From gushing meadows and deep valleys and trenches to high hills and mountains, India is truly incredible in every aspect of the word. There are places in India that demand special mention due to their breathtaking display of landscapes, and Coorg has to be right at the top this list.
Termed as the “Scotland of India”, Coorg boasts of a legion of breathtakingly beautiful places to visit. From waterfalls and mountains to valleys, forests and evergreen woods, Coorg is bountiful of natural wonders that should not be missed. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast or just a laid-back traveller who needs to relax in nature’s lap away from the hustle-bustle of the city, Coorg offers you everything. You can go river rafting and zip lining or choose to live in a bamboo cottage. Visit Coorg to have an experience of a lifetime. And for those of you planning to come to Coorg again just to visit the places that you couldn’t make it to during your first visit, here is a list of 20 such places where you should head to the next time you visit Coorg.
1) Kumar Parvatha Trek
This is the second highest peak in Coorg —a must-visit site for trekkers. The lush green and picturesque landscapes offer divine serenity and the waterfalls scattered around offer your senses a never-to-forget tranquillity. Explore the labyrinth of trails around Coorg to make the most of your visit to this gorgeous district.
2) Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated on the northern fringes of Coorg, the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary constitutes a part of the mighty Western Ghats. With a maximum altitude of around 1,600 metres above sea level, this sanctuary is home to lush evergreen forests. The Pushpagiri peak forms an ideal spot for trekking enthusiasts to gather.
3) Coffee plantations
Coorg boasts of numerous coffee plantations — a must if you are in Coorg. The coffee experts at these plantations welcome you into their homes and give you first-hand knowledge about the various processes that run these plantations. You can also avail guided tours around the coffee estates and soak in the purity of the enthralling surroundings.
4) Dubare Reserve Forest and Elephant camp
If you are a wildlife lover and are especially attracted to elephants, then this is the ideal place for you to visit while in Coorg. This reserve forest is especially used to breed elephants and train them. With a total of about 150 elephants, the camp gives you internal knowledge about the psychology of an elephant. Moving over from the land’s largest animal, the forest is also the abode of many birds. From woodpeckers and partridges to kingfishers and peacocks, this forest has an abundance of spectacular birds.
5) Abbi Falls
The Abbi or Abbey Falls in Coorg may be regarded as one of the most scenic falls that you would set your eyes upon. To watch these falls at their magnificent best, visit Coorg in the monsoon season. Located amid exotic coffee plantations, this breathtaking place runs to full capacity during the monsoon. For all worshippers out there, there’s a Kali Temple situated nearby that you can visit as well.