Interesting facts to know about Coorg- A beautiful paradise.
Coorg is a rural district in the Southwest Indian state of Karnataka. Coorg is also known as Kodagu. It is a beautiful tourist destination in South India. In addition, Britishers had named the place as the Scotland of India. Although urbanization is predominant, the beauty of the place is well preserved. It is one of the most favourite destination for travel planners as well as travellers.
While it is a beautiful place indeed but still unknown to many. The district is really famous for various reasons. And there are several interesting facts to know about the place. It is a place that will make you travel at least once in your lifetime.
Here are certain interesting facts to know about the place.
Coffee plantations in Coorg.
Coorg is famous for its coffee plantations. They are the largest producers of coffee in India. There is something really unique about the taste of coffee. The Britishers had first started the coffee plantations in the region. They also have several local stores which sell the authentic gcoffee.
The beautiful River Cauvery in Coorg
It is the River Cauvery which flows through Coorg. Talakaveri is the place where the river takes birth. The river started from the eastern slopes of the Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude. The locals worship the river and have constructed a temple, dedicated to Goddess Kaveri.
The Warrior community in Coorg.
Coorg has a native community of warriors. They are called the Kodavas. Their duty is to protect their land. They are also agriculturists. Moreover, they are the major community and it has their own unique language known as the Kodava language. In addition, they have their own traditional attire.
Honey production in Coorg.
Coorg is also famous for its unique honey production. Virajpet, a small town produces honey. This town is Asia’s largest producers of honey. Other local crops are coffee and spices. The taste of honey is really unique here. One must try tasting this authentic honey here. It is also known for St.Anne’s Church which is a 220-years old architecture.
Omkareshwara temple in Coorg.
This is a famous temple in Coorg. This temple is famous for erasing one’s sins. The temple had a legend of its own. According to legends, there was a king who killed a Brahmin for his selfish motives. However, the Brahmin turned into a devil and haunted the king. As a result, the king made a temple to erase his sins.
A place of adventure.
Coorg is also an adventurous place. If you are up for the crazy adventurous thrill, this is an ideal place. There are several places for adventure here.
- Tadiandamol Trek- Tadiandamol is the highest peak in Kodagu district. This mountain forms a part of the Western Ghats. It is famous for trekking. It is an ideal place for camping and hiking. Nalaknad Palace is one of the prime historical places locate at the foot of Tadiandamol.
- Wildlife Tour- Wildlife is of abundance in this place. Nagarhole National Park, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp are the prime wildlife destinations in this place (Kodagu district).
- River rafting- River rafting is an interesting activity for adventure lovers. The Barapole river is best for river rafting.
- Waterfall Rappelling- This is also popular, There are several waterfalls like the Abbe falls, Iruppu falls, Mallali falls and so on.
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