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Coorg

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Overview

Coorg also called as Kodagu is derived from the local version Kodavu and the people of Kodagu. According to ancient scripts the land of initial settlement was called Krodadesa which later became Kodavu. Coorg is sometimes misspelled as “Koorg” and “Coorge”.

Coorg in History
Coorg was under the Gangas rule during 9th and 10th centuries and Cholas in the 11th century. Changalvas were allies to both the above dynasties but they were independent till 14th century as Hoysalas defeated the Cholas in the 12th century. Changalvas accepted the supremacy Of Hoysalas from 14th to 16th century. Then Nayakas who later paved the way to the Haleri Rajas of Kodagu ruled Coorg till 1834.

Coorg Itinerary ­ 2 Nights/3 Days

1.Proceed to Madikeri ­ Coorg. On arrival check into the Homestay & proceed to explore Coorg.

2.Abbey falls. Tucked away between private cofee and spice estates, Abbey Falls offers a splendid backdrop for picnics.

3. Madikeri Fort ­ It was first founded by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan. In the north­east corner at the entrance are two life size masonry elephants and a church is present in the south­east corner.The church building houses a museum

4. Omkareshwara Temple­Just a stone's throw away from the Madikeri Fort. Built in 1820 and featuring a blend of red­tile roofed Kerela architeclure and Islamic­syle domes

5. Raja Seat­Raja Seat is an enchanting picnic spot with a swathing in the nature's lap at Madikeri in Coorg. A visitor to this spot is sure to enjoy the marvelous sight of Sun set and gorgeous valley and mountain ranges. Musical fountain has been attracting a large number of visitors to the garden, of late and return to the Homestay

Day 02: Madikeri

1. After breakfast proceed to Dubare elephant camp which offers around 3 hours experience with Elephants. Elephant Grooming, feeding, elephant Ride & Coracle Ride

2. Visit Nisarghadhama, Kaveri Island, is an island formed by river Kaveri and is used as a picnic spot island, with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees and surrounded by the Kaveri river. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. There are deer, rabbits, peacocks Visitors are allowed to get into water at a few shallow and safe points along the river.

3. Lunch at Kushalnagar and visit Bylakuppe ­ largest Tibetan settlement in South India. A beautiful Monastery with three large and imposing Golden Buddha statues and in a serene setting beckons you. The temple has 62 feet Buddha statues covered with gold plates is a wonderful sight anytime. Return to resort.

Day 03: ­ Madikeri­ Talakaveri (45 kms/1hr)

1. Breakfast, proceed to Talakaveri ,the origin of river Kaveri on the eastern slopes of Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude

2. Trek in Brahmagiri hills gives a breathtaking view of the hill­ranges and is excellent for photographs. The steps leading up to the hills is steep but is climbable.

3. Later visit Bhagamandala ­ situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika, a third river, the Sujyothi is said to join from underground. It is considered sacred as a river confluence.

4. A short distance from the Triveni sangama, there is a famous temple known as Sri Bhagandeshwara temple.

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