Hodavada, Coorg

Contact: 090085 10555

Approximate tariff: Rs 1200

5. Comfort Zone

comfort zone

Address: 17/1A, Ranipet, Madikeri, Coorg

Contact: 08276279 353

Approximate tariff: Rs 1,000